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That day

by FredericRP - 48 Hour Compo Entry

That day, you're leaving the office. But you forgot your keys !
It's as simple as that, you just have to go back, unfortunately it's locked down, and the guards are all over the place. You must not be seen.
Is it the only way ? You could find a simpler way, but who knows ?

( There's two endings and a potato to find : did you manage to get all this ? )

- Instructions :
Move with the arrows or Z/W, Q/A, S, D
Follow on screen instructions and read carefully !

- Mac, WIndows, Linux users :
It's a last minute build so I did not test anything for standalone platforms.
The mac release works on recent mac OS (it seems that 10.6 is not supported anymore).

You must be able to run a window with a 1024x768 resolution. Use the standard short cuts to quit the game (Cmd-Q on mac , Alt-F4 on windows, I don't know on linux).

Edit (2013-05-01) : I took some time to fix some physics issues and other things, you'll find the 1.2 release from the web link (1.0 and 1.2 are available from that link)
v1.2 :
- Tweaked the physic engine so there's no more falling through the ground possible
- Fixed the vision triangle for guards, now match perfectly their vision length
- Changed a little the speed to have a more smooth experience
- Fix the dialog near the car at the end of scene 1 that prevented to go to scene 2 when pressing Up continuously

v1.1 :
- you could walk to the right, reach the end of the level and fall off the ground. It's not possible anymore !
- when busted on the copier, you're mind were sent to respawn but not your body, they are both reunited again !
- the text isn't displayed behind the buildings anymore
- when on a ladder, it's not easier to go across levels, you are automatically centered
- when going back to the end of the level, a new platform has been put so you don't fall -in- the ground (if that happened to you)

Thanks for playing !

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jim3wg says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:51pm

Fun !!

J'ai photographié mon cul mouahahah

FredericRP says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:00am

shocking ! ;)

juaxix says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:50am

Hey Frederic, this music sync is rocking me :)
Could you give good advice to improve the fun of my entry?

FredericRP says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:13pm

thx :)
I'll try that :) check the comments on your game !

AlvaroH says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:54pm

Good game!

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

Cool game! I'll never forget my keys again.

PushmePullyu says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:17pm

That text display is a neat idea. :D

FredericRP says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:32pm

@AlvaroH : thanks ! I'm on a mac right now so I can't test your game but I will take time later on
@berjah : you know where to look first now ;)
@PushmePullyu : thanks !

tonic says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:43pm

Heh, pretty funky game!

rab236 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:40pm

Fun game. The player disappears the second playthrough, though, for me. OS X 10.7.5 Chrome

Masadow says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:07pm

Very funny and addictive. Perhaps it's quite annoying that the sound brutally stop when you stop walking.

FredericRP says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:08pm

@tonic: thanks !
@rab236 : thanks also ! I think the bug is fixed now with the post compo release (you could become invisible when busted), but I'll check that asap.

TijmenTio says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:18pm

I sank through the floor after "jumping" of the building :S

FredericRP says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:01pm

@Tijmentio : it seems to happen to some of you :(
Can you tell me your config please ? I modified the scale of the game so when you're falling, you're falling at a speed that feels "right" but the physic engine has some trouble with that scale. Even adding a raycast was not enough, but I will try to fix this ! I just had no time to do it yet.

FredericRP says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:46pm

@Masadow : that's made on purpose, but I understand it can be disturbing.

JohnBroadley says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:52pm

C'est tres difficile sur la première fois, mais c'est un jeux rigolo. Magnifique! I hope I don't forget my keys when the cops are about next time. I hope you can look at my game and tell me what you think! :)

Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:37pm

Lovely sneaker! I like the high number of interaction-points

allinlabs says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:50pm

owww... I was expecting a 2nd scene after the credits. It was short and nice, very complete game on his own, full of references and jokes all around. The text on the bottom of the screen was a great idea. Had a good time, thanks !

FredericRP says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:42pm

@JohnBroadley : merci :) I looked and played your game.. ahem, no support for Azerty keyboard ? :( (but I managed to play it and left a comment)
@matthias_zarzecki : Thanks a lot !
@allinlabs : yep, I had great ambitions but had no time to do all of them, that will be on the to do list !

Lythom says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:09pm

Hi there, here is some feedback about the game :
What I liked :
- a complete game
- humour
- music (when you walk)
What imo could be improved :
- story (Why are the guard preventing you from picking your key at your desk ? Why going throw the roof to get back to the car ?)
- clarity ("go left", "no go right finally" + the words spreads everywhere make it harder to read the sentences)
- concept (50+ words doesn't really sound minimalist to me)

good overall, thanks for the game !

mkpictures says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:43pm

Haha, funny game :D I liked the cat!

Adipson says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:13pm

Ha y a quand même des Français ! J'en ai pas vu beaucoup alors bravo pour le jeu et l'initiative compatriote !

Foxtacy says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 5:06pm

I really like what you did.

With a little bit polishing this will be the funniest game I've ever played today! :)

It has a very nice catch! (The song synced with the walk cycle) For that, i'll give you a 5 on the audio :D

What i think you could do to make it better:

- More animations (climbing ladder)

dray says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 12:34am

nice entry!
the game need feedback for the key, and the character have some problem climbing ladders. but i like the style a bit jazzy, remember old point & click to me :)

FredericRP says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 1:34pm

Thanks to all for your comments !
You're right about everything in your comments, and I would have definitely improved story, clarity and animations with more time on it (I'm not sure I could have improve minimalist on the word count as I think I'm not comfortable enough with english) !
I'll play your game if I hadn't already and write a comment asap :)

kddekadenz says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 6:46pm

The Linux download seems to be broken.

FredericRP says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 7:59am

@kddekadenz : you're right, that's odd ! It's fixed now. If you try it on linux, please tell me how it is as I can't check it myself :)

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