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by sjk - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You take the role of a super hero who overslept and only has 10 seconds to get ready for work and save the day!
Try and collect as many items as possible!

Space = Use/PickUp/Punch
A/D = left/right
W = Jump
S = PowerSlam (works only while jumping)

Requires OpenGL 3.2 to run.

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sjk says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 9:07pm

I have no way of testing it on OS/X and Linux. If anyone could let me know if it works. That would be sweet!

Aug 25, 2013 @ 9:21pm

Crashes before any windows show up, OSX 10.8.4 :(

agmcleod says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 9:44pm

I love the look of the game, but yeah i cannot run it on osx. Opening the app file, and running the jar directly, I get:

xception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: chris/hertwig/LD27/Main : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:00pm

Windows version didn't work at all, but .jar worked, and the game was cool

xaby says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:45pm

I think S doesn't work if I have also Frozenpunsh, nice graphics

sjk says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:56pm

You need the pants and the boots for the PowerSlam. Should work with the freeze punch, too.

I made a new jar file with a lower java version hopefully this will work now on mac. Otherwise I will try to come up with a solution tomorrow.


Tegu says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:06am

Seems to require OpenGL 3.0 so I can't test it. :(

gikdew says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:21pm

I've test it and it works for me, so fun and enjoyable, the pixel art is really awesome!

Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:24pm

Immediately crashes on OS X, with the following error:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.RuntimeException: Error creating shader.
at chris.hertwig.LD27.ShaderHelper.compileShader(

Cardanis says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:29pm

I love how what you pick up determines your success in the combat, good call!

tomsik68 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:30pm

Runs well on Xubuntu 12.04 x64.
Good game! It's pretty funny what bonuses you get from the items :D

HELLO23 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:32pm

The pixel art is incredible. I liked the gameplay and the idea. Very fun.

nintendoeats says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:33pm

I enjoyed that! Couldn't finish it, because I apparently lack basic beat-em-up skills. It would have been nice if there were more places to check than you could reasonably look for in the given time, or if there were different items for the same body slot.

I also quite like the graphics.

jordans says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:33pm

Great! So funny and polished!

Parappa says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:34pm

Fun mini-brawler, great job on the sprite art, love the overall concept too.

loxo says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:37pm

I'm on OS X and get the same error as zedutchgandalf.

Latcarf says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:09pm

On ArchLinux, I get the following error:

org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: X Error - disp: 0x7fe81c21c500 serial: 89 error: GLXBadFBConfig request_code: 154 minor_code: 34
at org.lwjgl.opengl.LinuxDisplay.globalErrorHandler(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.LinuxContextImplementation.nCreate(Native Method)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.LinuxContextImplementation.create(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.ContextGL.<init>(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
at chris.hertwig.LD27.Game.initGL(
at chris.hertwig.LD27.Game.start(
at chris.hertwig.LD27.Main.main(

Not sure whether it's a bug or a problem with my computer.

kayupla says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:11pm

Just great ! You well use the theme less falling into easy way. I'am a fan !

Jhelle says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:13pm

Enjoyed the graphics, somehow I got really far by just spamming space :P.

3ndo says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:13pm

Nice concept. Pretty difficult. PowerSlam doesn't seem to work.

andreyin says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:15pm

Enjoyed it!

Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:21pm

Got a chance to play it on a windows machine. Good stuff! It was fun to go through a few cycles of losing and realizing that there were more things hidden in the apartment.

KevinZuhn says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:55am

That fight sequence got pretty tedious for me, at least when I wasn't properly equipped the first few times. It seems like any time I approach enemies, I wind up inside their punch range and lose hearts, so my safest bet is to stand in place and let them trundle at me. Maybe the fight should be overwhelming and quick when you don't have the right stuff.
I managed to sweep through them once I had the mask, gloves, and boots, and it was a lot more fun that way! Could use an instruction on how to use the slam attack, it took me a bit to find out that it was air-only!

Kragnir says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:46am

Interesting idea. The fighting needs some work.

Kramin42 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 5:43am

It's working fine on Ubuntu Linux with Java 1.7.0_25

gritfish says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:06pm

Great graphics, but the fight sequence is a bit fiddly - With the freeze, you often punch enemies outside the walkable area.

Lokarunith says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 2:58pm

Nice entry, it would be cool if there were more items.

hbocao says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 3:12am

Great art, man! I liked the concept and the subtle use of the theme. Also very funny. Nice entry!

Koltiman says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 7:42pm

A really nice game. Like the way you implemented "10 seconds".

DreamTeam says ...
Sep 13, 2013 @ 1:59am


I won. I killed like 90 Blutos. :)

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