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    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Planet Life - Sos - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Story about a guy named Jake living on a tiny planet called Life.
    Jake is obsessed with a superhero called Bootman!
    Bootman is a superhero that boots people who use foul language. To death.

    View Sos's journal. | View all entries by Sos




    Fireblend says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:12am

    Just brilliant. Definitely among my favorites :D

    kylerhoades says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:57am

    Awesome. My guy worked a little bit each day then just practiced flips on the lawn until it was time to knock off. You'd think it would be a bleak world with so may people starving to death in their appartments, but nope, this is a bright and cheery game. Nice work Sos.

    Daniel says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:25am

    Awesome concept :D
    Moral of the story: work hard, buy discount food and everyone will starve to death.

    gamesmith says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:32am

    The pace is great. I love all of the people scrambling over themselves to get ahead.

    Cell says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:00pm


    NeiloGD says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:44pm

    I am not sure what I am meant to do with the powers of boot man when I'm the last survivor >_> Is this a trap Sos?

    Proch says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:46pm

    really nice sos! ...as always ;)

    Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:02pm

    great stuff as always :)

    asfdfdfd says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:33pm


    Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:45pm

    Quite fun, but a bit too linear maybe. And is that the 'World of Chip' music I hear on the youtube video? :D

    kylerhoades says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:45pm

    lol just realised that if you never eat and never work you can never starve to death. It's the working that really kills you.

    gammabeam says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:35pm

    One of the best so far.
    Great stuff!

    Suese says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:45pm

    This game had a great flashy flow to it, great music and well-blended sound effects, but the gameplay was short and lack-luster. Flashy, well executed, but lacked the substance - particularily in theme, fun and innovation - to bring it past 4 stars.

    Good job.

    Thank you for this.

    karnakgames says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:02pm

    I was expecting another weird experience coming from SoS, and here it is! Another game in the best SoS style. Amazing!

    vitor.navarro says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:35pm

    Great game, different and also a protest I guess.... Isnt another game its a interesting piece of game. Well done.

    johanp says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:49pm

    Crazy but fun. Love the art style.

    DalsGames says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:33pm

    Great game! Love the idea and the art!

    Hazard says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:50pm

    Amazing game! My favorite so far and hard to top. Amazing style and a hard but true mirror to society. How they all (have to) rush for the discounts and work themselves to death... so true.

    Zathalos says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:54pm

    Haha, awesome game.

    Alex Gilday says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:10pm

    A bit chaotic, didn't get it at first :P Graphics are pretty funky. The music is neat too. Fun :)

    bugninja says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:22pm

    I love it, but honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing.

    Codexus says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:13pm

    Nice how everything is animated. The game is not that fun to play but it's an original idea.

    10WonXero10 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:25pm

    I have the powers of Bootman! LOL, love this game Sos.

    I was digging it back when you released the first progress build, I spent ages as a block running around 'Booting' all the other blocks.

    It has such a bleak story, but this game just makes me smile when I play it. That's what a game should do, well done!

    jeffz says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:51pm

    I liked the graphics and how it responds to input, but didn't find it brought out the theme that well.

    bms says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:09pm

    I like it! but it kind of made me feel bad about myself :/

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:22pm

    Atmosphere is great, and I like the wario-ware-shuffle between places. I did have some trouble seeing my character though.

    amodo says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:24pm

    Amazing. And: amazing how fun and depressing at the same time.

    Eelfroth says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:51pm

    I committed suicide because I was so lonley.

    Eelfroth says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:06pm

    I committed suicide because I was so lonley... Really nice game!

    blob says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:27pm

    Omg, what an amazing game. Innovative, fun and beautiful. The music is awesome too. If only there was an ending of some sorts after you get the power... but its a minor complaint. :)
    My favorite so far !

    Kharza says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:28am

    Just like real life!

    Zillix says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:41pm

    Amazing. Incredibly lighthearted presentation, yet so depressing.

    Tommyno222 says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:20pm

    Currently most advanced simulator of today's society

    Catman says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:26pm

    Nice music and cool concept, it's sad that there is not much to do!

    orangepascal says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:49pm

    first 5/5 I found, very original and playable

    moop says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:58pm

    Great style and use of the theme.

    pythong says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:39pm

    dude, you're the first i had to give 5 stars in each category. EVER! the music is super addicting, the other little guys are super funny especially when they all die (lol?)
    there's just one mayor flaw how to get through life. after the second day running like a madman like all the other npc's i thought to myself: why work? i used more stamina to work and get food than just standing around doing nothing. so right now while i'm writing these lines jake reached day 9 already without doing/eating anything (and the others all died). if i could apply that to reallife, that would be awesome
    1) make the other guys die harder
    2) add a constraint that you HAVE to eat something at least every few days ^^

    SonnyBone says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:43pm

    Great work! Perfect from top to bottom!

    leafo says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:36am

    This game is a really cool idea. I love the music too.

    McFunkypants says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:45am

    Everything Sos touches turns to AWESOME. The man is a legend.

    Jigxor says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:46am

    Very polished and some beautiful graphics there! It's always nice to have some voice-overs too.

    I love the little animation the guy does when you "do stuff".

    Great job!

    ChrisWhitman says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:50am

    Great game! It was a bit hard to tell if I was doing the right thing, but in this case that wins extra points for being more like life.

    Good presentation and cheerfully cynical.

    invaderJim says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 2:43am


    Mago says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:49am

    Great game with great idea, graphics, music. Everything!

    Axelhein says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 2:08pm

    Well that was depressing... Five stars!

    Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:01pm

    Loved it. Simply brilliant.

    Ranoka says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:30pm

    How do you make games so fast?! This game is one of the most complete and polished I've seen! Great graphics and audio, also unique game. I think more people should keep getting added so there's always people to compete with. Also, may an indication on which place to go to, like "Operate" or "Fish 90% off!", or maybe a green arrow pointing which way to go. Amazing job!

    Apr 29, 2012 @ 7:07pm

    Very very cool! Among my favorites. I love the words that comprise the background, it's so old-school platform. (For some reason, Prehistorik2 came to mind). I love the mini-game mechanic

    ccscanf says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 6:23pm

    Great game.

    tcstyle says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 11:57am

    Great idea and concept. At first it felt a little too hectic but after some time the gameplay was fine. Very depressing parallels to real life.
    Overall a brilliant game.

    summaky says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 12:48pm


    Make A Game says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 7:11pm

    One of the best, I would say. Love your take on the theme. The graphics are great too, congratulations!

    Casino Jack says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 7:12pm

    Really great graphics and sound. It's a little annoying having to sit and wait for the level to change after running out of stamina/money/food.

    demonpants says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 9:46pm

    Surefire excellent. The boot thing seems pointless though and isn't clear. Also once you figure out the mechanics you can keep going forever.

    KevinWorkman says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 1:25am

    This is great. I played until I was the last guy, but then the framerate dropped to an unplayable level and I had to quit. Perfect take on the theme, really well done.

    Pierrec says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 11:40am

    I spent WAY too much time on this game. Congratulations, this is brilliant.

    Andrew says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 12:35pm

    Simple, clever, not at all bad. I like.

    Rabbits... says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 2:57pm

    I like it alot, but I don't know what to do with the booting powers...

    chambers says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 11:29pm

    Amazing concept, kind of difficult to find out how to play in the start. It kept me wondering what the ending meant. Did Jake get crazy because of loneliness? lol

    Tom 7 says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 9:01pm

    Wow, this is super weird. :) I loved the intro and I was so confused; does bootman even come back? I want to do boot!

    dr_soda says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 3:14am

    Brilliant concept.

    Shadow says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 3:19am

    A little too confusing, and didn't get the whole bootman thing but is definitely a solid entry . The game is amazingly well done, quite polished, with cool art and fitting soundtrack. Your work never cease to amaze me. Congratulations.

    Thotep says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 1:02pm

    Awesome job! The gameplay was fun, and it's kinda scary - living on this planet isn't far off from living on earth... I didn't want to herd like others, yet I couldn't help but do it. It's really impressive what you achieved there. Also, I liked gfx and sfx as well. :)

    Datamosh says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 2:37pm

    Graphics are stunning but at first it was REALLY confusing! But nevermind, overall is great. Concept, GUI, audio... Congratulations!

    Dan C says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 3:18pm

    You seem to have captured the bleakness of existence pretty well :)

    Graphics and sound are awesome, and I love the idea. I'm just not sure it's fun, though.

    Valeour says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 9:15pm

    Fantastic, I loved it. So much fun ;D

    free_napalm says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 9:18pm

    What I love about your game is that it has such an uplifting mood, while the content seems depressing.
    It's hard to rate the fun, as I understand that the message would not work if it was more fun to play. It's some kind of anti-game not really meant to be fun.
    Amazing concept, one of my favourites among this LD.

    azurenimbus says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 9:48pm

    Very unique game, I was quite pleasantly surprised.

    PabloAM says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 1:03am

    Nice game, soo funny :)

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