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NEAR DEADline

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Snap A Pic! 5 Points

Take a screenshot of your drawing.

Undon't Bother... 5 Points

CTRL + Z

Probably Geriatric 10 Points

What's the Password?

Quit Clowning Around 10 Points

What's the Password?

Barely Made It! 25 Points

Beat the story... barely.

Easily Made It! 25 Points

Beat the story with the good ending.

Unlocked Endless 25 Points

Time to get a High Score!

Fortnite 50 Points

A hit battle-royale game, also 2 weeks!

Employee of the Month 100 Points

Last an entire month in Endless Mode

Author Comments

Play it for FREE on Steam! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1347140/NEAR_DEADline/


[MEDALS AND SCOREBOARD PARTIALLY OPERATIONAL]

Leaderboard is facing a bug that won't track past 14 days on endless(also affecting the "last a month" medal). I apologize, please don't strain yourselves for now!!! For now if you'd like to go for a high score send me a screenshot of your whole window when you get to the game over screen via PM and I'll add it manually.


After bumbling around for long enough, you realize there's only 5 days to meet your deadline; use the paddles to bounce the Zs away long enough to finish!


Volume Controls: + and - Press 0 to Mute

Gamepad and Mobile Controls Supported

Press F to Fullscreen and ESCAPE to Exit


Some Statistics:

- Nick has slept approximately 164 hours since production started

- Brandon has consumed 127 cups of coffee during the production of this game

- Mike exported the same 8 songs in the game too many ****ing times before they looped properly

- Work began late at night on July 6th when Brandon committed to teaching Nick how to program

- Play around with the menu: it's got a full fledged drawing program with some secrets!

- You cannot die on the first night, ****in' try me. it will say "you lasted 0 days"

- There are multiple endings! Well 2 good ones and a baaad


The drawing program built in the main menu is fairly primitive with a basic brush, erase, clear, and screenshot tool. If the game gets too dense with dots depending on your CPU the game may lag.


If you're on a laptop and Arrow Keys are too small try a Mouse or Trackpad on the Right Side! You can also use I and K instead of Up and Down.


Special Thanks to ninjamuffin99 for porting over rexrainbow's Newgrounds API plugin for Construct 3 for this project. Be sure to hit "Retry" or "Quit" on the Game Over screen to ensure it logs your score.


ANNOUNCING THE ART CONTEST WINNERS:

https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1444565


DOWNLOAD FOR ANDROID ON THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dumbhorse.neardeadline

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nnooooo don't sleep! the price of animation is precious time and cannot be wasted on basic human needs, go back to work

hehe eyes go zzzzzzz

I frickin love playing this with my brother but this review is coming from my experience on steam not newgrounds but still i like it

how do i get the clowning around achievement thanks and regards

NickConter responds:

What's the password?

This game is hard but it's SO FUN to play - it's relatable to a writer who has deadline issues, too.

Sorry I got you fired a bunch of times...

NickConter responds:

It's alright, I'll bounce back :P

s-sorry i got you fired a buncha times nick!!

Credits & Info

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Score
4.01 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 12, 2019
2:54 PM EDT
Software
  • Aseprite
  • Construct 3
  • Mixcraft 8
  • Frontpaged August 12, 2019
  • Daily Feature August 13, 2019
  • Weekly 3rd Place August 14, 2019