Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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The Tale Of Aldis

by HenryBell - Compo Entry

The Tale Of Aldis.

'There once was a land that existed within a computer game. Its inhabitants had lived for centuries assuming that there were only two realms, their own world and the world of the users. Except, one day, a not so remarkable farm boy named Aldis discovered a third hidden realm between the two. This realm was made up of many words, and spoke of such non sense as high scores and health. He called this realm the UI...' - The Tale Of Aldis Intro

In this 2D platformer, puzzler you take on the role of Aldis as he fights his way out of his country after it turns its back on him. Venture through the mountains as you discover your new found powers given to you by the UI Realm and test the limits of this unconventional weapon. This tale will test your brains as you explore the world around you and deliver Aldis to safety.

First time in Ludum Dare and I enjoyed every minute of it. I drew a lot of inspiration from modern indie platformers such as Fez and Braid as well as more classic titles. Overall I am very happy with the way the game has turned out. Please excuse the programmer art though guys, I'm no artist.

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WALKTHROUGH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9l2PCIFTY0

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CONTROLS:
WASD - Move
SPACE - Jump
R - Retry Level
CLICK - Change Objects Realm

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MADE WITH:
Unity 4
GIMP
Fl Studio
Audacity

Made by Henry Bell
Email: henry.bell.gamedev@hotmail.com

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#213Innovation3.64
#217Mood3.38
#393Audio3.00
#462Overall3.27
#475Fun3.14
#495Graphics3.14
#630Humor2.58
#728Theme3.14
#1856Coolness35%

Comments

TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:43am

NIce and Simplistic Art-style. Great story too :)

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:12am

Looks really neat, you should put up a web link for it too :)

HenryBell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:26am

Added it fanttum :)

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:42am

Great art and story! It's a bit confusing though... got stuck so still didn't finish ^^;

Btw, isn't "witch" usually used for women? xp

HenryBell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:46am

Thanks man. I guess the king was so jealous he didn't even think what he was saying XD

iceburg7 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:45am

I think that the strongest points of this game are the graphics, audio, and mood. They are really wonderful together. Your mechanic is good, but I would have liked to see it in some crazier situations, particularly with the text manipulation. The levels that you had were acceptable, but not brilliant. The mood absolutely carries the game, though, and I would love to see this expanded and really thought through.

Birke says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:04am

Lovely game and solid mechanic. You should make a web build of it as well.

lanza says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:57pm

It's a great idea for a mechanic, very well done.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:45pm

When I click on the web link, I see an DB zone - nothing more. However I downloaded your project so as to try. Interesting mechanics, but it's a bit confusing sometime. This game seems to me similar with an older - another world. I like aesthetic. Neat. Thank you ++

Ouro17 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:29am

Great game! Its simple, clean and fun, the idea is very nice. Congrats!

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Great design and nice execution. Would have loved more levels but what you made was great!

IDidGame says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 7:45pm

this put a big smile on my face

Apr 30, 2015 @ 12:21pm

Interesting mechanics!

Aaranos says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 12:59am

I feel it is a little hard to control, but it is neat.

GAFBlizzard says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 5:48pm

For the web version, I think you would need to right click the HTML and copy a public link so people can access it directly.

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