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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Top Down Room Escape

by Digitaldude555 - Jam Entry

Wasd or Arrow keys to move. E to interact with boxes. If you cant move click the screen. Also might wanna turn down the volume a bit.

Edit: Walkthrough so people can see all the puzzles.

Puzzle 1 pick up the boxes and match them to their outlines by pressing E.

Puzzle 2 Press E inside the ring and see the flashing boxes then press them in the order shown.

Puzzle 3 pick up two boxes and put them in the correct box outline, it's a color mixing puzzle.

after that you can "explore" your house and game is finished.

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Bejk says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:28pm

Fits the theme well!
I sometimes have problems picking up and placing boxes, it usually worked after a few wiggles while pressing E.
Good work though, I am a fan of clean and simplistic design :)

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:07pm

Reminds me a bit of Chip's Challenge. However, the character's pretty hard to control and it's pretty unclear what to do after moving the squares into the boxes.

Sun-Wukong says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Unfortunately, I didn't understand what to do after you placed color boxes. I stand in the circle, boxes flicker after I press E and... nothing happens.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:20pm

@Sun-Wukong It's a rhythm game puzzle, you press E in the circle and it shows you in which order to press the box outlines.

Ygogo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:33pm

Nice several mini puzzles, looks great!

jack-lance says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:37pm

The music is good!
I like the first and third levels but the second one was a bit confusing. I didn't get why the center circle was rotating like that?

stepp says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:23pm

I liked the graphics - clear and minimalistic, also the music brought a bit of fun to the game. Good work :)

YE Zitao says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Sorry, I failed also in the circle and the lovely music .... I can't understand how to do to figure it out with the rhythm ....

oH, AFTER read the comments and observe the changing of color, I had finally succeed. But I still think the puzzle should be more fit to the music or gameplay, after, the colors puzzles are more good . Bravo~

You can also come to play my puzzle game that is also confused to player HAHAHA....

Lesbroufe says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:37pm

It seems a little too easy to be fun. Perhaps more varation for each puzzle would be more challenging.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:14pm

@lesbroufe completely understandable. Sadly these puzzles were only ones that I could think of...

Gulyasarni66 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:17pm

Hi! I like your game, it fits for the theme well. I like the music as well. However, the puzzles are a bit easy, you could have been a bit harder. Good job!

cushycode says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:20pm

The concept is quite good, but the implementation is a bit weird. I wish the info about current puzzle was displayed inside the game screen. Also, maybe it was better to replace these cubes with more suitable objects such as keys or any other items?

samt2510 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Nice short puzzle game good job

novotmike says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:18pm

Overal simple concept. Puzzles were quite simple and restricted to the small space. You made quite big room there with all the stuff and could use all that space to create something bigger but I respect your choice. I recomend you to add some simple story to give the game more personal appeal. Just few simple lines on the beggining and end would work a least for me.
Good job, carry on.

Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:47pm

I did it. Great integration of the theme, and I've thankful for straightforward controls! I had to peek at your hints below in order to figure out the second puzzle, I have to admit.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:47am

I like the concept of the game, and the puzzles are interesting, but the game is too confusing to be actually playable or enjoyable, to be honest.

Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:53pm

@novotmike that was my original plan actually the room would get bigger as you solved the puzzles and you saw more of the house but I didn't have enough time to do that mechanic.

@SimonHutchinson yeah a lot of people have said this, I should have made the puzzle a bit more obvious in what to do since it's quite different from the first one.

@fullmontis That was the most brutal comment I ever recieved in all my time on Ludum dare...damn.

Capitals says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:47pm

I really like it. It was short but worked. It was on it when it came to the theme. The music was a bit annoying - I think that was the volume for the most part - it's not bad just repetitive. The graphics were simple and clean. Overall good effort. Well done. :)

Thijs Tak says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:42am

Liked the game, but the last puzzle glitched. I only filled in one color when the puzzle completed.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:46pm

Fun but quite short. Still well done ;)

fabsy says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:06pm

Cute little game but could use some more feedback on the user actions. I'm glad that at least I managed to solve all three puzzles!

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