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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'Sukitup' (Robot Vacuum Simulator 2016)

by TolMera - Compo Entry

Who knew cleaning could be fun?

Help this little Robot vacuum stay safe from the stairs while it cleans the room it's in.

Watch out though, it gets harder as levels progress!




--- How it plays ---

Room rotation seems to be faster on bigger screens, so might be a bit sluggish on small monitors.

Each level removes a section of wall from around the room, Get past Level 7 and You're into expert territory!

Hold one mouse button down to go faster
Hold two mouse buttons down to go much faster



--- EDITS MADE SINCE SUBMISSION ---

I've fixed the High Score chart, it was pretty broken, does not affect game play, but is just nice to see it working.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#183Humor2.94
#225Innovation3.37
#289Theme3.63
#432Fun2.89
#476Mood2.63
#480Overall2.95
#548Graphics2.32
#1133Coolness39%

Comments

cjke.7777 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:59am

Interesting take on the theme. The controls were a little clunky (it felt slow to rotate) but was fun none-the-less

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:31pm

Cool little game! It was a bit too hard to rotate the room, I really had to drag my mouse a couple of meters to make a full 360 spin ;) Also the game slows down (on my computer) when rotating the room.

Cool idea, and with some tweaks it can be really good!

Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:31pm

I like the idea of rotating the room, but it doesn't work so well on my machine (Mac) for whatever reason.

I love that this is the SECOND Roomba-related game that I've played in this LD. Those robots need all the love that they can get.

vini60 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:37pm

Clunky, but good effort.

automatonvx says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:37am

Good concept, if you bounce of the walls its like a variation on breakout, but bugs kill fun.

srakowski says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:07am

Very cool idea, the mechanic was really neat. Funny, would also have worked for the 3rd runner up theme "Control the environment not the characters". Well done!

CoderDozer says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Nice idea, really have to work the mouse. I'm not sure if the first level is meant to be a training level, but the robot seems to pass through the wall as it speeds up.

TolMera says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:31pm

Hey Thanks all who have played it so far! :) It's really awesome reading the feedback.

Sadly that passing through the walls occasionally is a really annoying bug! and slow rotation on some computers is really annoying too. Sadly with work I won't have time to make things better, but next Ludum Dare for sure! :) (I'll see about sticking this on GitHub and open-sourcing it. Maybe even put up a youtube walk through of the code.)

@automatronvx yea, the original idea was to make a breakout type game, without the Paddle, but turned into this, which was pretty awesome. It's all about bounding off the walls and picking the angle that's going to work for you :) Which I thought was awesome fun.

@srakowski I really did like the "control the environment , not the player" theme, so mixed it in here. :)

TolMera says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:25pm

Sorry just noticed the Src was broken. here it is! My bad :(

Dejvo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:22pm

Yaay another Roomba game! good job!

Mack101dog says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:37am

Use of the theme was great. The controls were a little clunky, other than that, good job.

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:11am

Feels like a breakout that rotates, which isn't a bad thing at all. I like the idea of speeding up the little robot too. I think it'd "feel" better to use arrow keys or something to rotate the room, instead of the mouse. Good work.

jimmynoshoes says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 8:19pm

Fun game, it's satisfying to sweep up the blocks.

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