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    Ludum Dare 22

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

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    T - O - G - E - T - H - E - R ______ A - L - O - N - E - jsjwooowooo - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    This game runs windowed mode. Dodge the squares using ARROW KEYS, hit ESC to quit. Game quits if you fail so you may have to run the game a few times to reach the ending. If you happen to have the XNA redistributable and other frameworks installed, you can use a zipped version of the game if you prefer [ here it is ----> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/122720/TOGETHER%20ALONE%20ZIP.zip ]. If you are having trouble finding the game after install you can just search for the "TOGETHER ALONE", as XNA installer puts stuff in a weird spot under your All Programs list. It should then be uninstallable through Add/Remove Programs. It's not very long, so I have faith in you! YOU CAN DO IT! Enjoy my first ever LUDUM DARE entry made with XNA, ASE, and Audacity.

    PS - LESSONS LEARNED - Make sure you really know your environment well. My newness to C# and XNA led to some horrible looking code...check it out in the source! : ) Also, don't be too ambitious. I had to scrap first two partially completed projects because of this. Oh wells...will be really ready for my second LUDUM DARE!

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    Ratings

    Coolness52%
    #139Audio2.92
    #154Humor2.45
    #277Community2.63
    #340Fun2.36
    #370Innovation2.36
    #428Mood2.08
    #453Theme2.36
    #499Overall2.36
    #627Graphics1.79

    Comments

    easlern says ...
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:51pm

    When I try to run the exe, I get the error "WindowsGameEmptyTemplate has stopped working."

    jsjwooowooo says ...
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:51pm

    Above the Windows download links to a zipped version of my game. However, those of you that don't have the XNA redistributable or certain other frameworks installed may have trouble. Thus, the installer should work every time : http://dl.dropbox.com/u/122720/T%20-%20O%20-%20G%20-%20E%20-%20T%20-%20H%20-%20E%20-%20R%20%20%20%20%20A%20-%20L%20-%20O%20-%20N%20-%20E%20INSTALLER.zip Its also the smallest in download size...ENJOY!

    jsjwooowooo says ...
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:54pm

    The only problem with the installer is it runs the game right away and you may have to run the game a few times in order to win. The game launcher should be in your All Programs list under the name "TOGETHER ALONE" after your install. Sorry for this!

    jsjwooowooo says ...
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:03am

    Now the Windows link links you to the installer instead of the zipped folder for those of you that were having trouble. The zipped is mentioned and downloadable through link in the above description. Sorry for any confusion!

    beeglebug says ...
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 1:08pm

    It would have been nice to have a screen showing my score when I died.

    Also, installing = BAD

    jsjwooowooo says ...
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 1:44am

    Terribly sorry to hear that, will probably avoid using XNA and such in the future due to the annoyance...

    Kitch says ...
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 6:28pm

    Once I realized how the game ran... It was fun, and i liked the music. A little gamestate management would have taken this a long way.

    jsjwooowooo says ...
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 11:41pm

    Thanks Kitch! Best avatar I have ever seen by the way. I just ran out of time due to some early game ideas flopping midway through, else I would have worked on making a menu or at least some sort of retry feature and possibly variable difficulty.

    Benjamin says ...
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 12:12am

    Hehe, first time I'm encouraged to finish a game to hear the whole soundtrack :) Maybe the most romantic square game I have ever play !

    jsjwooowooo says ...
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 4:15am

    Glad you liked the soundtrack and made it to the romantic ending, I was a tad worried the difficulty would be too great a deterrent! :)

    zairon says ...
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 3:27am

    Really cool game and I loved the premise. The ending was great. Nice song too. But for something like this, it needs to be a little flashier, maybe some neat geometry-based fireworks as you pass checkpoints in the song?

    Raptor85 says ...
    Jan 2, 2012 @ 8:36pm

    would love to test but the XNA requirment breaks it under WINE

    Dan C says ...
    Jan 7, 2012 @ 12:31am

    I like this. The ending is quite touching :).

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