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Solitude - xandrew

by xandrew - 48 Hour Compo Entry

== Solitude ==
Submission by xandrew

Executable: Solitude.jar

If you can't run it can you leave a comment please? I'm not the best deployer ;)


You are a small guy who needs to escape from this place he is in (Great story, huh?). Lasers are set around the map and there is a portal somewhere that allows you get out. The portal must be powered for you to leave.

Using the WSAD keys you need to move around and discover where to go. When coming across a laser you need to either point it (use ARROW keys to direct laser) at the portal to activate it or direct it to another laser turret to power that and get to the portal that way. You will most likely need to direct lasers at multiple light turrets around the level to create a chain that can reach the portal.

Select the level from the drop down list at the top and click Play - you will be launched into the astonishing world that is SOLITUDE.



Created for the Ludum Dare Compo #22

By xandrew

With this being my first Ludum Dare � I was thinking I�ll just use this as a learning experience to discover what I need to do BEFORE the next one. And it has been a VERY big learning experience. Also might enter the Jam next time and get a few people in and make a party of it. Because my lack of creativity and ideas started to show about halfway though.

Can obtain the source here:

(Yes I know - my menu design is terrible)

Downloads and Links




pighead10 says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 11:09am

Nice idea, like the level editor a lot.

xandrew says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 12:09pm

My mind completely blanked out after the initial idea so I thought I'd throw that in there ;)

TaintedFork says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:27am

This is the only LD game I've tried with a level editor. Bonus points for that! :)

Pierrec says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 9:28pm

I can't run it...but there's a lot of Java games I didn't manage to open in this Ludum Dare...maybe it's my computer. I've got the latest version of Java running en Seven

xandrew says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 12:41am

If you are getting something like "Can't Find OpenGL or something with dll's" then you could try moving them to the System32 folder... Else you could just watch this video if you can't be bothered :p

frosty says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 7:26am

Cool mechanic. It would have been nice to see a gradual progression of difficulty through the levels, and some more decision/risk taking. Congrats on finishing!

mnem says ...
Dec 27, 2011 @ 1:35am

Nice little game. I like the dim, claustrophobic world. I was half expecting the lasers to chop me in half if they rotated past :)

xandrew says ...
Dec 27, 2011 @ 5:27am

I was going to get to that - maybe next time ;)

ratking says ...
Dec 29, 2011 @ 12:04pm

Interesting concept IMHO, but the controls regarding the lasers are somewhat awkward.

fakeshadows says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 10:58pm

Great idea and a decent execution. Good fun!

Good call with the level editor as well.

Th3dz says ...
Jan 5, 2012 @ 11:21pm

Won't start for me. W7.

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