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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Down The Rabbit Hole

by Ariake81 - Jam Entry

Lewis is sad, he has been for a while.
Life is too much,
he feels trapped in his own mind.

Help him to calm and de-clutter,
complete the puzzles and escape his palace of anxiety.

The game is a point and click with puzzle mini games. Complete the games to escape the room.

When we heard about the theme we began to think of classic psychological thrillers; that led us to think of being trapped in and by themselves and so we came across the idea of the mind palace (if you don't know it check out Sherlock or the Method of Loci). We looked at CBT and mindfulness techniques for the games and were inspired by C. S. Lewis and Tim Burton.

We used Construct 2, Clip Studio Paint Pro, Photoshop and good old elbow grease to create the game and were powered by cheap crisps, beer and kebab meat.

We still have loads of ideas and assets on the cutting room floor - we had the overambitious plan to have every object be a trigger for a game or event but time and sleep got in the way.

Thanks for playing, hope you get something out of it!

Cheers and Merry Xmas!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#23Mood(Jam)4.29
#27Graphics(Jam)4.61
#57Theme(Jam)4.29
#83Overall(Jam)3.94
#87Audio(Jam)3.88
#291Fun(Jam)3.41
#339Humor(Jam)2.88
#348Innovation(Jam)3.29
#1224Coolness35%

Comments

sugarbyte says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:05am

Super stylish, loved the art style! Your inspirations really shine though, and I'm really on board with poor Lewis' plight. Nice job.

wujood says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:52pm

Nice game! :)

thomascurry says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:35pm

Love the art style. This made me think of the old Discworld games I played as a kid. Really well executed!

shnitzhell says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:44pm

very niche game, a lot of style. good job!!!

Jungle says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:58pm

Interesting game. Nice artwork!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:58pm

As a fan of Lewis Carroll you really got me here. Loved the graphics and the concept. The circuit minigame was a bit frustrating, but overall very well developed.

matthewpalaje says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:22am

Really love the art style. The game was very well executed!

Great job :)

Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:22am

Spectacular. Really moving game.

Zambini says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:40am

Very well done. I could see given more time outside of a jam this could be something spectacular. Your style was unique and worked quite well.

Greek85 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:18am

oh! Nice!The theme is amazing, Great!! Can I find it on indiexpo? I'm making videos about the games of this Jam, but only about the games hosted also on indiexpo! Tell me if you will add it, so I can include it in my next video ;)

DoubtfulGames says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:37am

Pretty drawings!

psychomonster says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:58am

Unique style. I love all the details of the artwork. Did not finish the game, but I will return later. Good work so far :)

cushycode says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 6:43am

Very atmospheric game!
I love your squirrel, haha.

fishbrain says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 8:29am

Brilliant! Probably my favourite so far!

Ant0nin says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 5:25pm

Nice art audio & graphics, des collègues français ?

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