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

chromenopePSA: As of Chrome 42 (Released April 14th), NPAPI plugins are disabled by default! That means Unity Player, Java, and Silverlight games will not work in the Chrome browser! That said, Flash in the Chrome browser continues to work fine (PPAPI).

To Developers: Consider using HTML5 and WebGL instead. Having troubles with the export? Don’t worry. See Ports below.

To Players: A workaround is to enable NPAPI plugins in your Chrome settings. Click or Copy+Paste this URL in to a tab:

chrome://flags/#enable-npapi

As of September 2015 however, this option will no longer be available.

Other browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari) and Flash are unaffected, but FWIW there is no Unity Player or Silverlight for Linux.X

Back to Browse Entries

Tim's Bad Day

by JoshyOshKenoshi - Compo Entry

In Tim's Bad Day, you are tasked with defending Tim from an encroaching army of spiders by using only a small spotlight. This spotlight - controlled with the mouse (or your finger on touchscreen devices) - is your weapon against the darkness, and your tool to drive away the spiders.

How long will you hold the spiders off for?

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#190Audio3.38
#210Humor3.42
#459Mood3.04
#621Fun2.96
#888Graphics2.46
#889Overall2.79
#897Theme2.83
#973Innovation2.42
#1566Coolness44%

Comments

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Windows version doesn't start for me, the download contains an exe-file. When running it, it tells me 'Tim's Bad Day_Data'-folder should be in the same folder as the exe file.

BraindeadGeo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:02pm

Really enjoyed that! Liked the music, suitably tense!! The spiders were creepy and who DOESN'T love their cellar?!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:02pm

Awesome game! Very fun, and it's pretty challenging pretty quick. Also, best soundtrack ever. Great job!

Linus123xbb says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:03pm

Funny game, it's simple but humoristic, it certainly boosts your mood :)

ChronusZ says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:04pm

I loved the music, it actually added a lot of goofy atmosphere to the game :-)

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:05pm

Funny :) I like the sounds the spiders make.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Thanks, everyone! :D Windows and Linux versions didn't work because I'd completely forgotten to include the data files - oops! I've uploaded Zips for both platforms now, though, so all the downloads should (hopefully!) work! ;)

EwChap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:18pm

Fun, nerve wracking as time goes on. love the sounds. I love my cellar too.

lkpridgeon says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:58pm

Ha.. Not a bad game. Would have been better if the initial animation was better but made me chuckle.

Mechamew says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:53pm

Lols! The audio was my favourite bit - really great!

grillaface says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:11pm

Quite fun actually :)

nopogo says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 8:04am

Fun Little entry. Liked the 100% vocal sound effects :)

Xanjos says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 3:12pm

Absolutely loved the audio and I liked how the spiders get faster as time goes on.

May 1, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Cute. The voice-sounds made the game.

eemmbbeerr says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Really fun entry with great sound effects. Difficult to play on a crumpled bed sheet with no mouse pad :)

You must sign in to comment.


Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


[cache: storing page]