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

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Party Pleaser

by Matthew Rayfield - Compo Entry

*** Google Chrome recommended (known issues in Firefox, untested in anything else) ***


Keep your guests appeased! Watch what they say and fulfill their every need. Just like a real party!

* 3 wield-able items: hotdogs, soda and trash!
* 4 affable party guests!
* 4 breathtaking sound effects!
* touchingly poetic dialogue!
* expanses of suspenseful silence!

Click to interact with objects and guests.

The difficulty of the game is not calibrated very well. I plan to fix that, and add some more features with a Post-LD version.

I'm very interested to hear any thoughts at all, good, bad or ugly. Thanks!

Downloads and Links




bnmkt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:33am

It's a little bit special but not bad ^^

Groydis says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:36am

Just like real life, I suck at hosting parties... Or maybe the guests are way too needy and demanding and shit me off. One time I went to a party and kissed a girl. It was exciting for a moment, she gave me her number but when I called it it was engaged. How come there is no girls at this party?
Great Game, I had fun playing :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:38am

Wow, photorealistic graphics!)))
Sometimes I can't click a guest, I don't know why. Seems like raycast or collision detection issue.

scriptorum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:44am

One guy excused himself to head to the other side of the room and then asked me to throw out his trash. Later, drunk with power, he would just announce, "I have trash." So? Get the hell out of my apartment. My first guest, I kept happy until 4AM when I realized he wasn't going to leave voluntarily. I had to just stop serving food, but people kept coming! You want a hot dog? You know where I keep them, in the refrigerator, I don't even cook them!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:53am

@bnmkt aren't we all?

@Groydis The long haired thing is supposed to be a girl haha. I have trouble drawing women. I'm working on that. Glad you liked it !

@Nuclear Napalm Hmm, I think that's how it's supposed to be, but I can see how that's a little weird. Thanks for playing!

@scriptorum Your comment made my day dude! Glad you had some fun with it!

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:12am

You want a soda? Go to the fridge and get it yourself! You've already had like 3! I like the graphics. and of course, the touchingly poetic dialogue.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:04am

That old man wanted me to throw his trash all the time, I would rather throw him in the trash ^^

benmcnelly says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:18am

please tell me you really have that old TV. Interesting game and nice job!

wavertron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:25am

5 Stars for humor... but only cause it spurred funny comments!

I can see why the protagonist looks so depressed. All he does is fetch food and beverage and take out the trash. Its like having an apartment full of bad girlfriends.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:29am

Funny little game, and who's that on the background poster? I love the way the door slides upwards. As for the people, they have a really cool little art-style, which makes this the best hectic-squabbling-simulator I've ever played.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:34am

Funny game! I like the look of it, makes it kinda creepy. Played it on IE (I know...) and only issue was no sound.

jepster says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:32am

My favorite part about this game was watching the door open. It wrinkled my brain every time.
Or maybe my favorite part was changing the tv three times in a row, because people couldn't agree on which spiral they wanted to watch.
Actually, no, my favorite part was giving a soda to a guy a second too late, after which he would just grab it and leave.

I really liked this game. I even liked losing at it, because the losing sound is so great.

caporaltito says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:08am

Those fucking guests. Next time, I invite real friends!

bigbazwa says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:25am

I enjoyed the characters faces.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:30am

Pretty amusing, nice job!

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

love the akward feeling, art is great, the concept is very interesting. well done ;)

zillix says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:50am

Man, this guy has the worst friends. I found the game to be strangely addicting... I eventually kicked everyone out around 4 am. Loved the presentation and art direction. Awesome work :)

lightsoda says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:04pm

Pretty funny, has an interesting look to it.

I forgot a couple of times what the guest wanted, which was the main reason for them leaving, I think.

I had a guest move out of place and I gave the item to him at his old position after I reached it.

I don't know why but I was expecting a different dispenser for soda, I got the first one after clicking on the vacuum cleaner, took me a while to realize you could click multiple times on the fridge.

Dans17 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:47am

Very funny and interesting concept!

doos says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:02pm

nice.. love the art style and animation.. took a while to find the drinks, as mine are under the tv. :)

hissssssssss says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:19am

At first I thought the main character's bug-eyed stare was that of a man who is work-weary and needed a good party. But then I slowly realized that it was a gaze of horrified dread. Work is recreation for this man, because when he has to clock out and go home, his "friends" insist on coming over and the real chore begins.

No, I can't throw out that piece of trash for you. How about, you're standing right next to the trash can and you stop being a lazy piece of human garbage?

I've been to parties. This game speaks to me.

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:25am

I dont know what I've did wrong. But. Game over, sry. So sad

Jan 5, 2015 @ 12:08am

Thanks to all who played!

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