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Saving Grace

by liamtwose - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Saving Grace is a cute kids game aimed at children aged 7+

Centered around the Seven Deadly Sins, they are required to drag and drop their way through the 7 trials, whilst coming up against and learning important life values at the same time.

The intro sequence can be skipped with Tab or you can choose trials with the numbers 1-7.

'Beneath the surface' represents Graces heart and mind as she requires your help to pass the 7 trials.

Accessibility has been added to most of the games.
Tab = cycle objects, Space = use object / click
Escape = go back.


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Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:39pm

I really like the idea, and the very simple nature of it, but unfortunately I just couldn't progress past picking 5 things, whenever I picked my fifth thing I couldn't continue.

liamtwose says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:15pm

Oh. Thats odd, that trial worked perfectly before, I probably broke it in the final mad dash lol. Will take a look and reupload :) Thank you for trying it.

You can "from the menu" press the numbers 1 to 7 to get straight to each trial. Or numpad 1 to 7 also.

darkflamejam says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:51pm

Good idea, I had a number of crashes and hangs though ):

liamtwose says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Thanks for the feedback, now the competition deadline has been met I will endeavour to release an update.

liamtwose says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:06pm

... also the game is best played in Chrome for anyone else looking to play :)

liamtwose says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:27pm

IF you get stuck at the choosing the 5 items trial you can also press space when it says click. :)

liamtwose says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:16pm

NEW WEB VERSION NOW UPLOADED! The choices trial should now be fixed :)

liamtwose says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:40pm


Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:56pm

Hey, a nice game for kids... I thought! Then, you get to the stage where you stack the blocks to make a tower... and the game turns into a nightmare! :) That part just is a bit hard... and later on when you sort the things to do (play with others, watch dvd, tidy room etc.) I moved things around into a state that didn't allow any progress... :(
Still, a very nice idea!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:59pm

Also, these first word from the description :
"Saving Grace is a cute kids game aimed at children aged 7+
Centered around the Seven Deadly Sins..."
That's so great, why didn't I come up with something like that... Guess I suck at making horror games... ;)

liamtwose says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:46pm

hey Martin thanks for your comments :)whoops! The block stacking was made quite a lot easier. Plus it does ask if you would like help ;) or indeed to give up.

LOL @ horror games. Now you point that out then yes. Although the message isnt initially about the seven deadly sins, its only IF they get through the game that they will realise.

I will give the description some more thought as it was rushed along. Thanks again. Appreciate it :)

jayhof says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:44am

I like the way you answer the questions, dragging your option to the answer. Nice work. I also could not complete the part with the favorite things.

mikhog says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:29pm

I really liked the box stacking thing. You could maybe have meda a few levels out of that the one in the game is pretty hard for a 7 year old to start with

liamtwose says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:04pm

Thank you, yes the box stacking could have a game all of its own to be fair :D I'll be revisiting it as soon as I can to relook at difficulty. I did get my two to play it both 6/7 and they found it quite difficult, just a shame I was restricted by time.

Delca says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:20am

Nice game(s)! I got totally stuck on the 6th trial though, I just could not figure it out. Also, I totally tried to cheat on the 7th by doing something else while waiting, but the timer froze at 00:59 seconds (not the game, just the timer).
Anyway, good work!

mystakin says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 10:44pm

This seems like a decent base for a children's game. I could totally see this being refine and expanded to handle several learning tasks. Pretty neat!

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