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The Escape

by zeoverlord - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Though i had a bit of a problem with my coordinate systems (as in many of them) i think it turned out great.
Even if i didn't encounter those bugs there would be little more to add, perhaps savepoints, fuel level and a bigger map.

The controls are pretty self evident and dare i say "minimalistic", it's just WSAD to move and ESC to quit.

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zerebruin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:18am

F-Secure tells me this is a virus (Gen:VariantKazy.86183)
So do a couple of other scanners on VirusTotal.com, but may be a false alarm. You should try to fix that.

Ran it sandboxed.
Gameplay is excellent. Pixelstyle & sound effects fit the game very well. Overall 4 stars for the game.

Lizzip says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:19am

Tried to run on windows, got lots of "Error 0:1 Version number not supproted by OGL driver" and cant link shaders errors

Tyro says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:23am

Nice game! I think it turned out nicely too and would be even better with obstacles and collectibles of some kind. It really reminds me of the 'Down the Tubes' level EWJ.

Kix says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:40am

Good job, bit there was one bug that made the background show through the tile edges though.not a problem,just a bit annoying.

zeoverlord says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:34pm

@zerebruin i scanned it myself with AVG and it does not complain, i would probably say its a heuristic check being overzealous.
I don't know how to go around fixing it though.

@Lizzip what version of windows and what drivers do you use?

Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:38pm

Hey there, some error message as well (Win XP, 32-bit):

When I want to launch the game, following message comes up:
Cannot get Proc Adress for CreateContextAttribs"

intripoon says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 10:47am

This was a long ride. Couldn't let go though. Luckily I had unlimited fuel. I'm not sure what the landing plattforms inbetween do. I would have prefered smooth scrolling.
I read the comments after playing this. I'm concerend about the virus notifications of virus total...

messiano says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 5:16pm

Same error as SuperlevelSebastian on Win 7

zeoverlord says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 10:59pm

@SuperlevelSebastian @messiano i think that error happens when your graphics drivers don't support at least openGL 3 or if something else is wrong, when i get it it does resolve itself after a reboot.

@intripoon the game was supposed to have save points and a fuel level, but obviously they got cut in the end, now they are more of a place for you to rest a bit without taking damage.

lorancou says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 1:20pm

Runs for me. A shame that it's limited to qwerty, it gets a bit complicated on an azerty keyboard. I usually get around that by switching the keyboard in Windows, but for some reason this doesn't even work when running your games. Supporting azerty is easy, take W *and* Z as up, Q *and* A as left, poof, done.

Apart that, neat controls, I did some exploration and didn't see the end of the maze. This lacks some challenge: limited fuel enemies, etc., but it could be a good start for a proper game.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 2:24am

played the whole thing -- really well done -- i love lunar lander type games

cableplays says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 1:31am

Great game did a video on it :D

Misfit says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 5:59pm

Nice Lunar Lander/Gravity Force style game. Few bugs (background lines after scrolling), but good job.

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