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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Lost In The Dance

by Lukeryn - Jam Entry

Sometimes finding out who you really are can be a pleasant experience, let's hope this is one of those times.

Find out who you are and about your past by exploring the situation you find yourself in.

Come along on a new narrative adventure.

"E" or click to interact.

WASD or arrow keys to move.

-The bug causing the player to get stuck on some objects has been fixed.

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Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:46am

Really amazing graphics. I was wondering why the download was so huge, but this explains it. Unfortunately, I keep getting stuck and unable to move - next to the window, next to the changing table.

irwatts says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:07am

Beautiful graphics! Unfortunately I could not get into the story and I promptly got myself stuck in the world geometry.

kn2322 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:19am

Amazing voice acting and atmosphere set up by high quality graphics + post processing. The slightly crazy narrator really gave it a Stanley Parable kind of feel, really mysterious but somehow related to you. I also love the story telling with how the actual context is left for speculation. To improve this game, I think the walk needs to be smoother with less bobbing, and the collision physics need to be fixed. Overall, amazing small adventure game fitting the theme of ldjam37.

ThatGuyMiniB says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:43am

Really liked the art and the narrative of this game.

Saiodin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:44am

Great graphics and nice audio. I didn't have the problems with the collision, but I read about it before and was a little careful. Because of its seriousness I thought the "note"-joke was out of place and broke my immersion a bit. But like kn2322 said, definetly getting a Stanley Parable vibe here.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:42am

The voice acting and graphics is super great.

Awpteamoose says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:01am

Grate grphics, cool concept. It was very fun to play.

Lukeryn says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:36pm

Thanks for all the great comments guys, I'm happy to hear most are enjoying the game.

I'm currently searching for the root of the physics bug that gets the player stuck sometimes, until I find a good fix you can just hit the spacebar to jump a bunch and it will free you.

Big Cow says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:44pm

Gorgeous. Nice modelling, materials and lighting. Really cool set up and I like the mystery element to it. Good work!

djfariel says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:59am

Walked in to the chest. Got Stuck. :(

Cole Chittim says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:27am

Absolutely gorgeous audio and visuals! Great submission! My only problem with the game is that pesky physics bug =/ Can't wait till you get it fixed =)

Spencer Alves says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:43am

Nicely done! The paintings are lovely, and the rooms all felt very natural and lived-in.

jramell says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:02am

Amazing! Good graphics and great ambiance. It reminded me of Stanley Parable. It's quite impressive, good job. However, I had the same problems others have and got stuck often and the weak jump did not help a lot when it happened.

andyman404 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:17am

I really liked the graphics and voice acting. Great job on setting the mood and telling the story through the objects in the room.

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:00am

I got stuck twice. Once in a wickerbasket, the other in a corner. The graphics were great, and I really enjoyed the eerie atmosphere. Some of the voice overs were good, others not so good, but good potential!

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:36pm

I loved the art in this game. Got stuck once, but jumping solved that fortunately! Cool to see this kind of take on narrative, you don't see that often.

Lukeryn says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:35pm

The player stuck bug has been fixed on all OSes! I'm a little embarrassed about that one, thanks for being patient.

ezolotko says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:59pm

Wow, realistic graphics.

kamranwali says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:13pm

Beautiful game. I really loved the graphics in this game it was so engaging. The game was fun to play too and the narrator interaction was fun. Overall nice game. Keep it up!

Fidrik says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Wow really cool game, looks great too. Did you use 3D scanning? the props look really good.

The story was getting interesting but seemed to end quite abruptly. Its interesting though, I enjoyed it.

Nice job!


Nixxor says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Lovely looking game but a bit fiddly to play. I couldn't get out of the first room and only knew there were other rooms from the screenshots. Some kind of cursor or highlight on objects I can interact with would really help. Would like to hear the rest of the story though!

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:51pm

Nice narration and great visuals. Definite Stanley Parable/Dr. Langeskov vibes!

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:09pm

Really good game, but I really hope for the whole story (replayed it for both white and black door hoping that there is more...)

Lukeryn says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:06am

I had ideas for more (of course) and worked right up until the end of the 72 hours just to get what I have! The reception has been so positive I'm considering making a full version.

kleinzach says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:31am

Loved it! Awesome voice acting and graphics. I love how the narration reacts to you. The whole thing felt a little wonky to play, but I can't quite put my finger on why.

calzep says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:27am

AAA+ Graphics! Decent voice acting, had a couple things that made me chuckle but overall it could have felt more believable. Amazing sound effects though! I was very interested in the story but I was disappointed with my ending. I will have to see if the other is any different.

YE Zitao says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:34am

This game has really great graphic and the asides recall me the <The Standley Parable> that is also to make a surrealism space with the meta-things. Using these room to make a special narrative with the girl, it was great ! The fake door and the choices between white door the black door can also create a lot of amazing feeling and creative things.

I am also a fans of <The Standley Parable> and I have also made a strange game in this LD, you can try it and give some feedback~

by YE Zitao

tinyworlds says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:47pm

Wow that was great, thank you!
Made me feel some really interesting things. Great atmosphere! Also graphics are really nice, especially for Unity. And the voice-acting, oh boi, it's good!

mirta000 says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 4:33am

so many questions about the story. Are we dead? Why can't I see myself in the mirror? Why does the floor plan make no sense? Why is there nothing outside? And most importantly, why didn't I get to see this narrator before the game ended? I really wanted to!

Outside of that, it's a wonderful entry and I enjoyed every little bit of it.

ema1ih says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 8:51pm

I love the graphics, nice concept

Gord10 says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 10:31pm

I loved the graphics and mood!

shrapx says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 12:48am

deserves 2 play throughs :3

Jan 8, 2017 @ 8:38pm

Wonderful game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

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