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

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Eggogatchi

by sebasRez - Jam Entry

A candybox meets Tamagotchi style game with one screen to take care of your new little eggogatchi!

Designed by @sebasrez
Music by @americanalvarez

Left and Right to move.
Space to Enter
M to Mute

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Ratings

Coolness56%
#86Humor(Jam)3.67
#225Overall(Jam)3.56
#253Theme(Jam)3.83
#291Graphics(Jam)3.71
#330Audio(Jam)3.15
#363Mood(Jam)3.24
#371Fun(Jam)3.23
#717Innovation(Jam)2.72

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:35am

The game is interesting although not very innovative (quite typical electrical pet game). It is a bit weird to have the happy theme background music when you are killed and "fu*k" appear on screen saying your eggs are gone, and personally I don't really appreciate using that kind of word in a game like this... the graphic is very nice, btw!

FerraWare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:54am

Really love the art! Got killed in my first fight though :(

Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:08am

Pretty cute, nice job!

Liam :D says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:01pm

I love how the facial expression changes as you train.

Maxw3ll says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:45pm

I like the idle aspect of it, but the intro was a little weak. I had to wait a little while to understand what the payoff was going to be.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:47pm

very interesting, it feels like a real tamagochi

Taldius says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:47pm

God damnit! My eggs! :(
Anyway, it's a really good game, good job, lot of fun! :D

Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:55pm

Love the art and music! The F-bomb might have made me chuckle if I hadn't read the comments before playing, but yeah, I wish there was a bit more dissonance going on. The fighting aspects help, but I'd find the game more humorous if there was more of that "I'm playing this children's toy and wait what did it just say" feel to it.

uvwar says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:28pm

A little slow but otherwise pretty fun!

Louisload says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:42pm

interesting concept, trying to turn an innocent game into a more hardcore thing without losing the cuteness, à la evangelion :D
it is a bit slow tho, and I was confused at first about what the eggs were for, but besides that you grasped the concept quite well!

ruerob says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:20am

A journey into my childhood. A big thank you from me. Really. I love your entry!

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:55am

Cute! And it's fun to play too! :) the game feels to slow sometimes given the small number of choices, but I like it.

mathmadlen says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:56am

Reminds me, in some way, of Candybox. Loved the animations, nice work!

rabbit says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:15pm

You might want to post a link to the webplayer offsite. It doesn't fit the whole thing on this page without scroll bars.

I wish there was more to do from the start instead of having to wait for options to become available.

Nice music and sound, and its all charming.

yosh says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:45pm

It's cute and fun... loved it! I wish there was a way to speed up the egg collection process... (or if there's one, maybe sooner?).
Good job!

dekkuran says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:53pm

FUCK.

FergusonTV says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:15pm

Lacks of an acceleration mechanic for an "unboxing game", the player needs to have something to do while he is waiting or you won't get any retention.
Take candy box as an exemple : even if you had to wait to get an upgrade or something, you could farm the levels you knew you pass easily.
Here you just have to wait... and eventually you get bored because you have to wait longer and longer to get a reward.
Nice game nonetheless :)

akaPhil says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:25pm

Love it! I love idle games and pet games and while this is very simple, its also very fun and easy to understand. I can see myself keeping this on in the background while i try other games.

the-arrival says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:56pm

Great Game!!!

klianc09 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:21pm

First game that made me laugh out loud, good work!
Gameplay wise I think it was rather boring. It turned out better once I took it as that what it was (an idle game) and instead of actively waiting I just left it open in the background for a while. Then I ate all my thousand something eggs, waited again, and then I bought everything and I was a little disheartened when it suddenly ended.

Ellian says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:26pm

Spending 50 eggs to enter the arena to "only" win 40 back is a bit weird, but appart from that... WOAH I wasn't expecting that!
Awesome twist and rather well made game. Really interesting take on the theme, too!

Ithildin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:36pm

Cute and interesting take on the theme. I like how, as in Candy Box, suddenly the game "opens" in an unexpected way. It could be worth to develop it further. Nice job!

Tuba says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:18am

Well.. that was unexpected.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:23am

Hmmm... You know, everything you've put into this is really solid across the board. I remember playing those old Tamagotchi games back when I was in elementary school, and they look and sound JUST like this. Cute twist, etc.... I think the main thing to change, if anything, would be that though it IS an idle game and is therefore going to play like one, the player still needs some kind of choice to figure out which of their options would be best. Right now, because it's so clear what to do, it gives us a very linear game with no risk to it. So, if you add some way to generate eggs, or some other kind of thing, I think that would help a lot with the balance and the playability.

Thank you for the game! I really like your "challenger" designs :>

LukuluK says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:41am

Very funny game ! And I didn't know Waiting/Unboxing Games style before ! Thank you for the information :)

Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:05am

You've definitely captured the feeling of a tamogotchi. Also the beaten up look after losing fights was a funny surprise.

Mechamew says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 5:33pm

Phenomenal entry.

Brilliant take on theme. Wonderful twist and turns - I was geniunely surprised by how stuff played out. Brilliant humour - it's hard for a game to make me laugh out loud, but this one did.

I should mention: it is a wonderfully weird to have the happy theme background music when you are killed and "fu*k" appears on screen saying your eggs are gone, and personally I REALLY appreciate using that kind of word in a game like this! Such lols!

First appearance of Eyepatch guy - such lols!

Second appearance of Eyepatch Guy - such lols!

Loved the art for him too. Hell, I loved every bit of art and animation. Lovely song and spot of sound design. Great bits of writing.

In short: my highest rated entry this Ludum Dare and my personal favourite.

I hope to see more from you in the future sebasRez!

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