If you haven’t played our game yet, I recommend you do before reading this blog post.
Disarranged is a game about a depressed man dealing with his life.
First, let’s take a look at the results:
Graphics – #257
We expected to get higher than this. People seemed to like the artstyle. Oh well.
Theme – #226
We predicted this would actually be our lowest scoring category. We’ll take it.
Innovation – #68
The gameplay mechanic itself wasn’t very innovative, so I was surprised we got such a high score. But I guess in other aspects or game is rather unique.
Mood – #46
I think the audio did a really good job of setting the mood. Happy with this score.
Overall – #31
In the top 50? Awesome!
Audio – #24
This is the highest score I’ve ever got in audio. Really happy with this.
Fun – #12
This is probably the most surprising score. We thought the gameplay was too basic for us to score high in this category. Apparently not!
Humor – #2
I’m actually really salty we didn’t get gold, haha. Humor was definitely the focus of our game. But it’s still a medal so we’re glad.
“Humor? But I thought your game was about a depressed man?”
Well.. no. That was a lie. Let me tell you a story. The story about the birth of Couch Man.
The Birth of Couch Man
Like always I do the Ludum Dare compo. I couldn’t really think of anything, and when I finally had an idea, it didn’t take long before I quit.
My best friend who nicknames himself Mojosaman was doing Ludum Dare for the first time. He’s not a very good programmer though, so I suggested we work together.
His gameidea was vague. You’re a guy who has to take care of your little sister. But you’re also depressed so you gotta take it easy or else you will get fully depressed and you will turn into a monster. Something like that.
So we were in the middle of making the game. We had a discussion how to make the game actually fun. Until out of nowhere I said “What if you’re the couch?”
And Mojosaman said: “Actually, that was my original idea.”
I replied: “Shall we go with that then?”
And so we did. Screw this whole taking care of your sister thing. You’re not the guy, you’re the couch. You’re Couch Man!
Mojosaman decided that Couch Man should have his own theme song. So he started recording himself singing about Couch Man. I did the same, mixed the voices together, added a simple drumloop, and with that created the Couch Man Theme Song
I’m really happy with how the game turned out. We got to see a lot of streamers play our game, and it was great to see how they all got a big laugh out of it.