Eight Seasons

3252 days ago

"For all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: and though this be true, Poems to which any value can be attached were never produced on any variety of subjects but by a man who, being possessed of more than usual organic sensibility, had also thought long and deeply."

William Wordsworth, "Preface to Lyrical Ballads"

Poetry is not reserved for education just as much as it is not reserved for a select few to enjoy. This is where Comma Excess brings you an experimental look at an interactive poem adorned with beautiful illustration: "Eight Seasons."

A young woman is betrayed by her tribe. As a consequence, she goes out to protect "She who guides us through winter," a spirit of unimaginable power, from a threat that looms in the distance. . .an assassin that kills with its hiltless sword.

Yet, can she protect the spirit and herself from this threat?


The latest demo of the game, released on 22 May 2013, is available here.

Controls are simple: click on the left side of the screen to move left and similarly, click on the right side of the screen to move right. Press the spacebar to perform actions. The ESC key serves as a quick way to exit or pause the game.


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3252 days ago

An amazing adventure awaits the most adventurous adventurers! Have Polar Bears swipe at you in the middle of a courtyard dominated by Ninja Crazy Dazies! Feel the power of Twornadoes as they pummel your face with various furniture pieces! All of it awaits you in Fixel...

Fixel is a small yet extensible rogue-like. There are five varying levels in the courtyard level provided, each becoming progressively more difficult. The final boss may not be all he's cracked up to be, but don't let your guard down.

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Technical Features

  • Heavy Lua integration for just about everything related to gameplay and rendering.
  • Written in C++ using Allegro 4.x software rendering.
  • Random room generation and a basic implementation of A* path finding.