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White is now on Steam!!  
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1866890/White/

<3 
It'd make my year if you played it on Steam and gave a review with your honest thoughts - it costs half a big mac! And the Steam version fixes a ton of bugs! If you like this game, share the Steam version with your friends. Thanks so much ;v;

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A wave-based melee fighter. Hit the black stuff.

Made for Eevee's Games Made Quick. Made over Summer Games Done Quick in about ~17 hours. 

UPDATE:

  • Fixed the bug where you can dash through walls!!!!
  • Fixed a few difficulty balancing issues
  • Other stuff

Controls:

    • A or (A)  - Jump
    • S  or (X) - Attack
    • D or (B) - Dash
    • Arrow keys / Dpad  / Left stick - move
    • Escape - Save and Exit
    • You can attack upwards and downwards by holding that direction and attacking (you can only attack down while jumping)

Gamepad control is supported across most devices, works best with Xbox controller.

I may be working on this in future (post-jam) to add a boss or better progression to make it into an overall better experience. I'm really happy with the result of this and glad that people enjoy it and see potential. Thanks for playing!

White for MacOS maybe coming soon probably!

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White (v2.2)

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whats in the update?

This is awesome man

Hey I have no idea but I'm getting constant crashing. When I die, this comes up:

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FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation

ShaderName: turnWhite

D3DXCompile failed - result

at gml_Object_player_Draw_0

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When I kill a few enemies, this comes up:


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FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation

ShaderName: turnWhite

D3DXCompile failed - result

at gml_Object_objSpawner1_Draw_0

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No idea why this is happening. I would appreciate it if this could be fixed.

Thanks for letting me know! I've uploaded a fixed version, with a keyboard remapping feature I completed a while ago.

I assume this is on Windows, so I've re-uploaded a fixed Windows version, but I'm no longer able to maintain a Linux version. Feel free to let me know if the new version works, thank you!

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It works now. Thank you so much!

it isn't opening on linux keeps saying exit code <some randome numbers> and this happend to me with alot of other games how can i fix it? i use ubuntu btw

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FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation

ShaderName: turnWhite

D3DXCompile failed - result

at gml_Object_player_Draw_0

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Hey,

The game works fine at first but when I get damaged this appears to me

Is there any way to fix it?

😊👍
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You know, the truth had to come out sooner or later. I'm glad it came out in such a safe space as this. ;'{)

Nicely done little game

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This game is damn wild and awesome, love it!

To run it on linux first install this 32bit game support package
sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0:i386

Dunno why, but playing through this a second time was a lot more fun than I remembered! ^_^ Great game with a fantastic artstyle. I loved skipping through the air like a literal pixie whilst hacking enemies to death

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You game has some bugs when it comes to the spawner

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FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation
ShaderName: turnWhite

D3DXCompile failed - result

at gml_Object_objSpawner1_Draw_0
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I have a suggestion and a question.
First, is there a way to remap the gamepad controls? All I see is keyboard remaps.
Second, I think a pause feature would really help.

That said, I love this game! I love the way you just hop in and start swinging. It controls smoothly and the style is really cool, and easy to understand even with all the action.

There's no way to remap gamepad controls, sorry! A gamepad remap is really complicated to implement and not worth it for a game this small yknow? The keyboard remap system is only here because I'd done it before in a previous game. I'd 100% have more quality-of-life features like that in future games! 

And hey thank you so much, I really appreciate the nice words! ;u;

Ahh, I see. Looking forward to them!

HEY I'VE SEEN A HUGE INFLUX OF VIEWS ON THIS GAME AND IT SAYS THEY'RE COMING FROM YOUTUBE?? Did someone make a video about this, I'd love to know!!

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is a video from a youtuber called "diggo", he put the video link in the commentary since the game was not easy to find.
the video in which he talks about a case that reverberated here in Brazil a few weeks ago.
sorry for my horrible english, i'm brazilian and i'm not good at that language 
link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-wQqk_WzYA
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I would like to give suggestion about this game:

1. Either change the key controls, using WASD (or with spacebar), the attack buttons are your choice, or-

2. Add a feature where we can change the key bind of our preference (I apologize that I was not used to arrow keybind, and I have to adjust by swapping my hands using left hand for arrow keys, and right hand for ASD, it looks awkward and painful the same time since I have to stay like that for long in order to play the game well).

This is the suggestion I actually wanna share with the dev three years ago, but I don't know how express it, thank you for making this game.

Edit: Last optional suggestion is to add some abilities (example is slowing time down, to be able to dodge them all, with a stamina bar to make it unabusable), or maybe not since it might ruin it's main purpose, I like just the way it is now.

I wonder if changing resolution is possible, like going to full screen, or (1x) (2x) (3x) screen size and so on.

You can change the binds in AppData\white
There should be a file that you can edit for configs

Yes, it seems it's located in "%LocalAppData%\white\controlconfig.ini", but unfortunately, [Jump], [Attack], [Dash] is the only configurable, as I want [Move] to be configured as well as [Select] and [Cancel] to have a separate button configuration.

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It's a good game, it's short, but it is funny. The controls are very simple, just 8 keys (including the movement ones) and the combos and moves feel "soft", it's quite satisfactory to play it. It would be nice if someday you add more levels (and waves, of course) or even a boss battle. 

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I love this game. I mean, I actually love this. This is the best game I have played on itch.io. And I actually wanted to make one like this. Maybe its just me liking action games but nvm. It was in my pc for a long and although I delete most of the games I download form this site, somehow I had never deleted this. Thanks for this game.

:']

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I'm actually really into the simplicity in the controls but the versatility of how you're able to use three buttons (along with your movement keys). I like the simple contrast and how the game feels, it doesn't feel to me like the normal "oh, look enemies", but it honestly feels like a battle for the most part. I would like to see more variety and more added to this, heck maybe even a story and upgrades, but given this alone I find very good.

Played through it, very fast paced, very well done, the only thing that was missing in my taste were the movement combos - dash attack, wall jump, wall dash etc.
Of course the game is still very good without it, the actual thing to nitpick is lack of enemy variety, but judging by the given timeframe, the game is still impressively made.

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Everytime either an enemy with a health bar, or My character gets hit i get a crash that says "

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FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation
ShaderName: turnWhite

D3DXCompile failed - result

at gml_Object_player_Draw_0
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Hi, this is a shader error, I've got it applied to the spawners and the player when they get hit. 

DirectX version 9.0 or later needs to be installed on your computer for shaders to work. Hope that helps!

I have Directx11 installed so that cant be the problem

I have a question, how can i art like you? What tools do you use?

Hey TungDuy! I use a mouse and that weird little image editor thing that's in the free version of Gamemaker Studio.  Not sure what else to tell you, besides being patient with your work, practicing and having fun!

uhh

Uhhh I don't think that's the right version? On the fixed version, the title should have this:

BUT I haven't fixed it for Linux yet if that's what you're playing on. I'll uhhh get around to it lmao

Help! How do you select? I've got the title screen up, but I don't know how to click play. All I can do is use the arrows keys to scroll between the options at the title screen (it is enter or space, or what? None of them are working) :(

Oh hey, sorry! You press 'A'. 

A, S and D are the main buttons in this control scheme. Sorry for not originally saying this I totally didn't think about it.

Thanks! :D

It isn't working on my linux machine! D:

It starts up and displays the title screen, but none of the keys do anything. What's going on?

Aaa I'm not sure! It works for others, however there's one thing that could cause that. 

If the game detects a controller connected to your computer at all, it'll prioritise that, and ignore the keyboard! Make sure you don't have any controllers plugged in, and disable any joystick device drivers like vJoy.

Apparently, it was detecting my mouse as a joypad, so I unplugged that and it worked fine! It's pretty inconvenient to have to unplug my mouse every time I want to play, though.

Still, really fun game!

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Hey there! My name is King Zaerdric! and I played this game alittle bit over on my youtube channel of the same name. And I gotta say, I loved this, I love games like this especially, everything felt super fluid and entertaining. It just feels good to play. And i noticed so little time was put into it. Great game!

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Absolutely awesome video, my king! There's only 10 waves and when you quit JUST before completing it I was screaming at my screen lmao. Thank you very much for the love, and really glad you enjoyed it!

If only i knew how close i was!! I am no king! I'm a fool . A FOOOL!!! HAHA, well, king fool makes more sense. Anyway, keep up the good work! 

Hi! I wanted to play tha game, but got an error immediately after selecting the difficulty level:

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FATAL ERROR in
action number 1
of  Step Event0
for object player:

Push :: Execution Error - Variable Get 100213.madatk(100172, -2147483648)
at gml_Object_player_Step_0
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Ah, didn't catch that one. Ironic considering it was a bugfix update and it broke the entire game. I have NO idea how I didn't see that the first time around, apologies! The new working version should be up, let me know if there are any issues at all, thanks!

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i do not know if you will care, but you have every right, but then I came to show the a BUG, I felt obliged to show, because i am developer too
Ps: i loved your game and your protagonist, although it has no speech or dialogue, i found it quite charismatic

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WOW just WOW. This game is so simplistic yet hard. its controls are amazing and the game feel is perfect. its one of those games where its hard because its hard, not hard because the controls are bad

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I love games like this. It's such a simple design, but works really well. The combat, while just button mashing, still feels nice. You also have double jumping, which is always a bonus with me.  The black and white aesthetic is always interesting to see in pixel games, as it gives a somewhat "artsy" feel, but without trying too hard at that. It's also good for adding depth to a game for those who like to imagine their own worlds. Overall, this was a really good time. Good job, dev person.

Have a vidja. (I babble like an idiot, but hopefully it entertains.)

Awesome video! Loved how energetic you were in this lmao. Your little analysis at the end was great. Really really loved all your praise in this, thanks so much!

You're welcome. I just hope I actually made sense with my analysis, heh.

Keep up the good work on the pixel stuff.

I really liked this game, my only real gripe is the keyboard controls. Not having wasd be move and using my right hand to attack, jump, and dash felt really uncomfortable. I might get used to it after a while but I don't think I 'll stick with the weirdness long enough to get to that level. 

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There's a bug where i would dash inside the wall.

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Though simple in gameplay by itself.  I loved this game.  The difficulties seem to scale oddly IMO, but I also suck at the game haha.  Even though it was simple black and white, every thing was very well animated.  I would love to see more of this game with an expanded story ^^


I absolutely loved this video! Entertaining but also a good analysis. I did want to expand on this game a lot more, but time constraints required me to cut off a lot of features I originally wanted. However, due a few people's response to this game, and yours included, I think I'm gonna try and make a full game out of this in future. I'm gonna leave this one as it is for now, just a silly wave-based jam game, and create something a bit better later down the line. Full story and everything. In future. 

Thanks for making this video, and glad you enjoyed the game, and I really appreciate your feedback too!

That is fantastic, for a game simply based with two colors I would love to see what kind of story develops.  It does seem like "destroying the darkness" would be the central theme if you went off of this game as a base.  I will definitely check it out when You post it.

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Hey, man! I loved the experience! Felt like mini NieR-Automata :D 

Keyboard is unplayable at that pace. Controller is lovely. Could be better if dash was on Bumper.

I would like to draw like you. I'm a programmer, but I'd like to do some simple art for prototypes and game jams! How did you learn?

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Thanks so much dude! Heh I actually came up with the concept for this while watching Halfcoordinated's run of NieR during SGDQ, so ya got me lmao. 

Also, thank you for praising my drawing! I absolutely do not try to be an artist, I'm primarily a programmer too. And this, is a very very hard question to answer.

I have a lot of artist friends who give me great advice, but I guess the way to hack together good looking stuff, is:

  • Using refs? Like, check out games that do simple pixel art well.  Some games like Cavestory and the Momodora series (all great games). Not copying them, or even following in their footsteps, but just see the way they fit their art onto the tiny canvas they have to work with. What features can be cut out etc. (mouths, noses) and how they simplify everything so much, yet make such definable characters. Check out something like spriters-resource and just, zoom right into cool stuff to see how it was put together. 
  • Use colour palettes. (I know this is really ironic that I'm saying this in the comments section of an entirely black and white game, but please hear me out) If you're like me and haven't taken an art class and don't know much (if any) colour theory, it's hard to understand why something looks meh. A lot of the time, the colours you choose make a big difference. You can find tons of preset palettes online that look nice. Stick to a small colour range. Try and keep the same sort of "vibe" throughout the whole game, but feel free to switch up palettes
  • Get the shapes down first! Don't get jammed with drawing eyes or faces or anything, get just like, simple shapes together. The girl in this game, is literally a circle for the head, triangle for the body/dress and two triangles for the legs. That's the shape. Animate with just the shape, and add in detail later. 
  • Just doodle a lot! Just practice fundamental stuff. Learn very basic stuff first and work your way up. A lot of people think "oh, I'm gonna start learning to draw, so I'll start by learning how to draw a face" like no that's pretty much endgame for drawing. Learn to draw circles and squares really well. Learn the very basic shape the body and head etc, and all the details are secondary. It's easy to overcomplicate stuff, but don't try and push yourself to a high standard, especially if you're just starting out. Just make something you'd be able to keep up with. Take it step-by-step and keep it nice and simple. Keeping it consistent is more important than making it pretty imo. Inconsistency is more offputting than good-looking-ness is attractive (if that makes sense).

Other than that, just, make games. Make tons of tiny, silly games.  I used to make dozens of small games for me and close friends to enjoy, and when you start doing something often enough, you'll get pretty good at it. You end up drawing in a way that's comfortable for you, and it sticks with you and adapts with your games. That's your style. Make the games you want to see.

Sorry I don't have much good advice,  but there isn't really a secret formula I can give you besides "practice a lot".  Wish you luck in your future jams, i'll be sure to check them out. Hope that helped! Peace!

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Thx a lot man, I still cant believe you wrote so much good advices. I know it's a loooong time science you replied me, I'm sorry. I had this tab open for 2 months :D 

I wanted to try those tips but it appears i can't find time for that. I study and work on 4 different projects now, so no way to look into graphics :( 

I will surely come back to that post after I finish my studies (about half a year from now on).

Cheers, Bedstuck!

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Hey thanks! And I'm the same now except with my studies. 

Took on double the amount of work I had last year so I dont have much free time for game development (^~^;)ゞ

Trying my best to make progress on my upcoming game, progress is slow.. I wish you luck with your studies pal! Education comes first

Isn't it love that comes first? :D

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good game man

Thank u brother

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oh my god.. the control is too confusing.. can you make the player jump by tapping up button ? attack using A button and dash using D/S button

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Hey V8, I used to have the jump set to the up button, but that conflicted with being able to hold up to attack upwards. The buttons are configurable, there is a file in appdata/local/white, the file is called (something like) controller_config.ini, and you can change the letters that the actions are bound to. Hope that helps, if all else fails, the best way to play is with a controller 

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I love this game

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Also, I'm waiting for Speedrun.com to reply to me so we can get this game a page on there.
I don't mean to brag, but cough my time is pretty fast.

Edit: The game has been accepted! 
Here's the link

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Forgot to put a video. Not much commentary, just me playing decently fast.

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THIS IS SICK!! You're genuinely faster than I am lmao, and awesome job getting this game onto speedrun.com I had no idea small things like this could be on there.

Awesome job dude!

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Great work, excellent  sense of impact when hitting enemies which the sound effects really add to. Also manages to strike that balance where getting hit feels like it's your mistake rather than the game being unfair.   Pretty sure this is one I'll come back to every so often to try and beat my best times. 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~BUG REPORT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

OS: Windows 10 64 bit

Ver: v2

Priority: Minor

I had no idea where to make bug reports, so I'll just say here that if you dash repeatedly into the bottom right corner whilst spamming left and right, you can clip through the wall and end up outside of the playzone.                                                                                                                                                               This led me to being invulnerable, but also inable to complete the level. So far, it seems to give no advantage to the player.

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P.S Your game is absolutely beautiful and awesome.

WELP.

Thanks a ton for the bug report, uh, FartSparkle. Love how detailed it is, this is really useful. For a jam game, there's bound to be a few things like this so I'm sure it'll be ok being left alone for now, unless there's a big bulk of bugs to fix and roll out all at once. 

But, in future when I (maybe) update this game, I'll fix this! Thanks for the report, chief! And thank you for the kind words <3

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had played v1 - not bad

playing v2 - better

wait for v3 - hope so

Hey devs, what's the current state of the game? (Specifically: Pre-alpha, alpha, pre-beta or beta?)

Hey, it's uh, just me! And I'm not sure? I guess beta? Like this is it for now, but I may add more stuff in future.

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