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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Sweet Dreams

by TheTeaGuns - Jam Entry

Survive in the dreams of three siblings simultaneously dreaming their version of their room. Try to survive long enough to get to the end!


How to Play

WASD to move

Up and Down Arrows to switch dreams

E to interact in game and on menu

R to attack

O fullscreen

Esc exit fullscren


Made By

TheTeaGuns (game design, art, animation)

LudumAnthony (game design, programming)

PolishedFruit (music and sound effects)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#58Innovation(Jam)4.04
#64Graphics(Jam)4.43
#129Mood(Jam)3.86
#146Audio(Jam)3.71
#228Overall(Jam)3.65
#306Fun(Jam)3.39
#331Theme(Jam)3.78
#390Humor(Jam)2.75
#826Coolness48%

Comments

VersatileBox says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:22pm

Amazing use of the theme! I liked the idea and the graphics, but I felt it was very hard. Don't let this die after Ludum Dare!

BoneDaddy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:35pm

Getting an error dialog trying to run it, titled "Java Virtual Machine Launcher" with the dialog "A Java Exception has occurred." OK is the only option. I'm on Windows 7.

TheAmante says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:41pm

Didn't really understand how to survive on all Dreams.. BTW good pixel art !

Danman9914 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:08pm

A Java Exception has occurred!

TeamAxolotl says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:10pm

Would love to play this one, but it's WASD :/ Please, think about us Europeans, and bind the WASD keys on the arrow keys as well ^^'

hadesfury says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:21pm

Stunning!
The ending blew me away! hehe
I was not exactly clear on what to do, but after a few tries I figured it out.
Good mood, cool concept, great art! Good work!

Dev Dennis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:23pm

I liked it, it had something to it. I wasn't sure what to do as the knight? Maybe I could have killed the black knigths, that was kinda missing :) I really like the concept behind this. Great work.

TheTeaGuns says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:33pm

Thanks for the positive comments so far everyone! Make sure to read the How to Play to help solve any confusion you may have!

We are working on fixing Java errors and rebinding keys for Europeans.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:59pm

I love the art style and the gameplay idea is great!
Well done!

MentaL13 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:30pm

Really cool and intense. Loved the music. I played a couple of times and ones the knight got inside the girl dream - at first, I thought that there is some meaning behind this but it looks that it's just a bug :P

Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:48am

I love the idea, the feel, the mood, the audio, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GAME! ...except there's something missing... maybe some more instruction? I'm not really sure what to do in the dream with the baby.

polishedfruit says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:49am

MentaL13, that isn't a bug, it's part of the game. try going back and controlling the boy again ;)

martincohen says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:44am

Oh why Java? Who would install Java for a LD game,... :'(

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:47pm

I really like your style and colors. I'm designer myself, so I appreciate your work :)

Cole Chittim says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:17pm

Super awesome take on the theme! Loved all the different dreams and how each one was unique! Really challenging!

BeardyBard says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:26am

Coolest art! Some sweet sweet pixels right there.
Loved it :)

kamranwali says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:34pm

Absolutely stunning game! I like the 3 different perspective the 3 siblings have. The game play was nice with each having their own specialty. The audio was done so well for the game. The game graphics well done too. I suggest you finish this game up because it has good gameplay and a good story line. Overall very nice game. Keep it up!

Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:52pm

U-A-U. I really love the concept. It's one of the top concepts i see in this jam, I love it! Nice art and music fits very well with the flow of the game. It's one of my favourite game in LDJAM37. Good job!

mrhill says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:13pm

That was fun, very hard though

KappaIX says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 3:09pm

A very sweet game. Firstly, areas I would love to see improve - the controls are quite awkward, it would be great to have some more sound effects and some more feedback that you are hurting the knights.

Now my many compliments, it looks fantastic, animations are nice, the music was incredibly well suited, the concept is really inventive, the mood is excellent (particularly the baby's dream - terrifying, how could you!) and the simple little narrative is genuinely beautiful.

Very well done, thanks for sharing!

Rixud says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:49pm

i cant play, some error with Java

SeaDads says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 12:47pm

Yeah, great concept, art and sound. I was a bit confused about the knight too, but still, really nice!

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 4:21am

Neat idea! But a bit unintuitive, especially at first.

ValiaP says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 9:17am

Cool idea and great pixel art! Nice entry. :D

Dec 30, 2016 @ 8:59am

That's a really innovative idea, and I love the art and the music. But the game is a bit too harsh in its actual state. Not really clear at first, especially because of the keyboard mapping, a bit weird. I guess you could use a bit more feedback also on the player's actions and to reinforce the tension.

Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:33am

Lovely graphics, 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/Dn1tVKlJpL8

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