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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Room One

by Yamzho - Compo Entry

Have you ever wanted to manage an hotel ? Well, guess what ?! I am giving you that opportunity !!! The opportunity to be the proud manager of the smallest hotel in the world : the Room One hotel !

Improve your equipment and standing to keep your reputation to the top ! You have 30 days to prove me you're the best !


Controls : Click... Click... Click...


Leave your comments below, I appreciate ! ;) And congratulations to all the devs that took part in the event, wether or not they finished !

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victorcrafty says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:26pm

Very cute graphic . I love it . Keep doing games :D

Leeman says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:03pm

Liked it. Good job!
Besides the missing sound I would suggest maybe a different approach on time passing. In between the days you basicly do nothing if you have no money. Maybe click a button to advance time on a daily matter? So you can upgrade and spent money.. read your messages.. done? next day... you got no money to spent and no messages? next day.. besides that good job

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Lovely graphics! I also made a kind of hotel simulator, though I totally bent the theme and put in more than one room. But... one room per guest, right? :D

pixzleone says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Nice take on the theme. I like the graphics too! Whole game was pretty funny.
Well done :D

Asturk says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:09pm

Really interesting kind of game, where you have to upgrade your room strategically. I just think its still lacks some more content into the game yet, since i got to one point there i just had to wait for days to have enough money for upgrade and coundn't do something else. But the game is really fine and the idea was very good, keep working on these games!

Hovester says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:10pm

The art style is so good.

Magius96 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:13pm

I like the concept, but there isn't much to it. Pretty much you just wait to make enough money and upgrade stuff, and there aren't very many upgrades to do. I very quickly found myself just sitting and watching the timer as there was nothing left to upgrade. As far as choices go, I found that there weren't many choices presented to me. The game has a lot of promise, provided more time was put into it to give more upgrades and more storyline choices.

timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Wohoo. I made it to the end with almost 5.000 and a fully upgraded room, but it wasn't enough :) Fun little thing.

adrian09_01 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:34pm

Nice game. Very good graphics for 48 hours. Very nice use of the theme. Very fun.

bigoss73 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:35pm

It has really nice graphics and it's quite original, but the gameplay is meh. The idea is great but it gets boring really fast. I'm sure this could be fixed by making the random events occur more often and adding some more features (like managing multiple rooms, perhaps doing marketing things and things like that). If you keep working on this game and adding stuff to it, it could become something really good. Good luck and keep working.

Artsicle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:37pm


Wevel says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:50pm

Interesting game, a bit slow. Also is there a problem with no people other than the player renting the room as this is the only thing that seemed to happen

piwicode says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:38pm

I love the way you twisted the theme and conformed to it at the same time: `room one`. Awesome.
This is pretty impressive for 1.4 KLOC of java.

The graphics and writing put me in a good mood. I was excited to see the result of upgrades, and I like very much the representation of time.

As the 30rd of the month was coming, I started to feel anxious, and waiting to the next day is a plus.
Finally they fired me, but I don't give up, I'm going to play again! Thanks for making this game.

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:41pm

Terrific art and mood. I didn't feel like I was making any real decisions in the game, though.

JD557 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Nice game, at first I thought this was just another "cookie clicker"-like game, but I was pleasantly surprised that it actually has some depth to it (and a lose condition).

The wait time between days is a bit too much though. It would probably be better if it was turn based.

Also, in the last turn, you could automatically add the value of all your upgrades to the final score. As it stands, it's obviously beneficial to just sell everything on the last day.

cyfixus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:09pm

I wish I could rent a room out for $874 a night!!
Nice work, I love the style. Your tutorial was awesome

Ludipe says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:55pm

Pretty fun game. Loved the presentation and the art. Well done! :-)

SleepyStudios says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Quite a fun game! Could do with a bit more difficulty and more random events here and there but apart from that it was pretty fun.

smbe19 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:25pm

It was kinda boring to be honest. Once you got your reputation it never lowered and you just had to wait, until the day was over and you got some more moneys. Also the missing border from the window was kinda distracting. But nice idea.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:52pm

Cute graphics! Nice polish! Made me really reconsider managing a hotel.

tylerraz says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Great artstyle, great upgrade system, I wanted more! The events are a nice touch, the bed bugs one was particularly brutal. The day timer could be a little faster or have a speed up option.

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:25pm

I like it! I had to restrain myself and not upgrade too much at a time, balancing upgrade costs and problems as they emerged.

The way time passes bothered me a little, with nothing much to do as it happens. I get that there's opportunity to improve the room in that time, but most of the time I wasn't doing any of that. I think I'd have preferred a full on turn-based mechanic there, so I could've controlled the pace.

Nice graphics, clear UI. The font is a bit hard to read though. The lack of sound is a shame. The writing is excellent and comedic.

Very nice job overall!

Afendar says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Sniff I got fired! Good bah I will not be a hotel manager. I go back to the game creation.
Pretty funny game ;). I very like it ! very nice job.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:21pm

Cozy game, would love to have a full version of this on a mobile device, I enjoyed the dialogue.

Good job!

vg_iba says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Good visual style, don't found much fun in the game. You basically press the button to read text.

BlackQuiltro says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:22pm

Good graphics, loved the charming style. Needed music or some audio :)
Had fun with it. Gameplay needed more variety, more randomized events (sometimes you just keep waiting until money comes)

patrickgh3 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:14pm

Nice graphics and interface, and entertaining text.

hadesfury says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:21pm

I really liked to discover the upgrades

panurge says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:15am

Nice idea and good use of the theme. There's a surprising amount of content here but I felt it needed a few more random events (preferably with options for handling them, like the TV repair one) to add more of a skill element to the gameplay.

Still, a fun experience with nice visuals. Good work!

antishow says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 5:42pm

Nice job. Sound effects and maybe a bit of animation here and there would have helped a lot, but of course there's only so much you can do in two days! Difficulty was a little weird, like it felt way too easy and then I had suddenly lost randomly.

Dec 21, 2016 @ 8:28am

I like the art a lot. The controls were a bit clunky - sometimes I couldn't exactly tell what I had selected. I also felt like there wasn't really any tension - although this might have been because I sort of didn't get that I needed to have some money at the end of 15 days.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:21am

Pretty interesting concept although I found the text very unreadable because of the font you were using. One suggestion I would make is to add some sort of highlight border when you hover each upgradable items so you can tell where you're clicking (Also I think the win condition is a bit bugged as I somehow got fired after getting a really good reputation for the hotel along with a nice big profit).

siryakko says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 3:47pm

Loved the hand drawn graphics and the simplicity. Great Job

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