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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ROOM 42

by freaknarf - Compo Entry

Here is my blood and tears earned clock and point -_-'
A very few things are missing I think to make it as it should have been.
I'm happy with it, even if it is not beatable as it is right now.
Hope you'll enjoy.
There is a cat.

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Ratings

#1421Coolness26%

Comments

Khaktos says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 10:06am

Really nice game, nice pixelart and I really like the dark feeling of it. I liked the comments of the character, a bit more and it becomes an adventure game. I got lost and ran out of time, a bit more direction would have helped.

pkenney says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 5:25pm

freaknarf - still remember your deathmetalslugs game which was crazy so I was sad to see just one review on your game, so I gave it a shot!

Some feedback:

It's bad that I have to install it on my computer instead of just running it like with most other LD entries. Normally if I see an LD game ask to be installed on my computer, I don't do it and I go play a different game. For you I made an exception, but I bet you lose a ton of players this way.

The game started really really tiny on my screen. I hit alt-enter to switch to fullscreen and then it was okay.

There is some kind of number counting down on top left of the screen, but I can only see a fragment of the last digit because the shadow circle covers the display.

Otherwise, you have a nice interactive beginning to an adventure game here. I was able to walk around and the pathing worked well. I was able to interact with the NPCs and the doors just fine, so you have some systems here which are functioning well. I also liked the art, and the mood.

If there was something to do like a goal, I didn't figure it out. I walked around and spoke to each NPC, entered each room, and at the end I got into the room which appears to have stairs going down but I could not figure out how to go down them.

Overall I think this feels like a promising start but too much scope so you didn't finish. But maybe I just didn't get it, in which case it needs a bit more instruction!

bigpan says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:11am

I also don't like the installer for simple games. The graphics seem interesting, but overall I think it needs more work. Could've used some audio, the camera feels a little strange and the text is not very legible. I also didn't understand what you have to do exactly, but it seems like a good concept.

ajayajayaj says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:38am

You should try to not use an installer. You might not get a rating because of it. I see you only have 10 votes so far. Good luck in the 22 mins that remain!

Phil Strahl says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 3:50am

Please: Next time, just export to a zip or self-contained exe, but I am probably not the first one who's grumpy about that ;)

I really enjoyed the art style and what I saw of the game, however, the font was almost illegible to me and disappeared way too fast. With a little more polishing and better instructions, there is potential. Good entry :)

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