Torch Bearer (first name Torch, last name Bearer), is the last man willing to light the Olympic cauldron in Japan and upkeep the 30000-years-old Olympic tradition. However, his relationship with his girlfriend Girl Friend (first name Girl, last name Friend) is going very, very poorly! Should she break up with him, she would splash him, his expensive custom shirt and, most important of all, the olympic flame that represents the hopes and smiles of children around the globe! Can Torch keep the flame alive? Can Torch keep his love alive? Could I keep major gameplay features alive? All these questions are answered in Torchbearer of Love and Passion!


So yeah, it was supposed to be a mix of a runner with a dating sim, like some sort of endless dater. It's not really about dating, and it's not really endless, so it's more of a finite-relationship-simulator. But endless dater sounds cooler, so let's go with that! Also to foreshadow one of the earlier questions, the Ludum Dare deadline ate my sound effects. Ludum Dare deadline would also be a fine name for a dog when you think about it like that, wouldn't it?

Controls for Windows/HTML5:

  • Return to game title-> Exit game - Escape
  • Jump / Advance text - A
  • Flap (press repeatedly to jump higher) - A
  • Continue - Enter
  • Selection - Arrow keys
  • Fullscreen (Windows) - CTRL+Return
  • Fullscreen (Web) - There's a small button

Controls for Dreamcast (and controller):

  • Return to game title -> menu -> collection title -> Exit game - A+B+X+Y+START (Standard Dreamcast return to title combo)
  • Jump / Advance text - A
  • Flap (press repeatedly to jump higher) - A
  • Continue - Start
  • Selection - D-Pad or analog stick

Additional notes:

Thanks for playing!

Install instructions

Windows:

Extract the folder and open Torchbearer.exe.

Dreamcast:

Burn the .cdi file to a CD-R using Padus Discjuggler 6.0 (https://legacy.padus.com/produ...).  CD-RWs will not work. Burn at slow speeds, if possible. Put the CD-R in your Dreamcast. If it shows -Torchbearer executable- during the Sega logo screen, you did everything correctly.

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Torchbearer of Love and Passion or something for Dreamcast.zip 2 MB
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Torchbearer of Love and Passion or something for Windows.zip 2 MB

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I laughed, I cried, I was confused by the mechanical significance of the different date activities

the full range of human emotions

I wanted to make them more different, but the Ludum Dare deadline, like time itself, erases all