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

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Al Own is Alone with A Loan

by MaverickProgrammer - 48 Hour Compo Entry

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!

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.

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

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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

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.

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


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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