December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Dastardly Diver

by Spierek - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You're a dastardly evil villain, so it's only natural that you would do dastardly things... right? You might say, that detonating a bomb is really evil. Detonating a bomb in a zoo - delightfully evil. But what could have even more impact?

Well, climbing into a submarine, going down to the very bottom of the Mariana Trench (which, coincidentally, houses an impressive collection of post-WW2 sea mines) and detonating a giant bomb, thus damaging the Earth's core and destroying the whole planet. Impact, I say.

Controls: arrows for moving, Shift for focused movement.
Press Escape anywhere to close the game.

For Linux users (64bit only), you probably need sufficient *.so files for SFML2 - grab them here:

Linux version was prepared by #sfml's iostream. Many thanks.

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Zazibar says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:37am

Loved the music! Collision box on the submarine felt larger than it looked, my only complaint.

misson20000 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:47am

I downloaded the linux version, extracted it, and there is a windows executable in it. No obvious linux executables. I tried running 0b08555234_dastardlydiver, but it's not an executable. Am I supposed to use wine on the windows exe?

netgrind says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:02am

It said I was missing MSVCR110.dll so I couldn't run the game. I have 64bit Windows 7

kerneltrick says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:09am

not playable as msvcr110.dll is not included.

Quarry says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:20am

It didn't really feel new but it sure was fun

Felix20 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:53am

Can't play on Windows XP 32-bit
says it's not a valid 32-bit executable

tnch4_ says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:13am

same problem as Felix20 :(

namuol says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:43am

You should consider statically-linking the Visual Studio DLL with the project since a lot of people won't have it on their system. I can't seem to figure out what I need to make it work on my system... It looks great, though; I want to play!

Feel free to leave a shout on my game's page if you find a fix so I can play!

Gemberkoekje says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:51am

Same problem with the MSVCR110.dll; This is my work computer so I can't install it at the moment either. I'll play it at home though~!

madpew says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:13am

Good game, collisions are a bit annoying because the submarine is a box instead of a circle (I guess?). Loved the mechanic of the surroundings getting darker. Some more fx (audio and graphics) would have been nice.

SkyWolf says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:41am

You should really include the dlls needed, here i was missing some as well.

mokujin says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:47am

Cool graphics and music. Pretty simple gameplay, but i like it)

Spierek says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:11am

@madpew - actually, all of the hitboxes are circles. It's probably the sprites, not exactly representing the hitboxes.

@SkyWolf - I wish the fix was as simple as including that DLL. Unfortunately it's way more complicated.

I've wasted the entire morning trying to find a fix, almost managed to do it, but it still won't work. I'll keep looking, but for now, I can't provide a fix :C

goerp says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 1:45pm

sorry, same here
says it's not a valid 32 bit windows program
I would guess my C++ runtime would be up to date, so I'm guessing, 64 bit problem?

Spierek says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:22pm

Thanks to rbanke on the NeoGAF Forums, I've found a fix to the "MSVCR110.dll not included" problem (required two more files). I've updated the Windows link with a proper archive.

vidarn says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:28pm

The music and visuals were superb and gave the whole game a great atmosphere.

Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:02pm

The controls feel very hard and squarish, maybe you could have made them a bit more floaty? The overall aesthetic is really cool though, especially when you get deep down ;)

Spierek says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:07pm

@BarrensZeppelin - I actually intended to do that (adding momentum to the movement, since you're underwater), but there wasn't enough time :( Good to hear you liked it, though.

Mythalore says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:45pm

Nice gameplay, music and graphics, shame about the Deus ex machina, though.

Cthu says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:10pm

Very Polished/polished :)


ParaPup says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:21am

This was quite the shiny ^.^

gameXcore says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:06pm

Loved the way the game got darker as I got deeper, a nice touch. I agree, the controls could have done with a little bit of inertia, also I was disappointed when I made it to the bottom and there was no huge bang!

h.attila says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:25pm

Fun game, nice presentation.

blob says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 7:16am

Why do you want to put a bomb in a place FILLED with mines ? Just blow any mine and start a chain reaction. :p

Anyway, cool effect with the lighting slowly reducing and forcing to look for the mine's light, that was nice.
The hit box of the mine seemed larger than their sprite.
Is there an ending or is the goal to get the highest score ?

doos says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 2:37pm

Wow, I really loved this.. Loved how the lights on the mines were the only thing I could see at depth, really upped the ante. Impressive work!

PS, was fine on xp 64bit.

Jeremias says ...
Jan 1, 2013 @ 9:00pm

There a situations where you can't pass through without getting damaged by a mine. That is a bit frustrating. The game is simple, but it works. Anyway, the visuals are lovely and the background music is great.

AdricZero says ...
Jan 7, 2013 @ 3:42pm

Liked it. Wished I had more armor though. Worked for me on Windows-64 bit.

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