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 WarmLemon - Jam Entry

Simulation of my life. You are a hikikomori a shut in type of guy who doesn't want to face reality. Just play games and sleep as long as you can.

click on the bed to sleep. click on tv to play games. click on door to.. well go outside (but you don't want that)

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LandoSystems says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:36am

Wow, I failed at being a hikikomori... what does that say about me. I'm going to think about this while I go play some games, then maybe lay down for a bit of a nap. Nice work on the game!

fafastudio says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:11am

Ore wa hikikomori daaaaaaa !

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:41am

That collision on the dad made me laugh. Wish I could be like this kid again.

UgiWithAKnife says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:57am

I like the idea, that collision made me lose since I couldn't move the dad away. Nice work!

mrhill says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:59am

I am actually doing a project on Hikikomori right now, nice Dad animations :D

Palarus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:09am

Feels oddly familiar

BathPirate says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:29am

Good job! Humor 5 stars!!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:37am

Interesting concept, very minimalist. Dad's lines were a nice touch, though.

kidando says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:41am

I have dishonored my family. hahahaha. I like the graphics and the concept. Awesome submission.

Paradoxa42 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:48am

Surf on dad simulator

Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:52am

I like the art style of the characters, but I wish the font wasn't so 'Flash' -ish. I failed at being a shut-in loser, unlike real life. Very funny!

Lipedal says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:10am

I failed at it :( I think my banker brother wouldn't let me play games, and I couldn't get him out of the room.

Nice that you got to put some of your personal experience in the game! Fits the theme like a glove.

AXaViaN says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:37pm

Pretty funny and cool game :)

jusw85 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:55pm

I tried to go outside but I can't click the option...? I loved the pixellated graphics :)

LoadedGames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:40pm

The graphics are great in a charming way, I did however find the inputs to be rather unresponsive and the text prompts a bit intrusive. I managed to play video games but the bed wouldn't work and then the dad fell over, which was kinda funny.

Jimbly says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:23pm

Had difficulty getting dad out of the room the first time, he just fell over and hid under my bed. I wanted to do that! I like the take on the theme =).

Sun-Wukong says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:24pm

Wat this, I don't even...

Dagorlad says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:47pm

That was... strange... Good job! :D

Doomdad says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:10pm

Haha laughed soo much. This is a game that would be even more fun with great voice actors being the parents just yelling at you.

c4m says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:40pm

Great idea! I think it represent lot of lives out there.... especially in this kind of competition.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:52pm

I'm failed to be Hikikomori. Hard to understand how to interact with items. Please add some easy tutorial.

Mieeh says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:42pm

Confusing game, kinda bugged out on me, my character just spazed out when I tried to go to bed!
Cool art though.

Ygogo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:42pm

Idea kinda nice, but I'm confused about overall gameplay.
But... nevermind, dad collision fixed all XD!

nwestninja says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:52pm

wow that was interesting. like the game, good job!

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:44am

Not so clear how the game work in the beginnign.
Btw nice art and idea! Well done!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:23am

"Are you just going to stay in your room and CODE GAMES forever?!"

2Bit says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:03am

Welcome to the NHK.

winipcfg says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:24pm

what the...
fun game with cool concept. I like the idea :)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:10pm

More like an interactive art piece then a game. Great mood to it, thanks.

Greemax says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:45pm

Well, it was quite hilarious. I liked the idea, but I could only sleep once and play once two. While I was reading the note at the start the days where going on. The dad though XD Keep going.

ohsqueezy says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:16am

think I'm gonna go be a banker brb

oab says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:03am

Guy with white shirt appear after that I can't interactive anything. :')

TitoMakaniJr says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:32am

I've gotta say I had a hard time playing a lot of this, almost like the boxes on the usable objects were weirdly shaped or something. I also had problems with the brother falling over and becoming hard to push out. However the art style and time management aspects were both good.

bigbuggames says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:06pm

Pretty nice take on the theme! I had a bug and I couldn't rest on the bed.

quiv says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:40pm

I hit a bug when I was asleep and my brother came in the room: the fun meter didn't decrease past halfway. Therefore I did the only logical thing: sleep for two months straight. I have transcended to become the ultimate hikikomori!

The collision was a bit buggy when clicking on the objects, but overall, funny game :P

Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:47pm

Good idea! I had just a problem with triggering the interactions after a while and couldn't recover my tiredness and happyness bars! :o

shnitzhell says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:15am

so game! good job!

SoulBound says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:12am

This is genius! The quotes where hilarious and I loved the art.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:25am

Played video games in a video game. Stared at a wall for a month. Surfed around on my dad. 10/10 GOTY.

TheFudster says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:59pm

Really silly and fun I didn't get that there were meters at the bottom at first though haha

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:04pm

How do I get my dad/elder brother out of the room? He just rotates and moves a bit and then I lose. Otherwise quite funny game, nicely done. Gave me a good laugh. Thanks!

rogueNoodle says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:30pm

This hit a little too close to home ;) Nice work!

Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:31pm

Hard to click to execute the sleep or play options.
Other than that, seems a good idea.

akai_0okami says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Nice idea, but I had trouble clicking on the bed and TV, and I couldn't get the brother to leave.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:24pm

Ha! I failed at being a hikikomori. Great graphics and animations for a 72 hours!

Tharky says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:28pm

Umm, well, I couldn't do anything except colliding with the dad :D It was fun while it lasted though :)

KobiHawk says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:34am

Pretty neat game. I found the controls a bit unresponsive as sometimes going near the bed/games wouldn't trigger them properly. Loved having to push people out of your room!

Almax27 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:31am

Hehe that was a giggle, nice idea!

Piotrek says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:24pm

Really nice idea for using the theme.

freyby says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:33pm

Graphics are simple but nice looking, idea is simply too, but nice implemented, but collision acted strange.

DOXM says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:38am

"DAD you are in a weird position" hehe?!?...

kik0729 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:17pm

The idea is really funny. But I think the game glitched out for me and the father didn't appear.

Infin8 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:23pm

Liked the use of the theme. Gameplay was unclear though, but the parent's nagging you was interesting. Would have liked to respond to their statements.

Split82 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:19pm

Interesting!? :D I got few technical problems - couldn't click on TV. Very good use of theme.

Soundless_dev says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Good stuff. Maybe clean up the UI a bit though

Ednei says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 2:47pm

nice work, but the mouse collider is weird in objects

fufi says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 2:52pm

Nice entry! Very good use of the theme. It somehow reminds me the anime "Welcome to the nhk" that deals about hikikomori as well. It still need some polish (mouse interraction with objects not always working and silly physic of the dad), but anyway good job! ;)

matiz982 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 3:16pm

Funny simple game. Life simulator and point n' click. Good work!

Holofire says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:12pm

I have no idea what is going on, I ended up with 3 dialogue boxes on top of each-other and I couldn't seem to consistently click on anything. The concept is there, I like it, but the execution seems a little clunky. I do find it hilarious how you can push the father character around though!

Siridakis says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:58pm

LOL Just remembered NHK ni youkoso

Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:00am

5/5 would fail again :)

makhovykh says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:16pm

All my life if one game xD

Devastus says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:09pm

Suddenly the meters stopped decreasing, so now I can be a Hikikomori forever!

A bit clunky in execution, but a funny one. Good job!

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:50pm

Cool idea.
Using the bed or the door is a bit hard, but overall a nice entry.

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 9:25pm

The dad just falling over kinda got me ha. Good concept, it seemed kinda buggy though.

Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:39am

I clicked on the bed and the tv but nothing happened... The collision with dad was funny though ;)

Maple says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 10:09am

Interesting game. I was a complete hikikomori for at least 2 years of my life, so I can relate.

Good job with graphics. It's a shame that there's no sound in your entry, though. also, I like how you can just walk over dad like he's a piece of paper, haha.

Good job!

P.S. I don't like to mention my game in other people's comments, but given that you made a game about being a shut-in, I think you might enjoy mine. Click on my name if you're interested.

Hope to see you around. Good luck!

Coomzy says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:04pm

Fucking dad wouldn't leave the room and I got tired, real tired of your shit dad. Nice concept & graphics not really sure how you're supposed to get him out of the room.

PolygonTeam says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 10:03pm

idea cool! you need working for this! good job!

xesenix says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 6:17pm

Hmm interesting angle of attack on this topic :P You need to work on UI so it would be more readable on the first try i didnt hit anything that i could interact and white letters on bright background are usually bad idea...

rambauldi says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Dad fell over. Hilarity ensued. In all seriousness, i liked the game actually, but the controls were quite unresponsive. But a good entry and funny :)

Karai17 says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 12:31am

Dad got in the way of my entertainment, had to go outside:<

Thijs Tak says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 1:31pm

Outside is the bigger inside, right? Right!? RIGHT!

Sadly didn't feel much like a game :|

-- WL

Xanjos says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 6:58pm

A bit buggy in places but 10/10 I love how this actually reflects real life :'D

Minato4th says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 9:38pm

Good job, now I know ho is Hikikomori =)

ijzm says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 7:04am

You got me laughing out loud when playing this, so good job. :P Aside from that, I wasn't really sure how to push the brother/father? out the door. It just sort of disables all commands and then I lose automatically. I love the dialogue that shows up on the side though. I just wish the method of progression was more clear.


Zambini says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:37am

Video game as a blog entry - I like it :) The metaphors are strong with this one

Tortoise says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 6:14am

good humor.

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:26am

Really funny! A little buggy though. blame it on the stupid banker brother

SamuelSousa says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 5:42pm

Love the character animations and movement.

Didn't like the walls of text but I enjoyed what the character had to say, I think its well written - sounds real.

I only managed to play games wasn't able to interact with anything else except for taking out my dad while walking in against him :)

Zgragselus says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Nice work, I've had fun... and I guess that counts.

Green Soda says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 1:24am

this is my life in a game haha
THIS IS FUNNY, good job!

Dec 29, 2016 @ 5:12pm

LoL. I love the concept. I completely forgot about hikikomori.

Dec 30, 2016 @ 1:00am

I like this, it definitely has an art-game feel to it, especially with the quotes on the left of the screen. The graphics are nice too.

Dec 30, 2016 @ 9:55pm

It was hard to click on things, and then eventually the meters simply stopped going down, even with Big Brother there... so I guess I won?

It's an interesting idea, but I think the execution needs some work.

Audio would be an improvement; my main gripe with the graphics is that the resolution of all the pixel art is not the same, which in my opinion looks seriously unprofessional.

Jan 1, 2017 @ 5:23pm

WoW! I cannot give enough stars to you! Loved the sense of humor--reminded me of 'emogame' from back in the day. Gotta love a video game where you stay in your room and play video games(even if the collisions were occasionaly wonky).

Jan 1, 2017 @ 6:52pm

Cool concept but I dont know if it' a bug or intended, but when the dad enters,I can't click on anything.
Keep up the good work!

Jan 2, 2017 @ 9:50am

Interesting concept although it turns out I'm not very good at being a hikikomori :)

Exspirz says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:42am

Very nice dad-wrestling action :)

Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:46pm

Funny, and just a bit dark. I like it ;)

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