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

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THE GAME

by Eggplant - Jam Entry

Hey all! Hope you all had a great Ludum Dare 31! :D

What we have here is a strange little program where you argue with the game menu. We took "Entire Game on one Screen" to mean the entire game is played on the menu screen. The game is just meant to be lighthearted quirky fun and is by no means considered brilliant or amazing by its authors. Unfortunately there wasn't a whole lot of time for us to work this weekend so what we were able to do was limited.

With that said, enjoy! This game has only been tested on Windows, but may work on Mac and Linux as well.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#74Humor(Jam)3.76
#285Theme(Jam)3.78
#408Fun(Jam)3.18
#485Overall(Jam)3.23
#569Mood(Jam)2.95
#589Innovation(Jam)2.91
#2025Coolness28%

Comments

rd127p77 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:13pm

I love text-based games, also like that you programmed it in python

Eggplant says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:38pm

Thanks! Python is great for text-base games I think.

KristophTG says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:30pm

Im not a fan of text based games, but it was an interesting idea for the theme.

Eggplant says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Thank you!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:49pm

Hah, that's a new interpretation of the theme. I liked the tone, it sounded like the offspring of GlaDOS and Mr T. This game would be very hard for people without the right geek background -- then again, how many of those play text games? :)

I did cheat by looking at the code, because I wanted to see where it was going, and many of the tests are quite arbitrary and unforgiving.

Works perfectly on my Ubuntu system, for what it's worth. Just run "python main.py".

Eggplant says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:25am

Thanks man, I appreciate that. I had GLaDOS in mind while my friend and I made this. :)

Bloxri says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:34am

I admit it. I laughed. A lot. Thank you for this gem. Very well done, and best of luck!

Eggplant says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:07pm

Thanks man, my friend and I specifically decided to shoot for humor on this one. :D

Si1ver says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:52pm

There's no school like old school
Fits the theme perfectly!

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Confirmed that the .exe doesn't run on Mac using Wine.
Played this on my desktop, love text-based stuff!

Eggplant says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:23pm

Thanks Si1ver! And I'm glad you were able to play it BtheDestroyer!

daviosmash says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:53am

Love text based games. Loved this.

Eggplant says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:46am

Thank you daviosmash!

danidre14 says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 3:16pm

WOW! Cool :D

Eggplant says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:06pm

Thanks so much danidre14!

cxsquared says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:22pm

Really fun and hilarious game. Nice work.

blzkz says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:28pm

Didn't spect that! It was fun! :)

Mechatodzilla says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:59pm

Every programmer loves putting together the occasional conversation machine. This fit the theme. I'll admit I said "Alright, I get it." outloud once or twice.

CMWeissMedia says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 4:15am

Fun and simple, but with good humor!

Eggplant says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 4:57am

Thank you all! We really appreciate it.

EmaNewman says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 8:15pm

Great game, pal. I loved it a LOT!

So, I hope y'all are planning on participating in April next year, eh?

Eggplant says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 1:06am

Thank you! And yes, we were planning on it. :D

EmaNewman says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 2:50am

Sweet! Well, good luck, pal.

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