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Police Escape

by D3zmodos - Jam Entry

- Arrow keys to select which direction you want to turn next (didn't manage to fit in a visual indicator for this, sorry)
- Spacebar to activate your current powerup (you will see the icon on the left if you have one)

I am aware there are some graphical bugs (as well as the occasional fail on the part of the enemy cars).

Hopefully somebody finds a little enjoyment out of this.

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Argembarger says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:59pm

I was amused by the surprisingly realistic explosion. That's not how you pull over a car! Silly police.

BradleySmith says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:00pm

Not bad at all for 48 hours.

scheurneus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:09pm

can't exit. fun anyway

pjchardt says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:03pm

Feels like I don't have enough time/cannot see enough of the screen to dodge the police. Maybe a zoomed out camera can help the player see more of the level and plan accordingly. Also, having to use the mouse to restart when the keyboard controls in game is frustrating. Sorry to be full of criticism, hopefully I offered something worthwhile :) I did find enjoyment out of it so thank you for sharing!

peggiosoft says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:09pm

(0.67 seconds)
Game Over!

made my day.

D3zmodos says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:57pm

@peggiosoft ye...I didn't get round to fixing that, figured it was more important to at least get something that was somewhat playable out, and it doesn't happen all that often (although often enough to warrant it being on the "to fix soon" list).

@pjchardt 1) I noticed the issue with the screen size as well...it was initially even more zoomed in =/ I zoomed it out a little and didn't think much about it since then, but come to think of it...yes it could definitely do with a some more zooming out.
2) Yes...yes using the mouse is most definitely annoying, meant to add that...guess I didn't get round to it/forgot about it/was lazy (MOAR EXCUSES!!!11!! :P)
Glad you enjoyed it though

@scheurneus True, but I was lazy and never added an exit button...guess Alt+F4 will need to suffice for now =/

scheurneus says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:23am

can't exit in full-screen. Also, horrible sound.
Controls not very easy for me. A good idea however.

May 1, 2013 @ 12:15am

Screen too zoomed in and cant live long enough to get any of the powerups

Ismei says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:33am

I liked the explosions and the simplicity of controls, and agree that having a more zoomed out screen would make it easier to decide directions. But then you'd miss out on the fun of choosing a direction just in time to enter a collision course with a police car.

May 1, 2013 @ 11:22am


(yes, i restart the game 4 times, just to explode )

Tanius says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:39am

really fast! I can't predict when it's time to turn, try to make some notification, or maybe slowing everything when it's time to turn.
Nice music!

May 1, 2013 @ 11:54am

A fun little game!

Corofides says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:34pm

Wasn't too bad but I felt like a very passive player. Not to mention some scenarios where just unavoidable such as when a police car spawned directly in front of you at the beginning.

mikeware says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:12pm

Really nice music. Like the premise, it's really hard to keep track of where all the other cars are. Did see one just stop at one point.

inko says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:20pm

Put the camera further away so the player can see the cops coming. Right now it's unfortunately more about luck then actual skills. Cool idea but kinda unplayable at the current stage.

May 2, 2013 @ 6:48pm

Feels pac-man-y :)

Sebastian says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 4:47pm

Cool explosion effect. Over the last ten minutes of playing I have come to be very familiar with it :P
I quite like the music.

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