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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One Room

by PelagicGames - Jam Entry

I wanted to start making games for TV platforms, and in particular game controllers, so targeted Amazon Fire TV as I have a Fire TV Stick.

I also wanted to make a multiplayer game where it was the controls were difficult to get used to, and made even more so by sharing of a controller between multiple players. This was originally intended to have two characters controlled by each player with two players per team each sharing a controller, but I never got around to team scores. My initial plan was to have pairs activating switches to progress through mazes, racing against other teams, but due to time constraints I switched to scoring points in goal zones.

Maze-drawing uses random edge weights on a lattice graph, then running Prim's algorithm. This ensures there is precisely one route between any two squares of the maze (excluding back-tracking), and also makes a reasonably complex maze.

Players score by moving their main character into the goal zone and pressing the button to activate the goal. Alternate characters do not score, but instead change the maze.

Controls for Amazon Fire TV (only Amazon Fire Game Controller supported): odd/even players move with the left/right stick, activate goals with left/right shoulder button and control the alternate character by holding the left/right trigger. Up to 8 players supported (4 controllers).

Controls for keyboard: player 1 uses wasd, plus q to activate goal and e to control alternate character; player 2 used tfgh, plus r and y; player 3 used okl;, plus i and p; player 4 uses the arrow keys plus . and /.

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Eggplant says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:14pm

It didn't seem to load for me. I just got a blue screen.

Coauctor says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:59am

It's look like broken something: long loading, after that "texture is not accessible" is in the console.

buckle2000 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:27am

Not working.

IGDZichu says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:09pm

I seem to be having the same problem as others. Nothing is loading.

mvieira says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:56pm

I tried to played but didnt work.

psilon says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:44pm

For me it's started after a little time, but very buggy.

Ithildin says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:18am

I'm just seeing the background image, no players around :S

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