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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Empty

by dustyroom - Jam Entry

All interior things should disappear.

- The thing will disappear once you completely can't see it against the background (the wall or another thing). Find such areas!
- Only one thing should be between your eyes and the wall (or bigger thing) of same color. If there is an obstacle in between, remove it first.
- Things with two colors (blinking parts) transmit the color to the destination area.

Controls:
Pan view with mouse.

Desktop versions are preferred graphics-wise.

Please vote for Empty on Steam Greenlight! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=832603371

P.P.S. Music is here - https://soundcloud.com/dstrm/empty

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Overall(Jam)4.47
Coolness77%
#4Innovation(Jam)4.51
#19Theme(Jam)4.45
#36Fun(Jam)4.04
#54Audio(Jam)4.02
#60Mood(Jam)4.06
#110Graphics(Jam)4.31

Comments

timgarbos says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:04pm

Brilliant! Love it.
I assume you know Vignettes? http://vignettesga.me/

Also please add a button/key for resetting a level. It's quite possible to get stuck if you clear things in the wrong order.

SleepyStudios says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:04pm

Cool game! Really liked the main mechanic did feel like sometimes I was making things disappear but it wasn't being picked up (e.g. the table on the third level).

WarmLemon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:06pm

i love it. if you too fast remove the table at the beginning you would get stuck though...

bes_kurales says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:13pm

Amazing! Really unusual, beautiful and interesting!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Very very fun and polished experience - I sadly got stuck on a puzzle not too far in, would've loved to enjoy the entire thing. Cool concept and spotless execution!

dustyroom says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:57pm

@timgarbos, no but that looks great

egoregor says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:07am

Oh, great idea!

flwns says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:19am

concept was neat, and the art was pleasing, but the music seemed a bit to intense in my opinon

Holofire says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:24am

Man, that was amazing. Great use of a unique mechanic and fantastically designed puzzles. Nice work.

BathPirate says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:16pm

Great art style! Interesting concept.

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

Very fun and very polished. Great work! The kind of game I could happily play for hours on my phone.

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

Fantastic game! It has a nice atmosphere. The color are picked carefully and the levels makes you think twice. Good job

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:50pm

Nice job! The game it's addictive and the difficulty curve is adequate. It's the best puzzle game I've played in this ludum dare. Keep working in this game.

Naca says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:15pm

Guys, I'm officially a big fan of your work. Your games' look and feel, your style... everything is really unique, personal and easily identifiable. Aeroteque was absolutely wonderful, and this is a great continuation, although in a slow-paced way. As in Aeroteque, the theme is taken very literally, but the gameplay is delicious. Also, you have an extremely good taste for music and color ;)

I got through level 3 but I didn't really understand how de vase disappeared :D Then I got stuck on level 5 or 6, so a "reset level" button would be very useful, as some people have commented above.

My congratulations! I like this very much :]

Zemmi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:45pm

I don't know what to say. But that was really, really good.
d_:D_b

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

this is extremely well made. I'm scratching my head just trying to think of how you programmed this. Such an incredible mechanic. the puzzles are super well made too, but maybe a bit difficult. I'll most likely come back to this to try to beat it. the sounds/music are great too

ijzm says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:24am

Hurgh, I promised myself I wouldn't play any more of these rotatey 3D games, but this one looked really interesting! I didn't get far before I started to feel queasy, but from what I had played, I thought the gameplay was really clever. The colours are nice. The controls were kind of finicky, and I was having trouble rotating where I wanted to move at times.

I'm a fan of the audio, as well. :)

~Random-storykeeper

Stylo21 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:40am

Simple but polish!

Easy mechanic with a good programation.

In resume: Funny and nice concept :D

Mark Ffrench says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:54am

Really impressive. I'm not really sure how you managed to implement that mechanic, it works really well though. Visuals are nice, music is excellent. Great work!

smaganik says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:41am

Perfect for mobile!

depression says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:55am

Wow, really cool idea! The blending of objects in the view plane is really clever, and works perfectly.

Ithildin says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:53pm

I'm mind blown. Awesome concept, challenging gameplay and beautiful execution (I love the music in particular).

Top marks here! Congrats!! :)

Zener says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:14pm

Great game! Beautiful concept and relaxing music, sometimes I make disappear things I don't want too :)

Roffe71 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:43pm

Music annoyed me after a while nut other than that a fantastic game. Well done, guys!

Spab says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:09pm

A really cool game, great mechanic and great minimalist artstyle! The only nitpick I have is that the detection is sometimes a bit off.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:48pm

Really liked this, great mechanic and style.

alexfoo says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:15pm

I simply love this game man! Stylized graphics combined with a mechanic that works and fun!

tinyworlds says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:21pm

Cool game! Much like Vignettes I guess?
The music was really fitting and made me want to keep playing.
Great game!

Junber says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:59pm

That was awesome. The graphics, the music, the main mechanic, ... everything. A really creative way to use the theme and nice level design with a smooth difficulty curve (the last level might have been just a bit to complex). I got stuck on one level for a while because I didn't realize that I had to restart it to succeed. That could have been made more clear. But that really is the whole extend of my problems. Probably my favorite entry I played so far.

Obvious_San says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:56pm

Really excellent. It's so satisfying to complete these puzzles, and the look is really cool.

- randomhuman

Pierrec says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 6:02pm

This is amazing on so many levels...and there are so many levels! To me, the fact you managed to make such a game in 72h seems a miracle. This is a fantastic job, and a clever idea I remember I wished to see made into a game. Thank you for this! Thank you very much!

NuSan says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 10:04am

Great game, I like the idea. Levels becamme too hard a bit too quick, leaving behind the peaceful and simple game where you just match colors. But the concept is great and the music perfect.

atcolombini says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 10:36pm

This is a great game.

A perfect mix of elegance and simplicity. I find every aspect of the game enjoyable.

The only complain I have is the lack of a reset button or any indication of the Esc key as an option during gameplay.

NUEBO MUNDO says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 10:46pm

A truly masterpiece for a jam game. Brilliant concept and elegantly executed.

Great job guys!

Dec 22, 2016 @ 10:31pm

Very clever game! I loved it, great visuals, everything obeys perfectly to your movements!

oyoh says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 12:49am

Best game LD37 !!! excellent job guys !

Ellian says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 2:25pm

This is very hard, but very well made and super polished. All the congrats on making this in such a short time, it feels like a finished puzzle game. It's fantastic!

wowa_u says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 7:14am

Just love this game, for me the best entry so far! Pretty awesome!

axoona says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:45pm

I love it. brilliant puzzle game. innovative, challenging and fun!
music and visuals create very coherent style.

elmoGames says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 5:34pm

relaxing Puzzle game with an intressting mechanic ongoing. Solid entry actually I will keep it on my phone

Jan 14, 2017 @ 3:02pm

Wonderful little game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/ZixdysfW5fU

Feb 6, 2017 @ 1:45am

Pssst! We played your game on Ludum Dare to Believe! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEREN8WyPcA

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