Bottle Rockets

Bottle Rockets

By James Earl Cox III - Added On 6/20/2014


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Bot­tle Rock­ets is a music videogame about a mother and her daugh­ter with Alberto Bal­salm by Aphex Twin as the fea­tured song: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-care-because-you-do/id50235162

**an online version is underway thanks to the wonderful @BenSironko; I'll be sure to release info as the conversion progresses.**

This game also fit per­fectly into GameJolt’s #glitchjam, #nar8jam, as well as the “Women are too hard to ani­mate” (#wathtajam) jam.

Glitchjam page: http://jams.gamejolt.io/glitchjam/games/bottle-rockets/28448

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Junk Wiener
Junk Wiener 5 days ago
What copyright stuff are you talking about?
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Cullen Page
Cullen Page 1 week ago
Really smartly done. The whole sense that you are losing control over time, the increasing sense of sadness with the passing messages from home. great mechanics too.
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EpicBlueTV
EpicBlueTV 1 week ago
I got the chills after playing this game... what is this feeling I'm having?
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BlitzWithGuns
BlitzWithGuns 2 weeks ago
This game is something very relaxing. The gameplay, text and music really mixes together to make a awesome product. 8/10 stars
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Lyoncake
Lyoncake 2 weeks ago
Awesome.

The feels.its coming one by one.

Ah...
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ApparentlyShane
ApparentlyShane 2 weeks ago
This game is something quite special; It made me feel something that i cant quite explain. It's Interesting how Aphex twin's music compliments the experience. Excellent work.
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Rik van den Heuvel
Rik van den Heuvel 2 weeks ago
Dude that was awesome :o
I love how the controls in combination with the constantly changing angle plays tricks on my mind, it realy made an epic space-y experience :D
4/5 for you sir!
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GreenBean
GreenBean 2 weeks ago
The game shows up as an unknown file on my computer and it wont let me run the game. How do I fix this?
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to_be_deleted
to_be_deleted 2 weeks ago
Very cool game indeed.
But I just came to think, isn't the music copyrighted in some way? I guess nobody cares, but that thought always crosses my mind when music is used that the author didn't do himself...! :)
Otherwise, it's flawless!
BTW does it always end by displaying an error message? I found that a good ending, but it makes me wonder... ;)
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James Earl Cox III Game's Developer
James Earl Cox III 2 weeks ago
hmm.. there shouldn't be an error message. What does it say?

As for the music; I'm not going to submit the game to any festivals or places that make it questionable. I tried contacting Aphex Twin with no luck as well; mainly because I thought he might enjoy it. Worst comes to worst, I'll have to take it down. I don't think they would contact me negatively about it though because I substantially added to the work by making a game around it (via Fair Use Doctrine). I did made sure it all adds up before I dove in! Not to say that I stand a chance against a team of lawyers :p
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to_be_deleted
to_be_deleted 2 weeks ago
Hey yeah, I guess your use of the music is just fine, but I'm always very careful about copyright... ;)
As about the error, I'll try to get a screenshot for you.
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James Earl Cox III Game's Developer
James Earl Cox III 2 weeks ago
I freak out about the copyright stuff; this was for sure out of my comfort zone! And thank you for letting me know about that bug!
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to_be_deleted
to_be_deleted 2 weeks ago
Hey man, I tried it again today, and there was no error message this time, must have been my computer yesterday... The game just ends when the song ends, and goes back to the desktop. That's what it's supposed to do, right... ?!?
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James Earl Cox III Game's Developer
James Earl Cox III 2 weeks ago
haha, no worries (: and yep! That's what it's spos'd to do
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to_be_deleted
to_be_deleted 2 weeks ago
So I'm not missing anything... that's cool! ;)
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EpicBlueTV
EpicBlueTV 1 week ago
AWWW COME ON!!! #spoilermuch >:(
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masonjar13
masonjar13 2 weeks ago
That feeling I got as the game closed itself.. I didn't expect it when I started.Great game.
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Developer: James Earl Cox III
Genre: Adventure
Status: Complete
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