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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Loop Hell

by axoona - Compo Entry

You are stuck in a time loop damned to loop over and over again in the same room.

This is not a straightforward puzzle game. This might even be be what you call a nogame (but it is a game nevertheless). The annoyingness serves a purpose.

made with Unity, Gimp, Aseprite, LMMS and Audacity

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webGL version now available on itch.io
don't worry if you see black screen for a long moment at first load

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Ratings

Coolness81%
#65Theme4.20
#115Graphics3.80
#176Mood3.40
#220Audio3.09
#232Humor2.77
#387Overall3.13
#397Innovation2.89
#515Fun2.61

Comments

vini60 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:14pm

Being stuck in a loop is annoying.
I like the art style.
Good job.

Bellatrion says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:46pm

Nice game, cool graphics ! I really like the idea and atmosphere :)

harusame says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:36pm

I think i'm stuck ^^
I dont know what can I do but nice graphics and I like the mood and audio.

Good job !

sgadrat says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:48pm

Wow! I looped four times, got "punished" two times and still want to try other sensible combinations... I love it, kind of hypnotic!

David Cookie says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:24am

You really like point & click, don't you? ^^
And you progress since last time too, the art here is pretty good! It could be a Lucas game, it's almost as hard xD

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:36am

I'm not sure how to win after two tries, but nice job. The game's repetitive but that's the point of a time loop huh ;3

Greek85 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:00am

oh! Nice! And it's also online! Can I find it on indiexpo? I'm making videos about the games of this Jam, but only about the games hosted also on indiexpo! Tell me if you will add it, so I can include it in my next video ;)

arzi says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:27pm

Point and click adventures always get a +1 from me :)

Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:21pm

Ha! Ok.

Great visuals, and the looping music in the background is irritatingly appropriate!

Quetzakol says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:39am

I liked the atmosphere, and the graphics are simple but nice ! You could have added more challenge to the "puzzle", which does not really make sense and is quickly repetitive, but overall that was a good game :)

Avant-Marde says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:54pm

Funny little game! I actually played through the whole second loop just to make sure I wasn't missing anything on that run, haha. I've seen enough LD games this time that have had some sort of mechanic like that, so had to make sure~

Gets a bit too easy once one has figured out what to do the first time, I suppose, but it was a nice little puzzle! The note that changed with each thing was funny.

The walking animation was rather humorous! Felt like the character was bobbing along to the music (good music, for that matter!), and of course the idle animation did too. Was also quite wonky how no matter what I melted it turned into the same kind of thing, hah!

Nice! c:

UekiShurei says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 8:36am

Gave up looking for an ending after 3 tries, but I really like the graphics. Also, kind of expected a point-and-click adventure eventually.

Vadim Ivshin says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:47pm

I couldn't run the game because of this: "The browser could not allocate enough memory for the WebGL content. If you are the developer of this content, try allocating less memory to your WebGL build in the WebGL player settings."

Will you make a windows build?

Dec 22, 2016 @ 7:31pm

Quite funny, melting all the things.

Aurel Bílý says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 10:37pm

Solid entry. Took me a minute to figure out the puzzle, but didn't feel extremely satisfactory. Although … "The annoyingness serves a purpose." ? Does it really? I'm not sure what you meant.

Other than that, the graphics are pretty nice (although, mixing different scales of pixel art and having the graphics move on non-integer coordinates is a big no no in my eyes), and the music is pretty moody. I could imagine the game being more intricate / darker with that sort of music :)

Well done!

Dec 23, 2016 @ 5:25am

Amazing work the pixel art and cinematics. Audio went well with the game.

Got the punishment ending, but not sure if there's more to it. Great job!

saucygames says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 7:22am

I feel like this needs a little bit more explanation, half the time i feel like im randomly clicking and hoping for something to happen. Game looks good though.

Dec 23, 2016 @ 11:29pm

Graphics and music are good. Gameplay worked, although I couldn't manage to get anything to happen other than the room completely resetting after melting all the objects. I can't seem to see anything else to do - is there something I'm missing?

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 10:07pm

My first thought on "finishing" the game: "Wait... What the...?"

;)

Dec 26, 2016 @ 9:31pm

thought i played and rated this game before, but apparently not! maybe it didnt submit. anyway, great job, love the look... not sure if it constantly loops or if it ends, i think i figured out a solution, but didnt repeat all my steps to do it since I'm lazy and it's the holiday.

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 3:08am

Nice! Love the visuals, the music, the animations, puzzles, inventory, everything! The walking speed can be irritating specially if you are trying different combinations and repeating some actions...Awesome entry!

axoona says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 12:11pm

thank you all for your great feedback :)

@harusame @PowerSpark @UekiShurei @saucygames @TheMonsterFromTheDeep @ShuddaHaddaLottaFun :
If you'd like to learn the solution or just see the "ending" you'll find tips and a video solution here:
http://www.axoona.net/loop-hell-solution/

@Vadim Ivshin : the downloadable version is also available on itch.io, below the webGL version

Dec 28, 2016 @ 7:51pm

Short game but really nicely polished. Good job :)

Obvious_San says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 2:17pm

Nice art and music. The gameplay is quite easy once you figure it out, unless I'm missing something about the looping...

Actually I played a bit more and something different happened, and now I'm intrigued!

- randomhuman

Dec 29, 2016 @ 7:40pm

The first time I loaded the game, the door wouldn't open so I had to restart.
But the second time I was able to get through it, bug free :)

Dec 30, 2016 @ 2:40pm

Really liked the art style and colour palette. Interesting idea.

rogueNoodle says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:00pm

I'm feeling a little slow after the holidays, so unfortunately I don't think I fully solved this. I feel like it has something to do with the order of the flashing numbers, but ran out of time to test it. Really liked the character animation - had a Maniac Mansion vibe to it.

Jan 12, 2017 @ 8:35pm

Interesting game! 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/Ysp76gwDV8M

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