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10 Second Survival

by Moochoomon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a quick game I threw together called 10 Second Survival.
The goal of the game is to survive 30 days, each day being only 10 SECONDS, limiting time for resource gathering and eating / finding food.
NOTE: This game is not very good, does not contain a title screen, and is buggy.I could not do any of these, as I don't have enough time.

EDIT: I forgot to include that the fishing net takes 20 sticks and 20 leaves. Everything has a 3 second timer, so if you don't want to kill your fingers clicking furiously, just wait a few seconds in between clicks.

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Moochoomon says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 4:40pm

I am aware of a bug that the game will not launch when launched with the .jar, I have not yet found the cause of this problem.

Moochoomon says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 5:55pm

Bug should be fixed! It was an error with Files and not suing Input Streams.

Markavian says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:51am

How much sticks/leaves do you need to make nets? I managed to make one, I think, and catch two fish... lots of clicking.

Urfoex says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:55pm

I got rich waters around. Every 4 seconds 2 fish. Every fish giving 1 day. *Yeah* Easy living :D

Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:02am

Nice little game, I'm not too sure if I'm doing the right way, but I like the concept !

Sep 3, 2013 @ 12:04am

Nice little game, I like the concept, too bad it would not record for my LD27 compilation video series

MrBlade says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 11:45pm

I saw that you gave me a trophy. Thank you so much. I was going through a really rough day, I really really needed that today.
I really loved this game. The sounds and music were very nicely done, The art was pretty nice, and the idea was very well done! I would have liked a sound for when the player caught a fish, got sticks, etc. The first time I died, I had caught two fish, I just didn't have time to eat them. (Because I saw that I had caught it last second.) The buttons were just a little bit too small, gut otherwise; I LOVE the GUI. Getting a fishing net was actually kind of hard, but once you get it and get a few fish it is pretty easy. However, if you make it to Day: 20, then you pretty much have beaten the game, because you lose (1h/s Hunger per second.) And ten days in game is just 100 seconds. (Or, 100 hunger I.E how much hunger you have.) I think that if you are standing still and you have a fishing net, that number should be higher. Two or Three hunger per second perhaps. This would make the player move around while fishing a little bit more and also make sure once you get to 20 days you cannot just stand still.

Anyway, very nice work. I really enjoyed it. (And it was all in Java! Whoa!) 9/10.


jomomomo says ...
Sep 12, 2013 @ 6:20pm

Aw man I couldn't catch any fish!

Aske says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 1:44pm

Linux won't let me run the .jar, because it's not marked as executable. :(

01rafael says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 10:57pm

Uh. I was confused by gameplay. too hard though

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