December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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ESS: Escape the space station

by Silodon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first attempt at ever making a game, spent about 10 hours at it. Build with PyGame. Some art is unfinished.

How to play

Run "run me.exe" or use the source. Then press X to jump and that's it.

Story

You are left alone on a space station that is crashing into the moon. The gravity generator has been damaged so you need to run uphill and jump over boxes that are in the way, in the narrow corridor leading to the escape pods.
Make your escape.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#363Graphics2.54
#364Coolness36%
#494Audio1.45
#496Theme2.23
#550Fun1.85
#605Overall2.00
#629Mood1.44
#659Humor1.00
#679Innovation1.31

Comments

FrozenCow says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:11pm

Is this game compiled in x64 by any chance? I'm running Windows 7 32-bit, but upon running 'run me.exe' I get: 'This version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running.'

Robmaister says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 9:26am

For your first game ever, it's decent. There was no starting cue for the game, so I quickly lost at the beginning thinking it was the intro to a menu or something. If you spent more time on this entry it could have been a lot better.

Silodon says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 9:25pm

@FrozenCow: Yes I forgot I had 64-bit python, added a 32-bit version.
@Robmaister: Yes the game begins immediately I couldn't figure out a way to do different "view"/"scens" at first but I know how to do it now. If I had more time I would have done that.

summaky says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 8:18pm

I was going to complain that it is too short, but seeing as it took you only 10 hours and it is your first game, I won't :-)

I hope next LD you can use the whole competition to make your entry; It will turn out OK, I am sure!

bach says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 8:01am

Hey pretty good for a first game. Keep at it!

frosty says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 8:08am

Nice job for a first game!

caranha says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 2:37pm

"Dear Astronaut.

When confronted by the orange mattresses of doom, remember that there is a whole frigging platform to your right.

Love, space station administration."

Gratz on completing the LD! You might want to look into adding an intro screen, so that I don't have to restart the process when I win/die. Also, why is the astronaut not centred on the platform?

xilefian says ...
Jan 6, 2012 @ 2:13am

It was short and easy to play.

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