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

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by Donutttt - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You press space to control the game.

You can see how it fits the theme when you play the game a second time.


I used Gamemaker Studio to make the game.

I made some of the sprites in, the others I just made in Gamemaker.

The clock sound is from bfxr.

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timtipgames says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:17pm

Got the message. Nice approach of the theme.

okmmjyygv says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:20pm

Still better storyline than Twilight :D

Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:20pm

Good concept. Graphics get across the theme well, its about the story more than the graphics I guess. When restarting for the second time it just flashes up quickly before closing wondering if it was meant to happen or not which is a bit confusing. Get's the point across clearly though while sticking to the theme.

bodsey says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:52pm

I wouldn't say it's technically fun, but it's definitely quite a strong take on the theme.

moop says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:56pm

Interesting not-game. :)

Donutttt says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:26pm

@Ocarina of Lime - Yes, the inability to restart is intentional, though perhaps I didn't do it well enough. There are a range of stories to hear, and they are selected randomly. But you can only listen to one story.

Coblynau says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:42pm

Confused to start with but then I got it. :)

etabubu says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:44pm

Good point, well delivered. Good use of the theme and an important message. Well done.

Marcellus says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:19pm

best use of the theme i've seen so far, congratulations on this piece of art. 5/5, would recommend.

zconnelly13 says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:56pm

bahaha, whatttttttt, yes! Nice.

ParaPup says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:13pm

Not to bad it was a little good all over.

Zenkerdus says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:53pm

That "restart message" was inspiring. I'm intrigued by games that does this "outside game" thing, like Metal Gear Solid & X-Men (genesis/mega drive).
That sound was comfortable (honestly)

Sim says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:26pm

Simple idea but well executed. My biggest issue is that the clock sounds more like an uncomfortable pop than a tick.

Donutttt says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:44pm

Thanks for all the comments, it means a lot. I know what you mean about the sound. I must admit is was a last second addition (yeah pun) and I haven't got much experience with sound. Thanks for the feedback!

kunzbe says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:19am

Refreshing different approach. But no game? or am I missing something?

henrykun says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:03pm

Nice graphics and story!

lilinx says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:20pm

Ho wow actually after reading your comment about the several stories I'm really impressed by the idea behind this

Dec 19, 2013 @ 8:14pm

Very nice... simple and sad. The best moment is really to open it again to see the empty bed. Well done!

diegocbarboza says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:07pm

Very intersting concept! Congrats!

JaymeeMak says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:10pm

Sorry can't play, mac

jomomomo says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:04pm

Can't play windows games. :-(

Donutttt says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:27pm

Ah, wish I could have made a Mac version. And a Linux version for that matter. Can only apologise. Next time I'll use something that can run on all operating systems...

davisan says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 10:41pm

Nice concept and brilliant idea!

Dec 22, 2013 @ 5:10pm

Wow nice! This was awesome!

PaulSB says ...
Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:18pm

Hmm... yes, interesting. I like that there is some meaning being put across here. It's not obvious there are other stories you can get; I wonder if the loss of what you miss could be incorporated somehow.

Jan 6, 2014 @ 3:58am

Excellent use of the theme. The sound is minimal but that's perfect. No need for a soundtrack, only that heartbeat sound. Perfect. I like when game, instead of letting a playing interact with everything, take the lead and tell a story in a unique way. Great work !

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