Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Welcome to my Room

by tinyworlds - Jam Entry

Who is the person living here?
An atmospheric, little game with hand-drawn graphics.

Controls
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move: ARROW keys
action: SPACE

(note: game may take a bit long to load)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness82%
#44Audio(Jam)4.09
#57Mood(Jam)4.07
#181Graphics(Jam)4.11
#510Overall(Jam)3.25
#541Humor(Jam)2.30
#563Innovation(Jam)2.91
#661Theme(Jam)3.15
#795Fun(Jam)2.47

Comments

Loyance says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:33am

That is a really calm game with neatly drawn graphics.
Though I couldn't really catch the hidden sense of the game, I still liked the relaxing atmosphere. Great job!

tigerfinch says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:42am

I'm not sure how long I would keep playing a game like this, but I enjoyed it for a short period, really like the atmosphere. Love the art / music style too.

Kurakurt says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:22pm

Simple and beautiful, but we need more animations!

tinyworlds says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:26pm

Thanks everbody for the feedback so far! Glad you seem to like the style :)
I agree @Kurakurt it would prob benefit from some animations to make the level more lively. Also @tigerfinch, yes I think this wouldn't work like this as a longer game. Good I made it short ^^

avalkyrie says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:27pm

Nice music and compelling atmosphere. Kind of deep for a short game, I feel like I got to know the developer by playing this.

Yamzho says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Lovely and poetic. Thank you!

TijmenTio says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:48pm

Very moody. I like that the last door went to the website. Cool pictures on there. Bye.

Tuism says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:57pm

Really pretty, really cool little narrative thingy, but there's just about no "game" here...

A really nice art piece.

terop says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:04pm

sounds were nice and the graphics looks good. I looked especially what kind of 2d effects you managed to code in such short time and overall the game looks great.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:04pm

Atmosphere was great, a nice contemplative game.

Drawings were really cute, would have been perfect with a character walking instead. And that music... I was in a poem for a few minutes.

Well, it was for me more like a travel in your world than a "game" but it was peaceful and calmed my mind.

Thank you for this !!! :D

Levin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:15am

This game proves that Flash is not dead! I love the atmosphere and the graphics.

xclementx says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:17am

Wahou ! Atmosphere is really nice, love the audio. Well done mate !

Potato Dog says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:35am

Cool music! And great feel to the game.

AlmightyTuna says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:20am

Wonderful art and music. I feel as though there is some deeper meaning here that I am missing

columhiggins says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:30am

Really beautiful. Thanks for creating. I look forward to more from Tiny Worlds.

Artsicle says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:52am

Cool room

Sarkriss says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:52am

The art and the audio are really awesome, even though the game is not that fun. :)

Nice work !

cushycode says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:12am

Charming hand-drawing graphics and the brilliant main character. There is almost no gameplay, but the atmosphere of this little something is totally relaxing. I like all these tiny elements - the mushroom, plants, etc. However, sometimes it was hard to read the text above them, because the font is too thin and the player overlay labels time to time.

Tkachov says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:45am

Nice one. Soft music, good graphics.
Yet I thought it would be a bit more interactive.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:56am

Great water color graphics. I'm very like it! Brilliant relax game like Flower.

DMinsky says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:34am

Interesting art style and story

madmarcel says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:01am

That is a lovely game, enjoyed that very much.

WarmLemon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:24pm

like the atmosphere. chill and relax.

Hores says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:26pm

Amazing! I really liked the simple and limited controls against the pictures. Great entry!

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:04pm

Good music and feelings!

Ludipe says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:21pm

Really liked the hand-drawn graphics and the overall presentation. Perhaps it'd be cool to put those items in different rooms that you can explore in any order; it's always nice to let players express themselves through gameplay, even if they can only choose the order in which they find things. Exploration and discovery are powerful feelings :-)

tinyworlds says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Thanks everybody for the wonderful comments. Some of them honestly made my eyes a bit wet ^^
@Ludipe Thanks for the thoughtful comment. I like your approach on things, may try this out with another project. Here I decided trough the theme to rather explore different versions of the same room :)

Pepejson says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:57am

After hard day it is a kind of game I would play :) cool relaxing music, and amazing art.

VersatileBox says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:10am

Neat game. Really relaxing.
I loved the music

60fingers says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:11am

Why didn't you use some of the cool photos from your Website as Art for thi game?

JK5000 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:02am

Very relaxing.

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:50pm

I approve of your use of hand-drawn art, definitely makes it stand out from all the low-res pixel art entries (mine included). Very peaceful and easy to get through. Well done!

winipcfg says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:52pm

Calm atmosphere

Jupitron says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:19pm

Great art and its cool to express yourself through a game though its not the kind of stuff that i enjoy most i really value your effort and work.

Boberro says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:33pm

I don't know much about poetic stuff, but I liked both art and music ;)

#gmdsgn says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:05pm

That's something of my type ! Really nice design ! I love the style and overall feel

neontropics says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:18pm

I loved the music, and I like the idea and the little texts a lot. Great mood piece! The character is a bit too slow for me, but the music was good enough that I didn't really care.

Michalidis says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:48pm

I can't believe how amazing the artstyle worked in this game :) You have inspired me a lot with this one :)

Speaking more about your game - the audio and mood of the game were far beyond average... I felt like in a head of somebody who might have some problems BUT there are always these small things in our lives that make us forget about everything and calm us down :)

Very nice one :) totally liked it :)

andyman404 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:38am

Sweet and relaxing experience! I like the hand-drawn aesthetics and the atmosphere created by the music/sounds.

Tilemapping says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:08pm

Right in the feels

pcmxms says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:03pm

Beautiful game.

Zettelkasten says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:29pm

This game spreads a calm mood, it is really relaxing.
I'd love to see the story told evolve though

ijzm says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:10pm

DAWWWWWWWWW this was cute. I love the graphics; it's amazing that you hand drew everything! It really gives the game a certain charm and really sets the mood. I found the movement a little on the slow side, but I enjoyed what I played nonetheless.

~Random-storykeeper

jramell says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:12pm

I really liked the art style. It blended really well with the background music and sound effects. Also, good pacing. I feel it likes more interactivity, but it's a relaxing experience.

Your Post Mortem was pretty interesting! I might use its structure as a reference when writing my own. Keep it up! I hope to see you in more Ludum Dares :)

axoona says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:23pm

the mood in this game is just lovely. And the music is extraordinary!
It's surely presents a new definition of "game". I might even say poetry, why not ;)

MementoGames says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:05am

Very relaxing. Loved the art!
I wish more interaction though.

Geti says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:53am

Lovely underspoken stuff.

Lukeryn says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:22pm

This was different and excellent! I would have enjoyed a bit more!

Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:13pm

It's funny that some people still don't consider games as pieces of art.

Dec 25, 2016 @ 2:40pm

Not much real gameplay but the art, music and mood is quite nice and I'm sure that's what it's mostly about so well done :)

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 11:59pm

Very pretty, both graphically and musically. More animation for the main character might've been nice. And collision on objects was absent.

There wasn't much gaming to do. This is more a slightly interactive art piece. A good one at that, but not really a game.

kidando says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 1:29pm

I thought it was going to build up into a horror... but I was wrong. Played it to the end. Good job on submitting your entry. The art style is interesting but works nicely.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 1:01pm

Definitely great in terms of the theme and the mood, liked the audio a lot too! Unique entry, quite artsy.

SamuelSousa says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 4:59pm

I liked how relaxing this makes one feel. Lovely water colors.

automatonvx says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 12:45pm

Nicely done art style, although was a little disappointed by the lack of animation, especially on the character movement. The choice of background music is nice too, but as i understood the rules it seems maybe you should opt out of the audio category if you are using a third party sound track, or at least make it more clear on the LD page that this is the case. Apologies if that sounds too nit-picky. Overall not really my thing due to the lack of gameplay, but appreciate the effort and attempt to do something more personal

tinyworlds says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:26pm

@automatonvx Good point about the audio!
As far as I understand it, it's only for the compo were you can't use resources by other people.
I initially didn't want to opt out of the sound category rating, as I recorded and edited all sounds per se by myself. But I can totally see how the music of bbaTV is dominating the whole experience of the games sound (I credit him in the games titlescreen btw).
I think I'm gonna opt out of the sound category, as I feel like half of the audio experience can be attributed to bbaTV, who did not directly participate in the jam.
Thanks for the feedback!

Jan 10, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Very nice graphics! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/xG2aiO_VsBw

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