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

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Dudes in Space

by TheOlinone - Jam Entry

Dudes in Space! feat. SpaceDudes!

6 dudes are stuck on a space station. That's all well and good if it wasn't because the space station was slowly leaking air. You need to get the dudes back home to earth.

Each dude has a special ability and you must use their combined power to get them out of there. To access the escape pod you need 7 keys. Collect them and survive.

Good luck.

Created by:

Patrick Aggergaard Olin & Josh Masters for LD33 Jam.

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Ratings

#365Overall(Jam)3.40
#516Fun(Jam)3.07
#640Graphics(Jam)3.13
#2056Coolness24%

Comments

leffe108 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:12pm

I like the idea that you have 6 different characters and have to figure out which one can solve different tasks. Later I saw some text in the top right that for example the bomb guy only have 5 bombs and I had used all. :-) Eg. the text contrast is a bit too low perhaps. Nothing wrong that you have to try out what each character can do, but when it comes to having a limited set of 5 bombs, it is good if that is readable.

mungoman1 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:42pm

Pretty good puzzle using 6 characters. First time I accidentally used all the boom guy's bombs, but I tried again and got it. Poor dudes are dead.

hgcummings says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:05pm

Nice concept and I liked the graphics style a lot. Could definitely see this being expanded on with more levels and more interesting puzzles requiring the player to combine the characters special abilities.

hgcummings says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:06pm

Nice concept and I liked the graphics style a lot. Could definitely see this being expanded on with more levels and more interesting puzzles requiring the player to combine the characters special abilities. Controls were fine, but I had trouble getting the Sneak guy to actually sneak past a drone.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:13pm

Can't see what this has to do at all with the theme. Also, none of the abilities seem very helpful, and it's not very playable, much less beatable. If I understood what the terminals were that I could shoot or hack, and what the drones were, it might help. But nothing makes sense.

Ithildin says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:22pm

Awesome! I love games where you need to handle characters with different abilities to make your way through the levels, such as Monaco or Lost Vikings, and your entry manages to give that same vibe :)

The music also contributed to the tension of the setting, and graphics were simple but effective, although at the beginning I spent a while moving around figuring out who I could use for certain things until I realised that there were text hints.

And well, as I was playing wondering where the connection to the theme was, and then I reached the end... ouch.

I really liked this entry, congratulations!!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:25pm

at first i didn't realize my ability was working but then i figured out that i needed to hold space for a while
i don't see how this has anything to do with the theme
i got 6/7 keys, cant figure out how to get the one in the locked room in the lower left. It says the door can't be hacked, i tried every other ability on it
ah, figured it out after reading the comments here, I ran out of bombs. I don't think anyone would object if you put up a fixed version with unlimited bombs
i got all the keys, set the ardvarks free but don't know what to do to escape
i found what looks like an escape pod in the lower right area but don't know how to use it.

hate-marina says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 7:05pm

Can't get how to keep presure-plate door opened and punch guy isn't visible at all. But anyway pretty fun :)

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