what world do you live in where people use controllers to play pc games?
The Rapid Treasure Escape
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Ahoy mateys and welcome to “The Rapid Treasure Escape”!
In this fast-paced racing game you are sharing a gamepad with a friend to control two trickster pirates on the run. Swooshing down a river in a little rowing boat packed with gold and diamonds you try to escape from a big pirate ship that you stole the treasures from. Don’t get caught and avoid the obstacles or your precious gold will go overboard – make it to your hidden cave and save as much treasure as possible!
“The Rapid Treasure Escape” is a communicative co-op experience with unique controls and features six procedurally generated levels in a caribbean setting.
This game was created as a first-semester student project from the 14th December 2017 to the 15th February 2018 at the Cologne Game Lab.
Gina Graf – Concept Art, Environment Art, Voice Acting
Rebecca Nöll – Game Design, UI Design, Voice Acting @Xenophilia
Manuel Ott – Programming, Project Lead
Daniel Turner – Programming @Turninator95
David Wildemann – 3D Art, Animation, Shader Pope @FunnyBrutalism
|Tags||3D, Arcade, Controller, Co-op, Local Co-Op, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, Pirates, Procedural Generation|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Player count||1 - 2|
Install and Gamepad Instructions
After unzipping the file, double click the application icon to start the game.
Gamepad-wise you can use Xbox 360 and One controllers as they are natively supported in Windows, just connect your controller to your PC using a suitable usb cable or adapter and you are good to go.
Other controllers work well with this game too, but might require additional software to run on your Pc.
After unzipping the file, double click the application icon to start the game. If you want to add the game to your Launchpad simply drag and drop the application Icon onto your applications folder.
Gamepad-wise you can use Playstation 3 and 4 controllers as they are natively supported in Mac Os, just connect your controller to your Mac using a suitable usb cable and you are good to go.
Other controllers work well with this game too, but might require additional software to run on your Mac.
After starting the game you will be prompt to calibrate the controller. Follow the onscreen instructions.
When you are done adjusting your settings and calibration, return to the main menu. Under the Level-Selection menu you can start the tutorial by selecting the lifebelt.
- Although it is a rare appearance, sometimes the game might crash while loading the next level. This is due to the random level generator getting caught in an endless loop. After restarting the game the level will load without problems
- The controller calibration might get stuck in an unwanted state after the calibration process. Restarting the game fixes this issue.
How can I reset my progress?
While in the menu, press F8 and then restart your game. Now you can enjoy The Rapid Treasure Escape once more.
I made a mistake while configuring the controls, what should I do?
If you are in the main menu (cave), go to the options menu (treasure map) and select ‘calibration’. If you are in game, press the menu button to activate the pause menu, under ‘calibration’ you can restart the process.
In case the controller is unusable: disconnecting and reconnecting your gamepad or hitting F12 will prompt the configuration window to appear, allowing you to reconfigure the controls.
My antivirus software won’t let me run the game, what should I do?
AV Suites that work with whitelisting move the game to the quarantine folder automatically. In those cases, you have to add the game to the exception list of your antivirus software manually.
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Admittedly for FPS and strategy games mouse is master race, but for everything else, driving, Unrailed, Lego games, Lara Croft Go, Alba, A Short Hike, Journey, etc. we play them on the PC with hdmi to the TV and xbox 360 controllers. Perfect for the couch and I don't have to own a console.
cool nice game for playing with my brother
Thanks for this. Its great. Really good job.
Played this game in cologne, was a blast on coop =) Good work!