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

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Alone

by uzimonkey - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A peaceful tale about a man's quest to be totally alone.

The storyline behind the game is a bit odd. It's probably the only submission about a murder/suicide. A man pushes his wife out of a hot air balloon so he can be truly alone, only to face the wrath of karma. He dies, and ends up in limbo where he will be alone for eternity. The funny thing is, he likes it. He's finally at rest. But there's more to it than that. He's insane. And not in an interesting and quirky way, in a "I painted a portrait of you with my feces, but I ate it before I had a chance to give it to you" kind of way. There is no hot air balloon, he just pushes her out the window and runs into the street. Those are not birds, they're cars. Those are not fighter planes and UFOs, they're police. Under it all, this is a pretty dark story about a man who murders his wife and commits suicide by cop. But that's depressing and hard to draw, so you get clouds and balloons. I thought you'd enjoy that more.

This is an HTML5 game, so it's best to use the latest version of Chrome or Firefox. Opera and Safari also work. IE probably will not work.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness74%
#54Humor3.22
#56Community3.40
#135Graphics3.36
#392Theme2.54
#395Audio2.04
#435Mood2.04
#466Overall2.43
#492Fun2.00
#557Innovation1.85

Comments

madmaw says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 8:00am

Your clouds are beautiful

uzimonkey says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 9:54pm

Thank you :)

Stargoat says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 11:59am

Hilarious! Graphics are pleasant, but i don't think the gameplay necessarily reflects being alone.

uzimonkey says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 7:14pm

True, but it's very difficult to have any sort of gameplay while being truly alone. But there doesn't have to be any people in the planes and UFOs. In the UFOs, aliens (cue crazy-haired ancient aliens guy). In the fighter plants, kittens (why not?!).

Rockdtben says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 2:19pm

Your graphics are amazing, but your choice for sounds and their triggering methods are not pleasing.

uzimonkey says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 8:13pm

I've updated the 'Web' link and put the game on an actual page, but the game itself is still exactly the same.

philhassey says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 2:43am

Backstory was the best bit :)

SonnyBone says ...
Jan 5, 2012 @ 5:44pm

I laughed so hard at the beginning. Then I killed many, many, many, many birds.

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