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

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Quality Television

by crazya02 - Compo Entry

You've been wrongfully imprisoned! All that you have to your name is a television! Say, that could prove useful...

Distract the guards by placing a television in front of them! You can also keep workers from operating machinery with this thing.

Press CTRL+ALT+ENTER to toggle fullscreen.
(UPDATE 1: Crash when running the Windows versions is fixed now.)
(UPDATE 2: Fixed a cycle of death sometimes occurring in level 7.)

Downloads and Links




jbasinger says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:19am

I can't get the game to load up =(
Following strerr.txt errors:

WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/default.chr'.
WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/edit.chr'.
WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/smzx.pal'.
WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/ascii.chr'.
WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/blank.chr'.
WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/smzx.chr'.

Neonlare says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:24am

Sadly can't get this game running, even when following the instructions. Any alternatives to getting the deal running? Looks like a good romp through the old graphical adventures of yore.

misterwalter says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:30am

This looks really cool, but I can't get it to work. I'm on Windows 7, and I tried running both versions, just to be sure. I found this in a file marked stderr:
WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/default.chr'.
WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/edit.chr'.
WARNING: Failed to locate critical resource 'assets/smzx.pal'.

crazya02 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:34am

Bug with running the game on Windows is fixed now!

mcmahoniel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:37am

Holy crap, amazing. I'd never heard of MegaZeux, somehow. This is a great concept, great execution, great all around. Well done.

rukai says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:57am

Fantastic game! Loved the concept, great execution.

rlangewi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:02am

Interesting concept, I felt that the enemies that hurt you were a little out of place in what otherwise was a puzzle-solving game, but overall I though it had a neat style and execution.

Chris Delta says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:28am

Windows x86 version came with the OSX version as well? just a note.

Hilarious and creative concept, well executed, graphics that enhance the mood, fantastic music, I really can't think of anything other than all fives to give this

LTPATS says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:08am

Wow this is fantastic. The TV mechanic is really cool, and the art style is very clean and well done. The music is also great and super catchy. The additional instruments playing when the TV is placed is a nice touch. Unfortunately I got stuck on level 4 but I'll probably try again later since I really liked this :). I would definitely love to see more of this game in the future. Great work!

hexdie says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:36pm

This is awesome! Really great entry! Very neat mechanic that fits the theme very well. Also the music is really great! I had a hard time putting this one down!

rmc says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:08pm

I like the concept, it's very well executed, but IMHO the mix of enemies hurting you in a game much more focused in the puzzle solving works more as a distraction than a challenge. Anyway, the great game, nice job.

mr_tag says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Wow, awesome puzzler! also loved the music, very catchy!

And thumbs up to the unconventional choice of framework! Never heard of Megazeux before :)

For those of you, who can't get past level 4 (took me some time, too!) a little spoilery hint: just like in real life people also get caught by the tv at an angle, not only directly in front of it ;)

echa says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:29pm

This game is perfect.

ianh says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Amazing game! The story and mechanics fit together perfectly, and the levels were fun without being excessively hard. The way the bgm changes when a TV is active is just perfect. Great design, great audio, everything about this game is great!

jmborden says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 3:34am

wtf did I just play? MegaZeux.. giving your games that modern 1994 feel.

May 2, 2015 @ 6:29am

Awesome :)

Nanolotl says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 6:33am

Really well done. A interesting mechanic used extremely well. Amazing job.

Madball says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 8:47am

Wow, such a classy game with such an old-school interface. It was fun playing it and discovering new mechanics, and I liked the ending! Many levels can be solved by brute force though.

spin-down says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 4:26pm

Loved it. From the challenging levels to the down-right joy inducing graphics, everything about this game was spot on for me. This is easily one of my favourite entries so far.

matt beckett says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 3:52am

Fantastic game. Clever premise and I really enjoyed the music and sound fx - good job!

sararyCow says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 7:29am

I enjoyed the game a lot... until level 7, where I got literally stuck surrounded by enemies, they killed me before I could start and the only option was to reset my mac :/. If you could fix that bug (restart the level from the default set instead of the state you died last time) would be great.

But don't misunderstand me please, this is a great concept extremely well done. Good graphics, good music and very well designed levels and puzzles. Congrats! :)

May 5, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Played through it. Level 4 was quite hard! ;D Perhaps moving it to the end? Really enjoyed the overall game, you nailed it with that mechanic. Good job!

crazya02 says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 11:23pm

@sararyCow Looks like the autosave system is saving a little after loading the level, instead of immediately at the beginning. I'll see what I can do to fix it...

Druid says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 9:08pm

WTF?! A megazeux game here? :D Yeey! Childhood restored 200% :D And game is amazing :3

crazya02 says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 2:50am

@sararyCow Fixed!

NoWandStudios says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 7:40am

Nice idea but I can't move from the start zone in level 4. Nice work anyway.

TetraQuad says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 1:23am

Very interesting concept I like it :)
MegaZeux is very strange but also cool

May 12, 2015 @ 12:49am

Wow!!! this is way better than i expected. its a cool mechanic and very well executed too. i love the music!

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