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    Ludum Dare 19

    December 17th-20th, 2010
    Theme: Discovery

    More Info: /ludum-dare-19-has-begun/

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    Mr Head and the Journey of Discoveries - jolle - Competition Entry

    Short game made in 8 hours.

    Controls are Arrow Keys and X.

    Written in D using OpenGL, GLFW and FMod. Sound effects from sfxr.

    Only window binaries available, but they usually run fine in wine.

    The main sprite is technically an old asset, but I needed it to be identical to match the game series (see Mr Head and the Cow Drowning).

    (Update Dec 23: I've re-uploaded the game with upx compression removed from the exe. It triggered some virus warnings. This is the only change.)

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    Ratings

    #4Theme4.41
    #7Innovation3.94
    #7Fun3.94
    #10Overall3.88
    #27Coolness18%
    #29Humor3.18
    #94Audio2.59
    #132Community2.64
    #167Graphics2.47

    Comments

    Devenger says ...
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:05pm

    117 seconds on my second try. Dialogue was concise and helpful. Good use of implicit game mechanics (especially the 'out one side of the screen, in the other' thing). A good job for only 8 hours - well done.

    ladron says ...
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:33pm

    Very cool little game experience. I really enjoyed playing.

    alexlarioza says ...
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:45pm

    Wow! This was a very cool game. I'd say more but i don't want to spoil it for others.

    Endurion says ...
    Dec 24, 2010 @ 3:34pm

    Hmm, the antivirus still triggers on the file and doesn't let me access it.

    It complains about "PAK_Generic.001"

    Hamumu says ...
    Dec 24, 2010 @ 8:00pm

    Hmm... I got to a point that I thought was the end, but now Devenger says how many seconds he took, as though it displayed such things. I am suspicious that there may have been more.

    Anyway, this is fun! I am really disappointed to not hear Mr. Head tell me what I Must Do, but I enjoyed discovering his world anyway.

    Hamumu says ...
    Dec 24, 2010 @ 8:03pm

    (Aha, now I see, I just wasn't watching him talk at that point! 119 seconds for me!)

    FireSlash says ...
    Dec 25, 2010 @ 4:09am

    Very clever little game. Fun to explore and play. Useful feedback makes this quite nice.

    thristhart says ...
    Dec 26, 2010 @ 4:25pm

    Very well done. Fun!

    machinas says ...
    Dec 31, 2010 @ 12:59am

    Fun. Was a quick cute game that fit the theme.

    Danik says ...
    Jan 1, 2011 @ 3:49pm

    Clever and fun, but short, game. I like the way all the gameplay elements were introduced one at a time.

    badlydrawnrod says ...
    Jan 3, 2011 @ 2:29pm

    A complete, well thought out, on target game. You nailed the theme.

    Endurion says ...
    Jan 4, 2011 @ 6:54am

    Nice little game. Nothing ground breaking but I liked the little discoveries and nice puzzles.
    Would've loved to see more ;)

    jovoc says ...
    Jan 5, 2011 @ 3:24pm

    Pretty awesome. The hints were great. I usually like minimalist style but this was a bit too minimalist, it could have used a bit more visual structure, maybe even just filling the boxes.

    Game mechanics were fun, especially with them adding one at a time kept them from being confusing or overwhelming. Difficulty ramp was very good.

    Somehow it reminded me a lot of paper mario on wii, which I like a lot.

    Nice work, with just a bit of visual interest and more levels and puzzles and enemies this could be a great game.

    Also, cool that you used D, I'm curious to check out the src now.

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