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by TheElephantSeal - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Please read the included README file for hints and instructions.

This game is really quite terrible. It was an experiment in using Unreal Engine 4's Blueprint visual scripting to substitute C++.

Based on the result, it's clear that Blueprint accomplishes exactly what it set out to. Blueprint is intended as a way for those with little programming background and a significant artistic inclination to create a game of their own, without having to enlist the aid of a programmer. It is for that reason I think Blueprint can be a very helpful tool.

However for a programmer like myself, I think it's a MUCH better idea to stick to C++ or some embedded scripting language.

P.S. Apologies for the relatively huge file size, it's just the nature of UE4, I guess.

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Helco says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:58am

Unfortunately I can not play this game because msvcr120.dll is missing. The installation of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Redistributable didn't help either.

Ron74_ says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:35pm

Same dll problem here. I had trouble with with my game as well. Just including the dll files in the game folder worked for me.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:35pm

Can't run it either :( Screenshots looked promosing though

phi says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:39pm

I get a framerate of ~2FPS, which makes the game pretty much unplayable. The graphics look really awesome, too bad my computer can't handle it. Seem like it would be a nice exploration experience though.

Reinkout says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:38am

I would love to test this, unfortunately i'm getting the errors too.

Fox_in_sox says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:46am

Really wanted to try. I tried to install the missing library, but with no luck. It's a shame, the game looks pretty tasty.

WhiteWolf93 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:06am

me too, msvcr120.dll error :/

byExclusive says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:48am


hbocao says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 5:00am

Beautiful graphics. Cool experiment to test the UE. :)

For people having trouble with the missing dll: Install the Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 package: (I have both x86 and x64 so I don't know which one is correct)

DonovanWu says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 2:15am

I'd love to try some games made on unreal engine. But unfortunately my laptop is not good enough to run it ;_; so I cannot rate your game. When I run it, the frame rate is so low that I cannot bear... I hope I can get a new laptop soon.

May 12, 2014 @ 12:31pm

Nice try use UE4 :)
I liked the effect of the house in a storm of sand.
But without reading notes is strangely. And music adds a better atmosphere.

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