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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One Room Resort

by MiniBobbo - Jam Entry

Welcome to One Room Resort, where everyone gets one room! No, not everyone gets their own room, everyone shares a single one!

You play as Susan, the recently hired activities director of One Room Resort. Manage your guests carefully. Keep their happiness up by swapping them between activities. But don't let their energy level get to nothing or it will quickly drain all their happiness. Swap them into the ONE ROOM so they can get some much needed rest. Manage their energy levels carefully, because you don't want to have two who need to sleep at the same time!

Instructions and tips+tricks in game.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#131Humor(Jam)3.57
#250Fun(Jam)3.48
#284Overall(Jam)3.57
#303Mood(Jam)3.53
#310Innovation(Jam)3.35
#425Graphics(Jam)3.52
#457Theme(Jam)3.57
#1003Coolness44%

Comments

haxxero says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:11am

A cool idea!! But remember that this is a competition and there is a lot of games to go through, people aren't going to want to read a bunch of instructions and messages : ) I managed to figure it out anyways though so you did something right!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:29am

Good concept, the game felt a little unbalanced though - maybe if the bed recharged faster, it would feel like I had a better chance keeping everyone happy/rested? Nice job overall.

CandyCreep says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:30am

I love the graphics :D

shillingburg says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:42am

this was a lot of fun! i really enjoyed all of the dialogue in the emails, really gave personality to the weird task at hand. being susan is hard work

Cerno_b says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:24am

Lovely game. I really enjoyed it although I didn't find the instructions that easy to understand. But it was a nice and chaotic experience. I had a chuckle at the ridiculousness of the premise of a constant mismanagement that resulted in only one bedroom for all the guests. Nice work.

Zeriver says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:33am

Really neat idea and execution. I like playing multitasking games and this one is pretty good. Game is well balanced at the beggining it's pretty easy and lets player get used to game mechanics and later it requires a lot of skill to complete level. I also enjoyed reading emails, they really add to the mood. Pretty good job in overall.

ScreamRawr says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:13pm

I love multitasking games! This was fun!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:16pm

Good idea and a quite balanced difficulty.

Great job!

Yamzho says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:18pm

Cool game ! Cute pixel art.

Garris says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:07am

I picked up on how to play very quickly. Your first level being very forgiving while still showing the mechanics pretty wall was nicely done. However, I feel like it might have been just a little bit too simple. While it is a bit of a logistical challenge to keep everyone happy and awake, it feels a bit too much like just running a routine rather than planning and executing. Maybe some random events that can all of a sudden affect mood? (someone pees in the pool, injury on the tennis court, etc.) Having a panic moment to manage here and there could, I think make the routine of keeping everyone managed feel a lot more satisfying.

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:44am

Hey this was a lot of fun. Cool idea! Fits the theme very well I think. Loved the graphics and the game play is fun. I like the challenge of balancing people's energy bar with just one bed. And the emails were a nice touch. Good work!

illblew says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:09pm

Great graphics, neat concept. I feel like the one room theme was a bit of a miss but the ideas really worked well.

alfadur says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:30pm

This gets quite fun after grasping the various timings involved in activities. The happiness mechanic is a bit exploitable, though, I ended up lining the guests by a pool and periodically dipping them in to reset the boredom. Maybe having a separate weariness value per activity that take times to clear would add to the balance. I also caught myself trying to swap the held guest with a placed one and ending up grabbing both at once several times.
Otherwise, it feels very well put together. Nice and clear graphics, too, the happy animations are especially amusing. And the story provides much needed change of pace between rounds of hectic clicking. :)

Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:07pm

Fantastic concept and gameplay, I also love the style too. It got very hectic quick though and that's when the game became even more fun! I love the whole idea as well, very well done! :D

axoona says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 7:25pm

very fun game. I loved the email discussion between Chad and Susan.

pkenney says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 8:01pm

I completed party of 9! I had really good scores until then, but for the 9 I got in trouble and a lot of guests were quite unhappy. At least nobody died though!

I enjoyed the tone of the emails, which really carried me through the story. Nice connection of the theme to the humor.

Good job!

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