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The Great Quest of Internship

by Ekilibr - Jam Entry

Here's my first Ludum Dare participation !

This is the story of a French Graphic & Game Designer student (me, btw !), who needs to find an internship in a Game Studio.
You'll help him, going through the three games he has created, to reach his goal. And he "only get one" : find an internship.

I really enjoyed to do this Ludum Dare, even if the "work-alone" situation isn't my habbit.
I tried to deal with all the differents roles in the same time, going from dev to graphic design, and the other way round.
I just called a friend of mine to make me some tracks I could use (all the songs are from this friend, in fact).

Now I hope you'll enjoy this entry, and support it !
And if you need some intern in your Game Studio, all my contacts are in the credits... ;)!

Downloads and Links




louis.denizet says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:40pm

Nice game, it's a good story to tell and I hope you'll find what you seek for ;)

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

Thanks a lot :) !

Scifer says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:42am

Nicely done. Could have used a bit more graphically (You've used a lot of grey colours!) but the overall result has a nice retro feel. :D

romandtom says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:28am

Nice game :)
I'm not sure I have entirely understood the game.

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:50am

@romandtom : I've made this game as my Curriculum Vitae. I'm currently student in Game and Graphic Design, and i'm searching a 6 months internship. I took the Ludum Dare opportunity to make an original, interactive CV which present my abilities and all the games I've made :)

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:52am

@Scifer : The grey colors are used to make contrast with the three different games :) It also represent the grey color of the walls of my school (seems like a jail to me... :D)

Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:52am

cool game, nice gfx, im impressed. greate job!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:53am

And thanks for the comments :)

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:54am

Thanks Jack !

MRvanderPants says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:05am

Nice visuals and story

RhysD says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:22am

Good job and cool story, I hope you manage to get an internship somewhere!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:34am

I hope too ! Thanks a lot. It's really nice to have support from other game creators :)

finefin says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:20pm

can't play right now, because I'm on a mac. will test this later when I'm on my windoze pc...

MinerCraftGuy says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:34pm

Looks really detailed, love the way the game progressed

mutilator says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:37pm

I need a job too!

Venks says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:36pm

A very nice experience. I can definitely relate with the theme of this game.

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:45pm

Thanks a lot :)

drkrunk says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:50pm

This was interesting, I enjoyed it. There were some collision issues but they weren't bothersome.

AshRavenn says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:15pm

Really nice game and cool visuals !! I wish I had this idea^^

kalth.streil says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:12pm

Nicely done! :D I liked the story, and hope you can get one job :)

psychomonster says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:32pm

nice way to tell a story. Good job man... good luck and best wishes!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:36pm

I really thank you all :) So cool to have your support !

Dec 18, 2013 @ 9:03am

Very interesting game I really like the art and sound design. All together a very strong entry, well done.

Yaru says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:20am

Simply awesome!

Bcadren says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:45am

Relateable, only I've failed to find anything in months in general and usually work alone.

Diptoman says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:56am

OMG the wiki! XD
Great stuff, hope this helps you find an internship!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:58pm

Thank you ! :) Appreciate all your comments, and I know that we're a lot goin through this ordeal :p
Thanks again for your support !

TheWhiteLlama says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:10pm

Nice game! I didn't understand everything what to do, but still nice atmosphere! Good luck!

AtomicVikings says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:33pm

I think I was not able to understand what I've done... But I think I've done something right... Keep on going :)

van noctar says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:34pm

Very good game!!! Funny, realistic and innovate!!

tobbez says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:34pm

Nice graphic and sound. The text appearing from the right seems very counterintuitive. The gameplay could use some work.

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:39pm

I know for the text...A little adjustement I had no time to fix. I'll do it as soon as possible !

Toureiro says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:42pm

Ah! Cool idea. Good luck with everything man.

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:21pm

Thank you ! ;)

Warzone says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:49pm

Looks very interesting. Not sure exactly what to think of it though. Good job thoughc

Ras Lyon says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:02pm

I wish I could play this, but me have no PC :^(

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:13pm

Sorry :( I'm actually searchin' how to do a Web version !

aviktorov says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:42pm

I wish you good luck with your game development journey! I think you did the right thing and I like your style of doing games. Very personal. :)

MrBlade says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 6:23pm

Really good game! LOVED the art, the art is among the best art I have seen ALL LD. Nice sounds, solid story. Some of the game play is a bit tricky, like how you have jump to Shift, that messed me up and those small seconds are critical in these types of games. Very solid platforming and collision detection was amazing. I guess I have trained myself with poor collision detection and bad physics, so this game was really hard for me because it did those things so well. Haha. I got a bit confused on the level design and found it hard to know where I was supposed to go. Jumping felt a bit weak as I couldn't do some of the puzzles. I found some little 'holes' in the game where I could like glitch through walls and beat a puzzle quicker or something. Overall, VERY nice game!

whiteknife says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 7:09pm

Cool concept and generally well-executed. If you plan on submitting this as it stands in English, you've got several grammar errors which, while not too bad, do detract from the professional feel of it if you intend to use this as a CV - I'd recommend having a native speaker read through it. Just some friendly advice!

Rothens says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 9:06pm

Nice one! :) I hope you find the internship ;) Good luck!

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:05am

Very interesting! :D
The graphics (imo) are lacking a little, but it was fun nonetheless!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:22am

Thank you all for the support :) I take all of your advices ! They're really useful to me(I'll call a friend of mine, native english speaker. He'll tell me what goes wrong with the grammar, thanks ^^)

@MrBlade, well, your comment is awesome, and very precious. Thank you !

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:40am

@ENDESGA : for the lack of graphics, time was against me :( Leading this project alone forced me to make choices. But I certainly will take the time to make something cleaner as soon as possible. Thanks a lot for the feedback !

lightsoda says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 1:33am

Kept getting stuck on the first game on the red line, until I figured out you should go down on the text. The zelda/mario platformer had some of that IWBTG-type unforgiving platforming with the breaking platforms, which I consider bad game design. I'd say the little puzzle game with the tanks was the best one.

Overall I'd say within a limited timeframe, you should try and focus on one concept and polish it up as much as you can, I reckon you got spread thin between these three different types of games.

Best of luck on your internship hunt, I'm sure you'll do fine going from here.

Dec 23, 2013 @ 3:31am

I love the retro feeling, the graphics are really nice. Great job !

drludos says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 7:29pm

Nice Little Game, I love the idea! Regarding the mini-games I really enjoyed the stealth one, and the first platform is very original, albeit a bit too difficult for me!

Bonne chance pour trouver un stage! :)

mmickyman says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 7:55pm

L'intro qui donne ton CV aurait pu être distillée au long de la partie plutôt que faire une longue "cinématique".

Courage pour trouver un stage, je suis attelé à cela également !

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 11:38pm

Thanks for your support !

Merci pour les encouragements :) Pour ce qui est de l'intro, elle aurait pu effectivement, mais cela aurait du se passer à coup de "flashback", puisque la cinématique retrace mon parcours AVANT cette année.
Et c'était plus long à amener à l'intéreur du jeu, sans perdre le joueur (qui sera un RH, pour le coup ^^).

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 11:40pm

Et bon courage à toi aussi ! Tu es dans quelle école / ville ? :)

SnoringFrog says ...
Jan 5, 2014 @ 4:21am

Interesting idea. I didn't care for it myself; however, I noticed in the comments that you said it is meant to be an interactive CV, and I think it seems to work well for that.

BradleySmith says ...
Jan 5, 2014 @ 4:19pm

Good luck with you internship. :)

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