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by Krise20 - 48 Hour Compo Entry


You Must have the latest version of java runtime to play this

I updated some native libraries, some people were saying it wasn't playing so I made sure that it had the latest nightly builds of the LWJGL's for each OS.

Should work on Mac Win and Linux....let me know in the comments.

I used Slick2d as well as paint / GIMP and sfxr.
I spend a lot of time on the game engine so there's not a lot of game play, So I'm releasing this as a demo and will continue to work on it after the LD.

This is my first LD ever and it was fun.

Source is included in the folder src

To run, click the LudumDare24.jar, if there is any problems running it, let me know.

The level Ends with you obtaining legs, I never had time to make more levels.

Also you can recharge your battery for a score penalty.

As well as this being my First Ludum Dare this is my first actual proper attempt at making a game (I've always programmed apps)

All your constructive feedback is appreciated

Downloads and Links




infernet89 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:31pm

It ends with legs, isn't it?

Good work. I like the idea of a robot walking around to search for is own components, but you can't use 32.4 MB just for the intro sound.
Most people don't like to download so big files.

Jeremias says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:34pm

Here my feedback:
- use another zipping format than 7z (I had no problems, but I know that not everybody has programs to open all formats), just .zip-it
- sad, that you had not the time to make more gameplay or more levels than two screens
- enemies are not a threat, if you can attack them from range
- the R oder T button restores the health, why?
- powerups (except a first one) should be a reward for doing something instead of getting them for free

Kuulog says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:39pm

Does the game end once you get your legs, or is there a way to jump? It looks as though you ran out of time.

Krise20 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:51pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. I had accidently left some sounds files in there that are useless, They have been removed.

The R was to be for re-charging your battery in later levels to help game flow, you can recharge for for a score penalty.

I've changed the link to a ZIP file (same game just zipped)

Yes it ends when you get legs, I ran out of time for level design, spent too much time on code

Jeremias says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:31pm

By the way, your download link doesn't appearing.

Krise20 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:57pm

^^ Fixed, sorry, apparently because I missed the Http:// it wouldnt show up

josefnpat says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:56pm

Running linux. Didn't work with java -jar LudumDare24.jar

aeveis says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:02pm

could be a nice start to an adventure game!

Krise20 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:16pm

josefnpat could you tell me what the error was? like was it no lwjgl exception or something?

kevincorrigan says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:24pm

I cant get this to work, the window opens and then it immediately closes, im on windows xp, and my javas up yo date.

Krise20 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:53pm

Uncomfortably I don't have an XP machine to test this on, i've only tested it with x64 windows.

if you open a command promp window from the folder where the LudumDare24.jar file is and type java -jar LudumDare24.jar then you can tell me what the error is, it could be that its missing a .dll or that your java isnt up to date.

Krise20 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:27pm

I meant Unfortunately* not Uncomfortably...

Anyway I updated some Native Libraries for winx32 macosx and linux

EnigmaBlade says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:59pm

Good work on the game. Although it's not complete, I think it's a great concept for a game. You should definitely try and finish it!

As a side note, you could reduce your download size by only including the libraries and natives you need: lwjgl.jar, jogg.jar, jorbis.jar, slick.jar, all the native dlls except for the jinput ones (they're used for controller input, not keyboard+mouse).

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:20pm

Unfortunately I am unable to run this game. I get a version error (I made sure I had the latest version of Java installed). The specific error I had is:

C:\Users\Kris\Downloads\LudumDare24FINAL\LudumDare24>java -jar LudumDare24.jar
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: ludumdare24/L
udumDare24 : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
at Source)
at Source)
at$000(Unknown Source)
at$ Source)
at Method)
at Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
Could not find the main class: ludumdare24.LudumDare24. Program will exit.

Krise20 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:02am

you have to have the latest version of java installed. I'm pretty sure thats why you are getting that error. Its compiled with the JDK 7 so you need the latest JRE.

Thanks EnigmaBlade, its my first time packaging a game for distribution and people are getting all these errors, but thanks for helping me cut down space :)

kibertoad says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:35am

Please include the "java -jar LudumDare24.jar" for convenience :). Good idea, tis a shame the resulting game is so short. Would really enjoy playing the extended version.

metadept says ...
Sep 10, 2012 @ 2:41pm

Cool idea. Could see it becoming a lot of fun with more interesting abilities and challenges. Having informative quizzes is a nice touch. Maybe develop it as an educational game?

Krise20 says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 10:15am

thanks man :)

creative630 says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 1:34pm

Interesting game, too short though :/

Krise20 says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 1:22pm

I know, I do apologise, It's my first Ludum Dare / attempt at making a decent game. so I intend to be much more productive next LD :)

Jeremy1080 says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 5:24pm

This was a great almost adventure game!

Krise20 says ...
Sep 18, 2012 @ 8:01pm

Thanks, I appreciate it

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