Quiet Lifeby VDZ - Compo Entry
(Updated on December 18th, 2014 (version 4); for the original version, see the second and third links. For just playing for fun, the new version is STRONGLY recommended due to many, many improvements being made.)
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The world is calm and peaceful. There are no enemies around,
nothing around you poses a threat to your life...and you're
starving to death, rapidly.
Starting from nothing, try to build and craft to maintain a
(somewhat resembling) stable food supply to survive for as
long as possible. Then try to do the same as winter takes
away most of your options of getting food. And if you somehow
manage to survive even that, every new year will make you get
hungry faster. How long can you survive?
(Note: Everything except the sound and base rules* (sorry, ran
out of time) is fully moddable; you can replace all graphics,
rewrite all item and tile scripts and even add your own (and
change the map generation script to spawn them).)
* UPDATE: In the post-LD version these are now moddable as well.
This game is Windows-only.
Controls: (different in post-LD version: see the readme)
Numpad - Move (8-directional)
Z - Use held item or interact with object under you
X - Pick up item from ground/swap held item with ground/drop held item
(Alternatively, movement can be done with arrow keys or WASD, with Home/End/PgUp/PgDown for diagonals. Enter and space can be used instead of Z and X.)
F or Alt-Enter - Toggle fullscreen mode
Escape - Quit the game
The sound is kind of bad and there's no music; both problems are remedied in the post-LD version.
- Interact with a tree trunk to get 'Branch'. Combine it with 'Stone' to
get the 'Stone Axe', a very important item. Many interactions will work
- There are three ways to get food: Fishing, planting crops and butchering
sheep. Sheep can be killed with any tool except for the Stone Axe. To
craft a fishing net, you need a Crafting Table and something to craft it
- Many items, among which all kinds of food, decay if left on the ground.
They will not decay when held, and in fact the decay timer is reset when
you pick up the item.
- It's possible to craft wooden floors (and walls). Stuff left on wooden
floors decays four times as slowly as it would normally decay.
- Don't kill the sheep immediately. After some time, the sheep will
reproduce (somehow, despite no other sheep being in the area). If there
are no sheep left, no new ones will be born!
- Fire destroys everything except raw food items, which will be roasted.
Roasted items will be destroyed by fire, though!
This game is public domain. Feel free to do whatever you want with it.
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