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Ill-Fated

Ill-Fated is a 7-Day Game Jam game for the Games Jobs Live Jam 2021.

Our theme was "Strength lies in Differences"

Choose your team of intrepid Teenagers from a procedurally generated selection and make your way back out of the strange, haunted house you were dared to enter. 

Featuring more than 20 meticulously crafted scenarios to check your strengths and your wits, five different voice-over openings and a beautiful, spooky art aesthetic, Ill-Fated is a short, poignant horror game about working together - or failing.


You can watch ManlyBadassHero play our game here


IMPORTANT

If you run into the bug where the "Move On" button won't appear, try pressing the Spacebar while the text is being typed. That *Normally* fixes it. 

We'll be putting out an updated version of this with bugfixes after the Game Jam judging finishes - we don't want to disqualify ourselves by updating now <3


Ill-Fated was Created by

Richard Stamp - Design, Additional Programming

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Jake Meaker -  Programming, Bug Fixing

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Kim Conway - Writing

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Jemma Gilbert - Art

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and features the voice talents of

Virtute Twitch Twitter

Hypnodisk  Twitch Twitter 

MapleSyruup9 Twitch Twitter 

DustMonkeyGames Twitch Twitter 

Background Audio "Creepy Ambience LOOP" from

Unity Asset Store

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Enjoyed what I played but when I purposefully tried to fail the game gets stuck with all three characters dead. Once the last character dies it gives "move on" and puts you in the next room with nothing to do. Is there a game over screen it should be jumping to?

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There is! That's an interesting bug, we'll be sure to take a look at it, thanks! :)

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Thanks! I did try some more and was able to get the game over screen to pop up after restarting, but then got the same bug on a second try. After restarting the game again I was able to get a game over two times in a row without the bug occurring. Not sure if that helps you or not.

This is a fun game with some pretty interesting failures. I particularly found the Ruthless option with the vampire to be pretty funny. Congrats on your work!

I think the bug might be from the method of the last character dying. I had the bug repeat in the room with the ghost after using the Kind option with 1 health and no stamina, which killed the last character. Curiously, after moving on I reached the end and could escape, which just causes a different bug with a black screen from everyone being dead.

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Fascinating! Yeah, I think I know what's causing this now. It's a real edge-case scenario that we've added to our bug list.
Sadly we can't edit the downloadable until Monday because of the Game Jam judging.
Thank you for not only finding it but then hunting it down with such gusto, we really appreciate it =D

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An interesting game. Had fun testing it.

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The game's fun and there's really not much I can say to improve on it besides making more scenarios. Great job.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont

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I love the Idea and Names of this game, Randomized Characters are my peanut butter to my jelly.

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This game is so much fun. Weirdly, when I tried to reinstall the game to see if it would work better (I was having the "no move on" button problem), it said the build was undefined and wouldn't download from the itch app. But when I went to the browser version of itch, this downloaded fine, and I can play as intended. I don't know if that helps anyone or not, but it worked for me.

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I have no experience with the Itch app - it's something we are going to look into when the project resumes for sure! Sorry about that!

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Oh that's fine! I just wanted to see if that might be the problem for other people. You guys have got a wonderful game here <3

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Thank you so much! We're super proud of it

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Game looks fun from the let's play. Unfortunately it's completely unplayable on my end. The resolve event text doesnt appear at all until I press spacebar, but either way the "move on" button never appears.

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It should work now!

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Just saw ManlyBadassHero's video on this, I really enjoyed it. I hope you expand on this, I see potential in this game.

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same here

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The "Move On" button isn't appearing. Is there a quick way to fix this?

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Sorry about this, it can be temperamental. Pressing the space bar while it is typing tends to fix this.

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same problem for me
first time no "move on" button
restart game
hit space to sip - "move on" appeared
first challenge with the sobbing horned child
choose kind - did cost me one stamina but no new text appear
hit the space bar - text appears but no "move on" again...
edit: tried it a 3rd time - same situation with mechanical jester
choose wrong skill lost healt no text until I hit space but still no "move on" again...

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It should work now!

nope - and how without an update or do we have to re-install completely?!

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It'll need a complete re-download, it's essentially a new copy of the game. We didn't have time to look into Itch's backend stuff for patching!

ah ok expected as much
after installing it the first time with the itch.io app
I could delete it but not re-install since the app doesn't find the main game anymore...

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It should work now!