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

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The Grand Carpet Hotel

by dunin - Jam Entry

Made in 72h with herbal tea, proud and fun by: Anabelle, dunin, Lucile, trouba and Thomas.
Thanks to these tools: Phaser, GraphicsGale, Tiled and Audacity.
Inspired by the aesethics and fun of the film The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson.

04/21 : fix the annoying space bar default action.
04/23 : fix music problems (volume + double launch)

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Lyxilion says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:21am

Nice game ^^ great idea.

AdricZero says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:09pm

Innovative game with nice graphics. The music volume is way too loud compared to the sound effects.

trappytrap92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Cool idea, i laught a lot. Loved the music. Just one thing, using the spacebar and having a scroll on a small window makes the scroll to go down and you can't play, but it's alright if it's going to be on mobile. Good job!

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:03pm

I liked it a lot :) Nice idea with the mat, and well executed. Music and graphics were nice tool. I also had trouble with the spacebar-scrolling, which made it hard to play. If you are using Phaser, you can 'capture' buttons from the browser using following line:


Will replay later on bigger monitor :)

dunin says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:36pm

@trappytrap92 @Jakob37 : we test it only on big screen, sorry. Thanks for the phaser code. It must be fixed now...

AnimeGeek32 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:29am

Nice concept! However, the music gets played twice at the same time at restart.

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:34am

Nice, it works fine for me now :)

Tselmek says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:58am

The theme is fully respected and the gameplay is great. The graphics are good but the music is way too loud. Good job!

MasterOfNaN says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:23pm

Great idea, and nicely implemented - good stuff!
(Royal Tenenbaums Tennis next please!)

spin-down says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Good concept and the graphics were very nice too. Well done!

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:05pm

the music on reset is doubling and tripling up ... ahhh ...

oinariman says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Funny game! I like the bell sound. You might want to add some in-game sound effects. Also, in my opinion, you should be friendly to your colleagues :)

dunin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:12pm

@AnimeGeek32 @Chaoslab : some people of the team like the funny music bug, some don't. We don't know if we want to fix it or not...
@oinariman : colleagues are your rivals, colleagues are dangerous, colleagues are a lie.

nonetheless says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:22pm

damns strange game with nice noisy audio :)

esayitch says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Pretty innovative, carpet as a weapon xD. It feels good to knock those buggers out too. Graphics are pretty cool, sound is all right but can get annoying. Cool game :) I noticed that in the first level, I actually died, but still went to the second level.

Good luck!

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:26pm

Great idea, like the Wes Anderson reference and good level design. I wholly approve!

Blobo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:49pm

Nice game, but the music stacking on top of itself when restarting after losing got annoying.

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:05pm

Great animations and graphics!
The game itself was a bit too easy.

HotBoxGames says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Interesting mechanic, was confused at first but it actually turned out to be quite a nice little puzzle game :D

Persistent graphics style, varied scaling levels - kept me playing till it ended! Think the music could have used a bit more but still it fit the game, well done :)

Tanser says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Nice game, the souunds are INCREDIBLY high though.

bace1000 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:26pm

The music is way too loud :(
There should be some visual feedback if you're in the correct place to wave the carpet. Interesting concept, though!

drludos says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:05pm

Nice idea, well executed, I like it! :)

My only complaint would be that once we loose a level, we have to restart in the basement - way too frustrating for a game with many level like yours :)

I like the graphics style too, and the humor throughout the game!

gnx says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:28am

Definitely an unconventional weapon in this one :)

Animations are super pretty and the game in general has a lovely style and setting.
I noticed some hit detection bugs with the carpets where it wouldn't launch a wave despite standing on what I thought was the right spot.

Also while I commend you for having music, it does get on the ears a bit after a while :D

Good game.

peterfsat says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:50pm

Wow awesome idea! I loved your mechanic - that random walking makes it hard! I really like the graphics, animations feel complete and consistent!

One of the best games I've played in this compo ;)

Arche-san says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:02am

Nice concept. I think it will be more fun if the player has a feedback when it can launch a wave on a carpet.

Chris M says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Nice ideas, reminds me a lot of those old crazy amiga games. I was hoping for closer adherence to the Wes Anderson aesthetic though- something I don't think I've seen in a game before.

jayson says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 7:08am

Hi guys, well done, very unique and fun game!

sputnik says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Nice idea! Great graphics and really good, simple and effective core mechanics. Music is really loud though.

cdgugler says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 3:03am

Awesome idea, one of the more unique entries I've come across. I love the style as well.

Omiya Games says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 12:56am

I think it has a good potential for timing/stealth-ish/puzzle game. The graphic definitely takes the cake. I wish there were better sound effects and music. The randomly moving NPC/enemies did not help the level design of the small stages.

01101101 says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 3:36pm

Cool idea, very nice art! Two things though: it's hard to know where you can stand to activate the carpet, even when you've done it before, and the music gets a bit annoying after a while ^^ But other than that, very nice entry, congrats to you all :)

May 8, 2015 @ 12:38am

More forgiving save states would be nice. Its got a neat mechanic. its a fun little game.

Dorgam says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 12:33pm

Fun little game, I was really sad I had to reset from the beginning each time I lose!
Loved the animation.

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