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

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Vanitas

by borgi - Jam Entry

Hello there fellas!

This is my second attempt to LD! This time I did my game alone and I only had like 8 hours to work on it, so the menus and the graphics might not be that good, but I still enjoyed making it. I hope you will like it too, because it is super FUN! :D ;-) Brutal intense gameplay.
There are multiple ways to end this game, try to find them all!
I do not want to tell you anything more about it, just try it if you want! Thanks!

Any suggestion and cc are welcomed here! Even anonymously! :D

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness60%
#165Theme(Jam)3.95
#486Humor(Jam)2.62
#624Audio(Jam)2.24
#668Graphics(Jam)2.92
#735Innovation(Jam)2.68
#800Mood(Jam)2.61
#966Overall(Jam)2.49
#1001Fun(Jam)2.00

Comments

Dec 7, 2014 @ 5:40am

kind of fun, it would be better if there would be a few more things that could kill you, like one out of every ten times you go to the casino, a crazy drunk robber kills you, and also, it would be more fun if you had checkpoints, like day 10, day 15, something like that

borgi says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 3:10pm

Thak you for the tips! I forgot to implement a way to die. Now I updated the game, it is in and I have fixed some bugs also.

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:43pm

Really great art.

Not so great everything else. :/

Really really slow and the window size is too small to really tell what is going on.

Nailed the theme.

cardanai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:46pm

Hope you had a fun jam! I was not crazy about the game, got run over by a car a few times and did nothing but collect coins for a few minutes, but others might like it more than I did.

Asaratha says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:53pm

Extremely slow gameplay, you don't really do much. Walking back and forth while the only thing I have to look out for was not getting hit by a car was kinda boring. The window size is also VERY tiny.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:55pm

I keep getting run over! I like the town on one screen - the drawings are pretty cool.

borgi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:09am

Thanks for the good comments guys! I make it bigger embended here, sorry for the small screen!

Quikding says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:26am

Love the art! The game seems like an exercise in patience...

pcmaster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:12pm

Some hardcore here. The gameplay is veeeeery long, at least for me, well done! :) Respect! Theme 120%!

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:13pm

Fun concept :)

sharpcoder says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:14pm

Great idea! Love the art!

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:26pm

I like the concept and the art. Would enjoy the game a lot more with a bit faster pace.

borgi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:57pm

Thanks for the comments guys! Let's say this game is a MSO - Massive Singleplayer Online game. :)

theomg says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:31am

Nice implementation of the theme, really liked the idea of having to repeat some actions to advance in the game.
My main suggestion would be for the game to be faster though, be it in character move speed or overall progression.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:28am

I love the art and the idea, but it's just too slow! If the character could move faster I think that this would be a much more enjoyable game.

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:38am

I don't get it. Against my better judgement, I finally got the A+ education, and all it got me was a few more coins at the "work" area. The only endings to the game I can find anywhere are death. Cruel commentary?

sorlok says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:58am

Cool concept; would love to see some ideas expanded on. The "zoomed out view of a city" perspective seems like an interesting mechanic that could be used to do some neat theme tricks.

borgi says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Thank you guys for all the suggestions! I hope you liked it!
Justin: Yes, - to die - that might be a possible end to this game, are there other ways? :)

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