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

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One Scene Prison

by nbilyk - Compo Entry

You're stuck in a single scene. Try to get out!

How to play:
- Click on stuff.
- Select an item and then click on more stuff.
- Some items can be combined!

Downloads and Links




tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:49am

Funny puzzle game! I love your graphic style, and the story is amusing. :D

After he broke out the cell, the escape journey has just begun. :P

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:49pm

Fantastic little idea with great execution!

swedishbacon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:53pm

I'm going to be honest, i could not figure it out
seems to work good tho

AntonyBaasan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:53pm

I am stuck. Looks cool. Idea to add: If I saw any changes on my mouse once hover on colliders.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:54pm

Cool puzzle, got stumped on a few parts but figured it out eventually. Delicious toilet wine.

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

I spent ten minutes trying to do something of any significance, you need to give us some idea of what to do.. All i worked out how to do is steal money and pour grape juice in the toilet.....

nbilyk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:12pm

re: AntonyBaasan Yeah, a few things got dropped due to time, mouse cursors and audio. I wanted to have the characters say things that give additional cues.

nbilyk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:14pm

To those getting stuck, I'll try to write up something below the game to give hints without giving anything away.

Reyn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:24pm

Hi, you are the only to play my game to completion thus far. I love point and click adventure games :) an infinite number of light bulbs was the only glitch I could find. The subtle movement of the description text looked good. I hope your story isn't from experience :P

nbilyk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:34pm

Re: Reyn Thanks!
The light bulbs are supposed to be replaced by the janitor, but I didn't have time to animate that. There is a bug there though that lets you take a light bulb from an empty socket. At least it isn't a game breaker :)

Esaucm98 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:10pm

Your game looks very good, cool graphics. I like the idea but i don't know exactly what to do now :P i'm stuck too haha

Blockers says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:45pm

i love this, its really funny. simple idea, good execution :P

Newt_ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:33am

Played it all the way to the end. Great work!

jarry says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:39am

Very nice game, i want a longer version, i loved it !

Warboys says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:04am

Had absolutely no idea what was going on half the time but I did make it to the end! Pretty funny overall, prison security is so lax xD

ssheep says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:51pm

very fun and funny i also love the art style!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Hi there. Had to read the hints, couldn't get out - well unless the soln. is to hit the wall for years... Shame no sounds.

nbilyk says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:51pm

Yeah, the animation (I'm not an artist) took longer than expected so I didn't get to music and sounds. I wanted to do some oral hints by having the characters say stuff at you. If you're able to hit the wall that means you got Robby out, so the bullies should be coming by at this point. I wanted the bullies to be shouting things like, "Cmon! I need it, gimme the Sneeze!"
Hitting the wall with a rock hammer for 40 years was a nod to shawshank redemption, you can beat the game that way, but it's literally a timer for 40 years. Your computer would probably crash before then...

nbilyk says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:22pm

I really appreciate all the feedback! I have been working on a big game, but I'm realizing I need to make more small games in order to get more practice in making intuitive games people enjoy.

DavidErosa says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:54am

Great! I finished the game and to be honest, I enjoyed it :)

ruerob says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:04pm

Nice little game. I've made a prisonbreak!!!

Sublustris says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 6:30am

Nice game.

ShadowStryker says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:55am

Pretty fun, and it kept me interested until finish. Also, I was able to get an infinite amount of light bulbs :p

lxd1 says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 5:17am


Dec 21, 2014 @ 5:57am

The largest thing I would have to suggest in terms of improvement would have to be your logistics. I got through to the end of the game largely by clicking wildly on things, with very little figuring out and thought being put into it. "Escape the Room" genre games are quite open in terms of what you can present to the player as a puzzle to figure out -- they can be anything going from the "realistic" side of the spectrum (like yours) to the "abstract puzzle" side of the spectrum. The logistics have to be solid, though, especially as you move closer to the "abstract" side.

The art actually wasn't too bad in this. I could tell what everything was at a glance, even though I might not've been able to tell what to do with it. The prison wine was pretty straightforward, but something like the syringe in the book made no sense at all until I accidentally clicked on the cellmate. More indication as to what was required from the other inmates beating you up might've been useful, too -- there was a bit of a visual indication (the one inmate drinking something in a bag) but if someone didn't know what that was, and what that related to, I could see them having a hard time figuring it out.

All in all, it was a decent room escape game! :) Good job!

Dec 28, 2014 @ 10:14pm

This is good! Needed tip #1 to proceed, but figured it out afterwards. Very funny animations you got there, well done.

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