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Comic Sans: The Game

by FloatingGhost - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Well here it is, Comic Sans: The Game. It's built using java on top of the Slick2D library, and should work on all systems (spoiler: It probably won't).

How'd I do?


Fixes (I hope) for Linux and OSX with new (post-compo) natives loader.

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pHOIg4H892 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:51am

10/10, has comic sans

TomboFry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:43pm

I'd like to play/vote, however I get the following error message (I am running on version 1.6, maybe it's that?):

Could not find the main class: ludumdare.LudumDare. Program will exit.

Raimonds says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:47pm

Loved the turning mechanic [:

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:24pm

I'm running 1.7 - have you extracted the files from the zip? It appears to hate it if you don't.

metadept says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:27pm

Hahah, cute! What if we don't want to rescue it, though?? My only suggestion is to make projectiles/enemies Times New Roman letters for thematic effect.

timtipgames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:29pm

Thank god I was able to save comic sans :)
A bit too easy for my taste. The way you implemented ducking is an interesting way to do it :)

Yezu says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:30pm

Can't run on Fedora.
"Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no lwjgl in java.library.path"

I guess something wrong with path setup.

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:41pm

Ooh, I did do the linux natives majig... No idea why it won't run.

Overv says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:45pm

Fun little game! I like the replayability through saving Comic Sans again!

Morgawr says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:45pm

Same here, Linux (Ubuntu), cannot run this because of missing main class yadda yadda

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:46pm

That is rather odd. I'll see if I can fix it.

Shigor says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Save the COMIC SANS!!!!! Now if there only were some potatoes....

karsyf says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:54pm

"Times New Roman is Victorious" and I lolled out loud =D

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:02pm

Hilarious and fun! But it seems random how high I jump...

Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:25pm

That ducking animation is absolutely wonderful.

invaderJim says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:29pm

The total package.

Holofire says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:16pm

Absolutely hilarious. Such a simple and original idea. I love it.

The jumping is a bit...wierd.

Merkoth says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:19pm

Tried to play under latest OSX, got this error:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: ludumdare/LudumDare : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

Cosine says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:10pm

Love the theme. A little short lived, but cool. One problem... Comic Sans can't be saved! Haha.

SenorDiablo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:03pm

ahaha very funny and fun. good work

errorage says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:08pm

<font face="Comic sans MS">I had fun</font>

jmf says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:40pm

Haha, enjoyed it a lot. On windows had to run it from command line to get the classpath right using "java -jar LudumDare.jar".

Jellycakes says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:39am

Pretty fun, too short though. Maybe a bit more polish too but other than that nice game.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:59pm

Pretty hilarious at times! I'm scoring this high on humor because it actually made me LOL-out a number of times. :D

Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:01pm

Good little game.

Zed says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:38pm

Ha, I like it. Very simple.

The theme for the last LD was "You Are The Villain". This would've fit in MUCH better with that, since 'rescuing' Comic Sans makes me feel like I'm committing some sort of crime.

Purplescape says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:04pm

Funny game! So glad I saved Comic Sans

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:33am

its amazing what people come up with at these things -- really nice effort -- gets insanley hard

TaleLore says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:10am


Cambrian_Man says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 2:42am

I think something's off in the jump code. Sometimes you do little hops, sometimes it's a big leap. Still, best font-based run and jump game I've played this year!

pvwradtke says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 2:55am

I had some problems to run it on Ubuntu 12.04 and OpenJDR6. I had to install openjdk7 and "sudo update-alternatives --config java" to select JDK7 in order to get it to work. Glad i dit it, had a good laugh with this one. Very easy to win, but dodging all those falling potatoes to rescue comicsans was entertaining. :)

sudorossy says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 10:12pm

It was interesting...

Maple says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 3:18am

*Ahem*, your hitboxes are terrible, but otherwise you did a good job.

Am I meant to want to lose?

Also, you really shouldn't be mixing post-compo stuff with compo stuff, unless it is strictly game-breaking bugs. You should make a post-compo link for the post-compo version, so people aren't rating what you did after LD.

Skoggy says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 1:57pm

Sorry, couldn't start on my mac :(

FloatingGhost says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 6:35pm

Maple, it was a game-breaking bug. It wouldn't launch on mac or linux, I added 2 lines to load the correct natives. That is all.

badlydrawnrod says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 9:22pm

Jumping is a bit floaty, but ... well, it does what it says on the tin.

Coil_Whine says ...
Nov 9, 2013 @ 5:51am

yeaaaah I like this a lot.

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