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

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Mr. Bushido: Businessman Infinite

by TailyILoveYou - Jam Entry

Programming: Alexi Bay (First game jam ever!)
Art: Noah Gracey

Mr. Bushido is late for work, and there are all sorts of obstacles in his way! Can you help him get out of this mess?

Click + Drag in empty space: Create Box (One per level)
Click + Hold box: Move Box
Hold Space while held: Stop box physics
A/D while holding space: Precision turning
Q/E or Scroll Wheel: Shift dimensions
F: Destroy the current dimension's box
R: Reset (leaves boxes where they are)
Escape: Pause/Unpause

Expect bugs and such, we were running low on time towards the end :P



Note: Some people may have trouble with the Newgrounds version, so there is now a standalone embedded web version. Give it a try!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness53%
#249Humor(Jam)3.14
#383Graphics(Jam)3.52
#397Innovation(Jam)3.20
#614Theme(Jam)3.43
#729Overall(Jam)2.94
#809Mood(Jam)2.59
#872Fun(Jam)2.50

Comments

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:34am

Love the pixel art and the concept, but didn't find it that engaging :/

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:38am

Mr. Bushido is a game that has gained my liking. The mechanics are interesting having to scroll around each level to obtain the necessary tools to complete the next, although the tutorial was hard to understand. Also I love the character Mr. Bushido, its a shame that he didnt have a running animation, apart from that art style overall is stunning. Brilliant game!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:23am

I liked the concept and the art a lot, especially the title screen. The game mechanics seem like a great idea, but could use some more work. Kick ass job for 72 hours though!

SilentNight says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:24am

These graphics are pretty bomb. I had some trouble with the boxes physics being where I wanted them to be but it isnt anything too detrimental. Solid work.

zakchaos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:24am

it ran too big for my window, i couldn't tell what i was supposed to do

rayman1900 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:24am

Like the concept, but needs more diversity in the puzzles.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:29am

Innovative idea, possibly better if different layer may interact with each other.

And I experienced a bug like this... Mr Bushido jump through the door and go right end.

http://i.imgur.com/qbSiNMu.png

TailyILoveYou says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:00am

Thanks for all the comments guys! We had a lot of fun making it, and we're glad you enjoy it! Unfortunately, the boxes are rather finicky, and I would've worked on them a little more if we had the time, but I'm proud of what I managed to churn out on my first ever game jam :D

oscarabraham says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:41am

It doesn't do much with the theme, but tt has interesting mechanics.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:10pm

Man, this is a great game. It is very innovative and fun. You did a good job for you first game jam :D this also fits the theme perfectly. :D

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:17pm

Great art and a very interesting idea, especially the dimensions. Even with the additional controls of A/D/Space the controls are still too finicky for me however, it feels like I'm fighting more against the controls than anything else. Since placing boxes at 45° angles doesn't serve any purpose (at least I assume so; I have to be honest and say that I did not finish the game) maybe it's better to lock the rotation at 90° or, if 45° angles are necessary, lock the rotation at 45° and rotate the boxes by using A/D.

BretHudson says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:20pm

Mechanics are really intriguing, but unfortunately the game falls a bit short in fun. Speeding up Mr. Bushido would definitely help, as a good portion of the game is waiting for him to reach the box you put out. Really interesting and you have a good prototype of what could be made into a much larger game. :)

Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:24pm

Neat idea, well done. Lovely art, too.

JasonG says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:34pm

I could not get the boxes to spawn for the life of me so I was not able to really play this game. It looks great and I really looked forward to playing it.

yosh says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:34pm

Cool concept! It's simple, but totally fits the theme. The character design is excellent :D
What's missing the most is probably sound effects and music.

Good job!

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