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

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by kutuup1989 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Rjynwor is the "Runner", the last Starlighter. He must travel alone into the void, sacrificing his own life to relight the stars.

My first Ludum Dare attempt!

The kitty is there... Somewhere fiendishly hidden!

Sorry the source code is a mess, must take more care to code more neatly under pressure next time!



I have created a version with audio which can be found at:

This version is NOT to be judged for the competition as it was built after the competition ended. I have added a note to the start of the game reminding users of this. This version is solely for demonstration of how the game would have been had I added audio during the competition and is NOT a new submission or entry.

This build also fixes a bug in the entry version where some users encountered instant game overs. Users with this issue can play this build if they wish to see the game, but please rate only the competition build, even if the game didn't work for you.

Please only judge the build which was entered for the contest as it represents the work done during the contest.


Update 2:


I have tried the game on every computer I can get my hands on from a netbook to a full on gaming rig built for Crysis type games and none have presented the instant game over bug :S Can anyone experiencing the bug comment with what rig they are using because I simply can't replicate the error, even when running the game on the checkout computers at work! Since a number of people stated that they saw a "run..." button (which is actually just a text box that displays for a few seconds, not a button) I even tried mashing the mouse all over the text box in case clicking was the problem and still no error on any of the machines! Please, if you experience this problem post up what rig you are using so I can investigate further!


Update 3


As stated in the readme file, if you get an "MSVCR100.dll missing" error when you try to run the program, please install the redist package included in the game folder.


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

Hmm, maybe make the story optional on a second attempt at playing? It took awfully long to start and restart after I died the first time.

kutuup1989 says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 1:21am

Yes, that's something I wish I had done given more time. I have moved the story text into the instructions screen in the build with audio described in the update but as the update states that build is NOT for judging for this contest. If you wan't to download that version to play just for fun go ahead, but please judge only the version submitted for the contest. Thanks for your comment! Your feedback is much appreciated!

A-Type says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 8:45am

Just wanted to point out that your commitment to integrity is nice :)

Pierrec says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 9:49am

The introduction was way too long.
This is a good idea, now it should be improved (I can't even die ^^)

lorancou says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 11:09am

Not really finished, you obviously missed some time, but I still think you were going in the right direction :)

summaky says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 11:18am

I can't play... After waiting for the seemingly eternal presentation to finish, I only saw a "Run" button, a flash, and then it said "Game Over" and started from the beginning.

kutuup1989 says ...
Dec 28, 2011 @ 2:10am

@summaky There does seem to be a bug which causes instant game overs for some users. All the machines I tested on seemed ok, what setup are you using? I have linked to the version with audio which also fixed the bug for some users if you want to play the game, but as I said in the update, please only rate the submitted build (even if it didn't work for you, I'd rather the feedback be honest and negative than cheat to get better feedback).

xilefian says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 4:32pm

Long intro was very very annoying.

I'm afraid I got the instant game-over bug too, there is also no way to close the program (Tried Alt F4 which works for me with other allegro-made titles), when I did manage to close it I got a "Program Stopped Working" error.

philhassey says ...
Jan 6, 2012 @ 4:06am

MSVCR100 not found :( I can't run the installer.

kutuup1989 says ...
Jan 6, 2012 @ 6:56pm

@philhassey You need to install the redist package included in the game folder. See the readme file.

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