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    Ludum Dare 23

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

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    Lililput - Incredible Ape - Jam Entry

    You hvae crsah lnaded on the palnet Lililput, and are blokcing an alein siperhughway. You msut bolw all the aieln robtos aawy by tpying wodrs befroe tehy epxlode in yuor fcae! Unfartunotely the robtos are olny momnetarily disreptud and yuor tsak bcomes incraesingly dfifcult oevr tmie!

    prorgamming - Josh Schonstal (@schonstal)
    garphics - Ian Brock (@robrotic)
    muisc/sonud - Guerin McMurry (@spamtron)

    webiste - http://incredibleape.com

    Mdae wtih the Filxel fromewark.

    Volmue Conrtols:
    0: Mtue
    -: Vomule Dwon
    +: Vulome Up

    *UPDTAE*
    We fxied a few mionr isuses and uplaoded a new vresion to Kongergate. For jugding, paly "Falsh (Origianl)". For the laetst verison, paly on Konrgegate.

    View Incredible Ape's journal. | View all entries by Incredible Ape

    Ratings

    Coolness100%
    #8Humor(Jam)3.89
    #12Fun(Jam)3.82
    #17Audio(Jam)3.95
    #20Overall(Jam)3.88
    #35Graphics(Jam)4.11
    #40Mood(Jam)3.46
    #43Innovation(Jam)3.57
    #141Theme(Jam)2.92

    Comments

    netguy204 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:36am

    It's incredible how frustratingly difficult it is to type slight mutations of words that I recognize. Your game was like a research project being executed on my head!

    I laughed. I emailed a link to my wife. I thought it was really clever and well done. The music and art go very well and I dig the blowing-away-the-critters animation. Very well done.

    Innovation is low because, other than the very clever using-words-to-abuse-my-brain angle... it's a typing game. It's hard for me to label that innovative. Fun and hilarious? Yes! Innovative... hm.

    leafo says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:58am

    dang this game is a ton of fun!

    angelk says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:04am

    There should really be a rating for polish, you guys would always score off the charts. Lots of fun to play. I type really fast and this makes fast typing very aggravating. Thankfully, the words don't reset when you mess up. Unfortunately, the words don't let you reset until you're done typing some asinine way to spell something :)

    Permanent7 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:23am

    Really great idea. These games piss me off beyond belief even when the words are correctly spelled. Great polish though.

    johnfn says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:02am

    Whoa, very nice graphics and a funny concept. I can feel my typing skills declining already!

    seagaia says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:41am

    Cute, very well polished with graphics. Concept not particularly original but you did something interesting with it with the mispellings! Liked the music, too.

    seagaia says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:42am

    Also do you have a link to the source? I'd like to see how the letter stuff is handled.

    headchant says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:57am

    Bach?

    dukope says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:59pm

    Gets quite hard quite fast, but love the music and visuals.

    KevinZuhn says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:33pm

    Tihs gmae is graet! Srcabmlnig the wrods relaly mkaes tpying mroe intseretsnig, touhgh my olny comlpiant is taht soemtmies the gmae deosnt regcongize my inupt wehn I tpye fsat.

    kibertoad says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:26pm

    Nothing exceptionally new, although overall polish (visual\audio presentation) deserves lots of kudos :).

    FaBrito says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:45am

    i was ready to criticize the misspell in "Knogregate" till I played it... hehe
    great idea! Congratulations!!

    SFX says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:45am

    Taht wsa hadrer thna epxected.

    ChrisWhitman says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:47am

    Ha ha, very good! Typing words incorrectly is hard. Very polished.

    Basically every time I died it was because I accidentally hit the wrong letter and got locked into a slow guy way in the back. Still, totally entertaining for a short game. Great art and catchy music.

    30dogs says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:19am

    Great idea! Excellent polish. I did have distinguishing the letters U/V/Y occasionally due to the font, but I still enjoyed the game.

    doowttam says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:33am

    Loved it and will be sharing it. Super polished and really felt like it messed with my brain.

    KunoNoOni says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:35pm

    That was a blast!

    mess110 says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:19am

    i like the twist with the words. this was amazing!

    jeffz says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:40pm

    frustrating... sometimes I'd mistype the first letter of one word but be looking a different word I was trying to type.

    deejorg says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:36am

    The game is very good! I most things i like is the misspelled words, the graphics and the mood of the game! Very good job!

    jwolf says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:41am

    Outnsddngng.

    Seriously though, good job.

    Super Soul says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:42am

    Love how even the details on this page are all scrambled. Great!

    BNeutral says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:51am

    Simply fantastic.

    dacap says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:34am

    I think the best entry I've played so far. Great art and interface.

    PoV says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:45am

    Haha, I loved it. Brilliantly cruel. :D

    Fireblend says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:19am

    Hah, this turned out to be way more frustrating than I thought it would be. Haha, good job!

    Shadow says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:41am

    amazing music (you can't go wrong with Bach), amazing humor, graphics, concept, everything...
    Except for one thing... I didn't quite feel the theme on it. It's quite polished though, and fun as hell.

    dr_soda says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:08am

    I really don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. I think that if anything I would have liked the ability to type at enemies farther back in the ranks. It seemed like I wasn't able to target some enemies that were in the rear ranks when I tried to do so.

    yoklov says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:38am

    Extremely frustrating!

    Extremely fun :)

    Jiggawatt says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 8:41am

    Hilarious. Does what it does really well with all the polish.

    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:20pm

    Got to give you 5 out of 5 on fun, graphics and audio. Even better on post jam version.

    graytest says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:38pm

    It was a lot of fun and nice graphics.

    Jigxor says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:13pm

    I really loved this entry! It was a creative idea, with great graphics, music and gameplay. It was a lot of fun, and one of the best games I've played in the jam.

    Great game guys! I really enjoyed it :)

    summaky says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:20pm

    Lots of (frustrating) fun!

    mildmojo says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:16pm

    Nice work! I got to 3'06". Then I accidentally typed the first letter of a *huge* word that had *just* started coming on screen, and I couldn't find a way to cancel it so I had to watch as the advancing army had a field day with my base.

    It's kind of like a bizarro Revenge of the Titans typing game. =) Pretty polished. The only thing I'd change would be to add a way to cancel a word so you could switch to a closer one.

    Apr 30, 2012 @ 3:38am

    mildmojo: We actually addressed the issue you brought up in the Kongregate verson; you can now hit Backspace to cancel out of a word.

    Catman says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:39pm

    The best game yet, it was really, really fun!!!!
    Awesome music and graphics too, great job guys!

    noddy2006 says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 9:58am

    Excellent! Interestingly, I found the words much easier to type if I could come up with pronunciations for them. If I could say them in my head, I could type them without thinking about them too much (some of them I could get without even looking at the spelling after I had worked out a pronunciation).

    RĂ©mi says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 9:45pm

    SO MCUH AWEOSMENSES!! Rlealy lvoe yuro geam! Gtear idae dna amzanig excuetion!!!

    Mango Man says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 3:34am

    I fucking lasted 7'39". http://imgur.com/Ehton

    Best game I've seen thus far.

    Mango Man says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 3:47am

    Here's a second try. http://imgur.com/QywtQ

    May 5, 2012 @ 5:20am

    Mango Man: What the... that's legendary!

    ilo says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 12:21am

    I'm terrible at these types of games. Terrific art and music though.

    derosa says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 2:24am

    Wow, really enjoyed it! Being a non-english speaker made it easier to type the words, but I can feel how hard this has to be for a native speaker :) Thanks!

    Datamosh says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 1:14pm

    You don't have an idea how fun and hard this is when your natural language is not english. I'm sure some parts of my brain melted. Good game!

    pythong says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 5:07pm

    i ees waht yuo ddi theer. daimmt, ti gvae em a hedachae! -:D

    BenW says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 1:42am

    Best description ever.(the game is fun too)

    KevinWorkman says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 2:41am

    This was really fun. I could see this turning into an fun typing game that kids play to learn how to type. It's interesting how accustomed to certain letter combinations my hands are. I cannot type a Q without typing a U. Great job.

    AD-Edge says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 8:17am

    Awesome game, fair tricky tho, doesnt exactly ease into it (maybe I need to practice typing more)

    Either way, the graphics are spot on and the 8bit audio is good to listen to, the music really adds to the pace. A nice challenge

    bombom says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 3:18pm

    Aahh! It's so fun! :)

    ncannasse says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 12:26pm

    Nice :) however while using invreted wdors was a funny idea and adds a little tweak to the game, it is actually quite frustrating to play compared to the classic genre.

    May 9, 2012 @ 12:29pm

    Nice work!

    Love the idea of typing "slightly wrong" words. The Bach-remix works quite nice aswell.

    deejorg says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 8:27pm

    Ahhh my head is allways trying to type the correct words hehe. Nice entry, great polush overall, pretty fun too with the steep difficulty curve.

    matt says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 12:37am

    Good thing I don't know how to spell!

    azurenimbus says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:57am

    You mihgt or mihgt nto haev jsut rceivdee full makrs fomr me.

    Ranoka says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 12:18pm

    Nice Jam entry, liked the idea and execution. Was quite hard, especially since the words were jumbled. I was trying to figure out if there was a story, but made it even harder trying to figure out what it was saying :D

    Toast says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 3:36pm

    Amusing, got difficult very very quickly but I like the presentation and the novelty of mispelling words.

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