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

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Neighboring

by psychonull - Jam Entry

This is our attempt at an apartment-neighbours survival game.

Every person in each apartment has different interests, and some of them may interfere with others. Try to keep everyone in the neighborhood healthy... while you can.

We initially planned lots of interactions and features but had to leave some stuff out because of the lack of time.

Controls: Point and Click

Tools used:
A JavaScript lib we are making (the jam was great for testing :) ): https://github.com/psychonull/pac
Art: A mix of photoshop, gimp and piskel
Sound: LMMS, except crying baby from http://www.soundjay.com/baby-crying-sound-effect.html

Stay neigh-boring!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#95Theme(Jam)4.09
#174Innovation(Jam)3.63
#199Humor(Jam)3.25
#315Overall(Jam)3.42
#344Graphics(Jam)3.61
#363Mood(Jam)3.24
#449Audio(Jam)2.85
#607Fun(Jam)2.91

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:56am

Super fun! I like that everything depends on each other. Fun! -Kintinue

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:11am

Certainly interesting...

digibody says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:11am

Fun like a doll house, lasted only 89 seconds before the sims bailed on me.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:12am

I like the idea of trying to have to balance everything. Very satisfying and tense to keep everybody happy for long periods of time

stvr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:12am

Man, that baby is just NOT happy!

jackrugile says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:14am

Haha, I died laughing when I saw Mind: Insane, Body: Wrecked. Can't believe you made this in a weekend, very well done.

SarahFrisk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:16am

Man, I cannot keep these people happy. Interesting concept though, and great job with the pixel art.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:10pm

Good concept, became quite stressful to manage them all. Fits the theme really nicely. I like the cross-section view and the graphics are really nice

Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:12pm

We learn a good life lesson in this game, keeping people happy is hard :P

aidinviper says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:25pm

nice work .

rottenmage says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:44pm

Wow this game is hard! It's an interesting concept, and I think it's worth exploring further. Good job!

Milktoast says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:07am

Darn that cursed crying baby to heck!! This is a good start. Are you planning to do a post-compo version?

Murchurl says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:07am

Cool concept! great job

insane66 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:08am

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PapaCheech says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:31am

Lasted 103s. Cool concept! That baby is too real though!

Jaloko says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:13am

Cool game, nice use of the theme.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:56pm

Really cool idea. It's almost more fun to see everything fall apart but that just might be me lol. Nice work.

oscarabraham says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:20pm

This really fun and really funny. Congratulations.

vinull says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:21am

Interesting concept, but I couldn't really work out what raised the stats - seemed like everything went down no matter what. I loved the sounds and the graphics are pretty good too.

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:08pm

Super cool. I want to play this in a bigger, expanded form. Please keep developing it!

freaknarf says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:16pm

Great!That was funny, the family know they're disaster as parents and i like sound sample when everyone gets crazy. The animation quite reminds me some old lucas art in a way... Good! but if this stupid baby would die in a way it would be better

hoyt hoy says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:59pm

Can win this game?
Good idea, nice use of the theme.
Pretty hard, easy to play ^^
Good work!

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:47pm

Huh, not sure what to think. I like time management games but this one doesn't really grab me for some reason. Maybe because there are no meaningful event chains you can set up? Nice entry tho :)

Sundry says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:48am

Interesting concept

Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Grandma Dorothy went insane :(

mrspeaker says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:06pm

I love the idea, need some more interactions though. I hope you guys keep working on it post-compo! Graphics and animations are excellent, and great take on the theme.

dunin says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:58pm

The concept is REALLY cool (do you know georges perec's book Life a users manual?). Need more works (animations, more possibilities, maybe levels (more and more appartment...)) and this will be a good point and click!
Does the man in the middle want to become a pirat? He remind me someone...

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:53pm

nice dude

ponk says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:07pm

I like it a lot...!!
It's really hard :p ...
But it just some speed adjustements, otherwise it is really good !
Great work :) !

01rafael says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:43am

I like viewing angle in this game)
But I don't understand what is the main meaning(((

Backterria says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:30pm

Grat concept and mechanics!Argg, that crying baby :)

Backterria says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:31pm

Great concept and mechanics!Argg, that crying baby :)

Team Buttface says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:40pm

Apartment-neighbours survival game, haha, great idea, very well executed. Its really hard to keep everyone happy, just like in RL ^^.

hexagore says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 4:59pm

I confess I found this completely baffling (I managed 248s) but I absolutely loved the Lucasarts style art and how different and unusual this is :)

zatyka says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 3:04am

One of the best uses of themes I've seen so far. Cool retro graphics. I really liked figuring everything out.

alwaysinbeta says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 6:21pm

Great idea. Really love the graphics. Very amusing. Could see lots of ways this could be taken further.

Mekuri says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 9:40pm

This game really stressed me! Which is a good thing, I kinda godt caught up in it :P - The idea is really fun, and I loved the old lady! Good job!

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