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

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Waiting Simulator *aka. Snowman Roll*

by tyty5949 - Compo Entry

Waiting Simulator is really just a game about a guy waiting. Oh, and he plays another game called Snowman Roll on his "single" phone screen. You are really just playing The Entire Game on One cell phone Screen. It is a pretty basic and short game when you get down to it, but I was only able to spend about 12 hours total on it. I'm still pretty happy with the way I was able to pull it off.

Controls: Flick the mouse up and down WHILE HOLDING THE LEFT MOUSE BUTTON to move the character up and down. Press the escape key to pause during the game.

NOTE: This game does require a few gigs of free RAM. It loads really, really uncompressed video in. I apologize but if it keeps crashing, there is nothing I can do at the time being.

If the running the .jar file does not work then run the "DEBUG" file. If the debug file still does not work then run the "RUN IF DEBUG DOES NOT WORK" file. (Only for windows)

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MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:05am

Innovative use of the theme! It did crash a few times, but I stuck with it until I was able to play it. Clever!

fachexot says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:13am

OMG dat 500 MB download :) But I really want to play this, so I am patient.

dsilvers says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:53am

Having trouble getting this to run but I really want to check it out! Tried running the Batch file but that didn't do anything to help. Here's what I get:

F:\Games\LudumDare 31>java -jar "Waiting Sim..jar"
java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/blockydigital/Main : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
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at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.launcher.LauncherHelper.checkAndLoadMain(Unknown Source)
Exception in thread "main"

F:\Games\LudumDare 31>PAUSE
Press any key to continue . . .

tyty5949 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:27am

If anyone else gets the UnsupportedClassError Exception UPDATE to Java 8... It is required to run the game.

wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:34am

Pretty fun game!!!

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:22pm

Can't get this to run. Debug file doesnt recognise "java" as a command and the JAR wont run. :(

tyty5949 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:47pm

It anyone else gets the 'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Either install Java 8 64bit or run the 32bit batch file included in the zip download of the game.

fachexot says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:01am

Yeah I got it! I wished there was such a nice intro when I win as it was when I started the game haha :D Game worked fine on OS X 10.10.1. I made it into the goal at 3rd approach. Needed to raise mouse sensitivity. Nice game ;)

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:31pm

Ok, I am a step further.. I uninstalled and re-installed Java and I can now get it to start!... but after the loading bar, the window closes and nothing happens. Sorry for all the problems! :/

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:35pm


DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:30am

Lol, besides the stupidly large uncompressed video, this was actually quite amusing. Lack of quality gameplay, but hey, it's a waiting simulator after all. This is also exactly the kind of game people would play while waiting, lol.

Wish you had more different videos of you saying random crap :D

Don't tell me you purposely left the video uncompressed so that we would have to wait longer for the download and the game startup. SO META

benmcnelly says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 3:08am

Need latest version of Java to run, good game and not what I expected lol.

01rafael says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 1:07am

Is it a joke? 500Mb!
Nice game, not bad use of theme

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