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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Ludum Dynamics (TM)

by geometrix - Jam Entry

Greetings, social networking diploma graduate, and congratulations on your fine choice to turn your love of social networking into An Exciting Career™!
At Ludum Dynamics, we are always on the search for young, talented individuals such as yourself to Grab Life By The Horns™ and Be The Change You Want To See In The World™! You know what you want and you want it now. You want job security. You want the freedom to Be Your Own Boss™. You want a career in public relations, online marketing, and Freedom of Expression™. You want to Choose Your Own Hours™. You want to live Close To Amenities™. You want to Work From Home™.
The great news is that all of this is possible at Ludum Dynamics. So come, join us today, and Be Your Own Boss™. Simply download this handy application form and before you know it, you’ll be raking in the cash, and eating all the Angel Chicken Pasta™ you could ever want!

About the game:
Ludum Dynamics is a first-person narrative exploration experience set in one room (technically). It was made for the Ludum Dare 37 Jam by five team members: Travis Bulford (programming), Nico Schoeman (programming), Kobus Van Der Walt (programming), Geoff Burrows (3D art), and Duncan Bell (2D and UI art).

Tools used:
- Unity
- 3DS Max
- Photoshop
- Substance Painter
- Illustrator
- Audition
- Coffee
- Sarcasm
- Fast food
- Biltong

Audio from Text-to-speech from (opted out of audio category).


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aaaleee says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:25am

Any chance of an OSX build?

Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:34am

Is the middle finger logo intentional?

geometrix says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:52am

OSX build Coming Soon™!

geometrix says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:52am

Hah, yeah the logo is intentional. Everything is intentional, unless it's a bug :P

Somnium says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:04am

Well, that was an interesting experience, and also especially fun for me, since my game was also a variation over the "annoying corporate work-life" theme :)

The game had a nice sarcastic bite to it, with a lot of funny details, from the perpetual depressing news (and weather), to the strange support requests (and standardized bland response). It was depressing how fast I ended up being able to spout the standard ticket response. The "paradise" vacation simulator was also a nice touch.

My only comment is on the plot resolving - logically, the edit-command would probably have been just as effective as the delete-command (if less cathartic).

Great game/experience!

NORRIMO says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:37am

Well that game represents a bad life. It feels so depressive to live in such a tiny room...and your food is a cube.
I also love/hate the work on the computer. It is an interesting idea to compare the letters with the text.
And the beach where I cannot more buy because I am poor through the work.
Great experience. :)

Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:13am

Was a nice idea, i love the history and feels, nice wooork!

stefvanschie says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:19am

I didn't really have a clue on how this game worked. It took me a long time to figure out how to 'go' to work and at work I didn't know what to their as well. Perhaps add some more explanation to the game. I did like the 3D style of the game, that really added to the idea.

geometrix says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:21am

Dead valued customer. Your concern is important to us. Rest assured that your concern has been noted and has been added to our issue resolution queue.

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:27am

A really interesting experience, although there doesn't seem to be much gameplay (I guess that's the point though). Some really nice visuals and visuals, they work well to create a really offputting atmosphere.

Marta Viader says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:34am

Wow, cool game! Can you actually achieve to get a volcano???? A lot of money!!!!

geometrix says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:45am

Good thing there's a way of getting a lot of money :P

Simboubou says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:50am

Well, I couln't beat it, but it was very cool.

Dev Dennis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Great game !

It tested my patience and I'm not sure if there is a ending? But the mood and graphics are amazing. It reminded me a bit of black mirror.

Awesome job.

Twistashio says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:15pm

Hey nice game can u check out my entry i just started game development

geometrix says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:16pm

There are a few endings! See if you can find them :D

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:04pm

I loved this, reminded me of Black Mirror the TV show. Overall it was pretty depressing, and I think it achieved the mood you were going for perfectly. All the little touches were really nice, like the little flap to look down the hallway.
Is it a spoiler to say that I used CTRL+C to hack my way to a lot of money? I did want a volcano but I died of fatigue before I achieved my dreams.

Vadim Ivshin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:48pm

Great design and experience. Should I type all these standard answers? We got VR and all but I can't just copy and paste? :)

Pixel_Reaper says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:16pm

There is actually a better way to "hack" your way to more money that copy+paste ;)

kamranwali says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Wow, simply wow. This is one heck of a game! I really loved it. The game looks well polished. I really like the concept of the game. The atmosphere was spooky as well. The graphics and audio went to well with the game. You should really work with the game more, I have a feeling this game has potentials. Overall a well made game. Keep it up!

Oh shot before I forget:
"Dear valued customer. Your concern is important to us. Rest assured that your concern has been noted and has been added to our issue resolution queue."

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