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Hikikomori Manager 2012

by VDZ - 48 Hour Compo Entry

hikikomori (countable and uncountable; plural hikikomori)

1. (uncountable) The phenomenon whereby an individual becomes a recluse from society, typically confining him- or herself to the house or a single room for a very long period.
2. (countable) A reclusive person of this kind.

Hikikomori Manager 2012 allows you to live the life of a hikikomori.

* Be an outcast in Japanese society!
* Live a life of solitude, unable to leave your room without having a panic attack!
* Struggle against depression!
* Watch your life decay as you become poor and unhealthy!

There is no clear goal in this game. You might want to try to become a functioning member of society again, or just try to survive as long as possible.

(The latest version can be played at http://www.stack.nl/~vdz/hikki/ . Note that that version is not the version that should be rated for LD22!)

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Ratings

#11Theme4.06
#69Humor3.00
#85Mood3.31
#154Innovation3.00
#296Audio2.38
#304Overall2.78
#429Fun2.17
#544Graphics2.06
#605Coolness14%
#649Community1.67

Comments

Shubi says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 6:42am

I laughed.

uzimonkey says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 7:11am

Would not load. Unity applet starts but loading progress bar will not move.

binarycoder says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 7:49am

I apparently suck at making money and buying food. I lasted 8 days...

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 12:22pm

It's funny, sad, and scary all at the same time. Nice work!

Okkwogg says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 6:22pm

I really loved it! :D
Best game I tried so far!

rawbits says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 8:01pm

17 days. :( I can do it better in life. XD

I liked this game. Has everything needed. Thx!

P.s: I made a similar game to this one. But in that you not die of depression. :P Try it!

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=preview&uid=5167

Dec 21, 2011 @ 8:13pm

An interesting concept, and a fairly well realised one. The fuzzy photographs and bleary noise soundtrack do more for atmosphere than rushed together game art could.

I'll admit I got bored of the game pretty quickly and just let myself go. This didn't feel inappropriate.

wgemigh says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 3:50am

The graphics are appropriate (although the UI could be polished) and the sounds are quite good. It wasn't clear enough to me what each of the options did, but I enjoyed trying out different things for a while.

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