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June 6, 2012 9:08 PM   Subscribe

Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne is a playable platform game based on the 3rd season finale episode of Community, Digital Estate Planning. Built with love, it runs on Windows, Linux, and OS X. A work in progress...
posted by blue_beetle (21 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
A 100 year old man spent 30 years creating a video game? This I have to see.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:08 PM on June 6, 2012


Only if I can play 'spacetime rpg'
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:23 PM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't set the blacksmiths on fire?!

(btw, the episode is still on Hulu here)
posted by rh at 9:27 PM on June 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Having some weird issues with it. I can get to the town, at which point I can't get into any of the doors, and exiting the town to the right puts me right back at the start again.
posted by jason_steakums at 9:33 PM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


copy C:\hawthornelabs\hawkthornecharacters\village\hilda.exe A:\abed\
posted by rh at 9:33 PM on June 6, 2012 [7 favorites]


(Or, apparently, I'm not having issues and that's all the game there is at this point. Didn't realize it was so early in development!)
posted by jason_steakums at 9:45 PM on June 6, 2012


In this instance it's actually hilda.lua (github)
posted by hellojed at 10:00 PM on June 6, 2012


Wow... the author has been having a lot of fun with the sprites. Troy as kickpuncher? With punches that have the power of kicks?
posted by rh at 10:30 PM on June 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


Any way to get this to recognize my controller, or do I need to map the keyboard functions myself? What are all the buttons anyways?
posted by thecjm at 11:24 PM on June 6, 2012


I think right now it's just WASD (or arrow keys) and space for gameplay, tab to switch costumes on the character selection screen, and enter.
posted by jason_steakums at 12:19 AM on June 7, 2012


HE'S SHOOTING LIGHTNING AND I'M NAKED!
posted by C^3 at 1:06 AM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I still can't get over how well produced that episode was. I need to watch the credits to see who animated it, but it was brilliant.

Just burned through all three seasons at once for the first time. Sad that there's likely only one mini season left.
posted by disillusioned at 1:13 AM on June 7, 2012


Does it Konami code? Too lazy to try.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:15 AM on June 7, 2012


The game should suddenly end. Then restart after you press a button 1000 times. But only for a moment and even then as a shadow of its former self.
posted by srboisvert at 3:19 AM on June 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


I've spent the last few weeks steadily lowering my expectations for the next series, but this has reignited my Community fandom. I now so badly want to play the whole game, as Giancarlo Esposito's character, but preferably with a Gus Fring costume.
posted by roofus at 3:55 AM on June 7, 2012


#sixseasonsandagame?
posted by xqwzts at 4:31 AM on June 7, 2012


The game should suddenly end. Then restart after you press a button 1000 times.

Or perhaps it should restart after you press a button 1000 ... spaces.
posted by gauche at 5:14 AM on June 7, 2012 [11 favorites]


Oh, I move to the right by pressing the right arrow button? I'm just supposed to figure that out on my own?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:21 AM on June 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


If I max out a characters trust and affection levels, can I gain access to a front-end scripting language?
posted by frijole at 7:28 AM on June 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


This wasn't the season finale.
posted by brain_drain at 9:12 AM on June 7, 2012


The ability to choose costumes -- i.e., Shirley as "Not Miss Piggy," Darkest Timeline Britta complete with wash-out blue streak in her hair -- is what seals it for me.
posted by Yesterday's camel at 2:30 PM on June 7, 2012


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