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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Dustinator X9001

by Mr MadCat - Jam Entry

Did you ever feel like you would like to be a robotic vacuum cleaner?
Well, here is your chance!
Clean the house, One Room at a time while listening to relaxing music.
Clean up all the dust but don't run out of energy.
Return to your power station to recharge whenever you feel the need.
Did we mention that you have a bad memory?
You may remember the chair to be in that spot, but it probably is somewhere else now.
The dust may also be someplace other than you remember seeing it.
But with the patented robotic patience you will manage to clean all rooms.

Just don't wake up the cat.
Seriously. Don't. We mean it.
And stay away from those puddles.

Controls: WASD or arrow keys or Gamepad to move. M to mute vacuum.

Technology: Unity, Blender, Krita,, Ableton Live, Cubase Elements, Cubase 5

All assets including texture, models, music and sound effects created during the jam.

Programming: Rebecca, Botan, Hagen, Johannes
Graphics and Modelling: Rebeccy, Botan, Johannes
Music: Michael, Linh, Maria, Klobtrooper

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Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:47pm

This is my favourite of the competition so far. The musical choice is excellent, the fact that the sound of the dustinator is someone breathing, the fixed third person view and nice relaxed gameplay- it's great, I very much enjoyed. Thanks.

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:52pm

@team_disposable: thank you for comment. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our game.

Dagorlad says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:49pm

I get the relaxing part, but please, there are plenty of free sounds, no need to kill a guy breathing in a microphone. The game is cool but it lacks some gameplay.

Good job!

blaster391 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:55pm

It was only a couple of levels in a realized the sounds was just a guy, made me laugh. Was a nice relaxing game, cats were not as scary as I thought they would be lol

WarmLemon says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:45pm

hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... breathe... hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... haha nice!

matiz982 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 6:31pm

iRobot Rumba simulator! Nice!

Berbecarul says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:55pm

Cant believe somebody actually created this, awesome. Good job guys!

Louspirit says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Nice take of the theme !I really enjoyed to clean the rooms :) The music is relaxing, and the sound makes me laugh! Well designed world too ! The only correction needed is about the cats who are transparent and walk backward.

Dont forget azerty keyboards :)

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 8:35am

@Louspirit: actually, arrow keys and gamepad work just as well. I just forgot to write it into the description ;)
And the transparent kitties in the library are supposed to be ghosts. We just didn't have the time to show it better. We had plkanned for some sounds for the kitties, but well, time was up.

@everyone: thank you all very much for your comments. They are much appreciated.

tiffi says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 1:38pm

Great, a roomba simulator. I got stuck below a chair once, but I own a roomba myself and my roomba also does that all the time... so lets call it a feature ;). Great work

fafastudio says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 5:16am

fun sound effect and idea for a game. Controlling the vacuum was a bit akward.

ZirconCode says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 2:57pm

Really nice, absolutely hilarious and great in every facet. Good music, good gameplay, really good mood. Scary cat. Was wondering if the clipping chairs/tables were on purpose?

gilead says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 5:05pm

The audio made me smile. The biggest sources of frustration were the teleporting table and not being able to look up/down. Also when I finally decided to run out of battery, I was unable to do anything except close the game.

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 10:50am

@ZirconCode: Well, you know, those robots don't know physics. They don't know that objects shouldn't clip ;)
@gilead: Yeah, we messed up the restrictions of the tbale's movement. But there should be a restart button when you run out of battery.

schizoid2k says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 1:39pm

Funny! I had a dust bunny spawn under the sofa, so I could not finish a level, but this is a unique idea. Congrats.

Dejvo says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:24pm

nice one! I too have made a roomba game

Dec 22, 2016 @ 8:50pm

lolol, a vacuum platformer. That's a great idea.

ISG says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 12:34pm

Nice "O" and game ;) .

kamranwali says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 6:21pm

This is really a fun game. I love the audio and graphics of the game. The vacuum audio was hilarious. Really enjoyed the game. Overall a nice game. Keep it up!

jordgubben says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 6:23pm

This is the second roomba-game in a row I rate. Roombas are in this year (or rather.. last year)!

This is a very relaxing experience. I would however have preferred if the music just kept rolling between levels, instead of sharply cutting the way they do now.

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