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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by springogeek - Compo Entry

You are a police detective, asked to investigate a double homicide.

A millionaire woke up this morning to find two thieves dead in his super secure vault.

Search the crime scene for clues and discover what really happened...

Arrow-keys/D-pad: Move around
Z (or N or C): Inspect where you are facing, Close dialogs.
X (or M or V): Use the currently equipped item.
Enter: Open the Pause/Inventory menu

Up/Down: Select item
Z: Equip or Unequip
X: Close inventory

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TechXSoftware says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:00am

Simple good graphics, moment felt a bit weird, good story.

cjke.7777 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:11am

Really great style, clean graphics and smooth controls

springogeek says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:33am

Thanks for the comments :) I think the movement would have seemed better if it had been in the pokemon style, where the room moves, not the character.

Mieeh says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Simple art, smooth gameplay. Movement felt a bit weird but overall good.

leo_p_mahon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:08pm

Ooooh Pico 8! I love the pico 8. Been meaning to make a pico 8 game for a while.

Like your graphical style and the overall feel is great.

Why can there not be one dual purpose interaction and inspection button? I found it confusing when to press both but maybe thats just me.

Also what am I meant to do with the ***SPOILER*** teapot?

springogeek says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:29pm

Yeah, I'm not entirely happy with my use of buttons here. Watching a friend play it today made that very evident.

Sadly, the teapot does nothing except look pretty. It resulted from a joking conversation with a friend, and it fit the theme. The vault protects the teapot :P

impbox says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:55pm

hmm, i like the idea, was really excited about it, but the mystery kind of died? did I miss something? I like the art and style. Reminds me of Police Quest. I think you should continue work on this and expand it. Make a cool detective adventure game =)

springogeek says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:13pm

Unfortunately i ran out of time to really flesh out the story, so I've mostly left it to the player to make up their own ideas of what happened. Thanks for trying it though :)

qbicfeet says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:40pm

Short but sweet. Seconding the suggestions that you should expand on this, it's really cute and I want more of it.

caranha says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:44am

I like the sprite work!

At first it was not obvious in-game that you could press enter to open the item menu, so thought picking up the teapot made it impossible to pick up the rope. Maybe add a message somewhere in-game to explain it?

Thanks for the game!

Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Not sure what really happened, but its an interesting game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:44am

Pretty easy to follow, nice to see some sort of criminal investigation games at one of these. Great work!

jackyjjc says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:10am

The graphics is nice but the game is a bit short. However well done finishing the game!

Karai17 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:26am

Very nice job! I really enjoyed it, just wish it had more to it! (Not entirely sure what happened at the end) Great game!

Nexus64 says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:09pm

Interesting, but short. The puzzle is very straightforward (except for the teapot, I have no idea of what it is for) but it has merit for being developed for pico.

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