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

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Al Own is Alone with A Loan

by MaverickProgrammer - 48 Hour Compo Entry

TO PLAY:
Arrow keys to move
Escape to go back to title (Or in Intro- to skip)
Collect Good Credit (green arrows) to increase credit
Avoid IRS (If hit, credit will go down!)
Find the exit!


NOTES:
Actually did this under 24 hours. Woke up today at 7:30 am and started from only 3 hour of work on Saturday. Wish I had started earlier though. Wanted to make it longer and make a better tile set.

TOOLS:
Gimp (Graphics)
Audacity (Music conversion)
GarageBand (Music)
Gosu (Ruby)
Unitron (Text-editor)
TextEdit (make map file)
Ocra (Compiling for windows)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#48Humor3.25
#159Fun2.85
#191Graphics3.08
#225Theme3.00
#231Audio2.58
#273Overall2.85
#334Innovation2.46
#479Mood1.91
#519Community2.00
#685Coolness0%

Comments

Dec 19, 2011 @ 3:03am

Real quick, I'd like to state that the map's tiles are a little quirky and I wish I had more time to fix that and include some other form of enemy, but I had a GREAT time participating in my first Ludum Dare comp and I hope to participate in many more to come!

TIP: You can press Escape during the intro to skip it. It's a timed intro for instructions and what-not.

Cleggy says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 3:29pm

Fairly good, except I found the game a little too easy.
If you had more time, I would recommend adding more levels.
Other than that - a pretty good game.

Shigor says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 4:41pm

Good (ab)use of theme, otherwise too simple and short without any real challenge.
And it doesn't terminate itself correctly, but stays as process.

Dec 21, 2011 @ 2:54am

@Cleggy:
Originally it was too hard and so last minutes I changed the rates of the enemy infliction towards the credit. Bad call on my part. I would have rather had it stress-fully challenging than too easy, in my opinion. And yes, I ran out of time before submitting. If I had known there was an extra submission hour, I probably would have abused that and made more levels, but it was my first time. I definitely know what to work on the most next time.

@Shigor:
Thanks for the compliment on my theme abuse! Yes, I'm aware of the easiness factor. I'm bummed myself about it.

All-in-all it was a fun experience and I definitely learned my strengths and weaknesses so I can do much better in the next comp. Thanks for the feedback, both of you!

summaky says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 1:32pm

I concur: it is too easy. And that's the only fault I can find :-)

Odra says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 7:42am

There is money on the ground! But I cant get it! Very interesting "plot" for the entry. Also GRADE: AWESOME

pythong says ...
Jan 7, 2012 @ 12:10pm

also had the same problem as shigor, the game didn't want to close. other than that: really nice music, funny graphics, and too simple

Jan 7, 2012 @ 10:51pm

@pythong:

Turns out the library I was using had a bug on windows to lock up and not exit. I'm sorry about that.

Thanks for the compliments! I wish I never changed the difficulty factor last-minute.

I'm more than prepared for next ludum dare though. Looking forward to it.

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