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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Roomba's Revenge

by MessinaBrothers - Jam Entry

T’was the night before Festivus and stashed in this room
Was a little device that was made to vacuum.

Roomba spent years cleaning up in good faith,
until a shiny new roombot appeared like a wraith.

The threat of replacement filled Roomba with dread,
Until visions of vengeance danced in its head.

With the Airing Of Grievances close at hand,
It was time for ol’ Roomba to take its last stand.

Devouring trinkets, destroying all in its sight ---
A rampage of revenge for Roomba’s final night.


W/D Forward/Backward
A/D Rotate
R Reset position (in case you get stuck)

To run on Mac, run this command in the Terminal:
chmod 755 roombas\\ revenge


AfroAnt - Lead Programmer
Amprsnd - UI & Story Designer
Deak - Sound Engineer
Evil_As_Shit - 3D Artist
Kimi - 3D Artist
TacomaBert - Artist
Xeerot - Level Designer

Update 1.02:
Fixed score bug on reset. Previously, the score displayed in the end-game screen would always be the first game's score. Now properly uses the latest game's score in the end-game screen.

Downloads and Links




Spab says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:01am

Amazing Game! Hilarious in every way, and i loved the way the main menu operates!

jerwil says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:09am

The intro was super cute and creative! The game matches roomba's sounds perfectly. I love how it feels like poor roomba is dying when the battery level is critical. The overall style is great, from the menu to the scoreboard, the design is fantastic. The graphics are perfect as well. The music made me feel like I was on a noble quest to destroy all the lamps. The actual gameplay could use a little variety though, as there isn't much replay value. Overall, a cute, fun and well-executed game!

fullmontis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:43pm

It is a fun chaos simulator! I really enjoyed smashing into the furniture. Maybe a little too basic ad far as gameplay goes. Also very funny backstory.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:50pm

All hail the Roombas, the new world leaders! Absolutely fantastic and hilarious concept, which fits perfectly the Jam's theme. The art style is really solid (great lighting effects), controls are smooth and the music is fitting for some happy household mayhem. A truly enjoyable experience with a fantastic presentation, really enjoyed playing this one. Congratulations! Skynet starts with this ;)

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:16pm

Main idea of the game is very good...good luck to developers!!!

tommarx69 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:27pm

Very cool game !
Music is fun and I really like the idea :)
My score is 565

Dejvo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:11pm

I LOVE this game! The menu- perfect. destruction, roomba everything! I've also made a roomba game, but it's worse than this :D this is so good!

rayriver says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:33am


nlbi21 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:34am

I loved the music, also used the Christmas dates to add to the game that I liked too, the interface (UI) is quite creative I liked it very much also, very good game :D good work.

Dvorgaz says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:11am

Really solid gameplay and visuals. The menu was pretty clever, even if it wasn't obvious how it works at first.

fauche_j says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:07pm

I really enjoy it. Fun to play and graphics really nice.

Cerberus says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:58am

i really loved your game, the gameplay was awesome, loved the graphics and music, and the menus where really cool too. the story was also right on the spot. awesome work!!

Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:18pm

Pretty good all around. That poem won me over from the start.

erik says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:10am

You've got some really nice touches in here. I would be cool to see a recharge mechanic along with some different sorts of challenges.

gcardozo says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:39am

This game is really awesome! It brings the satisfaction of a good destructible environment, the story and gameplay are really unique, art, music/sounds all fit very well together! Congratulations guys, your game is a ton of fun! :D

hadesfury says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:35am

Haha, odd thing, the stuff I liked most was the blinking lamps !
It's a bit hard to steer, but I guess it comes qith being a Roomba.

Haddy22 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:12pm

I liked the transitions between levels. Pretty neat

Gipzo says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 8:39pm

Nice game, cool menu and music. Man, those people have too much vases and lamps :)
Got more than 1000 score on second try, but game showed me only 905 - this could be a bug :)

Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:43pm

Fun little game. Great menu & ui. Love the poetry. Well done.

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 11:51pm

Pretty fun and complete entry. Smashing things is always entertaining. The last few percent of energy making my movement slow down so much was infuriating a few times. "Noo, so close!" :D

Good graphics, both in the game and the design of the menu. Sound and music were good as well.

axoona says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 7:20pm

nice concept, really fun. The controls felt a bit stiff though. Is there a way to recharge Roomba?

Kevin_B says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 1:01pm

I can't open 7z files

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