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When The Sun Sets

by Ravetcofx - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This game is not as complete at all, probably because this was my first Ludum dare and I didt get the hang of managing my time.
Any way your main charecter is going to die in 10 secconds (when the sun sets) and in that time he goes through his memories, and finaly says goodbye to his wife on last time.
I plan on continuing development of this; eg adding more levels a deeper story and so on. Please give your comments, it the whole reason I did this :)

I did rush, so please let me know of any stupid things.

Space or enter to start
You need a minimum java 1.6
The Window size is stupid, I will fix soon
The Music released under The Creative Commons Lisence:

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nintendoeats says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:10am

I don't feel like I can even rate this. Either I'm missing something or there is no gameplay. I can' even get past the first platform :(

Nice art and music though.

kevinAlbs says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:13am

Good idea. I hope you are able to finish it and add an ending.

Senevri says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:17am

Music is amazing.

Taylor says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:18am

Jumping and collision were weird, so much so that just jumping from platform to platform was frustrating

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:24am

Sorry Guys for all the bugs, If you follow me here or on twitter @RavetcoFX I will do more updates.

Thanks for the comments :)

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:31am

The music is great, and the art style is nice, but I'm having difficulty understanding what is happening in the game. Some symbols just disappear, the wife/daughter mourns (which does make sense), and you turn into a pulsating cloud when you are over the woman on the top, and even though the sun set you can still move around. I'm not quite getting what the game is trying to tell me.

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:34am

The to people standing next to each other used to be your parents that you remember, and they died early in your life, the baby turned into your wife mouring sybolizing it was a silent birth, and the pulsating cloud it a bug...

Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:40am

Couldn't get past the Mediafire puzzle.

Tork says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:42am

Same, mediafire didnt help with captcha + virus on the ads

caranha says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:43am

I really liked your art style and your music, you also had kind of a solid idea, but the game programming and polishing was lacking.

I will give you some of my impressions, I hope this help you next time:

* At the title screen, I tried clicking "start" but nothing happened. If you are not going to do mouse input, do not place a "button" like on your screen, and tell the player as soon as possible what are the commands (space for jumping?)

* The platforming needs work. The jump is really short, but the character can somehow glitch into the next platform, even though visually he cant reach it.

* Also, when I played the second time around (after dying the first time), the game did not end when the sun reached the bottom of the screen. Check if you are resetting all your variables!

Thanks for the game, and best of luck next LD :-)

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:43am

I will fix sorry guys

namrog84 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:44am

I like the music
I can't jump?
I just got the jumping and made it to the top. I dont fully grasp whats going on though?

Jumping mechanic needs a lot of work. some more direction on the win/lose/gameplay?

I like the art/graphics a lot! good music!
Has potential for great mood and ambient game

ix says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:45am

Nice music, it's too bad you weren't able to do more.

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:46am

thank you caranha, i was rushing at the last few minutes, It is a heaping pile of garbage atm, I will work on it some more...

Boodog says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:49am

Awesome game! I really liked it! Loved the music! :) (also my game has a linux version like you asked :D)

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:50am

I will thank people individualy now:

thanks namrog84 for the feedback

and thank you ix aswell :)

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:52am

Thank you Boodog

Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:16am

Move to dropbox!

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:48am

SpiralCodeStudio Will do tomorrow

Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:38pm

Looks awesome, but I don't understand the game really well...

TobiasW says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:38pm

I can totally sign what dalinblue said: "Some symbols just disappear, the wife/daughter mourns (which does make sense), and you turn into a pulsating cloud when you are over the woman on the top, and even though the sun set you can still move around. I'm not quite getting what the game is trying to tell me."

That's my experience too. And I'm not sure what's up with the hunchback angel? And yes, the jumping needs a lot of work.

I like the graphics and the music though! It looks rough, but still pleasing, and the minimal animations work well.

Congratulations on finishing your first LD! I hope you'll be back for more later :)

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:00pm

Thank you very much JackiMonster and TobiasW, If you read up in the comments I explained a bit of what was going on :)

zanzindorf says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:44pm

Do you have a direct download link? Media fire keeps crashing and won't let me download it. You're screen shot looks cool.

Cosrnos says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:45pm

Love the art style but I'm not sure what the objective was and the game wouldn't fully display for me.

cwkx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:50pm

Beautiful music and artstyle, would be nice to have some more polished gameplay.

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:53pm

zanzindorf: will do very soon
Cosrnos: I will fix the large window Sillyness
cwkx: thank you, I will fix up the sillyness soon

Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:27pm

I like the simple art style but I'd suggest working on the feel of the controls as they were a bit disjointed. Otherwise a good solid game though, the music was nice too.

Zerkruemler says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:32pm

The graphics attracted me to play the game, but it seems to be buggy. I cannot jump higher than the first platform. After 3 sunsets the sun hangs and you can play forever.

kayupla says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:20pm

great ! I specialy apreciate the graphical mood and music. the story telling elements are mature, even the purpose is classic. exellent work.

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:47pm

tripleVisionGames: Thankyou, I am working to fix the kinks in the next few days

Zerkruemler: Will fix

kayupla: Wow, thank you, I am amazed you didnt comment about the bugs.

nathanhoffer says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 3:37am

Media fire = blah.

As far as the game, I LOVED the artwork. I really was feeling it. Congrats on your first Ludum Dare.

rincewind_cz says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 8:47am

Music is really nice, but you should definitely distribute it in some lossy format (to reduce download size). The game itself was little bit confusing (at least for me) sometimes :-)

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:30pm

Thanks nathanhoffer :)
rincewind_cz, I made song smaller so I isnt so massive, I just need to fix a few more bugs and upload the darn thing.

GVmakesGames says ...
Sep 10, 2013 @ 10:53am

Nice graphics and music, but there is some bug. Also, the collisions are... argh, a bit strange.

Oxygamer says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 3:23pm

What a puzzling game!

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