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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one rooms

by Aurel Bílý - Jam Entry

=== one rooms ===
A normal day turns weird. Solve word puzzles, defeat dyslexic kings, or play a game of Late shift. A point 'n click game made from scratch in 72 hours, featuring music by ibispi.

= Controls =
Click on the floor to walk there
Click on objects to interact with them
Hold down the left mouse button near the edges of the game screen to rotate the room
[spoiler] A to Z and enter to use the powers

= Notes =
A more complete version with more rooms, more music, more puzzles, and more voice over coming soon!
Also thinking of doing an SDL port for linux, or maybe a javascript version. I know flash is getting less popular by the minute.

= Update: javascript port =
I finished the javascript port post-jam. The game itself should be identical to the original jam version. I added this port because flash is apparently dying soonish, and people with linux had problems with it, etc. However, its performance might be drastically different from the flash version, depending on your browser. So far it seems the js version is generally slower, but if you can't use flash at all, I hope you find this useful.

= Update: timelapse! =

= gfycat demo =

Downloads and Links




Zarkith says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:34am

Awesome twist on the theme, excellent effects, and thoroughly funny!

Really curious what the 9th room is though. Aside from None and Gone, none of the words I tried seemed to work. I even gave up and looked up all the possible 4 or 5 letter -one words and none of them worked either! (...that weren't required to beat the game)

darthdeus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:20pm

Awesome graphics, especially the camera turn is something very unique.

Just a small thing that annoyed me a little bit is how the text auto-scrolls to the next line, and sometimes when I click it jumps a millisecond before and I accidentally skip over the next line.

But overall, really great job!

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:16pm

look at me work+

jotson says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:40am

Well done. Dig the music and art.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:15pm

Yeay, I killed all mices ! What ? This is not what the game was about ?
The game is excellent : it's original, the theme interpretation is awesome, the realisation is very good (impressive for a jam game), humour present everywhere (with Monty Python reference, nice), same for graphics and music, bref, very good entry. Congratulations !

impbox says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:07am

Wow!! That was epic! Loved the graphics and was pretty amazed when I realised you could rotate it. Great music too. Liked the story and room mechanic. Finished it. Very funny. Congrats!

Alexbrainbox says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:26am

Oh wow. The 3D effect is SUPER impressive.

Nice game!

Karai17 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:26am

Solid entry, quite funny and interesting.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 6:00pm

Great game ! The concept is cool, the story is fun, and the 3D effect is really cool :)
Good job !

babyjeans says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 1:46am

Very excellent writing and looks really good!

Rixud says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:13pm

i cant beat the game :S i didn't figure out how to deliver the items....

Rixud says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:14pm

although i really like the idea, and the humour

dietzribi says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 12:25am

Great entry, funny as hell, the 3d rotating pixel art style was really cool. Nice!

menip says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 1:31am

Loved it! Just clicked through dialog at the beginning, and was confused at first. A key part at beginning of game didn't work because of it. Had to restart, but then played till completion!

managore says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:23pm

Absolutely stunning!! I was already in love with the game when it was just the beautiful little apartment, so when it expanded I was very pleasantly surprised. It took me a little while to realize how the typing worked, mostly that I had to begin by pressing backspace, but once I worked that the rest of the game was smooth sailing.

Oh and the final puzzle was great!

Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:24pm

Impressive! You had me hooked up till the end.
That's so much content for 72 hours and the writing is very good.
Maybe the best game I've played so far!

Dec 23, 2016 @ 12:06am

I've never seen 3D pixel art before - that was really cool. Seems to be a very polished game.

Ellian says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 2:07pm

Wow, the 3D effect is weird and unexpected, but very cool!
The game itself is super fun. I wish there was a LOT more room, like a stupid Scribblenaut thing (I know it's not gonna happen ahah), but once the game actually start when you get the brick... man what a surprise and how crazy this thing is! The writing is super clever too.

Congrats, this was an awesome lot of fun :)

Bemmu says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 1:19pm

The setting of being locked in a room is a completely genius interpretation of the theme.

SoKette says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 8:22pm

Amesowe game, owesame 3d, asewome music, awemose mood, awoseme fun, aweosme.

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 12:02am

Yes yes yes yes awesome! This was all sorts of fun, bravo! I'd echo the comment that the typing was slightly difficult to figure out at first, but that's just a minor point. Very great all around, I loved the writing style and the sense of exploration. The world had such character and was really fun!

stadoblech says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 1:07pm

Well... great entry! Only thing that annoys me a little bit is pixelhunting... but anyway, great game! :)

2Bit says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 1:22pm

This has a nice amount of play time, nice! The way you put this game together is cool too, can't say I've seen anything like it before.

joe40001 says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 9:22am

Great game, amazing look. The final puzzle probably too me longer than it should. It is amazing that you could do this in just 3 days. The art/graphics are impressive enough on their own.

I'm upset that I couldn't figure out what the 9th room was.

axoona says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 8:10pm

very good game. The plot twist is quite surprising and using the word puzzle for exploration is very interesting.
the style is consistent and the overall game is fun and humorous.

I can't really think of any improvement. Although I admit I did some random clicking in the apartment before the totem showed up and the explanation for the word puzzle didn't seem very clear (again I just randomly pressed letters before realizing what was happening).

g12345 says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 11:00pm

Oh this was a real funny entry. I like it a lot.

I didn't got that final puzzle(?) or maybe i was incredibly lucky and got it correct at my first try?

That rotation idea is really cool too. Don't know how you did so much in 3 days but it's great!

I also got 8/9 rooms too.

Hneet says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 3:29am

Really good game. Why not binding the arrow keys to the rotation? (I played a lot with the rotations ;D)

M2tias says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 9:00am

What a good way to use the theme! Great dialog too :D
I'm really bad at games like these so I didn't finish it, but it looks great. Clicking at things felt a bit hard at times but it's good enough for an LD entry. The engine looks really good otherwise :)

dollarone says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:57pm

This is super!

Humour, puzzles, references to classic games and comedy, an interesting story, free-form exploration, characters, great dialogue and amazing pixel 3D! Dude! I thought just making a point and click game would be too hard!

All my hats are off. This is amazing. It has a cool mood and is actually very funny. I love the skeletons. It even has a game within the game!!

You are winnar. Very well done, Knig!

swellbastion says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 3:44am

This is so good. I have to go to bed but I had to get to the ending. The hints were really helpful for me, although I guessed some rooms too. This makes me want to have discourse in my next ld

Jan 21, 2017 @ 8:20pm

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

May 4, 2017 @ 11:31pm

I also included this game in an article of my favorites!

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