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    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Tinysoft - wurstknifte - Jam Entry

    This game is the sadly product of a project with to much to do and not enaugh time. Even the jam was not long enaugh.
    So, enjoy a complete, dynamic game engine and a unfinished game.

    The game is something like Half-Life in RPG Maker 2K style.
    A scientist, Issac Gates, tries to create Tinysoft by building a shrinking ray. Of course something goes wrong and all people die, or something like this. This is the part where I stopped do work on the story.

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    Ratings

    Coolness57%
    #162Humor(Jam)2.05
    #179Mood(Jam)2.45
    #187Audio(Jam)1.83
    #220Graphics(Jam)2.31
    #236Theme(Jam)2.10
    #240Innovation(Jam)1.90
    #241Fun(Jam)1.87
    #248Overall(Jam)2.03

    Comments

    Syntaxide says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:15pm

    I liked the Half Life theme. Movement felt a bit awkward, in that you kept moving quite a bit after releasing a key. Otherwise nice engine. You should continue to work on levels even though the jam is over.

    Zyll says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:17pm

    Great start.

    thatshelby says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:18pm

    Not much game here. I agree that the movement was weird, but I understand why it was there. A beeping noise kept playing after I quit and had to re-boot my computer.

    vigrid says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:26pm

    Reminds me of HL a lot. This engine has potential, the game had quite nice feel to it, too.

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:11am

    A lesson for next time is if you only have 48/72 hours, half-life the rpg is probably not the best choice!

    Reading messages with space and closing with enter was rather frustrating. Still, every hung together pretty well tech wise.

    Zamando says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:33am

    The beeping sound in the end kept on going when i closed the game. I got rid of it by killing java in the task manager.
    Not much of a game, and interacting with things but then closing the text that pops up with a different key is annoying.

    JesterBLUE says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:35am

    Tried to play but it was too much for my computer (2ghz .5 gb ram winxp) too bad. I liked the snippets of music I could hear though.

    johnfn says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:15am

    Nice start here. I got stuck in one of the rooms and couldn't interact with anything for some reason. Not sure if I made a mistake or not. Perhaps you should have some indicator on top of interactable items.

    Despite what everyone else was saying, I was feeling more metroid-vibes from this one. The thing about a problem in sector 2 was giving me flashbacks :-)

    moop says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 8:36am

    Good start.
    Please fix the bug were the sound continues after I quit.

    Evil Cult says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 8:57am

    [Comments and ratings from this account come from various team members]
    Don't want to be one of -those- people but it's spelled 'enough' not 'enaugh' (just nitpicking sorry). Sad to see that you ran out of time with this, hope it goes better next time! A couple of things I noticed when playing the game was that the menu controls were arrows keys only but the in game movement was with WASD. Likewise the interactions were with space but closing them with enter. I think that the game could benefit from more consistent controls. Sorry I don't have much more positive to say but there isn't too much of a game here yet to really comment on.

    Jezzamon says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 8:23am

    Interesting, although clearly next time you have to focus on TIME.

    When the game ended, the sound kinda glitched out for me (ie beeping about a minute after I closed the game), FYI

    And yeah the movement seemed quite clunky.

    Alexandre says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 8:53am

    Maybe a bit too ambitious, it's sad that you ran out of time!
    The controls feel strange (movement is not very precise, and using enter after space is not intuitive).
    I also had the sound continue playing after I quit the game.

    stromchin says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 9:27am

    too bad you ran out of time

    geekygenius says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 12:10am

    The beeping at the "To be continued" scared the shit out of me.

    robcozzens says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 6:33am

    Interesting idea. Not really my cup of tea.

    machinas says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 6:28am

    when i hit the red button, it says 'to be continued' and then my computer makes infinite beeping noises even if i close the browser. finally stopped when i killed java in the task manager.

    galman says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:51am

    Nice game engine.
    Sadly not such a game :-(

    Make A Game says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:52am

    Same as Zamando and the scrolling should start way before you reached the corner of the screen.

    Valeour says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:43pm

    Definitely worth working on afterwards, don't give up on it!

    Tom 7 says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 11:28pm

    This played the opening screen for me but then the game itself never loaded. :( Chrome on Windows.

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