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

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Far From Home

by 8bitmatt - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first ludem dare and also my first game (ever)! Seriously. Before this weekend I've only been through basic game tutorials, building things like pong and breakout.

My day job is web development so I'm not new to design or html5/js. Anyway, I had a blast. Game dev is my new passion and I really wanted to push myself this weekend. Thanks!

Note: I only had to to develop and test in webkit based browsers, so use safari or chrome to see all the scaling and fancy CSS3 sprite animations.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#87Theme3.50
#186Overall3.00
#239Graphics2.94
#299Mood2.46
#328Fun2.38
#376Coolness35%
#411Innovation2.27
#428Humor1.60
#479Community2.14
#594Audio1.00

Comments

jagttt says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 1:58pm

Nice game! The graphics works great as a whole. The controls is like you are really in outer-space. Pretty cool!

8bitmatt says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 7:15pm

@jagttt Thanks for the kind words!

Everyone: Here's a detailed POSTMORTEM of my game! http://8bitmatt.com/far-from-home-postmortem

Nizan says ...
Dec 29, 2011 @ 11:35am

Pretty good; small, simple, and feels fairly finished (alliteration - win.) I feel a no-goal/survive-as-long-as-you-can game like this needs some kind of high-score system though; that's my only real criticism. Anyway, good work. :)

davidwparker says ...
Dec 29, 2011 @ 4:10pm

Interesting game. Like Nizan said, it would be nice to have points or something. I didn't understand how to play the first time through- instructions here or on the game would be nice. I also found it pretty hard.

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