Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Doug's Existential Potato Paradox

by Ryan Kline - Jam Entry

This game is a Visual novel about a young man becoming a potato. Doug is a 19 year old man working at Potato Palace.
Some strange occurrences started happening to Doug. Now he is turning into a potato. Time is short, you must find Doug a suitable fate.
Can you make Doug stand the test of time? Doug can go skydiving or rob a bank. Find all potato related endings.

Controls
Press enter to start
Press enter to continue
Use the arrow keys to navigate dialogue options.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness52%
#55Humor(Jam)3.85
#346Fun(Jam)3.35
#396Audio(Jam)3.15
#431Overall(Jam)3.35
#457Graphics(Jam)3.48
#514Theme(Jam)3.38
#559Mood(Jam)3.09
#889Innovation(Jam)2.60

Comments

Marc F. says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:18am

Actually really liked it. Seems simple on the surface, but thematizes on the "shapeshifting" nature of disease and how to deal with that (I think, anyways). Really liked the music, too!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:18am

The art has a lot of character. I was hoping for a surrealist journey, but it ended up being mostly random and not as funny as the premise. I did appreciate the David Bowie reference.

Exolun says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:19am

Entertaining! Good work!

EighthNote says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:22am

hahahahahaha

BrainSlugs83 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:24am

That was awesome. I have to admit I'm a little bit biased (team potato), but my favorite ending was the one where you become the potato king. :-)

pixelgriffin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:42am

This was seriously funny haha, "I have urges to bury myself in the dirt."

dcolgan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:46am

Great, funny a real stoner movie of a computer game. I like these kinds of things a lot, but I would also like to see more real gameplay. I will still rate well though.

GrooveMan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:36am

Both the art style and the writing reminds me a lot of 90s MTV cartoons, and I very much appreciate that.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:55pm

Good Time pass fun game.The concept wise its good specially the music

Rulrite says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:39pm

An original interpretation of the theme, to say the least! You guys did an awesome job, especially with so many backgrounds and branching pathways... story/text-based games are a lot of work when you're under a strict time limit. The music was excellent, too, ranging from light-hearted and fun to downright creepy at times.

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:22am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

jk5000 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 2:50pm

This is really super wierd. Well done.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 6:52pm

Got four different endings before I quit, but I might go back for more... Really funny art and dialog.

medidog says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 6:59pm

A game with multiple endings! Really liked different outcomes, especially **SPOILER ALERT** baked one :D

CaptainPilot says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Excellent game :) Think I played enough to get 8 different endings, the music is sweet, and the humour right up my street!
I wanted an option to make all the text appear at once, but I understand why you wanted to make it quick to skip through! The fact it has a delay on the options so you don't just accidentally pick one is a really nice touch :)

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