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

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Dark Ages Light Meal

by FistBumpGames - Jam Entry

Dark Ages Light Meal

Welcome to the dark ages tavern - step into the role of the portly cook and refresh your patrons.


W,A,S,D - move
Space - interaction
LMB - select item


Move to the food preperation stations and press space to interact:

Pour beer by holding space until the bar reaches the target space.
Prepare stew by pressing space and pressing space again when the cursor enters the target space.
Barbecue meat by pressing space to place it and pressing space again to take it out of the pan - be careful, sometimes you have to turn the meat before it is ready!

Serving the patrons:

Press LMB on the prepared food or drink and LMB on the patron that ordered the respective item - he will then begin eating.


Thanks for the praise on the graphics, I appreciate it!

Downloads and Links




Samm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:25am

Seems to be some issues with the performance and overall gameplay and resolution, the goal is also unclear.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:08pm

It took me a while to figure out how to do things. I think my favorite thing to do was pour our a literal pile of beers and watch them tip over!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:41am

Good job with the graphics. Made some chicken and bought some stuff. But since there was nothing explaining how to control it or what I was supposed to do I gave up pretty quickly :/

Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:19am

I guess you might need to put an instruction in game or here in description; I found that I may buy beer and then make a cup of beer, but I have no idea how I should give them to the customers.

paperweight says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:05pm

Super easy to break this unfortunately, AI + Collision = bad time. Shame because it's an awesome idea and some nice graphics!

Elrobo says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:58pm

This really needed an explanation of how to play/interact. I wandered my kitchen, made/bought some stuff, but had no idea how to get it to patrons, they didn't come to me, I couldn't get to them, I couldn't pick up things, clicking them changed color but I was unable to drag them or do anything with them.

rzuf says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:21pm

Graphics are pretty, but the gameplay is incomprehensible. :D

Team Buttface says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:28pm

The game looks great, but it does a bad job of visually explaining what to do. Also sometimes I couldn't click on the customers, and there are several game breaking bugs, like when I tried to make soup, beers started jumping out of the keg :D.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:58pm


ynots says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:30pm


Crowbeak says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:16pm

There are some performance issues and what you're supposed to do is difficult to figure out, but this is a good start.

t4u says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 1:35pm

Gameplay doesn't work for me. I cant serve the customers even if I want to. Poor beerless souls:(

friken says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:40pm

tried to give a customer food/beer but they don't take it

Dunric says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 7:36pm

That was very uhhh INTERESTING yeah that's the word. I didn't have a very much of an idea of what I was doing but it was good.

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