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

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Little Lucy

by Marco Jonkers - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My second finished game for Ludum Dare, woo! (First one was Hammerspace:

I used a sound sample from, "dorm door opening.wav". It's license is okay, I think.

Instructions for the zip-file:
1. Extract it somewhere
2. For Windows: double-click lucy.jar.
Otherwise, open a command prompt, browse to the extracted files: and enter: java -jar lucy.jar

3. For Mac and Linux: Haven't tested that yet, please tell me if it works or not.

The source code is my complete Eclipse project, might save some time setting it up there.

Please tell me what you think of it, through comment or Twitter (@DarkEdge_).

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De10ter says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 1:36pm

I liked the style and the hinted at story (could use a bit of sad, low music too), shame it's so short (or else I'm missing something), I'd play more.

2 small quibbles: the 'hotspot' for larger objects always seem to be to the left rather than run the length or centered and the perspective of the bathroom sink is inconsistant with the rest of the house.

Marco Jonkers says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:01pm

Heya :) Thanks for playing :D I know music would have set the tone even more, but I'm not much of a musician... yet :p

I know it's pretty short, there were plans to be able to go downstairs, and go outside to a playground, but most of this was made in the last 12 hours, so yeah :')

And I know of the 'hotspot' issue you mentioned... There was some bug that caused Lucy to look at the wrong stuff so I made everything one tile wide. That still didn't fix it, I see :p

Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:21pm

Just the simplicity of it is pretty nice! :)

The animations for Lucy could be a little more... animated. Instead of just her feet moving and that sort of stuff.

Oh and it works fine on my computer(Mac), just to let you know!

Zuieni says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 12:03pm

Nice graphics and it works on Linux too ;)

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 1:10pm

Love the message at the last door.

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 9:48pm

Nicely done, but a shame it's so short. As has already been mentioned it could definitely use some sadish music in the background.

AyCe says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 2:28pm

Well, there wasn't much gameplay except of looking at objects and moving, but the theme and graphics are really good.
Could have used some short looping music ^^

Tom 7 says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 5:11pm

If there was something to do in this game other than look at objects, I lost! I do like the graphics and bleakness though. :)

philon says ...
Jan 6, 2012 @ 11:28pm

I was trying to read into your source code. How do you edit those tmx files? Don't say by hand :)

Marco Jonkers says ...
Jan 7, 2012 @ 9:01pm

Hi philon!

The .tmx files are just map files, created by Tiled, a handy tile map editor. Slick2D (the library I used) has a nice interpreter for those maps. Check out :)

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