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    Slip Away - Cambrian_Man - 48 Hour Competition Entry

    Slip Away is a ghost story platform game created in Flixel and FlashDevelop.

    Instructions:
    Arrow Keys: Walk or Fly (While Phasing)
    Z: Jump
    X: Phase
    Up: Climb up (While Hanging)
    Down: Crawl
    Down: Drop Down (While Hanging)

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    Ratings

    #27Audio3.76
    #32Graphics4.06
    #50Overall3.61
    #83Innovation3.52
    #169Fun2.90
    #194Theme3.16
    #246Coolness2%
    #256Community2.40
    #351Humor1.47

    Comments

    Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:00am

    Bad checkpoints

    Cambrian_Man says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:38pm

    Can you... be more specific? Did you need/want more of them?

    heck says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 3:35pm

    I agree. Should have made the items as checkpoints. It's frustrating to retry again after you have reached an item.

    wally2069 says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 4:43pm

    There were some extremely tight spaces which made me wonder if I cheated through a wall that I shouldn't have. And I gave up on the items. They should have stayed collected if you got them once.

    It wasn't actually humorous or funny but the mood was so well set that it needed to be reflected in the score. Everything worked together so well and in so very few words that this was amazing.

    Pvaiun says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 5:23pm

    I liked the phasing mechanic, but the movement controls were too slippery and slow to really make this reccomendable.

    RichMakeGame says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:05pm

    I had a hard time phasing back into areas the same height as the character, I think the phasing back in should have been more generous in that respect, but I also really enjoyed it- very nice mood and music

    Milo says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:30pm

    The phasing mechanic is pretty nifty (although phasing into tight spaces can be pretty annoying). The theme of this game is incredibly well-done.

    trialbyfun says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:44am

    Liked the phasing mechanics. I died a lot from jumps I thought I should be able to make only to hit the spikes or him not grab onto the edge.
    Atmosphere was nice and creepy. Biggest frustration was that the checkpoints were too far apart compared to the difficulty.

    superflat says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:15pm

    I love the idea, and especially the skeleton-ish arms which are remisiscent of Shadow of the Beast.

    Cirrial says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:42pm

    Pretty frustrating. Could do with a few more checkpoints. Very nice visuals and ambience, and the music really adds. Some of the parts to progress felt as though they needed frame by frame perfection. The phasing mechanism was really interesting and is pretty promising. Solid entry that could do with some tweaking, same as any LD game.

    pdyxs says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 9:05am

    A good effort. One thing that frustrated me was the inability to control the character mid-air once you jumped - it meant that unless you lined up the jump before you started, you'd miss (it was also a bit odd when you could control where you went after dropping, but not falling...).

    As others have said, the checkpointing could use work as well.

    jfroco says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 3:43am

    Liked the C64ish art and ambience. Best luck

    Benjamin says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 12:17pm

    Not enough checkpoint for a LD game. All the tester must have a chance to see most of your work. But I think the number is correct for a challenging game. Pratice make perfect :)
    Phasing was fun, but I also think you should be more lax with the recal box.
    I like the shadowofthebeast-ish arm too !

    Klare says ...
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 9:52pm

    Loved the atmosphere in this game. Awesome job!

    Orz says ...
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 6:13pm

    The controls were a little too buggy to be fun on my machine. I love the artwork, it kind of reminds me of Splatterhouse.

    mpc174 says ...
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 11:57pm

    Very nice, all around. It needs some balancing, of course, but the atmosphere is tense, disturbing, and interesting enough to keep me moving forward.

    Cosmologicon says ...
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 3:45am

    Great job! I think the challenge level and level design were pretty good. I also had some trouble with the tight spaces, but it wasn't *that* bad. The checkpoints are probably about right for a regular Flash game, but it doesn't surprise me that some people wanted more. Not sure what I would suggest. Maybe have an easy mode for people like that?

    I didn't mind that the items were an optional challenge. Once I realized that I wasn't going to keep them after I died, I decided not to worry about them. That gives it replay value, which I appreciate.

    There was one weird, inconsistent bug that randomly teleported me back twice, but fortunately it wasn't *too* far back.

    Rudy says ...
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 5:49pm

    Nice entry, like the mechanic. Great atmosphere, love music and feel, really creepy. I like controls and mechanics, but needs polish. Jumping forward when just jumping is awkward. Also phasing while jumping or pulling a ledge with jump instead of jumping backwards might be more natural. Movement speed fits the mood, even though they're a little slow compared to the other caffeinated games. Post-phase reappearance could be a little more forgiving. It is a bit hard for a 48h game, so a few more checkpoints could help. Overall, pretty awesome.

    Chaoslab says ...
    Sep 5, 2011 @ 10:15pm

    Nice work, felt complete. The mechanic functions well and you might want to expand on the idea some time. Got the vibe of the old shadow of the beast from the dark aesthetic.

    :-)

    onefineline says ...
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 2:02am

    People who say they need more checkpoints are wussies. ; ) I do have to agree that the controls can be a bit funky sometimes. But mainly, there's at least one place, where you have to phase downward to the left through a 1 tile wide wall to an area which is one tile lower than where you start and a total of two tiles high. It's sooo hard to line this up correctly. You probably already know this, but it's really frustrating. Otherwise, pretty interesting game!

    onefineline says ...
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 2:03am

    Oh, and I can only find 7 items. Has anyone gotten all 8???

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