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

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Octorope

by OctoTeam - Jam Entry

A classic point & click adventure / escape-the-room game where you have to switch TV channels to find a way to escape.

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Ratings

Coolness76%
#30Theme(Jam)4.32
#111Humor(Jam)3.56
#131Overall(Jam)3.73
#153Innovation(Jam)3.67
#189Graphics(Jam)3.92
#206Fun(Jam)3.45
#303Mood(Jam)3.32

Comments

arg-games says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:51pm

Nice idea!

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Reminds me of McPixel and Warrio Ware. This is never a bad thing.

Really nailed the theme too.

AinaSG says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Nice theme, also, good art ! :D

pfitzner says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:11pm

I really liked this; your team did a good job!

I would love to see a longer game with this sorta premise; I'd also love to get into that treasure room!

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

A very literal understanding of the theme :)

Coolway99 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:20pm

I really enjoy this entry. The only thing I wish it had was a longer "storyline", but then again, time limits.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:21pm

Great game! I was momentarily frustrated by random things, but once I got past that, I loved it!

OctoTeam says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:22pm

Yeah, we'd had like to make the game longer, but we didn't have an artist and had to reduce the scope.
We'll try to enlist an artist for the next LD :)

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:31pm

Has a good sense of humour, and fun mechanics, didn't get the octotrope.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:45am

Nice concept! Well done!^^

Ted Brown says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:10pm

A supremely entertaining endeavor. Thanks!

ThatsMyJam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:14pm

Error with Dropbox :( Will try again later

Rocketship says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:50pm

Wow this was really clever, and just the right difficulty for my brain melted by modern games :D I liked the graphics and the sounds that really created a cool atmosphere. One thing I got stuck on was the match(?) thing, I tried to combine the cannon with the match and it didn't work. I have to say, very very good take on the theme!

LeReveur says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:38pm

Nice idea ! And I say that because I maked an escape-room too (well, sort of), and I think your concept is better than mine. :)

Jyrkface says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:38pm

Wow, great entry! Loved the classic style/gfx and the super clever take on the theme!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:06am

i love the look and feel of the game! great job!

Raxsus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:09pm

Very fun, but the ending could have been better.

orion_black says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:04pm

A good take on the theme.

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:36am

хорошая работа

Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:47am

I escaped! Great entry! It was really fun to play! Ahhh...I miss point & click era so much...

Boracho says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:54am

fun game, good play on the theme. Music and sound are well done as well. art is good, but a little derivative. Good work overall.

stasss says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:58am

Great! Love that idea)))

Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:10pm

Clever game. Loved the final part :D That's a catchy use of theme :)

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:02pm

Loved it! Well executed.

MrBadIvan says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:46pm

Very clever theme entry!

TijmenTio says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:05pm

I feel like I'm missing some things. I pick up all these items but have no clue on how to use them. I saw in the screenshot that there should be an on/off button and a bag in the top right corner, but both or missing in the web version I played : / So I'm not gonna rate it since I think I didn't get to see the whole game.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:07pm

you asked for my twitter : @programmingpony

hissssssssss says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:20am

The puzzles were a bit simple, but the whole thing is very structured and feels complete for a jam game.
I loved your graphics, and the script was funny too. This was great. Awesome job!

leondryaso says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:52pm

Oh that's genius! Just... why would anybody invent something like octorope? :D

LTyrosine says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:10pm

Cool game! Clever theme usage! Old sierra adventures feelings here. Classic cool graphics, nice sounds. I really didnt get how a tiger turned to a baby cat but is ok hehe. Congrats

OctoTeam says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:00am

@leondryaso: The first draft of the script used a simple hook, but we thought an octopus would add a touch of absurdness and be funnier :)

@LTyrosine: Part of the premise of the game was that items would change to reflect the current channel style. On the documentary channel everything is wild, so a cooked steak becomes a raw piece of meat. The pirate channel was supposed to be the kids channel, hence why the treasure room is full of candy, the cannon would have fired confetti... but we ran out of time and couldn't convey that through the art.

benmcnelly says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:12am

This is one of my favorites so far! A lot of detail work and the octorope was neat.

Rodaja says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:15pm

Como las aventuras gráficas antiguas, a veces hay que ir haciendo click en todo para descubrir qué es lo que tenías que hacer.

La mecánica de cambiar de canal es muy buena idea para el tema, y acelera los a veces pesados paseos de las aventuras gráficas clásicas. Buena elección.

El humor está bien y hace que el juego merezca la pena. Es un buen trabajo en general para una game jam. ¡Buen trabajo!

Mach60KAS says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 1:46am

Short but sweet, pretty funny! I quite liked the items changing as you swapped channels and the graphics were quite playful. Was the boss meant to look like psycho mantis? :P Great job! :)

alyphen says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:43am

Haha, this was great. Novel use of the theme, fitting soundscapes, and made me chuckle several times. Really nice art style, sort of reminds me of Sword & Sworcery. I'm not really sure how you could expand it, but if you do, I'd be pretty impressed.

2HitAdam says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 7:20am

Really fun entry and a clever take on the theme. Loved the art and all the humour sprinkled throughout. Took me awhile to solve the last puzzle because the inventory was in the way of what I was looking for, but otherwise great!

Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:20pm

all 5, but what i should do after getting octopus, snake and gun unit?

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