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Potato Lotion Dilemma!

by shotiris - 48 Hour Compo Entry


Hi all! Thanks for having a look. I couldn't quite get it to where I wanted inside the 48h as I thought "oh i'll have a little nap!" and then woke up at deadline 7h later :D

Also, source is a Shiva archive. It should import into any version of Shiva editor, even the free one.

Web link goes straight to the game now.

Modelling: 7h
Textures/Graphics: 1h
Animation: 4h
Shiva/Code: 18h
Audio/SFX/Music: 6h

Thanks for looking everyone!

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shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:20am

Dead skin mask!

ben657 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:47am

One of the strangest things I have ever seen... kinda cool though... O.o

ToastyAbraham says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:00am

Slightly scary concept but good use of Audio.

semi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:04am

I now have a very greasy potato deep under water, feel like i've participated in something dirty and don't know what to do. All in all, just what i love in a game :D

Am I doing it wrong?

karsyf says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:05am


This is either full marks or 0 marks for humor ...

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:10am

Thank you! @semi there is a major bug. I passed out drunk before I could rectify and add the remaining audio :)

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:10am

Thank you so much everyone for trying the game! More feedback here than I've had on my current major project! :P

juaxix says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:29am

Hey, here another Shiva user!
Why so sad?

Mythalore says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:32am

Interesting, nice idea and the art style reminded me of psychonauts but it took a very long time to load.

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:34am

@mythalore sorry, my web server is slow apparently! Game is only about 17mb. Thanks for looking!

Zer0XoL says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:01am

I managed to keep him alive when the water was way high, by rubbing him when he was supposed to drown.

lilmissmossy says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:06am

Cool graphics and love the audio. Very very eerie and creepy. I just don't know how to save the poor little fellow! I feel i've failed him... but my guess is that's the point :) Nice work.

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:15am

@zero thanks for playing! that's my bug. hey 48h :)

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:16am

@lilmissmossy the potato must die :)

tiffi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:01pm

thats one sad potato... :(
but cool idea!

Yezu says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:07pm

This 3d player thing is crap. I installed the add on and it still does not work :(

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:17pm

@yezu sorry it isn't working for you. Try the windows exe perhaps?

@tiffi thanks!

Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:20pm

Shit i thought the WTF award was for me. I rubbed the potato a lot, water went crazy when 2 third of the screen was full. Then potato guy reappeared. Then i stop cause i was thinking about suicide.

mechagk says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:20pm

Very weird, not sure if I'm doing it right...

Skywilly says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:29pm

Creepy o_o

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:45pm

@anna @mechagk @skywilly perfect! thank you :)

Toki Anholmes says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:20pm

wow, love the madness of the thing

Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:41pm

Holy moly.

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:46pm

@toki & @superlevelseb awesome comments :) thanks!

juaxix says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:27am

Hey, I have test your code with Shiva, do you have a shiva forum entry to talk about this? :)

please check my game with windows again

shotiris says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:18pm

Hi @juaxix, thanks! I checked out your game, pretty cool. No I haven't started a thread about it.

Alex Rose says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:57pm

Oh god, what have I done?

I really wanted to see what the monster was!

But yeah, hilarious stuff, definitely a 5* for humour, and the potato looks amazing. Great modelling and animation.

May 1, 2013 @ 1:07pm

Alrighty, then...

Zener says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:41pm

Interesting concept, it made me reaply and try different things. I will have nightmares with the music :)

shotiris says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:45pm

:) Thanks all.

avidgamerNino says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:28pm

you have to be kidding me!!!-pregame

postgame- wow, I died and came back to life and the water just kept filling up, Odd clicking website.

MinionStudios says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:23am

Freaky and hilarious game! Is it possible to win without death? can we see the Wild Bill?

Elemnir says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:23am

I biffed it. If you keep the butter and click the potato after he drowns, he springs magically back to life.

FREEZX says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:33am

Holy fuck.

john_conder9 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:37am

I.. I don't really .. I mean I made the potato cry until it flooded the place but like nothing happened and so I just ... I just I don't know man. I don't know man. I don't like, I don't know man.

shotiris says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:38am

:) Hello.

@avidgamerNino Thanks, it's bugged.
@minionStudios Thank you! Not yet, that's as far as I got. @Elemnir yeah bugged :) (I passed out 7h before deadline)
@freezx Perfect, thanks :)

shotiris says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:39am

@john_conder9 lol, awesome.

gregdevice says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 6:00am

A lot of butter torture

sudorossy says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:27pm

Wow. I felt awful playing this. Well done.

shotiris says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 7:15am

Thanks @sudorossy :D Thanks all for having a look.

michail says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 2:35pm

I don't know what to say.

Sylvain.p says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 11:50pm


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