Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

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Obi's Christmas Adventure

by Joshsimard - Jam Entry

Obi, the little Christmas puppy, needs to get to Santa to save Christmas! Help him climb to the sky to get to Santa's sleigh! Don't forget to pick up some doggie bones along the way!

This game was made in a couple days during the LD-37 weekend. It is a "doodle jump" imitation, but with less features, as I had less time than I would like, due to exams.

Basic Controls:
A, D/left, right - movement
r - restart level (in case you get stuck)

Additional features I would like to add:
- procedural map building
- platforms permissible from all sides except the top
- different platforms (moving, breakable etc.), enemies, powerups

Thanks for checking our game out! All criticism is welcome. Hope you enjoy and have a happy holidays!

Credits:
Coding - Josh
Art - Alina
Music - Josh

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#311Humor(Jam)2.95
#409Audio(Jam)3.00
#596Graphics(Jam)3.13
#613Fun(Jam)2.87
#674Mood(Jam)2.87
#771Overall(Jam)2.83
#825Innovation(Jam)2.00
#889Theme(Jam)1.83

Comments

vcyborg says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:28am

Hi! A few observations:
The bakground can be a little distracting and hard to separate from the foreground. You can tone it down, simplify it, add parallax, etc to solve this. Seems especially important for a fast game where a little mistake requires you to start from the beginning.
I'd change the 'Click to start' for a keyboard input, that way is easier to keep playing once you die.
And for the platforms, it would be a little more fun to just have a collision after coming down from the jump (like in doodle jump).
I like the idea of a dog jumping more than a human :D
Happy holidays too!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:25pm

That was a really fun game, the art style was really nice. Some of the background looks like platforms and was a little confusing but overall a great game.

andrewjoy says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:18am

Neat little game

TitoMakaniJr says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:44am

I thought this was a pretty cute/fun game. I would recommend figuring out how to make platforms passable from the bottom but not the top!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:45am

Nice Art!
This is a nice game for christmas on mobile!
Not being able to get through platforms from below adds difficulty but sometimes feels a bit buggy

samt2510 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:09pm

Little confusing with the art in the background but other than that its a fun game good job

Matlahvi says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:09pm

Hi!

I felt a little lost about the corners because it looks like a platform and it's not ^^uuu But nice game!

SbstnC says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:20pm

Very fun game. The music is awesome, but that short loop, now will be stuck in my head forever, so damn you !

As some people pointed out, background is a bit confusing.

Still, great entry.

cpro90 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:22pm

Very cute, reminds me of Icy Tower :)

c4m says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:50pm

i loved everything about the graphics and the characters, nice game!

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:42pm

This was quite hard to play, but fun. It reminds me of doodle jump. Really cute graphics, gets me in the xmas mood!

Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Interesting game mechanics. Tho it is a bit frustrating.
You should have made it clear that the "+" should be avoided (at least that's what I understood).
I would find the game more engaging if it were easier and faster as you progress.
The music really fits with the gameplay. Good job on that :)
I don't see the "one room" theme tho.

Cheers,
Morco (Maybe Later team)

Potato Dog says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:13pm

3317, I'm going to try this again aha. The music is great! Neat as game

KonH says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:30am

Good music)

kidando says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:33am

Simple and cute. Reminds me of doodle jump for mobile. Maybe this could go mobile as well after some polishing

ahmedmohi says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:42am

Good work on the game , but i think need abit more polish the idea is great and the mechanic works well but for example when i hit a platform the ground the puppy seems stuck and camera needs a smoother movement too .. but great work

Insality says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:59am

pretty good done entry! got fun from the game, your game have a style :))

there is some critics: graphics are blurry, controls is not so comfortable as can be, camera can move better :) (sometimes didnt see platform, but can jump over that)

music is awesome, good luck with your solid entry, polish it!

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