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

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Home Alone 4

by saturdaymorning - Jam Entry

Sem's parents have gone out on a date, and when the parents are out, the monsters are about. Help Sem find the weapons to exploit the monsters' weaknesses and scare them off so Sem can finally sleep.

Z to interact with items, monsters, doors, and stairs.
X to open your inventory.

Programming and Art by Bryant San Antonio at https://twitter.com/pajamashirt
Art by Sara Kang also at https://twitter.com/pajamashirt
Music by Kevin Gonzalez at http://badtrails.bandcamp.com/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#221Audio(Jam)3.40
#267Theme(Jam)3.71
#282Mood(Jam)3.40
#346Overall(Jam)3.41
#371Humor(Jam)3.16
#418Graphics(Jam)3.50
#522Fun(Jam)3.05
#710Innovation(Jam)2.76
#1713Coolness39%

Comments

Eigen says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:27am

Pretty cool, I like it. The art-style is very cute. I wish it was a bit longer but it's an enjoyable little experience nonetheless.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:58pm

Very nice, i liked it a lot

Todd Luke says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:51am

this was sweet. the pacing, music, and art fit together well. great job everyone

floorbed says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:13am

Music is probably the worst part of this game. Programming is second worst.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:23am

Very nice and simple game. There wasn't much indication on where you could go so I spent most of the time running around trying to find where I could and couldn't go. I did however really enjoy this game. Great work!

sararyCow says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:33pm

Nice entry, I enjoyed the atmosphere and the things little monsters were saying. "Punk died at renaissance" hahaha :).

Blobo says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:36am

Amazing game! i like the use of the theme, and the art was outstanding!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:56am

Really liked it! Cracked up at some of the monsters comments :]

Hambone says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:57am

I liked this! Art was amazing. Music made feel like I was watching Charlie Brown. GJ.

Jan Marcano says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:54pm

I found the secret room :3
Loved the Charlie Brown-esque vibe! Enjoyed the game, was a pretty nice experience :)

Good job!

Sakuyan says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Nice overall feel to the game!
I think giving players a bit more directions would make this even cooler.
It also has that Peanuts artstyle feel :)

frogcheese says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:47pm

Cute art style and mood, reminds me of Charlie Brown. I think it's a nice take on the theme. There's not a lot of game to it, but I found it fun and finished it before I had time to get bored of the concept. One thing I would have liked a bit more is for the graphics to more clearly display what was a wall vs. what was an entrance to another room.

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