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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I Clean Toilet

by Flaterectomy - Jam Entry

What is the one room we all know? The room we all go to every day? That's right, the bathroom! And since we're a community, why not a public bathroom? Because they get filthy? That's where you come in. Put on those yellow rubber gloves and get cracking!

'I Clean Toilet' enables you to undergo the wonderful stress and anguish of the modern-day, middle-aged toilet-cleaning lady. With a plunger and a mop you'll be able to overcome any obstacle. Keep your customers happy and earn yourself some tips!

Use [A] and [D] (or the arrow keys) to move, and [E] or [SPACE] to interact with toilets and supply closets alike.

Code: Daan van Yperen | Graphics & Sound: Michiel "Flaterectomy" Barten | Additional Sound: Chris "MeatMachine" Napier
Made with: java, libgdx, artemis-odb, artemis-odb-contrib.

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#21Humor(Jam)4.15
#40Graphics(Jam)4.54
#43Fun(Jam)4.00
#47Overall(Jam)4.05
#106Audio(Jam)3.81
#177Mood(Jam)3.74
#197Theme(Jam)3.98
#223Innovation(Jam)3.54

Comments

imphenzia says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:21am

Haha, I love this game =) Very nice pixel art. Great sense of humor. I've never been so eager or stressed to clean toilets. Only thing I could think of to improve is to make it more clear which tool you have in your hand at the moment.

2Bit says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:39pm

These people are animals! Also, lol, the screen shake.

HadikCZ says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:27pm

Very nice pixelart work :) It's very fun, but it very hard in higher levels.

Darkhaul says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:52pm

Good game, very enjoyable! Gets crazy hard at lvl 5, but overall good fun. Graphics are v nice :D

fullmontis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:02pm

This is great fun! I really enjoy the graphics, the humor and the gameplay, which is simple but fun nonetheless. Gets very hard on stage 4, could not pass it.

Yamzho says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:21pm

Very strong entry, I loved it. Amazing pixel art, lot of humor, pretty cool game. One of my favorite so far.

harusame says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Wtf I'd just play xD It's so trash haha !
Sounds are terrible.

It's an amazing game, great job.
Graphics are really nice and sounds.. no comment :)

MonsieurDuc says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:18pm

theme, gun, graphics, this a good game ! gj !

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:21pm

Gross !!!! And so well realized, even the smell of the game came to my nose... :p

Congratulations, it is a great entry !!!

leo_p_mahon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:27pm

Really excellent pixel art and funny game. Never thought I would enjoy cleaning toilets!

jeroenwimmers says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:49pm

aaah I feel so uncomfortable playing this!

is this what you wanted?!

tigerfinch says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:21am

Nice choice for the theme ;)
Cool graphics and gross sound effects

BeardyBard says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:14pm

Top notch art!
Cleaning toilets never was so fun for me :)

ManuSaiz says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:44pm

SO dirty and filty and ... FUN!

Thanks for this little clean-all-the-shit-u-can simulator, it was actually pretty fun to play, I want to beat it ^-^

Great job the three of you.

I made a little game myself about scamming some blind tourists, I think you may find it of your taste! :D

adrian09_01 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:30pm

Loving this! Best pixelart I've ever seen.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:31pm

Ha! Great fun, and smart integration of the theme (if there's only one room...).

I love the pixel-art despite the gross humor!

Garris says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:21am

I have never enjoyed cleaning toilets this much in my life. It was almost more fun to lose just so watch peoples' reactions.

jsmars says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:18pm

Stage 6 145 tips. Freaking awesome game. Also the most disgusting LD game I've ever played. Nice work!

Greek85 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:15am

oh! Nice! Stege 5!! Amazing pixel art! Can I find it on indiexpo? I'm making videos about the games of this Jam, but only about the games hosted also on indiexpo! Tell me if you will add it, so I can include it in my next video ;)

Moeilijk says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:02pm

Fun game. Strange how amusing it can be to clean toilets.

MentaL13 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:36pm

Love the pixel art. This game reminded me of Theme Hospital

dunin says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:27pm

a bit repulsive but nice polish game.
And fun and stressful.

Dev Dennis says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 9:02pm

Great game !

Dege says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:10am

Sooo gross, ahahah! Really great graphics, never though I'd ever see sh*t and p*ss in pixel art, and so well executed! Great entry, bravo!

mr. a says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:35am

You have done a great service to humanity here.

Also: nice way to embrace the theme!

tinyworlds says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:20pm

Haha this is great! Love how she used the same broom to clean up the sinks. Interesting exaggerated look into the live of the person who cleans the toilets c:

Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:49am

Superb work. Animations were on point, as was gameplay. Really enjoyed the small audio quips! I clean toilet.

grena says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:52am

Solid! One of the best graphics entry I've seen so far! Since stage 5, it appears they all ate some outdated burritos, they ruin your precious toilets.

Amazing entry, congratulations :)

HotByteDog says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:02pm

Pretty pixel art. Great humour and well balanced.
Damn, I found nothing to criticize on this fine piece of game art :-)

HotByteDog says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:08pm

Pretty pixel art. Great humour and well balanced.
Damn, I found nothing to criticize on this fine piece of game art.
91 tips earned - godlike :-)

Angelbait says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:27pm

Alien dongers out eh? Thanks for letting me play!

urfbound says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 2:43am

Great game! I loved the frantic arcade-y speed of it and simple mechanics. The difficulty ramp-up felt great and the pace also scaled up nicely. I liked how there was a mix of an initial clean-up to get ready for the bathroom-goers and then the panic of trying to keep up with the ones that were coming and going. I also liked that the layout of the bathrooms changed in each stage to keep things fresh. The graphics and sound effects were great! I liked the grossness and variety. Laughed a lot at the aliens. Things I might have changed might include: 1.) Make it so tips could be used to upgrade your kit. Maybe make tools take less presses to clean with, add another locker at the other side of the room, mints to reduce angry faces, etc. 2.) Add more tools you might need as the levels progress, or add a new mechanic to increase the player workload. Maybe you'd need to clean up spills from the floor (and if you didn't, they'd make you slip past a stall that needed cleaning). 3.) Sometimes i started cleaning the wrong stall by mistake when misinterpreting where i was. Maybe if a press of the button made you move back and forth one 'place' to feel more precise. Also on the control note - maybe a button other than E would be good for 'action' - sometimes i found it slower to clean when walking to the right.

Overall really enjoyed your game! Really professional output for the short time, some of the best art I've seen in the jam so far too. Thanks as well for your review. Thank you for your submission and I hope you have a great jam!

fafastudio says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 5:23am

Wow one of the best i played so far, great, and fun arcady gameplay.

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:18pm

I am so glad this game exists. LOL! Great take on the theme, good execution as well, both in terms of changing up the levels and especially ramping things up. Whoever did the art for those stalls must have...had a lot of fun. jesus

Main thing it's missing is some sort of dank, dope, crunk soundtrack.

Dat chili con carne convention tho. @_@

PS: You can use both E and Space together to clean super quickly =P Only a minor exploit that doesn't really matter much, but I thought I'd mention it.

Hamsternator says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 2:27pm

Very impressive entry. Did not expect to be cleaning toilets this holiday, but here I am ^^
Would have liked to have some sort of break between levels. Sure, the ending animation is long enough for a break, but I'd rather be able to choose when I start the next level. Sometimes you need a toilet break you know =)

Coauctor says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 10:49pm

Nice prototype! Naked guy made my day. :D

Though it becomes less laughable when you think about real life references for this game. +1 for evoking thoughts.

Also, thanks for a great feedback!

ValiaP says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 8:43am

Really fun and engaging game! I watched your dev vlog on Youtube, really talented pixel art. And the screen shake was cool.

BloodJohn says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 2:06pm

Painted very cleverly. Sound accurate. A good rhythm game. But guys! I don't want to clean a public toilet!!! (:

Dec 29, 2016 @ 5:45pm

Great game and I really liked the art.

axoona says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 10:19pm

oh this game is disgusting!

very good entry, fun and humorous. great graphics.

Dec 30, 2016 @ 11:21am

One of my favorite games this LD, your pixel art is awesome, the idea is unique, really funny and fits the theme well, there is a great atmosphere thanks to the music and aesthetics overall and I had a blast playing it. Each aspects works well together. I played some of your other games on your website and remembered playing some of them during the past years, really cool stuff, I'm gonna keep an eye on what you do next.

tellus says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 5:03pm

Very effective and fun, but I could not get passed level 2! That was rough (and very gross)!

Jan Marcano says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 5:39pm

Very good! I thought the tips would be used to get some upgrades, like increased walking/cleaning speed.

Had fun :)

fabsy says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 5:55am

First of all, awesome pixel art! This game fits the theme very well and feels pretty polished.

I don't know how many levels there are but at 128 tips (when I lost) the game still was progressing at a good pace and the difficulty seemed to rise rather quickly.

I think you could make a bit more obvious the tool you're holding (or the tool the supply closet will provide on next interaction) because they are so small and sometimes can blend with the character when you're focused on all the chaos. The indicators for using the tool are pretty nice and intuitive. Liked the little details on the environment also.

I initially thought you had to repeatedly press 'E' (or Space) because the indicator animation seems to suggest that, but simply holding it worked and was fine. Even so, it could be fun if the key had to be mashed to progress with the cleaning (but I guess you'd probably end up with some broken keyboards!).

Overall, really fun and solid entry!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 6:11am

great game - love the idea and use of theme - hard to tell what tool you have - screen shake was not needed in the game it was distracting - well done

Jan 1, 2017 @ 4:42pm

Really well made game! Love the graphics and sound effects :P Great job!

pcmxms says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 11:37pm

Awesome and adictive! Good setup (never thought that cleaning toilet could be fun in a way :P), great graphics BUT I'm not sure about the "one room" situation here.

Good job!

Flaterectomy says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:06am

With less than an hour left for judging, I felt the need to thank you all for your comments and votes. Your comments have not gone unnoticed--and luckily line up in general with our own thoughts as well.

Again, thank you all!

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