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

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Banana TV

by NPException - Jam Entry

Welcome to Banana TV!
The game is your chance to ruin the lifes of children! :D

You are a small gnome, were put inside a TV and are now responsible for the shows the family is watching.
Depending on what you choose to show, the family members might be delighted, scared or just bored.

It's up to you!

== EDIT ==
1) Various fixes for a bug that made the game unplayable on integrated graphics cards.

2) Added Post Jam version links


Downloads and Links




SirRicecake says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:45am

Unfortunately couldn't start this on my Mac (10.9.5). It said : "You can't open the application '' because it may be damaged or incomplete." I tried to download and run it twice.

NPException says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:52am

@SirRicecake: I'm sorry for that! Did it spit out any additional information?

indie4fun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:28pm

I liked it! The idea is really original. I liked to scare the people.

nuno says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:29pm

funny concept! hi-five from another Löver :D

StMatn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:37pm

Unfortunately i was unable to start the game. The description looks awesome, so I was a bit disapointed, that the game didn't start for me :(

I'm running Windown 7 Professional 64bit
Hope the error message is of value:

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:52pm

Very nice!!!

NPException says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:47pm

@StMatn: thanks for the picture! I believe that is a problem that depends on your graphics card. Some cards do not support textures that have either width or height not being a power of 2.
I'l look into fixing this.

NPException says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:20pm

@StMatn: The issue should be fixed now. You could try again :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:50pm

It fits the theme pretty well and has a nice graphic style. Good job!

StMatn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:46pm

Thank you very much for contacting me back :)

The game said my OpelGL implementation wasn't supported. Since you said, it could be an issue with the graphics card, I tried to force th use of my nVidia card (internal intel processor was standard) and it finally started :)

The game is really cool! I wasn't disapointed at all. The graphics look really nice. The screen image for porn is nice :P The sounds are really fitting at all.
If I had to criticise a thing, I would say, that the game gets a little repetitive after some time. Maybe a fixed amount of rounds or a harder loosing condition would fix that.

All in all it's a really great game!
Nice work!

My scores were 429 on scare and 323 delighted :)

DevWouter says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:14pm

Liked to idea, although I was disappointed that I didn't see a gnome. With some polish this could definitely be a good game.

BlueTheLemon says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:24pm

Really original ! It's a shame it doesnt have some win condition.

But other then that, good mood, nice graphics, not much sounds but just enought ! Good job !

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:32pm

I'd like the concept and the style! I laughed when I showed tits and after realized it was dad and his daughter and she was scared

floorman says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:04pm

I like this game, nice idea. I like how I've got to sort of guess who's gonna be watching the next thing on TV. Very cool. =)

Yeah, I like it. =)

Louisload says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:13pm

a creative idea, very fun to play.

Sharky says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:35pm

On windows verison I got error right at launching it

TehSkull says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:32am

There is a good concept here, but holy crap this game lasts forever. It takes a lonnnng time to get to 150 of a category you're not trying for. Super good art. Needs music, some animations for the TV screen, and needs to be rid of that annoying countdown effect. Do that, and you've got a great game ready for a website like Kongregate.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:26pm

Nice to see fellow Löve-developers making another interesting and well made game! Good job!

Gungnir says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:30pm

Wow, this game is very similar to our entry, you should check it out.

I liked the weird vibe of this one, the sort of surreal art. It got me to chuckle a couple of times.


Gungnir says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:39pm

Naturally we'd agree it's a great interpretation of theme :) I think you took the gameplay a step or two further than we managed though, and it's more fun as a result. I grasped the symbols really quickly, though some objects were initially hard to identify.

Sharky says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:06pm

Still not working :( theres a screen shot of the error

BretHudson says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:09pm

Not only did I really enjoy this game, I think it'd be really fun to make a real Banana TV that consists of 1-5 minute shorts and you'd be able to watch their reactions. Really hoping this places!

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

Very original concept. Although at times it felt a bit "too random" because you don't know who's watching your TV rather if its lil kids or males or females etc, or even if you were at all times inside the same house(If you were that's a big family) and I figured maybe if you add mood bar simular to a HP bar that changed over time, and maybe like them requesting some kind of show like the sims do? Anyways I had fun:) it was enjoyable

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:37am

Almost there, great concept but the execution was a bit lacking xD

aidinviper says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:56am

XD nice

Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:50pm

Neat concept. Pretty unique. I enjoyed figuring out what to play depending on the clues, nice job!

Wampus says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:04am

Refreshingly different ideas here. Liked it a lot. I sucked at scaring people but delighting people turned out to be my thing. Good going.

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:15am

Pretty darn innovative. The game would catch me in a loop, getting different people than I expected (programmer's art!) and having reactions that caught me off-guard. May have been nice to either limit your program choices, and/or limit the time they have to select a program.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:25am

Took some time to work out how to maximise my score effectively but great concept and nice interpretation of the theme.

Joror says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:32pm

Fun puzzling- sometimes a bit finicky on the physics though. :)

TheCams says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:44pm

I like the idea :)

Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:15pm

Overall the game has a nice idea. However it takes really long, so I really only tried out one mood. It could also be fun if you had different goals for different people in the house hold. For example you try to haunt the mother, but please her children...

Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:44pm

Interesting idea and creative approach.... and a scary style :D

ohsqueezy says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:46pm

I love the reactions. Especially how horrified the baby is of pornography.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:33am

Neat idea and it was really fun. Good work.

elvaq says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 7:45pm

Pretty funny and really original! I was a bit confused at first because I didn't read your instructions here but it wasn't actually too difficult to figure out just based off the graphics.
Gotta show the sexy and scary stuff to the baby!!

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 1:17am

Nice game! a bit too long to finish though

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