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

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EXPERIMENT#532

by Pete_H - Compo Entry

4 people wake up in a room. The door is locked. A voice crackles over the loudspeaker.

Can you escape?

Controls:
Tab to cycle through characters.
Click anywhere within the room and the character will move there.
All interactions take place in the right hand window (smallest one). If a character is close to an object and can interact with it you will be presented with the interaction option in this window in a green text.

Twitter: @PeterHarries

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#177Humor3.19
#227Theme3.89
#360Overall3.39
#371Mood3.14
#372Innovation3.38
#424Fun3.22
#799Graphics2.71

Comments

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:31am

Really enjoyed this! Took me two goes but I got it! Made the call at 3 hours the first time. a nice idea and well executed

SirJavaGaming says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Web version is just a black screen (Windows 7, Firefox 33)

daviosmash says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Took a while to get used to, mostly because I was kind of dense about grasping the concept - still played well. I would have liked a bit more ambiance to increase the mood and style, but good overall.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:34pm

nice concept, very funny puzzle

berkano says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:46pm

Very creative and fun to play! Took me a few goes but was not prepared to give up, got me hooked. Nice job!

Pete_H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:29pm

@SirJavaGaming - Thanks, I'll have to test with FireFox and see what I come up with.
@Daviosmash - 100% agree!

@Everyone else - Thanks :D

skyr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Fun game, took me 2 tries. It was a little easy after the call, but i liked the incident near the end. (I don't want to spoil for the others)

AinaSG says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:36pm

Ricky exited the room wihout any trouble and the others did not? :/

Nice idea, a litle complicated to contol, will play again to try to beat it! Thanks for the game!

I loved how the characters moved diferent depending of their roles

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:44pm

nice! funny and entertaining. like the variation between characters. wish it was longer.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:47pm

I liked it, except I couldn't beat it, I couldn't shred the wires with Chris

flatgub says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:01am

Very interesting!
Well done.

MaddeStudios says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:57am

I quite enjoyed that! Took me two goes (one for finding out what to do, the other to win it), but I still killed Chris. Oh, well. Very fun.

wilbefast says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Lol - yeah I ended up just going for the 'use everything on everything' approach and it worked :P Managed on my second try. Nice little adventure game though the solution wasn't really intuitive enough to figure out by thinking it through. The character bios might have provided some insight (weak stomach, tall, etc) but can you get at them in the game? I didn't see.

Maybe if the guy on the phone didn't tell you exactly what to do, and only explained that you needed to get the knife from the top of the shelf and make a fire at a certain time? Then you could figure out the rest yourself. It'd be more interesting than just following orders.

Marcellus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:49pm

freed all 4 characters, had to restart about 5 times to try every possibilities i could find, had fun. good entry !

Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:11am

Love the commentary! I Included it in part 4 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/Kdfz6b6_ebE

Pete_H says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:29am

@wilbefast Thanks for the feedback, yeh some great points, I was going to tgry and get more interactions in and clues as to what to do in each move but didn't manage it :( (all those items with no interactions!)

Thanks for playing all!

dunin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:27pm

a little nice story. But why use this "tab" system? A simple point n click would be ok (click on the protrait...). As we use the mouse I don't understand why add keyboard control (or make keyboard only like Grim Fandango...)

Pete_H says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:54pm

^ good point, I did consider adding a click to change character but got distracted by other stuff! lol

TriSquare says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:39am

this was the first game that i had completed and actually enjoyed the ending props !

Pete_H says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:43am

@TriSquare, Yey! Thanks :D That really means a lot!!!

planetdothead says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:07am

Great stuff :D perfect for the theme and pretty funny especially if you dial the wrong number!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:14pm

Hi there. TAB key for cycling characters did not work on Web version (Chrome/W8.1). Not rated yet.

Alex Rose says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:49pm

I messed this up a bit. I had Ricky at the door to prop it open, but I clicked "kick it open" and he left and the others all died. Then I killed Chris. Alas.

Fun idea, and well executed. Nice one.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:19pm

Awesome game! I highly suspect Meredith of being in on all of this though, something in her eyes... Great work!

hissssssssss says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:37pm

Pretty neat! Small bug: If the lights are off when you die and then you restart the game, the lights are still off.

Pete_H says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:44pm

Thanks! @TatstesLikeFuture, dial 666 with Meredith ;)
@Hisssssssss Nice spot, thanks! That was originally going to be smoke haha

PapyPilgrim says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:00pm

I got stuck after using the phone (whitout the number): I couldn't control anything, so I had to restart

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