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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They Say You Can't Sleep Alone in a Strange Place

by Karatorian - Compo Entry

A point and click adventure, escape the room, if you can.

The Linux (or Source) release should work on any system with Python and PyGame installed. Non-un*xen will need to run 'python ld37' in the installation directory. I hope to release a stand alone Windows package before judging starts. The source release contains the entire git history and is very large, but isn't needed by most people (even if they want to browse the code).

You'll need your sound on to make any sense of the game. Everything can be controlled with the mouse. Click on objects to interact with them. Right click can be used to cancel audio you've already heard. There are a few handy keyboard controls:

ENTER same as left click
Q toggle music
A turn left
D turn right
LEFT turn left
RIGHT turn right
TILDE toggle console (no cheating)

When there's no cursor (title and end screens), just click anywhere (or hit Enter).

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Karatorian says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:55am

So, I've found two bugs in the game so far. Firstly, the arrow (or A/D) keys cause problems when used on the title or end screens (they were implemented when only the main room existed). Secondly, if you acquire an item and leave the screen before it finishes, the wrong things might disappear. Although, they can still be clicked on. (Disappearing things were hacked in at the last moment and didn't get enough testing.)

tompudding says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:49pm

I really enjoyed this. The music was great, didn't become repetitive at all. The voice acting also fit very well, a kind of detached but interested air about it. Atmospheric and and the hand drawn art looked wonderful.

Kalkatos says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:38am

I can't play on Linux, but I'm dropping this comment here to say that, by what I'm seeing on the screenshots, I liked the art style, it's distinctive enough to stand out from the other rough pixel art style games.

Red_Fan games says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:45am

Really good graphics love the style and mood.

Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:50pm

I managed to get out after having clicked on everything. I wish there was an option to play as Santa Claus.

Music is a bit too loud relatively to the voice. The room is beautiful. Probably the best point and click I've played in this compo so far.

depression says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 12:22pm

Nice game, the endings were a bit abrupt though, and I didn't understand why I needed all of these objects. The helmet makes sense, why the gobelet?

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