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Ben Eath The Surf Ace

by mess110 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Ben Eath The Surf Ace

Adventure RPG like game. Story inside. Intel outside.

Arrow key to move around
q - spell 1
w - spell 2
e - stun
r - ultimate

i - level up skill tree


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goerp says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:13am

haha, the same idea! I'll try it after some sleep!

Pent says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:19am

never loads

BMacIntosh says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:21am

Hey, it did have sound after all!

rylgh says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:25am

love that description

madhoe says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:59am

I... I can't believe I fell for the trick! Well done, had a great time.

John Drury says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:02am

lol.. funny game.

Mincemeat says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:21am

I fell for it hahahahha

thristhart says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:25am

Funny name. Wish there was a game to go with the name, but the idea will have to do.

Also, unless I'm mistaken, that applause soundtrack is against the rules. I'll just rate Audio N/A.

indigofiz says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:26am

10/10 would recommend to someone to mess with them.

eldog says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:37am

What is this maaaadness?

Stuck on waiting 15 seconds!!!

Then loaded again.

Then I fell for it.

Great title BTW.

maxhaesslein says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:52am


neekobus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:00am

Fun ! But wtf ?

xhunterko says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:01am

Not amused.

goerp says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:01am

Ok, totally not the same game as mine, just the same title :D
And I thought I made a silly game.
Damn, I think I have to rate this highly now.

Well done (although the game could have done without the last sentence).

mess110 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:13am

goerp: yea that was a BIG gamble. that is why I added the open-minded part.

tiffi_gaming says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:50pm

totally fell for it!

bogdan.tana says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:31pm

Gotta love the humour :D The game is a serious mega-troller! PS: totally fell for the Ctrl+W, I usually Ctrl+F4 my way out of tabs, hahah.

hexagore says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:42pm

You got me. :) Very nice. Put a big grin on my face!

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:52pm

Hahaha, funnyness man! :D

chrisamaphone says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:53pm

really strong gameplay here ;)

Techblogogy says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:26pm

LOL!!! Just LOL!!!

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:33pm

Pretty funny, little to none gameplay.
But I like the pixel style a lot!

Elforama says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Couldn't get past the start screen. I waited 15 seconds but nothing happened. I feel it can be a little more intuitive. I liked the humor from what I saw though.

Afal says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:29pm

I like the secret ending in this game

Lacaranian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:35pm

A fine lil' game. Though the narrator had something to go do. I guess I'll play it when he's not so busy?

CustomPhase says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:57pm

hah, that was pretty clever. Btw guys im stuck on catacombs boss fight, what do i do next? Should i level up my dexterity and make some potions of strength?

Seme says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:59pm

Haha, awesome! I really liked this

Lars Faust says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:11pm

5/5 Audio-stars.

ViKing Games says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:38pm

Hm... I got stuck on the alien monkey king battle. Anyone know where his weak-point is?

mactinite says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:41pm

-_- you got me. XD

person124 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:54pm

I don't even know.

terraco says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:42pm

That was certainly... different!

Jonochrome says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:16am

Hahahaha what bbbahaha

shuanDang says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:48am

:( where's my surf board?

conormn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:06am

That was great. Thanks!

tankete says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:37am

Loved the controls. Great writing!

GertJohnny says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:33am

Game wouldn't load, unfortunately.

Druid says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:18am

Srsly .. f*ck you XD XD XD

Larzan says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:38am

Haha, made me laugh so hard, LOVE IT :D
(and Fu2 btw. ;) )

mikedirl says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:28pm

Great idea, something a little different.

dejant says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:54pm

Nice idea. Very funny :)

Crooksister says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:09am

Super Funny!! Every day you trolling!

miwuc says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:07am

Very stupid but I loved it :)

May 1, 2014 @ 9:28am

I dont get it....

Kragnir says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:24pm

Nice idea, the messages were a bit fun but it would be nice with some gameplay.

May 2, 2014 @ 2:38am

The ice level was my favorite.

Loneshark says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 4:06am

ethankennerly says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 4:48am

The part about press Space, Enter, back to Space, backspace tickled me. If you continue to develop this, I was hoping to surf.

thinkster says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Well thought out and pretty funny. Enjoyed it! Kind of wish there was a little game at the end lol

ActionRemix says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 10:07pm

How did I fall for Ctrl+W? :U

vladimirdlc says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 1:08am

Love the title, fun game.

wademcgillis says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 4:50pm

Finally got it to load.

I couldn't surf better than the Kraken, so I don't know what's further than that.

Maybe a longer development time would have allowed you to test the enemies first.

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