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 CartridgeBlow - Jam Entry



!leave then !join to reset your player if it does not reset on its own

Welcome young drone, to our wonderful warehouse... and your NEW JOB! You will spend the rest of your existence (read: until your decommissioning) in this ONE ROOM. Make sure you keep it tidy, would ya?

You must accept the commands provided to you through our network and execute them flawlessly within the time constraints. Don't be late! Its time to get to work!

When you receive the command "!join" (without quotes silly), you will clock-in immediately. Upon entering the warehouse floor, you will be required to "!pick" items from the shelves (101-110, 201-210, etc) in the quantities specified on the order sheets. From here you must "!stage" these items, one at a time, at the tables near the outgoing doors.

The method you use to complete these order is up to you, but you may need to consider some strategy so you do not fall behind!

For your assistance, you will have helpers. Meet "Ship Bot" and "Ship Bots Friend"! They will ship your packages for you to help ease the load. If you are fast enough, and they fall behind, then the "!ship" command will be of use.

Enter the Twitch chat and type the command to play

Joins the round

!pick ###
Grab an item from the shelf. Grab as many as you want. ("!pick 109" will pick an item from shelf 109)

!stage #
Place the last item you grabbed onto the table # specified. Make sure you do this for each item you are carrying

!ship ###
Ship the item specified on the order. ("!ship 109" will ship the item you grabbed from shelf 109 and reduce the number from the order)



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Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:00pm

Main idea is really cool

KadaDev says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Wow this is a cool idea, if you apply the twitch interactive concept to anther game could be cool

CartridgeBlow says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Thank you. We were set on the Twitch idea from the start. It did slow us down a bit during development, but certainly would love to take the idea further and improve the "game" aspect :p Again, thank you. I will play/rate your games this evening.

batmanasb says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:36am

Really cool idea, leads to community interactions! However, the objectives could be a little more interesting. Like for example, there could be a limited number of boxes and people could both be doing the same order and run out of boxes then yell at each other and grab the boxes off each other's tables!

Tygrak says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 2:08pm

I'd really like to try this, but for me the stream is offline.

CartridgeBlow says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:43am

@batmasasb We have been thinking of ways to give this more of a "fun factor". We definitely hope to push forward in that community interaction aspect as well. Thank you for playing with us the other day!

@Tygrak Choosing to do an online game for a Ludum Dare entry has proven difficult, but the server/stream is back online.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 8:29pm

Really innovative, but as other have pointed out, the gameplay could use a little lovin. Interested in seeing if you guys keep working on this going forward. Awesome work!

CartridgeBlow says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:58pm

@Dynamic Panic Studios
Several ideas have been floated to utilize the Twitch Plays concept. We do wish to continue this particular concept in particular if we can fully flesh out a better set of gameplay mechanisms. Thank you for playing!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 4:38pm

Very nice concept. Maybe the pace could've been speeded-up a bit by speeding the drone itself and its execution
Anyway, it's a good take for an innovative idea :)

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