Predicament


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JeremyPredicamentThe Ludum Dare gravy train keeps on rollin'. Predicament by Orangepascal is a back to basics escape-the-room game with lovely pixel art and a story with an unexpected ending. You are a lone survivor who has fallen into a cave and must find their way out if they want to live. But, if you are the only one here, why are there objects already in this cave? Simply move your lone survivor with the [arrow] keys and press [X] to interact with objects.

One of the cool things about Predicament is its minimalism. All the graphics were done in the open-source image editing software, Gimp, which, along with the Ludum Dare competition in general, shows that there is some great under-the-radar talent out there on the interwebs. That being said, there are a few caveats. There are only a few puzzles, and the entire game won't take more than ten minutes to complete, but anyone with a need for a quick escape-the-room fix and a love for stories with ambiguous endings, there is no predicament... just play and enjoy.

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Walkthrough Guide


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Short and brief walkthough (unstructured).

  1. Pick up Stick in left part.

  2. Use on Rock in right part.

  3. Pick up Hammer.

  4. Use on Wood in center.

  5. Push Crate under Glasses (two blue balls on bush).

  6. Jump on Glasses.

  7. Jump for Vine (green thing on right).

  8. Push crate under Old Parachute (the white thing on left wall).

  9. Put Old Parachute in the center under the sun.

  10. Pick up Glasses.

  11. Walk to Old Parachute - it should start smoldering and burn.

  12. Pick up Dead Bat.

  13. Use Dead Bat on Vine.

  14. Pick up Glide Wings.

  15. Glide on smoke.

  16. Almost there...

  17. Go right.

  18. Push out boulders.

  19. Put skull on head.

  20. Wait.

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Short and brief walkthough (unstructured).

  1. Pick up Stick in left part.

  2. Use on Rock in right part.

  3. Pick up Hammer.

  4. Use on Wood in center.

  5. Push Crate under Glasses (two blue balls on bush).

  6. Jump on Glasses.

  7. Jump for Vine (green thing on right).

  8. Push crate under Old Parachute (the white thing on left wall).

  9. Put Old Parachute in the center under the sun.

  10. Pick up Glasses.

  11. Walk to Old Parachute - it should start smoldering and burn.

  12. Pick up Dead Bat.

  13. Use Dead Bat on Vine.

  14. Pick up Glide Wings.

  15. Glide on smoke.

  16. Almost there...

  17. Go right.

  18. Push out boulders.

  19. Put skull on head.

  20. Wait.

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SonicLover May 3, 2012 3:29 PM

Alright.

The Vine is to the right, not the left. The Old Parachute is on the left wall, not the right wall. And to enter the area containing the skull you need to go right, not left.

Oddly enough, the positions of the Rock and Stick are correct.

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BubbaJoe May 3, 2012 3:57 PM

Seems that IE8 isn't supported. Can't say I blame them...

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dylpickles May 3, 2012 6:23 PM

Well... that was unexpected.

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bankroller May 3, 2012 7:54 PM

I can't get the game to open. Got what appears to be their main page but no place to click 'start', etc.

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There is no "start", the game is already started when it's displayed and the little guy falls down from the hole above.

If you're not seeing the game as is shown in the screenshot, be sure you're using a browser that supports HTML5.

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Jay could you be more specific?

I just installed the latest version of Firefox and still no joy.

Thanks!

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I'm using the latest version of Firefox, on both OS X and Windows 7, and I'm not having any issues with the game. What exactly do you see on the screen? Can you show me a screenshot?

Also, the game is not a point-and-click game, you use the [arrow] keys to move and [X] to interact with things in the little cave. The entire game is played on the one screen you see before you when the game starts.

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Woah.... what... was that??!

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Akarroa May 4, 2012 10:40 PM

Does not seem to work on Opera, either. 'Sall right, not a widely used browser anyway.

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jennykim610 December 26, 2013 3:09 AM

Ummmmmm
That it?
Well I should've seen that short ending coming. Typical of a Ludum Dare.

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