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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The Rocket Man

by Dev Dennis - Jam Entry

You play as a lonely spaceman, but the AI keeps you busy.

AWSD - Move
E/Left Mouse Click - Interact
Space - Skip Dialogue

It's created by me Dennis Jensen - Twitter: @DevDennisJ

Lambert - As Ballad

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Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:26am

Curious Game :D

stadoblech says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:28am

cool! :D thanks for pleasant experience :P it was fun :D

Minato4th says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:29am

Pretty good game, nothing to add nothing to take. Merry Christmas!

slovakyan says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:50am

Well... I'm awake :D

Birke says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:47am

Worst job ever! :P

I liked it. I kept expecting something really terrible to happen.

Avon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Very cute robot, nice atmosphere in this game.

It was a fun experience playing this, it did give me a flashback to the hatch in Lost.

muriel says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:09pm

Very fun, I don't know WTF just happened but I enjoyed it a lot.
Merry Christmas for you too and happy new year :)

muriel says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:10pm

As Birke said I'm also expecting something bad to happen I was playing this with my GF and we where like OMG we are going to jump from our chairs. Another time good job :)

Davision says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:26pm

Is it a metaphor to game devlopement? :) The gameplay is surely lacking but the story is nice.

Dev Dennis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:54pm

@Davision game dev simulator :D

Haha awesome !
Thank you :D

Haha, yeah. Thank you.

TheAmante says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:34pm

Merry Christmas

negativice says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:54pm

The button is a lie!
That was beautiful universe, i couldn't stop looking at it, all the sparkling stars.

Simple Ghost says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:40pm

Really interesting idea and gameplay :) But I somehow couldn`t get into bed at the end :(

Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:44pm

Merry Christmas!

Mordokay says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:51pm

This game is all about the experience ... and its a great one! On the final part I actually started smiling and stayed that way for a couple of minutes. Then, after I closed the game, I thought about it for a bit while longer ... that's how amazing this was!
Maybe its because I love this time of year or maybe its because the soundtrack was perfect or maybe it was the empathy I felt for my robot friend ... All put together this game was very VERY well produced. Congratz!

Simboubou says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:25pm

This robot MAY have creeped me out. Just maybe :)

Cool little narrative game, very polished too !

local minimum says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:54pm

This I liked. The feeling of it was building up to was nicely constructed. How it wasn't sure the level of evil the friendly robot harbored. The fact that it didn't really look like I was in space. Well played.

It would have been nice if the UI of the screen didn't shine through doors (e.g. use a world canvas instead) and it would have been nice to play with the players height or height of the terminal a bit so that one could click the actual button and still see the progress messages completely.

Well made game!

kamranwali says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:54pm

Nice game. I thought something would have happened when the AI asked me to turn 10 times in the room. Wonderful surprise.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:52am

I play clicker games, I was ready for this!

kleinzach says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Nice little experience you have here. I feel a bit calmer now :)

blaster391 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:53pm

Merry Christmas! Had the same sort of feeling of something like the Stanley Parable while playing, it was pretty fun

JK5000 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:06pm


Tak fordi du lavet og delt det her både humoristisk og følelsesladet spil. Selvom at selve spillet i sig selv er ekstremt simpelt, så er historien og Ron så interessant at man ikke har lyst til at stoppe med at spille før man nået til enden på historien. For mig er dette et af de absolut bedste spil, som jeg har spillet i denne udgave af LD. Både musikken og grafikken er i øvrigt super fantastisk og de passer rigtig godt til den historie du vil fortælle.

Hvis du har tænkt dig at arbejder lidt videre med spillet, så har jeg nogle ting du måske skal se på:

- Indtal Ron's replikker. Jeg har ikke noget imod at læse teksten på skærmen, men jeg ville elske at høre en robot stemme tale til mig.
- Jeg tror nok at venstre museknap skipper dialog, det er lidt uheldig da man meget let gå glip af noget af dialogen.
- Det er ingen musepil i pause menuen, så man kan ikke trykke på menuknapperne.

Men udover det så har jeg bare at sig tak for en super god spiloplevelse og naturlig må du have en rigtig glæde jul.

Skruffye says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:52pm

First off, very nice modelling and a cool little experience overall.

There were a couple of bugs: the text on the monitor was visible through walls and the menu seemed broken. Other than that, I felt Ron's eyes could have been animated to make him more expressive but it's an LD game, so I'm sure you wouldn't have had the time! He was rather adorable regardless.

Good job and Merry Christmas! :)

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:52pm

My 5 starts to the mood. With only one room and a very few interactions, you managed to create a universe in which I totally projected.
This is for me in the lignee of games like The Beginners Guide.
Excellent :)

Przekop says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:41pm

Merry christmas to you too :3

MementoGames says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Though something bad was going to happen, but got surprised and happy at the end! Good work!

wujood says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:03pm

Good game! The end was kind of prompt.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:32am

This made me smile.
For what it is it is perfect pretty much...

I love the character model on the AI
As someone whose game was also primarily about the interaction between one man on a lonely spaceship and his ship's AI I am jealous that your robot was so damn cool looking.

My only suggestion would be to ass emoticon-ish facial expressions for the little robot.

Nice work!

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 12:21am

I expected this all to be a lot of instruction and action with no pay off, really. I thought the robot was fooling me. That it would never end. And he /was/ fooling me, but for a very nice, sentimental reason. Aww. :D

Good graphics, good and suitable audio. Nice job.

Dec 28, 2016 @ 6:44pm

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

Green Soda says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 3:39am

Great mood and graphics! It was a nice experience!! It's funny HAHA

Dec 29, 2016 @ 7:48pm

Fun little experience :) Well done!

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