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Moby Dick 3000

by andyschatz - Jam Entry

Installation: Written in XNA, make sure you have XNA and .Net redists installed!


Call me Richard...

Once I was a proud whale, lighting upon the sparkling crests, showing fluke and spray...

...Until the day that Ahab finally caught me.

You butchered me, my eye plucked from my skull with indifference, my blubber cut and boiled. I was left to die upon the docks in Boston, my heart barely finding a shallow rhythm."

But I did not die.

I still remember the moment I slipped into the shallows, drifting upon the tide. And so I rebuilt.

My fin, now titanium, my ribs, encrusted with steel. I have wings now, Ahab, you can no longer hide in the clouds above. And this cybernetic eye... it can see you. It will find you. And it will kill you.

Listen, Ahab: I will swallow your Pequod and show you the consequence of obsession.

My name is Richard, and AHAB WILL DIE.

FCS is:
Brian [F]ranco
Dickson [C]ho
Andy [S]chatz

Arrow keys move Moby
Z fires Moby's guns.
X switches Moby between air and water mode.

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zinfandel says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:58pm

Cool entry! Love the art. but from some reason, can't hit anything in the air mode?

Lucio says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:12pm

Lovely art! Congrats!

Neonlare says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:22pm

Cool art style, nothing out of the ordinary but still a bit of fun for a while!

eastes says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:39am

Moby has a big...

I had fun. 5 stars.

Cake&Code says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:52pm

Really lovely artwork! I had a ton of fun playing, although I didn't understand the payoff between being in air or being underwater. Since I felt like my projectiles were more effective underwater, I spent most of my time down there instead of in the air. Neat idea though, and I would be interested in seeing this expanded!

Crooksister says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 9:53am

Great idea, epic Moby! Great to see our competitor for a Moby Dick game is such a well known game designer.

Moosefly says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 11:59am

Installed the newest XNA and .Net redistributables, but it just crashes when trying to open it. Shame.


Moosefly says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 12:08pm

Oh, and I'm running X64 W7 Ultimate.

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