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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Before Nick Arrives

by LimeniusTeam - Jam Entry

Your boss Nick is not in a very good mood. You head to your headquarters to check that everything is in order. Unfortunately, it is not. The new guy, Johnny, is dead. And the rest of the crew doesn't look very collaborative. Apparently, Johnny didn't manage to make many friends.

Point-and-click adventure with a mystery murder included. It can take around 15 minutes to solve / finish it. Enjoy!

* Ignacio Martín (@nacmartin): pixelart, music, programming.
* Victoria Quirante (@vicqr): story, dialogs, programming.

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sugarbyte says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:13am

Loved the music, it really added to the mood! Great job with the theme, this feels like a fresh murder-mystery night.

Logicon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:26am

Very cool game. I love the atmosphere and music.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:27am

It's Perfect. Good Music, Epic graphics, nice mood, really good job :D

hugofock says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:46am

I like the graphic, but the mouse click little bit confused me, I didn't know where i supposed to click it until i click everything on the screen, it due to lack of indicator.

matthewpalaje says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:00am

I don't usually play point and click but I enjoyed this. Great music and art!

Great job :)

Marta Viader says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:04am

I like the idea and the graphics a lot. I got a bit stuck and bored though at some point :P. But lovely game guys!

stefvanschie says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:10am

Apparently, we had the same type of game in mind to create. The graphics look amazing and the game is very polished. It took me a little to figure out that I could click on the different sentences when talking, so perhaps make that a little more clear? Other than that this is a great entry.

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:12am

Great atmosphere and music.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:17am

A fun little adventure game. And yes the music is super great.

negativice says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:50pm

Is it actually possible to finish it? I feel like i did everything and did all the talk/interrogation options but couldn't get progress apart from that very nice and calming game :)

LimeniusTeam says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:00pm

@negativice: It is. :) Since you mention the interrogation, I assume that you got to the second phase (after the phone ring). This second -and last- phase is a bit more difficult, but there is a solution. This was planned as classic point&click adventure -murder aside-, and as such there is some at some point a kind of difficult-to-guess move. But it is there. :) Thanks for playing and for asking!

Thank you everyone for you comments!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:38pm

Really nice game, the art work and music are great.

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:16pm

The atmosphere is very well done. Maybe some sfx when you touch/inspect stuff would add a bit of depth. The unfolding of the story is interesting and makes you want to keep going until you get answers. The ending was very anti-climatic, as everything you discovered earlier seems to become irrelevant in what seems to be an effort to say "haha I got you". Maybe add a bit more foreshadowing. It's too bad you can't really guess/catch the culprit. But overall a very polished game and a great experience!

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:07pm

Really nice. Was a fun little experience.

LoadedGames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Classic and well executed. Great art and a somewhat intriguing plotline, even if the twist ending is kinda disappointing.

Doomdad says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:47pm

Cool game! I was a little confused at first, but it turned out to be a really interesting mystery to solve!

KaiseanGames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:23pm

I found the game to be very random at first. Too much reading required I guess. But it's cool nonetheless.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:01pm

Brillian game with great graphics and music. Easy to play and understand the goal. Awesome job!

Dagorlad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:42am

Great entry, a lovely visual Novel that I enjoyed a lot!

bigbuggames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:26pm

I enjoyed to be that detective hehe, i've played some games of this kind in this LD and by far, this is the most polished. Congrats! Just one thing, the music ended and I heared that you didn't cut the audio when you stopped playing the guitar. Next time try to cut that part, i assume u forgot to do that ;)

alfadur says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:41am

It feels very much like an authentic classic adventure. Couldn't figure the solution even with the hints, but then it's not representative, I used to get stuck in the old quests a lot too :D

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