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

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One Screen Worship

by Gungnir - Jam Entry

[ONE SCREEN WORSHIP]

Every night they come. Zombie eyes transfixed. Waiting, watching... wanting more. You are the screen, and you thrive on their attention.

Thrill them, amuse them, disgust them, terrify them - educate them if you must - just don't bore them. For boredom is death to the screen.

[GOAL & INSTRUCTIONS]

Playing as the family TV (featuring adaptive intelligent channel switching), you'll have to learn which channels entertain your devoted viewers. Keep them entertained to live. Let them sleep, you die.

Press the left and right arrow keys to change channels. Differently themed channels entertain family members depending on taste. WARNING - Any channel will become boring if viewed too long. The longer they watch, the faster they become bored, requiring even faster channel juggling.

Losing the attention of all family members leads to complete failure.

How long can you keep them ENTHRALLED?

[CREDITS]
Created by Jerry Verhoeven + Ben Kerslake for LUDUM DARE #31

@Grinning_Pickle
@benjkers
@JerryVerhoeven

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness69%
#17Theme(Jam)4.40
#109Humor(Jam)3.57
#140Graphics(Jam)4.07
#172Innovation(Jam)3.64
#350Mood(Jam)3.26
#425Overall(Jam)3.29
#611Audio(Jam)2.31
#890Fun(Jam)2.46

Comments

taaboo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:48pm

Hehe, Cool to see another game using a TV as a prop. Though totaly different from mine.

Germanunkol says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:58pm

In the beginning it was very funny. I really like the picture and the idea! But for me it quickly became boring because nothing changed. I think there should be some kind of reward for the player, like funny coments by the family members?

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:19pm

Awesome concept !
With a bit more polish (family members' comments, like Germanunkol said), it could be really great :)

SIMON_SIMON says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:20pm

Nice graphics, and the idea is good with the theme.

But I find the game a bit slow after playing for a few minutes.

friggingames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:20pm

Wow really clever. I agree with the other comment where the concept and screenshot looked really cool, but I too became bored trying to make bored people happy. But really nice submission.

dcolgan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:26pm

Hilarious concept, and awesome graphics.

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:47pm

Cool graphics, funny game!

Gungnir says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:27pm

Thanks for the comments everyone, we really appreciate it.

It will indeed take some time before you fail. You can use that time to check out all the channels and programs that are available.

Hopefully some will make you laugh.

01101101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:38pm

Haven't rated it yet but I thought I should let you know that this is what the web version looks like for me: http://i.imgur.com/RPnLdSk.png
I then downloaded the Windows version, which works fine.

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:28pm

Haha, that was pretty funny. I like all of the different descriptions for the channel name.

The character design was not my cup of tea, but the art was all very well done. Definitely a very nice aesthetic going on here!

thopis says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:44am

Very funny concept and great characters!The programs are smart and funny too!Love it also because i've spent many hours on Mad TV when i was young.

Gungnir says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:26pm

Thanks for the feedback.
I've double-checked the webplayer and it seems totally fine for me. I'm using Chrome.

AMS says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:08am

Nice game
I love the graphics and the aesthetics :D

Kuupu says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:31pm

Nice concept
really a clever game, nice critics to the "zombie tv" society

SoulGame says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Concept and graphics are very good. I'm sure I haven't seen this mood and concept anywhere else. But I didn't find enough elements of gameplay to make me play further. I understand and like the concept but I think your core is flawed and you need to make it rich.

Taldius says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Yeah! 4:11
I really like what you have done with the theme.
And the graphics are cool too.
Great job!

NPException says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:47pm

One of the best entries I have played so far! :)
Though the basics are similar to our entry, the mechanics differ quite a bit in the end.
I really do like your characters better :D

pjimmy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:54pm

nice, funny cool game, great visuals :)

skonkan says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:51pm

Good concept, would be hellarious if you could see some reaction on the people in the sofa :)

Pulsartronic says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:07am

03:54 was my score :D ... nice game, haigh rate on graphics ....

MonoS says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:28pm

A really good game, but not for long run, it's very slow and repetitive and after some minute it became boring.
But anyway is a good game

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:20am

high marks on some stuff but the game was a little slow - great job

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 1:31pm

Nice take on the theme!

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 11:38pm

Nice idea, I love the atmosphere, but it lacks maybe a bit of sound. Switching the channels can become boring very quickly though

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