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Aug 31, 2013 | 2:47 PM EDT

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Author Comments

My entry for Ludum Dare 27 where the theme was "10 seconds". Little, short and kinda difficult game about two coworkers who work in a underwater lab. Then an accident happens and they must leave right away. The problem is you two only have one oxygen tank and no way to refill it. Ah! Also, your coworker Dave is unconscious. So you have to drag him around to help him breathe. You need him to activate buttons at same time to open the doors.

Check my entry on Ludum Dare at:



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars September 1, 2013

A criminally intense thriller.

The Oxygen levels are especially ingenious. You really do have just baaaaarely enough time to get yourself out of there, and it's almost impossible to do it with Dave still alive. It's just a great application of organic choices.

However... uh, after my fifth try, I finally got Dave to safety... but the epilogue still said that I lost him on the way. What?

Also, I'm shocked to say that I'd actually prefer some overdone minimalist Atari graphics over what we were given here; or at least, a much darker backdrop to match the heavy and desperate theme.

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hbocao responds:

Thanks for the feedback!

Yeah... Dave wasn't supposed to survive. hehe This version is a MUCH easier version than the original and I was afraid that this would happen. :( Sorry for that and thanks for your time ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars September 1, 2013

Simple, clever, challenging, witty and involving! Great work! One critique though - if you are going to put in multiple endings put in a reset / return to menu button!!!

5 Stars dude!

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hbocao responds:

Thanks, man! Yeah, that's is a good idea. Last minute decisions are a pain. hehe Thanks for the tip.


Rated 3 / 5 stars August 31, 2013

I liked this game's concept. Make another full version instead of this stripped down Ludlum version.

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hbocao responds:

Working on it. ;) Thanks for trying out!


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars August 31, 2013

I have to admit that is offers some quite of challenge and it does have an interesting idea, but the graphics are way too simplistic like the song, so it's hard to sympathise with. And I writing this review comparing to some beautiful games of the Ludum Dare.

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hbocao responds:

I do agree with you that the graphics looks generic. I have no talent at that department and the limited time also contributed. But I think the music is perfect for the theme and mood of the game (not the competition). I'm planning in remake the game with proper time and polish now. Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it. ;)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars August 31, 2013

Nice graphics considering the time of contest. I am not really sure if the game itself involves the topic.

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hbocao responds:

Thanks! When you let Dave free, he only has 10 seconds of air. When you run out of oxygen, you have 10 seconds of air too. :) My goal was to try not to be too literal.