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    Ludum Dare 23

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

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    subAtomic - MurrayL - Jam Entry

    A dysfunctional family are miniaturised in their misguided search for a holiday, thanks to the scientific minds at S.H.A.T. (Space Holidays via Accelerated Transport).

    Features:
    * Visceral point-and-click action!
    * Literally tens of hilarious jokes.
    * Experience the beginning, middle, and end of a story. The decisions you make will completely shape your experience and the final outcome of the game.
    * The lack of a save-game feature means your actions have real-world consequences.
    * Witness the epic development of more than one character as you control some of their actions.
    * subAtomic plunges you into the scene at the deep end, with more than 10 different, immersive sound effects!
    * A rousing, all-original musical score.
    * Features unofficial cameo appearances by Albert Einstein and Carl Sagan!

    Created by Murray Lewis & David Blake, using Adventure Game Studio 3.2.1, in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare 23 Jam.

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    CONTROLS:

    Ctrl+Q: Quit

    Left click: Look at/walk
    Right click: Interact

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    Ratings

    Humor(Jam)4.69
    Coolness100%
    #7Fun(Jam)3.88
    #8Overall(Jam)4.02
    #11Mood(Jam)3.85
    #13Theme(Jam)3.86
    #62Audio(Jam)3.35
    #79Graphics(Jam)3.66
    #158Innovation(Jam)2.75

    Comments

    KevinWorkman says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:57am

    I am definitely using "dammit woman, why must you destroy my dreams?" the next chance I get.

    Cool game, you can tell you put a lot of time and care into it, and it shows. Had me laughing more than once. PUUUUNY HUUUUUMAN. I played this all the way through instead of doing laundry.

    FrozenCow says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:13am

    This game cracked me up quite a few times :D. I'm usually not a fan of point-and-click, but this game got me hooked. SPOILER For fun I chose 'wait and die', but it results in the game ending and needing to do the first part over, not a good choice :P

    MurrayL says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:50am

    Thanks guys; I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    @FrozenCow: I'm afraid those are the consequences of the deep, immersive storyline path you chose!

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:17pm

    Lovely visual style and great humour ^^

    Topaz says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:30pm

    5/5 for the humor. I would've given it 6/5 if I was able to! :)

    Qaterknan says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:41pm

    So far the best game in Ludum Dare 23 I have played! Thanks!

    Benn says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:56pm

    Very enjoyable! :)

    jeroenimooo says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:04pm

    I though i heard yelling... No hahahahahahhah. hahaha real funny ;p

    edg3 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:19pm

    I liked it, and the fact that there were quite a few alternative story lines helped. I loved the dialog, it appealed to my sense of humour.

    One thing I can say is for some of the sound effects I got drawn out of the story because they ended abruptly, whereas a smoother transition out for them stopping would prevent that.

    All the best.

    Matt Rudder says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:07pm

    Love a good adventure game. Great job! :)

    Pierrec says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:18pm

    Yay! AGS buddies!
    This game is really great, I laughed many times (each time the kid said something actually ^^)
    I love the walking/talking views and I love that cursor (yeah...it's only a detail, but it counts!)

    quickfingers says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:41pm

    great work!! I loved the humour, brilliant.

    devwil says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:27am

    ***I'm posting this on all non-browser games I bring up in an attempt to encourage folks to make browser games next time around. Do not take it personally.***

    When hundreds of people make non-browser games, that means that, to play all of the entries, I would need to download hundreds of games to my computer. I typically use OS X, so Windows-only entries are particularly inconvenient.

    Please consider making a browser game next time.

    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:23am

    Seriously the best point and click game I have ever played. Your dialogue was brilliant, great work.

    Gabriel says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:34am

    Very good entry, congrats! Got me smiling like in the old Sierra / Lucas Arts games, very nostalgic. Loved the text, and the fancy shirt guy shaking his arms is super funny!

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:52am

    LOL I love it! Hilarious!

    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:54am

    This one reminds me of the old point and click games, which is great! The humorous dialog is really good.

    Jens Nolte says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:11am

    AWESOME! I love it :)

    derrickdool says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:36am

    Nice to see a good bit of humor in the game, and with the extras (readme/features list). Definitely enjoyed the art style as well.

    Kharza says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:03am

    Great fun, love adventure games

    caribou says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:29pm

    "We shouldn't leave them the size of a molecule, it's impolite !" Haha.

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

    Wow! Laughed all the way through. Can't fault anything. :D ...or maybe savegames would be nice, actually.

    TellusE says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:40pm

    Wonderful throwback to the good adventure games of yore. Best laughs I've had for a long time :D

    Waffenwars says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:45pm

    Absolutely loved it! I haven't enjoyed a point and click adventure game this much since the 90's! Thanks guys.

    jwolf says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:00pm

    Good use of humour!

    I can understand the lack of a save feature, but that can discourage replaying the game to see more endings, even if it is short enough to be feasible. Might depend on the player, though.

    Jiddo says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:00pm

    Haha, brilliant game. Most humorous game I've played today by far. I kindof feel that I might have picked the wrong ending tho. I'm tempted to do it all over again to try another one. Gotta lover the humor tho. Great work!

    LukeRissacher says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:43pm

    Nice one - haven't played an adventure game in years :) Humor was spot on.

    gregdevice says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:41am

    Lots of fun, original and a solid game! Thanks!

    Retroid says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 8:11pm

    Everything was just perfect with this game, lots of fun!

    vigrid says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 9:39pm

    I am not an adventure game fan, but it held me for a decent amount of time. The game is full of good humor. Well done!

    May 3, 2012 @ 9:34am

    excellent

    AD-Edge says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 5:00am

    Haha a very well made game.
    Was that a jab at the end of Mass effect in there too? XD
    Quite a lengthy game, given it was a 48 hour compo, impressive. Would have been cool if the graphics were a bit better, thats my only crit. Ill have to play though again and try to make a force field :)

    Catman says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 1:02pm

    This hit a few nostalgic chords in my heart :) Awesome job guys and in so little time!

    Gremlin says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 3:57pm

    Tiny Albert Einstein!

    May 6, 2012 @ 10:47am

    Ha, I loved it.

    This has so many shades of South Park. Not only the dialogue, but also the two-frame speak-animation, which feels like the canadian characters.

    Props on the dialogue, music and mood. This also had the first intro I didn't want to skip immediately.

    Tom 7 says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 2:24pm

    Great! I love this style of game and there should be more in LD. A nice complete story and lovely graphics. Sometimes the snarky dialogue didn't come across that well, maybe because it was just non-stop. Some of it was pretty funny, though.

    JonathanG says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 7:55pm

    This is hilarious! One of my favourite bits is the cut-scene of the missile bouncing off the force field. *boink!* Great work!

    MurrayL says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 7:58pm

    Thanks for all the comments so far! It's great to see that so many people enjoyed the game.

    chambers says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 4:42am

    This is probably the most funny game in LD23. I loved the graphics, the animations were very smooth and funny. I feel like playing it again to see if there's a good ending (I played the game twice and got nuked in 2 different ways...)

    noddy2006 says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 12:47pm

    Supremely excellent! I loved the story and humour. I don't have anything to add which hasn't already been said, so I'll leave it at that. Congratulations!

    Fireblend says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 12:16am

    Wow, the humor is top notch, it's an incredibly lengthy and polished game, and the execution is brilliant. Great job! Glad I had the chance to rate this one before time ran out :D

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