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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Bar Brawl

by badtorse - Jam Entry

Manage a saloon for maximum chaos by dragging people to the wrong tables. But hurry up, once the brawl has started, the only thing left to do is enjoy the show!

Credits :

Art
Nicolas Poumaredes
Vincent Le Ven

Code
Antoine Bordes
Jean-Loup Naddef
Lucas Leplat

Design
Thomas Eychène

Sound
Aurelien Montero

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#94Humor(Jam)3.70
#273Audio(Jam)3.37
#290Innovation(Jam)3.39
#291Fun(Jam)3.41
#331Theme(Jam)3.78
#560Overall(Jam)3.18
#596Mood(Jam)3.04
#631Graphics(Jam)3.02

Comments

Spab says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:06pm

Really funny game! I am not sure what i am supposed to interact with. But seeing that the objective is to earn money by watching people of different ethnic groups fight each other, i really managed to pull some cash without even dragging a person to a seat at all.

Bellatrion says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:31pm

Very fun to play, nice idea !

Drkr says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:16pm

I had more way fun with this than I should have

hlavik211 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:16pm

Good game , I like the gameplay it is fun to play

MrErdalUral says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:35pm

Hahaha this game gave me a good laugh! Thank you!

unit684 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:38pm

Nice job, I like the graphics, music and sound effects. The insults were a nice touch :)

I guess it's mostly random but I managed to score $607,796 after a few tries. Is that good?

Senor Salty says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:58pm

Great game! Was a little confusing at first, but its fun to watch a nice old-timey brawl.

Zgragselus says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Not sure how interaction works, but it looks awesome, and just watching those guys giving punches to each other is sort of funny.

jlnaddef says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:09pm

Dev here. We should have definitely included a "How to Play". So for the next players:
- You can drag and drop people on the chairs as long as the fight has not began.
- When close to people they do not like, they get angry
- When at least one guy has become "angry", you can take your popcorn and Watch the (beautiful) fight

dobnarr says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Cute idea. Very hard to figure out what part I'm supposed to play. Drag people to the wrong tables doesn't mean anything to me. The racial stereotyping was a tad uncomfortable, especially if that's meant to be the reason people are at the "wrong" tables. Nice music and sound.

Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:57pm

Fun idea and fun to play. I made more than 750,000 in one playthrough but after that never managed to get even close in plenty of plays.
Not sure how the set up at the beginning works: is it a timer, or do you have a limited number of guys you can deplace?

Yvanor says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:58pm

Really fun game ! I would have enjoyed more content, like more levels or more characters, but it's fine. Nice job ! (I managed to score 517 398 $)

Michalidis says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:06pm

Whoah amazing game!

The game is simple enough to understand really quick, graphics are great for such a game, audio fits the mechanics you have applied (and it is satisfying to hear the sound for some reason :D) the punch-lines are funny, it creates a nice western-styled mood and I had lots of fun playing it :)

Congratulations :) I love it

Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:35pm

5/5 in the funny category. I just sat back and giggled like a schoolgirl as I watched the mayhem unfold. Nice job Badtorse!

blaster391 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:43pm

Graphics look great, I like the funny insults that they throw at each other.

One thing that I didn't like was the randomisation of the people, I managed to get a room almost full of the same type of people, which was a very one sided bar fight lol

Swordbrella says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:48pm

Didn't understand at first, but on the second run I've got the hangs of it. Ironically I got more points on my first try, haha. Good job!

mar3k says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 1:51pm

Really interesting idea, not much to play here, but I liked it and also the sound effects+music were nice

Dejvo says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 1:54pm

fun little game. but there's not much gameplay to it

indrkl says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Fun entry, but I felt like the game played mostly itself.

Dec 20, 2016 @ 1:53pm

Gotta agree with dobnar here, the stereotypes were pretty off-putting. The idea of person-pinball is fun, but watching them sprout stereotyped phrases kept pushing me away from the game.

Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Interesting mechanics and I really like the music, but I am not so sure how much there is to 'play' with. The subject of bar fights is not really my thing, but I liked the credits-page. :)

Xwilarg says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 10:47pm

The idea is nice, and the game is funny to watch, even if it can quickly become repetitive.

Chaoslab says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 10:57pm

That was some fun! Nice physics. Thanks for the entry.

arputikos says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 9:57am

Funny, god music and graphics, gameplay is simple as it should be. Cool. Innovative.

kamranwali says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 8:19pm

This is such a funny game! I like it. I really like the concept of the game. A store for spending all those money would have been awesome. Overall a really fun game to play. Keep it up!

jramell says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 10:09pm

I liked the sound effects and the dialog, but it feels like something is missing.

Coauctor says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 10:30pm

Brawlers cream very funny things. :D

I didn't understand the core mechanics completely but enjoyed trashing the saloon anyway. Thanks!

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 11:17pm

Seems a bit random, but a very fun idea. Good execution.

Tkachov says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Fun idea! I think this might get really fun to play/watch if more variety added: like weapons, fighting with furniture, actual sounds for all the phrases, etc. And, probably, a special mode in which you can set up the initial scene for unlimited time - so you could make it as much fun as possible.

Minato4th says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 10:20am

This was realy funny, thid game realy relieves stress. There some ideas(shooters, huge guys who spread all out) but I think you all done great job!

pcmxms says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 4:23pm

So wrong yet so fun to play. Congrats!

Jan 1, 2017 @ 7:43pm

Cool idea, I like to watch the fights and consequences of my actions BUT:
- the rules of who likes who are not clearly defined
- you should zoom in because it's hard to distinguish the different etnies with the actual scale
- once the brawl starts, player should be able to fast forward

A cool idea and good execution, you should just work on the randomness of it. Good job anyway!

Jan 28, 2017 @ 3:07pm

Funny game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/pmGwBmW3Ksk

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