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

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by Biped - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My general idea was to create something different and slightly abstract. The game is a retro throw back, command line type interface with classic green and black screen. Sorry about the bugs, hopefully I'll get a chance to fix anything that causes any problems.

**Press "ENTER" to skip intro text**

Use the WASD keys to control your character. Avoid anything that flickers or moves, see below:

' = bad
| = switch
? = terminal
0 = break these
{{}} = fire

This is my first ludum dare. Hope you enjoy the game!

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L says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:18am

Bug: the font isn't fixed-width in Opera.

Biped says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:38pm

Fixed it :o)

joekinley says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:42pm

Gosh that took a while until that scrolling text disappeared.Gaaah.. even more text. When does the game begin?
Does this ever end? Gnaaah. Oh finally a game.
Now what do I do? Where is my character? Let's walk around. Oh there, bottom right. Okay, let's go... why is this looking weird? Oh something about fixed width bug.. maybe that's it. I walk up up up, oh that jumped right? Mh weird, okay lets go left.. left oh a diamond? Left up... "Your dead"...
My dead? What? Erm what now? ... no way... i think this means I am dead.
Can I restar? No? Really... again the text? You have got to be kidding me....

Sorry bro, would have liked to give this game a try, but on my chrome on mac it didn't seem to work properly. But the intro was a huge getdown.
Though the whole aspect looks promising. It looks clear and well thought out. Maybe you could fix it somehow and make the intro skippable?

Congratulations on finishing something though. Apparently there are no community points anymore, would have given you extra on that for your awesome food shots =)

RyanArcher says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:43pm

Make the first bit unfixable, spent 2 minutes just reading a wall of text and got bored....

Markavian says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:45pm

No way to skip the intro text... I think I died and restarted... I like the look of it though. Poor Nibbles.

Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:47pm

Cool Game! Even though I failed on the first level... I had a lot of fun playing it, even though it seems to be so basic. Seriously though, nice usage of javascript! The story bit at the start helped to set the scene for the game (would have liked to be able to skip to the full text as it scrolls fairly slowly but that's a small thing, rekindled some of my passion for the more retro games out there. Thank you very much!

JaJ says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:01pm

Great style, mood and context, but do I really have to read everything all over again every time I die? Or am I missing something?

gameXcore says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:38pm

I died and then didn't appear to respawn :s

Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:47pm

not bad. Concept is great, but non-skippable intro and early death followed by having to go through the non-skippable intro is a killer. Great promise though!

Mava says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:35pm

The minimalist art makes it very atmospheric, really nicely executed I enjoyed it :)

Mythalore says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:02pm

I like the graphics. Quite a long intro, though.

fhoenig says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:04pm

Well done for the retro!

HeXoT says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:04pm

I think ~ kill you and you dont respawn.
Control is a bit hard click a lot some keys.

I still liked it :D

Jiggawatt says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:15pm

Holy wall of text, Batman. I know you tried to set the mood and all, but after a restart or two, the only mood is annoyance. There's also a bug with respawning not working occasionally, despite having lives left.

Biped says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:50pm

Thanks for the comments. Have fixed some of the problems.

pythong says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:23pm

aahhh too much text at the skip? ahhh finally, i can do sth...MORE TEXT!??? tl;dr :(

infernet89 says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:22pm

Totally need checkpointing for respawn.. But i really liked the retro-style!

Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:23pm

hehe i thought it was a text adventure but it turned out into an ASCII adventure :P

cwilloughby says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 10:29pm

Cool concept. Controls were interesting, wasn't sure what to do at first.

GagaPete says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 11:53am

This game makes fun but sadly the AI is going to be removed. I lost ;(

Mesene says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:24pm

I died so I checked the code, Im sure I'll learn a lot of it, nice job!

pereubu says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:38pm

Awwww this game is horribly hard and really addictive, there's a great ambiance too thanks to the colors i suppose (+ i was listenning to some repetitive electro so it got even cooler ). Great and original job D:

Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:55pm

Nice retro style. Sometimes it was unclear what I had to do, but I figured it out eventually, and then it was quite fun. I didn't like that I had to wait so long till a level was filled with #'s once you finished it.

StMatn says ...
Jan 7, 2013 @ 1:19am

The style is really cool and fits perfectly with the story. Skipable intro would have been nice. Good work!

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