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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One Roomba

by 1y1e - Compo Entry

You like coding right? Who doesn't! Combine that with your powers of spacial reasoning and make our friendly little Roomba dance the dance of it's people, and you'll have a grand old time.

One Roomba.

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Ratings

#382Graphics2.93
#448Overall3.00
#526Fun2.53
#1462Coolness24%

Comments

MestR says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:08am

It was unnecessary tedious to write commands for it.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:15am

This would be a great way to introduce people to coding!

limmmmm says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:03pm

very nicely done.

Skoggy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:59pm

Nice, cool concept. Got a bit repetative though

kleinzach says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:08pm

It was quite tedious, especially with only the two commands. I did appreciate the concept though.

stepp says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:55pm

Write commands for last three levels was nightmare (but in a positive way) :D Good idea, good game

iamkraya says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:57pm

I really like the idea of teaching people coding this way! Clever idea. - Joey

mdzimmer says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:01am

Interesting idea. It was a bit annoying to type out each command with a fairly limited set, perhaps it could have benefited from visual scripting like placing blocks or linking nodes. Sounds were also slightly grating, something softer would have been easier to listen to repeatedly.

Aaranos says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:44am

This is great for people interested in learning basic robotics or doing puzzles. Fun, but not really something I'd play for long.

erik says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 1:56am

The concept turned out to be more interesting than I first expected. Perhaps if there was a power constraint and recharge mechanic, it would be even better. I could see it presenting some interesting opportunities for optimization and trying to find the most efficient solution, ala TIS-100. As other have noted, typing is a bit redundant, and a set of clickable buttons might have been nicer.

Dec 31, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Oh man, this reminds me of writing "turtle" back in the day (that's what it was called, right?).

I love me some algorithmic gameplay.

automatonvx says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:36pm

Nice Concept, could be a cool educational thing in a scratch style with a few extras to enhance the fun factor, probably more sound would help. I appreciated the fast forward button

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