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

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One Does Not Simply Walk Into More Doors

by Wertle - Jam Entry

Tiny ghost loves candy. Get the most candy. Arrow keys to move.

Lisa Brown - design and art
Joonas Turner - sound
Adriel Wallick - design and programming

Other stuff (links on the game page)
Floor tiles from plaintextures
Wall tiles from TRaK
Some sounds made by Lisa with bfxr

Music Credits
"Kazoo and Uke Frolic and Feud" by Kara Square
www.thinkrootrecords.com
Licensed Under CC BY-NC 4.0

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness73%
#52Audio(Jam)3.93
#65Fun(Jam)3.81
#75Humor(Jam)3.75
#81Theme(Jam)4.13
#119Mood(Jam)3.69
#128Overall(Jam)3.74
#270Innovation(Jam)3.44
#270Graphics(Jam)3.74

Comments

Germanunkol says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:18pm

I didn`t get more than a few candies! Could you please add WASD as control because my keyboard doesn`t work. But I really like the game!! Great Idea, Great music, great graphics. Everything fits very well. It`s really fun to play!

regisRquoi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:26pm

Fun! My best score was 31! Might play it again after I rated some other games :)

Having to go through the door at least once to get the game started is good, it makes the player understand how the doors work, but it's a bit annoying that you have to do it again everytime after you died.

It wasnt so much intuitive what the guys with the lamp will do if I touched them also, and didn't want to try because it's long to re-do a party (because of what I just said), but anyway I had to touch them at some point^^

Ps: Face's experessions are wertle so much ._. Makes the game even funnier! I specially like the "worried ghost" when you're close to be eaten, he looks so much affraid of dying D:

Ps bis: Kazooooo musiiic :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:47pm

It's good. I love the art and music, the doors concept is nice, and the controls are really pleasing.

T1MGames says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:53pm

I Love the concept of this game! The difficulty escalates quite quickly, but that aside Great job!

qleonetti says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:29pm

Solid gameplay and fun music :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Great game! Very polished entry with no big issues. The little ghost is too cute. The music and sounds are great and very fitting.

Cat says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:51pm

It's bit difficult! Cute concept though. :)

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:37pm

Fun to play, love the music. But the game is difficult... :)

folmerkelly says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:32pm

I was digging this, it's cute as a button and a clever concept. Props

lukz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:19am

Nice game! I love the music!

barryrowe says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:01am

Awesome job. The animations and audio are spot-on! The game feels hectic but not anxiety inducing. The controls are really satisfying, and I feel bad for the little ghost because I suck at not getting chomped.

abdurrahmankh says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:07am

I love how the ghost be afraid when he is about to die :P good fun good art good audio, I love it :)

SilentNight says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:41am

This little game isreally cute. Its really fun to play ad I like how the stage changed every candy. Very well done graphically and musically!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:07am

It's fun! And that background music makes me just want to dance back and forth with the ghost for a while, lol. High score of 9. I think the floaty (lol, ghost jokes) controls makes it harder as it goes on a bit, but that's not necessarily bad.

dlmrky says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:49am

This was fun. Reminded me of some of the Dizzy spin-offs on the ZX Spectrum (Fast Food. Go! Dizzy Go!). Great visuals, sound and controls, what's not to like? :)

Daveloper says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:41am

Great submission, really enjoyed the anxious ghost state when the monster is close!

The doors introduce a nice hectic feeling but never feels to hard to beat.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:47pm

Fun, entertaining and cute. Gets hard quite quickly though.

Pete_H says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:51pm

Loved the audio! Nice strategic element when you start getting multiple doors. My best run was 6 candies. Very fun :)

JJEvil says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:11pm

Great entry. It's fun. Good work!

JavadocMD says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Adorable! You played the theme "straight", but it so solidly influences the gameplay that I had to give that a bonus star. The limited space is used to its full, tension-creating potential!

My only note is that, on my first replay, I sat around longer than I'm willing to admit waiting for Chompy to appear before I realized I needed to go through a door. D'oh!

And for the record: 16 pieces.

Rushout Games says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:32pm

Really nice game and the music was really cool too. The game got really hard really fast but it's cool since it explained everything you need to know at the very beggining. Loved the sound effects. Great job!

jellyislovely says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:56pm

You really nailed the animation and feel of the game. The music and gameplay all merge brilliantly. Good level of difficulty as well.

codeapparat says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:08am

Lovely art and music and a challenging yet fun gameplay mechanic. What else could you wish for? :)

Rodaja says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:11am

Sometimes I felt like I couldn't really scape the gift-wrapped crab claw thingy, but it might be just that I'm really bad at running away from stuff.

Lovely characters and music, I just wish the ghost would dance at the start and then I'd never actually get to play.

It's very nice overall, great job!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:16am

This was adorable! Nice audio, too. Great job (:

aquisenberry says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:25pm

Awesome game, I really enjoyed playing it. Sound sets the environment quite well.

Cake&Code says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:53pm

Dang, only managed to get 17! Pretty fun game, easy to learn, and it was a challenge. In a pinch it was impossible to know which door would lead where and you just had to risk it or get eaten, enjoyed this a lot! :)

gladers says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:23pm

Awesome game. Graphics and music are adorable. Great job all round! :)

alvarop says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:38am

We got a reverse-pacman situation going on here. Nice game.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:49am

Cute and unexpectedly difficult!

The first few times I walked through the doors, I didn't think much of it...but then there were a TON of doors and I walked through one...only to come out right next to it, still very much in danger. They're linked together in pairs!

Very smart little gimmick that makes for some interesting scenarios. Love the music, too. Great work all around. :D

Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:52am

Oh, and my best is 22.

Lynx says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:03am

So charming and simple! I adore the visuals and whole concept!

Jupitron says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:48pm

Simple game but really fun! Cool music and overall style fits everything together just nicely.

flyingbear says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:41am

The level of charm on this game is off the charts! The combo of audio/visuals just put a huge smile on my face while I was playing. Great job!

BCSGame says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:38pm

I feel like this game was based on the fact that pacman is a sociopathic jerk. I liked everything but the Kazoo lol.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:53pm

Haha, I loved the music and the little ghost's expressions!
And that name.. <3
-Kitty

PIXEL^3 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 8:35am

I loved the tutorial here. Really eases the player into the mechanics. There was a problem with it though after I got into the game proper. It was tedious. I was dying a decent amount and when you get to the end game your strategy is 'go into closets door and hope you end up in a good spot' and it's hard to do that when you only have 4-6 doors which was tripping me up and making me spend more time then needed in them. Maybe have the game check if the players highscore is greater than the number of tutorial candies?

Despite that the game itself is pretty fun and I could see people playing it when they have a little downtime from work and the like.

-AlucardX60

tigerbyte says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:30pm

Great jam project! Terrific art style, as always, Wertle! Great concept, too. Took me a minute to figure out the doors were matched. Love the music. Difficulty was a bit high for me, but I might just suck at video games.

dusho says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 7:09pm

really nice art and music !

Linear says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 6:49pm

This was simple, but really enjoyable. I really had a fun time playing around, something that's hard to say about most LD games.

sebasRez says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 7:11pm

Cool, easy to get a grasp of which is good. It becomes a bit of trial to see which doors go where since they are always changing. I Think its funny that the monster somewhat resembles pac-man making this a reverse tale of the classic game.

CoderDozer says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 7:48pm

Real entertaining with nice characters and great animation and audio. Nice job.

Dec 19, 2014 @ 11:05pm

This game is a work of art! Amazing!

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:06am

Very cute! The animation and music are great, and the gameplay is pretty fun. (Although I really DID just walk into more doors...)

CScribes says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 9:18pm

One of my favorite games of this jam thus far :D Love everything about it but, the music was a little irritating after a while. Thanks for sharing!

vidarn says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 10:26pm

Great game! The cute animations and the sound really made it feel polished and nice.
I also love how you introduce the concepts of the game in a very intuitive way.

rojo says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 10:46pm

Loved the overall feel of the game! The animations were great, and in particular the state change when the candy monster was hot on your trail was a nice touch. Music fit pretty well, too. Good job!

pht59x says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:45pm

Quite a pleasant game in all respects

seraphki says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:18am

Cuuute =D

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