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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Reckless Redecoration

by qbicfeet - Compo Entry

(NOTE: for people with nonstandard keyboard layouts, you can use C/V or N/M in place of Z/X)

My entry for Ludum Dare 37 (theme: one room).

You're an interior decorator, and your job is to give your clients nice and shiny new homes. Take note of their demands and try to give them exactly what they want.

Features:
- a whopping 8 different pieces of furniture!
- a massive two (2) unique clients!
- almost 30 furniture styles!

Controls:
- arrow keys: move cursor/select item and style
- Z (circle): new item/pick up item/place item/confirm/continue
- X (cross): finish decorating/delete item/cancel

Feel free to post screenshots of any neat rooms you decorate!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness59%
#41Graphics4.20
#41Humor3.76
#126Theme4.03
#156Innovation3.57
#186Overall3.53
#292Fun3.20
#307Mood3.11

Comments

vcyborg says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:57am

Haha had fun playing it! I like how you characterized the clients, just with the style and a few words and you can already figure what they want.
And, what it is that the wife doesn't like??

springogeek says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:26pm

That's a really slick game. The controls are intuitive, the graphics are really clear.

I couldn't figure out what the second guy's wife liked either, but I enjoyed it all the same. I'd love to see this taken further.

Rakart says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:20pm

Nice concept, the game feels really good to play.

I managed to please the second client wife, dunno how, I added of bunch of different stuff :D.

Congratulations on the entry, it's a really fun game and deserves to be fleshed out.

hunttis says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:22pm

Very interesting! I liked the client screens :D

I got the first client to be happy, but as the ones before, I couldn't figure out the wife :D

Things I hoped I could do was rotating the furniture (probably left out for time reasons).

This would work well on mobile, too. In addition, made me interested in the platform you made this!

Megalink says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:24pm

Making a house was quite fun and a good concept, good job dude. Art was also amazing.

KaiseanGames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:26pm

Very nice idea.

But please do not use X/Z combination. Some keyboard layouts do not have those keys next to each other.

qbicfeet says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:32pm

@KaiseanGames: the buttons are outside my control, unfortunately, as the Pico-8 fantasy console binds those two buttons to Z/X by default and can't be changed in the web player and only in the standalone client.

Tyranosaw says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:40pm

I had great fun, i spent time trying to figure out what the wife wanted, couldn't do it. Anyway, the art is great and controls are smooth. The only thing i would wish was to be able to rotate the furniture. Other than that, it was a great game.

Vadim Ivshin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:01pm

Thanks for the game, nice graphics!

Patacorow says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:57pm

It's always nice to see a pico 8 entry!
Cute entry, I wish it had more characters and gameplay.
But overall, good job !

Firellon says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Funny, but too short. Need more clients, also some smart logic about how I place items in room, as I can do almost anything and still get all greens.
Nice game, though

madjackmcmad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Great work, pretty art and very funny. The face art is terrific, and yet you complain that chairs are hard to draw :D that had me laughing. Great work this weekend.

torcado says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:23pm

really nice pico8 entry! the graphics were very pleasing. I couldnt figure out how to pass all objectives, but it was neat anyway!

josemwarrior says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:25pm

Oh man, I really like this graphics!

The interface and control are very worked.

Sean says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:30pm

The spritework is nice and I'd be interested in seeing a more fully-fleshed out version of this concept, but as it stands it's a bit underwhelming.

I have a feeling that it would have been more interesting if instead of having multiple variations of each furniture piece, more time was spent on the puzzle aspect (I assume the variations are actually worked into the gameplay though, since others seem to be having trouble dealing with the second client's wife).

It was also a bit annoying that the double-height furniture always started one square below where it should in order for you to place it.

I hope you plan on continuing this one beyond the jam; it does seem like it has potential!

caranha says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:10am

First I love the your sprite work and the general idea of the game. I also like the one lines in the menu. Yes, there is a lot left to do, but I think you got a solid start here.

First, the player needs more information -- you could add a reminder on the bottom of the screen of the commands, and the budget.

Also some feedback on the action would make the game a little more fun -- for example, a little screenshake when you place the furniture and one low note would make a whole world of difference, and wouldn't be that hard to implement.

I might steal your idea of a floating menu for the items in my game :-)

I hope to see you continue with these!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:43am

Cool idea!

pouls says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:03pm

it's lit.

Karai17 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:11am

I had a great time playing this game, but unfortunately with only two "clients" it makes for a rather shallow experience. I can imagine with a bunch more clients, maybe some color swapping, this game could have held my attention for a lot longer! Great game!

~josefnpat

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 6:08pm

Jejejej ikea should use this

Dec 26, 2016 @ 1:37pm

Fun little game :) Be sure to continue work on it ;)

Blobo says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 3:51pm

I really liked this one. The graphics were fantastic, and it was a lot of fun.

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 10:09pm

Very cool concept! I enjoyed being an interior decorator! Your pixel art looks super good! I loved the fact that you did multiple styles for the furniture pieces! The characters were pretty cool too but the fact that you couldn't make the dialogue go faster without completely skipping it was weird to me. I also think some floor tiles and some wallpaper would make the rooms look SO good! Music would be nice too. :x
Very nice entry overall!

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