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iblic - I've been looking for ice cream

by Nehmulos - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a tiny guy on a tiny planet, or maybe you're big and the planet is of regular size, but there is nothing around to compare it to.
So you are looking for ice cream, or icecream however you want to spell it.
You are probably hungry, or at least you think you are.

Here starts your journey through 4 maps in a fantastic action / jump 'n run / adventure / physics game that lasts about 3 minutes of playtime!
You will meet aliens, someone who works in a ph0toshop and cats!

The game is marvelous, because it's friendly to the disabled!
You're color blind? No problem! This game only contains black and white colors!
You're deaf? Piece of cake! When you play this game you enjoy it like all the other people, because it has no sound!

And the most important thing about the game is: it has crates, or boxes (at least one of them).

Firefox 12 on Windows / MAC / Linux - all worked fine
Chromeium 18 on Linux - worked fine
Google Chrome 18 on Windows worked fine

Make sure your Firefox is up2date!
Don't use Google Chrome on MAC that's buggy, use Firefox there and don't even think of using IE.

UPDATE: I fixed some bugs regarding the 'play again' button and the credits. The weblink leads to this fixed version.

I setup an extra branch where you can find the exact (buggy) version I had when I submitted my entry: https://github.com/Nehmulos/iblic/tree/ludumDare-buggy

Downloads and Links




Nehmulos says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:44am

Hey, I just wanted to add that I created this game with cocos2d javascript and it's done totally without flash and totally with html5 only!

I can't figure out how to edit this. So here's that whole thing zipped in case I should rename the github project: http://bayfiles.com/file/8kCR/De44qO/iblic_-_Ive_been_looking_for_ice_cream.zip

There will be a timelapse soon, once I filtered out all the private stuff I recorded by accident (like bayimg delete links).

azurenimbus says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:31pm

Hahaha, I had a lot of fun jumping around and getting stuck in the orbit. Cool game!

7Soul says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:58pm

I couldn't jump :/

Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:00pm

Couldn't even move in the second level... had fun on the first level running around the world so fast I was flying into space without even pressing jump.

Nehmulos says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:27pm

Hi, thanks for the feedback!
When you report bugs can you please tell me what browser you are using?
I strongly recommend playing it in chrome/chromeium or at least in the latest Firefox.
I think this will solve the most problems.

@7Soul Probably not your problem, but if you press W only shortly you will not jump really high, you have keep it pressed to jump a more noticeable distance.

@bastiandantilus why couldn't you move? Did the game run to slow or did just nothing happen when you pressed a key? Maybe it helps to click the canvas element.

If that doesn't help just reload the page, the game will remember your progress and load the last level you played.

I tested the game in Chromium 18 and Firefox 11 on Linux. It runs smoothly in Chromium and a little bit laggy in Firefox, but I heard that Firefox is faster on Windows due to hardware acceleration.

ratboy2713 says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 2:43pm

Nice gravity physics, I enjoyed getting the guy to orbit the tiny world.

Jeffalisk says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:31pm

I liked the odd sense of humour to this one, particularly the international cat. The solution to that last level took some figuring out as well, although maybe that was just me being slow...

olav_st says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:34pm

This is the most random thing i have ever played.

Icecream, photoshop, aliens... what?

ExciteMike says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:34pm

It kept getting stuck and not letting me walk/jump :( (both Firefox and Chrome)

Nehmulos says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:59pm

@ExciteMike that's really weird, I never experienced something like that. On which map does it happen? Does pressing F5 resolve the error? Does it happen after you died on the spikes, because I'm freezing the controls there.

When you get stuck again can you please right-click in Chrome, click inspect element and select the scripts tab. If there's a red error symbol in the right bottom corner can you click on it an report me the error message, line and stack trace (you get the stack trace by clicking on the triangle next to the error message). This could really help me to solve the bug.

Jim Haslett says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:44pm

Game didn't work well. I could only move a tiny bit.

scoopsy says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:44pm

Enjoyed the first level, but unfortunately couldn't jump on the second. I'm in Chrome 18.0.1025 (OSX) Also it slowed WAY down if I touched the crate on the second level.

tinymagus says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:47pm

Ran okay at first, but then started to chug too badly to play. I would like to try this one, so I hope you can fix it. :-)

Nehmulos says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 8:29pm

I found an error, the class Ironbar was named "Crate" due to copy pasta. Maybe that fixes the Crate related bug. Sadly I couldn't reproduce any of these. Now there's also a link to a build of the unchanged 48 version.

Nehmulos says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 7:42pm

I also tested it on Windows Google-Chrome 18.0.1025 and can't reproduce any of the described bugs :( everything worked fine on both versions (fixed and 48).

On Wednesday I'll get access to an OSX PC and will test it there.

Nehmulos says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 11:29am

I can now confirm that the game horrebly slows down in Google-Chrome 18 on MAC, but it runs nice in Firefox 12 and the newest Firefox beta (I believe it's 14). Old Firefox versions like 3.6 don't even run it so please upgrade your browser.

I've got no idea why it's slowing down in chrome on mac it's probably a bug in cocos2d-javascript or box2d.js and I've got no time to debug libraries atm.

Firefox 12 and higher should work everywhere.

Datw says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 4:24pm

Sorry man, even the fixed version was really buggy. I tried three different browsers, but it didn't help. In IE, the box was inside the planet on level 2, and on the others I couldnt move on the second level. =/

Nehmulos says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 4:58pm

Did you try it in Firefox 12 (or higher)? I didn't even expect that it displays anything in IE. I tested it in

Firefox 12 on Windows / MAC / Linux - all worked fine
Chromeium 18 on Linux - worked fine
Google Chrome 18 on Windows worked fine

Please play it in one of these browsers and report back. I can't find any of the described bugs in these. That's driving me mad. Applebutter.

Hume says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 5:21pm

Unfortunately I'm only rating the competition versions right now -- I like the spirit of this game but I'll have to play the fixed version later.

As it stands, I couldn't jump after dying for the first time.

Good physics from what I could tell. The upside down ice cream sign made me laugh.

rvmook says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 5:31pm

Had fun playing it but the gravity felt a bit off for me. Loved your description ;)

jfroco says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 6:28pm

Unfortunately I couldn't move on the second level. Win7 + Chrome 18.0.1025.168 m

oddgoo says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 4:34pm

Definitely buggy! Haha, but it was fun spinning out of control.

Andrew says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 8:33am

Couldn't move on Chrome on windows.

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