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

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Crobal and friends

by Gaeel - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Crobal and friends is a story about a friendly monster who wants to play with people from the village. Unfortunately his big feet and slow mind get in the way of his friend-making, and the villagers often think he's just being a bully.


Due to some unforeseen issues, I'm having trouble getting the applet to work. In the mean time you can download the all systems pack and run the game from there.

Bugfixes for these issues are incoming.


Windows and Mac users, can you please tell me in the comments below if you can get the game running or not?

A Mac user reported having problems running the .app and some Linux and Windows user reported bugs with their respective executables and even the .jar files.
I don't know what's causing this issue, it's my first time deploying a Java application, and I'm not sure what I can do to fix this, especially since I don't have a faulty machine to test on.
if anyone has some bright ideas, I'm all ears!


Post-compo bugfixes:
- Fixed an issue where the game would end prematurely

Downloads and Links




Logun says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:31am

I see only a Yellow screen ! :/ looks cool but I can't rate it !

Gaeel says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:28pm

Yeah, I didn't test the applet version, it's my first game in Java, I'm struggling to get it to work outside of Eclipse

Niavlys says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 1:21pm

Tu dois pouvoir faire un .jar facilement depuis Eclipse non ?

Niavlys says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:20pm

The game runs flawlessly for me on Windows 7.

Niavlys says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 2:24am

I get this under my Arch Linux:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: gd/xi/framework/main/GameStandalone : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
Could not find the main class: gd.xi.framework.main.GameStandalone. Program will exit.

Une idée ?

Saisaith says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:33am

Nice work!

nitramgc says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:51am

Haha, nice one dude!

Crobal is so cute.

I'm so sad when the game auto-quit when he doesn't manage to find enough friends :)

Great job, great voice acting :)

Verrazano says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:47pm

I don't know that was probably the greatest game ever. .. maybe more gameplay but, the idea was great well executed - I guess it didn't really need game play.

Rex Peppers says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:26pm

On a mac... app won't launch...

Bensonance says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:41pm

Great game! Only game I've seen so far with an ambiguously presented villain. The voice over was also a great touch.

kevincorrigan says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:47pm

The game works for me on windows 7, nice concept.

strong99 says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:48pm

Awesome game, nice graphics, nice floor ;) Loved it, played it several times just watching the floor break :D

bach says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:50pm

Wish I could play this :( Get an error on Windows7:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: gd/xi/framework/main/GameStandalone : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
Could not find the main class: gd.xi.framework.main.GameStandalone. Program will exit.

oldtopman says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:50pm

Doesn't run on my system. I've tried both .jar's and the .sh.
Slackware 14.0_64.

Hume says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 2:37pm

That was awesome, but I don't think I could catch his friends, and I didn't know how sad he was.

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 2:42pm

Nice graphics and nice narrative. Is he really a villain? Or just misunderstood? *sniff* ;_;

Niavlys says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 12:26am

It's impressive for a first 3D game! Too bad you didn't have time to fully implement the screaming mechanism :)

Pierrec says ...
Dec 24, 2012 @ 11:36am

I can't download it :/ dropbox seems to have some problems. I'll try later

Markavian says ...
Jan 2, 2013 @ 1:15pm

Couldn't get it to run, no errors, just a silent failure.

Rialgar says ...
Jan 2, 2013 @ 1:59pm

ok, runs, I can walk around and stomp things down, which is great, but is there any target?

Jan 2, 2013 @ 7:01pm

Not much gameplay-wise but I love the narration and graphics.

I got a java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError at first, so I had to install Java 7 to get it to run. Tip: Unless you need Java 7 features, compile the game for Java 6 or earlier.

KevinWorkman says ...
Jan 5, 2013 @ 5:00pm

I actually really liked this game. The simplicity is a good thing, and the story-telling voice-over that at least seemed to be responding to what I was doing was perfect. Some more variety would be great- different kinds of houses and villagers (army?), or maybe a way to go from the village to the next level which is a city with tougher resistance, etc. But this is a great start for a single weekend.

By the way, if you're looking for a better host than dropbox, you might consider the free Java hosting I offer at We handle LWJGL automatically, and I'd love to see this game there! Either way, great job!

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