Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Hanging Out

by VanderHum - Compo Entry



"HANGING OUT" by vander hum for LD#37.
Stacy gives her friend Bede a visit in his granny flat. Stacy recently got back from Japan where she was studying piano with her orchestral quartet. While she was away, Bede reluctantly called her to say that he was very sick. It was before Stacy left for Japan that Bede had been told by his specialist he was suffering severe problems with his immune system, and that at best, he had around 6 months to live.
Bede was afraid to tell Stacy while she was still in the country, fearing she would give up her opportunity to travel with her quartet to stay by his side.
The year passed and Bede's condition had not improved.
Although defying his doctors best guesses and proving his strength, Bede agreed to have himself put into an indefinite voluntary coma.
It was at this point Bede felt the weight of being honest with his friend.
He called Stacy right away.
When Stacy arrived back home soon after, she wasted no time heading over to see Bede.

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Ratings

Coolness68%
#103Audio3.52
#106Graphics3.84
#213Mood3.31
#359Humor2.24
#449Innovation2.74
#490Theme3.10
#499Overall2.91
#600Fun2.12

Comments

rburema says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:14pm

The graphics and ... I guess youd call it the production-values of the audio-visual part are stunning.
Yet I get the sense that I'm missing something.
Is the second (or third) dialog-box really the end already? (Running I'net Explorer, as I normally have Chrome.) I'm normally not one to complain about games having no 'real' (whatever that mens) game-play parts, but I'd just like to /know/ it if that's the case. Helps when judging anyhow.

On the other hand, this feels like a very personal piece somehow...

ayame9joe says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:16am

I love the graphics!!
It makes me think of some paintings.
You definately express your feelings by it.

Jurgler says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:17am

The graphics are very strange... but i liked them somehow!
But there wasnt really any gameplay? (Noone said that there has to be gameplay!)
All in all it was a solid mesmerizing experience!

Saiodin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:19am

Interesting art style, guessing what's going on is definetly tickling some emotions out of me. Like rburema I had just 2 dialog-boxes before the screen goes to black for a long time. But I'm assuming it's really meant to be that way. Interesting entry!

MCRewind says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:30am

I love the graphics, they are very artsy and strange. reminds me of picaso mixed with the borderlands. pretty solid gameplay too.

hermetic says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:46am

Very strange, but pretty. Music is nice. Not a game, more of an interactive art project. I don't think I have the qualifications to critique it on it's art quality or emotional content, but if I call it a story-game thing... like Telltale makes, then I have to tell you to put all of the description you have above into the game; Just a box with the text telling the backstory. Otherwise, you have a "game" that is "a dude wakes up, goes to make tea, another person plays piano, first dude wants to die."

rilifon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:50am

Loved the paintings! You've made it yourself? Cheers!

stadoblech says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:55am

strange stuff! But i liked it!

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:03am

That was sooooooooooooooo creepy! Imagine that dude in your house when you're home alone! I only wish I could control his spinning and dancing with the arrow keys.

MrJackphil says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:17am

Graphic is great! You are like walking in painting!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:53am

I love the art style

JoeYoshi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:58am

Visual style = magnificent. Gameplay = too stoned to remember

Awpteamoose says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:06am

not really a game, is it?

NikitIT says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:08am

jeeeez its so fcking gooв job gays

OuichesDoctor says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:17am

Good job on the graphics & audio ! I'm less convinced by the gameplay part though.

Paradoxa42 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:24am

Good graphics !

VersatileBox says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:15pm

What did I just play and why did I like it so much.

VersatileBox says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:28pm

I'll be thinking about this for some time. Well thought

ursagames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:49am

This is truly a masterpiece of art. Like the art of Picasso, I don't fully understand it, but it invoked feelings.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:18am

Nice art, really very cool.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:02am

This is kind off art, mood, sound, graphics fit very well.
Although it has a lack of gameplay, I liked it.

leondryaso says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:06pm

The art looked really cool, but the story was a kinda... non existant. (If I'm not missing something :D)

markten says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:39pm

This felt like a SIGGRAPH presentation or something from the demo scene. Would have been nice to have more interactivity, but the graphics and mood are definitely unique. Music fit well too.

SleepyStudios says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:24pm

Interesting art style not much of a game though unfortunately.

#gmdsgn says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:50pm

Tippy ride. Reminds me Moguls Studio games

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:01pm

Good entry - strange story - weird. Well done ++

schizoid2k says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:02pm

Not a game, but I loved watching this... very trippy. Nice job at setting the mood.

kawaiineko says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Great psychedelic look. Nice experience

Tilemapping says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:24pm

I'm a simple man. I came for the trippy graphics and stayed for the hovering memes.

SbstnC says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:34pm

The art-style is stunning.

alexfoo says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:31pm

Trippy art style man, kudos on the daring visual style. Although the 'narration' is cryptic and controls rather illusive ( not quite sure what I'm doing =p), I still dig this game!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:05pm

not really sure what was going on with this. the art style was interesting but there was nothing to do. I get the whole "game is art" thing, but I am not sure this is a good example. I did like the effects on the models you created, but it was over the top. glad you entered this, keep it up.

masterkrepta says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 7:39pm

I really loved the audio, and visual elements. Hard to tell if the game is glitched or if its supposed to end after the dialog box. You definitely have a talent for setting a mood either way.

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