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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Machina

by Drtizzle - Compo Entry

*The audio effects (reverb etc) do not work in WebGL, so please download the game for your platform if you have the time.*

---CONTROLS---
WASD & mouse to move
F to interact
1 - 6 to change graphics settings (Web only)
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Haven't been able to flesh out my concept, so it became a tiny little "thing".

The idea was to time travel by putting objects from a certain time in a machine. The room you're in would then be transported to the time that object came from.

This idea was wayyyy to labour intensive to be realised in 48 hours, but here it is......

--------------------Changelog--------------------
14 Dec 2016
- Lowered the texture resolutions, so it is a 30MB load instead of a 70MB load (Web only)

13 Dec 2016
- Fixed the cursor locking problem (Web only)
- Added fullscreen from in-game (Web only)
- Added text to show current graphics setting (Web only)

12 Dec 2016
- Removed the possibility to activate the roomshake by pressing "E"
- Added functionality to change the graphics settings (Web only)
- Show and unlock the cursor at the end of the game (Web only)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#123Mood3.56
#149Audio3.32
#211Theme3.82
#294Graphics3.21
#336Innovation3.08
#520Overall2.87
#569Fun2.37

Comments

Viperfish9 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:30am

Interesting concept, would love to see it expanded on more though. Sounds were great visuals were ok but i understand webgl has its limits, and fits with the theme well.

DiscoFish says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Really atmospheric short game! Enjoyed, thanks!

erikiene says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:16pm

Definitely continue working on this, very interesting idea. The models and the overall atmosphere were great.

harark says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:56pm

I like the concept. The "analyzing"-sound was really hard on my ears. It was quite hard to see anything, as well. Dark. I think I don't have a problem with it if it is supposed to be dark in just the first instance of the room while the rooms in "other times" are brighter.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:05pm

yeah, the game needs more content, but what is there is pretty cool and the concept is nice! I first wanted to do something similar, like time traveling in the same room, but I did something else in the end.

victorcrafty says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:29pm

A very pretty graphic . I love it . Keep doing games!!!

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:55pm

"you'll only hear the source audio :("
Awgh, I hate that when you put effort in doing something that other people can't enjoy. The source audio are already great tho.
The game has good visuals and the mood is amazing. I must admit it scared me a little at first.

timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:59pm

Keep working on it. Also just provide a download link so that those interested can check out the sound.
Could also solve the few performance issues I had.

barning says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Nice concept. Would make a good game.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Pressing Ctrl causes an earthquake and then the game crashes :)

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:16pm

Whoops, that was meant for debugging. Forgot to take that out :)

DMinsky says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:25pm

My camera shake like in hell, but I like idea.

tinyworlds says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Cool short game! Love the idea.
The puzzles remind me at the physics puzzles from Amnesia.
Great atmosphere & time traveling is awesome. Would love to see a full version of this :)

Lucas Knutson says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:18am

Nice graphics! I had to button mash the escape key to get the game to lose focus.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:01am

Good game. Easy to play and finish. It interesting to see what happens if you put down photo in box. Great job! Please add better graphics and more items to interact with.

Yvanor says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:02pm

So bad you didn't have the time to finish it ! I would definitely play a game with this concept ! :)

Shivur says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:07pm

Good Mood!

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

I guess it's not finished, but the atmosphere is really cool. The graphics are fine, and the audio too. Just needs more content. I hope to see more ! :)

(Also, I fixed the Mac problem I had on my entry as you asked me to, you might want to check it out)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:26pm

Cool! It took me a moment to work out what was going on (not sure it it's my screen, but it was super dark... kind of like a Kitty Horrorshow game). But once I got rolling it was great.

Definitely an idea worth expanding on.

BoneDaddy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:10pm

This is pretty darn cool. I started playing the web version, but then downloaded. Definitely recommend everyone download this. The atmosphere is great in this game, I especially liked the time machine's effect when turned on. Great work with the audio overall.

Is there any specific reason you chose F for interact over the standard E?

resty says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:08pm

Nice idea, wish you could get it finished in the future.

jacobturn says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:43pm

i wish the game was longer...

psilon says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:38pm

It's barely a game, but a good start, i'm very interested what would happen after the time jump.

Obvious_San says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:54pm

Neat idea, I'd love to see it fleshed out a bit. As it is there's not much there, and it's a bit too dark.

- randomhuman

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:05pm

I like your style and the game is kinda fun! hope to see other your games in future :)
I'm designer and artist myself, so I really appreciate your work on graphics, we spent a lot of time on it too :)

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