A downloadable game

The Starlit Escape! A Game Boy style Metroidvania about exploring a haunted space station and meeting ghosts along the way! Made in the month of October for Halloween!

Features:

  • Fully connected world map that you can explore more of as you unlock new abilities! (There's the Metroidvania part)
  • Meet and befriend ghosts along your adventure, each with their own special ability to help!
  • Lots of boss battles!
  • Tons of hidden items and secrets!
  • Upgrade your ghosts powers by purchasing special items from shops!
  • Original Game Boy soundtrack!
  • A talking vending machine!
  • Made by one person!
  • TWO talking vending machines?

Version history / Change log:

https://xjackfox.itch.io/the-starlit-escape/devlog/107593/version-history-changelog

Currently known bugs / issues:

https://xjackfox.itch.io/the-starlit-escape/devlog/107596/currently-known-bugs-and-issues

Published 16 days ago
StatusReleased
Release date 19 days ago
Rating
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AuthorxJackFox
GenrePlatformer, Adventure
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tags8-Bit, Game Boy, GameMaker, Halloween, Metroidvania, Retro, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Configurable controls

Download

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The Starlit Escape.zip 193 MB
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The Starlit Escape OST.zip 75 MB
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The Starlit Escape Press Kit.zip 23 MB
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The Starlit Escape Changelog.zip 1 kB

Development log

Comments

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This game takes what is good about the Metroidvania genre, and compresses it into a fun, humorous sample of the genre. A small, but fun game. However, I failed quite a few times to the Boxbot while learning its attack patterns, and thus had to watch the one cutscene more than three times. A way to skip previously scene cutscenes, or maybe another checkpoint near the boss battle would be nice.

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It was a lot of fun!

Thanks for playing!

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I love this game! It's so much fun and really well made, I love the dialogue. The music is really awesome too!

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This game.
Is so freaking good.
I can't even.
One suggestion to make it better: If I've already seen the cut-scene, please make it skippable. That would be the only fix, though. Thanks!

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Ooof, I really want to play, but I've already soft locked myself... in the menu. I was playing around with buttons, found myself in the controls setting menu, and accidentally bound everything to the same key. Now I cannot do anything. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no avail. How can I reset this data?

That's listed in the currently known bugs section! You can find the game data in %localappdata% under a folder named Starlit Escape, just delete the controls.sav and you're good to go.