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by Contacaton - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My now not so horribly broken first ever game.

Mac & Linux versions are unconfirmed as working at this time.

I fixed the game breaking bug I originally uploaded this game with :D This game is now playable :D

Bonus in code: see stuff I'm too incompetent to do yet. Also see my many inefficiencies.


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lief says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:08am

I gave it a go... the intro text was getting rather existential hehe

I was looking forward to doing something but it seemed to be stuck on a line of text with a heartbeat in my ear.

Very arty..

telaviv says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:13am

The game is pretty nonfunctional for me. Words appear on the left and there is a red ball in the center. Other then that nothing happens. It doesn't respond the space key either.

If you can't get this running on ubuntu try:

sudo apt-get install libxcursor1:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386

Neonlare says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:15am

Sadly can't get past the intro text, but it is pretty intriguing from what I was able to experience. You should try fixing it, you're allowed to address basic errors like this after deadline if I recall correctly.

Contacaton says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:23am

Yeah, the bug is the red 'bubbles' not being destroyed when you press space. Nothing works :P

Contacaton says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:24am

If you press space rapidly before one appears, you'll get to see the 'ending'

muramasa says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:34am

I don't understand this game. But I like the way you pictured "death" (the visual representation for losing condition).
I know I died 2 times while trying to play this, but I still don't understand. I feel bad for losing something, so I can't vote, I think.

jtpup0 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:36am

The controls don't seem to work, and don't sound so depressing in the description xD

nhmllr says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:14am

oof, I wish you had included some way to speed along the intro text. I can't get past the text either but it seems promising? Don't be so negative though! Making a game in 2 days is hard stuff.

Recon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:42am

Web format of the game isn't online. The Windows format isn't playable.

Contacaton says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:30am

Thanks for your input, Recon. The web issue has been sorted, though the Windows format seems fine to me.

Crefossus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:34am

Interesting. I like the feedback/increase in heartbeat and sky color. I got confused on the directions. Basically "hold space to get bubbles" means press space when the red spheres show up.

EnigmAraigne says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:04pm

I must say it was funny, strange but funny :D

petrih says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:39pm

The game feels a little bit too easy?

Simon@LD says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:00am

Funny how the little story keeps you curious, despite the simple mechanics. Really original!

mir007 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:59am

I was a bit lost...

PixelFeet says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:40am

It's very different; not bad, just different. It's also worth mentioning that while the mood was evident, it was also rather confusing. I understand how I was supposed to feel, it just didn't make me feel that way.

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