Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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by jsspiegel - Compo Entry

A (very) short non-game starring a floating head in a cemetery.

Controls:
Space - Start/Interact With Gravestone
Arrow Keys/A and D - Move

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Ratings

#411Humor2.71
#472Mood3.00
#738Graphics2.79
#903Theme3.31
#1047Innovation2.32
#1197Fun1.56
#1205Overall2.10
#1631Coolness42%

Comments

wandersenus says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 11:38pm

don't really understand it but good job anyways haha

panda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:03am

Simple but effective!

Snail_Man says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:21am

A rather touching story told through a floating disembodied head with a rose in its mouth. A man after my own heart! :')

scias says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:08am

As short as it was i think the overall mood of the game was pretty nice. It's a shame the quality of the artwork was so inconsistent (like the tentacle like things in the background and the tombstone in the foreground.)

madlee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:09am

loved it :)

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:15am

I didnt get it but it sure was something different :)

danielilett says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:19am

Um. Well, I don't really get it, but I guess it's got some mood to it, more than I've seen in most other games so far. It fits the theme, the pixel art graphics are fairly decent (but a little inconsistent, like the gravestone compared to the background), and there wasn't really enough to be fun, but I guess you said in the description that it's a 'non-game'. Good job though.

stephenhaney says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:42am

Pretty cool! Obviously kind of off the wall, but I thought it was interesting. The rain / background is awesome. I'd love some music to fit the mood too.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:20am

Very intriguing! I kept thinking the background spelled something, yet couldn't make anything out. The search for meaning kind of eats away at you.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:23pm

Hi there. Nice job with the poppy memorial. Like the graphics as well.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:15am

Really simple game, I like the graphics. I Included it in part 1 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/v6qOf-i7cO4

mtanton says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:32pm

Interestingly weird I'd say. Graphics remind me of Adult Swim.

Slothmachine says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:41pm

This must have been the most creative masterpiece I have yet seen. I'm not sure if my soul was ready to see this.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:05pm

some food for thought

Mechamew says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:26pm

Interesting, unique & striking game design!

Pulsartronic says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:56pm

I really fell in love with this...:D. Congrats!

Mach60KAS says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 4:49pm

A little confusing - I wasn't sure what it was meant to mean. Keep it up!

Dec 27, 2014 @ 5:36pm

Graphics and effects are top-notch!

dieblume86 says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Nice start.

geckojsc says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 6:39pm

Creepy and touching at the same time. I think my reaction was 'aw, thats nice' and then some realisation 'wait, why am I a floating head?'

Seems like it deserves some cleaner, better graphics (though on the other hand, the crude pixels and clashing colours could be an intentional part of the aesthetic, this is what I hate about analysing art. xD)

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