High Hopesby DesignerNap - 48 Hour Compo Entry
High hopes is a game about looking under the surface. Not just physically by using the metal detector to find what you can, but emotionally. Under the surface, people can get dragged down by apathy, boredom, negative comments and lack of support. Sometimes the only way to succeed is to look under the surface and try to understand what people are really feeling and thinking.
The aim of the game is to stay positive, focus the energy into something productive and learn to convert negativity into positivity.
Controls are WASD and Mouse. Tutorial in game should explain most things.
Had a few requests for a playthrough vid so I made one quickly. Link is below. it's a bit choppy in places due to the machine I used but you can see parts of the game in motion.
Seen a couple of crashes with the game after people collect the metal detector and go straight into the garden. I haven't been able to repro this so if you get this happen, I would love to see the error code!
TOP TIPS -
Try using devices on other things than they were meant for
Building the object helps keep your negativity down
if only there was a way to see under the surface to what the grumpos on the sofa really think...
SWITCH BETWEEN DEVICES with 1 2 3 and 4 on keyboard.
THIRD UPDATE - 29/04 - FIXED THE CRASH! also discovered the bug stopping the mud patches dropping was a single tick box. Fixed and uploaded, link updated. Apologies to those who experienced the crash.
Downloads and Links
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