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Stranded

by Catmoo - Compo Entry

The aim of the game is to recover from the unfortunate incident by gathering the required part to get your ship up and running.

But in order to find the part you need to blend in so they don't suspect you of being an outsider. Luckily your ship is well equip.

The controls while on the ship are just left click on the mouse at the start to choose your alien pieces, and in the last bit they're W,A,S,D/Arrow keys or left click (currently not working) which isn't explained, my apologies for that.

Some bugs in the current build which I'll try to iron out.

Bug fixes so far:
Removed the ability to click in the starting scene
Tried to fixed the mouse controls in the last bit (still broken)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#22Audio4.06
#68Humor3.56
#129Mood3.53
#204Graphics3.61
#300Innovation3.39
#331Theme3.56
#627Fun2.89
#636Overall3.00
#1666Coolness36%

Comments

pixlark says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:07am

So the first time I opened it, none of the buttons worked.

Second time, there were subtitles (which there weren't the first time), but they were partially under the green guy. And then when I got to the brown screen, none of the keys worked again.

Catmoo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:57am

Sorry Pixlark did you click on the console? I think I left some very old script on it. The first bit is just a little scene of what's happening. Then you pick your disguise with the left mouse button. And then in the final bit you use the keyboard to move. Are you saying you couldn't move at all in the final section?

Pietdagamer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:52am

Nice audio and mood.

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:16pm

Great audio, love the mood and love the crash sequence!

Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:43pm

The audio is awesome, I want to guess that the sound when you have your ship up and running is a microwave???

I love the different alien parts you can come up with, I made my disguise awful on purpose cause I couldn't resist a big brain with eyes and a tophat :D though the indigenous aliens didn't seem to mind me too much, they just crowded around me :)

Great little game :D

davor10105 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:31pm

yep, as said already, audio is amazing, but big props to character design too!

morrilet says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Loved the little intro! The game was pretty simple but the art and sounds made it work for me.

Markus Brand says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 9:31pm

the story was nice told, intro and outro well polished, but the actual gameplay was not that intense :)

nevertheless a nice game

the character design was a cool feature

General says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Video: https://youtu.be/_Thj5TbXn0Q
Good idea! Just needs bug fixing.
I wonder, what are the phrases which you reverted to create aliens speech :)

Jeff0029 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:07pm

Considering this is a compo and you had to create all of these assets / audio in a short time. Hats to you!

Entering key inputs at the starts makes the game do all sorts of bugs. Creature creation was neat.

brgarnet17 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:12pm

Love the Microsoft Paint-like graphics!! Looks like my game, but better!

TriSquare says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:13am

This reminds me of all the old space quest games, verys similar artwork.

srakowski says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:18am

Absolutely awesome! I had to whip out Audacity, record the audio and play it backwards because I knew there was a hidden message in there. You put your thing down flipped it and reversed it :-). The hunt of figuring out what the alien was saying was quite enjoyable. Well done!

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