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

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Sadu - Clown For Hire

by hoqjed - Jam Entry

Help this poor clown inject some fun into his soul by blowing some balloons...oh wait, he's still sad :(

Created by:
- Justin Luk: Environment art, Programming (@madcapacity)
- Ryan Dallaire: Programming (@jumboorange)
- Russ Dawson: Audio (@EvilObjective)
- Farhan Qureshi: Character art / animation (@jedlondo)

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vividhelix says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:56am

10/10 would blow again.

Elenesski says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:44am

It's so hard to hit the right keys when you are laughing so hard; and like there is two and their right next to each other, and I still couldn't hit them. Loved the game. Good use of both themes. Well done. Calgary Game Developers ROCK!

savethejets1 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:42pm

5/5 You blew this one out of the water...

local306 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:48pm

I hope the kids don't mind that I filled their balloons with my smoker's cough...

Dooskington says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:37pm

Funny concept! I loved the animations

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:40pm

That was awesome. You REALLY shouldve implemented audio though.. that would've made the game 12/10.

kebabskal says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:45pm

I don't get it.

hoqjed says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:45pm

@PlasterPhantom There actually is audio. Which build did you play?

fullmontis says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:54pm

This is quite unique in its own mood. Really enjoyed it. Gameplay could be improved upon though.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:27am

Nice work on incorporating both themes. Reminds me of Krusty, especially in his sigh when he pops a balloon. Love the music.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:36pm

Audio absolutely sells this game from the pathetic sounds of the clown to the background murmur of the partygoers who are clearly ignoring the clown. Balloon blowing gets a bit glitchy if you spam the blow key. Sad clowns are funny.

broknecho says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 5:34am

Haha very moody and character development is pretty amazing. Animation was great. Gameplay is a little lacking but still a funny entry!

Nice work!

kezhaar says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:21pm

Awesomely depressing ! Good work XD

rjhelms says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:19pm

That poor, poor clown. This is an awesome take on the theme, and good fun to boot.

It looks like there's a bug (at least in the Windows build) with restarting after game over - it didn't reset my score, and things seemed to freeze up after popping my first balloon on the second playthough. No biggie as quitting and relaunching is easy.

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