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    Great fish eat up the small - Aardvark - Jam Entry

    Great fish eat up the small is a game about eating planets and keeping your job. I had only one day to made it, so it is not really finished and has some graphical glitches, but it is playable. Because there was no time for playtesting, I'm not sure about the balancing.

    Linux version needs ruby 1.9.3. I fixed the problem with bundler, so gosu shouldn't be required anymore.

    Edit: Windows version added. While doing this I noticed that the balancing is terrible. Too bad I'm not allowed to tweak it anymore. Also the player is slower on windows. I did not find another way to fix an odd graphics bug.

    I noticed a graphics bug, where the player is drawn inverted. If somebody has any idea why this could be, I would be very interested.

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    TellusE says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:39pm

    Aside from the few graphical glitches and odd hitboxes, I liked the premise of basically being a Reaver, Galactus and the Silver Surfer - all wrapped up in one - and answering to a moody version of Trollface :P

    You might want to note that any manual runners will need not only Ruby, but also gosu (which can easily be installed if you install ruby gems as well).

    Tinco says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:03pm

    Hi I liked the story. I didn't enjoy the game very much because the screen flashes everytime you eat a planet or a spiral thingy and that made it hard to see which things I should eat and which I shouldn't. I did not feel I was really in control of the game.

    Aardvark says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:03am

    First of all, thanks for the feedback! It's my first time using Gosu, but I thought using bundler would pack all the gems in the vendor-folder in the game directory. I'll have a look at this, thanks for telling me.

    @Tinco: The flash should indicate that you move from the Galaxy view (with Big Boss in the middle) to a solarsystem (a Sun and Planets you can eat). The spiral thingy is the way back to Galaxy view. Maybe I should have

    Aardvark says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:03am

    *clarified this.

    KhaoTom says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:39am

    Interesting concept.

    ericdpitts says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:28pm

    Bosses are always so angry. D: I was a little bit unsure about what eating certain things would do, and was pretty much always unable to make my boss happy (I'm wondering if this was the point of the game, or if I was just really bad at it?) Pretty fun entry, though!

    Aardvark says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 10:15pm

    Sorry, the balance is just shitty.

    Jonny D says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 2:37am

    I've installed Ruby before on Linux and run a game a long while ago, but I'm still not sure how to get this one working... Cannot load such file bundler/setup? Am I supposed to run it like: `ruby1.9.3 Main.rb`?

    robcozzens says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 5:44am

    I would try it if there was a Web or OSX version.

    Aardvark says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 9:46am

    That's strange, but running "gem install bundler" should fix this. And yes, Ruby 1.9.3 is required. Sorry, I'll add that.

    asfdfdfd says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 4:20pm

    It's soooo strange.

    maxman43 says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 5:15am

    I would play this if there was a web version.

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