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

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Mobile Life

by tonypai - Compo Entry

# Story

Life is game, game is life. Entire life on one screen sounds crazy, but I think it will happen in the near future. Focus on your life, live to be yourself.

# Instructions

There's something bothering people, use your mouse click to help them.

# Tools & Resources

* 1001freefonts
* Bfxr
* Ototama
* Unity
* Aseprite

Downloads and Links




Louisload says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 11:15am

I love the concept!
I was sad I didn't get all the achievements at the first play because I got the feeling I'm one of those people who are all the time looking at the phone ):

tonypai says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 11:29am

Thanks for your comment and play, Louisload! Don't be sad, I'm also the one who keep looking at phone all day long, so I want to use this game to tell everyone and me, go communicate with people. :D

tppr2046 says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 1:58pm

I love the concept too!!
Let people install the game into their phones!!

tonypai says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 2:40pm

@tppr2046 Good point! Oh.. wait, don't you think it against the subject? lol

Broivula says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 6:47pm

I really liked the interface, although sometimes it didn't quite register my mouse swipes! Nice work overall!
Also, I like the message the game has.

AlexVsCoding says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 9:53pm

Sweet little game.

Thought being able to push the home button and return to the menu was a nice touch.

Initially was a bit confused as I thought he was carrying a gun! Maybe for the first one, a more natural way of holding a phone?

On the second play through, the achievements were stuck on the screen.

Great work, thank you very much for making this game.

tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:24am

@Broivula At first, I was plan to add swipe gesture, but still want to keep this game simple on pc, so I use mouse click to replace it. Thanks, anyway. :)

@AlexVsCoding Yay! you got it. I was wondering how many player will notice this home button if I don't tell them it can use. lol

Stuck? You mean can't press the home button?

squirrel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:20am

I really enjoyed the original idea of having the game "inside the phone". The graphics were nice, the situations were fun and the achievements added some replay value. Fun game, great job! :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:36am

A brilliant interpretation of the theme. A step far beyond the typical entries this season.

lekochen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:48am

Put the phone down!

Interface says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:53am

Innovative and great use of the theme. Concept is great but - wait, I think I got a text...

jrap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:46am

Probably the best interpretation of the theme I've seen so far
neat and very readable art
This could be played on tiny screens at an art gallery, as a comment on our lives as seen through the fake lens of personal technology.

tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:27am

@lekochen @Interface Well, I just want people do more communication with their parents and friends, and yap it's hard for us to actually put down the phone.

@NickMakesGames @jrap Thanks for your compliment guys. :D

Fonserbc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:35am

Really nice piece :)

As said up above this sounds like a game for mobile :P

volkoivan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:59am

Nice idea for the theme! :)
Also liked graphics!
But sad, that this is just interactive pictures

rjhunter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:03am

A wonderful interpretation of the theme. More "art" than "game", but I'm totally OK with that.

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:03am

This is just so true to life, everyone these days are just tied to their silly little smartphones. Fantastic job!

justinooncx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:36am

Interesting interactive experience... Though the third picture with the guy eating food doesn't reset back to the phone on later tries.

tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:45am

@volkoivan @rjhunter yap, but the truth is I want storytelling more than playing, so...

@Techblogogy Use phone properly is ok, but overuse is not good.

Rulrite says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:55am

Small but very well-executed! I really like the concept/interpretation of the theme and think that the game itself is very polished (especially as your first LDJam game).

A mobile version might seem a little ironic, but maybe the message would be even stronger as a result.

caporaltito says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:11pm

Nice but more interactivity would be good. The graphics are great and I love the concept.

tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:24pm

@Rulrite Wow, thank you for giving me such nice compliment. There's two reason that I don't want to release mobile version, the first one is it against the subject, and the second one is what @caporaltito said, this game has not enough interaction, so that's why.

KK says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:40pm

I really hate people keep watching their phone even when they are walking, and the most unacceptable is that they just keep refreshing their Facebook timeline...

Any way, nice work!!

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

You are not alone, there are apps that helps you having OFF time (understand not connected) with gamification giving you a daily score depending on how many times you unlock your phone, the most used applications and your average time session.
That's not forbidden to publish this kind of game on phones, but there's not quite much content to pretend to be a game.

Anyway good realisation.

nbilyk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:44pm

congrats on finishing your first compo. Haha, yeah, make it a mobile game :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:54pm

Pretty cool but somewhat easy. thought it was a gun at first. definitely like the home button to go to menu. wish it was longer.

ramonparaiba says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:36am

I liked the idea. It is something very conceptual! Congratulations.

Kitch says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:17am

Lol... at first I thought he was carrying a gun in the first two screens :) That changed the story in interesting ways. But, finally figured out it was a phone.. and well.. I have a lot of people I know I'll be sending this to. They need to play it.

Good work. Thanks!

MrLeePerry says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:49am

Pretty cool... pretty cool. Like the whole vibe, the music, the swiping and home... just a really neat little moment. Thanks for that.

tonypai says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:44pm

@crazyrems @nbilyk Thanks guys, I'll give it a try in the future. :)
@EvergreenGames @Kitch Maybe I should put announcement at first, it's really not a gun. :P

zzq says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:42pm

Love the way how simple game could be.

Shampop says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:32am

I like the theme and the art, it's a good little game !

There is a problem when you click quickly on the home button, it show you the main menu and the walker at the same time and when you swipe the time don't go down

tonypai says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:51am

@Shampop Thanks for report, I'll take care of it. :)

Yarek says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:24pm

It's a really good idea. It can be developed into something better if you put the effort to it. Good job :)

drnick says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:06pm

I think you had a very creative usage of the theme. Your game definitely should have been longer, with progressively less time to accomplish the tasks.

thopis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:02am

Love it!The concept is great!I want more :(

InToGames says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:58pm

Nice bit of social commentary! I'd have liked it if the player's progress through the game had been linked from scene to scene (or branched, maybe, depending on whether you drove safely or not for example). Well done :D

pkenney says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 1:55am

Thank you for the life improvement. I ride a motorcycle and think this is good safety advice.

Very clever simple game and a good first jam entry, congratulations! Graphics were very well done.

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:42pm

Love the irony that you're playing this game on possibly a phone.
The levels could get faster and faster with more variation like a version of Warioware.

Crosstales says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:34pm

Very good idea and different from other games! Well done!

tonypai says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 1:21pm

@drnick @thopis Here you go! :)

I added 5 more scenes into it, enjoy game and life! :D

jpmit says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 4:45pm

Cool! Great music and mood, I enjoyed it.

Dec 28, 2014 @ 7:05pm

I included your game in an article of my favorites!

Dec 28, 2014 @ 7:20pm

Really nice game. I Included it in part 21 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)

tonypai says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:45am

ï¼ jpmit @Jupi thanks :)

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