Game: Within a Heartbeat

Save the world by removing one person from existence - just ONE. Choose wisely. The answer lies within their hearts.


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Within a Heartbeat

A little background, we were one of the only two groups that were full freshman, we had little to no experience, (started to use Programs a week in advance) and we wanted to have more fun than actually doing a game, so we decided to have fun messing around and to make sure everyone get's involved :)

We did not have enough time to explain controls in game and the audio is not balanced (Voices are to loud/to quiet)!

So here is what you need to know:


Time freezes as a mysterious  figure appears ; he is cloaked in red from head ; his face covered by a crimson mask. Appearing in the final 'hearbeat' of human civilization - the advent of a nuclear war the mysterious man must now change the course of history by erasing a single person from its pannels. Travel across a blasted city in its final hours and listen to the last thoughts of its inhabitants. For within their heartbeats lie the answer to this enigma of cosmic proportions.


You do not Kill the person, you erase them from History...that's a big hint ...

So, controls are:

left = A
right =D
jump = space
clues = (while in front of person) Q,W,E,R

Have fun, remember you can only erase 1 person then you ether lose or win the game :)

All the graphics are made withing that weekend, everything was created by the group, including sound effects and background music (Music was made by my Room mate on an I pod with a Program he found Friday night).

If you have any questions please let me know, other than that this is basically it. You should try some of the games the other groups made, they are good too, but obviously we made SOMETHING right if 2 of our Professors (that have relations with Bethesda) give it 2 prizes! :3

Have fun and take your time while understanding the story!




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The entire soundtrack was made using Garage Band for the IPod.


Monday, January 28, 2013 - 23:48

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Nolan Hansen
Bobby Chanthalakeo
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Kristian Skistad
Reed Norstrom
Jake Bush
Christian Ries
Christopher Leonhardt
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Mostafa Monowarul Hawke


Mostafa Haque - Designer, story boarder and narrative writer

Kristian Skistad - Programmer  and Voice Actor

Christian Ries - Level Designer and Voice Mixer

Jake Bush - Protagonist Artist

Chris Leonhardt - Background and Sprite Artist

Nolan Hansen - Sound Composer and Voice actor

Reed Norstrom - Programmer and Tile Artist

Bobby Chanthalakeo - Programmer and Artist

Ruben Zacarias - Secondary Tile Artist

David Sotir - Secondary Tile Artist


Special Thanks to Tucker Ramhorst and Caleb Kainz for their Voice Acting Talents.


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Submitted by mostafa.haque on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 20:57

Save the world by deleting just ONE person.  The answer lies within their hearts

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Submitted by Wijoo666 on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 00:28

I would suggest trying to play this game with headphones to get the full effect of the original music and sound effects.

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Submitted by totalwar235 on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 13:59

use qwer keys to listen to heart beats

space to jump

a and d keys to move

enter to remove a person

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