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

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    The Elves end the Shoemaker - Nora Shishi - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    A poor shoemaker and his wife made a shoe with the last piece of leather before they slept. That night...

    Tools used:
    - FlashDevelop
    - Flixel (ver. 2.55)
    - EDGE
    - Retro Music Editor

    by Nora Shishi

    Nora Games

    View Nora Shishi's journal. | View all entries by Nora Shishi




    karnakgames says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:29am

    Tiny pleasant game, good work.

    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:31am

    Hilarious :)

    jijaweb says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:56pm

    This was so great! hahahahahahaha.

    rik says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:52pm

    Haha, amazing. Very funny.

    orgarus says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:46pm

    WHAT!!! :D

    KunoNoOni says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:20am

    That was so AWESOME!

    jrasmussen24 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:14am

    I was too stupid to figure out to punch the shoelace panel. Good work overall.

    MTO says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:55am

    oh my car!

    leafo says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:01am

    Cool little game

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:55am


    graytest says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:47am

    The gameplay is a bit too simplistic and repetitive for me.

    NacMacNeedle says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:17am

    Works well, interesting use of the mouse as a controller, crisp and responsive movements.

    Game itself:
    LMAO that's hilarous! What a silly idea! I love it!

    davidpeter says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:35am


    chambers says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:51am

    I loved it. It's indeed a very simple game, but I see nothing wrong with that. Needless to say, reminds me of street fighter II. The graphic style, animation and sound are very coherent!

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:24am

    I found it amusing, but the game mechanics seem to consist of 'press the button as fast as you can'.

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:59am

    Short, but good game. Also good mouse clicking training ;D

    uberneen says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:27pm

    Simple and cute.

    uuav says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:20pm


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

    I liked this - totally reminded me of an actual NES game graphically/music/sound wise which is a plus in my book. wish it had been a bit longer.

    soy_yuma says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:54pm

    Cute! Though I think it's a bit shallow.

    Daniel says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:01pm

    Silly but awesome!

    NoLan Labs says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:21pm

    I love the retro style, very well done. Great little game.

    jimmypaulin says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:02pm

    I just loved that haha! Beat the hell out of a shoe, and why not? You've got sole dude...

    kroltan says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:09pm

    I laughed at the nonsense.
    Nice game!

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:19pm

    Awesomes!!!!!!!! Kill the boot!!!!! Very much fun and definately tiny!

    piterlouis says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:32pm

    This game remember me the bonus stages of final fight. Awesome!!

    vipah says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:53pm

    Very cool, love the retro graphics.

    LeReveur says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:39pm

    Tiny, fun, simple. Short, but good.

    bburbank says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:21am

    Fantastic! Really wanted the shoemaker to come out at the end and say "OH. MY SHOE."

    Datamosh says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:08am

    Just great! Lovely NES tribute too! But really t

    Datamosh says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:08am

    Just great! Lovely NES tribute too! But really tiny!

    gnx says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:52am

    The graphics are spot on emulation of 8bit times. I find the controls workable and the action fun. A very simple, pleasent game.

    FrederickK says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:35pm

    Very creative! Loved!

    Orni says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:51pm

    ridiculously funny game
    enjoyed it a lot - very japanese game-style

    cr0ybot says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:07pm

    Great polished game for 48 hours! Excellent scope, for sure. Perfect for this sort of short game dev challenge.

    Sheep says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:35pm

    Haha, sweet short game.

    bompo says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:15pm

    Like the good old times ^^

    edbadiux says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:28pm

    Simple, polished and elegant. Great game! =)

    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:08pm

    Hahahahaha! This game made me laugh so hard xD
    Gorgeous graphics too! ^^

    davidllanos22 says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:36pm

    Very funny and lovely graphics :)

    sudorossy says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:41pm

    Quite a fun little game, I can see how it can become addictive trying to get the highest score. I don't think it quite fits in with theme though.

    ElzingaT says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:04pm

    I liked the art and sound style. Pretty simple as far as gameplay goes but a good amount of polish. Nice work.

    ziomorti says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:51pm

    Simple yet so much fun! Really enjoyed playing with this!

    rvmook says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:10am

    Controls feel great, cool game! Would've been nice to see the story back somewhere in the title or endscreen.

    blob says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:24am

    Hahah ! Hilarious. I want a level two versus a dc martens.

    Maple says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:32am

    Damn, that was good. Really simple, but effective little thing. :) And the concept, haha. Those elves are ruthless, man. Also, I miss-read the title as "The Elves and the Shoemaker", which I'm glad I un-miss-read before playing, because it's a good title, hehe.

    tcstyle says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:18pm

    Neat game mechanic and lovely retro style. Quiet short.

    Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:26pm

    Well, that was stupid. And fun!

    moonmagic says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:04am

    The fanfare at the end! Perfect. A gleeful expression of the futility of the bootstrap myth.

    Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:16pm

    Too bad I can't give you 6 stars in humor, this is absolutely the most nonsense and humorous game.

    Make A Game says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 11:48am

    How did you come up with this? I love the backstory and how simple the controls are.
    The character art reminded me of River City Ransom, which actually made the goal very clear right from the start.
    Well done!

    onehandclap says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 1:30pm

    This really came as a pleasant surprise, good job! =)

    GreyShock says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 1:30pm

    Great gameplay, theme approaching, art... tiny game with solid fun. Congrats! :D

    Jhelle says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 1:59pm

    Lovely retro game, simple and sweet. Good job!

    summaky says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 2:30pm

    Very cool!

    Endurion says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 7:00pm

    Nice little game :)
    Fun to play, movement with the mouse is a bad idea though, especially since the elf moves slow and my screen does have a right end.

    BNeutral says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 10:19pm

    Hahaha, fantastic!

    thatshelby says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 11:32pm


    MrBarnslig says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 5:10am

    Ha! This was really fun, albeit incredibly short. The control scheme was a little unintuitive, I expected to use space or X and the arrow keys for a side scroller, it kind of reminded me of that Mario AI competition. But the artwork and the music were spot on NES era. Love the Street Fighter beat up the car gameplay. Nice work!

    Lythom says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 3:06pm

    Not a lot of depth but nice mouse smashing game.

    Tom 7 says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 9:16pm

    Cute!! The graphics are great. The game is very short, as you know, but a fun and complete little bonus round. :)

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