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

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An Adventure on My Screen

by Erhune - Compo Entry

An entire game on one screen? Then welcome to my apartment in Tokyo, Japan, where "An Adventure on My Screen" is running... well... on my screen.

Can't make it there? Too bad for you.
...wait, come back! Here is what I'll do: I'll film my screen and stream it on Twitch, so for the next weeks you can actually play the game! I know, I know, I'm fantastic!

And don't worry, I've also hooked up the game controls to the Twitch chat, so you can actually *play* it. Just bear with the lag, m'kay?

Basic commands are described on the Twitch channel description, be sure to read it too! If you are impatient, you can start by GOING TO THE LAKE, kill some bugs and when you have collected 200 Gold you can GO TO THE SMITH to BUY A KNIFE.

Oh... And also be nice to the other players. It can get cramped with everyone on my screen, so I've limited to game to 32 simultaneous players. If you don't appear in the game, just wait, you'll be queued in the world when someone leaves!

Changes:
8 dec 2014: added some immediate feedback on the Twitch chat to compensate for the ~20s delay between commands and visual feedback
21 dec 2014: fixed a minor bug where the HP of your character would be incorrectly restored if you log back after a game restart
9 jan 2014: the game is no longer playable on Twitch (I need to get my work monitor back ^^')
12 jan 2014: added a offline build of the game to this page

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Theme4.77
Innovation4.64
Coolness54%
#52Humor3.73
#73Overall3.82
#118Mood3.55
#535Fun3.10
#645Graphics2.95
#877Audio1.94

Comments

Croze says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:23am

This gets 5/5 for every category but audio and graphics, obviously. This is really freaking awesome

chaosed0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:29am

I'll admit, I couldn't put up with the lag and the screen flicker, but it's very cool.

Ozcr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:43am

A really cool concept, although the delay was somewhat discouraging.

Erhune says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:43am

Croze > Thanks ^^

chaosed0> Yeah I wish I could have much less delay, but not much I can do unfortunately... :(

MrPhil says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:41am

Impressive! It was a let down that nothing happened after the Boss Battle :(

Erhune says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:50am

MrPhil > I'm actually quite impressed you got to beat the boss!

Paprika says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:37pm

Awesome idea!!! Anyone can play game on the same screen by typing command in chat even from a mobile phone. Well, Twitch has lag. But what if it was on the big public screen at game convention or something? I see so much potential on this idea. Cool stuff!!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:51am

Really unique idea using Twitch!

mrspeaker says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:25am

+1'd for the textbook camera stand. +4'd for the awesome game & concept.

Azlen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:15am

Great idea, the delay is hard though

panda says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:25am

This is AMAZING! It needs to get 10/5 for the theme.

Phyyl says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:53am

Best intergration of the theme EVAR. This game is so nice, I litterally am sitting on the edge of my seat. Very nicely done, hope to see more from you!

Ossi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:06am

So I just spent about 45minutes on this game farming up and vanquishing the boss with my friends and others that joined in. It's so good. The concept, the execution and the entire experience is super great. The only thing I can say against this is the latency, but that is obviously unavoidable. Either way Erhune, I always love the multiplayer elements in your Ludum Dare games, they're so well done and I've never seen them made in such short amounts of time. Overall great and very innovative! Excellent work!

Simon says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:38pm

This is an awesome concept :)

RHY3756547 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:33pm

Avid player of Twitch Plays Pokemon here, you nailed it with this! ;) I spent much longer playing than I would have liked to, but I had fun. Great use of the theme, well balanced gameplay (apart from Armageddon :P) and impressive twitch stream setup.

theomg says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:05am

Really creative, very cool.

Murchurl says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:31am

I must say this I a pretty cool interpretation of the theme it's a really cool idea. lag kinda wrecks it though, other than that this is a really interesting entry!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:08pm

Hi there. Not rated yet.
Nice idea. Was OFFLINE on 10Dec at 19:07 GMT.

metalchouchen says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:35am

Hello, that really cool. I also make game playable on Twitch at the last Ludum Dare :) I love the concept of "Twitch play something". Congrats!

allurious says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:01am

Really interesting interpretation of theme! Let down by the lag you have when streaming (unavoidable) but an interesting take. (:

nokusu says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:12am

Quite innovative concept, a bit laggy yet fun, nice work :)

egos says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:25am

good idea. remember the pokemon on twitch tv

Kabukky says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:28pm

Very impressive and innovative. It also reminds me of twitch pokemon.
This is probably the best interpretation of the theme I've seen. I mean, it takes all places on ONE screen (yours!). Again, really creative.

sorlok says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Points for innovation! Interesting concept; really clever take on the theme.

Mach60KAS says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:27am

Holy wow, this is an incredible interpretation of the theme! As a fan of TPP, I really love what you've done for this dare! The balancing is a little funny (1000 gold for armor, yeesh) but apart from that I loved it. Fantastic work! (Also caught the GoT reference with the Innkeep, I think).

PIXEL^3 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:59am

Good stuff. I got 4 of us in there at one time and had a blast with it. Sometimes when we went to the smith though we were just outside his range and couldn't sell things.

Also I kinda wish you designed around the delay better since you're bound to be very aware of it. For example make the combat slower or some such.

-AlucardX60

Teesquared says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:18am

Taking a simple MMO and putting it on Twitch was a really interesting idea. I played alone though and I couldn't get enough gold to buy a knife and kept dying. But I can see how it would be fun with friends.

wilbefast says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 6:55pm

Hehehehehe =D

Well there has been 'Twitch Plays' so not a brand-new idea. It does fit perfectly with the theme though, I'm surprised nobody else thought of doing something like this! At least not amongst those whose games I played. Good job, very clever :)

01rafael says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:40pm

Graphics is fancy! I like it!

NicePenguins says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:20pm

Ahah that's genius xD !

joekinley says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 7:41am

Brilliant idea. I'm trying to hack it right now. Awesome. Great. Love it. Good job Mr.

MintArcade says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 2:09am

Very creative, I had a blast. Thank you for very original game.

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