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A Typical Friday Night - merthsoft - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first time entering Ludum Dare, so I decided to make an IF game. Growing up I always loved IF, and I figured this would be a good chance to get making one under my belt. You play similar to other IF games (think Zork). Use directions to move around (such as "east" or "e"), and use verbs to interact with with the environment, such as "sleep" and "take". It's a pretty short game, but see if you can find all the IF easter eggs :). There's also some hidden cats! I hope you enjoy!

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Ratings

#29Theme3.82
#130Humor2.56
#198Mood2.80
#251Overall2.91
#326Community2.50
#340Fun2.36
#457Coolness28%
#467Innovation2.10
#594Audio1.00
#694Graphics1.29

Comments

merthsoft says ...
Dec 18, 2011 @ 10:21pm

I can't find a way to edit this, so I'll just post this as a comment:
Source is with the download, and it should work find under Linux and Mac with Mono (it's C# targeting .NET 2.0), but all I've tested under is Windows.

cakemonitor says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:59am

Short and to the point. It could use a command to list all the verbs which the parser knows (To save trying "pull" then "use" then "move" and so on...). Nice work though, and congratulations on submitting your first Ludum Dare entry!

Lythom says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 7:26pm

I Like the idea of an IF game, the theme is well used. However I had hard time to start (what commands are available ?) because I'm not used with this kind of game.
Congrats for your first ame in LD =)

iansnyder says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 6:25pm

Congrats on your first Ludum Dare :) Unfortunately after spending a while trying to figure out if I could use the cell phone I ended up quitting... even being somewhat familiar with IF I just wasn't sure what to do :(

Stargoat says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 11:42am

Depressing :(. Certainly fits the theme, haha.

Couldn't find any easter eggs or cats, might have another look later.

kumber says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 8:09pm

I didn't found the easter eggs. When the game told me to try harder, I looked at the source :)
Very nice overall. Good work!

merthsoft says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 8:26pm

Thanks for the comments, everyone! After watching a few of my friends play, it is evident that I need better instructions on what to do. But I'm glad people seem to like it well enough despite that :)

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 11:34am

"Intelligent language processing? Nope. Chuck Testa." lol :)

summaky says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 11:47am

Woo! Maximum score: 0 of 0! It was well done and the theme fits perfectly. Also, it looks a lot like *my* Friday nights...

seagaia says ...
Jan 1, 2012 @ 8:30pm

Short of course, maybe could have used items at some point? Although the sleep alone ending was cute.

merthsoft says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 2:37pm

The bottle of jack is a usable item. It's in the fridge.

wally2069 says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 5:36pm

Nice little game that is so simple it might suffer with more add-ons.

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