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The Friendzone

by DiFFtY - Jam Entry

You crashed at your best friend's bed by a stormy evening, right after a drinking party.
Things became complicated since your friend suffer from some kind of restless sleep, making him constantly changing his "sleeping position"...
Being in the friendzone, you don't want to make things awkward for you two, so you have to keep your distances from her/him, at any price!

In this game, you have to avoid your troubled friend.
To do this, drag the hands/feet of your character and keep it as far as possible from the sleepy guy. A too long physical contact would end your night, and your friendship.
And obviously, don't think you can get away from the bed. What kind of friend are you?

Note that you can switch the characters by clicking on their head on the title screen.

This game was made in 2~3 days by 4 guys, straight from the RIX collective :
Arthur Knor & Thomas Le Goff - Art
Antoine Boellinger & Freddy Clément - Code

We didn't have time for sounds and music, sorry about that... Maybe we'll fix that in a more polished post-jam version (:

You'll find the Windows/OSX and HTML5/WebGL versions in the links below, plus an archive with the complete Unity project.

We hope you'll enjoy it :)

Downloads and Links




Osaft says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:10pm

It was at this moment he knew, his friend was possessed.
Great Idea.

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:05pm

Solid. Good graphics, very funny and surprising theme. The gameplay isn't as responsive as I would like though, I feel like the bed is a bit small : its very easy to fall out.

chrras says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:10pm

Idea is good, but I simply dont understand the controls. I have tried for almost 10 minutes, but i cannot properly play it :)

DiFFtY says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:05pm

@chrras: you have to click&drag the hands and feet with your mouse :)

But as SeaMonsterGD said, the controls and gameplay kinda lacks some reponsivness, the character is not that easy to move...

Thanks for your comments :) (your message made me laugh Osaft ;p)

ThommazK says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:20pm

I believe the hitbox you need to click in order to pull the arms and legs is too small, I had some trouble figuring out how could I move the character.

Nevertheless, very creative entry!

AngerFork says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:27pm

Love the idea behind this game, and the graphics are terrific! I did find it hard to control, not sure if I ever actually played it right. But slightly better controls, and you'll have something spectacular here!

oliveure says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:15pm

Is she sexomniac ??!! Very good idea and realization !

Llucile says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:44pm

Funny idea ! The graphisms are really nice :)
I stucked my character at the edge of the bed in a kind of ball and he seemed to be happy for a while... then he tried to avoid his friend and fell of the bed.
I second ThommazK though : the hitbox to drag the hands and feet seems a bit small.

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:37pm

Funny idea, and I like the art a lot. A shame there's no sound - some sort of grumbly sound when you're getting embarrassed would add to the humor.

The bed seems a little too small to really get away without falling off, especially since you have to move the arms and legs individually and they are a little hard to grab.

Creative entry!

Sabina Lis says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:27pm

I enjoyed the art, seems a fun idea but i couldnt play it

iossif says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:30pm

the idea and the graphics are great.

i really had troubles with the controls though. had to read comments to find out how i move the character. after that i fell out of the bed a lot :p

LeReveur says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 8:34pm

How can one sleep in that situation, anyway ? Friend seems to have very dynamic dreams ha ha :D
Good idea, and not so simple game to play, well done. :)

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