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by joemid - Jam Entry

A hand-painted point-and-click adventure loop! Built in Visionaire Studio Pro, to be expanded upon in the near future!!! A gig download, but that's because of the art and animation. Hope it runs on your computer- I'm dying to find out!!!



RIGHT CLICK - Scan - (Hint: Scan characters)

DOUBLE CLICK - Move Faster



Designed by Joseph Midthun.

Made with Visionaire Studio Pro 4.2.5 ( , ADOBE, Spriter Pro (, and Audacity ( in 72 hours.

Intrepid Kevin MacLeod (‚Äč

Downloads and Links




MandolinQuinn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:27am

Please upload your .exe so I can play your game

MandolinQuinn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:36am

I have no idea whats going on... a tutorial of sorts would be nice. Really splendid visual though and the sound design is superfluous.

uchiro says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:46am

I really like the visual style. I became Ceratopsian, Sauropod and Mircosaur. I don't understand how to become a Pterosaur.
Ceratopsian killed Tyrannosaur. I didn't understand whether I took part in it and what to do next.

w1n5t0n says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:47am

I couldn't tell what was going on. The graphics were amazing and the audio was incredibly immersive.

ChummyWinds says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:00am

Having a little trouble running it. DL mac file from link, saw the 571.4MB file called TBFTWdemo. When trying to run that it just hangs. but never opens any application. Is that the right file? Would love to play the game! ^_^

Ivakha says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:10am

Great graphics, but i have no idea what to do

Drkr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:42am

I have no idea whats going on but it looks pretty nice

joemid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:14pm

Thanks all! It's probably a little broken, I'll check it out later today. ChummyWinds- did you get it to work? That is the right file. It may take a moment to verify, the first time you open it. It works on Yosemite and El Capitan. Let me know if you have any more issues!

Mr MadCat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:24pm

It is really beautiful.
But I must say I didn't quite understand what I was supposed to do.
Also the window is a bit broken (it behaves like a fullscreen window but only takes up part of the screen) and using the rumble feature of a gamepad while having only keyboard controls is a bit confusing.
But yeah, it runs on my computer ;)

joemid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:51pm

Thanks! I am trying to figure out how to completely disable controller support. Glad to know it is working, somewhat- looking into the fullscreen issue and win condition! Thanks for al the feedback!

Palys Plays says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:47pm

Couldn't figure out what to do, but finally became a dinosaur, so this is interesting

blinry says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:28pm

No idea of the goal of this game, but roaring like a dinosaur is nice! Awesome special effects! The long in-between sequences were a little annoying.

Ramayana says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:50pm

The graphics are great but difficult to know what we are supposed to do, it's not very intuitive and not really explain either.

joemid says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:47am

Thanks for all the feedback! Working on some bugs and will post an update ASAP.

AnaGF says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:46am

It is hard to see which is the objective. With the graphics, I would personally try to draw player's attention to the important elements of the game, sometimes I didn't know where I was. However, I think graphics have a good level, the audio is very neat and it seems it has a lot of work for 72 hours, so good job!

F4KETHIS says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:06am

Stunning graphics. I wasn't really sure what I was supposed to be doing, if anything other than connect with the various dinos, but I enjoyed the artwork a lot.

joemid says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:30pm

Thanks! Working on a post-comp version- a smaller download. Was hoping to maybe upload a WebGL version, but it's too big. Thanks again, for playing, and all the feedback!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:42am

In dire need of some tutorialing/guidance. But I applaud the visual approach!

Green Soda says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 3:56am

I didnt have a clue on what im doing but the game looks so good

I managed to be a dinosaur... nice. HAHA

ceeyus Vareed says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:06am

no idea what to do ...

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:13am

I couldn't really figure out what to do, but the art is quite nice.

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:36am

Awesome artwork! Sound is great too! But as others, I don't get what I'm suppose to do ^^; Except controlling dinosaurs, which is fun! Anyways great work!

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