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

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Buddies for Baldwin

by weirdway - Jam Entry

Play as Baldwin the bridge troll on his quest to not die! Baldwin needs buddies to delay his petrification but he is also a tad awkward when it comes to meeting new people.
Move Baldwin to and from his bridge with the up and down arrow keys.
Turn to face his potential buddies with the left and right arrow keys.
Hit space at just the right time to befriend a villager. Mess up and they'll run back home and tell everyone what you're really like.
Befriend everyone in the village to win (100 villagers).
Lose by running out of time and turning to stone or by losing all your peasant buddies.

Update 25/08/2015
-Fixed typos
-Made game beatable

Downloads and Links




Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:25pm

Haha, fun little game, good job :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:53pm

HAHAHA the monster's lines are priceless :D

Hero7785 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:10am

I couldn't play the game since dropbox was being broken. Could you upload it somewhere else. Thanks

Mykaelos says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:54am

I love the concept, the art and music are excellent, and I honestly felt bad when I saw the meter was running out, worried that Baldwin would turn to stone. I would have liked to actually see an animation (or just a color change) of him turning to stone, instead of just a text popup. Otherwise, well done!

weirdway says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:46am

Thanks for playing the game guys and for the feedback!

Hero7785: the link is an automatic download link so you gotta give it time even though the page mightn't load up the download should start but we are working on a web player.

Mykaelos: we had an animation for this on the to do list but just ran outta time.I suppose it's all part and parcel of Ludum Dare. Thanks for caring about Baldwin too!

lucentbeam says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:45am

Fun little combination of mechanics - having to bounce up and down and then play the roar minigame can be tough. The simple control scheme would lend itself well to a mobile game!

HeyZeus says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Awesome, love the graphics.

Ixeno says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 12:54am

Super cute and funny! I'm glad I beated it! Great Work!

Nurbs says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:35am

Like most things involving social aptitude, I found this game challenging.
Still, it's a nice concept and pretty well executed.

jcourt says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 1:02pm

It took me a while to realize that I had to wait until the villagers passed the sign or rock to keep them from running away, but otherwise good job!

Waterman7 says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:22pm

This made my day. Love it! :)

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 11:30pm

Love the music and excellent dialogue. Lovely, simple and fun well done.

Obvious_San says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 12:13am

Can i interest you.. in an open mouth kiss? :D Funny game, super sweet gfx!

KuGrou says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 6:58pm

Took a bit to figure out the timing of when to come out from under the bridge, but after that it was fun. Really like some of his "awkward" lines.

Wumbo says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 7:14pm

Loved the quotes, music was great and catchy, good art, though putting something in the background other than sky would have done a lot. Funny game and cool concept, though I found it really hard to actually befriend anyone. I don't know if I am just not coordinated enough, or if it is off, but I though I was hitting space when the bar was right on the green part, and I would still say something awkward or mean to them. Don't know... Loved the rest of it, though

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