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

Back to Browse Entries

Good Old Times

by lekochen - Compo Entry

This is how things worked in the old times. Have fun!

You have to turn on the sound to play the game.
This game has an ending.
Two Spoilers below, the first one is the hint, the second one is the answer.
Use to decode.

* Spoilers *
1) Gnc GI va qvssrerag qverpgvbaf jbhyq trarengr qvssrerag fbhaqf. Lbh unir gb zngpu gur zrybql bs fhcre znevb oebf 1 gb jva. Vs lbh zvff gur pbzob, gur pbzob jbhyq erfrg gb mreb.
2) Gur pbzob: YG,HC,YG,EG,YG,EG,HC

Downloads and Links




yodamaster says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 5:10pm

Could you explain a bit more what to do here? No action does have any effect.

coquinounet says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 5:25pm

Haha fun :p needed 2 minutes to understand

Broivula says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 6:41pm

Well, it certainly has a game in one screen!

davesoft says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 9:50pm

Haha, very nice

Nathion says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 11:03pm

Rage quit! O.o

lekochen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:32am

Haha, it seems that the hint is too subtle. I have updated the description, with 2-step spoilers. Try it again!

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:53am

So its a puzzle game?

tppr2046 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:09am

Great old times!!
I am wiping my tears!!

tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:34am

I'm stupid at music, so I peek the spoiler. lol

Eduardo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:40am

cool, but i'm confused!

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:00am

Nice one. I don't think I can't figure it out without peeking the hint :(

CatOnMars says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:49am

LoL. This is quite humorous! The concept is nice and simple. In old days when this situation happens I always pull out the cartage and blow to it first. Maybe that simple action can be made into a game lol.

doitle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:25am

This is really good. Such a simple concept executed very well. There's not a lot here, but what is here is tight and works well. I found this a bit more fun as I had just watched this: video about "percussive maintenance"

Fonserbc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:28am

Hahaha, nice small concept. I went directly to the hint, but I should have tried the game first instead :(

Wakka says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:30am

I made it somehow :D

GhostBomb says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:32am

What a weird little game.

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:14am

I like how part of the puzzle is realizing that it's a puzzle. Nice little game!

justinooncx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:13am

For a second there I thought I had to do the whole damn thing.

KK says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:45am

The first idea came into my mind is blow the game consle and card or wait, that's how I did when I was a child =p.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:40pm

Hi there. Excellent toy! Very funny. Good job!

AlSweigart says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:26am


Lissar says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:27am

Ha! This was a great use of the theme.

Cliff Lee(CK) says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:53am

Read the first hint then play through pretty quick :D

Smashing TV is old times thing indeed, so touching!
Having fun in finding mario melody!

stray says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:01am

Very good job. Nice idea. good work

wer2chosen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:02am

I must be slow I could not get the point. It seemed like I was just slapping the TV! LOL

CoolChesire says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:03am

If you press left and then right in a certain rhythm it sounds like the running sound effect from the original Mario Bros.

CustomPhase says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:31am

Its waaay too simple and plain, but i still couldnt turn it off until i got the melody right :) I wish it had more to it, maybe more different game and more melodies.

rzuf says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:20pm

I'm not sure how, but I finally got it. :D

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:13pm

Now this is thinking outside the box.
Confused me at first, but solving it was quite satisfying (I like sound puzzles). Very innovative interpretation of the theme, I really dig little games like this and love low-rez; constraints breed creativity!

merzlot says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:38pm


Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Funny concept

redoxkun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:22pm

Is quite dificult without the spoiler but is an interesting concept.

tcarter says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:42am

Definitely interesting, like learning a musical instrument.

blackmagic says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:01pm

not an easy one this game,
the sound doesn't seems to match perfectly the original ones... But the game sure peek my interest, i've look upon the hints if i was correct.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:20am

i got it - nice job

Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:31pm

Clever idea! I loved it! I liked even more the way you decided to give your hints... :)
I feel though you should somehow "show" me the goal of the game inside the game itself. Maybe a bit more "noise" after every wrong attempt...

AlbertoSM says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:17pm

Ok this made me chuckle xD

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:30pm

Kids today just don't appreciate the good old times.

Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:08am

Interesting. :)

pht59x says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 4:23pm

An okay music concept that would do well with more work.

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 12:52am

I can't stop laughing. XDDDDDDD

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 6:01am

I feel so insanely proud that I managed to figure this out without hints

Dec 26, 2014 @ 7:22pm

Haha it made me laugh, but even with the clue I couldn't do it, I didn't recognise any note.

You must sign in to comment.

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate about 20 games to improve your visibility.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crash or win condition bugs after the deadline (in a sense, like “porting” to support more players). We also allow “typo” bugs. I.e. A true that should have been a false, a word that should have been a different word, very tiny changes that you would have caught if you had more sleep. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just things you messed up last minute. Typos.

[cache: storing page]