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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Room Loop

by piwicode - Jam Entry

When `bloby` manages to reach the exit, an evil mastermind rewinds the time and makes it harder.
Everything happens in one room where reality seems to be uncertain.

/!\ Stereo sound, and coloured particles only work on Windows. HTML5 kind of works but is not as good.

Controls: Keyboard & gamepad are supported.

`F`, `F11` : Full screen
`space` : jump & wall jump
`arrows` : move


Made by a team of 3 random guys. That's our first participation to a Jam, feedback is much welcome!

BUGFIX: Enable WebGL on the HTML5 version.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#25Theme(Jam)4.41
#35Overall(Jam)4.14
#43Fun(Jam)4.00
#145Mood(Jam)3.82
#149Audio(Jam)3.70
#199Innovation(Jam)3.59
#385Humor(Jam)2.77
#396Graphics(Jam)3.59

Comments

siryakko says ...
Dec 11, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Nice entry, love the rewind effect and the mechanics. Cool art direction too

ajayajayaj says ...
Dec 11, 2016 @ 6:02pm

Really cool. The resolution was too big for my screen hough so I had to stretch it over 2 monitors

ajayajayaj says ...
Dec 11, 2016 @ 6:02pm

*though

szahn says ...
Dec 11, 2016 @ 6:09pm

Love the rewind effect!

SamuelSousa says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:00pm

The platforming is okay. Art is simple but cute. Music works very well.
I didn't like the diyng sound too much. I think it stands out too much.
I like the particles pointing out whats new every time you rewind.

What makes this interesting is the take on the theme:
One in reverse evolving room!

"From Paris with Love" ;)

drludos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Excellent entry, I love it!
The art and audio is outstanding (I love the rewind sound, and the animation of the exit portal). The overall mood is terrific too 5/5. The rewind effect is very good.
Gameplay-wise, it's simple at first, but it quickly becomes very challenging. I had a very hard time completing the last level! I really love how you manage to use this single room so many times by flipping it over.

Overall, it's a very fun and creative entry, I really enjoyed completing it! I'm quite amazed that it's only your first Jam, I'm eager to see what you're going to do next time!

Bravo!

P.S.: What tools did you use to make the game? Coded by hand?

timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:46pm

It works!

Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:48pm

I think this is a really clever take on the one room theme.

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:49pm

Really really fun game !
The rewind effect is amazing, and the wall jump is really sweet... That's a bit to bad that it isn't possible to wall jump twice in a row on the same wall like in super meat boy...
Excellent art and execution

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:22pm

Really addictive! loved the music, sound effects and the rewind idea.

sanojian says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Really good all around. Quite innovative way to use the theme.

BerneyTD says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:46pm

really interesting and fun!

sollinxp says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:50pm

really cool Idea, good game!

Yamzho says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:53pm

Very nice entry ! I want to see more of this !!! :) Well done guys !

piwicode says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:13pm

@drludos Thanks, this is based on GameMaker.
@Yamzho Thanks, we want to revamp the levels after the JAM. We were short on time and the way level hare build makes refactoring time consuming. We would have like to deliver more.

cr4zyt3rry says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:17pm

Great Game! the simple controls made the gameplay fun and responsive. i loved the idea. Gameplay reminded me of Super Meat Boy. very clever use of the theme rewinding the level and reusing it with an extra part added which makes it more difficult each time!

BoltKey says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:33pm

My favorite entry so far. Really enjoyable, challenging in a good way. Nice audio. I loved the level design and was really awed when the room rotated.

Reminds me of the This is the only level series by Armor Games.

AlmightyTuna says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:10am

Platforming was serviceable, the level design however was outstanding, the twisting was a wonderful adition

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:16pm

I liked the atmospheric music and the death sound effect. The game is well thought out and the rewind mechanic underlines the OneRoom concept in a nice way. Great little game!

HadikCZ says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:49pm

Really fun game, minimalistic graphics fits great into this theme. Simple supreme hard platformer :) Great entry

Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:10pm

Adding the ability to use WASD as well as the arrows would've made the controls a lot easier! :) Cool game, great music, nice art and cool mechanics. Love the "rewinding"!

Ygogo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Nice game :) I've complete 4 or 5 levels but that's all. Too damn hard. :D

mvieira says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:11pm

Great and Addicting Game! I just stopped playing because my hands couldnt handle...lol. I must had died a hundred times.

piwicode says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:12pm

@Ygogo Ho, nooo, try to stick on the wall. You need to see the rotation! Thanks for playing :)

Maple says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:33am

This was awesome. The audio was particularly awesome. Set a real nice vibe, and the death sound felt like it was part of the music. Very cool.

The bounce upon landing kinda threw me off a tad. Perhaps if you were rewarded for jumping on the bounce (eg: with a bigger jump) it would have been cool.

Graphically, a bit to be desired. However, the rewind effect was super cool, and somehow the floaty morphy blob was fitting, too.

The level rotate is something I've been trying to play with in my own game design (outside of Ludum Dare), so it was awesome to see another game use it. And, the way you used it was very fitting. Added a whole new dimension to gameplay, from the same level layout.

Pretty solid entry. You guys should jam more. :>

negativice says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:37pm

Pretty cool game, i finished it! Kind a weird death sound, also the bass was kind of strong, my whole room was shaking haha, that said i did like how the music built up as the room built up :)

wdebowicz says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:58pm

Guys I can only imagine how much you spend on make this mechanism so pleasent. It was a lot of fun to play it!

alfadur says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:22pm

Not sure how to explain it, but the whole evolving level thing makes surprising amount of sense. :D When you see it, if feels like a natural continuation of the gameplay. The platforming felt solid as well.
Only I think the spawn point for the last stage might be better placed in the bottom left corner. When it's on top, you can just press right when spawning and avoid the leftmost well and all the spikes automatically.

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:20am

Is better play it with gamepad! The game remember me to super meat boy. very good game. Congratulations!

arzi says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:23pm

I like how the level changes a little each time and the player character is quite cute.

dominisz says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:20pm

Very nice idea which uses single room. Visuals and sound are very good. The rewind effect is cool. Very challenging. Good work!

Ouro17 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:15pm

God! This is a good game mates. I like it a lot, the music, the mood, the controls, very good job! I liked a lot how the level become more and more challenging. You can turn this in a real game in my opinion! Congrats!

TheMightyTeam says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:33pm

Very well executed! The rewind part was a good point too.

A lot of resemblance to super meatboy, which is not bad. Technically impressive.

Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:34am

Sweet concept with strong execution. It's really fun and addictive, the rewind effect is super smooth. I can see the work you've put inside.

W.GASABF says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:27pm

Very nice game. Gameplay is awesome and sound is great (except the dying sound...). Congratulation !

wowods says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 10:59am

Good platformer game... I really like the effect for rewind the game to the beginning and just adding some obstacle to the level to make it difference.

Feb 6, 2017 @ 1:45am

Pssst! We played your game on Ludum Dare to Believe! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEREN8WyPcA

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