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A Weekend Alone

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Dec 19, 2011 | 7:15 PM EST

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Jam Win 50 Points Make a game in 72 hours (easy difficulty)
Compo Win 100 Points Make a game in 48 hours (hard difficulty)
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Author Comments

If you've ever wondered what participating in a weekend game jam like Ludum Dare is like, look no further than this game! Control your lonely character as he/she works to balance coding with food, toilet, and sleep needs and beat the 48- or 72-hour clock.

Controls: LEFT/RIGHT arrows to move; SPACE to interact with objects. In-game help is enabled by default. After finishing the game, post to the leaderboard to compare your time to game jammers around the world.

This game was developed under similar conditions to those portrayed in the game for the Ludum Dare 22 Game Jam (December 16-19, 2011). The contest theme was "Alone."



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good but easy...

On first play i got 44 hours, then i realised i wasn't loged in, so on second playthrough I've got 41(easy) and 39 on third(hard)... Still it was fun

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good!

This is strikingly similar to "The Facebook Game" ( w/506611) However, I'm reviewing solely for quality.
Visuals - 9/10
The pixelated look was simple, but it worked perfectly here. Also, the dark mask around the edges of the screen was a nice touch.
Sound - 6/10
This part was the main problem, in my opinion. The music was a bit repetitive and almost got annoying after a while, but it did go well with the feel of the game.
Gameplay - 8/10
A few tiny bugs here and there, but otherwise it was great. I liked the in-game help, and even though I didn't need it, someone probably will.
Overall - 8/10, 4/5
For a quickly-made game, this was very well done. Good job! :)

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game, completed 72 hour on my 2nd attempt and 48 on my 1st attempt (just). Managed to get all medals except the last one which is confusing me a bit.

The music and the simplistic graphics really helps creates more tension in a less is more sort of way. Also a brilliant concept as well.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

My 1st go on easy was 49 and 1st on hard was 41 so I guess for some people they just get the balance of food/toilet/sleep/work a little faster than others.

For a game that is trying to be ambient/atmospheric it does a pretty good job. It's just that after the 2 plays I don't actually feel compelled to play it again. So in terms of replay value that's why I took 1 star off.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Awesome game
I did all achievements except the "Easter Egg" one
You could make it way harder, but stills good ;D

(Don't know why users says this is sort of creppy when is non of it)