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April 28, 2012

soul searchin'

Another interesting Ludum Dare 23 game by Maxim Schoemaker about a man who decides to enter his own brain in order to go soul searchin'.

35 comments:

Princess said...

These Ludum games have been great! Don't know how they are going to pick a winner.

Anonymous said...

Help! After pushing the red button I can't go back to where the red wall was. What am I missing?

Looks like a nice game, I'd like to play on...

Anonymous said...

The trick is sometimes to zoom while you jump!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I get it. If you don't hold any other buttons you can also change size in midair.
That brougth me a lot further but the controls are still very tricky :(
After trying the same jump for 100 times in row and failing I gave up (for now). Too bad, the game idea is really original and interesting.

Rava said...

Uhm... Is wearing a hat and a jetpack its deepest desire? I'm not sure about it... XD

Nice game! It reminds me of "Specter Spelunken Shrink" (or something like that!)

Rava said...

*HIS deepest desire :)

Anonymous said...

So I am a lot more stubborn then I let on... after 100 more tries the jump worked out, pushed the red button, had to do the same jump again :(
But from there on it could be finished in one run.

Very interesting and fun game, even though at some points very hard. Like to see more Ludlum games :)

Anonymous said...

interesting game- although it is annoying to have to jump and zoom at the same time- tried the same jump several times and kept falling. i give up

Anonymous said...

THIS GAME IS REALLY REALLY ANNOYING ME!!!!!

-k said...

Interesting design and concept, but the controls detract from that greatly, for me. Thanks anyway, Bart!

Anonymous said...

Controls suck, but awesome concept.

Anonymous said...

ya, control sucks!!!!!!

Maxim Schoemaker said...

Wait, what? What's wrong the controls? It's just arrow keys for movement and spacebar to shrink. How can that suck?

I had some issues myself with my keyboard not registering left up and spacebar at the same time so shrink jumps to the left were difficult, but I thought most keyboards could handle that. Maybe I should map shrinking to Z, cause that usually work. But otherwise you'd just need a gamepad or something, I don't know.
But the idea is that movement and shrinking should be done simultaneously, if that doesn't work it's just Flash or your keyboard screwing stuff up :(

Was that what was bothering you guys in terms of control?

Anonymous said...

It's just that some plateforms are difficult to reach (the weird top entries that can conduct you to smaller worlds).

And i think it's normal to lost patience when you try over and over again without success. Ok, that's a keyboard problem. But, it doesn't give you the motivation to finish the game.

Personnally, i just have finished it. But maybe some people, will just give it up.



Anonymous du 29.04 à 13h49

Anonymous said...

I think the hardest part was probubly the room above where it says "Something important?" The jump wasn't working that well and once i got past it, i fell and had to do it over again :(

Xyzzy said...

Enjoyable. Very nice concept. Did find one bug, though. There is one place near the end--where you have to jump and shrink at the same time--where you can either 1) get stuck inside a wall with no ability to get out (restart required) or 2) pass through the floor unintentionally. Other than that, just the right amount of frustration/reward.

PaleRose said...

I LOVE THIS GAME! It's the greatest 'tiny' world! It's way less confusing from the other games in the contest. It's simple and fun, and I don't know about other players, but I got the hang of this one really quickly...and finished it in under 8 minutes...which is pretty fast when you compare that to how long it took me to finish the other 'tiny' world games!

PaleRose said...

I LOVE THIS GAME! It's the greatest 'tiny' world! It's way less confusing from the other games in the contest. It's simple and fun, and I don't know about other players, but I got the hang of this one really quickly...and finished it in under 8 minutes...which is pretty fast when you compare that to how long it took me to finish the other 'tiny' world games!

Jane said...

Fun little game. lol

Jane said...

Just seen Xyzzy's comment about getting stuck in the wall. I did that - but just kept shrinking & growing whilst holding left arrow and I managed to wriggle my way out and continued without any further problem.

Anonymous said...

Me thinking while playing: Stupid jump, easy, easy, harder, ooh, what's this? AHH! SNAP! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

My heart is still beating super fast. I don't think it ever will crush you, but...

Waitaminute, it's supposed to be good to get exercise 5x a week for 30 min that gets your heart pumping at 80% of its maximum...I'm pretty sure my heart is beating at 80% of its maximum...HA! Computer games are good for you xP!

Anonymous said...

It took me soo long to realize how simple the jet pack jumps could be if I just got the timing right! Finally finished the game! Yay!

Anonymous said...

the problem is is that you can't press the up button and shrink at the same time.. it makes the game unnecessarily difficult

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh... really didn't see the pil- er... the "magic potato" at the end. (Yeah I know what it really was but NO SPOILERS. It almost gave me a heart attack...

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed playing this game :)

emily said...

what's bothering us is that we are not all as well coordinated as other people. therefore we don't like the controls. i myself loved the game, hated the controls. it was just a little bit too complicated for me with the controls

Queen Fume-Boo said...

INCEPTION

Queen Fume-Boo said...

... I wasn't the only one who thought that, right?

Anonymous said...

Defiantly having trouble with left, jump, and shrinking at the same time.

Anonymous said...

awesome love it

Anonymous said...

i am stuck i the room with the thipy writer i have the door widow key ad the leter t ow what

Anonymous said...

i am stuck in the room with the thipy writer i have the door and the key and the windows now what someone please help me

Anonymous said...

i am stuck in the room with the thipy writer i have the door and the key and the windows now what someone please help me on covert front 4

Patypus said...

did anyone notice the buttons in the negetive space? i dont know how to get there also one is up side down.
???

Anonymous said...

I found a glitch - an got stuck in the black space.

 

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