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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ScareBear

by Mr_Field - Jam Entry

Made in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 37 by a team of young'ins, Robin Field and Billy Hobson.

Themed around one room, your bedroom and the extravagence of a child's imagination.

Make friends with a chivalrous knight and a very sad doll- and overcome your fear.

(Updated: Fixed shadows randomly refusing to display, fixed some more collision problems, attempted to fix bug with getting the dress, although I don't think it's quite fixed yet.)

Arrows - Movement

X - interact

Z - Dodge

You can press P to skip the 'find the dancers' section of the game if you're stuck, although I highly recommend listening closely to doorways and trying to figure it out, as you'll be missing out on a large portion of the game.

(Follow the music)

It's a bit of a weird one,and painfully rushed and incomplete,but hopefully enjoyable. :)

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Ratings

Coolness84%
#22Mood(Jam)4.32
#38Overall(Jam)4.13
#39Audio(Jam)4.11
#43Graphics(Jam)4.53
#61Fun(Jam)3.95
#165Innovation(Jam)3.68
#206Theme(Jam)3.95
#219Humor(Jam)3.24

Comments

TheHighChairs says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:44pm

This is amazing! such a great idea and well executed!

skorpyo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:38pm

Very nice graphics and sound work! But when appear many rooms- I'm started to feel dizzy :D

callym says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:37pm

This was really fun! I really enjoyed the expanding room idea, the sound was a bit crispy sounding at times

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:23pm

Fun soundtrack and cool idea!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:29am

Nice game!
Sadly I Couldn´t find the dancers when the many rooms appeared.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:29am

Nice game, scores at all points!
Sadly I Couldn´t find the dancers when the many rooms appeared.

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Really awesome aesthetic here, reminded me of Undertale or that one weird game mushroomificationified made a while back but then deleted. (NDE I think.) I also got stuck in the dancer section, I think it might have been a bug.

Iak says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:11pm

It's a niice idea...but...after I defeated the knight, I went back to my room and..couldn't do anything. so...it's not exactly fool proof if I can mess something up...I feel like I missed a lot...

Mr_Field says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:16pm

@Iak, the game can be a bit too confusing, you're able to interact with the lightswitch in your bedroom if you go over to it. I'll keep in mind how missable that is for the future. Thanks for trying out our game anyhow. I appreciate the feedback. :)

ursagames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:47pm

This is my favorite entry so far! The boss fights were a lot of fun. The final one was really well done not just mechanically but thematically as well. I can tell a lot of work was put into this game. 5/5 all across the board.

Karreg says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Hello !

The game seems to be very funny, but I'm stucked.

SPOIL :
I didn't succeded to reach the knight (behind the wall). The wall raises too fast. I tried many things, talked to the white character in the fields and the other one in the bedroom when I turn off the light, but nothing seems to be usefull. Can you help me please ? ^^

ursagames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:55pm

@Karreg You can press Z to "dodge" which lets you move faster, with that you can make it to the knight!

Mr_Field says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:55pm

@Karreg

You've got to dodge over the wall by pressing Z. :)
I probably should've explained that to the player better.

Skruffye says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:26pm

Wow, this was absolutely brilliant. I really can't find much to criticise here at all other than its length. (not because I expect anyone to be able to do more over an LD, but because I just wanted to play for longer!)

The atmosphere was excellent, the concept was twisted and tantalising, the graphics works superbly with the concept and the music was almost surprisingly on point.

Even the parts where I got stuck were fantastic, because I was able to find my way out of them by just thinking carefully for a short time and didn't have to decrypt some contrived game dev logic to proceed.

Really well done guys--so far this is one of my favourite picks from LD37. Please don't stop making games! ^^v

shnitzhell says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:58pm

well done!!! the sounds are a bit annoying but i got use to it somehow xD overall great job!

Mayhem Makers says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:18pm

This is definitively one of my favorites submissions so far. Loved the idea, the atmosphere and the art was really cute.

I got stuck in a bug tho, I think. I managed to solve the dancers puzzle, got the dress, but it didn't trigger any different dialogue or event with the doll. Then I tried do go through the dancers puzzle once more, but that made me get stuck in the black screen below the room.

I don't know it that was a bug or if I just didn't understand what I was supposed to do, but I'll check the game again later to reach the end.

SbstnC says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:24pm

Many things are amazing in this game. The dodge is soooooo cute. Your way to get around the limitations of the theme was clever.

I had maaany attempts to beat the knight, but finally got him. I wander for a looooooong time in the rooms, before figuring out the trick.
Then I found the dress, but when I found the guy needing it, I could never give it to him, then I was transported, in a black screen, totally black exept for the character. Then I was outside my room, there was as mask in the middle of it, but I could never enter the room again (it's like I'm telling a dream ^^ )

Was that a glitch ?

Mr_Field says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:04am

I must've accidentally messed something up when i

Mr_Field says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:06am

/\ That's what I get for trying to respond directly after getting up in the morning. :P

Anyhow, I must've messed something up when fixing some collisions, I'll see what I can do to sort it out.

GanonsSpirit says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 2:39am

I believe I encountered a bug. I found the dancer and got the dress, but the doll kept giving me the same dialogue as before. So I went to find the dancer again, but as soon as I go through a door, the screen goes black. I walked up and I was outside the room, with no apparent way to get back in.

senabryer says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:50am

Excellent Yume Nikki vibe from this game!

Mr_Field says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:14am

@GanonsSpirit

I've been aware of this bug, but so far I haven't been able to recreate it at all in order to find it, if you could recount your steps or give me any important information as to what you did to encounter this, it'd help me out a lot.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:39pm

Goosebumpsss..
GREAT Entry!
This game is awesome!
Really I love the art and the atmosphere!
The music is also cool and the gameplay smooth!

Well done!

samt2510 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Nice, well done with this entry. The art style reminds me of Undertale this is not a bad thing as i loved undertale. Nice

indrkl says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 1:20pm

The theme and game mechanics are very well tied together, as a little girld tries to overcome her fears through very limited tools. Really good entry. The second puzzle was interesting, I really liked it when I figured it out, but until then it was like wtf?

oyoh says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 12:55pm

Really nice game but how do i beat the /*SPOIL bear boss?*/ I'm stuuuuck !

Mr_Field says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 1:18pm

@oyoh

You've got to interact with the toys when he's calm in order to get them to attack him. Then when he's on his final stage, and has become calm, you have to go interact with him yourself.

Hope this helps, I'm glad you enjoyed the game. :)

hlavik211 says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:05pm

Amazing game and nice graphic.

MrErdalUral says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:14pm

Awesome graphics and storytelling thank you for the game

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 9:04pm

My five stars to the mood of the game. I was instantely propulsed in your universe. Also the game is really smooth, and the camera has been worked well.
Had big troubles to understand what to do with the "boss fight", but I liked to have to go back and forth in the room to finally discover the escapism of the child's Dreams.
Well, well thought.

Cheers!
Good job guys.

Mr_Field says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 9:53pm

@Ekilibr

We're super glad you enjoyed the game so much!

I understand what you mean with the boss fight, I had to rush it in the final hour of the jam, so it didn't turn out quite like I wanted, and I didn't have the time to convey to the player what was going on. Something that needs some serious work post-jam.

Thanks a lot for the feedback.

Ellian says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 3:38pm

MAN WHAT A FANTASTIC ENTRY.
Man this was really fun, it had a lot to it and I could play an actual entire game revolving around this premise. The creepiness is fantastic, the kid's dream hing is great, the music is really nice, the graphics are perfect, and even if the gameplay could be refined a bit it was a great experience! Thanks a lot <3

yuigoto says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 6:43pm

It really gave me that Yume Nikki feeling, with a bit of Finding Teddy too! :O Really great take on the theme, great concept for a game, also really well executed! :)

The graphics are beautiful, really well made and everything's so well pieced together, like the room changing mechanic.

On the audio dept., really well done music and sfx, the music really helps set the mood in the game, and bring a distinct, yet cohesive, feeling for each change.

Controls are responsive and work really nice for me in here!

Amazing work, Congrats! :D

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