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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by thunderklaus - Compo Entry

You control a vacuum robot and need to get the room clean again.
The vacuum only moves one square at a time.
Each move consumes 1 battery.
When you run out of battery you need to return to a recharge station (the vacuum teleports there).
There are 3 recharge stations in the room.

The room is initially unexplored.
However, there are some hints to guide you:
- Dust is surrounded by lint
- Recharge stations are surrounded by cables

Control: mouse only.
No sound.

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markusfisch says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:37pm

You needed 247 moves :) Nice idea and neat graphics! I like the random placement of additional recharge stations so it's always a fresh new challenge.

mrhill says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:41pm

76 moves for me, really fun

VeryBadBunny says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:20pm

Very good! It reminds me a lot of minefield, it took me a while to get the idea in the beginning, and the controls were a bit confused at first time.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Cute idea and solid execution -- aside from the somewhat unconventional controls

Mikel says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:32pm

109 moves. At first tries I assumed you have to save batteries for the trip back :-)

automatonvx says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:44pm

Also didn't realise i didn't need the battery to get back.
good idea.nice

erik says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:59pm

Neat idea. My best run was 71 moves. I think you could have a really neat puzzle game if you added some constraints, like furniture you had to get around, and maybe a move limit. Or maybe somehow make it so the player always has to get to a charging station before their power runs out. Keyboard controls would have been nice to have.

Kingblork says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:32pm

90 moves, that was fun, good work :)

dominisz says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:36pm

The game is done well, but I don't like that it is mostly random. There are hints like lint and cables, but basically you have to go everywhere.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:03pm

99 moves, played really well. Fun casual time waster game :)

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:44pm

95 is my record, good idea! simple and works very well. I played it several times.

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