Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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The Death of Mister Johnson

by davidbox - Jam Entry

A non-game about the death of a sad old man.

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Liam :D says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:16pm

As you complete the installer, one of the best bits pops up: A checkbox with "Start Smoking" next to it :D

davidbox says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 8:39pm

Hehe, that's was not intentional. Glad you noticed it!

Eggplant says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:53pm

Very interesting. I like the atmosphere. It wasn't a game but that's okay.

danielilett says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 11:44pm

It wasn't really a game as such, more of a message you were trying to convey, but it worked pretty well. I think it's an interesting concept, but it would've been nice to be able to interact with more of the objects on the screen - I tried clicking on everything, but only clicking on the man did anything. That said, it conveyed its message very well.

Galan says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 12:49am

Nice art piece. I really dig the atmosphere and the music. Amazed with how well you set up a mood with so little.

Knowledge says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Cool non-game, although I personally don't like it.

nassi says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:02pm

I think it might be a tad late for that Mr. Johnson:

Not much to comment on, but I guess the mood was pretty fitting.

Techblogogy says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:34pm

Great little non-game. Love the "Start: smoking4"

TeamSpatch says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:53pm

Smoking kills?
Good music and atmosphere. I would have appreciate some interactivity, even for a non-game ^^

davidbox says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 1:23pm

Thanks for your feedbacks! We plan to add mode interactivity and more objects in the scene, but we want to keep it simple, short and atmospheric. There is no particular message we want to convey. This is just the small story of an old man dying alone in his house, smoking his last cigarette.

davidbox says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 1:24pm

more interactivity*

Exeneva says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 9:53am

More art than interactive, but was quite the experience :)

KaiseanGames says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 4:26pm

While I like the idea, this does not actually qualify for Ludum Dare. The word "ludum" means "the game" and the game has to have play. A movie, as good as it might be, is not a game.

Other than that comment, the music is great :) Nice mood.

davidbox says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 5:37pm

Thank you for the reminder. And thank you for "playing" :)

davidbox says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 6:47pm

Your game is cool, by the way! It actually qualifies for Ludum Dare, since it meets the requirements to be called "a game".

Artylo says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 9:27pm

Nice atmosphere. If you could get someone to do some unified graphics for this it would sell!

davidbox says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 3:52pm

Thanks, we are working on an enhanced version with more interactions, like moving objects on mouse over, stuff like that... And maybe randomly generated scenes.

Pixel Heart says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 10:24pm

I like these "non game" entries. The mood was perfect.

M9Josh says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 11:39pm

Interesting non-game entry, great atmosphere and mood!

davient says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:23am

Great little interactive art piece. Robert Johnson RIP

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