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    Ludum Dare 22

    December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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    Hikikomori Manager 2012 - 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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    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!


    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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