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    August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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    Flee Buster - ChevyRay - 48 Hour Competition Entry

    Three characters have gotten themselves into very dire situations, and it's your job to guide them out... rapid-fire! The arrow keys is all you'll need, play it in your browser.

    Libraries
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    - FlashPunk
    - TweenLite

    Software
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    - FlashDevelop
    - Photoshop
    - Audacity

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

    Ratings

    Overall4.24
    Fun4.18
    #5Theme4.32
    #17Innovation4.10
    #47Graphics3.83
    #53Humor3.04
    #68Audio3.32
    #144Coolness4%
    #155Community2.90

    Comments

    Connor says ...
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 10:46pm

    Sweet idea! The three different games thing was totally awesome. The highest I got in a couple of tries was 36 tokens.

    PS That splash screen is the best. Ever.

    Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:56am

    Love it!

    Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:38am

    51 tokens...

    I like the idea. But it is very frustrating when your about to die in one game and you can't avoid it ...

    keenblaze says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:31am

    Awesome! )

    HybridMind says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:29pm

    Played this three or four times. Damn hard! Collected about 50 tokens and eventually made it to 3 or 4 "cycles" of the 3 mini games. Definitely tough when you are in a shitty spot when the minigame switches and having to restart completely made me not play for too long. I like the visual style and the differences between the minigames mechanics/controls.

    Selkie says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 4:11pm

    71 tokens. Nice game! It kept me playing :)

    Rolpege says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 4:19pm

    Cool game, nice idea! Loved it, (And completed it, but didn't get all the tokens). Quite hard and frustrating! :P I love the graphics and the rainbow colours! And the splash screen is really great.

    JohanAR says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 4:21pm

    Best one I've played so far :)

    ChevyRay says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 4:37pm

    Thanks for the comments, folks. Yeah sorry it's so hard, it turned out way more difficult than I intended. The switching between games turned out super hard! I made it a bit easier in that it will only switch once the platformer characters are on the ground, and also made it display that meter on the bottom so you can time thing correctly, but it's still a really difficult game.

    If anybody has any specific suggestions of how I could tweak it to make it a bit more beginner friendly, I'd love to hear them!

    ointment says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 5:24pm

    I like how the switching mechanic forces you to think where to leave your character, then quickly adjust again. The controls feel fair and the one life policy keeps the player on their toes. Addicting stuff, I'll get all the tokens eventually!

    FireSlash says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 5:33pm

    Cannot rate high enough.

    LegacyCrono says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 5:57pm

    Grah, 94 tokens! So difficult!!

    jonbro says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:06pm

    pretty great take on the micro game. I like it a ton.

    Pvaiun says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:08pm

    Wow, great idea, great execution. The gameplay is tight, the controls work perfectly. I'm saving this one. Do like.

    gokuhd says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:31pm

    Awesome!

    Fififox says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:14pm

    50 Tokens! The concept and the execution are so good that I can't stop from retrying. What's more, it fits the theme perfectly, and in an innovative way by playing multiple fun games at the same time. The graphics are awesome, the sound effects are good (the game might have benefited from a chiptune background music). ChevyRay's journal has only one post, which is sad, but it's nothing compared to the fun of the games.

    kavs says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:28pm

    Loved it, Chevy. :D I got to 73 tokens and want to keep playing, but I have another 520 games to review so I need to keep moving. ;)

    I'm going to look into the source for this one for sure! Love the monochrome aesthetics.

    Gib says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:30pm

    I've refresh the page five times juste to see the preloader again and again.

    Also, great game. The frog part is my fav.

    angrygeometry says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:33pm

    very cool! some of the graphics felt very cactus inspired for some reason, but overall good work!

    dray says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 8:55pm

    Just Wow... I don't test all the game for now but your game is Awesome, i tried a prototype you put on the channel, i found it really fun but now he is really REALLY good. you have make my girlfriend laugh.

    keenblaze says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 8:59pm

    I really love this game and its "tarantino movie style". I hope this one win contest!

    ChevyRay says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:33pm

    @Fififox Thanks! Yeah unfortunately I always get so distracted and forget to post in the journal on the site... and when I do remember, I never really know what to put up.

    Next time I'll try to be a bit more involved and share WIP stuff as I go along, since that's always fun to see.

    Milo says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:50pm

    I got 76 tokens. This is addictive. I like the retro graphics a lot.

    Klare says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:53pm

    This is amazing. Definitely my favorite one so far.

    rawbits says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:23am

    Now this is fun! Thank you!

    rawbits says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:05am

    91 and I'm tired... must... sleep... can't... must... play... :)

    Aug 23, 2011 @ 3:30am

    Sweet, really adictive. The only way I think it could be made more casual friendly, would be to reset the game to the last instance of "dude running away from flying saucer", instead of the very first one.

    Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:33am

    Nice graphics. I wasn't a fan of the sudden context-switching or frog-mode. Good sound.

    vintersphrost says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:28am

    aVVVVVVesome!

    BlackBulletIV says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:51am

    Very nice game. Simple graphics, but they looked good. The game mechanic of switching between "experiences" is great; it adds a suspense sort of feeling to it.

    The thing I don't like is the difficulty, largely caused by the fact that you have to restart all three if you die in one; not sure if there's a way round that though.

    Finally, I think it would've been good to have two slightly different sounds for the tokens to add some more audial variety.

    Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:10am

    I have no idea what is going on in there, but the gameplay is increedibly understanable and compelling.

    Also, it's great how the "chevy ray"-page works as a sort-of tutorial and explains the cuboid monsters :-)

    DrPetter says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:08am

    What's with this trend of making more games than required? You've got three, and Rolpege made like 20. I guess LD has gotten too easy...

    Fun though, and very stressful. It definitely works well in that you memorize the state of each game so you hopefully know what to do when it comes around again. At one point I was a hair away from dying in the frog game (which I love/hate btw due to sticking on the ground and very fluid feel of jumping) but remembered it next time so I could immediately leap and survive.

    My best so far is 88, with only two or three missed along the way. I'll have to rest before trying the whole thing again from the top.

    RichMakeGame says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:31am

    really fun! great feel to the platforming, I think the only thing I'd like to add is checkpoints so if you die you don't have to restart the entire thing. after 3 goes getting quite far (I think) I gave up when I died again

    recursor says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:44am

    Switching between the three escapees was cool, and I really liked the audio. LoFi goodness.

    callidus says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:45am

    that is a frustratingly fun game, I love adapting the way you control each game mode and remembering its state. The rapid fire context switching keeps you on your toes. Good entry! The frog is a love/hate for me as well.

    jwfrosty says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:44pm

    Wow! So much fun to play. I love the graphics and sound and the personality they give the game. The controls on the ship game are sweet, too - super responsive. The switching between minigames really adds to the sense of urgency whilst escaping (also, knowing you only have one chance to do it!) Great stuff.

    ointment says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 3:22pm

    99!

    ZenithSal says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:40pm

    wonderful :D
    love the sounds and style

    redwater says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:40pm

    Cool stuff, the screenshots totally doesn't do the game justice. love the colorfade :D

    Mjiig says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:47pm

    Absolutely fantastic game and idea, wish LD would let me vote for you!

    Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:59pm

    Man Chevy, you're always being a champ! The controls feel great in all three and the graphics and audio are quite good.

    G4m3Ninja says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:56pm

    Perfect for us ADD types out there! Loved it.

    arkeus says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:57am

    I love the graphics, and I love the idea, and it's fun for a short while, but the controls ruin it for me. The ship controls feel fight, but the frog and runner feel more frustrating than fun. But overall definitely one of my favorites that I've played. :)

    tnelsond says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 5:38am

    At first I thought that you wanted to avoid the tokens. Because of the sound they made and that what looked liked the health bar shrunk when you touched them. Lol. Besides that, Great game!

    Rudy says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 8:50am

    Interesting idea, the game is a bit too hard though. A little pause/slow-mo when switching games could help.

    Canyon says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 11:55am

    Really great game, I got to 48 token. It'd be awesome if you use the Journal more next time. Great work

    torcado194 says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 7:15pm

    very nice! though as soon as i played it i instantly thought of give up robot

    Hangedman says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 7:56pm

    Not much that I can say that hasn't already been said: cool, challenging, fun, nice style and sound. Good stuff!

    tcstyle says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 8:24pm

    Wow. Graphics and sound really work great with this game. The sudden change of scenery and playstayle is a neat idea.

    Chaoslab says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 5:21am

    Nice one! I liked the mixing of the 3 games! I had the same idea but with just 2 and a bit differently while writing my entry (its not an arcade game).

    Meedoc says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 7:23am

    Awesome game! Really hard... But I'll get all of the 130 tokens! It's a duty!

    wally2069 says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 4:07pm

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. At least you didn't need to control all three of them at once. The timing was fine and didn't need any changes.

    pekuja says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 4:36pm

    Great game. Has me yelling at my screen though. One specific thing I noticed is that it seems like to land on a platform with the frog you seem to have to jump higher than feels like should be required. Other than that, I guess it just gets pretty difficult. Actually, especially the frog parts do.

    Shigor says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 9:55pm

    Excellent - among the dozens of generic platformers (although in your case platformer is just one third of the game :D) I've tried by now yours shine spectacularly... It's quite fun to play (not easy, but also not superhard as some others) and I didn't mind that much that I died here and there and had to restart (which is to say something...:) Art reminded me zx spectrum (color changing was excelent idea) and your sounds are good and fitting, especially considering you made them on your mouth :)
    One of the best entries I've rated.

    Arron Fowler says ...
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:05pm

    This is great

    Mjiig says ...
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 5:44pm

    Three games in one is an awesome idea, but it is infuriating knowing your going to die on one. Perhaps that's not a bad thing though...
    It also would have been nice if the levels had started out a bit easier and got harder as you played.
    My top score=62

    wademcgillis says ...
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 12:01am

    Hard. I like it.

    Shadow says ...
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 6:15pm

    Amazing, I like the combination of three different games into one. It's also very challenging.

    Aug 28, 2011 @ 8:14pm

    Really nice. Would benefit greatly from a visual cue other than the timer bar to signal a change, like perhaps a global flash of the screen before flipping, as the sudden change would sometimes cause an unnecessary death.

    Probably the most innovative game I've seen so far.

    dogbomb says ...
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 11:43pm

    Loved this a ton. Visual style was spot on in a VVVVVV stylee and the switching form game to game was lovely. I'd actually like the timer to have sped up as the game reaches a climax actually, increasing in pace, piling on the pressure.

    Great game. I hope you continue developing this one.

    seism says ...
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 9:42pm

    <- Addict

    KevinWorkman says ...
    Sep 1, 2011 @ 2:39am

    Hahaha I really like this one. And these are my favorite sounds ever.

    Chinchilla says ...
    Sep 6, 2011 @ 11:11pm

    Sooooooo good. The controls are absolutely perfect. I got 93, but I'm definitely coming back for me when I don't have work in the morning...

    Andrew says ...
    Sep 8, 2011 @ 12:41pm

    I always lose on the frog.. or the human... or the spaceship :D

    mcc says ...
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 6:26am

    I just got to 129!! (And was informed on Twitter that apparently due to a game bug there 129/130 == 100%?!) This game consumed a surprising amount of my last few weeks, I have to admit that once I found this game I stopped playing many other LD21 entries because I was playing this too much. My new copy of "Catherine" is gathering dust because I was playing this instead. There are a lot of things in here that are crack for addictive personalities ^_^

    elbowroom says ...
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 9:15am

    This is awesome

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