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 cyfixus - Compo Entry

Be sure to extract the zip file, the jar will run while it is in the zip file, but you will not hear any audio. Audio that will hopefully make the game more fun. Also be sure to have the latest Java, that is what I wrote and compiled it in, and may be the root of no audio in some cases.
WINDOWS version now a zip file with the exe and resource files. There seems to be an issue with the compatibility of the exe and newer versions of windows, hopefully having the sound files in the surrounding folder will play them.

SOURCE file updated to zip, including jar with all class/java/wav/png files and those resources files externally to facilitate play with sound without having to extract the jar.

You wake up in a room with three walls and three colored panels on each wall. The panels never change, but may turn on or off depending on your decisions.

Listen to the sounds.
Pay attention to the colors and the numbers.

Why do the balls disappear?
What happens when you choose a ball after the floor color changes?

I wanted this game to feel like you put a cart in your atari and stared at the do I do

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TheRare says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:11am

So, what's the point of this game?

KJB of IBwWG says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:13am

This looks like it might be a fun puzzle game, but I have no idea what the pattern is. Apparently you are supposed to click the panels and I guess the goal is a high score. I got anywhere from -13 to 19 points, but it seems random as to what gives you points and what disappears when you click the panels. It at least partly is random in that clicking the same starting panel each time will do something different.

A bit of a hint (or at least the option of one) would be a nice feature, I think.

Spencer Alves says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:27am

Yeah, I have no idea what's going on at all. Is there supposed to be sound that would help?

cyfixus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:29am

Which version are you playing and the sound isn't working? I wasn't able to test it on a mac =( but I figured a jar file would work fine.

cyfixus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:32am

You have to extract the zip file for the audio to work.

gurkan96 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:33am

didnt get it and the sounds didnt work

jcmonkey says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:33am

Not hearing any sounds, but was able to still play it, was only getting negative scoring, *shrug*

paradxil says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:43am

Not quite sure how to play... But looked like it could be interesting if explained better.

tigerfinch says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:48am

I struggled with this one - couldn't work out which would be the correct button to press, and if I went by colour alone I'm not sure I ever had enough time to get to the right button. I also didn't hear any sounds? Seems like there's a cool idea in here, just didn't quite get to it.

kidando says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:22am

I couldn't get the sound to work. I updated to the latest java. could it be a windows version issue? I'm using windows 10

cyfixus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:09pm

It may be the windows version =( I have an older windows computer still on XP that I used jsmooth on to write the exe.

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:56pm

I'm sorry, but this was more confusing than anything. It runs fine, but I am pressing things and stuff happens and it's too complex with too little indication of what's going on.

Yamzho says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:15pm

I can't understand anything of this game... :/

Alistesios says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:44pm

Pretty ... Bizarre.
Best """score""" : 3 (is that a score ?)

Not sure if there's a way, except by looking to the sources, to finish the game ...

Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:25pm

It is difficult to play a puzzle gaem if you don't know the rules.

Spencer Alves says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:43am

Came back to try again. The sounds worked this time! Still don't know how to play. I got a score of 7, I think, somehow? But also -7.

cyfixus says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:16pm

7 is on the right track, -7 not so much. if you get to -9 you're a gonner.

andrewjoy says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:57am

Well, it's pretty different, I'll say that.

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