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Ourobos

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Adventure - Other
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metroid
retro
ldjam
ludumdare34

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Dec 14, 2015 | 10:10 PM EST

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(You can change the controls by pressing 1,2 or 3 at the title screen. This will change the keys to A-S/Shoot-Jump or the WASD and KL)
(You can turn down the sound or mute by using the +/- keys)
(If the game seems to freeze, it's because it's saving and loading) (You must set the storage to MAXIMUM!)

I've done it. This is a "pocket Metroid" made in under 72 hours. From scratch. And seriously, this was the closest, hardest, most hectic game I've ever made!

First off, I suggest you should download the standalone file for windows if you want to play the 60fps, extra fancy looking version. The flash one has to be toned down in order for it to run and it still might run slower than intended. (I don't have time to sadly streamline stuff >.<)

WINDOWS VERSION:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xn0xhxiacz5kh3r/LDj-34-Ourobos.zip?dl=1
I've spent the past 72 hours making this from scratch, the whole game. So expect bugs and problems 'ere and there but for the most part it should be playable. It's been a real challenge and I've had hardly any sleep!

So have a go, hope ye like! :)

(But if you're having problems with lag or whatever, please download the Windows version!)

(You can turn down the sound or mute by using the +/- keys)

CONTROLS:
Arrows = Move
X = Jump
Z = Shoot
Enter = Main Screen/Pause
(You can change the controls by pressing 1,2 or 3 at the title screen. This will change the keys to A-S/Shoot-Jump or the WASD and KL)

Reviews


macrochasmmacrochasm

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

If you crouch and aim to the upper left you can't shoot and when you load you don't get all your HP back.Also it's not properly explained what certain items like the "extender" does.

Other then that pretty good.



shadowheart39shadowheart39

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game; the story was well thought out, the difficulty curve was decent, and it provided a couple of hours of amusement. It's amazing how you completed this in only 72 hours. If you decide to make a sequel or a different game altogether I would definitely play it.



sparkey3sparkey3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent game! I give it 10 stars even with the glitches and the whining from all the other folks. Only 72 hours.. Wow. Thank you Sinclair Strange. I hope you make a sequal :-)


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HantaboyHantaboy

Rated 3 / 5 stars

This game reminds me Metroid, in a good way.
But the controls are horrible. Okay, there are 3 preprogrammed choices, but if we can choose our controls it would be the best. The basic controls are a bad choose. Why always X and Z? Only in american layout this two button is next to eachother (in hungarian eg, its swapped with Y), and why shoot is righter then jump?

The game lagged for me, and I didn't know its the code problem, or the flash plugin started to play jokes again...

The backstory (I give up playing after a 15-20 min) is not bad so far, and for a ludum dare its enough. If you ever upgrade this game to made it more playeble it will worth 4 or 5 star, but until is no more then 3 from me...



KenxeusKenxeus

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Amazing game even with thw bugs that forced me to reload the game over 10+ times.
It would be nice if there was a button that would send me to entrance of the level like retry button. Because I got stuck a lot and was forced to reload.


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