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    December 13th-16th 2013 :: Theme: You Only Get One

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    Beaver's Last Log - hadesfury - Jam Entry

    In this point & click, you'll need to help Beaver McGnawingbut to not die from cold !

    And also explore the funny deaths he could encounter !

    Controls:
    Left Click to Move/Use
    Right Click to LooK At
    I key for Inventory

    Enjoy!

    Code by Quentin Chevalier and Fabien Kalinowski
    Comics by Francois Mauge
    The rest by Vincent Schneider

    PS : The submitted version is kind of rough, tell us what you think of it ... We'd really love to add more chapters and multiple deaths to the adventure of Beaver McGnawingbut.

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

    Ratings

    Graphics(Jam)4.77
    Coolness71%
    #41Mood(Jam)3.79
    #70Humor(Jam)3.36
    #72Audio(Jam)3.60
    #84Overall(Jam)3.59
    #225Fun(Jam)2.98
    #279Theme(Jam)2.73
    #366Innovation(Jam)2.61

    Comments

    Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:01am

    Absolutely stellar artwork and sound. Loved the little comics and the 3D setting.

    Unfortunately, the game was so buggy that I got stuck at a point with the comic up and couldn't progress. Would love to see this finalized :)

    code-11 says ...
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:11am

    I think this game was well-scoped for the competition. It was small enough that you were able to focus on the art and sound, and the couple puzzles you made were fun to play. I enjoyed the comic-style cut scenes and the humor.

    Mase says ...
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:20am

    Charming graphics. Somewhat unfortunate that the ending was rushed⦠I was amused by the placeholder "I'm using it" text on the extra objects though.

    Striwx says ...
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:02am

    Love the graphics and the gameplay. But this is true that the game is a little buggy

    deathray says ...
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:31am

    Amazing graphics and the gameplay was surprisingy fun. I'd like to see more chapters. (I did get stuck back outside though...)

    Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:57am

    Looks fantastic! Beaver was well animated and modeled. Fun little point-and-click,

    skysthelimit says ...
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:41am

    Game is fun and looks very good.
    I couldn't get to the end since I didn't know what to do once I was in the house. Also there was no clear goal to what I should do.

    hadesfury says ...
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:09pm

    As it is unclear, the goal of the game is not to die from the cold :D ... We think more hint could ruin the gameplay ... you could ask question on twitter for example ...

    skysthelimit says ...
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 6:03pm

    Loved the visuals. The Game looks well designed. I didnt get very far though.

    JaymeeMak says ...
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:19pm

    Good job with the art and sounds! Both the hand-drawn art and the 3D models are really good for such a short timeframe. This is a nice little game. I died at the end, though, before without a lot of foreshadowing.

    BrothersT says ...
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:37pm

    I completed it! Was a little buggy, but art was fantastic for such a short time, nice one!

    mortus says ...
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:50pm

    Great art style! I was disappointed that the story is so sad and short, but now I see a screenshot from inside a house and I guess I've missed something. Will try playing some more!

    Romaing says ...
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 6:15pm

    I like the style, and the audio. I can feel the coldness of the winter. I'm not sure to understand how it's related to the theme however. But it's a good work!

    Dec 18, 2013 @ 7:29pm

    Ahaha, this bear looks like gaint beaver! Fantastic art ;) SWWAAAG

    SonnyBone says ...
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 9:32pm

    Wonderful 3D art. I wasn't so crazy about the comic scenes telling the story but it would've been a nightmare to have to cram all of that same stuff into the actual game engine via animations/coding/etc, so I totally get why it was done. And it's not that the comic art was bad or anything, it's just that the 3D models and environment are so satisfying that you just want to exist entirely in that world and the comics kind of pull you out of it. It's less of a knock on the comics and more praise for the 3D work.

    I was able to solve the puzzle after a few tries. Good job of throwing in some curve balls to make the 'obvious' solution not so straight forward.

    Great entry!

    Static 64 says ...
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:16pm

    Great visuals, and I think the comics were actually a nice touch. I got the log safely inside next to the shelf, but I couldn't climb up to the matches.

    mcapraro says ...
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:44am

    really amazing drawings and graphics. i love the drawings the most, really great style.

    Kayelgee says ...
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 1:19am

    I really love the art. The game is short but I like the humor :)

    SiENcE says ...
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 1:16pm

    Wow an really nice adventure game. Consistent great graphics (esp. the comics are nice!) and good theme Idea. You also choose a good setting for christmas time. You get full humor point :)

    OrangeeZ says ...
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:06am

    Nice adventure game! There was a bug though, after you fall from the roof, you can go back outside and repeat the fall. If you put get the log inside the house before you fall the second time, all log-related puzzles inside won't work.

    AMSmirnov says ...
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 9:10pm

    Nice game. Beaver is awesome.

    caranha says ...
    Dec 24, 2013 @ 3:04pm

    Hey, thanks for your comment!

    But I can't play your game, because the Unity web player is not available for Ubuntu. It would help a lot if you could make a Linux Export (Unity has that option), thanks!

    Dec 30, 2013 @ 10:10pm

    Fantastic graphics and animations but the game felt unfinished at times! Would make a great iPad game for children.

    juaxix says ...
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 11:51am

    Nicely done man :)

    isaacmarco says ...
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 2:38pm

    this game is beautiful! It is a very solid work

    anvoz says ...
    Jan 1, 2014 @ 2:09pm

    One of the best artwork I've seen in LD28.

    Nice puzzle. But even when I got how to solve it, I still had to retry a few times because of some bugs.

    The ending was really good.

    local minimum says ...
    Jan 1, 2014 @ 4:36pm

    Fantastic art. Never figured out how to not die though. Two comments. When the intro drawings explaining the scenario are showing one can actually play and pick up the snow etc. The different drawings pass by rather quickly. It would have been nicer if one got to click in the lower left corner or something similar. In total though, really beautiful little point and click adventure!

    caranha says ...
    Jan 3, 2014 @ 2:49pm

    Thanks for the Linux binary!!

    The animation for Beaver felt really fluid and good, I loved it! The graphics of the game, and the storyline in general felt fun too.

    There were a few bugs though: for example, the "story" image did not scale to the screen resolution, so for certain resolutions the story image would be partially covered, or not cover the entire image.

    Also, if you left the house and returned before picking up the matches, it becomes impossible to use the log to pick up the matches (clicking the log on the shelf does nothing).

    Cheers, and thanks for the beautiful game!

    Jan 4, 2014 @ 4:27am

    I couldnt figure out what to do, but the game itself was so cute!! I included this game in my Ludum Dare 28 compilation video, if you'd like to take a look :) http://youtu.be/UY85Y9qNh3Q

    loxo says ...
    Jan 4, 2014 @ 4:44pm

    I really like the story and the cute graphics of your awesome game. Some problems I found while playing it: The comic doesn't cover the complete screen for me and it would be nice if a click or a press of a key would be needed to move on. I couldn't completely enjoy the comic, because the pages went by too fast. And I could move the character while the comic was shown. Sometimes the scene on the screen is jumping a bit. I think inside the cabin the camera is a too close to the beaver, so it looks rather cramped. After getting out of the cabin, the log was back on it's starting place, so I had at least two logs and that doesn't fit the theme at all :)

    I really enjoyed playing it and I hope you find some time to make a much longer game with the beaver, it will be worth it!

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