Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Don't Touch The Shredder, Jim.

by Jan Tuts - Jam Entry

You are Jim. Your job is maintaining the municipal park. You have to do many things at your job. None of those things is touching the shredder. Get to work, Jim.



We took a bit of an indirect approach to the "You are the monster" theme, which you'll understand when you've played the game. :)

I'm rather pleased with the result of our first Ludum Dare, which also marks our first cooperation on any project!

Furthermore, this was my first time as the programmer for a game jam (I'm mainly an artist, so I've previously only done art during game jams) and my first attempt at creating point-and-click interaction and behaviours.



Jan Tuts — Programming, UI & Sound (BFXR)
Anri Vanhoutte — Art & Sound (soundscapes)

Engine: Unity 5.1 (C#)
Graphics: Photoshop CS5
Font: Amatic Bold by Vernon Adams
Sound: BFXR + soundscapes composed from free audio samples


Check out our other works:
Anri: twitter.com/anrivanhoutte / Me: JanTuts.tumblr.com

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness73%
#108Audio(Jam)3.74
#141Humor(Jam)3.61
#292Graphics(Jam)3.87
#452Mood(Jam)3.22
#616Theme(Jam)3.34
#627Fun(Jam)2.92
#638Overall(Jam)3.08
#739Innovation(Jam)2.74

Comments

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:09pm

The audio was great! I'm not sure I fully understood the "game" portion of "Don't touch the shreader". It looks like it could be great beginnings of an adventure-styled game. Would like to see more choices in a cause/effect manner. The graphics really aren't my style, but I can appreciate the effort involved and appeal for some players.

nothke says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:33pm

I loooove the sounds of this, and the art =) Great job!

UrbanHelsing says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 7:06pm

Nice story, need more though

Flaid says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:25pm

I touched the shredder. I shouldn't have done that

Twinters says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 4:00pm

The artstyle was pretty original. The gameplay was quite an interesting experiment. Liked that you supported two languages, as I'm Dutch. Good job!

CreamyBacon1 says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 4:32pm

A bit silly, but it works. Good job!

dmcfarline says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Really like the art style!

crucknuk says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 6:33pm

Simple and easy looking but the sound ambiance at the end nailed it. Well done of matching them together so greatly.
It actually felt real :)

good job!

Demy says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:14pm

well, as for me, it's too simple.
But I liked the graphics and sound.

schnerble says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:54pm

Great use of sound; I like the graphics too. There's not an awful lot to do, though, unless I missed something... but it was still entertaining :)

Aaranos says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Dat calendar. I think it was rather good, especially the art which is important for point and click.

Sep 12, 2015 @ 8:41pm

That audio is fantastic!!! Pretty dark, but super humorous.

axoona says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 8:46pm

great game, simple and fun!! I laughed a lot!

rodobodolfo says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:01pm

the ending audio was really awesome! Great art also.

Patomkin says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 9:33am

This is a rather fun, albeit short entry :D

DalaiLlama says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:09pm

Dude, those other assholes ain't even working. Hahaha :D
Smart title. First thing I wanted to do was click it right away.
Great art, great audio.
And holy crap, that ending! I felt really guilty!

yuigoto says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:37pm

Nice little point'n click game! And pretty humorous too. :P I burst laughing when Jim finally touched the shredder. XD

Nice work on the illustrations and audio too, it's really well made! :3 The only bad point is being too short. :P

OadT says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:51pm

Short, but funny idea. I like the graphics and audio

MrTwister says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Hahaha, awesome! Audio was on-point and graphics were incredibly sweet.

It's a really short game but loved every bit of it.
I'd really like to see a more complex/longer game with the aesthetics of this entry. It has a lot of potential.

I said it before but great job with the audio too, loved the sequence after you start the shredder.

10/10. Would play again.

Jelinib says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:12pm

Love the implied off-screen chaos.

The stuff against the back wall looked like additional tools I could have used to pass the time, but alas, I suppose they are just more things Jim can't touch. :P

Simple but funny game! Nice job!

Jan Tuts says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Thanks a lot for the nice comments, guys!
I'm happy to see that you appreciate the art and final audio sequence, as Ester put a lot of effort into those :)

As for the short length and unused tools in the background, you can blame those on the time restraint. Our priority was getting the game DONE, as we both had previous experience with ending up with functionally unfinished game jams games, which is always really sad. :/

Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:03pm

love the fact that it was also available in dutch, even though i don't really like dutch that much, well done. got some good laughs out of it,

Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:25pm

I touched the shredder. I included it in my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/wEgI5I5KLKY

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