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The Great Biohazard Escape

by axoona - Compo Entry

An unfortunate mishandling of alien substances and now you're infected with a deadly virus and are contained in a biohazard zone.
You desperately want to get out
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This is a Point'n'Click adventure escape game made with FlashDevelop, GIMP, LMMS & Audicity
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change game screens by clicking on the bottom of the screen.
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COMPO (available on itch.io):
EDIT 1.0.1: correction of inventory bug problems
EDIT 1.0.2: correction of outro not loading on some occasions
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POST-COMPO 1.1.4(available on Newgrounds):
auto game save,
added animated outro,
change screen icon,
some text changes

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness78%
#109Mood3.61
#163Overall3.64
#200Fun3.52
#205Theme3.76
#209Humor2.94
#259Graphics3.50
#307Audio3.05
#614Innovation2.88

Comments

AnaGF says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:12pm

Cool game. Maybe a bit hard, but it has a lot of work behind it, so nice job :) Graphics are nice, too.
Inventary is a bit buggy, though.

GodsBoss says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:03pm

That took a while, but it was fun. Makes me want to create an adventure game myself!

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:35am

The mood in this game is great, thanks to the graphics, story and soundtrack!

Some of the puzzles were really hard and I had to use the walkthrough a couple of times. Good thing you added it!

Overall, nice little game!

Hope you had a fun making it =)

Le_Sarus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:21pm

Nice point and click, hard but not too hard.

Aurel Bílý says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:36pm

Well done, a nice room escape. The ideas were easy enough to follow, although 'There's something missing' is not a great hint. The biggest problem was the bugginess of the game – the inventory was acting out, sometimes display the item I just got in the upper left corner of the screen, then not allowing me to interact with anything, etc. I had to reload twice before I could finish the game. But oh well. :)

DivineOmega says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:10pm

Cool game! I found it very difficult, and had to use the walkthrough. Then again, point and click adventures aren't known for being walks in the park.

I really enjoyed the style, audio and use of the shape shifting theme. :)

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:57pm

Wow, it took me a while to finish the game! (I peeked several times at the walkthrough). Liked so much the story and the alien topic.

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:15pm

Big fan of point-and-click adventures, found this one pretty enjoyable. The puzzles were not too obvious and everything was still solvable. Great use of textual hints.
Clicking on the floor to reach the other side of the room did feel unintuitive for me, though. Other than that: Great game!

Avant-Marde says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Good game overall, tho the setup is weird. You're not making me want to actually help the character, considering their plan or personality or previous deeds, so I basically just played the game for the game mechanics themselves. I think that's probably worth considering.

Disregarding the character, however, the game was good! c: The pacing was interesting when I played, tho it might've been different for someone else; basically it took me a while to get anything done at all at first but when I finally got somewhere things almost started solving themselves.

Audio was just enough, really. Can't say much more. The music fit the creepy atmosphere. Good!

My biggest criticism is moving between the two sides of the room. I did it by mistake the first time and I had no idea how I did it. Then it took a while before I managed to get back and fully realised that it worked by clicking at the bottom of the screen. You should probably have had an icon for that.

All in all, a good game about a horrible person. :p

David Cookie says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:39pm

The end is just a black screen, much sad :( I wanted to see an ending after all these efforts ^^ Great game overall, a good point and click not that easy! I had to read the walkthrough for the 2nd room, I didn't see we could click at the bottom (a dedicated button could have been better).

Otherwise, it's a very solid entry, with some nice touch and atmosphere. The music is a little bit repetitive but add to the tension. Very coherent, well made!

josefnpat says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:29pm

This was a cool game - while some of the puzzles were a bit hard, it was still an awesome game!

tentacode says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:09am

Great graphics :)

Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:39am

The main character is a douchebag. Couldn't actually get out of the room but I didn't have the time to think about it too much on stream. The music was creepy and the idea of completing the puzzles definitely seems satisfying!

Played briefly on stream @ 3:07:20 : http://www.hitbox.tv/video/991443

GaryS says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:04am

Very cool. I love a bit of point and click.

Apr 25, 2016 @ 2:36am

Ha ha, I made it, and now I feel like a jerk. Didn't use the walkthrough, but it took a while to figure some things out at times. What to do with the clean floor section was ~very~ much just trial and error, there's no good way to deduce it, though the solution past that point became clear once that was done.

Solid entry, thanks for sharing it :)

I like the idea of getting past the safety controls which are meant to prevent exactly this sort of thing. If only the scientist hadn't been such a jerk. ;)

Studiosaurus says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:48pm

A pretty good point and click :) nicely done! I got stck at first because I didn't know to click the bottom of the screen to turn around. Maybe some king of visual indicator would help?

devilqube says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:58pm

Excellent! Finished pretty quickly (thrown by the books but brute forced that one).

LeReveur says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Except the time it takes to me to understand how to see the other side of the room (perhaps a little arrow in the screen corner or other icon like this would help), no problem to finish this nice point'n click game, well done !

wilsk says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:04pm

Nice job!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 8:31am

The idea is good, but the logic behind the puzzles are quite difficult to understand.

MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 3:15am

These were some tough puzzles. The character is a real jerk, isn't he/she? All that work to get out and infect everyone...

hpearson2 says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 5:08pm

*Played 1.14 version

Two rooms makes it very claustrophobic and no discovery.

radmars says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 5:19pm

Needs a better indicator for switching screens. Took me a while before I realized it was even an option.

Big Cow says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 2:01am

Nice puzzle design, lovely graphics, music and mood. Could have been made clearer that clicking the bottom of the screen turns you around :)

randomhuman says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:09am

Nicely done, the puzzle solutions are very logical and well thought out. The character's motivation is a bit weird though.

Tooichi says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 12:38pm

Loved it, had to look at the walkthrough to realise that there's the other part of the room.

DSSiege11 says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 1:53pm

Very nice point and click adventure game! Some things weren't very clear like that you could click the bottom of the screen to see another part of the room. There were also some typos here and there.

Apart from that is was a really cool, I kept playing till the end so that's a good sign ;) Overall you did a great job.

methylenblub says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 1:33pm

amazing game, I got a little stuck at the beginning while finding what I should do, but I really enjoyed it

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