Lestac by almightysuit

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made by almightysuit for LD28 (JAM)
UPDATE: we're making Lestac into a full game! You can preorder it on itch.io, more info is available on:

>>> http://amos.me/lestac <<<

Lestac is a bright and young man lost in a dull world. On his quest for a way out he will encounter several strange personages, which all crave for a special object (or two...). As a master of bargaining, Lestac will surely find a way to trade anything in exchange for some precious advice or items!

The game has an end - make sure to explore everything, there are hidden secrets all over the place!

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Controls:

Arrows (left, right): movement
Down arrow: crouch
Space: jump
Down arrow + shift: pick up item
Shift: throw or use item

Choose and take each item strategically as you can only carry one at a time!

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TROUBLESHOOTING - if you have problems with the game, please paste your app.log somewhere and link to it in the comments so we can see what goes wrong.

CHANGELOG:

- 1.0.0 Dec 17, initial LD72 release
- 1.0.1 Dec 17, crash fix on Windows/Mac where the game would keep too many files open
- 1.0.2 Dec 17, fix for disappearing items - they'll know warp from screen to screen even when not held by the player
- 1.0.3 Dec 18, more 'item disappear' fixes, along with
- 1.0.4 Dec 18, made it much easier to grab ledges

The changes above are minor, gameplay-breaking things that we've fixed - there's no new content, no new features, etc. - from the usual LD rules, that's fair game :)

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Music, art, levels and code by Amos Wenger & Sylvain Wenger
> NEXT IN RQUEUE

Ratings

Coolness 88% 2
Overall(Jam) 3.90 28
Audio(Jam) 4.33 5
Fun(Jam) 3.31 118
Graphics(Jam) 4.38 31
Humor(Jam) 2.38 258
Innovation(Jam) 3.13 175
Mood(Jam) 4.21 8
Theme(Jam) 3.02 194

Feedback

GravityScore
17. Dec 2013 · 03:27 UTC
Awesome looking game! Fun to play.
zconnelly13
17. Dec 2013 · 03:39 UTC
The graphics and sound were amazing. And I love love love the edge-grab mechanic, so cool! It really adds that extra little "kick" to it :)

The building distances being different were a little confusing and it was kind of hard to tell which ones were which, but a fantastic entry! Definitely one of my favorites so far :)
Lianne Booton
17. Dec 2013 · 03:41 UTC
This is so beautiful, awesome work :)
Striwx
17. Dec 2013 · 05:19 UTC
I really love the musics overall !! (The mood was cool too) The gameplay was a little rigid
stvr
17. Dec 2013 · 05:53 UTC
Created a white, large window and then instantly crashed. Win7 64-bit. The screenshots look pretty though!
OnlySlightly
17. Dec 2013 · 05:53 UTC
Loved it. Have to admit, I'm a sucker for exploration platformers and your game scratched that it. Excellent game, and I'm impressed with the amount of content.
afterisk
17. Dec 2013 · 06:06 UTC
Excellent aesthetics and the environment was much bigger than I thought it would be!
almightysuit
17. Dec 2013 · 06:06 UTC
@stvr & others who have crashes - there's an "app.log" file created when the game runs, if you have problems, please send it to us! (pasting a link to a https://gist.github.com/ is fine!)
Mezzomatto
17. Dec 2013 · 06:27 UTC
Doesn't work for me. Glitches out early on. Nice music.
MrTedders
17. Dec 2013 · 06:53 UTC
wow that was a great platformer. I haven't played anything like this in a while. Great job on the art and sound by the way.
angelk
17. Dec 2013 · 06:59 UTC
That's quite a large environment! I'm pretty amazed how much graphic and audio content you two were able to pull off.
windwalkerranger
17. Dec 2013 · 07:01 UTC
This is beautiful. I don't know why I felt the compulsion to give all those lazy people what they want. It was maddening after going through the mushroom caves, though! I could either take a wheel or a football with me and I chose the wheel, and the first person I saw asked for the ball! :D Nice graphics, nice overall quality; but what is the connection to the theme? You only carry one item is it?
carrymove
17. Dec 2013 · 07:02 UTC
Atmospheric!
xgeovanni
17. Dec 2013 · 07:08 UTC
http://pastebin.com/zywjxxAn

Couldn't get the game to run properly on Ubuntu. It started, but I couldn't get anything to happen.
Mr.Cassels
17. Dec 2013 · 07:09 UTC
I got stuck faily early on, but It seemed like a nice game.
I appreceate haveing a linux download, and am hanging on to the game to try again later.
code-11
17. Dec 2013 · 07:11 UTC
The game is so beautiful, and the music is awesome. The gameplay is great, and responsive. The only thing lacking is captivating level design, but that takes time, and user testing, so it's understandable that the game doesn't feel super complete in that regard.
Lissar
17. Dec 2013 · 07:15 UTC
Lovely exploration game! (My favorite kind of game). The music felt a bit at odds with the rest of the game though. It was a bit too hectic when I think something more atmospheric would have worked better.
chabuduo
17. Dec 2013 · 07:28 UTC
Amazing really enjoyed it. nice subtle finish. awesome music and atmosphere . earth's gravity out of 10 !
kewry
17. Dec 2013 · 12:16 UTC
Amazing game dude!
ninjacharlie
17. Dec 2013 · 15:32 UTC
Really great game. I liked the graphics, music, and how much polish the game had. The only issue I had was that the NPCs had colliders on them. I understand that the key guy needed it, but the other characters sometimes made the platforming a little awkward. Other than that, it was one of my favorite games I've played for this LD :D
DanielSnd
17. Dec 2013 · 18:37 UTC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IpgU9ZhKtA
My first impression on the game :3 unfortenetly it was lagging badly because of the streaming app (I tried again without the streaming and it was fine resting at 60fps all the time.)
Raphy
17. Dec 2013 · 19:12 UTC
Great music and mood, impressive amount of content, well done. Gameplay felt kindda repetitive though.
Dmitrix
18. Dec 2013 · 07:32 UTC
I do like the music. :)
bitserum
18. Dec 2013 · 07:38 UTC
Awesome game. Really nice soundtrack and visual style. My personal favorite so far.
grifdail
18. Dec 2013 · 10:31 UTC
Amazing work ! Favorite so far !
moop
18. Dec 2013 · 18:53 UTC
Fun gameplay, consistent graphical style and nice music.
stvr
18. Dec 2013 · 23:53 UTC
Hope this helps!

http://pastebin.com/f1hP93Us
almightysuit
19. Dec 2013 · 00:23 UTC
Hey stvr - the game requires OpenGL 3.0 to runfor now - terribly sorry, some Intel Chipset graphics just won't work :( I don't have a graphics card old enough to try and add support for that - for now!
rogueNoodle
19. Dec 2013 · 01:02 UTC
Super impressive entry - really interested to see where you take this post-jam :) That soundtrack is incredible!
mcapraro
19. Dec 2013 · 01:16 UTC
really nice graphics. i lied the game play although the controls felt a little rough at time. i could see some dialog making this even more rich
Dir3kt
19. Dec 2013 · 12:28 UTC
Best game I played so far mood-wise :)
kristoffer zetterberg
19. Dec 2013 · 14:29 UTC
fantastic music and graphics! gameplay reminded me of knytt. fun, good controls, oh -- and edge-grabbing! overall good design, but some of the back-tracking became kind of frustrating. did i mention how good the soundtrack is?

one of the best games i've played so far.
ismyhc
19. Dec 2013 · 17:55 UTC
Very cool! I love the mood this game brings as well as the graphics and art style. Curious what language/framework was used to build this?
lasergans
19. Dec 2013 · 21:35 UTC
Awesome game, really feels polished. Looking forward for the post LD versions! :)
almightysuit
20. Dec 2013 · 00:38 UTC
@ismyhc all the info about the language/framework/tools used to build the game is available in the postmortem: http://amos.me/blog/2013/lestac-the-making-of/ !
ploogle
21. Dec 2013 · 02:40 UTC
Nice graphics! The audio was killer, too. I actually couldn't figure out what to do after the gun that knocks you back, but I could tell this is a quality engine. The screenshots of later areas look promising.
ViliX
21. Dec 2013 · 18:31 UTC
5/5 for great graphic design! :)
psychomonster
22. Dec 2013 · 02:32 UTC
Great unique style. Made me feel connected with the character. Music is awesome. I Love it!
AMSmirnov
22. Dec 2013 · 20:01 UTC
Music is awesome. Game have a very sad mood. Very depressing and hopeless world. Great work!
Giovanni Cappellotto
26. Dec 2013 · 10:39 UTC
I really like music! Nice game.
01101101
27. Dec 2013 · 11:01 UTC
Nice work! Lots of content, cool art style and really great soundtrack!
Gazok
27. Dec 2013 · 19:20 UTC
Really nice graphics, music and atmosphere. The level design was very well thought out and expansive, given the time-limit. Unfortunately, "Fetch Quest Platformer #7" wasn't fun the first time.
lordjosephdeburg
02. Jan 2014 · 19:26 UTC
Its hard to make a good platformer, but this is definitely one of them! Very nice music too. Theres nothing I can really fault here this is a great entry 5 stars almighty great Jam