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

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Room

by shiroookami - Jam Entry

"I can barely see myself..."
In his mind, it's just a dark room.
But what is the truth behind the darkness?
A short story about a man and his mind.
Thanks for playing!

Controls
A,D - Move left and right
Left Click - select/zoom in
Right Click - zoom out

Hint: Make sure to wait after pressing an item.
Hint 2: You can zoom into the table and the mirror ;)

Team JKR:
BG Art, Code, Man's Voice - Jin Kim
Object Art, Sound, Man - Krys Rojas

Edit: Added an alternate download for those having issues with the original.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#26Mood(Jam)4.27
#64Audio(Jam)3.91
#244Theme(Jam)3.80
#449Overall(Jam)3.29
#512Graphics(Jam)3.41
#574Innovation(Jam)2.95
#888Fun(Jam)2.55
#1362Coolness46%

Comments

ManuelGF says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:05am

Short, but it makes you feel as if you were the main character. I felt a bit sad myself

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:11am

i like the art style and the idea, but i have to admit, i did not get far :/

ripter says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:11am

Windows only?

shiroookami says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:14am

If you get stuck, remember you can zoom in on the table and mirror. Also the items are highlighted. Hope you enjoy the game! :D

Ybalrid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:17am

Got an invalid .zip...

faemir says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:22am

Superb mood and audio, dripping with atmosphere! Short, but the spectacle of what is there was worth the trade-off imho.

donaldm says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:25am

This was a very interesting game. It had a very creep atmosphere and and I thought the mood of the game was done very well. The graphics were very hard on the eyes and I really did not understand very well what to do or how to play.

blurryroots says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:42am

Very creepy atmosphere. I really liked your voice acting.
Great experience!

DrPrettyPatty says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:09am

Also got an invalid .zip

Azure_Kyte says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:38am

While very short, this was a cool little game, with a sad (but foreseeable) twist.

The only piece of feedback I would really offer is that, in future you find a way to remove the noise from the sound effects. You can do this rather easily and quickly within Audacity, for future reference. As others have said, the dark colours made things a bit hard to see at times (The doorknob was where I got caught up on for a while), but it still fit the mood well.

Good job with this! :D

Downtown says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:43am

Mood and audio was really good. Interacting with things was a bit awkward, was there a set order you had to go through the objects in? I got to the end but mainly just by going back and forth over each area and discovering things were clickable.

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:08am

I wish it have mac or web version.

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:14am

Really liked the mood and the sound was cool, but i didnt get that far despite the "creepy" atmosphere

conradte3 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:18am

Nice! I always love to see artistic games like this. I was quite creeped out at some points even though I didn't really fear that anything would happen to me, the atmosphere was just that good. The idea of darkness was conveyed very well, and not just in graphics, although those were great as well.

panda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:58am

I wish there was a web version.

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:14am

Nice

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Great voice acting and atmosphere, I was a little confused at first but I got to the end. Nice take on the premise and a solidly creepy story.

bitfrost says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:29pm

You guys rocked this one! The music is great, atmosphere is awesome, and I love the voice acting. Great job guys.

Lou Byrd says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:34pm

The atmosphere really involves you.

mahalis says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:18pm

Creepy! Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the subtly "off" things, like the number of people changing in the picture on the wall. Nice use of the simple art style too.

Patomkin says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 10:40am

The combined keyboard and mouse controls were very obscure and the doorknob at the end was very hard to see. Other than that, a good entry :)
Oh, and the .zip in the first download link is corrupted for some reason

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