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 Chore

by cxsquared - Jam Entry

You've got one job today and that's to clean up the house. Hopefully you can do it before you significant other get's home. This choir might just test the relationship.

Click on objects to clean up the house. Make sure you don't make a mess of something you've already cleaned.

There are 4 total endings. You can get the house cleaned in time by cleaning things in the right order.

Made by:
Programming/Music - Cody @Cxsquared
Art - Frank @Moussetticus

Made with:
Ableton Live
UV Layout Editor
3D Coat

Downloads and Links




Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Cool project

HadikCZ says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:06pm

She left me :(

morrilet says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:08pm

That got thoroughly dark. Is there any way to get a happy ending? Either way, I enjoyed it. This seemed pretty well polished. Nice work.

Asghardian says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:12pm

The was nice. The idea was not bad.

Just a few things to improve: there is no way to know when the game ends. A time counter would solve this issue.

I didn`t figure the purpose of the tie and the diary (easter eggs??) and I've played like 10 times just to discover all the interactive objects. A highlight element could solve this too.

But well done. Keep working! XD

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Wow, that was... unexpected. Got me hooked and played it through a few times to uncover all the possible endings. The relaxing music is really fitting, contrasting with what it's really going on. Great presentation and concept with a very clever twist. Enjoyed this little game a lot, congratulations!

tommarx69 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:53pm

Very good idea ! But I can't run the game from this page. (I had to click on the 'web' link)

Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:54pm

Nice art !

JK5000 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:53pm

Wow this was a short game. But overall a fun little game. Well done.

Marta Viader says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:53pm

Oh my God, she left me so many times :_(
Is there a way to get a happy ending :D?

callym says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:54pm

This was fun, the surprise ending was unexpected

Shivur says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:11pm

This game is funny and sad at the same time.

Zemmi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:24pm

I got 3/4 endings. Pretty glad our relationship ended, it seemed awful. Although I might also leave someone who takes everything off the shelf, puts it in the sink, then throws it out. Is the 4th ending cleaning everything and finding the evidence? I never managed to pull that off.

Kingblork says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:02pm

Nice concept

madlee says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:27am

Wow, really nice execution. Short and sweet, interesting concept! Good job!

t4u says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:48am

small, simple, works. Not the mind-blowing experience but gives quick good fun.

Garris says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:12am

Good sequence puzzle. I only ever got the one ending, but I think I have an idea of what some other might be. I think a little more indication of what was done wrong or what was missed might help.

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:39am

Simple, nice and works! Good idea and job guys.

Stylo21 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:15am

That bitch!
Nice game

DoubtfulGames says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:19am

Whoo. My true love is brutal!

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:29pm

She was a ****

bentglasstube says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 9:53pm

Very interesting storyline atop a relatively simple game mechanic. I wish there had been a bit more feedback about what I needed to clean or how much time I had left. Overall, nice job.

edve98 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:45pm

got 3/4 endings. Maybe you could post somewhere how to get all endings and link it here? (of curse say that that are spoilers :P). I also agree with others that timer would be nice (although it seems to me that it's actually how many "turns" you have left and not time at all).

Miziziziz says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 1:44am

I liked it, simple, good puzzles.
Good audio, Liked the jazz background.
Could only find three endings; any chance of a guide for finding all of them?

Cody Hansen says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 5:10am

Well that got emotional.
This was a beautifully designed game. The gameplay is amusing enough to keep someone occupied and the story actually hits pretty hard.
If I completed my chores right as the time expired though, the game froze with a text box reading "I'm HOME".
Make that a 5th ending? Perpetual existence? Maybe then she won't leave...

See? Now I'm bummed.

Great game!

ijzm says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 9:49pm

A simple game with good sound effects and a great slow, jazzy background track. Gotta love that piano and major seventh chords.

I really like the graphics, too. The isometric angle makes the straight lines look a tad on the wavy side and it's a bit strange, but not totally distracting.

As for the game's fun to click around and examine the different items, as well as figure out which items should be cleaned where and when. I wish there was some sort of time indicator or something that would display how long you have to clean the place until your loved one returns home.

Also, dumping the dude for not cleaning the place, geez. How shallow. :P


wowa_u says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 3:36pm

It took some tries to understand which the final conditions are, but it's overall nice entry! Well done :)

Dec 29, 2016 @ 10:23pm

Very interesting game. I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

Jelinib says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 8:26pm

Very clean art! Calming music (except when the wife comes home angry!). Even though it's short, the story was great too. Maybe a clock showing how much time we have left could be helpful, but overall this is really well done! I played until I got 3 endings, couldn't figure out the 4th... but I'll have to try more later! :)

yuigoto says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 6:27pm

Really cool, love the lowpoly graphics! :) The soundtrack also really helps set a calm and relaxing mood for the game! :P Pretty short, though, but nice! :D

I also really liked all the endings and overall story of the game.

Some visual feedback for clickable items and time until the other person comes back would be good, though. :3

Nice work! Cheers!

PaidGEEK says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 6:49pm

Quite an interesting game. Fairly enjoyable. More feedback on clicks would be nice (highlights and such).

Ellian says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:12am

Well, looks like we had the same basic concept idea so it's obviously good! :D
That being said, the game take a turn I didn't expect ahah. This a pretty cool thing tho, and the graphics looks great. Really liked it, super slid entry. Cool!

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