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

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    Light the Lighthouse - GranaDa - Jam Entry

    Update 04/26 V1.2 (final build for this prototype) -
    "Easy Mode" - Now Everyone can beat the game! :D

    Hi There,

    WOW! Last Minute "literally" Submission :)

    This is our first submission to LD! after 2 years doing games for iOS it was a breeze try something to PC,

    Total 24h (+4 after the end of LD23) of work(distributed in 3 days going home to sleep etc),
    we rush it a lot in the end but we hope u like it somehow :)

    We are releasing with near no testing, we apologize if you experience any kind of bugs,exploits,glitches maybe we take the game to a proper polishing process later we really enjoyed ourselves having a good time on this

    No Time For Sfx, Sorry..

    Thanx For Playing

    GranaDa Team

    Art:
    .Glauco Wong
    .Jack Tinx
    .Gigafragen
    Code:
    .GM Papacuh

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

    Ratings

    Coolness89%
    #7Graphics(Jam)4.54
    #25Audio(Jam)3.82
    #31Theme(Jam)3.65
    #73Mood(Jam)3.20
    #88Overall(Jam)3.26
    #99Innovation(Jam)3.13
    #150Humor(Jam)2.16
    #201Fun(Jam)2.28

    Comments

    LeReveur says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:10am

    Really good entry.
    Really hard for me too, but I won't juge on that, considerating that I'm bad.
    By the way, the ESC key to return on menu after die don't work for me (but "New" menu still does).

    gritfish says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:23pm

    Holy cow, I opened up your game cause it looks like we picked almost the same idea somehow... but your graphics are AMAZING... I just wish it was easier to get to the end so I could see more of them :( still, you at least got top marks for graphics from me! Definitely give this thing some polish and release it fully.

    GranaDa says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:31pm

    Hey Guys, Thanx for your support and time playing our little game!

    PapayaJuice says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:29pm

    Wow, stunning. I'm really impressed you did all this in 48 hours. It's so polished! The spaces were a bit tight and therefore it was tough to play, but rewarding when you got past it. Awesome entry.

    zorf says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:33pm

    Great graphics and sounds. Too bad the game is almost unplayable, I just keep dying for no apparent reason.

    jrasmussen24 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:50pm

    Overall good work. The initial character drop is difficult for new players (it seems like you die for no reason, but there is just a short window in which you have to start pressing the space bar). The game is extremely difficult right now.

    cirolve says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:55pm

    extremely difficult game, wow, I could barely get anywhere, mainly because of the controls and continually having to restart. other than that, the graphics were great and the music was catchy :)

    laubori says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:00pm

    Super nice font and awesome graphics but yep, extreamly difficult^^

    uprightpath says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:05pm

    Hard! Too hard for me to get right. On my screen the colour difference between the tunnel walls and the background isn't enough to easily differentiate them.

    It also seems like the physics are a little too unforgiving for a learner (I mean, you start falling immediately, and in my case, I couldn't even see what killed me. xD)

    pbackx says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:07pm

    Way too hard for me, but wow, the visual style is just great. Very very impressive.

    Wampus says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:13pm

    Woah that was tougher than NES silver surfer. Tightly put together though so was impressed.

    Vaelzan says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:14pm

    [Comments and ratings from this account come from various team members]
    I loved the opening title on this and the graphics and sound were quite good. The game itself was quite hard to get into and it took me many deaths to even realise what the game was and what I was supposed to do. An interesting idea but gameplay could use a lot of tweaking.

    s0ulcrusher says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:52pm

    I was so pumped to play when I saw the intro graphics and heard the sweet music, but unfortunately I die in 1 second every time the game starts. A few status messages draw on top of each other when that happens, telling me to hold spacebar. I've tried holding spacebar when the game starts, and I can rotate the world 5 degrees or so before I die. I gave it a shot, I died 20 times in about 20 seconds. Too bad, I really wanted to see what this was all about...

    GranaDa says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:32pm

    Hi Guys, Thnx for playing we are all ears for your sugestions and apoints we are aware of the difficult and the intial difficult to grasp the controls and timing and stay floating, we have no time to implement a safe area for the "Game Start" we sorry about the difficult but with no time for testing we could only have our feedback and some of us are crazy for hard games :D

    sampyxis says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:51pm

    I really like the way it looks, the sound, the concept - but it was very hard! ;-) I know it was supposed to be, but I really wanted to play through it - but I liked it a lot.

    GranaDa says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:02pm

    Update 04/25 V1.1.2 - Player starts floating, so no more compulsive/accidental deaths at start :)

    runsintowalls says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:53am

    Very well put together, but too hard for my liking.

    30dogs says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:55am

    Like everyone has said-- superb graphics and music. It was reallly tough even with the floating at the beginning. I tried probably 20 times and eventually got near the bottom of the screen. I'd love to try it again perhaps with lower gravity or maybe a greater light radius (or both). But even still an awesome entry!

    poohshoes says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:11am

    Games super hard

    demonpants says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:27pm

    Mac please!

    GranaDa says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:08pm

    Easy and Normal modes added! Thanx for the feedback guys.

    Nightsjester says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:59pm

    I dig it buts definitely abit too hard to tell where you are going.

    zdanielz says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:17pm

    Download link is broken :(

    GranaDa says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:05pm

    Download link is okay ^^

    Tourgen says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:11am

    the music is great. It's hard to see the walls. clicking in the window brings up a web link which is very annoying.

    CappaGames says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:19pm

    This is a really good entry, but as others have said its a bit too hard and I'm the type of person to like hard games. If you had 2-3 hp per try, I think it would make a big difference.

    moop says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:26pm

    Cool game if super difficult. Level of polish is impressive!

    rhaasken says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 7:34pm

    Great music and graphics, but it really is impossibly difficult, so I didn't get to see much of it before I got too frustrated and had to quit.

    deejorg says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 7:57pm

    Looks amazing but way too hard for me :/
    Maybe if the light radius was just a tad bit wider.
    Great entry overall though!

    robcozzens says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 1:31am

    I would play it, but I'm on an iMac.

    MrBarnslig says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 1:46am

    Really amazing art. Also loved the music. Sadly it was way too hard for me to get past the beginning. Really tough difficulty ramp and tight spaces, made worse by the loooooong load times to restart. But the story and the world were incredible, awesome job, glad I played it!

    machinas says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 7:03am

    great graphics. game was really hard, even on easy mode. i gave up after about 15 tries. would be great to have a version that was a bit more forgiving and you took damage for hitting walls instead of instant death. missing sound effects. would be great to have some feedback on hitting the walls. for some reason the left / right controls felt backwards to me. would love to have a setting to reverse them, partly contributed to the game feeling hard to me.

    May 7, 2012 @ 11:52am

    Very difficult to play, even on easy mode... Maybe you could improve the radius of the player's light source? The graphics and music are awesome! I love the particle effects.

    davidwparker says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 2:55pm

    Looks rad... but I can't play as I don't have Windows.

    asfdfdfd says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 4:14pm

    Too hard but cool.

    rvmook says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 4:59pm

    Even easy mode is too hard for ma, haha. Realy cool graphics and interesting gameplay.

    May 13, 2012 @ 10:33am

    I found it really really hard, but so beautiful and mood-setting, that I gave this full marks. Please, please do something with the difficulty, I like this too much :)

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