I bought this on Steam. Streamed it a few times and put a few runs on my Youtube channel. This game is A-MAZ-ING! It's in EA and there's not the greatest amount of content yet, but I put almost 13 hours over the course of a weekend. Go to Steam and pay the dev for it!!!
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I may be overlooking something right in my face, but when I try and launch the game it only brings up windows file manager. I don't see an .exe file anywhere in the game folder. Even a folder search doesn't find one. There are a few batch files that give an error when you open them. I may be an idiot, but how do you start this game?
I was trying to pay for the game but whenever I clicked the "Pay with PayPal" button button it just routes to a blank white page. Tested this with two other games and it routes to PayPal fine. I'm not sure if it's a thing on your end or it's with Itch but I figured I'd let you know since I'm sure I'm not the only one who was willing to throw you a buck or two.
This is a great little game. Do you have any plans to bring it to Android? It seems more suited to a touch interface as opposed to a mouse. I found that using the mouse gets a little... not difficult, per se, but kind of taxing depending on how long the run goes for. Please don't misunderstand, it is very good and I'll absolutely play more of it, but (and I never thought I'd ever say this about a PC game) I'd kinda rather play it on my phone.
Just a thought. Thanks for making this wonderful little game!
Sorry for the delay. Weird. I logged back onto Itch tonight and it looks like it had downloaded. What it was doing is that when you click on Download (I'm using the Windows app) it takes you to a screen where there is a dropdown that is either populated with the filename or to select a file if there are more than one. That dropdown was blank with no file and kept giving me an error message when I tried to click Install. I've had this happen a few other times with other games on Itch as well. Either way, it's working. I'm glad I was able to play your game, it is quite good. :-)
Title says it all. Haven't seen an update in quite awhile. Have you ceased development? This is a great game but I'd at least like to be able to play through it without crashing. Please at least fix the bugs even if you don't actually add anymore content.
Hello. I enjoy the game, except for the fact I have died a few times because when a textbox is up the game keeps going, but the textboxes take SO LONG to allow you to close them, you can take damage and die just trying to wait for them to close so you can move or perform an action. Could you please fix this so that you can hit a button to close them immediately/when you're done reading them instead of having to wait for them to display for however many seconds first like they work now? Thank you.
Really enjoyed the game. The conversations seemed to flow more naturally than in probably any other branching dialogue game I've ever played. Even AAA ones. Much like someone else here, I didn't read the synopsis before I started playing so I had no idea that you were going to be balancing on the edge of a cliff. Streamed my first playthrough. After playing it I wished I hadn't (streamed it). I just feel it was more a personal experience than one best shared with others. I found myself a bit melencholy and introspective the longer the game went on. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants a thought provoking, narrative driven game with a great conversation system. It'll help you to ponder some things you otherwise might never think about. Great game. Thanks.
Hey guys. Was streaming the game tonight and still having a lot of the "NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object" and other errors. The first error tonight seemed to occur when I was "looking" at a floor tile (with V or L). After that error (which was different from the one above) I got a ton of the "Null" errors. It still allowed me to play into floor five until it finally stopped allowing me to do anything besides open the inventory. Tried to use the feedback form in game but game wouldn't allow me to click "Submit." If you want, next time I play I can send you a log file after it crashes.
Only other thing is that now that you've redone the art it doesn't scale well to my 1440p monitor. It's like everything is too small. Not just the UI but everything. Never had a problem with it before this update so I dunno.
Hey there, I'm really enjoying the game!
One thing I can't seem to figure out is how to get past the spikes in the cave. I'm trying to open a door with a crystal on either side of it. Got the power from a crystal in an area to the right of that room and plugged it into the righthand crystal. I can see a crystal in the area on the left but it's blocked by at least two sets of spikes and I can't figure out how to get past them. I've walked back through the whole area back to the fireplace where you start at least twice and I have no idea. There's nothing that gives any indication as to what to do. I also can't figure out why you can pull the power from/repower some cystals but seemingly not others. At any rate, if you could give me a hint on what to do about those spikes I'd appreciate it.
Great game. It took a bit to get used to, but I like the fact that Bubbles runs on his own. Makes it stand out from other games in the genre. I feel it helps to slightly increase the difficulty as well since that's not how you're used to playing a platformer. Art is great and music is catchy. Thumbs up!
Just tried to run the game. When I tried to shut it down my mouse cursor disappeared and the game's music kept playing but game screen was gone. After holding down C/A/D for a few seconds I was able to bring up task manager and a High Level Norton Alert had apparently caught a high level virus from the game and uninstalled the file. The virus looked to have the word "hijack" in it's name. Seems a little sketchy. I've occasionally had games from itch be flagged for trying to access input.inf, but nothing where the computer froze up and Norton giving me a high level virus alert. Any idea what would cause it? The game looks like something right up my alley but what happened has left me a bit concerned. Thanks.
I was trying to download your game through the Itch desktop app today, but when you click on the download link and it brings up the box with the filename and save location, no file is showing up there. So when you try and click install it gives an error for "no content available." It's not clear on the support page whether or not to contact the dev or Itch support for this issue, so I'll post on here first. Thanks.
Good game. There seems to be an issue in the Upgrades section though. When I try to add any points to Speed Boost or Triple Shot instead of increasing the number/bar, the amount of points goes into the negative, like it's counting down from zero for every point I put into it. Then if I come back to the screen again and click a point in, it'll reset back to zero. Then if I try and put points in again, it starts counting into the negative again. Could this be fixed by any chance? I love the game but that is really annoying since I lost like 12k points the first time I went to the Upgrade area because of this. Thanks.
Cool. I'll probably play it tonight. My amount of work hours available has really dropped since all this coronavirus stuff, so I'm not making much money but I least I have more free time to play my games. So there's always an upside somewhere. lol
Thanks for the long, in depth response. lol
It puts me at ease to know that many things either aren't implimented yet or can be explained. I felt like I was playing blind. The tutorial or F1 doesn't seem to explain everything, (or else I'm missing it) so I felt as was "playing blind," as it were. I guess a lot of it is just me needing to wait until more things are added/tweaked.
I don't mind an "it's broken and we know" answer, since now I know that you know about the broken parts.
It's just funny because while playing all but one game I stream, I generally keep the streams curse free (contrary to what my name would imply, I suppose) but I'll be damned if I wasn't raging on EFA everytime I've been on it. lol Now I can settle down.
Twitch channel is: https://www.twitch.tv/ctrlxfu
Yeah, a discord might be good to post bugs and have them consolidated in one place.
Sorry to hear about your job. Hopefully it's just a coronavirus related thing and you'll get it back once all this craziness is over.
Take care and stay safe guys.
Ok, so I've been playing/streaming this a lot more lately and I have a few questions for things that I just can't figure out.
How do you identify the unidentified module you have get at the beginning of the game?
Is there a way to "rest" like in many roguelikes? A way to heal without finding one of the hard to come by, red stims?
Is there (or will there be) a way to compare things without picking them up? As it stands now, my inventory will be full and I'll have to drop something to pick up the thing in a chest to compare it, then drop ans pick up things again, so that's kind of annoying.
Do the stats only do what the box says, (i.e. increase inventory, give you higher max HP, etc) or do they also do other things. Meaning if you put point into STR does it make you do more melee damage or just give an inventory slot? Does VIT make you take less damage or just increase your max HP? I mean, putting points into VIT is kind of pointless if it doesn't buff your damage resistance. Red stims are so rare in this game that just an increase of max HP that you can't fill is worthless.
What do the three shapes in the armor specs represent? The top, the middle "play button" looking one and the barrel looking symbol at the bottom? I've no idea what each one means.
Do you absolutely HAVE to destroy things to get drops? Like the chests, ammo boxes, medical stations, etc. Or is there a command to just loot them? Some chests open when you walk onto them, and it seems like everything else you have to destroy.
Sometimes there is a =|1 symbol (like an equals sign with a line through it) that appears just left of the character section of the game on the right. What does it mean or represent?
This last thing isn't so much a question as a criticism. As much as I like this game, it is very frustrating. Just not in the way a roguelike should be. I'm a little unsure what the reasoning behind the points pool system you're using is? There are many times that I'll walk into say, the first room, and there will be five or six enemies there that spot me. With a normal roguelike "one turn for each player/enemy" system, you'd have a chance to wind your way around and keep some distance. With this system, it's horrible. Running away is often not a viable option with the way the system is designed. Combat starts and you take your turn, then you're stuck helpless as mobs come at you with multiple hits or surround you. Many times I've died in the first room you'll move into because I'm immediately spotted (especially with the low visual soldier class) and there's nothing to do. Everything seems to have more movements/attacks and backing up isn't an option given the fact that the beginning room only has the one way out. This is not an issue with only the first room, I'm just using it as an example because that is the most frustrating time it happens. I mean, the tilesets, sounds and overall ambiance to the game is top notch, but the way that points pool system is implemented is... not great. I mean, you seem to be going for an XCOM sorta thing here, but it doesn't seem to work particularly well in this context.
At any rate, sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance.
*Edited for spelling mistakes*
I tried to send this using "feedback" on the game menu but I'm not sure it worked so:
Found another bug. On the main menu if you click the "Mapgen seed" text so your cursor is there, then you click the "+" above it, you will get an immediate crash. telling you "Attemping to select while already selecting an object." Was able to reproduce everytime I tried.
So I sat down and streamed EoA tonight for a little over an hour. I had two crashes. First was a crash on death (floor four or five). Had to ALT+F4 out of it. Error was, "NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object." I tried to report it using the feedback form and got another crash when I tried to submit it. It's super long so I'll just post the image here.
Was wondering if there's an ETA on the next build? I'm still getting constant errors on the game (similar to my other post) making the game all but unplayable. I was hoping to get an idea of how much longer it'll be before there will be a new build that hopefully fixes these issues. Thanks.
Win 10 64 bit
i7 7700k OC to 4.6 GhZ
16 GB DDR4 Ram
Game installed on SSD C:\ drive
Have tried playing a few more times since this post. Made sure my firewall wasn't blocking, (although I'm not sure why it needs a connection, unless you're using Unity analytics?) Have gotten the error everytime. Re-installed game and still got the error. The only thing that changes on the error are the numbers (Entity and ID).
Otherwise fun game. Can't wait to be able to play it more.
Hello, have gotten this same error twice. Got this, completely shut this and the itch.io app down, reopened it, restarted and got the same error with a slightly different number in the ( ) on the first line. I also have my log file but I doubt I should post it here because it's so long. I didn't see an email address or anywhere to send bug reports to, so I'm just posting it here. Thanks. By the way, the few times I played this about a week ago there was no issues or crashes. Not sure what could have changed.
Edit: Let me add the error text here. Doesn't seem like you can blow up the image.
EntityDoesNotHaveComponentException: Cannot get component 'Health' from Entity_1861(Id )!
Entity does not have a component at index 125!
You should check if an entity has the component before getting it.
Curl error 7: Failed to connect to perf-events.cloud.unity3d.com port 443: Bad Access
Cool. I was able to put about 30 mins into it. I'm sure you're aware, but the pathing is a bit weird. I can send a Pop into the middle of the ocean, then leave him there underwater. Then later I can walk him back on shore anywhere. It's like they don't understand not to go into deep water and treat it like any other piece of walkable land.
I don't know if I missed it, but do you have a Discord? That way everything could be centralized in one place. Chats, updates, bug threads, etc...
Hey there. Just bought your game a bit ago, and it crashes after about two mins. Have tried it three times and same crash, same error with same action. It happens after I "check out" the dock. Then, I go into research and select it (shipyard). After that, I click on a Pop, then click on the dock (hammer icon) to restore it. As soon as I click it I always get the error:
The UE4-Polyscape Game has crashed and will close. Assertion failed: (Index >= 0) & (Index < ArrayNum) [File:F:\Fortnite\UE_4.22\Engine\Source\Runtime\Core\Public\Container s/Array.h] [Line: 611] Array index out of bounds: 41486 from an Array size of 40000.
Then it crashes to desktop.
I know you just released it yesterday, so it's not a huge deal. But I wanted to let you know so you can fix it. I'm looking forward to playing more. Even though I haven't been able to get much into the game it seems pretty cool and right up my alley. Thanks
Hmmm... Norton is reporting the .exe file (expelled-rl-windows-20190420.exe) as a virus when I try and extract the .zip file. Any reason it would do that? I mean, I'd like to think it's a false positive, but at the same time I'd like to be sure before I allow it. It's being reported as a Trojan.Gen.9. Thanks