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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In a Cell

by NoahCagle - Compo Entry

In a Cell is a game about jail. You are a new inmate, and you need to assert your dominance. You are NOT about to be on the bottom of the food chain. Your goal is to kill your cellmates before they kill you.

W/UP: Move Up | Menu Up
S/DOWN: Move Down | Menu Down
D/RIGHT: Move Right
A/LEFT: Move Left
SPACE: Hit | Menu Select
SHIFT: Take a screenshot

This game was created in Java, so a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) will be required to play.

DISCLAIMER: The player/inmate graphics are gently modified versions of the player/zombie graphic of Markus Persson's 'Minitales'. Therefor, I take no credit for these sprites, and have dropped out of the Graphics section of the judging process

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Cody Hansen says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:24am

Shame you dropped out of the graphics portion. I loved the way the menu looked and felt. The cell looked nice too. You are right though. Thank you for your honesty at least!

The game was fun, though short and a little repetitive. Jail cell fits the idea of "one room" perfectly.

When the inmate's sprites line up, it is easy to just mash the space button.

Decent game!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:26am

I'm afraid this game isn't really finished. It lasts about a minute and you cannot lose at all. Perhaps you were a bit short on time? I see that you emulate Notch's coding style very closely; that may present troubles if you aren't as familiar with Java as he is. I hope you'll have better luck next time!

jramell says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:00am

Fun game! However, it would benefit from adding background and increasing a little the difficulty. It's possible to just spam Space while on top of the enemies and win effortlessly. This might have been on purpose because you were out of time, though.

The main menu is nice. Also, it fits the theme very well :)

hermetic says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:04am

The cellmates didn't fight back. Not really much here to comment on.

cr4zyt3rry says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:14pm

The code is pretty much a copy of TheChernosProject's game programming YouTube series and also notch's Minicraft ludum dare entry. Just make sure you're not copying code and memorizing it instead of actually learning how to do things.

Jan 2, 2017 @ 1:29pm


Obvious_San says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 3:55pm

Interesting idea, but not a lot to it. It might have been better to require some sort of sneaky strategy or something.

- randomhuman

Jan 8, 2017 @ 7:11pm

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

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