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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One Room With Ladders in VR

by kmausser - Jam Entry

Made for Ludem Dare 37 with the theme of "One Room." So I made a big dark room and put a bunch of ladders in it so you can hop and climb around.


If you can make it out the top with a torch in hand, you are a champion, great moves, proud of you!

Made for Vive and Rift.

Trigger = grab
Menu Button = spawn torches if you want


Install instructions:

1. Download and unzip.

2. Make sure SteamVR is running and open the .exe file.

3. Climb ladders in VR.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness69%
#611Humor(Jam)2.00
#684Innovation(Jam)2.63
#804Graphics(Jam)2.39
#808Mood(Jam)2.33
#822Fun(Jam)2.38
#848Theme(Jam)2.38
#882Overall(Jam)2.48

Comments

Nexus64 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:16pm

Sorry, but I can't play this game.
Once the game start, it gets stuck in a white room.
The problems is probably that I don't have any VR controller.

Ygogo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:38pm

Same here stuck problem(

kmausser says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:19am

This is a roomscale game. You can't climb without vive or rift controllers. There's no way to make it work without them.

neon says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:16pm

​Didn't get past two ladders. But it was very fun throwing myself in the air frantically trying to grab something ?​ The grip buttons would've been a tad more intuitive for grabbing, at least as an secondary option. Still, a good game.

Geti says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:28am

(Can't play without VR)

kmausser says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:55am

@Geti

(Correct)

kmausser says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:07am

@neon
THANKS FOR PLAYING!

The first jump to the left or right is one of the hardest to teach you how to fling yourself and catch the ladder. There's at least 1 path that is possible that I know of.

The reasoning behind using the triggers instead of grip was that the triggers are generally easier to press and when you're flinging your arms around quickly it's less likely to slip out of your hand when you let go. If I were to polish this I would add the option to use grips and also different ways of movement, and make more than 1 type of thing to climb.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:37pm

Cool entry. I really wanted to beat it, but it was too hard for me to do so. I got about halfway up I think.

The reflections all around you were cool, and I liked how they helped you see how far you've progressed.

bowlercaptain says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:56pm

Oh man! I freaking loved this! Flinging yourself from ladder to ladder makes you feel like a crazy acrobat - and missing the grab and falling to your doom reminds you why acrobats are so thoroughly trained. I didn't really understand what I was looking at or why I was getting stopped at strange invisible walls until I realized - I was looking in a mirror! I felt like an ostrich not recognizing itself the first time. I will admit, grabbing the rungs out of the air was prohibitively difficult for me; I was only able to make it to the second ladder a few times and never caught myself on the third. Maybe if the sides were grabbable as well? Anyway. Cool thing! Thanks for making it!

oyoh says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:32pm

Sorry, no vr =/

kmausser says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:43pm

@oyoh

Yes VR

:)

Ednei says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 5:42pm

no VR, sorry

kmausser says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 3:06am

@Ednei

You should get VR.

hlavik211 says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:04pm

It looks like good game but I dont have vr.

ACCBDD says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 9:57pm

more vr games!

Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:07am

Not rating because I don't have the controllers -- it would be really interesting to see if you could make a video of what it is like playing the game? That way people without VR could rate the jam game.

Thijs Tak says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 1:03pm

No VR. --WL

Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:56pm

I want to play this but I don't have
Vive or Rift... :(

kmausser says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 2:31am

@emmelineprufrock

Here's a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ziqcn7K0o

Kevin_B says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 11:20am

I can't open the game

aaaleee says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:01am

Watched the video as I have no VR unfortunately.

hitchh1k3r says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Flinging yourself around took more coordination then I have. I liked the head mounted spotlight. I noticed the torch's flare did some stranger billboarding. Rather than being projected towards each eye, it was projected to some point maybe relative to my head... I didn't look at the desktop, maybe it was projected to a 3rd person camera.

Good job on this, and thanks for making it.

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