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Out of the Sea

by Uberi - Jam Entry

EDIT: AHK = AutoHotkey. There's a link below!

Hello, this is our first Ludum Dare event!

Out of the Sea is a quirky, random game that makes somewhat less sense than it appears at first, if that's possible. It might make you giggle uncontrollably. Or not. In any case we had a ton of fun making this and hope you all enjoy it!

This game was made with [AutoHotkey](! It's an awesome language for scripting, automation, and apparently, building games! You'll need it, too, if you're going to try out the game from the source code. Specifically, get AutoHotkey_L.

Speaking of the source, I'd recommend protective eyewear before gazing upon it. It's quite messy and might be giving off low levels of radiation. Please see a doctor if symptoms persist.

Downloads and Links




BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:12pm

I'm getting only a light grey screen that does not respond to Windows. Interestingly, it appears behind the Explorer window I opened it in.

Uberi says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:40pm

Thanks for testing, BMacIntosh, while I don't know what causes this I've uploaded a new version that possibly fixes the issue.

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:12am

I am getting the same error as Bmac. Task manager says it is "Not Responding" good luck on fixing the bug.

Kharza says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:31am

Same for me, I shall return when you have it working. Looks trippy :)

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:33am

Please ignore this comment

Uberi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:57am

To those of you who are having difficulties with playing Out of the Sea, would you kindly state your OS version and service pack please? In my admittedly limited testing I have not tested very many OSs.

ghRibacki says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:58am

Damn, I really enjoyed your description and was excited to try it out, but I've got the same bug. Windows 7 64-bits here. I hope you guys can fix it so I can play and rate. :)

ghRibacki says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:59am

Oh, and service pack 1.

BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:00am

Still same error. I've tried it on two different computers (both Win7 64-bit, DX11).

renatopp says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:05am

Same error here

DaviDeMo says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:08am

awn sorry, not working :-(

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:22am

I am having the same issue I get a blank unresponsive windows 7 x64 bit.

Uberi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:22am

I've been unable to reproduce this "Not Responding" issue on any of my test systems, I'm afraid. Sorry to those of you who are having issues with it, I've made a gameplay video for you guys :)

By the way, I would appreciate it if you also tried the source code version, might help me figure out what the problem is.

firehand94 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:23am

With Great sadness I must say it doesn't work :(
Running Win 7 64bit up to date.

gbellgames says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:41am

Same problem here :(
Windows 7 32 bits.

Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:55am

Not responding, Windows 7 32 bits

Maikeroppi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:15am

Sorry, I seem to be having the same issue. When I start it, I get a gray window and it launches a new Windows Explorer window with the folder I launched it from.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit.

DaveDobson says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:26am

Doesn't work for me either, Windows 7 Premium 64bit. Frozen non-responsive blank window. Sorry - looked like a cool project.

2Creative says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:45am

the game dont work. Apear grey screen and stop.

mottmatt says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:55am

Does not work. Tested 'Windows' on a Windows 7 32-bit box.

Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:04am

I'm getting the same problem that other people are getting. I'm on Windows Seven x64.

Uberi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:20am

Thanks for all the responses. I still have no idea why it's not working, but it would be great if anyone could tell me if it is working for them. And if so, what their setup is (OS, whether you have AHK installed, etc.). Perhaps a pattern will emerge.

For now, I don't even know where to begin debugging yet.

Kharza says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:22am

64 bit windows vista for moi, I dunno what AHK is

Uberi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:27am

Sorry, AHK is AutoHotkey, the scripting language this game is written in. Being short on time, I used a ton of hacks to make everything work correctly.

That included forking a ton of processes to handle sounds asynchronously. Hey, don't point that thing at me. It's ugly, it's slow, and it causes kittens to die, but it works.

For now a tentative workaround is to install AutoHotkey at the website provided in the post. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to change this anymore, so I won't just to be safe :)

tomhunt says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:04am

Starts up behind the Explorer window, doesn't respond at all. Windows gives me the "this application is not responding" dialog.

Running Win8 RP. No AHK.

EdgarVerona says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:44am

Okay, I've got to bite on it... the game was written in AutoHotKey? I thought that was a keyboard macro program?

infinitedog says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:26am

Same problem here :(, the window doesn't respond.
Running on WinXP 32 bits.

goerp says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:54am

I'll try again on my desktop, because it looks intruiging, but it didn't run on my Windows7 laptop

juaxix says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:54am

Does not work in my Windows 7 x64

goerp says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:57am

I'll try again on my desktop, because it looks intruiging, but it didn't run on my Windows7 laptop. Started, but nothing happened (blank screen)

aschearer says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:19am

Sadly I too am not able to run on Windows. I tried Windows 7 and 8 both running 64 bit.

Starmen says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:23am

I'm getting a crash on launch, Windows 7 64-bit. I've bookmarked this though as from the screenshots, this is absolutely my type of game.

Gama11 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:50am

I run Windows 7 64-bit, and it crashes for me as well. :/

goerp says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:39pm

On up-to-date winXP32 desktop 3GB Dual core also not working. I've seen the video and it looks very good!

Uberi says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:28am

It is indeed a keyboard macro program. However, it's capable of so much more - it's a pretty complete scripting language, actually.

If anyone has installed AutoHotkey and is still experiencing these issues, please sound off in the comments here. Otherwise I can only Ask you to install it and give it another shot. Thank you for your patience! I am at a mobile device right now but a post-Jam version will soon be made available that will probably make the code significantly cleaner.

BumpkinRich says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:22pm

Won't run. Windows Vista 32 bit up to date. Shame as the video look.. well.. different :)

PickledBrain says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:30pm

It's working for me. I'm on 32 bit win7 with ahk. And wtf, I wanna be a goat lol ;)

CapGrip says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:50am

Same error. Windows7 X86 and no Service Pack installed.

Uberi says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:24am

CapGrip: do you have AutoHotkey installed? For now, this program requires AHK to work properly, even the compiled version.

You may have noticed that I've added a notice about the AHK requirement. Or not. I can't figure out how to make this text bold, anyways, it doesn't support MarkDown, HTML, or BBCode.

demonpants says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:41pm

Mac version please thanks!

mknight says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 12:38pm

I think it may be a problem of graphics card. On my computer(Win7 64-bit 500Mb discrete graphics card) it flickers a lot, while on school's(integrated card) it just stopped working.

Ps, I have used a lot of your scripts, thank you very much.

Sep 7, 2012 @ 2:50am

Space to evolve into a random animal doesn't fit the theme very well, but it is pretty funny.

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