With IFComp starting to wind down, I want to remind everyone to continue to get their recommended daily requirements of IF and check out the Ectocomp 2021 Entries.
And while I’m at it, please check out my entry into the competition, The Lookout. If you aren’t aware, Ectocomp has two categories of entries. La Petite Mort is for speed entries, created in 4 hours or less, and Le Grand Guignol, is for anything taking longer than 4 hours.
I had conceived of The Lookout as a Petite Mort entry, coming up with an outline first, then getting all the mechanics of the game built in 2 hours. But then found it was too hard to create the kind of narrative I wanted in the remaining two hours. However, it was still done within the span of one week (about 15-20 hours of total work).
The result is a relatively short game, which should be a pretty quick play. It’s not my typical puzzle-fest, having only a few puzzles. It’s really more of an interactive story. But I’m pretty happy with the result and would love people to get a chance to play it and provide feedback.
Thanks in advance for checking it out and checking out the rest of the great Ectocomp entires!