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

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Expression Quest

by KyleDAudio - Compo Entry

Use the Arrow Keys to move and interact
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Plug your CD player(s?) into the plug sockets

Solve peoples problems and haul them out of their depression into a world of expression! But the real question is: Can YOU YOURSELF be happy?!

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Okay, I've finally had a chance to fix my game. There were lots of code-fixes so that players could reach the end of the game but no further art or music has been added. I'm afraid of being disqualified due to the sheer amount of problems I needed to fix but, in terms of what was in the game files, I've tried to alter as little as possible. Here's my list of fixes:

- The people/heads and plug sockets needed to be spaced out and arranged so I have extended the screen and now have a camera that follows the player so that they can see where they're going
- Variables have been assigned properly as to play the appropriate dialogue and music
- Fixed a mountain of various little game-fatal bugs

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wademcgillis says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:15pm

I was able to make the cyan face happy, but I couldn't do anything to the white one.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:53am

Oh... cute game! If there's a second stage, I can't get to it. I just cheered up the cyan face, but I couldn't manage to make myself happy... I got confused for a bit myself and thought that the power socket was another little person, but on my second playthrough I figured it out. Loved the music.

Thank you for the game!

cmcoto says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:22am

Couldn´t get past the cyan face... liked the music!

Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:30am

pretty cute! A bit bare-bones, but very interesting all the same. I like the rainbow rings shooting out of all the audio sources. They add a nice sense of joy and happiness to the environment.

TehSkull says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:46am

The way the audio worked was fun.


A gift from MrTorb:

CMWeissMedia says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:46am

Loved the audio in this game. There wasn't much challenge or depth to the gameplay, but the audio more than made up for it, making it a good experience. Good job!

Downtown says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:57am

quite minimal in terms of challenge, but the music and writing were good.

OttersDen says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:35am

The evolution of music is great. Nicely done!

brainstorm says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:01am

Innovation 5/5: Pretty innovative!!!

Fun 3/5: It's fun, but a bit repetitive.

Graphics 3/5: Cute but too simple.

Audio 4/5: Great music!!!

Humor 5/5: Tones of absurd humor!!

Mood 5/5: It's always great help people :P

Overall 3/5: I've managed to complete the game!!! Lol, I also use Game Maker Studio :)

BMacIntosh says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:35am

Loved figuring it out - very cool, very fun. Nice music!

cxsquared says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:52am

Really great game. The music was amazing. I wish the text stayed up longer so I could read it better but overall great work.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:39pm

nice concept

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