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

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    WTF LEMME OUT!!! - aquasheep - Jam Entry

    A Simple Text Adventure Game in a very tiny world.

    So, this is my second game overall and first that is mostly original. I've been sick and doing naught but sleeping and programming (learning Python :D) for about 72 hours now, and suddenly realized that LD was up again. :O

    This game features achievements, multiple endings, tragedy, comedy, and chaoticrazyawesomepicness!!!

    Enjoy!!! (Works with any OS with Python 2.* installed)

    Note: Source code download should now work! It was freaking out when I put the .py file up, so I just zipped it, and it seems to download just fine now. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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    Ratings

    Coolness50%
    #27Humor(Jam)3.59
    #159Fun(Jam)2.62
    #170Mood(Jam)2.52
    #203Audio(Jam)1.33
    #211Theme(Jam)2.35
    #214Overall(Jam)2.41
    #229Innovation(Jam)2.04
    #260Graphics(Jam)1.38

    Comments

    thatshelby says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:22pm

    uhhh... did you upload it?

    aquasheep says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:39pm

    Thanks. Firefox would let me log in, but I couldn't edit this page. I've been trying to fix this since it happened. Today I tried Chrome, and it worked. *shrug*

    tequibo says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:55pm

    Not sure if that was intended - but if you choose to interact with door after you find key - game just closes, same with "gremlins" option.

    aquasheep says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:15am

    Thank you for pointing that out! I was always running it in terminal, so I never considered what it would look like if it started up its own window and then suddenly exited. Problem solved!

    Milo says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:49am

    I love the humor in this game. It's not very long, and doesn't give me much meaningful choice, but it brought a smile to my face.

    Cosmologicon says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:53am

    Why don't you upload the source code? Your link labeled "source" is, bizarrely, some sort of Traceback.

    aquasheep says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:02am

    If you right click and save link as on the source, you get the .py source file. I'm not sure why browsers freak out at it, but as I stated in the description browsers don't seem to like my python file. *shrug*

    aquasheep says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:04am

    Actually, I see your point. Even if you download it, it's screwed. I'm looking into this. Probably will just make it a zip file and see if it fixes it.

    Darkfrost says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:08am

    Download link worked fine here

    Tom 7 says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:02am

    I couldn't figure out how to run the pyc file, so maybe you should have instructions for that. But the .py worked for me. It's a very simple text adventure game with some oddities I don't understand (why does it ask me if I want to continue after each turn?) but a few cute twists, too. :)

    azurenimbus says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:04am

    I had quite a laugh. I can't believe how short it is, you should definitely make it longer. Full points on humor, though.

    aquasheep says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:27am

    @azurenimbus Thanks! :D

    @Tom7
    Yeah, I decided to have it ask you to continue mainly as a way to pause so people could have enough time to read the text. I'll come up with a better way of doing this when I update it and make it longer.

    Oye Beto says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:46am

    I can't play it because I don't have python installed.

    aquasheep says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:21pm

    @Oye Beto - No problem! You can download it here: http://python.org/download/ for various OS.

    Then, simply open a cmd prompt or terminal (depending on OS) and type "python 'directory/to/gamefile/wtflemmeout.pyc'" replacing the directory/to/gamefile with the actual path. Should work like a charm!

    johannhat says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 4:51am

    First off, thanks for helping to remind me I need to install Python 2 on this laptop. ;P

    It was incredibly short, but it put a smile on my fac.! You mentioned you were learning Python as you were making this and this is definitely a fantastic way to learn it. Keep it up and see you next LD!

    scgrn says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:04am

    This was a lot of fun!

    aquasheep says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:44am

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! :D

    I very much look forward to the next LD, and I'll also be developing a game this summer using Pygame. Four player co-op space-age platformer, but that's about all I can say for now.

    Jezzamon says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:48am

    Hm.. I got an error trying to run it on my mac. The error literally was "RuntimeError: Bad magic number in .pyc file"

    Fenyx says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:53am

    Definitely innovative. The only other game I've seen made for LD that was entirely based on dialogue choices was this one visual novel in LD20. Though, there weren't many choices and the story was very short, with only 2 possible endings to begin with. It was somewhat funny, though.

    realgenius says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 1:37am

    I for one was quite happy to see there was at least one text based adventure game. It fits in with the tiny theme. I'm glad you taught yourself some python too! GG.

    tfendall says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 2:46am

    Nerd cred for using python. First text-based game I've played this compo - a nice throwback to zork. I wish there was more than one room, but it was funny.

    cantorfew says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 7:29pm

    No bad. Needs more branches though. And I can't door :( At least I'm king.

    I am both glad and disappointed that fewer people have trouble launching your game than mine.

    CappaGames says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 1:07am

    I enjoyed this, just wish it were longer.

    Hume says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 4:30pm

    YAY text adventure!

    Good sense of humor! I quite liked it. I'd like to see what you could do with a text adventure framework ready to go for next time!

    asfdfdfd says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 8:59pm

    Have you tried py2exe?

    JesterBLUE says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 2:36pm

    Extremely short. Congrats on trying a new language!

    maxman43 says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 1:01am

    I love text adventures like this. Great job.

    aquasheep says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 8:10pm

    Thanks everyone for playing! I look forward to doing a longer game for the next LD! Also, things I learned:

    1) Python is awesome!
    2) Excess prompting is annoying.
    3) Gremlins like hats.
    4) LD community R0X!

    @asfdfdfd - No, I haven't tried py2exe, but I want to play with it some because it sounds really helpful. I'll see if I can get this game to work with it as a test.

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