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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Ada's Room

by bitnenfer - Jam Entry

// NOTE //
CONTROLS: Move using arrow keys. You can do double jump while on the air and you can attack using down arrow key while on the air. If you double jump and attack you do double the damage.

Caveat: To run the game you need OpenAL DLL. I recommend downloading it from the OpenAL website ( I did include a zip with the OpenAL installer though. Also have in mind that this version of the game doesn't have all the things I wanted and because of the time limit it only has one level.


Ada's Room is a small platformer game about a fighting nightmares as bosses.

The really simple story of the game is that Ada is going to bed. She’s going to have nightmares and she must confront her fears. This nightmares will be presented as enemies or bosses she has to defeat. Her room will mutate with each boss battle. Each boss would represent a different fear and would need different strategies to be defeated. At the end the core is a platformer skill game. A mix between super crate box, shovel knight and in some way binding of isaac.


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Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:01pm

I can play ? I'm noob or it's possible a bug ?

ijzm says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:19am

Good use of the intro theme, love the sound effects for the first boss. I also really like the graphics - that skull creeped me out when I first saw it appear. In fact, the art on your blog post drew me to play this in the first place.

I take it that boss is the only level, but it's a REALLY huge jump in difficulty. Especially since the jumping is kind of finicky, and the ceiling boundaries shorten the length of my jumps, causing me to hit the spikes.

But I really like this idea; it needs a smoother difficulty curve, which I'm aware is because of time restraints. The boss battle has some good ideas in it, but it just didn't seem like a boss that should have started the game. Perhaps it would have been better to focus on an easier boss?

I'm also not sure if the sudden background change really alludes to the idea of it taking place in "one room". I wish we could see some more of that background of the bedroom maybe. Ah well. Nice effort overall.


torcado says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:22am

Interesting game! Pretty fun to play. but there are some audio issues that were really bad. the skull laugh was like 100x louder than anything else, it clipped my headphones every time. which happened a lot because i didnt know how to attack for a while. and most of the sound effects popped, but thats not as bad
the music was cool. It's definitely a remix but i cant remember of what.
regardless i liked the game

Tauka says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:51am

I didn't play, but I was Youtube video and it's amazing. I always loved the boss battles

slovakyan says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:43am

Boss and juice. Fun :))

Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:26am

Good game, but a little bit too hard for me, haha.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:47pm

It's super hard i can't play it, lol kkkkkk, but the game is very good, the boss battle is hard, the graphics are amazing, the sounds are repetitive, because you die a lot :p

earthcollapse says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:37am

I really like the game mechanics and idea.
The art is very consistent. Excellent game :D!

Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:06pm

It was a tough fight ! But I won !!! (after several tries).

Controls were a bit hard to master in the beginning but after understanding the gameplay and the boss pattern it was a nice fight ! :D

c4m says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:12am

If it were legal, I would totally marry this game

GFM says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:41pm

I was expecting more than a single boss... Or, at least, a proper ending... I don't know... :(

I didn't like all controls to be mapped only to my right hand. I preferred to have the jump button completely separated from the movement... It's also quite easy to mistime a attack, pressing 'down' exactly after getting hit and getting killed while in a invulnerable state.

The graphics were pretty good, though!

runvs says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 8:22pm

This game is hard. Super hard. Graphics and music are beautiful.

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