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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Inside The Office

by Darkhaul - Compo Entry

Left in the office told to sort through the files, told by an unknown voice what to do, is it all as it seems?

A short moral-based game where you should do as you are told. Or should you?

Look around with mouse, left click to interact/pick up/place, right click to open held file.

Running Notes:
Sorry for no html5 build, Unity wouldn't export to it. Also when windowed is recomended as the only way to close in fulscreen is alt+F4, sorry, time constraints got me.

End note:
Wish I'd had some more time to add a bit more polish to the game, be sure to pay attention to your surroundings and replay if you want to see the other endings.
Thanks for playing

Edit- fixed windows link, sorry about that :/

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Sparked99 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:29pm

Windows link is broken for me.

ralfz says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Supah Cool!

Darkhaul says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:47pm

@Sparked99 fixed windows link now, sorry for that

Nnnnneeeedddd says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:47pm

Link is broken, but I found it on game jolt. I really liked the graphics!! However, there is not too much gameplay here, I would focus more on gameplay in future. Nice mood though, and quite deep, so you get innovation and mood stars for that. Overall.. I liked it :). Also, I have to give you 5 stars for theme, because it is in.. One room, and there is literally nothing else to this theme :(

Kazik_210 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:41pm

Simple but nice :D

Somnium says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:01pm

It is a great beginning :) You have a (very nicely drawn) environment, mechanics in place for sorting the contents of the archive drawers, some background for the decisions, and a feedback/result mechanism.

You should definately make a post-LD version, adding some additional outcomes and/or files, and maybe a restart and/or quit-button on the result-page.

Also, I can only assume that we are stuck with the job for live, considering that there is no door in the room! :)

Darkhaul says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:03pm

@Simnium I will definately try, those are all things i wanted to add in but couldn't because I ran out of time :( Thanks for the feedback though!

Sparked99 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:42pm

It's nice and short. Gets in, gets out, and does so well. I feel like if this was a episodic game in the next episode my character would be an alcoholic from his choices though, but at least the boss was pleased :D. The game seems like a good foundation. Good Job!

caranha says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:56am

Any chance to get a linux/mac build out? :-D

TubbyS says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:37pm

Felt a little short, I think it could be much more, but nice nonetheless

hadesfury says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:45pm

I could not put all the files in the red or green box even if I wanted to!
I like the simpleness of it contrasting with life changing consequences of your actions. But it needed more details or endings, etc. But it's a nice start ;)

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:19pm

A short little game, lasting three attempts for me to see some of the different outcomes.

The graphics looks nice, a simple stylized look that works. I would've preferred a different colour for the folders, as they're the same as the rejection outbox.

Audio is a little lacking, with (I think) only the drawer opening having sound. It's a good drawer sound though, so a 1-out-of-1 score on that one. ;)

The final results being text and there being no restart button were a shame. I see you mentioned you ran out of time, so I assume this game was a wise lesson in time management for you. :D I agree that there's enough meat to this concept to polish it up post-LD a bit, to get some more satisfying final results in there.

Keep it up!

MrMordem says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:29pm

I like the stuff written in the files, the models are pretty nice. The light fading is cool.

It's a bit short but the concept is interesting, a kind of "HR simulator".^^

Apparently, the boss seems to be a bit mad at me. :p

resty says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:41pm

The idea is cool. Trying to discuss how we make decisions. Will you follow the orders.
Could add more endings.

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:42am

Interesting concept, but I feel like it needs a little more work to really have emotional impact. I like what you're going for though!

Kyrv19 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:05pm

Papers Please 0.5 :D!

wookie says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:32pm


Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:10pm

xD main idea of the game is cool,liked this project

Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:39pm

nice try. just good!

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