April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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Sail Away

by phaed - 48 Hour Compo Entry

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GreaseMonkey says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:44am

Alright, voting.

I got bored during this. But I pushed on and... well, it has a nice story. It DEFINITELY has a story, a nice, simple story. You just need to give it a bit more... drive, I guess.

5 stars for theme... because you went with an obvious lock-and-key puzzle, so this also takes a bit off your innovation score.

The graphics are quite nice, and it DOES look pretty good considering the "minimalism" you've decided on (coloured polys are superiour to black and white boxes).

There's no audio. Perhaps you could add some nice sounding sounds? You don't even need to do music if you're not good at that, just do ambient sounds. The plus side of that is it'd make the game feel a little less empty.

The plus side of NOT doing that is you're not likely to make the mistake of having a 20MB wav in a 200KB game. To avoid this schoolboy error, either use vorbis-tools and apply oggenc to everything, or use VLC, open the .wav, right click and then click "Stream" (then stream to a file with the Audio / Ogg Vorbis profile).

Overall, a somewhat boring but nicely polished art game.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:13pm

Haha kind of cool :)

Ysty says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:00pm

Nice. Could have used some sound, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

Jorjon says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 10:57am

I finished it. Nice story.

cardboard says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 3:34am

That was enjoyable. Sound would have made it better, but it certainly still feels complete without it. Also, I really like your minimal art style (which is why I clicked on your game to begin with).

ronsho says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 5:57pm

I gave a flower to a dragon and put a dog in a barrel!

Uhfgood says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 10:42pm

That was great. Managed to do a full on point'n'click (okay hunt'n'peck keyboard) adventure, as minimally as possible. And I agree with others, the colored poly shapes is preferable to plain boxes, and black and white. Also like others you should have added sound. Well done!

GreaseMonkey says ...
May 21, 2013 @ 7:56am

ARGH. You didn't get enough votes ;_;

That happened to me in LD24, and yeah, it totally sucks.

I suggest you play a few more games next time - trust me, it helps. I use Linux and you'll be suprised at how many games ARE playable.

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