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Long live the King

by Lythom - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The game emphasis narration and will bring you to a minimalist world that may not be exactly what it seems... discover the truth behind, illustrated with normal mapped pixel art !

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Skywilly says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 7:58pm

Sublime narration ! Bravo !

Apr 28, 2013 @ 8:03pm

Haha, I like it! ^^

Tyro says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:48pm

Nice game! I enjoyed the visuals and audio a lot. Just one thing: at the end, I think the last sentence should read:

"The guards led him to the throne, where he sat to be crowned."

Keep up the good work!

ming_tea says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:32pm

Great game!

texel says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:55pm

Wow. That was awesome. Love the storytelling and the way it worked out. =o)

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:09am

Nice story !

Lythom says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:05am

Thanks all !
Tyro> As this is a grammatical error I think it's not cheating to correct it so... fixed ! Thanks =)

Yakka says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:41pm

Awesome mood :)

Cosine says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:59pm

I really like this game, but I'd really like to see it go further. I like the light casting. I'd like it to be longer and more difficult, and perhaps multiple paths you could follow. Great game overall!

MaxguN says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:11pm

Awesome. Really nicely done :)

dray says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:12pm

Excelent Audio, Great story, cool art. a very well made game!
the only thing i can say as a feedback is the dragon, he need some kind of dead animation or to disapear.

8BitPimp says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:43pm

Very unique. Well done :)

Dax says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:08am

Really nice, too bad the stroy ended too fast :(

Rastagong says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:46am

So short, so good! <3
I loved the art, the story, the music. So make a sequel, maybe?

FredericRP says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:36am

Ahah, it was fun and well written :)
I liked that the music starts with the action

zinfandel says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:42am

I absolutely loved this one! The effect of highlighting to see what's going on is a brilliant way to invoke curiosity and tell a story. The graphics and audio all work well together.
My only comment - the font is very difficult to read, and may make some miss the story.

oatsbarley says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:04am

Oh, that wasn't what I was expecting at all. The graphical gimmick is pretty cool, and the audio fits really well. I love that you can have two different stories if you play through it silhouetted or lit up. Great work!

omaromeir says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:04pm

Wow, I was truly amazed by this. Awesome technique, idea, execution and story :O. I loved it. Only problem is text can be hard to read, but that's such a small complaint. Bravo!

tankete says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:50am

It's the new Don Quixote! Great idea and implementation. Loved it! :)

Angerus says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:57pm

Cute little game! A bit too short on the gameplay in my opinion but whatever, a cool experience!

Ariake81 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:17pm

Really enjoyed the story, plot could do with a little more depth and better pacing (doesn't need to be as quick) but overall great experience

mkpictures says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 1:24pm

Nice little game :) I really enjoyed it, simple and the narration was good. ( Thanks for the french version BTW ). I also liked the music :) Too bad it was so short :(

Good job!

ataxkt says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 2:10pm

Excellent, a genuinely good narrative game! Very minimal too, every action the player has helps tell the story in ways only possible for an interactive medium. 5 stars!

kibertoad says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 10:53pm

Nice artstyle, not much of a game or a story, though.

kibertoad says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 10:56pm

Haha, missed the narrative trick during first playthrough. Excellent idea!

MinionStudios says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 3:59pm

WOW! I did not use the click mechanic the first time! Afterwards, I realized what it meant.

KEFIR says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 4:38pm

Wow! Not really a game, but it is really cool interactive narrative! Very cinematic. I would call it the real piece of Art! :)

May 5, 2013 @ 6:17pm

Not much of a game here, but a great work nonetheless!

scriptorum says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 7:31pm

Nice one, Lythom. I like the lighting effects, and how you worked that into the gameplay.

donp3yote says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 2:26am

Man, for such a simple little game the narration was great. Loved the interface and twist! Kinda made me sad. Only wish it was longer! Great work!

nilstastic says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 10:37am

Nice, but the story ended too fast :) Nice Graphics!

DdlyHeadshot says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 11:53am

Incredible and thought-provoking!

allinlabs says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 2:29pm

Well, I wasn't expecting that... overlapping the 2 stories like you did was actually pretty smart ! Great and innovative way to tell a story, I loved it !

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