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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The Walking Closet

by andyman404 - Jam Entry

You are a walking closet, not a lazy walk-in closet. You may be the smallest room in the house, but you're definitely the hungriest! Break out from your nesting place, walk around the neighborhood and fill your hangers and shelves with clothes and shoes! Bite clothing off of humans and leave them naked. Return to your original spot before midnight or you'll turn into Christopher Walken.

Controls:
WASD/Arrows: Walk
Spacebar: Chomp
Hold down Shift: shrink for squeezing through doorways

Note: I didn't finish the ending, scores, or countdown timer for this game yet. Sorry, you'll need to wait for the post-jam build to see what happens when the time runs out. For now, just have fun stealing peoples' clothes. The people are all proc-gen, so they are different every time.

Tools: Blender, Substance Painter, Unity, Gimp, Audacity

Music:
Oppressive Gloom Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Background: As a kid, I misheard a grownup calling a walk-in closet a "walking closet". I always wondered how they would walk, and what they would do if they were to walk. It also made me a bit afraid of them. In this game, I finally explore what happens when a closet walks...

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Ratings

Coolness71%
#15Humor(Jam)4.27
#25Theme(Jam)4.41
#40Fun(Jam)4.02
#58Innovation(Jam)4.04
#137Mood(Jam)3.84
#165Audio(Jam)3.66
#177Overall(Jam)3.75
#213Graphics(Jam)4.02

Comments

wanni says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:08pm

FUN!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:26pm

It's a little sad that your game is not finished. I was hoping even after the message came, that there would be some ending screen. Made all the people naked anyway! Really funny to play, the sounds made me smile and the closet looks really beatiful :)

Cole Chittim says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:33pm

This is so good! I kept on playing until I removed ever persons clothes XD (I haven't gotten to say that about any other jam game XD)

Simple Ghost says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Great idea and very well executed :) It was really funny!

Pepejson says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:12pm

This closet with chicken legs :D Very funny game

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:25am

GG it's a funny game I liked it

xbcw says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:27am

Love the cheesy horror movie vibe.

Fuad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:56am

Very nice idea and pretty horrifying ending, I mean who want to be Christopher Walken?

davisan says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:13am

Nice! Very funny and good controls!
All your clothes are belong to us! haha

Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:28am

Pretty funny! Great work on the graphics, especially the opening scene. It sad it wasn't finished.

Quaternius says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:35am

Best game i've played so far, such an original idea, really well executed, the graphics are AMAZING and the music fits really well, perfect score from me. Hope you make a full game out of it.

tartlegames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:45am

wow! This is amazing. I can't wait to see where you take this cause it is such a unique idea!! really great work.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:23am

This is a pretty crazy concept. I feel if you had had more time this could be great.

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:20am

LOL, this is one of the funniest games I have played this ludum daré, I loved everything, very good work. Excellent game. ♥

ObsessiveNerd says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:30am

Oh my god this was awesome. Followed on twitter. If you keep updating this game I'll totally play more of this.

BUNN1E5 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:32am

Interesting take on the theme XD

VersatileBox says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:04am

Oohhh, this was so, so good.
The humor, the music, the idea, everything executed perfectly
I'd love to play more.
Your games always deliver, they're really cool

Sincerely, a big fan

Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:21am

Loved the audio and the graphics, Fun game to play, Was guttered it wasn't finished, but what you have managed to finish is epic :)

local minimum says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:16pm

I must say that the thing I appreciated the most was to sound of the closet as it was walking around. As with all your 3D models this month, very cool thing with the animate inanimate household stuff.

It was a bit annoying swapping to small size somehow, maybe have it be modal to toggle small/big on pressing rather than having to keep the button pressed.

Really quite amazing to have those people procedurally generated and dressed/undressed during a Ludum.

Great work!

tinyworlds says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:06pm

Great game and I love the story that inspired you to make it! :D Really fun, I enjoyed eating the clothes off the humans.
I think I once managed to clip trough the wall as I triggered the growing as the eating animation was playing.
As I said great game, one of the most fun I played so far! :D

awesomerex says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:53am

Really unique, creepy and funny. The model of the closet is freaky.

ambocclusion says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:53am

this game is horrifying. so good. so crunchy

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:37am

LOL I follow you on twitter now, please if you update this, post it. XDDD

wowa_u says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:15am

Great idea and i had fun while playing, well done! :)

Sun-Wukong says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:48pm

This is funny all right.

mmason says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:58am

Excellent use of theme, totally silly, fashionable!

I enjoyed this more than I should have.

madmarcel says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:03pm

That is awesome Andy, can't wait to see the finished game :)

Ellian says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:39pm

Ahah, okay, that was actually very funny! I wish it had an actual ending, I wanted to see all the nice clothes I collected. Oh well :(

Good work anyway! Congrats for this cool entry. :)

David Cookie says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:02pm

Ahaha, really didn't see that coming! It may not be the best game of this jam, but it's definitely one of the best use of the theme and funniest concept xD
It lacks some objectives, and maybe some infiltration with the smaller size which makes us slower, but it's already a huge work for a jam entry!
Well done :)

JoeProgram says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:12pm

Lovingly bizarre. The absurdist horror is done really well. Sometimes it was hard to tell whether a wall parallel with the direction of the camera had a door in it or not.

MementoGames says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:33pm

The name is great and awesome execution! Too bad you didn't finish it. Really, really funny. I missed, of course, an ending but also a antagonist. I suggest to you to put the "Fashion Police" to spice things up. Solid entry, dude!

PS. I hope the game helps you in confronting the fear of "walking closets". Maybe it could help more people with the same fear. :P

thu_denny says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:37am

Crazy concept
Great fun

seano says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:35pm

Twas fun. It could do with more focus on gameplay, having a clear goal, an enemy (time ? ) and a win/lose outcome. The main player and the eating was awesome though

ocarson says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:02pm

A fun, silly, comically terrifying game. I've made more indepth comments in this video. https://youtu.be/GvnbFVF6-m4

NicMagnier says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Wow that was creepy and hilarious.

Cerno_b says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 7:40pm

I'm so glad you made this game! Believe it or not, I was brainstorming a similar game where you play a house with legs and arms that eats people who are having a party in its living room, but I didn't think I could pull it off so I made something else instead. Really happy to see the idea actually executed in some form.

About the game: It's really well made and fun to play but hard (impossible?) to beat because it is not clear what the victory conditions are and there is no indicator about how much time is left.

Again, thank you for making this.

Jan 10, 2017 @ 8:17pm

Funny concept! 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/3MOSAwxK9LQ

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