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    Ludum Dare 23

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

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    Pretentious Game - keybol - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    I used my platformer engine built around WCK-Box2d

    The game is on reddit r/gaming hot
    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/sv636/pretentious_game_help_the_blue_block_reach_his/

    Also frontpaged with badge on Kongregate
    and Newgrounds frontpage

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

    Ratings

    #8Mood4.03
    #48Overall3.82
    #50Fun3.68
    #52Audio3.63
    #103Humor3.15
    #227Innovation3.37
    #304Theme3.27
    #770Graphics2.18
    #1039Coolness17%

    Comments

    bms says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:36am

    WOW really emotional game. I loved it.

    vigrid says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:38am

    Wow, at first I thought this game looks like garbage, but I decided to give it a try anyway - I got hooked and finished it. Great mood and great music. Graphics are exactly what they need to be for this type of game - leaving to imagination, what needs to be left. Kudos!

    seagaia says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:30am

    I really, really like your song that you wrote for it. You should use all these little mechanics in another game...

    homnom says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:51pm

    Not sure if it's a spoof of art games or an honest entry, either way, quite nice.

    StarLight says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:52pm

    it's awesome!

    free_napalm says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:56pm

    Every level was nice to play, and the last level made it great.

    Casino Jack says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:07pm

    Fantastic entry considering you spent less than 10% of the available time on it. I'd love to see this with a few more levels and some art to match the mood.

    Bread says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:35am

    I really liked this. I feel like the minimalist art-style really added to the theme of the game.

    Pixelulsar says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:27pm

    Love the music and the the story. It would be cool to see what other puzzles you would add if you had more time.

    FredericRP says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:00am

    A wonderful game, a great message and top realisation !

    Make A Game says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:32am

    I'm also not sure if this is meant as a honest interactive hipster love poem or a joke but I love it anyway. You entertained me to the end and then I spammed my friends with it.

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

    Deep.... nice!

    Alink says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:00pm

    Great! Maybe use slightly less simple graphics, like rounded rectangle or less flashy colors. The music and mood are superb. The title makes me not sure about the intention, but both ways are well done.

    Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:33pm

    Absolutely lovely! ^^ even if you're taking the piss it was still beautiful :P

    Sanguine says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:46pm

    Came here via http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/sv636/pretentious_game_help_the_blue_block_reach_his/

    Loved it :)

    Puzzlem00n says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:28am

    You see, the funny thing is, this reminds me of the game I wish I had made.

    nate427 says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:09am

    Loved it. This should win.

    rhburrows says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:34am

    Wow, not only was the story touching but the simple game-play was fun enough that even though I got interrupted half way through I really wanted to come back to finish. Fantastic!

    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:09am

    To be honest, I also didn't click on this game because of its graphics but because of it's popularity on kongregate I gave it a change. I was touched, it really shows off the theme in a very simplistic and beautiful way.

    oddgoo says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:00pm

    I hate to be "that guy", but you cannot use someone else's music in the 48 Hour Compo. In this case, Kevin Macleod's.

    Very nice ending nonetheless!

    firstrowgames says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 9:54pm

    awesome game.

    matt says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 3:27pm

    What a nice game.

    Keirua says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 3:39pm

    Wow ! The minimalistic style really does magic here !

    Alexandre says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 4:10pm

    Simple game, but I liked the story, music and puzzles!

    kylerhoades says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 4:20pm

    how very pretentious

    May 1, 2012 @ 9:10pm

    Really enojyed this game, it's great, yup!

    LukeRissacher says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 2:26am

    Wow - really inspiring. Loved that. Great use of gameplay as a metaphor.

    rvmook says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 10:49am

    Great mood and fun to play aswell

    May 2, 2012 @ 2:49pm

    Really great game.

    namuol says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 7:24pm

    Nicely done! I love "pretentious" games. ;)

    Doesn't exactly fit the theme, but the simple "mechanics" make for an succinct emotional experience.

    VDOgamez says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 12:15am

    Wow, that really WAS a pretentious game. I feel bad for doubting you. That's not to say it wasn't good. I liked having to figure out the change in mechanics from the text. The music is good, too.

    tcstyle says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 8:26pm

    I personally don't like games like this but it's very well executed. The soundtrack is great.
    How did you manage to record some music like this within 48 hours?

    KevinWorkman says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 10:00pm

    This game is simply beautiful.

    Zillix says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 8:03am

    Really spot on.

    keenblaze says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 6:00pm

    Great!!!

    gritfish says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 1:59am

    Every level introduces some new mechanic - I kept expecting it to run out, or combine ideas, but it kept suprising me. Very good.

    Pierrec says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 1:42pm

    Simple, but very effective. Reminds me One and One Story, which is a great game too.

    May 8, 2012 @ 2:05pm

    The game is fun to play, only with minimal graphics. The music is wonderful. I really like it. But the game rules are unclear and not consistant.

    azurenimbus says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 4:19am

    Just great. No suggestions, I think it's perfect.

    As a parody of sorts, this turned out to be quite amazing on its own.

    I don't know if the author will ever say what he had in mind, but I think it's a definite take on One and One Store, which is also great. I think the mechanics explored here are way more interesting, though.

    kibertoad says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 7:01pm

    Excellent game! It starts where most similar games start, but takes the concept few steps further. Bravo!

    mcc says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 2:06am

    This was pretty neat but it is um sort of pretentious

    Jack says ...
    May 15, 2012 @ 11:48am

    ok that was a clever ending xD

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