I’d love a physical version too! After the digital console launch on March 31 we’ll definitely be considering it!
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After one and a half years of development, I’ve finally finished my first commercial game :D
Let me introduce… Escape from Life Inc! In this weird narrative puzzle platformer, you switch between three animals: a walking fish, an arrogant eagle and a stuttering reindeer.
It’s full of off-the-wall humor and ridiculous character animations, and it switches up the gameplay constantly. It goes from a regular puzzler, to a stealth game, and then… a mini-metroidvania? There’s also local co-op for up to 3 players if that’s your kind of thing :)
Wow, super weird issue! I really don’t have any definitive answer on how to solve this. I mean, if you’ve restarted your computer and the game is closed, then you should have no problem changing resolution through the windows settings.
I guess what you could try is: go into the options and change the fullscreen mode to Borderless. In this mode, the game can’t affect the windows resolution whatsoever (If it was already on borderless, then it couldn’t realistically have been the game’s fault?). Or have you tried simply changing the resolution in the ingame options?
Anyways, this might just be something with your computer and not the game… it’s hard for me to say. Keep me updated with if you’ve fixed it or not :)
Heya! After about 1.5 years in development, Escape from Life Inc is finally out on Steam & Itch! :D
It’s a quirky story-driven puzzle platformer, where you switch between three animals: a walking fish, an arrogant eagle and a stuttering reindeer. Together with a charming cast of wacky characters, help these unlikely friends escape the alien lab!
It’s full of off-the-wall humor and ridiculous character animations, and it switches up the gameplay constantly. It goes from a regular puzzler, to a stealth game, and then… a mini-metroidvania? Oh, and the full campaign is playable in local co-op!
Well! I’d love it if you gave it a shot! Steam key included :D https://speedframe.itch.io/life-inc
I really love itch, my only big problem is with the search feature.
Having the search engine only index games with published files is really confusing… plus it kind of kills devlogs of unreleased projects, which you’d think is the whole point of devlogs. You can cheat this a bit by releasing a demo / early version, but still, I don’t see a reason why you can’t search for an in-development project (If you could, people could add it to a collection so that they buy it when it’s released)
hi! Thanks, this was some good feedback! The demo build is quite unpolished and buggy(I'm releasing a patch with a LOT of small fixes), and yes, there is a bit more than what you played. I'm impressed you got that far though haha! :)
Hi! After about 6 months of work, here is the demo / first chapter of my narrative platformer Escape from Life Inc!
Escape from Life Inc is a crazy platformer with a capturing story. (literally) You can switch between the three main characters: Bob, a walking fish, Ern, an eagle, and Rick, a stuttering reindeer. They each have unique abilities. Throughout your adventure you'll be doing puzzles, platforming, exploring and much more!
Thanks! And feel free to leave feedback here if you try it out!
Also wish there were more templates, but these are the ones I've found :D
Also, this thread shows how to remove the annoying "A downloadable game for " text at the top
This is quite impressive for a jam game! The music/background water sounds are awesome. The level gen might need some tweaking and balancing but it was fun regardless!
Found a few bugs:
- pressing the select / back button on my controller just quit to the title screen which was quite annoying (pressed it by accident)
- Once I get a game over and go back to the menu, I can't start again for some reason.
Here are some potentially common questions! If I forgot something just ask in the comments :D
Who made the shitty art?
Me (And I also used some stuff I found online for free)
- Underwater background by Ansimuz
- Industrial pack by OllieBerzs
And a few sound effects from freesound.org
Who made the awesome music?
What's the deal with the character names?!?
I just took the name of the animal in swedish. Varg just means wolf, Hund just means dog, Ern(Örn) means eagle, etc. No, Bob doesn't mean fish, you idiot. I just made that one up.
What platforms is it available on?
Steam & Itch! Also Xbox, PS4/PS5 and Nintendo Switch as of March 31 2021!
What games inspired this?
The three characters idea was from some old prototype that I don't think ever released, but it's kinda like The Lost Vikings and Trine.
Also inspired by successful indie story-driven games such as Undertale, Owlboy etc.
It supports Xbox One/360 controllers. Other controllers might work, if you're lucky!
Where can I leave feedback/bugs/ideas on the game?
Just post in the feedback thread or leave a message on the Discord Server!
This game seems pretty fun, but I can't figure out how to plant anything :(
I figured out that you have to go into the other room, I bought a bunch of supplies, and I went back and.... everything in my inventory was gone and I had 100$ again. Am I just stupid or is this a bug? :P
Hey thanks for the comment!
Yup, there isn't really much logic in mind controlling someone, but it was the best way I could come up with to make puzzles with it.
And to proceed you need to enter the atom world(while in prison) and find a path through the bars, there will be orange atoms guiding you. I'm surprised you even got that far though xD
Also I know the atom world feels a bit pointless, I wanted to add enemies there but I didn't have time...