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You Are Disabled

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Crippled 25 Points

Reach the end with the Crippled disability.

Illiterate 50 Points

Reach the end with the Illiterate disability.

Nearly Blind 100 Points

Reach the end with the Nearly Blind disability.

Spastic 100 Points

Reach the end with the Spastic disability.

Secret Medal ????? Points

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Author Comments

Made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare Jam:
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-28/?action=preview&uid=3043

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You Are Disabled is a platformer where your character is plagued with a random disability at birth, seen as inferior by humanity and discarded underground. Your character must cope with his/her disability while trying to escape the underground prison.

Each disability brings something somewhat unique to your playthrough.

DISABILITIES:

Crippled
Nearly Blind
Spastic
Illiterate

CONTROLS:

Space/Z = Jump
Arrow Keys/WASD = Move
Down/S = Talk and Read

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UPDATE - V1.1:
Thanks for all the plays and feedback. I'm very happy with the reception this game has gotten. This game seems to have resonated with a lot of you, and that's very cool.

I realize that many of you are getting frustrated with the game, but that's the point. Many people who are disabled in real life do get frustrated. Life isn't always fair, and I wanted to try and portray that in this little game.

Changes:

- Added a way to restart with a different disability from the first room
- Made it so you respawn on the side of the room you came from
- Got rid of unintended annoyances while playing Spastic
- Added an indication right before a tic when playing Spastic
- Made lava bubble hitbox a little smaller
- Shameless self promotion links when clicking "A Game By Cory Martin"
- Fixed a typo
- Other minor tweaks
- Secret

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BACKGROUND INFO:

i had a couple more disabilities planned and their systems in place (scared of socialization, armless) but I couldn't work them in the actual levels in time.

On the second day of Ludum Dare, I wasn't really happy at all with how the game was turning out; it was devoid of character and the level design was haphazard. I decided to take another day and try and fix it up the best I could and submit it in time for the 72 hour jam instead. After not sleeping and spending the whole day introducing new mechanics, designing levels, adding in all the dialog and thematic elements and other miscellaneous things, I think I turned it into a decent game.

The game is potentially very unfair, especially with certain disabilities, but I think that fits the message of the game well.

Reviews


I will not lie, I wanted to quit and call this a stupid game when got stuck at one part, but then I thought about someone living like this, they can't quit and be someone else. I've met with and worked with people with all of these disabilities, and more, and honestly think this should be a part of training if one is going to work with people with Special Needs.
Brilliant, thank you, something like this has been a long time coming.


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it was difficult and fun to play... loved it.



I started as crippled.
I was glad to see that even finishing the game, it didn't spoil me any difficult puzzle.
Too bad no puzzle required complex backtracking in Crippled though, the linearity makes it an "easy" run.

I think your first run is always a special run, you will keep it in your memory... And like, "cherish" it or so?
My second was with Spastic... But [spoiler] so I will replay it again. Actually played it twice already, but never got past the Devi[spoiler]...[spoiler], maybe it will be too difficult and I will give up again.

[SPOIL]: There is no right answer.
"Spastic" IS the easiest way to win the game... Just sayin', keep eyes open.
(Actually, I found it out because of a spasm. What are the chances.)


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Brilliant game, well done


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Nice game!


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Uploaded
Dec 17, 2013
4:53 PM EST
Genre
Action - Platformer - Other
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