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Voice of Fire

by theGiallo - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Gameplay type: runner
Tech: As3+Flashpunk

There is no loader, so you'll have to wait it to be completely loaded [4.540kB].


Use X to control everything (the mouse in the menu works too) (maybe double... ;) )


The original idea was to make more mini games based on minimalist paintings, but I had no time.

This time I used Flashpunk instead of C++ to be quicker. I had only 3 hours on Saturday and half Sunday, but I managed to achieve a game :)

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rujo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:50am

simpe but fits the theme, liked the sound design too

atraxgames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:12am

Perfectly fits the theme, sound design is awesome!

Logun says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:14am

A lot of game in this ludum dare with this game mechanic, but this one is classy. I enjoyed graphics and audio.

ArkadyDracul says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:48pm

Perfect entry!

dsoft20 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:13pm

Very nice, I think that this game will be an awesome mobile game

Lidfrid says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:31pm

Wo theGiallo, very classy and polished!! Congratz :)

peggiosoft says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:23pm

i have runned?

SenorDiablo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:04pm

absolutely loved it

MrHalfman says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:24am

Cool game, fits perfectly with the theme. Nice audio too : relaxing and accorded to the game.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:27am

Nice audio, really made me feel like I was inside the run.

Dohan says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:28am

The music really set the mood for this game.

Greg Power says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:38am

I thought the jump was bit 'floaty', but that could have been a design choice. I love your idea of creating a series of games based on paintings. Kind of like William Carlos Williams' poems about Bruegel's paintings.

theGiallo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:18pm

lol gramatic-post-LD-disorder :D

theGiallo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:20pm

Thank you all :)

About floaty jump: yes, I tried to make all dreamy.

Casino Jack says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:05pm

Really nice music and sound on this one.

saggiosoft says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:55pm

It seems a minimalist episode of "Twin Peaks". Good!

May 2, 2013 @ 1:35pm

I like the floaty feel. Pretty simple concept, but it works nicely.

rzfmzn says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:07pm

I like the mood of the game
you could add a point system and make the player keep the square inside the blue for score and even more score by landing on black, this should make the player risk more =O)
nice game tho (and gj since you had so little time =OD )

Prudiiarca says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:22pm

Nice idea, smooth gameplay. fine!

May 5, 2013 @ 6:12am

Nice audio. The jump physics were off enough that I never really enjoed it. I was only able to clear maybe 5-6 barriers. Why the slow motion jump physics?

theGiallo says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 8:35am

Thank you all :)

@rzfmzn: I tried to remove, or at least reduce, as many "meta" as possible. In fact the time, a sort of score, is displayed only at the end. I didn't wand the player to be affected or distracted by them, ruining the dreamy experience.
@GeorgeBroussard: Did you used the double jump? The jump is not really "slow moved", but I wanted to achieve a dreamy sensation, so as final effect it could be perceived so. the physics is almost as it would be in reality.

theGiallo says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 3:58pm

Wait... That George Broussard. Whoa.

Brassawiking says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 6:30pm

This had a good serene tune to it. It felt organic. Also, don't know if it was intentional, but the movement was not entirely linear, instead it had a pulsating feel to it, which in this case fits really good. Could see this turn into sort-of zen runner where you kinda dance forward without a care in the world.

theGiallo says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 3:04pm

Thank you. I tuned the movement very carefully.
I like the idea of the zen runner :)

Sylvain says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 5:34pm

It's a kind of minimalist canabalt. Good job

Xanjos says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 10:12pm

Pretty good take on a minimalistic endless runner. The background music gives a very relaxing mood.

theGiallo says ...
May 21, 2013 @ 10:56am

Thank you :D Canabalt is to me an awesome runner game :)

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