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

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by AmyDee - Compo Entry

Let your feelings out and see what happens. Take your time. You'll probably get as much out of it as you put into it.

Things will happen besides typing.

The game is based on experiences I had as a kid, hiding away on the computer in a rough home.

Right click to go fullscreen.

[NOTE: Some players have found a bug where the game doesn't advance past typing. If you don't get any dialog after ~3-4 minutes, please leave a comment mentioning what platform (web/desktop), browser, OS, etc you were using so I can nail down the problem. Thanks!]


Hint: (minor spoiler)

There are two endings.

Downloads and Links




ViKing Games says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:26am

The audio was great, and the mood was fantastic, being able to look around with the mouse was a nice touch. It took a while to get to the dialogue, and I'm not entirely sure if that's good or bad.

One last thing: If you quickly open and close the privacy screen before the door opens, you can keep the text screen open without the privacy. Needless to say, this can cause some amusing antics:

AmyDee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:28am

Haha that is amazing :D Thank you for playing!

laxeot says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:42am

Hahah I love the War Games reference!

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

I found a SMALL glitch that doesn't even matter because the game is so awesome, but I'm not sure if you wanna fix it or not.

AmyDee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:00pm

Thanks laxeot, I did a lot of last-minute coding to try and get the text input clean, it could still use work!

XenosNS says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:18am

Enjoyed that. Reminds me of diary program I wrote myself for my TRS-80 years ago.

AmyDee says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:48am

Ah the TRS-80! So many memories!

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:09am

I looked around and ran it for for about 5 minutes real time typing some random stuff and nothing did not seen anything but the screen I was typing on and the privacy screen. how long before something happens?

foolmoron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:10am

The old school screen effect is amazing. Definitely not a fan of waiting around for dialog though.

AmyDee says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:15am

liquidmedia, it should be just typing for about 3 minutes. If it went beyond that there was a bug. What version were you running?

Lissar says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:18am

I actually teared up a bit at the end! And I didn't really have anything to confess. (I tried thinking of something personal I could write, but there was nothing, alas.)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:47pm

Deep man. Wish there was a little more.

It's not clear at the beginning what you're meant to be doing, I was trying to open the files on C drive for ages lol.

MjSpeCter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:57pm

Great game. Would love to see more dialogue but I love the silence and feel of the game. Great entry! cx

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:04am

After 5 ingame Minutes I had to quit as nothing happened... Web Version.

Blobby101 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:16am

Amazing. I don't really want to comment on it technically because it doesn't really seem... relevant I guess.
Really quite moving, though I didn't have anything especially personal to write, so it ended with Mum getting teary and giving me a hug after seeing the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody on the screen xD

AmyDee says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:51am

@rodobodolfo, what OS and browser were you using?

AmyDee says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:52am

@lissar, aaronjbaptiste, MjSpeCter, Blobby101, thank you so much! Glad people have been moved and/or found humor in it, either way that's pretty awesome.

whilefun says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:54am

Very interesting entry. The typing and darkness were really effective. Great interpretation of the theme.

Rnd says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:14am

I dont get it how to play it haha...

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:22am

Nice idea and good mood. For fast typists it seems to drop letters, and takes a VERY long time for anything to happen. A few minutes are ages when you've typed up a novel or three in the meantime!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:26pm

Hi there. Like the look and feel, the background noise, the typing noises. Nice greenscreen simulation. Conversation happened with mom outside door at about 4 minutes in, but nothing else after a further 3... stopped then.

AmyDee says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:15am

mrexcessive, if you're up for trying it again, remember to use the privacy screen (TAB)

Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:11am

This was excellent. It struck a cord in me since this I put myself in that child's position, and connecting it with my real-life experiences with my parents. The game really puts the player in that moment. Great game!

Norgg says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:45pm

Awww, nice. I so wanted to run those taunting files in the privacy screen, or to save the confession somewhere. First time through I made up a confession which was pretty over the top, so there was just so, so much slightly creepy awkward guilt.

Simon says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:07pm

This was a really interesting experience. Well done I love this kind of weird game :)

AmyDee says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:57am

Thank you all for the comments! Really appreciate your insight and experiences playing.

efux says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 3:29pm

Nice atmosphere. I expected a little bit more of the reaction of the mother, but great mood overall!

Ace says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:19pm

I love the concept in play here, the atmosphere is great and the mood really turned out fantastic.
Beautiful use of the theme I think.

AmyDee says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 4:20am

Thanks everyone who voted for getting me in the top 15 for mood, and for the fantastic feedback!

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Jul 24, 2017 @ 4:42pm

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