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

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    3 Arrows - laubori - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    The village is lost, hurry to the castle with only 3 arrows (which you can pick up after shooting) and try to survive!

    Keyboard:
    Movement: Arrow Keys
    Action: A
    Shoot: S
    Restart: R

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    JUST VOTE FOR THE 48h VERSION!
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    UPDATES (Extended Version):

    Update 4/23/2012:
    - Changed Title Screen
    - Arrow bug fix
    - Gameplay Video

    Update 4/24/2012:
    - "Lost-Arrow"-bug fixed
    - Added blood

    Update 4/26/2012:
    - Epic music by "PapafiotMusic" THANKS!
    - Changed Title Screen (again)

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

    Ratings

    Coolness100%
    #128Graphics3.71
    #133Theme3.61
    #292Overall3.20
    #333Mood2.83
    #455Fun2.76
    #480Humor2.13
    #555Audio2.16
    #640Innovation2.50

    Comments

    dem0 says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:17pm

    Very nice game! Graphics were great and the gameplay smooth. Only cons were the shortness of the game and lack of music which flattened the athmosphere a little.

    jeroenimooo says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:22pm

    The start is a lttle bit to hard, or at least i couldn't get past it D: though the graphics look reeaaaaaal good. good job on that

    davidllanos22 says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:33pm

    Great game, I love the graphics a lot :3

    Ace says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:43pm

    The start is quite hard, although I attribute that mostly to the fact that you can't see down the ledges. You just have to jump and hope there's not a bug there to ruin your day.
    Nice graphics and gameplay though.

    the8donut says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:48pm

    Yup it's really hard, but good job on the graphics :)

    nuprahtor says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:50pm

    I'm not pussy anymore!

    character says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:05pm

    Really liked the limited ammo and the fact that you can retrieve your arrows. Really like the art style. Lack of music or some ambient sound took away from the mood. No real reason to pick up the gold. Why is it there? I ignored it after a few deaths.

    rik says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:21pm

    Some odd design flaws, like not even being able to see the first enemy before potentially falling into it, but still pretty fun, and definitely very charming.

    lifenoodles says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:17pm

    Really nice graphics and art style, respawning at start each time was a bit irritating.

    Thotor says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:19pm

    I have to agree to first encounter seems rather hard but once you died a few time, it become easier :)

    lasseastrup says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:23pm

    Fun game with great graphics. Good job :) I agree with the above comments on the difficulty at the start, but each time i died I could only blame myself and not some bug so I just had to try one more time until i finally got it.

    cadin says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:34pm

    This looks adorable! Love the artwork. Unfortunately I can't play (Mac), but I watched your video. Great work.

    laubori says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:42pm

    Thanks to everyone for the replies! I'm glad most of them are positive :)

    @character You are right, there is actually no reason to pick up gold but just see it as kind of score^^

    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:20pm

    A bit unforgiving at times and super short. But this is the start of something cool I do believe. Great graphics.

    AlwaysGeeky says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:26pm

    Good use of the tiny world theme :)

    vigrid says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:36pm

    Really nice - fun to play, well balanced, even though unforgiving at first. Once you get a handle of the controls, it's easy. I just kept A pressed and played. I wish there was something to spend the gold on.

    laubori says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:47pm

    @vigrid Thank you! I planned to add a store where you can buy things for gold but there wasn't enough time :(

    mikolalysenko says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:23pm

    The graphics look cool, shame it doesn't have a linux version.

    graytest says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:28pm

    I really liked it! Too difficult though with only the three hours and the fast moving bugs. Especially when having to jump to a lower level without seeing the bugs down there. Graphics look great!

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:15am

    I like the double meaning of the title!

    One bug: If u stand right next to a wall and fire point blank, it's BYE BYE ARROW.

    Also maybe an apple to play William Tell with in the beginning? :D

    I quite like the graphics. It was also quite satisfying to kill 3 beetles at once.

    One more peeve: Too damm hard! That spike pit really sucked after i managed to survive the bugs. Especially the second time.

    Raptor85 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:33am

    I beat it without using the arrows at all :P

    Daz says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:15pm

    If you stand next to a wall and shoot, your arrows are lost. Some times things are off the screen so you can't really tell what they are (e.g. spikes) or where they are until it's too late.

    laubori says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:12pm

    Thanks for the bug report, i fixed it.

    blob says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:01am

    Ok so I did the whole game as a pacifist... Hmm because the arrows went through the beetles I thought those guys were somehow immune to it ( and that later ennemies would need arrows, except there's no later ennemies)
    Hurray for animal protection !

    I would have loved that the arrows dont just go straight but have nice arrow trajectory requiring some aiming. Nice job however, its cute.

    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:43am

    I really like the idea of only having three arrows and I like the art and everything, but it seemed the arrows weren't working for me. I fired one arrow at a bug, it kept walking, fired another, it kept walking, so I assumed the arrows weren't actually effective against bugs, so I stopped firing, and that made the game pretty hard.

    I think the bugs should take one hit to kill or at least give some kind of feedback when they get hit. Otherwise awesome game. Just needs music as well.

    laubori says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:34am

    @4urentertainment @blob huh? there is a feedback when they get hurt (a hit sound)! Hit them 3 times and they get killed, they aren't immune.

    laubori says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:42am

    okay then thanks, i added blood :)

    daandruff says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:14pm

    Nice game and nice graphics. Not much to complain about but the music ;)

    AngelDE98 says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:52pm

    Isn't modifiing games outside of compo time not allowed ? Otherwise , as of the most good games this deserves some more people to play .

    Raptor85 says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:53pm

    you should split off the modified version as a post-compo version, you're not allowed to do additions after the time is up.

    omaha says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:31pm

    Very cool. I couldn't play it on my linux machine, but the gameplay video tells a great story. nicely done.

    Jhelle says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:07pm

    Great job on the graphics, nice game. Was hard at the the start though and somepoint hard to see where you would fall.

    laubori says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:38pm

    @Raptor85 and @AngelDE98 I'm very sorry for that! I thought small changes were allowed. So there are now 2 versions. I will continue working on the extended one.

    Hume says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:17pm

    Wish I could play this on my Mac. Looks great!

    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:37pm

    Pretty hard because the bugs take lots of arrows to die, but I soon found out it's quite easy to just rush and jump through the game. Nice graphics.

    JaJ says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 3:57pm

    I don't think there was enough contrast between background objects and objects you can walk on. I kept jumping on those acorns only to fall through them.

    Dr.Pingu says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 12:04pm

    yeay! nice graphics.
    a little bit hard at the first try

    good game :)

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