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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Game Show Looper

by TheFudster - Jam Entry

A game about being trapped in game show purgatory. Pick the wrong door and die!

Rules we didn't have time to include:
Each stage begins with 1 winning door and the rest lead to death.
Items can not be used in the Switch stage, you can use 1 item on every other stage.
If you lose all lives, you lose current gold and items, but Upgrades last forever. Your goal is to get upgrades so you can buy the Gun.

We're a two man team and this is my first Ludum Dare jam! SORRY FOR THE GRAPHICS!!! All feedback welcome.

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Palarus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:16pm

And behind door A there's...a really fun game with a very interesting concept!

Graphics are good enough and fit the setting perfectly. I really like this kind of game show limbo in which the only thing you do is participate in win or die games.

I shat my pants the first time I opened the door and the red face appeared.


MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:33am

I love the concept. Very unique. This could be a very addicting game if all the features were working in a non-buggy way. but the price tags are weird. Plus, I bought extra lives and still died from the lion?? In any case, I actually loved the graphics!!!

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:32pm

Art is Ok and concept also is nice

Remicy says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:05am

I really love the concept! Art is amazing, and items and upgrade are very fun.

panu says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:19am

It has a great theme but i don't feel that i can change the outcome at all

raconteurnick says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:19am

Great work! I liked the graphics, no need to apologize for them. It took a few tries to learn how to play, even with the instructions, but it was a neat experiment!

Avocadosan says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:35am

I really liked the game. You really scared me with that face lmao XD. Good music dude!

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:36am

The theme is cute, but as far as I can tell there's very little strategy outside of applying the Monty Hall problem, as it's all just guesswork.

Archimagus says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:41am

Very solid submission. I had unlocked all the upgrades and had at least 2 of every item. Was interested to see if the game actually went anywhere, but then I got an exception when clicking on one of the upgrades to double check what it did.

It did have me engaged long enough to get that far into it though. Well done.

mao says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:49am

I like the graphics! The gameplay is a pretty neat idea, although it could use a little variation.

Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:04am

I love how even if you fully understand the Monty Hall problem solution, actually playing the switch game makes you doubt the solution because it seems wrong to just always click Switch blindly, which I think is a really fun mental exercise. Awesome graphics, solid submission. Keep up the good work! Hope to see you next LD too!

keckles says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:41pm

not bad

Aaranos says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:00pm

I never really saw a reason to switch doors. The game is interesting but I got tired of not being able to afford anything and repeatedly losing with no gold.

ceosol says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:09pm

Wow, the switch the door theory really works. 4 times out of 5 I won. The theme is a little bit of a stretch since you can pick one room and then switch rooms for the first gameshow. But still, I like your take on it.

Good fun with the game show feel. I don't know if it was just me, but the shops seem broken. I had no clue how much money I had and it randomly let me buy some things and not others.

leondryaso says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:16pm

I actually liked the graphics, the concept is really interesting :D

concalf says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 8:40pm

A wonderful take on how to start with the monty hall problem and make a really nice time waster out of it :D
well done

Cody Hansen says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 3:36pm

I liked this game. Very "Let's Make a Deal" game show style. There isn't much of a strategy on the doors, which makes sense, but I like that you can buy items during the game based on how confident you are that you have the right door (eg. the idol or the double money). Having items like that would be more effective if there was some planning to the doors rather than just a dumb luck which you pick, especially since the idol costs the same amount as a winning door. Maybe I'm missing a hidden strategy here? Like combining the idol and the double?
Looks like I'm playing again.

Even while writing this comment I got more enthralled by the idea. Neat game!

eruiz00 says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 4:57pm

Curious one. Well done!

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