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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Cocoa Catastrophe

by Eggplant - Compo Entry

Another 3 months, another Ludum Dare!

I really wasn't sure to do with this theme, so in desperation I just went with this. Santa won't start Christmas until he's had his cocoa. He has locked himself in his room until that happens. You are the unlucky elf who must prepare cranky Santa's cocoa, but beware, too many wrong guesses as to what he wants and Santa will be angry. Requires Java to run. The idea, code, art, music, and sound effects were done by me with the following tools:

code - Eclipse/Java + standard libs
art - Gimp
music - GarageBand
sound effects - Bfxr

It's a pretty crappy game, and the music is awful, but hey it's Ludum Dare and I also had to study for finals. Enjoy and please leave feedback!

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hijomo says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:59am

Nice game. The feedback scene felt like it was too long. That time did build tension though. I liked the art.

Eggplant says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:45pm

@hijomo Thanks! The feedback scene could be cut down.

Lukbebalduke says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:09pm

Nice music and graphics, I just felt like the game is a little bit short.

Well made :)

phoenix1987 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:26pm

Nice little game. I do agree the feed back is a bit long. Graphics and sound were good and fit the theme well. Great job and I hope you continue

Uruca Games says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:23am

The gameplay is stable. If the game had music and sound effects the gameplay experience would be better. He would even play with Santa's angry voice is

Eggplant says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:05am

@Lukbebalduke Thanks! Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time due to having to study for finals. Hopefully next time I can make something better.

@phoenix1987 Thank you, I appreciate that!

@Uruca Games There should've been music and sound effects. If you didn't hear anything a glitch must have occurred.

fafastudio says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Pretty cool game, maybe a bit too simple !
I liked the way you put some christmas song in your music (at least, that's what i heared).
Though the game is stable, and neat enough to finish it ! =)

Hempuli says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:36pm

I liked how santa looked when I got the cocoa right! I wonder if there's a logic as to what information santa omits from his description of the drink?

acotis says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:23pm

Haha, I like this! The Santa faces were really funny. One complaint I have is that for some reason I have to middle-click in order to use the buttons. Is that intentional? Also, it took me a minute to figure out that the feedback scene was over and I had to click "return". Still, the music wasn't that bad -- it was a short game, so although it was repetitive, it wasn't annoying.


Yvanor says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Yeah I saved Christmas ! Simple little, short but pleasant to play. Good job !

Eggplant says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:32am

@fafastudio Thanks! Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time when I made it so it ended up a bit simplistic. The music is something I made up really quickly in GarageBand, but it's meant to sound Christmas-like.

@Hempuli Hmm...maybe he was too busy to describe what he wanted and the elf didn't want to risk asking? Honestly I didn't bother with that part. XD

@acotis Hm, you shouldn't have to middle click. On my computer left clicking works fine. I should have made the return more obvious too. Thanks for the feedback!

@Yvanor Thank you, I appreciate that.

DoubtfulGames says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:20am

I greatly enjoyed the victory screen :)

Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:58am

Game lacked depth, but I liked the audio. Nice job.

seano says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:25pm

It was like mastermind but the feedback was not as useful. I think the idea was fine for the theme but need much more work overall

akai_0okami says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:19pm

Not much to the game, but the graphics and audio were good.

XenosNS says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:34pm

Simple but effective, and seasonal!

antishow says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 6:05pm

Nice little Christmas mastermind game! Having headphones on, that beep noise when I finished the game was a little rough.

Knowledge says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 11:38pm

Music is nice but sound effects are annoying. Jokes are funny.
Overall it is a bit crappy game but you made it and it is complete.

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