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

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Cell #327

by Aru Nyan - Compo Entry

You have been a prisoner for as long as you can remember … Can you escape now?
A point 'n click adventure game inspired by many old school classics.

=== Jam version ===
The jam version has voices kindly recorded and edited by Elijah Lucian (elijahlucian.ca). Thanks once again.

=== Controls ===
Mouse - Movement, interaction
Clicking during 'non-cinematic' dialogues - Next line
1, 2, 3, 4, Q, W, E, R, Space - Interface shortcuts

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#11Mood4.33
#31Graphics4.25
#50Overall3.90
#93Audio3.61
#163Fun3.58
#189Theme3.94
#411Humor2.71
#610Innovation3.06

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:05am

Wow! This is my first LD31 entry to play and this is awesome! I really miss point & click era... I love the mood of the game. But it's a bit short (I understand that it was only 48 hours) but it to tool to be so short :)
Anyway great job!

Kate Kligman says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:46am

I got ending 3!

dekkuran says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:15am

Really loved the aesthetic and weird otherworldly feeling. Especially the dream sequences. That eye thing is amazingly drawn.

JNyknn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:41pm

Wonderful graphics!

daviosmash says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:42pm

A bit difficult to get used to, control-wise, but once I did it was a good time. Very short, but still solid for the gametype.

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:47pm

Wooooooooow! Amazing game! I really like point-and-click and this is simply amazing. Keep up good work!

frondeus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:52pm

Wow. Just wow. That atmosphere, that graphics! I'm impressed.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Got ending 3. This is a fantastic thing. Need more of this.

RyanNielson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:21pm

Fantastic aesthetic, felt just like a classic point and adventure game. I really think this has promise, you should keep working on it for sure. Well done!

khahem says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:51pm

A bit short but great mood and graphics !

Wakka says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:31pm

Great game :) but I got killed :(

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Really like the "i'm crazy prison break" thing. Reminds me a bit of Gemini Rue.

FrozenCow says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:56pm

Really nicely done! I'm always bad at pointandclicks and that showed this time again. Took me a while to figure things out, but it's a really cool short story.

rincewind_cz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:53pm

Wow, really enjoyed this one! Great job -- I don't even know where to start. So graphics are amazing (i especially like the style and palette), with combination of these minimal sounds they create really unique mood! (...lost in memories of playing Beneath the Steel Sky...) Only the texts could be skippable on demand.. we are not in 90's anymore :) I'm bookmarking this into my "outstanding" collection and I'll have to find these another 2 promised endings! (got 3rd on the first try)

Norgg says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:54pm

So awesome in the art and atmosphere and theme use, I'm not usually a fan of point and clicks, but it works well in this enclosed space.

Got the third then first endings, but now on the third runthrough it's not letting me walk and the bed won't come out, might be some state you're not clearing between runs somewhere?

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:38am

Looking and playing really good, with a few exceptions for quirky controls. The serious feel really gets you in this truly mystical and atmospheric game. Beautifully done!

jstzwd says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:27am

Nice Game! I enjoy the graphics a lot, it reminds me of papers,please

elijahlucian says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:30am

THIS IS AWESOME! THANKS!

Aru Nyan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:43am

@elijahlucian Thank you too, was fun working with you.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:15am

Nice art! The sound was really loud with headphones though, even if I played the version without voiceovers.

MrLeePerry says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:08am

Wow, very well done! I admit a dislike of puzzly elements to adventure games, so it's not my bag, but it was cool to see executed like this.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:56am

Strange atmosphere and pure graphics. A good adventure game which I like. THX ++

sirikan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:04am

Wow you put a lot of effort into this one. Great job :).

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:26am

Hi there. Liked the interface, point and click combined with drudgery. There seemed to be problems getting him to walk sometimes, after eating food didn't want to walk to bed. Drone ? Good job!

jelly says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:55pm

Aw man. This was awesome! The mood is really well constructed. I liked the idea of the control scheme with the 'quick select', even though it took a while to get used to for some reason. If you plan on continuing development or make something else like it you may want to consider making a button like tab that cycles through the actions. I realized that this is what I kept wanting to do. Also, I thought it would have been really nice to be able to queue up actions by holding shift. Like an RTS.

I think you should keep working on it :) Nice work!

nuno says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:33pm

nice work! would be great to have more endings :)

Empyrealhell says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:17am

It was really nice looking, and the story was interesting, but it just moved way too slow for me to want to play through it two more times for the other endings. You really need a way to skip the text.

gre says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:18pm

nice art

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

Wow, this was simply amazing, and considering it's a Compo entry this is wonderfully polished. Very very very well done!

ZYXer says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:38am

I got ending 1 and 3. Quite an atmosphere you created there.
I really like the story.

Aske says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:20pm

I would pay money for this!

drilltail says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:48am

Sweet! I'd love to see more!

nesis says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:05pm

I liked the game. The graphics and the audio were both great. One minor tweak I'd suggest is making hitting q, w, e, or r override the current action you're trying to perform, to enable you to easily start doing another action. And that's a pretty minor suggestion! Very well done.

Integershift says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:55pm

Really loved the voice this game seemed to have a lot of content with all 3 endings also I died ;( Really enjoyed this game was really well done great job!

JJEvil says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:06pm

This game is quite moody. The story, graphics & audio are all great. Somewhat depressing. Well done.

MrBadIvan says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:13pm

Oh, it is an awesome game, very good adventure entry!

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:57pm

Pretty darn impressed. Didn't think a point & click adventure would make it, but you really blew it through the park! Nice audio as well.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:42am

A bit short but I liked how the art style and audio contributes a lot to the mood plus I really like how there are multiple endings for replayability.

Kimau says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:44pm

Hello Table!

Love the voice acting

Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:00pm

Psst - you are in todays Ludum Dare to Believe! Check it out at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJNWAVXTiJ0

miotatsu says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:24pm

Beautiful, solid, and well voiced!

Dec 19, 2014 @ 6:58am

Really solid, short little adventure game that I enjoyed immensely! :) I liked the way the interface was set up, the graphics, the movement was good, the puzzle logic was good, the flow of events was good -- floored that this is a compo entry. The voice acting was superb.

I would absolutely love to see this elaborated on post-LD. This is something you could make an entire game from and adventure game nuts like myself would love to play it. It was really unique in its execution, and I'm already deeply invested in the character. SUCH a good job! :D

alyphen says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 12:04pm

Really nicely done. The story was a little short, but it was well-written. I was surprised to find that this wasn't actually a jam game - the art was really nice, and it generally felt very polished. Generally, possible improvements I can see are the music and the length of the story. I got ending 3 first time - I'm not sure what the other two endings were but it felt a little too easy.

Dec 21, 2014 @ 12:06pm

Excellent work! I like adventure games and this is a well made one. Nice graphics and sounds.

psychonull says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:08pm

Amazing game!, excellent work, I got 2 ends ... I will try the one I'm missing haha ... I also have memorized the code xD. great work, really!

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:51am

Really impressive. The voices, the graphics, the story, the players sarcastic comments... one of the best!

Tosic says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 8:57am

Interesting game, reminds me of arrive to hell, or something like that, it's been a long while :D

jpmit says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 2:53pm

Great game, awesome graphics and good fun!

Madball says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 3:13pm

Holy crap... I got the second ending. By watching your timelapse thoroughly. I think it took about an hour. Actually, I was kinda close, but I couldn't 'reveal' the answer.
At first I was amazed by this game, I couldn't imagine it's made in 48 hours. But after I watched your timelapse, I realized that it's not actually that difficult to make. It's difficult to plan.
By the way, I can open the bed while standing in its way, that makes me submerged in it.

Dec 25, 2014 @ 10:07pm

cool

pht59x says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 11:45am

Even though I dislike point'n clicks, the way you dit it using Haxe deserves some respect, ie points. Graphics and sound are awesome, too.

efux says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 2:48pm

I love the atmosphere. Nice addition with the voices in the Jam version. I'd love to see more point-and-click games nowadays.

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 11:42pm

Interesting game. Got a great mood to it, despite limited sound. Not sure why you've put the post-compo version with voices on this game page; it's a little misleading.

Dans17 says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 12:06am

Very nice game, though I couldn't manage to get the second ending.

PapyPilgrim says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 3:33pm

"then the torture begins" [ultra loud music playing in the background]
I don't know if this was intentionnal, but I laugh

the controls felt a bit unresponsive (mostly because the controls are blocked when something is happening on screen I guess), and while you did a good job at explaining *what* to do, it sometimes was unclear *how* to do it.

Pepelumen says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Good looking! but too easy to beat I think. I wanted to see more of the story, it's attractive.

doitle says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Really cool. Did you write the whole point and click engine yourself during the 48 hour period? If so even more impressive. Unfortunately I was only able to find two of the endings.

Kuupu says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:56pm

nicely done voices

the game feels a little too slow and linear, but i really like the mood

Si1ver says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:00pm

This game is amazing. Love it.

Sanguine says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:12pm

Really enjoyed the mood of the game! The hitboxes were a tad too small sometimes though

LeReveur says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:18pm

Amazing ! My so little p'n click game seems to me so... unfinished, compared to that game ! Well done !

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