April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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by Adipson - 48 Hour Compo Entry


MinimalisMan Point & Click short adventure for Ludum Dare 26

The game runs on Windows.

This is my first participation in the contest ludum dare and at the same time my first game finished Thurs.


Minimalisman, psycho guru and big fan of minimalist design of 60's returns home after a hard day's toil to contemplate his priceless painting "Monochrome Whiteman" from art purist minimalist extreme.

When suddenly the phone rings ...

At the end of the line : a surprise that will run in a mini quest with these ungrateful neighbors of his building ...

/!\ ***** Be careful..there is some morbids scenes *********

I hope you have fun.
Good game and thanks you for your vote

TRAILER : http://www.adipson.fr


It is advised not to touch the configuration optimized for a game display window. But in case of trouble, winsetup.exe is available in the zip.

The game is fully created using AGS (Adventure games Studio)in 48 h (graphics/scenar and coding)

I'm currently on a big project underway since late 2012 design of a point and click game in the same style as Minimalisman.
Minimalisman is a character (PNJ) derived from my ongoing project to mark the LD26 is then put in a position of leading role. (the vilain) I made the animation of walk and talk of his this weekend of the ld26 challenge.

The game solution is available on the 'Source' page web or the blog : http://www.adipson.fr

<<<<<< Known bugs >>>>>>>>>>

-A slight bug in the game: when the stereo is switched on after the death of the blonde resurrect it ... It's a bug .. but finally it's fun i think

-The game is not in full screen by default. There is a little bug if you play in popup and exit the mouse out of the screen...so play in full screen (configure in winsetup.exe) if you have this bug...

-48 hours is short! this very tight schedule did not allow me to propose an action with the mixer in the kitchen so do not use it with tomato (it was expected to make tomato soup) but suddenly it will use a most natural way and physical lol


good game to all and thank you for your comments

EDIT: FRENCH VERSION HERE : http://adipson.free.fr/minimalisman_fr.zip

Downloads and Links




Raimonds says ...
Apr 27, 2013 @ 7:55pm

The Download link is broken.

JohnnySix says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 12:35am

Tried playing the web one- but it's linking to a page with a screen shot. Je veux á jouer. :)

imagnity says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 7:42am

Looks really cool but I cannot access it.. :(

jim3wg says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:45am

J'aime bien le perso .. Ajoute moi sur twitter @alchymi

Adipson says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 12:40pm

Hello , le lien sera ok ce soir, je termine quelques finitions je l'avais placé au début de l'ouverture car je pensais qu'il fallait le pré-inscrire avant... il est encore en construction là a très vite !

Adipson says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 12:40pm

Hello, the link will be ok tonight, I finish some finishes I had at the beginning of the opening because I thought it had to pre-register ... it is still under construction there very quickly!

Adipson says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 6:35pm

Hi everyone!
And now the game is online! You can download and play immediately!


Minimalisman, psycho guru and big fan of minimalist design returns home after a hard day's toil ...
When suddenly the phone rings ...
At the end of the line, a surprise that will run in a mini quest with these ungrateful neighbors of his building ...

Sorry for small translation errors that could be in the game
It's been a long time since I did not speak English so I used google translate to create dialogues.
I hope you still understand the basics ...
BYou game and all .... you come to dance the mouse? lol
Thank you for your votes!

Adipson says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 7:37pm

The game solution is on the source code page if you are blocked ! :
Good game

mostley says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:35pm

where do I need to click to get the web version running??

Adipson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:41pm

It's not a format web flash , it's a windows only exe

Richard Matey says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:26pm

I really like the humor and the background art style. Hard to find the time to get through the whole prototype while I am bouncing back forth between checking out all the games.

Xgor says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:28pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but it does feel like you have taken sprites from the net/ taken graphics from your own game you've been working on...

egos says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:30pm

nice and fun p&C
but excpet the mention to minimalism its hard to see the theme

ataxkt says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:36pm

I can't reach the web version! I just get pinged over to your home page.

JaJ says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:40pm

God seemed to speak from minimalisman's butt. Other than that, it was fun, but a little easy.

Stiju says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:41pm

Good game.

Morgawr says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:41pm

At last some fellow who enjoys point and click games, if you like them, try out also my entry in LD which is a point and click adventure.

Overall, the game is great, humor was a bit shallow imo and the google translation from french to english totally killed it (dialogues are the most important thing in a point and click after all). Sound is pretty great and the art style is nice. I feel the theme was a bit too forced in the game itself. Did you really make all of this from scratch in 48 hours? That's amazing, if true.

Adipson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:08pm

Web version does'nt exist
it was a error when i edit the links i'm repare it !
@Xgor : no... i am making a big game in parallele and the srpite of Minimalismam is a png in my project but all the rest (others sprites, anims, background are made this week for ludum dare 26...
@Morgawr .. yes i made everyuthing this week..coding, backgrounds, sprites (minimalisman is just a png not principal of my current game but i'll remanied it totaly for dialogues animation and the M on his body M..for..Minimalisman.... All that in 3 days of course. I sleeping only 3 hours in 3 days... coca zero is good for that lol

Yes...for the translation...i don't speak very well english and i had not other choice to use google translate ... :/

Adipson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:12pm

Precision : my principal activty and professional activity (i'm 40 years old) is graphist for web...but in 1980 i was gamecoder on basic on commodore 64 (textual basic) and after on atari st...i'm just a old generation of gamemaker and i come back in code in 2012 for pleasure...this is my first game finishe in 30 years... and i hope i'll do better next time.

Adipson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:14pm

@JaJ yes easy..but in 48 hours it's short to make a click and play with more than 10 hours of enigme like day of tentacle or Monkey Island :p

skwaly83 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:02pm

very very good game

naughtyloose says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:19pm


nseward says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:25pm

Great game albeit a little morbid. Great assets.

dick_claus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:36pm

Like this quest.

Adipson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:51pm

Thanks you ! :)

Adipson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:59pm

@egos ...
Instead, I took a direction against the generality and the qualifiquatif the word minimalism ... where everyone is leaning on the side of sobriety and pixel art ... I went on an adventure based on a scenario based on the concept decorative minimalism (style decoration and home decoration) Minimalism concept and the artistic side. ..

PPLo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:02pm

Hahaha awesome! Loved the concept! The puzzles were pretty easy, so I managed to see the end. I had a good laugh, good work!

IceCliff says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:08pm

A little too big for my bad internet :(

lightsoda says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:20pm

Trying a bit too hard on the jokes and references for me, nice presentation.

admund says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:36pm

very good game :) congratulation :)

Dietrich Epp says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:45pm

It is against the rules of the 48 hour compo to download music and sound effects (such as from www.universal-soundbank.com and nosoapradio.us) but this could be used under the Jam rules.

Adipson says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:47pm

@Dietrich ...I'll made alone in 48 hours the same works of of 3 or 4 persons in a jam...so maybe i could do the the jam for one person ? Is it possible to make the jam rules when we are alone ? I don't know..and i see nowere in rules a 48 hour compo can't use a music bank free for a no commercial compo ...it's my first participation so maybe
if I am wrong it is enough to whip me no ass with wild nettles ...
do not worry jealous and envious .. I have done this competition than pure personal challenge ... most here may be afraid to see this game be set up but it will not happen because hardly anyone not vote for him ... or because no one would come to believe that I actually managed to do so in 48 hours ... or because he is directed by a french ...
I already runs a graphic design business for 10 years ... I'm 40 (yes I'm a dinausore that has rubbed on the basic Commodore 64) and did not need to nab me an ulcer for a contest ... I made a personal capacity and without drawing any ambitious promotion anything ... So fear not ... this game will remain bottom of the table, will do you no shadow but remains a big pride for me and the personal honor of taking up the challenge ...
Have fun and just do not see the competition side ... no aminosité, rancor ... there is no reason to be against ... By all controversies that I sometimes feel in the comments makes me rather objectively want to continue on the path of game design like that ... This mini game a drive for me, the first made ​​in full and curly ... I am more than motivated to do a hundred times longer dan sun near future ... : p
In any case, a big thank you for the few people that still iapprecient work done this weekend on the LD26 this game despite a few flaws;)

(It was reported to me a bug that made ​​the blonde resurrect if we give the music .... so do not turn on the stereo lol thank you)

lotusgame says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:56pm

Pretty amazing for a 48h compo entry !! Superb graphics and narratives. Bravo :)

hgouveia says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:33pm

Very funny game, i always love adventure game!, nice drawings too, my only complain is too much dialog at the begining

Adipson says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:27am

@hgouvela: the dialogues are actually debuts obliged to explain the purpose of the game and its related concept theme ... with more hours of course available that I could alternate with scenes, flashbacks etc ... but thank you;)

rimrul says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:07pm

line 69 in GlobalScript.asc or so seems to have ab bug for me.

kddekadenz says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:20pm

Argh, the game is huge and Windows-only - it is about 2,5 times bigger than my cross-platform 3D game. Let's see if Wine can emulate it under Linux.. .. .. YES!!! The humor of the game is pretty dark. I could resurrect the blonde by turning the stereobox off :P I could not figure out how to make the tomato soup putting tomatoes + rat poison into the mixer did not work :| Graphics and sounds where cool.

Adipson says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:54pm

i'don't have the time in the challenge to make the mixer use so...for the soup...use your fingers lol
I know for the bug of the hifi and blonde but it'was to late to repare...i did it o nfrenche version ;)

Adipson says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:56pm

i propose by default the opening in popup windows but soimetimes if you get the mouse out of screen there is a error (ags problem) so you can play in full screen if the bug is recurrent... ( winsetup.exe )

vapgames says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:21am

I get the black sreen :(

Ofursnati says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:52am

Nice game. If you kill the blonde and then turn on the hi fi stereo she comes back and you cant kill her again :). Great fun though.

berareu says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:52am

Liked it! I really wanted to turn them to minimalism...but they just didn't listen...

Patacorow says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:55am

Freaky game, I liked it though!

Covenant says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 10:52am

Amazing graphics...

Adipson says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 11:55am

thanks you for yours comments !
Originally I am a graphic designer so the more hard for me was rather the programming (18 hours of graphic work against the rest of the time for coding and debugging) to which I am interested since 2012 through the variant c + + AGS;) I'm not a Martian ... I just slept only 3 hours in 48 hours anyway to get to the finished product alone ... :)

GranaDa says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 1:37pm

Loved the conversation with God. Nice graphics and humor. Good job!

Broxxar says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 6:19pm

The humour included really wasn't to my liking and was a bit of a turn off.

Also you should not have this in the compo, it should be in the Jam if you are going to use multiple assets you made before hand.

Tainted_Code says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 9:50pm

GREAT GAME! Cheesy humour though ;)

May 5, 2013 @ 12:53pm

good little game man.. ive just turned 40 aswell and used to code on the vic20/c64 and started to get back into programming recently so don't feel so alone hehe :)

dzebna says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 2:15pm

Nice entry and good work on the art!

Adipson says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 2:22pm

commodore's powa ! :p

messiano says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 5:11pm

Regardless whether this belongs to the 48hr compo or to the Jam because of the music, the entry is still pretty nice. I love point and click adventures, and even though some dialogues may get tiresome, the graphics (no wonder you are a pro) made this very very worth playing. Hope you continue doing game dev.

EatenAlive3 says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 5:20pm

Very interesting o_O I enjoyed killing all of the people.

Adipson says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 5:51pm

@messiano : it's my first game but not my last..i am ready to make the next ludum dare challenges ;)

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 4:14am

graphics were awesome but i dont understand the use of minimalism here -- great effort.

May 6, 2013 @ 4:58am

Bravo pour le jeu.... les graphiques sont super et ce en 48h ... super game play.... bref que du bon:)

Adipson says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 8:12am

@spocker2 .... i'm sure you said that because you have not paly at the game or read what i said up ;)
@TinyDrakkartudio : merci pour ces compliments...en plus j'ai rarement croisé des français dans ce tournoi alors ça fait d'autant plus plaisir que ça vienne d'un compatriote ;)

Adipson says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 8:13am

@TinyDrakkartudio (2) : enfin, un francophone plutôt puisque j'ai compris après que tu es Belge ;)

Adipson says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 8:30am

grrr faut que j'arrete d'ecrire avec des accents sur ces posts lol

Rafael Sales says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 5:08pm

Good game. Great art and mood. However the pacing is very low, with tons of texts and a loooong introduction. Congratz anyway!!

Jorjon says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 1:16am

I was about to write some feedback but then I read in your comment that you called the other participants "jealous and envious". Really? Was that a joke or what?

Crazi456 says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 6:04am

Was very amusing!

Adipson says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 6:19am

@jorjon : how qualified you people who criticize your game by saying that it is not in the theme but have not played any evidence or accuse you of not having done everything in 48 hours without any evidence that or ...?
You read the block of text that I marked, generalized (and I can not understand why) and not understand that I was talking to a minority of critics who intervened to accuse me of things here and other free without even knowing what they were talking about ... if it is not of jealousy then I wonder by what some of these other actions are motivated?

davidB says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 9:09am

Je ne suis pas un fan des "point and click" (il ne permettent jamais ce qui me semble evident, donc cela m'énerve assez vite), mais il a ce qu'il faut pour plaire : un visuel très accrocheur (je suis nul en gfx), de l'humour, une histoire, des mini-quetes...
J'espere que tu as recuperé un peu depuis tes nuits blanches et entre tous les jeux que tu as essayés.

davidB says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 9:10am

et merci pour la version fr.

Adipson says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 11:17am

hello merci davidB...et bien c'est assez dur de recuperer mais on y va tout doucement...en tous cas ça fait plaisir d'avoir des messages du genre en fr ! bonne semaine !

Jorjon says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 11:36am

@Adipson, they are many people that don't know understand the rules the first time. It's your first time competing, and also you don't understand English 100%, there's a big chance you didn't know that you can't use music from Internet in your Compo game.
The "jealous" people were just trying to tell you that the correct category for this game is Jam, not Compo. No need to be harsh, this is a friendly community.

Adipson says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 12:57pm

@Jorjon, yes...I quite understand that it seems that I either left me with music ... I'm not plant them for next challenges, I will use more than beep beep sfxr for my next compos or enroll at me alone as a team myself ... It's more the fact that the game catalog as irrelevant the theme because he is pushed graphically and it is not tested by the people who believe in this light then they would see that I adopted a scenar around the style minimalism has feet against everyone who took the term minimalism and simplicity in the sense line ... well ... there is no loss of life either, but being given that I said from the beginning the meaning of my gait and the concept of the game .. I do not see any other reasons for my class still out about the fact that the images are too beautiful ... must be tested any product and does not stop at the packaging ... and as I said several times since the launch of the game, I take it that people who talk without knowing necessarily have a purpose other than to be objective ... you know?

Adipson says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 1:17pm

next time i'll don't make the error..i'll propose my compo in jam...error is human...

Threef says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 2:58pm

:( I can't play game. My graphic card is not supported.

May 7, 2013 @ 6:17pm

Pretty cool. Particularly impressive were the graphics which you managed to create within 48 hours. Good job! :)

Adipson says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 7:53pm

Threef, did you try to change the configuration card with the winsetup.exe ? (downgrad 32 bit graphics to 16 bit etc ?)

LionelJitro says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 10:48pm

Haha this was hilarious. I can't believe google translate is that good.

Love the spin on the theme of converting to minimalism. Well done.

Adipson says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 11:34pm

yes ... i think google translate was not good but my with my poor english and the short time i'didn't have the choice :/ the next game i'll try another thing for translation... :p

WiseGAMER says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 2:49pm

The game play is fun , I liked it , even though I totally disliked the idea of God's mission .

kill0u says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 11:00pm

Pas mal du tout :)

KEFIR says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 3:19pm

Not really minimalistic game but about minimalism indeed! Very funny point-and-click!

Adipson says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 9:47pm

thanks a lot !

dannycalleri says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 7:33am

Wow! Nice graphics!

tariflognib says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 2:50am

I don't really liked it, it was a kinda decent adventure game but with thousands of bugs.

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