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

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

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Elephant in "The Room"

by xesenix - Compo Entry

Did anyone expect dark ninja elephant that can hide in bright colored room?

John and Lisa are living in "The Room" but can they address Elephant living in the room with them before they get crushed?

This game is based on absolutely the worst film ever made so dont expect it to be any better than absolutely the worst game ever (or at least the worst made by me).

I have used this opportunity to learn coding in es6 with use of webpack around Phaser Js Engine so if anyone is interested how to use them together check source code.
I have also for the firs time used Spine 2d for character animation they look horrible but they work I like to refer to those character as "bad art".

And last think i have tested my new instruments i have got couple a days ago with my new midi controller. Soundtrack is probably only redeeming quality of this game.

Do not miss Fake Review section on game page

This game has some references did you spot them all (hint: boring game play is one of them)?

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MestR says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:43am

It doesn't load for me.

KJB of IBwWG says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:16am

Doesn't finish loading, Firefox on win7x64. A green bar appears after a couple seconds, and grows to about 1/3 the width of the black box it's in, then stops forever.

cjke.7777 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:56am

Well that was different! Very interesting take on the theme. Thanks for submitting.

sanojian says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:20pm

Doesn't work for me, Chrome on MacOS. Getting error:
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'apply' of undefined(…)

xesenix says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:40pm

@MestR @KJB of IBwWG @sanojian i think i did fix it loading google font made some race race condition

mutuware says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:08pm

Works fine for me, however I did it feel it was tearing me apart, Lisa!

xesenix says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:18pm

@mutuware i did not hit her oh hi mutuware

Kurakurt says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Very easy!

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:49pm

Interesting theme-use! Music is pretty good too. Keep it up.

Shockk says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:50pm

This was a little bit surreal, I'm not exactly sure what was going on.

automatonvx says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:23am

well that was weird

Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:25am

Works for me - Firefox on a Mac. I love the beautifully hideous graphics and simple gameplay!

xclementx says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:51am

Ahaha funny ! More sounds effects would be nice :p

xesenix says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:57am

@xclementx true but i couldnt work more on it if i did i think i would get cancer or something

xclementx says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:18am

@xesenix i dont want to you get cancer ! <3

cushycode says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:16am

I love the concept with the elephant! However, the game is boring.

xesenix says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:49am

@cushycode I wanted to Imitate the source as much as i could if you did know "The Room" you would know what i mean but I do not recommend it

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:29am

took a couple tries to get it to load, interesting game but not really my style.

Haddy22 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:34am

I got 302- just kept jumping on them as they got up :)

funny little game

It loaded fine for me- but I had to be very patient- it was a black screen for a while, then eventually I got the loading bar- then it came up.

xesenix says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:21am

@Haddy22 nice result my is around 550 they got up faster and faster each time you jump on them. You made me realized that the game doesnt load if it isnt focused :| i will be sending fix for that thanks.

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:45pm

Runs fine for me. Pretty weird.

KJB of IBwWG says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:11pm

Works now, thanks for fixing. I found it pretty funny even though I don't know the original reference. The music really fit well. Could have used some sfx though. Not very challenging / engaging beyond that, but I liked the elephant cutout anim.

tylerraz says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:06pm

The music does fit with the ninja elephant :)

The roommate sprites just begged to be crushed - punchable face kinda thing going on

littleball says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:38am

Interesting... a little strange, but I think I like it :)

Moski says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:49am

Before the LD37 jam began, we had some concepts for games, and one was exactly "Elephant in the room". So, when my friend JorgeGameDev asked me to select which game to play next, I chose at random the one that said Elephant, and then my mind went blank for a second. Then we laughed due to the coincidence. Checking this game out was destiny!

And it's exactly the opposite of what we envisioned, in a good way! Heck, this was so surreal I fell in love with it since the title screen. Everything looks rough, yes, but even then, it somehow fits perfectly.

The game is simple, but holding down the button to increase the jumping speed felt like something that was different from the norm. So, while this wasn't exactly the greatest thing ever, it showed something that could later on be refined or even adjusted to other projects.

Great work! I hope you had a fun time making it, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the future!

xesenix says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:11am

@Moski thanks i hoped to make something so bad that i use all bad karma on it so my next game wont suffer from it :P especially that im making something bigger that i want to succeed

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:40am

Silly. Love the tuba music.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Well it's kind of ... weird, but it was fun to crush the roomies :D

ChatPion says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:44pm

It runs on firefox for me. Pretty weird game.

psychomonster says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:04am

hmhm joahhhh... I crushed them ... a jumping elephant in a robber costume :) fine... I was amused ^^

Zeriver says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:17am

Very clever use of theme, the idea of ninja elephant is really funny and music just fits great. It's really great that you push yourself with LD and learn new things and to be honest results are pretty good, i mean you got working game with a decent gameplay. I mean gameplay is kinda repetitive but still fun to play.

Phantom Lab says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 12:12pm

I did not beat the game, it's not true! It's bullshit! I did not beat the game! I did *not*. Oh hi, Mark.

Dec 22, 2016 @ 7:23pm

That was interesting. I set a new high score of 435. So yeah. Good job. I love how you made it intentionally bad, which makes it great. Awesome job!

kptemre says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 4:51am

Nice game! I mean ok not much story but there is something satisfying crushing your neighbors.

Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:49pm

Funny idea, my best score was 313. Music fits the game very well ! Just missing some sound effects :)

The elephant design is great XD

Dec 29, 2016 @ 12:48pm

Funny idea, and the music is top notch.
But I thinkg the game is missing feedback a lot, on player's actions and also on your roomates' detection ability (range, when they spot you...)

xesenix says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 4:36pm

@Oddly Shaped Pixels sorry that i didnt make obvious that they are blind and they can spot you only if they walk into you :P

Dec 30, 2016 @ 8:53pm

Very strange game. The music is pretty great, and fits very well. I didn't really understand the losing condition.

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