April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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Hamster Bowling

by tfendall - Jam Entry

In this tiny world, hamsters love to bowl.

Help this hamster get a perfect game by making sure he's prepared to step up to the lane.

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peaveyj says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:24am

Stick around for the whole ending!

Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:42am

Give me this song! I love this game I was so surprised that all I did was dry off the hand. Can you put up a link to download the song?

peaveyj says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:28pm

Here's the mp3 file for the credits song.



strega says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:58pm

LOL! That was amazing! I'm glad I got to the end.

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:30pm

Haha, what an adorable game. I love the style you chose to make this game in. It's very much unlike most other games, and the opening little cinematic is a great touch. (Did you guys make that yourself? In the hamster cage??) Music was good, and the sound effects were nice. The drying part was a departure from what I was expecting, but the originality of this game made me enjoy it a lot.

Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:19pm

Thanks! Yes, the opening cinematic was hand-made. The hamster cage was just three sheets of glass hot-glued together, with the camera moving through the open side. The letters in the sign were just cut out of the cardboard box and we put a light inside it.

tfendall says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:21am

@TheGamingProject, strega and Cake&Code - Thanks for playing and commenting! We certainly were trying for something that had no one would expect, and had a lot of fun adding all the non-gameplay stuff (e.g. the rap song and the video). The gameplay was pretty much done the first night :). Hope you had fun with it!

tfendall says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:24am

(edit for the above comment) - that should have read "... that no one would expect".

ahm99 says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 3:28am

That was, interesting. I did not expect that. Good job.

Hazematman says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 3:29am

Very funny! I have to say I really loved the opening cinematic and, it fit the tiny world theme great!

dokidoki says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:35am

My compliments to the rappers. :) Limited gameplay, but very funny entry.

Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:38am

This was by far the funniest game I have ever played. The visuals, the audio....GAH, this is awesome!!! Probably the most fun I've had playing any game so far!

Rex Peppers says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:23am

So impressed... thanks for making this..

Waynetron says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 7:28am

So do I mash they keys? It didn't seem to work properly, or maybe I wasn't doing it properly

geekygenius says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 5:40am

I think 4 was the number to shoot for. Very interesting. Good job!

bms says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:44am

Hilarious ending, Great visual style.. Good job!

KevinWorkman says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 2:01am

What the.. I don't even? I think I love this game. This is my new favorite Ludum Dare entry. First perfect score I've ever given out. I love the ridiculous blend of animation, video, simple gameplay, humor, everything. Well done.

Fireblend says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 2:09am

Wow. Just wow. That was uhh... yeah. Good job.

Jigxor says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 2:46am

That was amazing! I absolutely love the intro and the gameplay was fun too. The audio also complimented the game very well.

Overall, I really had a lot of fun with this entry, it was unique and awesome. Great job! :)

jrasmussen24 says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 1:32am

Pretty funny-- the gameplay could use some spicing up, but it was fun to the see the content anyhow.

johnfn says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 2:15am

This was certainly the most original game I've played so far.

chambers says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 2:23am

I wish I could rate 6 stars for so many categories...

I'm really impressed, congratulations!

machinas says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 6:49am

so funny. clearly more time spent on 'not the game' than 'the game' haha, but it almost doesn't even matter. great job. fun and got a laugh out of me

Birchmountain says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 7:09am

Awesome! A really original idea, fun and simple gameplay, bravo!

HybridMind says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 3:54am

What was this? Haha, so great! I hamster bowled a 257. Sweet. This is a game with personality to spare. Love the integration of the live video and puppets. Fun credits song too.

Pavel Dlouhy says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 4:19pm

It is really original game! I scored a 200! ;) Cool song! ;)

davidllanos22 says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 11:01am

Awesome idea! :p Well done :)

Dr.Pingu says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 1:49pm

Holy sheep !
You have made from a basic game a really funny universe.

Great work :)

May 7, 2012 @ 4:33pm


summaky says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 7:32am

It was so unexpected! Once you have the hang of it, it is quite easy, but fun nonetheless. Extremely awesome credits song!

edbadiux says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 10:25pm

Very funny and interesting game. For sure the best hamster bowling I have ever played. Nice job! =)

iximeow says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 5:46pm

That was beautiful. I didn't know it was such a rough thug life being a hamster bowler.

Nightsjester says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 5:52pm

That was perfect, utterly.

ehtd says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 6:51pm

Who knew hamsters could bowl

kylerhoades says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 7:27am

That blew my mind!

johanp says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 7:52am

Amazing stuff. Can't praise it enough.

Tomalla says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 8:44pm

This ... is ... awesome! Gorgeous! Marvelous! Magnificent! And I'm not ironic! Especially the song at the very end!

@tfendall, could you please, please please make a ***transcription of the lyrics*** of the credits song? I gave it a try, here it is:

=== http://pastebin.com/r2a0kkm6 ===

Could someone help me with correcting the text? I'm pretty sure everyone will surely appreciate that as well! I will not get rid of this tune out of my head for a long time ...

SonnyBone says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 9:30pm

OH LAWD. This was great!

jeffz says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 12:44am

Overall: 5/5!
Innovation: 5/5!
Fun: 5/5!
Theme: 5/5!
Graphics: 5/5!
Audio: 5/5!
Humor: 5/5!
Mood: 5/5!

MurrayL says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 12:49am

Lost it at the rap.

Tom 7 says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 1:50am

hahaha! :)

tfendall says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 2:50am

Thanks everyone for all the awesome comments! We're so glad you guys enjoyed it.

@Tomalla - I updated your paste on pastebin with the lyrics. Have fun: http://pastebin.com/6tJXeUTY.

Tomalla says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 5:49pm

@tfendall - I don't know how many exclamation marks I should put to visualize my appreciation to you. I hope three of them will do, more would look a bit more ... 'suspicious', so to speak: thank you so much!!! And surely I will have a lot of fun with it. Cheers!

mildmojo says ...
May 15, 2012 @ 10:13pm

This is hilarious. Ludum Dare needs more FMV games. Really nice work.

I hit 'R' to restart the game, and the second playthrough seemed buggy. The video didn't match the score on a number of frames and one time the video just went all corrupt and blocky. The first playthrough was fine.

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