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Martha Z. - Sachka - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my very first submission to Ludum Dare!
I have absolutely zero programming skills, so I used Multimedia Fusion 2.

This game makes you play a few moments in the life of Martha Z.

SPOILER WARNING
As the game begins, Martha has been bitten by a zombie, though she isn't really aware of it. The virus is slowly changing her. Some actions accelerate the evolution, others slow it. In the meantime, she has to manage her feelings after a painful breakup with her ex-boyfriend Joe.
How is this going to end?
END OF SPOILER

I hope you'll be able to enjoy it (and understand it!) in spite of the lack of finition.

I didn't have time to write some blog entries, sorry about that!
Thanks for visiting.

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Ratings

#11Mood4.05
#13Graphics4.41
#127Innovation3.48
#191Overall3.32
#308Audio2.58
#412Fun2.71
#523Theme2.50
#832Coolness33%

Comments

Blobby101 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:08pm

Pretty good, I wasn't sure what to do after a while of trying everything a few times waiting for Joe to come - Also not entirely sure what the zombie bar was actually showing me :P

Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:49pm

Loved the atmosphere and the way you presented their broken relationship. Great art!!!! :D

Some interactions felt a bit clanky and some text disappeared for no reason though :<

Sachka says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:39pm

Thanks to you both! :) I guess you didn't find the ending?
PS : see the comment I added in the presentation about the zombie bar.

Joker says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:11pm

I really enjoyed the style of this one. Kind of Suburban and Ominous at the same time.

KEFIR says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:28pm

Wow! Graphics is just amazing! Liked style very much!

Priapus says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:32pm

Strong mood. But no real ending, besides the relationship ending. I think I turned into a zombie when the bar was full? But I could just do something and the meter would drop.
Great visual style. Missed music to complete the mood. But that's hard to do in 48 hours.

-- Stijn

Sachka says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:26pm

Thank you!!

@ Priapus: there is an ending, a real one. (there are 2 actually, but only 1 good ending. Sort of.)

Pierrec says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:43am

After three tries, only find what I suppose to be the bad ending.There is a great mood in this one, it makes you think there's something else going on, something deeper. I like how the player don't even have a clue at first, and I didn't understand the same thing on my first and second try. Until the end, I wondered if this whole story was true or not, like in a fantastic novel, I felt that girl was totally paranoid and felt more sympathy with Joe on my first try. Then I played differently and identify to her instead. The game is a bit frustrating because it makes me feel it would be much better if you had more time to spend of it (even if it's already awesome for 48h) I hope you'll work on it to makes it feel complete!

Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:23pm

It could do with some more tension, e.g. seeing glimpses of zombies moving, or hearing them all the time rather than occasionally. The artwork is beautiful, and very different from everything else I've seen.

Syarahsy says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 9:26pm

The style is very unique, and I loved the story-telling aspect.

laaph says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 2:49am

Creepy! Looking for another ending, not sure if there is one. Excellent job!

airdeck says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 3:52am

Really like the art style here, nice job, congrats on your first LD!

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