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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Apricot Drop

by Nixxor - Jam Entry

After Gary (Designernap) made a game based on stress and panic called "Breach Lockdown" in the 48 hour compo, we took a fresh start on day three and made a small game that is relaxing and calm. It is about the Apricot.

It fits the theme of "one room" and should be a very relaxed experience.

Keyboard and mouse controls or Gamepad supported.
CLick to pick up the apricot. Click again to drop the apricot.

Apricot Drop.


***UPDATE***
14th Dec 2016

Thank you everyone for playing and for your kind comments! We have a video of the play through if you are stuck for where to find the last places to drop the poor little Apricot. There is now a 32Bit version available for those who are asking.

***UPDATE***
02-01-2017
Thanks for playing and for all the feedback everyone! I have just made some post competition changes to the game so it now has a cursor and when the apricot is lost, it will re-spawn on the side again.

Thank you again for playing! - X -

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness56%
#14Audio(Jam)4.34
#31Humor(Jam)4.06
#177Mood(Jam)3.74
#204Fun(Jam)3.56
#305Graphics(Jam)3.82
#324Theme(Jam)3.79
#353Overall(Jam)3.48
#467Innovation(Jam)3.06

Comments

Marta Viader says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:11pm

I love the simplicity of the game and the visuals. You could thing a way to continue it adding new mechanics, I'd play it :D.

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:24pm

Good job! Very cute and fun :)
Love the lyrics still!!!

martincohen says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:42am

So cute. That look of the little poor appricot. Reminds me of Markiplier's Tiny Box Tim :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4hZT6XCCp8

dude_the_hero says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:07pm

Best soundtrack of Ludum Dare 37!

Zemmi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:08pm

Thank you for making this. It is delightful.

JayProg says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:44pm

Haha I went out through the window and started dropping that apricot like an idiot looking for that last spot.

Finally caved and watched the walkthrough. (thanks for putting that up!)

Very chill and enjoyable little game!

lusternite says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:19pm

Motion blur seems unnecessary, but the apricot is cute! And the music helps sets the mood well.

Dev Dennis says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:20pm

I found myself wierdly into this game :D Simply and nice !

Novodantis says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:43pm

What it lacks in replayability it makes up for with cute catchiness!

wowa_u says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:06pm

i feel happy now! thank you! :)

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:20pm

Best game ever 10/10 :D love it

t4u says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:58pm

The apricot is adorable and if I had a heart it would melt(but I don't). The gameplay wouldn't work in any other scenario but it's just excuse for playing with that lil cute apricot <3. The sound was awesome (where did you get the tune). Visually it's really really pretty. Nice use of motion blur.

Complains:
- Need pointer in the middle of the screen. It was difficult to grab apricot
- After droping apricot to the bin it's difficult to pick it up (you can't see it)
- Ocasional bugs and big white overlighted ceiling.

I'm deeply ashamed to say it but it's probably the best entry I have seen so far. (I'm really disgusted by saying this but it's true)

mooncalf says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:22am

Perfectly delivers a short excessively fun experience. I found the apricot a little difficult to pickup.

Well done!

Nixxor says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:53am

t4U! Thanks for the detailed feedback. We made the music ourselves using garage band and DesignerNap's voice :)

Diplodino says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:21am

So cute ! But the controls make it less cute though, when you can't pick up the Apricot and when the games can't be finished (I did not manage to).
But cute and fun ! :)

Sean says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:46pm

This is really cute and the music was a nice touch, but the performance was really bad for me. It was probably running at ~15 fps at best. Might've been nice to be able to turn off the post-processing (especially the motion blur).

I also noticed you could clip through the ceiling by standing on the couch and accidentally launched the apricot out of the room by dropping it there.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:55pm

Hahahaha really great humor. Well done.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:13pm

Apricot Drop poum poum Apricot Drop poum poum poum one two three four five six Apricot Drop - an amazing experience for a minimalist gameplay. I had fun playing it. One of my favorites. And this song :)

tinyworlds says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Couldn't emulate the game on Linux Mint using Wine sadly :(
From the video it looks very cute and funny ^^

Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:17pm

Cute 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/jkCKtsfy-DM

pmarincak says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 7:26pm

Cute game and quite different. I liked the music that played when you dropped the apricot. I would've never guessed you needed to drop it on another sofa. I kept trying to drop it out the window.

It would be nice if it was more obvious to the player about when they could pick up the apricot. I spent a lot of time adjusting the camera to try and pick it up.

Riftpoint says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:50pm

Very interesting game! The song refuses to leave my head. Amazing entry

Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:17am

Most charming game I've played this jam.

rburema says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 1:58pm

Well that made me smile... a lot :-)
It wasn't a big issue, but maybe a crosshair would help, since I occasionally clicked next to the dropped apricot instead of on it.

Clemzd says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 7:54pm

Cute game.

Nixxor says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 9:13pm

Thanks for playing and for all the feedback everyone! I have just made some post competition changes to the game so it now has a cursor and when the apricot is lost, it will re-spawn on the side again.

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