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The Sanctuary

by zorrtwice - Jam Entry

Hello! I am 13 and this is my first venture into Ludum Dare. I went through a bunch of ideas and made like 2 half-finished games out of them before I finally focused in on one idea, giving me about a day and a half to work on it. I love the graphics but the rest of it isn't that great and I would like to some time to develop these ideas in the future. Anyways, to make the game I used Stencylworks for the programming, CFXR for the SFX and GIMP for the graphics. Here are the controls:
left, right, up, down=movement
z=jump
x=take
So, enjoy the game!

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Ratings

#47Humor(Jam)2.42
#74Graphics(Jam)3.00
#77Theme(Jam)2.46
#116Overall(Jam)2.31
#122Audio(Jam)1.54
#124Innovation(Jam)1.85
#128Fun(Jam)1.92
#144Mood(Jam)1.54
#501Community2.11
#685Coolness0%

Comments

ziomorti says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 1:37pm

Woah! 13? You made a better game than many of the entries I saw. If I can give you some suggestions: the solid objects tend to get confused with the background and when I picked up the big head I went right and then disappeared. Nice job!

Jeck says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 1:55pm

There's a certain sly humor in the "You made a friend" thing that I liked. Good pixel art, too- things were very distinguishable.

zorrtwice says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 3:21pm

Thanks for the responses! Yah the walk off the right side is a glitch a lot of people found and I found it at like 901 so I couldn't edit it. To finish the game u have to go backwards anyways, so yeah. @jeck I was kinda going for that, like one of those badly translated NES games. I was going to put "(literally" after it but I ran out of room on the screen.

VDOgamez says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 7:24pm

Not bad. Somewhat short but amusing. The engine seems to have some bugs, especially with the jumping, (and the running off the edge when you find the head thing) but everything looks pretty and I like how he "made a friend". That is worth at least a few extra points for humor.

Milo says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 12:25am

The font you used was fairly difficult to read, due to its kerning; the letters were touching each other.

I was quite impressed with the attention to detail in the backgrounds, since it looks good and is quite substantial.

joekinley says ...
Dec 26, 2011 @ 7:54am

Not even one blog entry? No timelapse and all? Sad me :/

Nice little game. Though at the time when you had to jump up, I had a lot of problems even seeing the platform.

Controls were kinda quirky. He moved while jumping, but falling down was straight down. Weird.
The character thingy reminds me of a japanese horror movie I watched a long time ago. =)

Good work on the graphics, nicely done. Unfortunately I had the same problem running into eternity.
Good luck next time, and write yourself a nice post mortem. I bet a lot of people would love to read it, plus you could use it in school somewhere and earn extra points.

zorrtwice says ...
Dec 26, 2011 @ 3:20pm

Thanks! I know I didnt do a blog entry I was going through like 5 game ideas and i actually decided on the idea on the last day of the jam so I was REEEEEEEEEEALLY pressed for time. I'm working on a game outside of ld and I'm thinking of starting a dev blog.

Make A Game says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 4:56pm

Some nice pixel work and an idea that you can progress on to make a kickass game. Good job and keep at it!

seagaia says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 5:43pm

I liked your pixel art - but the bg/fg mix in too much and there isn't enough contrast to see what is steppable on without squinting.

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