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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IG/IRL

by Aun - Compo Entry

!!! TURN ON FULLSCREEN TO HAVE THE ENTIRE GAME ON ITCH.IO AND ON LUDUM DARE WEB SITE !!!

You are getting back home and you finally have time for some intense gaming session. However, the entire world seems to be against you: your mom wants you to go outside, people are calling you, the window opens... You will have to manage all these problems in your room to be able to play.

The controls are:

- WASD to control the alien in the game.

- Mouse to react to events and eat (because you did buy stuff before locking yourself inside your room).

Do not forget to eat if you want to be strong enough to play but do not eat too much.

When you have things to do in your room, you are not able to play anymore. So, be fast enough!

DO NOT FORGET TO EAT, OTHERWISE IT SLOWS YOUR GAMING CAPABILITIES !

Game made with:
- Game Maker studio
- Photoshop
- SFXR
- Bosca Ceoil

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#46Humor3.73
#102Innovation3.74
#130Theme4.00
#176Mood3.40
#182Audio3.22
#230Graphics3.39
#232Overall3.45
#247Fun3.30

Comments

acotis says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:59pm

Haha, nice. This is a cool concept, and it forced some self-reflection :P I like how the phone's audio lines up with the song, and I also liked the "neeneemeemnee" sound of someone telling the guy to stop playing.

But all that said...the game was very laggy! At first it was just a little slow, but by the time I had 35 points I was waiting and waiting for each next frame. It kind of killed the game for me. Was there more, or was it just infinite play?

Aun says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 1:15pm

@acotis , there is a hunger system: if you do not eat, it slows you down to simulate that you are starving. Thanks for showing me that it is not clear enough ;)

Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:58pm

Very cool concept and nicely executed. Definitely food for thought for those of us who spent the weekend hunched over the computer in pursuit of gaming.

timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:46pm

Nice little concept. I get's a little repetitive over time.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:26pm

Excellent game !
The concept is brillant, and the gameplay is working, excellent job mate :)

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:00am

What a unique game. I've never seen a multitasking game that was actually themed, usually it's just random warioware games thrown together with no connection. I thought the game was excellent. You have to gauge the asteroid distances and angles and find an optimal spot ahead of time to do your irl task. I want a hard mode! Give us a chance to fry our brains.

erikiene says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:05pm

AWESOME idea which made me smile. Also, the art.

I would suggest embeding the game into this submission page by copying over the link from itch.io (you go edit game -> distribute -> embed, and there's a link for LD)

nycolas says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:02pm

Quite fun! The idea is cool but a bit frustrating. Nice geek game ;)

Almax27 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Simple but quite fun for a few minutes. Music gets a bit repetitive though lol

mutuware says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:51pm

Congrats on implementing an interesting unique idea.

lonesurvivor says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Nice idea! Who doesn't know that situation...

columhiggins says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:42pm

Good fun. Nice simulation of game/life interference (in both directions).

I think there may have been some rubbish off-screen in the web version that I could not reach.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:49pm

Nice game good take on 1 room :). I think it would be nice if during an interruption the score rate increases. This would be a risk reward situation were you delay cleaning your room for more points but risk damage.

Aun says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:15pm

@columhiggins you have a full screen button you can press to see everything

psilon says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:20pm

It's my life! :) Great work, at first it is a bit confusing, but good concept. It could be more difficult sooner.

Greek85 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:09am

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 ;)

Aun says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:34pm

@Greek85 Here is the link for indiexpo. http://www.indiexpo.net/fr/games/ig-irl . Send me the link to your video once it's done ;)

iossif says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:49am

don't open the blinds!

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 9:55am

hahaha!
Nice entry!
I like the idea and the gameplay is smooth and enjoyable!
Great audio and graphic!
Well done!

studdert249 says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 8:46am

Nice little concept, though I feel like a few more asteroids to dodge would help create more tension

xclementx says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 3:01pm

Nice concept ! Really fun to play.

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