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 gdcvdqpl - Compo Entry

If the game keeps loading, you should try to press space everywhere on the screen.










Arrow keys/WASD/ZQSD to move.
Space/Enter/Shift to ?????

#EDIT AFTER THE 48h -> New screenshots

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ModernMan says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:31pm

Very interesting aesthetic. Love it!

kebb says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:00pm

This game looks really nice! Great job!

timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:04pm

It crashes on my Windows 10 x64. Log attached:
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
# Internal Error (0x20474343), pid=16540, tid=0x0000000000000678
# JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (8.0_101-b13) (build 1.8.0_101-b13)
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (25.101-b13 mixed mode windows-amd64 compressed oops)
# Problematic frame:
# C [KERNELBASE.dll+0x17788]
Current thread (0x000000001e618000): JavaThread "Animation Thread" [_thread_in_native, id=1656, stack(0x0000000023ec0000,0x0000000023fc0000)]

siginfo: ExceptionCode=0x20474343, ExceptionInformation=0x00000000264cca80

DiscoFish says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:07pm

Beautiful game!

Soundless_dev says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Didnt' work for me /: just blank screen

aburch1 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Very interesting puzzle idea, I really enjoyed this one! Unique as well which is a huge plus!

Took me a little while to understand how to start the game and it took me referring back to this page in order to understand what was happening haha!

Anyway great idea and well executed!

ajayajayaj says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Looks amazing, and sounds amazing. The beep at the begining is too loud though. The music really sets the mood, and it reminds me of AntiChamber (I guess because of the ambiance). Definitely a 5/5 game!

victorcrafty says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:21pm

This is a very nice game . Good job !

relick says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:37pm

Wow, I love this! It was good fun figuring out how to edit numbers. Once I had generally figured it out, it wasn't _as_ interesting (perhaps different mechanics could be introduced over time).

Visually stunning too, shows what's possible with minimalism.

Besides being in a circle there isn't much in the way of the theme here.

The little dialogue at the start was fun.

Overall very good!

cushycode says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:43pm

This is a so beautiful and catching puzzle. I don't know how it related to the theme, but it was a cool experience. Thank you!

BerneyTD says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:47pm

love it!

SoKette says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:50pm

Fun ! A bit to much on my brain right now though :P The aesthetic is really pleasing :)

Mordokay says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:03pm

Graphics are amazing. Hard to understand at first but after a while you start to understand what to do and it becomes very fun to play. GG

ohmmus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:14pm

I couldn't run it either. Blank (gray) screen on a Win10 x64. The 32-bit exe crashes instead of hanging. I'll come back and rate if you get a chance to fix it. =)

Artsicle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Loved it!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:05pm

I am under Windows 10 64bits and it doesn't work :/

karln says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:12pm

Can't run. 64-bit version just pops up a window that instantly closes. 32-bit gives a Runtime Error :(

TijmenTio says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Cool puzzle mechanic.

DMinsky says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Spend 10 minutes in waiting for loading ;) What a beautiful game!

zeoxo says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Wow, Super interesting mechanic with an amazing look and feel. 5/5!

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Lol, at least you figured it out :)
This was my greatest fear : everyone stuck at the loading screen, waiting for something to happen.

I'm sorry for everyone under 64bits windows, I currently have no clue why the game doesn't work under that system. If I find enough time I might try to fix this issue. But this won't be fixed in a near future.

crazyrems says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:52pm

Win10 64bits, shows a blank full screen window. No text or sound.

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:48pm

This is a phenomenal puzzle game! Really love the visual style and the tranquil sound effects. The puzzles get progressively more challenging yet the concept is so easy to get into, I love it!

Cosmic-Hawke says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:05am

Cool stylish graphics

nikitapash says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:21pm

Very stylish! Thanks for the review of LeDoomDevil

NikSorvari says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:27pm

Interesting concept

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:32pm

Nice game! Great idea. I love the loading system xD

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

Brilliant idea :) I have to admit that it took me more brain power than I would like :D

matthewpalaje says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:18pm

Great puzzle mechanic and very stylish graphics.

Great job :)!

Casevse says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:41am

Loved the concept and atmosphere. Good work!

Pyrofoux says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:30pm

C'est génial ! Quand je pense que je me suis fait un peu avoir par le twist du début alors que c'est typiquement un truc que j'adorerais faire, bien ouej. Le concept est super sympa, j'ai mis quelques niveaux à accrocher mais je pense avoir vite compris comment ça marche. Pour des gens qui s'y connaissent un peu moins que nous, ça doit être forcément plus chaud mais dans tous les cas c'est pas absolument obscur tout en ayant assez de challenge pour qu'on aie vraiment envie de finir chaque level. l’ambiance globale est nickel, le bon équilibre entre épuré et relaxant. Je l'ai pas fini, mais j'ai vraiment envie d'y retourner de temps en temps pour essayer de nouvelles idées sur le niveau où je suis bloqué actuellement. (212121)

Allez, puisqu'il faut bien trouver un truc à redire : faut juste trouver une petite idée pour mettre sur la piste ceux qui galèrent avant même de commencer le premier niveau ! :D

GFM says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:42pm

At first, the puzzles did seem interesting. However, after learning how to properly switch a bit without modifying its value, it got somewhat boring...
From that point onward, completing any level was simply a matter of spending enough time rotating everything with the dumb algorithm of only cycling 0 'bits' or bits that are to have their values modified.

However, if there were a score system (e.g., solving a level within N steps), the game would have been enjoyable for longer.

OS note:
The game worked almost fine for me, on a Windows 7 x64. Since I have Java 8 x32 installed, I simply ran the 32 bits version of the game. However, there was no music, even though the SFX did play just fine...

Pierrec says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:23am

Well, I was surprised when the "fake game" turned out to be a real game. It's really pretty and innovative. Bit manipulation is pretty hard though (when the 2s come in play)

Jimbly says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 1:03am

Doesn't work for me - 64-bit version just gives a blank screen, 32-bit crashes. I probably do not have Java installed.

MementoGames says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 1:46am

Beautiful game! I love the intro/loading haha
Nice puzzle game with a involving ambient. Great job!

dominisz says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Very nice graphics and sounds. Loading screen was a little bit misleading, but i finally got it ;-) Interesting idea for a puzzle game.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 11:49pm

Great game ! The concept is fun and interesting, and the intro is really cool, good job !

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 1:39am

Like timgarbos, I cannot run this game, either. Here's the error log on Pastebin:

Indiestry says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 8:12am

Beautifull aesthetics and very unique puzzle-mechanics, just took some time to figure out the "loadingscreen".

pixzleone says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 10:02pm

Didn't run on my 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. Contact me on twitter if you want more details.

carlotes247 says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 1:17am

this game is so nice!! I like the way it sets the player in place and the puzzle design! Congrats for this piece of work! :D

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