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by Willowblade - 48 Hour Compo Entry

BROADBAND_SPECTRUM EM_WAVE, while not named like it, is a tale about an old African chieftain, exiled by his former village, sent to swim, survive or die. But likely die.

However, it's hardly finished, as you'll likely see soon after you start playing. If you find what I mean, hreh.
I started about 13 hours ago, my first project was too ambitious but served more or less as the introduction to GameMaker - finally made use of that free Standard license - I needed for this. Sigh. Planning and stuff.

I never made sounds before, and I didn't for this one either. I should work on that, ambient sea sounds should work pretty great on this.

So, I wouldn't call this a game yet, more like 'Old Black Guy Swimming Simulator 2015'. Though if you like the art-style, the mystery, lolol, the swimming animation, you can just mail me at and I'll email you when I make significant progress.

Thank you, Ludum Dare, for giving me such a cool project.


left arrow: move left
right arrow: move right
up arrow: jump/swim

F1: restart game


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Skabunkel says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:43pm

Looks good, and plays nice and smooth :D
Also i seem to have made something similar... well not exactly... WE BOTH START ON A BEACH AND SWIMMING IS INVOLVED... I liked it...

Nichii says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:28pm

Pretty funny game, especially the under construction part XD. And that description was good XD

May 5, 2014 @ 11:29am

I liked the art. The charater animations are fun :)
The collisions underweater seems buggy, I got stuck often

May 17, 2014 @ 7:27am

The art is nice, and I found the game pretty funny! =D
Anyway, this is a great starting point for a greater project, so keep it up! ;)

Melondonut says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 3:54am

oh........he died............... anyway I like the graphic.

Melondonut says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 3:55am

graphic -> graphics. typo ~

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