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June 06, 2011

14 locks, an update

Time for an update on my recent game 14 locks: The game is almost 2 weeks old now and it's doing really well. It did get some nice reviews like this one on EDGE. In the meantime I also did some changes to the controls, so the mouse should now be less sensitive and movement faster.

Now, if you enjoyed '14 locks' and want to support it, here's a couple of things you can do to help me:
- I just put the game live on Kongregate, so if you are a Kongregate member, please have a look at '14 locks' over here and give it a nice rating, thanks!
- This week '14 locks' was nominated 'free indie of the week' in the popular indie games video podcast Bytejacker. You can watch that video podcast here. Please vote for '14 locks' in the right bottom of the page to make it the free indie of the week. You don't have to log in or anything, just go here, select 14locks and vote, thanks so much :)
Right then, time to start coding another bontegame, cheers!

42 comments:

palat said...

voted 5 stars on Kongregate: done
voted for indie of the week: done
:-)

michelle said...

done and done!

Niall said...

Well done Bart. I'd love to see the game open up a whole new way of making escape-the-room games, so instead of switching between static screens like we do they could be much more exploratory.

Anonymous said...

I tried to vote for 14locks, but the page doesn't completely load for me...

Anna said...

Done, voted! I like your work Bart.
But...I 'm stuck at the 3rd room! Can't find the code for the door. grrrrr

Morika said...

Voted and loved the game! I agree with Niall; I would love to see more escape-the-room games like this.

Bartfan said...

done and done.
don't thank us Bart, we thank you!

Carly said...

Not done, and DONE :)
I'm not a Kongregate member but I gave you my indie vote :)
Too bad they don't show you the progress of the vote after you are done voting. I'd like to see where we are at in the race!

PS: Played it again two days ago and it was just as much fun as the first time. I never had control issues, but I might play it again now just to see what's different.

Carly said...

Anna: Look closely at the three columns in the room.

I can't see a difference, Bart. But then again maybe it was my age old computer slowing things down for me the first time around.

Rava said...

I'm not on Kongregate too, but I obviously indie-voted for you!

14 locks: played; sissy's ponycorns: played. Now I'm curious about that officer... :D

Anonymous said...

i cant instal unity

Niall said...

I'm not on Kongregate but I voted on the other site. Although it was a tough choice. I really loved Magical Ponycorn Adventure.

Anonymous said...

Clicking "here" took me to bytejacker.com It's a dark as hell page where you can't read ANYTHING and I sure can't see anywhere to vote??!!

Me/You said...

I've played it again, and loved it again! Voted for indie of the week!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the recognition Bart!

Anonymous said...

I still don't like "14 locks" or "Sissy's Ponycorn Adventure". Both were epic fails!

Anonymous said...

I sure would vote for you if only I COULD play the game!

Anonymous said...

I can move around ok, but nothing happens when I enter the code into the keypad.
I'll have to pass on this one. :0(

Bart said...

You have to click the code with the mouse

Anonymous said...

What a treat, Bart! Well done! Am black and blue from banging into the walls. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bart how the hell do you vote? I had the same problem as Anonymous "18:53" dark page etc. Seen nothing but that. Seems you could have had 2 more votes had you explained what the problem was with this bytejacker.com page? Any help?

I said...

Hey Bart! I don't know what you did to change it so much was but it made it work for me!!! It still freezes up... but i think that is because of my computer not being able to hold up the game because it is such a big game. Other than that, GREAT game Bart!

Bart said...

Thanks to everyone who votes! :)
I don't know what could be wrng with the bytejacker page, it works fine now ...

feed2890-9272-11e0-94a8-000f20980440 said...

14 locks is a good game, I regularly check bart's games out, even my kids enjoy them (with a little help from adults). thanks Bart

Anonymous said...

What the hell is up with this bytejacker page...I see a video box at the top and it's all dark? I can't read or see the words I don't see anywher to vote i.e. cause I can't see a damn thing1 How the hell are you supposed to vote?!

Bart said...

The Bytejacker voting is over, the ponycorns won of course

Anonymous said...

Regardless that the voting is over....why is the page so DARK? You can't read/see any of the words and can only assume that they are forum notes and comments? The only reason I know this is because I held left click and pulled over the words to turn them blue as if to copy and paste them.

Bart said...

I don't see that problem. Perhaps you're using an older browser, or is it just the grey text you can't read, then perhaps you should turn up your contrast.

NoWayJose said...

Bart said...
The Bytejacker voting is over, the ponycorns won of course


Next game title...Kill the Ponycorns!!

Random guy 987 said...

the mouse speed is still way too fast. I dont understand how you yourself are not getting annoyed by it. Is there even a real speed setting in unity, cause iv played another 3D game that also was as fast and annoying

Random guy 987 said...

Also, on another topic, unity wont let my magic trackpad work, or my usb wireless mouse, only my mac's magic mouse works. I know you dont have any really control over this, but it still bugs me. Other than that and my last post. I love the concept and design, gives a great new twist to classic escape type games

Anonymous said...

liked the game and the mention of Factory Balls 4 in the credits. so whens the game gonna come out? like how many months? just cant wait for it to come out

TayC 94 said...

liked the game and the mention of Factory Balls 4 in the credits. so whens the game gonna come out? like how many months? just cant wait for it to come out

Randy said...

You hit it out of the park with this one Bart. Best game yet you have done.

Bart said...

@randomguy I'm not having problems with the mouse sensitivity, and it's not easy to change this in Unity. I think you will find this sensitivity in any first person game. I would love to hear about first person games that have 'better' controls.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this one is out of the park. I hate having to download new software each time a new game comes, either this site or others, and Unity doesn't do it for me. If I were to rate it on a fair level, I'd say 4/10.

Anonymous said...

A little irony that this site hosted the Ponycorns game then the two games (ponycorns and 14locks) got pitted against each other the same week and the ponycorns took the prize. Just goes to show people are suckers for a cute voice and a not so challenging game. But what 5 year old uses the word "friggin" ???

Anonymous said...

The guy in the hallway doing his podcast weirds me out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tesla Coil EPICness said...

My eyes hurt now. God that game makes my head really spin. But AWESOME GAME!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Really liked the game,but still cant wait for Factory Balls 4

Anonymous said...

i'm stuck on 6locks.can you give me the code? i do love this game!!!

Anonymous said...

it was great (even though i got stuck on the one with all the holes in the walls and had to use the walkthrough)! The sky was so nice.... I stayed until "cheers" and waited a while, but nothing was forthcoming.

 

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