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

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LIFELONE

by tonic - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Controls: Move with Arrow keys, 'Z' key for action.

This is a short game which tries to be some sort of "art game". To see all sides of it, you need to play it 2-3 times.

I think this theme wasn't the easiest one, but for me it was something which pushed to make something different than I usually do. Less gameplay, more thinking about what being alone can mean, and trying to put that into a few different stages of something. What if you want to be alone? Are you alone, or somebody else? Are you alone because there's nobody around, or because there are too much people? Are you alone because of feeling disconnected to people close to you?

So in my game there really isn't very much to do actually.. I don't want to spoil it all, but it does vary between each play if you do a bit different things.

The game has a 8 minute soundtrack, with start position synced to real clock, so it continues playing if you start game again right after exiting it.

There is also a video link. But remember that the play experience changes a bit if you play it better, and the video naturally doesn't spoil that for you, so the video really isn't a substitute for playing it yourself!

PS. LD #3 was my first one, but starting from 4th Ludum Dare I named all my entries like "Smthng Warrior"... but now I broke the pattern!!

*SPOILER warning*: If you don't want to figure it out, read this page: http://jet.ro/files/lifelone-SPOILERS.html

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Ratings

#44Mood3.57
#68Theme3.60
#106Audio3.07
#210Innovation2.80
#241Humor2.14
#261Graphics2.87
#265Overall2.87
#424Community2.29
#478Fun2.07
#483Coolness26%

Comments

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:30am

Nice ideas behind this game. Very thoughtful.

Andrew says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 6:34pm

The moral of the game as I understand it: You come into the world alone, you exit alone, and the only time you do something interesting is when you're young.

Dmurph says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 8:48pm

This is a good game! Its also something that a lot of people havnt done before. The soundtrack is awesome. Good idea and good luck!

Frenchies222 says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 9:53pm

very interesting game. rather inspiring. music is really nice too.

marudziik says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:03pm

@Andrew ;_;
Dammit, I was young quite a few years ago. Now it's just transition to the old age, I guess.

A little more gameplay would be great. A very good entry, nevertheless, especially for those who enjoy art games. Great, simple graphics and nice music.

JoeCool says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:02am

Interesting idea, not a real game for me, but still nice idea and well executed. Kudos for this entry ;).

binary_girl says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 3:14pm

quite liked it :)

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