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

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Sweetest Dreams

by chipcaramel - Jam Entry

Cody the Skunk falls asleep, but when he wakes up, he's far from home...

Controls are configurable in the options menu.
Default Keyboard:

Arrows - move, C/V - hands, Space - Jump, Return - Menu/Affirmative

Game by Jimun Batty and Chip Caramel

We both struggled a little with the theme as well as a drastic lack of time due to events going on, this weekend (blame Chip!). Here; Have a photo of Chip's costume based on the skunk character from this game.

THIS GAME REQUIRES LOVE 0.9.2 from http://love2d.org
Mac port to follow soon.

Happy LD32 Everybody!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#64Audio(Jam)3.92
#73Mood(Jam)3.90
#255Overall(Jam)3.54
#255Graphics(Jam)3.80
#543Fun(Jam)3.00
#677Humor(Jam)2.52
#735Theme(Jam)3.04
#911Innovation(Jam)2.32
#1497Coolness45%

Comments

thecord says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:48am

I like the grapics style of this game, it feels like a retro game

Drauthius says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:02pm

Wow! I like the graphics and the setting. The pumpkin was a bit hard until I figured out a system. I think the theme is quite nice, but I don't understand where the bag comes from. He could have used a pillow or the camera without batteries for hitting. Anyway, well done, and it also works with Löve 0.9.1.

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:29pm

Cool Game! I really enjoyed the Retro Graphics. The controls felt somewhat heavy while the jumping was the contrary, this made it hard to navigate next to enemies sometimes. Still pretty good experience!

kivano says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:38pm

I like the game a lot. I'm impressed by how much have you done in so short time. Love the graphic, great music and mood. There is even inventory system! Nice :) I would recalibrate a physic a little because for me it was hard to move on slopes (down was sliding way to fast, and up was to slow). Also the game is not easy, I have a lot of problems with skeletons... And you manage to build in small tutorial! Also don't know why but moving on the stairs animation is memorable for me. Overall very good entry :)

kivano says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:41pm

I like the game a lot. I'm impressed by how much have you done in so short time. Love the graphic, great music and mood. There is even inventory system! Nice :) I would recalibrate a physic a little because for me it was hard to move on slopes (down was sliding way to fast, and up was to slow). But the weapon mechanics is rather 'conventional' if you know what I mean... From the bright sites it's great that you manage to build a small tutorial into the game.. Also don't know why but moving on the stairs animation is memorable for me. Overall a quite good entry :)

kivano says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:44pm

Sorry for double comment, I was thinking that I'm editing it.. Don't see any way to delete the redundant one..

Tanser says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:43pm

Nice graphics and music! There was sort of a girl - quite creepy, love it! :D

eddynardo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:49pm

Nice game, except from the fact that i had huge lag for some reason, it had nice mood, good music and graphics :)

WebFreak001 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:02pm

I really liked the graphics of the game. I didnt really like being stuck when getting hit and when is was in the last room there wasnt anything there except no music

joe says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:21pm

Really looks, sounds and feels great, but I'm too bad at it :)

Anakiro says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:12pm

Like the style you've chosen and the audio makes for a good atmosphere. Really enjoyed playing it!

MFEP says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:38am

Graphics are good for creating the unique mood, music is great, fit's as well.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:08pm

I just wanted to let you know that your game made it into my list of top 10 games for LD32!

https://love2d.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=80063&p=183180#p183180

josefnpat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:13am

Solid and clean platformer! Great job, really nice! Love the extras and everything as well!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:03pm

Impressed with how much content you were able to get in, in such a short time. Also liked the way you could use the camera flash to get past the little girls, was a nice touch. Music worked well in setting the dreamy mood.

kirbytails7 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:29am

Nice vibe. A few recommendations:
- Why have stairs? They aren't fun, and I never used them.
- Is the critical path supposed to be to the camera right away, or is it more nonlinear?
- The blue bar is hard to see.

TeamSpatch says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:12pm

Solid game, nice old school graphics with pretty light effect on the background.
Lot of different screens, quite long.
Very complete, good entry, bravo.

chromebookbob says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:29pm

Good graphics, but so hard to climb down the stairs

Borkleby says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:30am

Wow, there's so many great things about this game. It's quite hard, but I had a lot of fun with it. That pumpkin almost gave me a heart attack when it showed up! Actually, I loved the music so much, I have a request... would you be willing to give me the music in the game? I have a real music box and can recreate it if you wish. All credit would go to you, of course!

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