Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Stavros the DAVROS

by DustyStylus - Compo Entry

Stavros is late for a fancy dress party, and has just managed to squeeze his ample gait into his fancy dress costume (apparently related to some British sci-fi... no idea what!) and his ride is early! Get Stavros to the green door without knocking him out of his costume.

!!! HINTS !!! :-
If you're finding the starting stairs problematic (as these aliens used to pre-90s), then be brave and just launch off them and change direction in mid-air before landing.

KEYS: X and Z.
X - Flip chair movement horizontal.
Z - Flip chair movement vertical.

If possible, use the Unity3D version in Firefox or other. I've prepared a WebGL export as well, but the shadowing is a bit funky. Alternatively, standalone versions are available.

I've added the C# scripts only as I'm on a 3G connection at the moment. When I get WiFi access I'll put the project and resources up as well.

Coding: Unity3D, C#
Graphics: Blender3D, Pixelmator
Music: Cubase, Reaper, Synapse Audio plugins Hydra and DUNE 2
FX: Reaper, Ohm Force QuadFrohmage (ring modulator) + crappy mic

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FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:20am

Looks cute! I couldn't press any key to restart though :(

candlesan says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:28am

Pretty cute! Had trouble really figuring out what the controls were and yet after playing for a while was still able to get pretty far.

tazdij says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:25am

I would have liked to see instructions in game. but overall nice work.

Finestep says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:45am

nerf stairs

TaoPhoenix says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:11am

Yeah, all that art work, for me only to be "ruined" by trying to jam it into the 2 keys bit. The controls were *very* strange.

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:36am

For the stairs, you need to be brave! Launch off them and then change direction mid-air. :)

Zeezgames says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:06pm

Hi, i liked this game the controls were tricky but i soon got into it, the jump down stairs was fun tried that many times and happy once i got it :)

overally nice game and will play more later :)

SamH says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:18pm

Okay, it’s funny and the art is well done, but the controls really ruin it. Even after 5 minutes I still feel like I’m hitting the keys at random and hope something good happens. It may be part of the experience but it’s frustrating.

5you says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Did anyone manage to get down the stairs (and not die) ? Weird game...

Check out Digicross, playable in solo/multi/coop :

jacobturn says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:49pm

i like it!

pkenney says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:50pm

Ha, a Davros costume is pretty ambitious, nice work there Stavros.

This game is nuts. Nice soundtrack and totally whacky controls were fun to experiment with. I made it down the stairs but wow it wasn't easy.

One small note, it says press any key to retry but I think only spacebar worked for me.

aamatniekss says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Real funny! :D the controls were hard though, 2 buttons don't work very well with this, but I guess the hard controls was one of the main point, like QWOP. :)

SvenFrankson says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Made it to the door, don't really know how ^^'

Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Really cool concept, but I couldn't figure out how to control him. It's too bad because the rest of the graphics and audio and such were excellent.

justinooncx says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:57pm

Pretty funny game! Actually managed to get the hang of it and escape. Love the whooshing sound effects!

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Argh, sorry guys, you're right!
"Input.GetKeyDown(KeyCode.Space)" should be:- "Input.anyKeyDown"

I think this fix is acceptable in the Rules, so I'll upload new versions with that fixed.

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:10pm

In the start room, try pressing Z a few times. He should flip from going UP to DOWN (isometrically) each time. Pressing X flips him from LEFT to RIGHT (isometrically).

It's meant to be a bit confusing, but I didn't intend it to annoy people as much as it did. Looks like Stavros isn't the only one with major butthurt. Eh, ToaPhoenix?

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Sorry, apologies to ToaPhoenix.

The controls DO suck, and I'm to blame for that. Not TaoPhoenix's fault for making perfectly valid criticism. Sorry.

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:37pm

Post-Compo Changes:
- fixed anyKey by changing prompt to space (and esc for menu)
- found Physics code that should be in FixedUpdate() instead of Update() - some of you may have had crazy Physics going on dependant on your computer speed!!

nonetheless says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:49pm

Looks good, but really hard to control...

rzuf says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:44pm

ahAHAaah, don't listem to them, the controls are great! They add to overall hilarity! No wonder daleks are so frustrated all the time.
I menaged to finish it, not sure how, but I had a great time, thank you. :D

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:30pm

I had no idea what the difference was between Z and X haha. But I made it to the door without popping!

Diel Mormac says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:08am

This game really made me laugh!
How the character shake inside this "thing";
Funny game!

scriptorum says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:03am

I'm enjoying the party. Stavros is an animal!

rnlf says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:15pm

Getting down the stairs seems too much of a learning curve. It's SO hard. Even with the hint.

The guy looks really silly, in a good way. The sounds are hilarious, too!

+1 for Doctor Who reference.

freaknarf says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Hahaha cool funny game :) i loved to make him fall, nice fun comining weird controls + fun physics.
A bit easy once you get it but that was nice !

OwT says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 10:48pm

I did it! I got to the door without dying!
But again... I'm not quite sure why would anyone want to go to any party in such a silly, impractical costume.

the-arrival says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 10:32am

somehow physics based games with clunky controls are allways fun

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