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The Ascent

The Ascent - Benjamin Rivers

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Team Jimmy
Benjamin Rivers - Programmer, Artist
Ivor Stines - Music Man

Description
Escape a bunker, climb a tree, and then.....

How to Play
Use the left and right arrows to run and the space key to jump. Hold the space key for higher jumps. Avoid spike balls.

Tips
Avoid spike balls.

Installation Instructions
Unzip Just unzip and enjoy.

Technologies Used
GameMaker

Fun Facts
This is Ben's first time programming a game. Not too shabby!

Ben bravely posted his game at awesome TIGSource Forums, and is now dealing with accusations of being an artist.

Jerry's Corner
The ascent is an extremely well packaged little game. Beautiful artwork, appropriately moody music and a mysterious beginning and end leaves you wanting more. I feel like this could be the beginning or intro level to some grand platform epic!

History
v2.0  Released 2009-06-04

v1.5  Now with sound! Minor graphical improvements

v1.0  Download Original TOJam Version

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The Peanut Gallery

Kai
August 2, 2009 7:35:03 PM

When I try to run the game, it keeps going "an unexpected error occured whil running the game" right before it finishes loading and then closes. What's going on?

August 3, 2009 2:30:20 PM

Kai > The game works fine for me (I'm an organizer). Just to double check, are you using the "Download Game" version or the older "Download Original TOJam Version"?

Kai
August 3, 2009 4:19:22 PM

I'm using the "Download Game" Version.

August 4, 2009 8:15:01 PM

Dammit! I've spoken with the developer and it appears beyond our ability to fix. What operating system are you using?

Kai
August 5, 2009 10:12:02 PM

Windows XP. Is it not compatable with that?

August 6, 2009 1:56:48 AM

It's totally Windows XP compatible. I tested it personally with an old ATI Radeon AGP card and it worked fine. At the TOJam Arcade, it was setup and running on 4 other machines (2 of which were Windows XP). I highly doubt this is a graphics card issue or a Game Maker issue. The only thing I can think of is your graphics card doesn't have enough Video RAM for the game. Mine has 256MB. What card are you using and how much Video RAM does it have? (if this is the problem we won't be able to solve it, but we can warn people about the problem in the future)

Kai
August 21, 2009 7:38:16 PM

I'm not entirely sure how to check that, but looking around I'm pretty sure my video card isn't that powerful. My computer was made in the early-to-mid '00s, which would certainly explain things.