Disclaimer: I’m competing in the cup too! I am not a judge!
Rainy’s Untitled Game [Download me]
This is a single player…. uhm… game…. powered by Java. It was mindbogglingly boring and extremely frustrating.
There is a 20-minute long, unskippable intro that’s played out in very slow motion using a very slow fade out effect. There is dialogue going through those 20 minutes, but each scene takes about a minute, and no keypress will help speed it up. As soon as it ends, you take control of a cat that moves at a pace so slow, it’s not even animated. It sort of drags its body throughout the screen.
I quickly hit “Endless Forest”, and went down a couple of screens before it looped. I figured the game probably just goes through hundreds of these and quit. There is a faster (30FPS) version of this game. In this version, the intro “only takes” about 14 minutes, and the cat still moves painfully slow.
I admit I didn’t actually explore the game besides what I mentioned, I’m not sure if there’s anything beyond what I found. I was too frustrated with the intro and the cat’s movement speed to try and find out. Skip this game, there’s better entries in the Contest.