Archive for February, 2010

3114

Posted in 7-day games, aw-games, awkward with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by tayron

Well, EGP gave us a really nice theme this month…which fits Valentine’s day well. Rejection. I’ve been wanting to test an idea for Shade for a while, and this presented me with a great opportunity. Platforming using a mouse doesn’t really sound right, doesn’t it? But, actually, it’s not that bad. Of course, I could have tweaked the controls a little more, but I think they’re ok for now:)

3114
4 – day game by Alin Baciu

Download
3114.rar (9.07 mb)

Instructions:

3114 is kind of an abstract game…I never pictured the final result. All I wanted to do is test the idea of platforming using the mouse, for this month’s Experimental Gameplay theme, rejection. Everything else just…came together. The idea of using a mouse as the primary method of controlling a platformer has been rejected many times. So this is how 3114 fits the theme. There is also another reason why 3114 fits the theme, but that is up to you to find:)

Before you ask, I want to say that the game does have an ending. In case you can’t figure it out, here’s a hint:

After finishing the game once and being brought back to the beginning, look at the platform you’re standing on. There’s something different about it. It’s subtle but you really only need to pay attention:)

Controls:

Move the mouse left or right to move
Move the mouse up to jump
Bring the mouse back to the center to stop
R – go to last checkpoint

Troubleshooting

If you have problems getting the game to run I’d suggest installing the XNA 3.1 redistributable and making sure you have .net framework 3.5 installed.

Credits

Game design, code & gfx made by Alin Baciu (bc_alin{[@]}yahoo{[dot]}co{[dot]}uk)
Music: _ghost – blood frame
Sfx: Cityscape 01 100208.wav, Cityscape Birds 100208.wav.
Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.
This game uses Farseer Physics engine and Irrklang.
The game itself is under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

Any feedback is welcome 🙂

Peace.