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The Clock & The Chaos

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Jun 12, 2015 | 6:20 PM EDT

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Chaos Control I 5 Points Resisted for 1 minute without any broken gear.
Resilience I 5 Points Resisted for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Chaos Control II 10 Points Resisted for 1 minute and 20 seconds without any broken gear.
Resilience II 10 Points Resisted for 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
Chaos Control III 25 Points Resisted for 1 minute and 35 seconds without any broken gear.
Resilience III 25 Points Resisted for 3 minutes.
Against All Odds 50 Points Resisted for 3 minutes and 10 seconds.
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Author Comments

- Best played in fullscreen! -

In this short game you play as a maintenance automaton repairing a clock that is getting destroyed by chaotic energies.

It was done in ~10 days for a game jam requiring less than 5 minutes of gameplay.

- Controls -

Use the arrow keys or WASD: left and right to move, up to jump, down to repair.
Don't let chaos reach the inner gears. If they break, the game ends.
You can use the K key to suicide and restart the game.

Images and animations are all done by programming, using canvas drawing primitives.
The music is "suddenly, i feel alone" by OmegaP
The font is "Metamorphous" by Sorkin Type Co
The sounds are public domain from freesound.org

- Developed using -

Game done using Javascript with the Phaser framework.
Some UI elements done with HTML/CSS

Text editor: Notepad++
Image editor: None
Sound editor: Audacity

Reviews


WanderingHalfbackWanderingHalfback

Rated 4 / 5 stars

So, funny story: I first played this a while ago and just now came back to it. Only today did I notice that I could jump. That made the game *so* much better. Without noticing that part, I'd been forcing myself to scale and descend every tower of gears. I found myself hoping that the machine would break down so I wouldn't have to deal with as much of it.

This time around, I could use the established structure as a tool for reaching the rest of the structure. Combined with the deepening music and the chaos magic's understated but steady increase in the background, it felt more like a willing contest.

...doomed, but willing. Very nice!



zxwilworzxwilwor

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting, looks simple but after a while it isn't :P



URTemplarURTemplar

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excelent! It may seem simples, but I tihnk there's a great deal of art to it. Loved it!


morazor responds:

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I work as a programmer, so I'm very proud that you like the artsy side of the game :D


DeadlyMarcelineDeadlyMarceline

Rated 5 / 5 stars

if you think about the game is quite simple, you move around and you repair the gears. However, I think there is more to this game. To me I think this game is trying to say that time is running out for everyone and eventually we will run out of it. In addition, I see the gears as everyone and everything who gets devoured by time. Sure as humans we can repair ourselves but just like the gears in this game everything we know and love will slowly break. P.S I loved the game a lot and people need to play it :)


morazor responds:

Thanks! I'm happy that you liked is so much! :D
Very cool that you have appreciated what's beyond the surface!


quilly7xquilly7x

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting game! The story was unique and very well-executed, especially for such a short game. It also took me a playthrough to get used to the controls, but after getting used to them I found the gameplay to be smooth and enjoyable.