Elements Of Escape

by F1ak3r

Posted on November 12, 2007 at 1:46 AM

Don't play this, play this. The new version is better in about 2686259 different ways.
This game is my entry into GM Tech & MarkUp's GM Race Fire & Ice competition. It reached the Top 10.

In the game, you control two characters, Fire and Ice, and have to use their abilities to complete a succession of levels. Everything you need to know is explained in-game.

The game also features a level editor, so you can make your own levels if you get bored of my ones.

There's a glitch that prevents Level 8 from being finishable. Unfortunately, I'm not able to fix it, due to the state of the game's source code (halfway through the new version's developement). However, you can unlock Level 9 by opening up Options.ini and changing "LevelNine = 0" to "LevelNine = 4298172".

Moikle commented November 13, 2007 at 8:45 PM
You have a good idea but i think it still needs work.
you should make your own sounds for a start.
overall though i think it is reasonable-slightly-to-the-side-of-good
7/10 for the idea, but keep working on it.
Mat commented November 18, 2007 at 1:46 PM
Not bad, great design, with a good engine and great gaphics this would be great fun.
s commented November 18, 2007 at 3:41 PM
The font could be made to blend more, praps with proper use of make_color_rgb to get a proper color(Though you could also use white on the black area at the top(Just make stuff in smaller messages in that case))
Resource pack sonic music that can't loop? Geez...
Lv3 has a clip error
Lv4 has a useless sign
The use of gradients that are sprites is less than pleasing. Instead of having ice blocks just show up, have them grow into place and then melt away slowly
Score should also be time based
The Hscore code should only occur if the player quits, not whenever they die
Ferret commented November 20, 2007 at 2:38 AM
good idea, but needs work... i like the team based game play though, 7/10
F1ak3r commented November 20, 2007 at 2:47 PM
New version! 1.3! I've implemented a few of serprex's suggestions, added a level, and provided a "Turn off music" option. Enjoy!
Castypher commented November 21, 2007 at 5:55 AM
Very interesting. Graphics and effects could be improved. The idea of fire and ice ccoperating is pretty interesting.

Oh, and seprex's suggestion on LVL 4 having a useless sign has not been fixed. Let me rephrase: it's inactive, dead, MUTILATED.

Also, fix them fall-through platform bugs. You'll teleport through the blocks upon a bad collision. Your platform engine is very good right now, but it could be better, you know?

Good concept, good idea, needs improvement. A lot of the music was obviously from some resource packs acquired from gamemaker.nl when it was up, possibly YYG now...yes, it was incredibly annoying.

Other than that, it was kinda fun. 7/10
F1ak3r commented November 22, 2007 at 2:40 PM
Thanks for that, Kilin. It's definitely more descriptive of the sign than "useless" is. Why I didn't fix those bugs is a long story that I don't have time to tell now.

They're fixed now though, so enjoy!
god commented November 24, 2007 at 9:15 PM
The name is too corny.
Notorious commented November 25, 2007 at 9:09 AM
Title: Cliche
Game play: Good, but not my cup of tea.
Game Graphics: Err, I will give it a 5.....not good, ut not bad either.
Lastability: For me, it would only last a day...I don't know.
Game overall: Great, good game play, Sonic the hedgehog music, meh....overall I reckon its a good game but it needs some work to be done on it.....

It was fun while it lasted.....8/10
F1ak3r commented November 25, 2007 at 11:10 AM
I've never been to good with names.
Also, next year (after the GM Race), I'm going to do something about that music. And the graphics.
Ripaz commented November 27, 2007 at 7:53 PM
I found some thing in game and I don't know if you did ti purposely. When you use all 10 ammo for fire you can still use it.
F1ak3r commented November 29, 2007 at 10:41 AM
I did it on purpose. You CAN use that much ammo, but... it won't look good on your score.
F1ak3r commented January 13, 2008 at 10:06 AM
New version! Graphical overhaul, more levels, and bug fixes! Download now!
Rez commented January 13, 2008 at 3:45 PM
Great gameplay concepts. Even though execution of those ideas could use a little more polish, I'm going to track this. 8/10
Cpsgames commented March 09, 2008 at 1:12 PM
Pretty cool 8/10
omgaghost commented March 19, 2008 at 5:27 PM
It was an interesting game. However, it didn't keep me very entertained for a long time. It seems a bit slow. But it's still pretty fun to play. And it puts a nice twist on a platformer game.

hmm... It's worthy of a good 7/10
Toadsanime commented March 30, 2008 at 9:06 AM
With slightly better graphics, this game would be awesome! However, I liked the conceptr and gameplay anyways, so well done, this'll be one I keep on my PC. ^_^
Rating: 8/10
Chuluka commented June 02, 2008 at 3:36 PM
Ah yes, an excellent platformer, apart from a few bugs. Deserves an 8