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Lost - elektron - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Lost is a short, lo-res platform game where you explore a small world, trying to make it back to your home.

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Ratings

Coolness63%
#15Mood3.93
#109Overall3.59
#114Audio3.30
#141Fun3.38
#354Theme3.18
#415Graphics2.91
#499Innovation2.79
#708Humor1.64

Comments

Nilmrots says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:26pm

Graphics are not great, but it's a neat game with good music.
It's nice to see that I'm not the only one using Game Maker.

geekygenius says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:19am

This was one of the only games I've played all the way through. Good job on the game play. The graphics (even for pixely) were lacking, but graphics is only s bit of what I rate you on. The music had loads of wrong notes, but I'm not sure if that's intentional or not, because it does create a different mood then some upbeat music done in a major scale. Good job overall!

Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:19am

I really enjoyed it, very intuitive. I liked the graphics because they're heavily stylized. The music was also great for the mood. Is the arrow under the trees there for a reason?

10WonXero10 says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:36am

I liked this a lot, played it though till the end with a time of 12:41.

Excellent level design. A few teasing glimpses of the goals here and there kept me motivated to keep exploring and the puzzles were easily understood.

The music gave a stark lonely feeling of being lost and made me connect with my character, I couldn't stop playing until I got the little rectangle home, poor little guy.

Graphics, schmaphics. Non-blocky graphics would have ruined this. It's exactly as it should be.

Well done!

YMM says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:38am

Interesting! The minimalism of the graphics, music and mechanics lent it a very cool transient feel that seemed to clash a bit with the ending to me. The platforming felt too fast at first but I can see how it would be annoying if it was slower. Good work!

Ergo says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:59pm

Exploring the level is really fun :D, even though the graphics are very low-res it still conveys an interesting varying world.

The ambient piano music fit the mood, but the sounds quality was low(got lots of crackling, possibly a problem on my end though).

Overall a nice game!

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:04pm

Liked how you concentrated on making an easy to understand game rather than tons of graphics and unnecessary complication. It all came together nicely and the exploration aspect was fun.

Jhelle says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:18pm

Enjoyed it, good atmosphere and liked the graphics

Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:31pm

Played it through the end, this was really interesting little adventure. The music was nicely smoothing and the maps simple. They could have had perhaps a bit more detail in them, especially the underground maps were pretty empty and repeative. Disregard that, this was really well done, good job!

Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:32pm

Also my time was 8:47

bms says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:58pm

Great game! Loved the music xD I like the graphics also but the char needs a bit more detail, a white rectangle is not enough :) also the file was a bit big.. maybe you have unused assets?

elektron says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:21am

No, I don't have unused assets. It's just that the music filesize was absolutely absurd.

crazyheckman says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:12am

Took me around 9 minutes to beat, pretty good maze.

R3ason says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:27am

Great! Made it all the way home! Thanks for an awesome game!

scgrn says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:30am

Wow, this is great! My favorite entry so far!

dukope says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:33am

Expected more LD games to use this aesthetic honestly, but yours is the first I've seen this time. I'm a total sucker for this minimalist style so I enjoyed it. The collection/switch/key aspects also made it more interesting than similar games which are mostly about exploration. Nice work.

Killswitch says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:31am

This was really fun. I love your platform game; the game was like a huge cave maze! I love the way you used simple graphics. I like the piano music. There are levers and switches that you must use to destroy the huge blocks.

jwolf says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:58am

Nice use of minimalism, both in graphics and sound.

mneubrand says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:12am

Nice little platformer. I like the minimalistic pixel graphics. Enjoyed playing it.

Tom 7 says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:23pm

This was a nice little platformer. It played pretty smoothly despite the discrete inputs, I guess because my guy is pretty small. Fits the theme appropriately. I liked the wandering grain-slowed piano soundtrack. The part with the green dots was a bit aggravating, to have to go back and forth. But I liked the one-way passage; that was a deft surprise. Unfortunately it bit me later: After I get to the beach there are some trees (the screen right after your last screenshot) and it seems that the leaves are solid, and I got stuck inside the middle one because of the same one-way trap. I ain't starting over! :(

elektron says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:34pm

Whoops. I should fix that.

May 6, 2012 @ 5:47pm

Really well done. Loved it. My kind of game.

Jan Willem says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 5:49pm

Good mood, I like how the pixelated graphics bring out the "tiny world" theme. Got a little bored after a while though, but finished the game!

robcozzens says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 4:16am

I would try it, but I am on an iMac.

Super Soul says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 4:29am

Nice atmosphere and mood. Nice music.

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