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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The Mysterious Room of Dr. Ludum

by Quetzakol - Compo Entry

Hello !

You want to play with this cute little fox ? Then enter the Mysterious Room of Dr Ludum ! Will you be able to solve all his challenges ?

The game is some kind of escape game in a very strange scenario. I had difficulties to find gameplay ideas so I focused on graphics and sound.

Do not hesitate to comment ! :)

IMPORTANT : you will need to turn on the sound at some point to beat the game. Also, press ENTER when there are dialogues !

FOR FRENCH SPEAKERS : vous pouvez télécharger une version en français du jeu en vous rendant sur ma page : (sélectionnez un des fichiers marqués "FR").

Edit :

I made one small modification to the game (this will be the only one) : a message indicates how to skip messages in the beginning and blocks the player while he hasn't do so (most people seemed to keep the first message and get stucked, so I wanted to be sure that everyone understand that or no one would have really played my game). Feel free to take it into account when judging.

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Mothrom says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:01am

I actually want to beat this LMFAO nice game!

Quetzakol says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:31am

Thanks ! :) Where are you stuck ? I will probably provide a solution later to be sure that everyone can see the end of it.

dodormeur says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:23pm

This game looks really cool ! I love the art and the "escape room" concept. Very well designed.

I couldn't get into the second part, even with the solution. Is there something I'm missing? (I have used the button thing, and the window is now like TV-snow, but I can't get past that moment, even with the txt solution)

Quetzakol says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:26pm

Nothing happens when you go near the clock ? If you used the button, you should be small enough to go there.

Bellatrion says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:09pm

Nice game ! On my first run, I couldn't take the battery, I don't know why, but after a restart everything was okay.
Good idea to have provided a solution ;)
The story and atmosphere are great !

Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:16pm

Gorgeous art and I loved the humor. I got stuck eventually at the code puzzle partuially because I just didn't understand how to control the input. I would have expected, that 1,2,3,4 would change the digit at that position, but somehow that wasn't how it worked.
Shame, I would have liked to finish it.

Saiodin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:10pm

In the second room I thought it got laggy for some reason at first, lol. Nice little game. And the fox is indeed cute! Some of the mechanis were definetly very original. I liked it!

mao says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:24am

Well that was quite something.

I'm just sad that you can't move around after the game ends :P

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:55pm

A nice mood, that pushed me to go to the end, and finally find the cute little fox! At some point it was hard to figure out what to do! The upscale/downscale thing is a really good idea, and so is the radio thing!
Well done!

David Cookie says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Nice little adventure game! I think I've got a bug with the character becoming giant upscreen or tiny on the contrary xD Other than that, it's a good experience that fits the theme quite well!

Quetzakol says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:43pm

Well that is not a bug, that is the whole principle of the first room's puzzle :P

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Nice graphics dude!

Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:29pm

Hey, I liked your game it was actually fun.
You can improve the audio and the graphics at some point but overall not bad!
And please go and try out my game!

SmokeNMirrors says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:28pm

Good job there!
I couldn't finish it so I went for the solution.
I almost believed something would happen after staring at the fox for 10 minutes, then I read the last line hehe.

I got a bug when playing 800x600, windowed or not. The spoken lines overwrite each other and it gets really messy, impossible to read.

SoulBound says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:47pm

This game is amazing! Nicely done!

Quetzakol says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:03am

Thanks everyone for playing my game :)

@SmokeNMirrors : yes I'm aware of this bug :/ I did my best to adapt the game for other resolutions but I lacked time to fix this.

axoona says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 2:21pm

nice puzzle point & click!
the puzzles using the up-down size shift or left-right time shift were original and I really liked the graphics
is staring at the fox the end or is there something I'm missing?

Quetzakol says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 3:55pm

Thanks ! Yes, it is the end, I had no time to add a clearer ending :P

automatonvx says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:57am

Well i was indeed dissappointed at the initial lack of cute fox, the puzzles were pretty strange, I'm not sure i would have figured it out without the solution. The graphics were quite good for that style. Personally I just didn't find it that much fun, but not too much into puzzle games so maybe no surprise

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