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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the room

by rogueNoodle - Jam Entry

A short, minimalist #LDJAM 37 entry about escaping from a constantly shifting room.

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XenosNS says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:38am

Very cool concept, looks great!

pLaw says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:57am

I love the art style and the level design with the shifting walls. Very well done!

BoneDaddy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:58pm

Very stylish, and very interesting. I am really glad you decided to finish this. We hear stuff like "fail faster" so often that we sometimes end up scrapping stuff before we put in enough effort to realize what the concept could be. Spending that extra day to finish this and putting in the needed effort was a good decision.

Siridakis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:54pm

Beautiful little game! The narrative has a "Thomas was alone" vibe to it and the visual effects are gorgeous :) I only missed a background music to make the mood perfect.

local minimum says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:54pm

I like the way you actually made a simple game for once without all the stress and rage and "Just one more try". Really cool mechanic this warping around thing and the way the character kind of melted into the floor. I very much enjoyed playing it through to the end. And I think it fit the game very well to be easy to complete.

Ludipe says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:48pm

Liked the minimalist looks of the game. The main mechanic is fun and original. Would probably play a longer version, there might be some cool puzzles with this concept.

I love your usual hardcore arcade games, but seeing something different was also pretty neat :-)

madmarcel says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:22pm

That was cool. Very stylish. Pity the audio didn't work for me (Chrome)

dunin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:48pm

Really cool mood and clever idea!
Too bad it is so short...

Jungle says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:39am

Nice concept! Great job!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:03am

Awesome if a bit short! I love the aesthetic and the music's pretty good. The character controls are super tight (even though they don't really need to be considering the type of game this is). The ending was cool too: PLOT TWIST!

thrabchak says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:27am


Beardo Games says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:37am

Really elegant and well designed.

keckles says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:30am

great game nice concept i suggest you add more levels onto this in the future and post it somewhere :)

darthdeus says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:31am

Excellent design.

ciaodavinci says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:53am

Really beautiful design, mood and music (I used Chrome and it worked fine). I loved how simple it is and smoothly it plays. Also thanks for sharing on Twitter how this was done. Very cool!

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:18am

Amazing! as others have stated, only problem is its length! But I really liked this. The idea that the room and horizontal movement move together, but verticle movement is character body only opens many interesting possibilities.

SeaDads says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:39am

Awesome concept and pulled off really well, loved it!

The Vall says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:59am

Unique graphics. The audio set the mood well.

egordorichev says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:19am


foreverip says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:22am

Nice game, although slightly short and confusing. And what are the R and T buttons supposed to do? Seems to me like there's no ending as well. However, some of the puzzles were fun to solve. I loved the simplistic style of the art as well.

WarmLemon says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:48am

Cool! Enjoyable! So when finish it goes back to the beginning?

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:51am

The concept is cool, I like this class of puzzles.

rogueNoodle says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:17am

Thanks for the comments/feedback!

@foreverip - oops... it looks like you stumbled across an easter egg that effectively breaks the game ;)

I originally played with the idea of being able to move time independently of the character, but as you found out, it doesn't work well. I guess I didn't remove it - sorry about that! There is actually an ending (sort of) but you might not have been able to reach it.

rogueNoodle says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:25am

@WarmLemon - Thanks and yeah. It's pretty subtle, but the two o's in the logo are actually an infinity symbol. Symbolism! ;)

cesisco says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:27am

Great concept, one of the the best entries so far.I couldn't finish it though...

rogueNoodle says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:52am

@cesisco - Thanks! Out of curiosity, where did you get stuck?

jakebooyah says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:07pm

Nice one!

Jupitron says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:25pm

This is a freaking genius work of art. Incredible.

calcitherin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:16pm

I LOVED it soo much . Please do make more levels . Great Job !!

limmmmm says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:36pm

uh... wow. just wow. some really brilliant effects you've got going on there. had a lot of fun with this one. props on the execution!

Boberro says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:48pm

Nice one. Took me a while to realise it's one room. (and then I fell into the floor and got stuck)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Great game! Cool mechanics and I loved the music! Could've been nice with some kind of choice within the game. I liked the story.

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

The concept is great, I like the style and especially the mood music. Could be longer though :)

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:07pm

Interesting concept with clever mecanic. Minimalist aesthetic. Well done ++

Michalidis says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:34pm

Simplistic graphics, fitting music, nice story and an awesome mechanic fitting the theme perfectly
I totally enjoyed it and I could play the game until the end without encountering any bug. Great Job! :)

Junber says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:36pm

The audio was awesome and the graphical design was pretty great too. It would have been nice if you knew what was going to happened when you walked in which direction. Also the red "key" didn't seem to serve much purpose because you got it immediately after the blue one. Except from that I really liked the level design too.

cesisco says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:04pm

@rogueNoodle Hi, I can’t remember exactly , but it was around 10 changes in the level in the bottom left corner, there was a open path but I couldn't pass through it.

griseouslight says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:44pm

I might be a little biased towards platformers, but I absolutely loved this.

tartlegames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:53pm

one of my favorites so far. This is awesome. The graphics are unique and I appreciate the tiny, mysterious story. really good work

kamranwali says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:09am

Wow what nice game. This game has potential. I love the art work and the gameplay. So unique. Well done and keep it up!

awesomerex says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:20am

Great concept, oozing with style! Would love to see more complex puzzles, but I imagine that designing the levels is really tough.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:11pm

this was rad. loved the look and the mood created. a very well designed game

Split82 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Perfect! Everything is great. Did you do music yourself?

Obvious_San says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:16pm

So stylish, and the mood is perfect! I really enjoyed the main mechanic, I think there is a lot that could be done with that in a longer game.

- randomhuman

axoona says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:52pm

very cool puzzle game, I loved it!

Dec 29, 2016 @ 12:53pm

So cooool, great minimalist concept, perfect execution. The narrative is a neat plus, really impressed by your work.
It kinda reminded me of Braid's levels where going right makes time goes forward and left backwards.
Congratulations, that's one of the best entry I've played1

kato9 says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 1:26am

Wow! Really well done, very technically impressive. And great use of stylistic minimalism. Definitely deserves a longer version!

siryakko says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:11am

Nice minimalistic graphics and great concept

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