Aeviternal Thirst

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JamBaconGameJam 07 hungry
Submitted4 years ago

Description

For countless millennia she has wandered, seeking to satisfy her endless hunger. A queen turned slave by her lust for blood, revenge, and power, she was made immortal after entering a pact with ancient gods. Though she cheated Death, she now has to fight to elude his increasingly covetous grasp. Nitocris, murderous tyrant turned vampire, now spends her days in hiding until her appetite forces her into the open.

Coded in XNA with no external libraries or modules.

Game contains VO, so audio is recommended.

All assets are original and all art is hand drawn.

All fonts are freeware. Astonished by recifed@terra.com.br is used for the title screen and game over screen and Belligerent Madness by pmagnus@fecundity.com for the subtitles.

Video Playthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bdGQEIQd8M

Technology used

XNA Photoshop Illustrator XACT Cubase Audacity AKG Microphone

Help / Controls

WASD or Arrow Keys or Xbox Controller

Space, Up or W = Jump, again for Double Jump

Down + Jump = Drop off platform


Screenshots Click a screenshot to zoom

Feedback

User Notes
Average 6.22 7.22 7.67 7.22 5.89 6.11 7.11
lambinvoker (Justin Trotter ) 2 8 8 5 3 3 6
sithdown (Adrián) 6 6 6 7 5 6 6
Ludius (Adam Waggoner) 7 4 4 6 4 7 7 Interesting game, but I kept having trouble discerning which people I could eat. Maybe I was just hitting them wrong, but for some reason I had trouble with my character not actually eating them.
nosmirck (Luis Pulido) 8 9 9 8 7 7 8
MrNeeDee 8 7 8 8 7 6 7 cool game, nice audio :)
burritoEclair (Jonathan Drain) 3 7 7 6 5 4 6 I think the art and the voice work were the strongest parts of the game. Things felt a little sluggish or stiff, particularly the jumping. Still a great showing though, not many games have much for a narrative.
josefnpat (Seppi) 6 8 9 7 7 8 8
foopy64 (James Miller) 7 9 9 9 7 8 8 Fantastic. The gameplay may be the weakest point, it's still quite good. The voiceover and art is pretty good too. I think if I had more room to see oncoming platforms and victims I would have beaten it... "Your age is showing"....
efarhan 9 7 9 9 8 6 8

Comments

  • nosmirck (4 years ago)

    I really like it! but what is the objective? just run away from death and drink blood? there is no timer or score... the lack of purpose is boring, I want to get further or get more points each time I play! But in general it is well done! nice graphics, music, voice... great job!

  • josefnpat (4 years ago)

    Thank you for the video playthrough, as I am on linux.

    I love how you got hungry into the theme. Very dark, I love the voice-overs. Very cool. Art is very well done as well! I can't comment on the controls, but it's nice to see xbox controller being supported!

  • POQA_TJ (4 years ago)

    nosmirck, did you make it to the ending? There is one.

  • POQA_chaddo (4 years ago)

    Thanks for playing and thanks for the feedback! Yeah, we decided that we wanted to stay away from a score and UI in order to push the story. The goal was to see if we could take the development time we had and tell a short story with a definable beginning, middle and end. So, yeah – you have to drink enough blood to satiate your hunger and get back to safety to keep Death away from your immortal soul! Thanks again!

  • Dachande99 (4 years ago)

    Great game. Love the art style, music, and the use of VO to set the mood and give players instruction. Great job!

  • Jupiter_Hadley (4 years ago)

    Really interesting game. Love the sounds and graphics. Well done! I included it in part 5 of my bacon jam compilation video series, if you'd like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/4tOwtYyTvA0

  • PoQA_OD (4 years ago)

    @ Jupiter_Hadley Thank you for playing the game! After you are done making your videos you should try to finish the game! Also one of our games easter eggs was in your video. I wonder if you were able to catch it :D

  • foopy64 (4 years ago)

    Don't worry POQA_TJ it wasn't a complaint!

  • foopy64 (4 years ago)

    Don't worry POQA_TJ it wasn't a complaint!

  • POQA_TJ (4 years ago)

    Sorry about that again, Foopy. We're at 44MB, 35MB of which is audio. And there's a reason - all the VO and different looping BGM.

  • foopy64 (4 years ago)

    Once again the 'POQA' team gets award for largest file size!! 2 Jams in a row!!

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