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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Anywhere but Here

by alexfoo - Jam Entry

How many doors does a person go through in their life time?

Are all the doors worth opening?

Anywhere but Here is a minimalist survival game. From your Room, you never know what lies beyond the doors. Survive using the items you find; craft tools to progress the game.

But where ever you end up, you can't escape from your Room. Will there ever be salvation?

** You can complete the fishing mission. After that there is nothing left to do... for now ;)

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Ratings

#107Mood(Jam)3.90
#171Audio(Jam)3.64
#291Graphics(Jam)3.86
#295Theme(Jam)3.83
#362Overall(Jam)3.46
#391Innovation(Jam)3.21
#536Humor(Jam)2.31
#548Fun(Jam)2.97
#1333Coolness30%

Comments

kidando says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:19am

This was refreshing. Taking a break from your usual entry. I like the music and the setting. Got that Jonathan Blow feel to it. Why not make this into a puzzle game of sorts. Where you need to complete puzzles from different dimensions that depend on collecting or doing things in other dimensions... i don't know :P.

floetenmaul says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:24am

I ate fish :) Nice take on the adventure genre.

Vertigon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:25am

Simple game, but great feel and a nice look to it. Like a mini point-n-click adventure. Surreal exploration of "one room", seems like it could elaborate in interesting ways. Wished for more.

JoeYoshi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:53am

Very simplistic, almost meditative

Dev Dennis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:00am

I liked the mood of the game, it fits really well with the theme. I'm not sure I got it though. I was looking for something to craft a fishing pole, but couldn't find all the items, maybe I didn't see all of them. The style os simple and well executed. Gratz!

zzapp says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:20am

Great entry, it was a super relaxing game and you did a great job on the music and graphics.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:38am

Jumped down the cliff first go!

asyzruffz says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:28pm

Luckily I found the hook. Weird place to be there..

Spab says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:03pm

Nice atmosphere and artstyle! I think the music could be a bit calmer and the controls felt a bit too slow for my taste.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:03pm

Nice mood created with the audio and graphics! But very short story... Your background thoughts are pretty philosophical, I like it!

wowa_u says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:07pm

very relaxing adventure :)

hugofock says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:52pm

It sets up a nice and relaxed mood, I found all materials and ate the fish! Great job Alex.

Sun-Wukong says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:28pm

The idea is nice but controls feels really awkward.

pLaw says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:10am

Half of my life ;)

alexfoo says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:45pm

Hi all, appreciate all the feedbacks, ideas and support. I plan to create a full story based on this game =)

conradte3 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:09am

I enjoyed this, it has a really nice style and is a cool take on the theme. I could see it being expanded with the doors changing to take you to different places

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:09pm

Nice take on the theme, love the graphics and peaceful music as as well. Hope you carry on with this!

miaw says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:36pm

So relaxinggg

cushycode says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 6:29am

The background music is so relaxing.
I like the concept and chosen art style either.
Well done!

saucygames says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 8:39pm

Got bugged out and kept chopping wood with E no matter where i was in the world. Cool setting and atmosphere though, nice game.

Dec 26, 2016 @ 9:39pm

i think the idea is really good, and it looks nice. the web build was running a little hot on my laptop, so framerate was a little low. other then that this was really nice. I can see this becoming like a mansion with doors to different worlds/dimensions.

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