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The Gourd of Water

by Clutchford - Jam Entry

'The Gourd Of Water' is a side scrolling, desert survival adventure. With the last of your water supply hanging about your waist, you must trek through the desert heat in search of fresh water. The key will be pacing yourself and rationing your one gourd of water less you die, lost in the sand.

This game was developed by students of Southampton Solent Univeristy.

Samuel Lutchford
Matt Cull
Gergo Foldhazi
Matt Slocombe
Tom Dary
Edward "Ned" Raine
Fabio Goncalves

::UPDATE:: Control Scheme

Arrow keys: move left/right
Left shift (hold): sprint
Space bar: jump
'R' (hold): drink water
Escape: quit to main menu

Downloads and Links




Clutchford says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:34am

Hi there, thanks for checking out the game. You may be wondering why you can't download it... truth be told I don't know either but I know you can download it if you go here...

Thanks again, sincerely :D


Clutchford says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:35am

...the key bit being the omission of the "www."

X-0r says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:29pm

I get an error about a missing .dll: MSVCR100D.dll
Is there any way to fix this?

TBSHRichard says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:53pm

Overall this was an okay application. I don't want to use the term 'game' because gameplay was very limited. The only interaction I had to do was move right, jump once, move right while pushing the R key every once in a while. Not very interesting for a game.

The story it told, however, was a powerful one. I really felt regret that I couldn't help the villagers of the desolate town.

The graphics and audio were beautiful. There were many graphical issues throughout, but the artwork was fantastic. The music and sound also suffered from issues, such as starting near the end of the game, but I liked it while it was playing.

To summarize, it was great as a story but poor as an actual game. I've always felt the gameplay should come first, as games have been enjoyed without stories for centuries. At their core, games should be fun to play. Nevertheless, nicely done on all of your achievements!

Clutchford says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:29pm

X-0r, the problem is that the version of the exe we submitted is the debug one as we had bally hell getting the release version installer to work (the debug version requires that .dll from visual studio). All you need to do is get the .dll your error mentions here...

We want to work on the game more so hopefully we'll have a fix down the road.
Thanks for checking it out

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