December 13th-16th 2013 :: Theme: You Only Get One

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Save Your Mother!

by viinnyk - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Your mother is dying and You Only Get One dollar to save her! Can you do it?
Less of a game than an interactive story. Set it the style of late 1980's point-and-click adventures. Hasn't been tested at all on Windows or Linux, so tell me if anything doesn't work. To play, unzip the folder and click on "saveyourmother.jar". The other files contained are natives and required libraries. JAVA is required to run.
Brief Instructions:
Click to go places and to advance text. From the main street, you can visit the bar, store, and alley. When in a location, the exit will be at the bottom or the door (if present), with the exception of the alley, whee the exit is at the left. All of the people can be spoken to. To access your inventory / pause the game, click the "I" button. If you find yourself unable to proceed, you can click the reset button, but if you encounter difficulties after doing so just close and restart the application. Have fun!

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acp_ld says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:59pm

looks like it was decently made but I can't figure out what is going on. Also you get suck on the terrain with the click movement. And since this isn't 1984 anymore there should be some kind of indicator about which things you can interact with and where the exits are.

viinnyk says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:49pm

Yeah you're right. I may make a post-compo version that's longer and more clear.

tiffi_gaming says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:58pm

Okay my guy was suddenly upside down and i couldn't figure out what was going on. I like the soundtrack

Jezzamon says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:10pm

Hmmm maybe switch to dropbox for the file download? I don't like downloading things from ad-filled pages.

Also there wasn't really a clear way to leave places once I entered them which kinda made the game unbeatable. I tried twice.

Movement and stuff was fairly glitchy.

Also I think if you're going with a drawn kinda style, you may as well use higher resolution graphics, as the pixelly scribbly graphics didn't really look that great. :/

Still, it looked interesting.

Lythom says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 7:20am

here are a few tips to improve the game :
- be sure there's no important glitch (I got stuck several times, couldn't play as I would have liked)
- put some background under your text to make enough constrast and have them readable
- It's ok for art to be "stylished", but try to keep the interface clear (buttons, critical informations) until your drawing skills level up

I liked how you considered the theme, the idea behind is great.

Couldn't give a good rate because I couldn't enjoy the game because of glitches (after 6~7 tries), that's the critical part to improve right now.
Anyway, thanks for the game !

mortl8324 says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 7:22am

Cool game. I got stuck though.

ParaPup says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:44pm

Wasn't too bad it was missing stuff like people have mentioned.

Nichii says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 7:22am

I don't really know what to do... if only there is some indicator, I would play it a little bit longer... Remember, if you want people to keep on playing your game, remember to make it intuitive from the start itself.

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