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JENS - a cute beetle in a tiny world...

by rubelli - Jam Entry

Hello everybody!

Our little project is named
JENS - A Cute Beetle in a Tiny World.

This is our (Forsaken Lamas) submission for Ludum Dare #23 Jam. It was our first parcipitation and we had a lot of fun while making this game.

You are JENS, a cute beetle living in a tiny world.
But someday a storm occurs and you're house gets destroyed.
Now your task is to repair the house, so you can live in peace again.

=== CONTROLS ===
movement: arrow-keys
interact: space
pause: esc
quit: q

We provide a platform-independant jar-file.

To run the game, extract all files into the directory of your choice and run "jens.jar".
If this doesn't work, try to open it via "java -jar jens.jar" in the console.

It *should* be compatible with Linux, Windows and Mac - we didn't test it under Mac, though. Oh, and there's no loading screen, so please be a little patient with the game :)

Have fun with our first tiny project!
Forsaken-Lamas (http://www.forsaken-lamas.de)

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Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:28pm

I had fun exploring in your game

azurenimbus says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:36pm

It works on the Mac, I was able to play with no problems. Nice game!

If there's one thing you could do to make it better is to work on the collision detection for objects. It can be frustrating to not be able to walk in between things even though it looks like you can!

Hope to see you coming back with more games!

R3ason says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:10pm

Great little start! I'd focus on working on the collision detection, as azurenimbus mentioned so that you can walk behind things. Other than that, I liked the text, with the different coloured words, the ability to check the stockpile, and the music. Thanks!

racarate says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 1:23am

Gah, crashed on startup in Ubuntu.

rubelli says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 8:03am

Could you give more details about the crash?
How do you start the game? Please try to start the game via console, if you didn't.

deejorg says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 6:21pm

The collisions are a bit off sometimes and it's hard to understand u can go down from the starting point. Other than that, nice first entry :)

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