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Story O' Dare

by Static 64 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Well, I didn't want to make a Wario Ware-style collection of minigames, but that's what I did, with a little twist.

Story O' Dare tells the tale of a 48 hour game design contest and what designers experience throughout the process.

Play through 10 second minigames relating to each stage of the LD competition, from the initial "I'm In!" blog through to submitting your game.


To solve each puzzle (spoilers below):

1. Click on the keys to spell "I'm in" including spaces and punctuation.

2. Click on every cow.

3. Click on the desk area and the pizza box.

4. Click the refresh button a lot.

5. Drag the papers to the trash.

6. Click on the potatoes.

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Endurion says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:07pm

A joke entry I suppose?

Static 64 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:59pm

No, why would it be a joke?

Mekuri says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:03pm

I'm not sure this game works properly, or I am doing something wrong? Whenever I try to do something it tells me I missed the deadline, whether I let the time run out, or I click anywhere on the keyboard...

ShitAndSon says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:36pm

Great game but i think the first game is really to hard.

Static 64 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:29am

@Mekuri, you have to type "I'm in" for it to work, as the sort of standard Ludum Dare entry blog title.

Animated says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:33am

Quite challenging, but not a bad idea.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:33am

LOL, very fun and funny game! 4 stars from me!

Static 64 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:43am

Thanks to everybody who's played and commented so far!

RHY3756547 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:16am

Heh, I would say there's not enough programming minigames, but I don't think those would be doable in 10 seconds. :)

doonay21 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:07pm

You should not put such clear instructions how to finish the game :P I like this one, it is special in its special way ;)

Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:08pm

Very identifiable theme ;)

Kind of sad that it didn't accept my toilet photo...

Static 64 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:12pm

Thanks again to the further commenters.
@doonay21 - Do you mean the title screens or the ones in the description above?

nintendoeats says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:34pm

In an earnest attempt to actually provide constructive feedback: I wish that it had sound, or at least music.

Typing into on-screen keyboards is hard.

But yes, that is kind of what LD is like.

kratorspore says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:36pm

Keyboard didn't seem to work for me?

choqaae says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:39pm

Very clever!

Static 64 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:39pm

@ nintendoeats - So do I. I wanted to add sound, but just didn't have the time.

Thanks for the feedback; I appreciate it.

BradleySmith says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:26pm

Would never have figured out how to play this without the spoilers.

Alex Rose says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:41am

Dude, that was awesome. Not only did you get the Wario Ware theme in (which I love), but made it super relevant too. Loads of it is so true too, refreshing quickly to get the theme. I was franctically searching #LD48 on twitter :P .

I think you need to learn how to mash potatoes again though! That looks more like peeling to me! :P

whiteravens says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 1:15am

It's great, the first puzzle is just too cryptic and trial and error based (without the solution spoilers)

hissssssssss says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:34pm

This was a really cute package of games! I didn't find the first game too cryptic at all, but I did try typing on my real-life keyboard once or twice first. XD

Gonzo says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 9:01pm

As already mentioned, a little bit of sound would have been great, but otherwise: Funny game!

jomomomo says ...
Sep 12, 2013 @ 8:26pm

Can't play windows games :-(

shard123 says ...
Sep 14, 2013 @ 12:58am

Really entertaining and unique! Nice work

haxpor says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 8:09pm

Hey! This explains how LD work. Nice work!

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