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Tensek Mode

by Diventurer - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In Tensek Mode, you are a "thing" that tries to stay on the infinitely developing platform that changes mode every 10 seconds! Scary!

If you pick up a mode changer, the next mode will be of the mode changer you picked up.

Use 'W' to accelerate, and 'A' and 'D' to steer.
'Escape' to enter title screen.
'Return' to start game from title screen.

Try to beat your highscore, and keep an eye out for a sudden change in speed or platform development. Lightning Speedmode will get you for sure!

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Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:40pm

I hear sounds & have a taskbar icon but no game window. Win7/64 and yes I have vcredist.

Diventurer says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:46pm

@Dark Acre Jack
Oh, that's always a tricky one...
Does the "_nocturne_log.txt" say anything?
If you could pastebin it, that would be great.
Thanks for trying anyway.
You could always try it on another computer though, if you can. Unless that's too much hassle.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:47pm

I thought this game had a really cool feeling to it with the visuals and music. It sort of felt like playing a music visualizer. Hypnotic and relaxing.

Sh1rogane says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:50pm

Fun game!

Diventurer says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:59pm

Thanks a lot! It makes me really happy that you enjoyed it!

Thanks a lot to you too! :D

HighQuality says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:44pm

Really interesting concept that feels both well polished and completed disregarding the obvious lack of a thorough highscore system.

The instructions also felt a bit unclear at first due to the fact that I somewhat panicked once I realized I only had 10 seconds to read it all, mostly because it seemed like the descriptions of the different modes were more important than they actually were. Also, even though the player controls were pretty straight forward it'd be nice to have them told to you without having to figure them out by yourself.

doonay21 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:03pm

Windows 7 64 bit - game work as charm.

Diventurer says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:04pm

Awesome! Did you enjoy it? :)

killmonday says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:34pm

Cool idea! Felt really trippy and weird in a sick but good way!

Diventurer says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:59pm

Awesome! Thank you for playing! :D

Kragnir says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:41pm

The instructions could have been made much easier since the only thing you need to know is that you need to avoid the edges.

Diventurer says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:39am

While I agree, I have to say that it's not hard to figure out yourself. ;)

Bmanrules says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:08pm

Very fun game! Lovely use of the theme and very nice gameplay. Controls were a bit unresponsive at times but I really enjoyed it.

Diventurer says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 5:56pm

Thanks, that means a lot! :D

Joror says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:22pm

I felt very wurmy while playing this. :D A bit hard to 'see' which way you are heading without a more accurate representation of your current heading though.

TammiLion says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:25pm

Gameplay feels good! I had a million and a half points, died at lightning speed mode XD

Diventurer says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 5:07am

Haha, well - you don't really need to 'see' which way you are heading. You just have to steer while considering the velocity.

Awesome! :D And yeah, the lighting speedmode is definitely the hardest one. Nice highscore.

ashdnazg says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:01pm

Quite pretty and very interesting music!

Diventurer says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:12pm

Thanks a lot! :D

Reyn says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 8:15pm

Seems your download link is broken :( Can ping the domain but the download hangs

Diventurer says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 7:32am

Yeah, I've noticed it myself. I'll upload to a new host.

dook says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 4:58pm

This was weird, but good and original :) There should be a highscore, I figure I got a lot of points at one point, but the game restarted before I could see.

Diventurer says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 6:42pm

There is a highscore, dook!
On the top-right corner, you can see the highscore, and even shows you the difference of your current score and highscore if you're currently beating it.

Thanks for playing!

Reyn says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 8:08pm

Trippy :)

Diventurer says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 9:26pm

Thanks for trying! :D

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