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    Ludum Dare 22

    December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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    The Lonely Alien - Chaoslab - Jam Entry

    The Lonely Alien.

    It is a Psychedelic Text Adventure with Art and Music.

    - 3 Sound Tracks .OGG Audio File Format (8m 47s total)
    - Over 29 Locations each with there own Hand Drawn Art.
    - 26 Items to Use and Solve Puzzles with.
    - 11.7mb Download with Source Code.
    - The rest you can figure out.

    Run's on Pure Java no other downloads required.

    Choosing the softer 72h option made completing my 2nd Ludum Dare (#22) significantly more comfortable.

    The resulting Game had / was
    - Smaller in File Size
    - Free Roaming Map
    - More Locations / Items / Situations
    - Greater Depth than my First Entry.

    Linux: Known Issues (do not download till I fix it).
    - Gray Screen
    - Cannot Click on Gui

    Working on them, actually rebuilt the Unbuntu Box couple of hours prior to the Competition Starting so now I can get back to Debugging Post Comp.

    Thanks for your Patience and will Post an Update in a bit.

    Shout out too Jorbis & Jogg for .OGG playback.

    :-)

    View Chaoslab's journal. | View all entries by Chaoslab

    Ratings

    #8Theme(Jam)3.75
    #19Humor(Jam)3.09
    #27Overall(Jam)3.17
    #31Mood(Jam)2.91
    #44Fun(Jam)2.83
    #58Audio(Jam)2.82
    #60Innovation(Jam)2.58
    #74Graphics(Jam)3.00
    #453Community2.20
    #641Coolness10%

    Comments

    Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:37pm

    Nice humorous game. I love how you are basically a coupler of planets, solar systems, etc.

    iforce2d says ...
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 4:58pm

    cool... so what were you on at the time? :D Well done on the music.

    Yoman says ...
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 1:48am

    I like it! Though a little hard to read the text, the story is quite funny. The music complements the game well and the graphics fit, like the alien itself drew them. Great work!

    summaky says ...
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 7:02pm

    Awesome music! I had a hard time reading the text on that background and still couldn't complete the game, but I love it! Well done.

    Chaoslab says ...
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 12:16am

    Thank you so much for the comments.

    Been in chilling round the Xmas break but will work on an updated version once the break is over and improve the text rendering.

    :-)

    caranha says ...
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 11:01am

    A text adventure was a nice choice. However, you should have paid a bit more attention to the font. The font's size + the color compared with the background color made the text very difficult to read. The music was also a bit repetitive. Maybe you should fade it out after a while?

    Suggestion: have all items always displayed, or a scrollable selection.

    Thanks for the game!

    Hazard says ...
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 11:19am

    Whoa, what a trip! :)

    Stargoat says ...
    Jan 4, 2012 @ 2:47pm

    Couldn't get it to run on windows :\.

    Chaoslab says ...
    Jan 5, 2012 @ 5:23am

    @Sargoat, The Game requires Java run, do you have Java installed?

    @Caraha & Yoman, Feed back noted and will improve the text. Will also force the Inventory Items Selected list to be always be open.

    The Linux Version is coming and along just working out the last bugs of my Application Base.

    When all those changes and fixes are done I will post a link to the improved post competition version.

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