Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Smart Home

by Garrett Hoofman - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Theme - Idea was that you're running a smart home that connects all of your worlds together: Entertainment, Work, Social Life, etc.

This is running under the OPifex Engine, still under development, could be buggy.

It was tested under Windows 8.1 with an Intel card. If you have a problem running it, please send me a screenshot of the console output and I'll see if I can fix it.

Or run it from command prompt: Application.exe > log.txt
And then send me the log.txt file at

Enter - Go Through Menus
Space - Move through time faster
Left Mouse Click - Click on objects

Kitchen - Character doesn't eat :/
Restaurant - No social life..
Additional People - Wanted to add kids, wife, co-workers, etc.
Security System
Additional Controls - Air Conditioning, Phone Calls, etc.

Downloads and Links




Njord says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:58pm

I like how you interpreted the LD theme, going for "connected" rather than connecting worlds. The concept is nice, managing a house and meeting the user's demands, but the pace is a bit slow and repetitive. However, with more time and more features (which apparently you had in mind already :D), could be a lot funnier ! I also like the 3D scene and the rooms layout, with the cool lights when he's watching TV & all.

Sargonius says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Great idea.

MintArcade says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:06pm

Very innovative and fun game. Love graphics. This dude gets mad when there is no TV like this is ALL his life :)

teoacosta says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:04pm

I like it!

modbox says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:59pm

It doesnt work! It crashes

Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:07pm

Bah, is there an error you're getting? Most likely it's a shader problem, could you try running it in the command line: Application.exe > log.txt and send me the log.txt? I should be able to fix it if I can get a log of the output.

modbox says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:11pm


modbox says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:13pm

It works!

Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:14pm

o0 Intermittent bugs are so much worse...

modbox says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:17pm

Good ideas, it feels like the sims

SpringPowered says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Cool idea! I had some problem with the view controls since holding left-click to move the view also triggers a click where you put the mouse, but other than that pretty cool.

modbox says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Good ideas, it feels like the sims

KigurumiDevs says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:13am

I really like the idea :)

RawboSaurX says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:56pm

Congrats on working out an original idea to fit the theme. Pacing is a little slow, though. The game looks great and the concept is cool, but it obviously needs more to keep the player busy. Overall very good job on making a functional and original idea within the deadline :)

abeing says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 3:34pm

innovative idea and intuitiv gameplay. like it. with some sound effects it would add some extra atmosphere i think.

vogon101 says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 3:42pm

Really good but it sometimes crashed and the objects were hard to click on

bushmango says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 1:04am

I like it but there's too much just waiting around. If you did add more people that would help :)

Logan says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 5:46am

Heh, I could see this being pretty neat with a comprehensive enough group of people and tasks to tend to. As it is, you can learn the guy's pattern pretty readily and keep him satisfied.
Still, not bad for the time given.

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