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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Escape from Man Cave

by Treborginho - Jam Entry

You find yourself locked in a basement That's what you get from sneaking around!

You hope the grumpy old man living in this big white house wil not catch you. There are a lot of movie posters on the walls. There also is a big projector screen. Quite the odd man cave the old man has here...

You see an old pc in the corner of the room. Maybe the computer can unlock the door?

The windows download is hosted on because I also entered QaziJam 9 (for charity)

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mmason says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:08am

This was a neat entry, I liked the interaction involved. I feel like extra clues in the room (like movie posters for the movies with the years on the) would go a long way

maartene says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:44am

Cool and original game. Does one thing and does it well.
Nice to use all those movie trailers. It was actually quite a bit of wikipedia-ing to find all the answers.

ThatSnillet says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Creative and unique game. It has an interesting tone and atmosphere. The cons is that the clips loads pretty slowly, and that i managed to get stuck on top of the box in the corner.

kptemre says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:20pm

This is a great entry. I would just silence the ambient ding - dong - ding sound though. at least while watching the movies :D

EthanBierlein says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:33pm

This is an awesome game, and I've never seen anything quite like it before.

Big Cow says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:15pm

I'm really impressed by this. Its a really great idea to implement for the compo and nicely done. It took me an embarrassingly large amount of time to realize a movie was playing so I was doing it by sound looking at the computer screen LOL. I'm glad its quite forgiving as I made a few mistakes too and I didn't want it to reset to 0. Anyway thanks and best of luck. -RS

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

Very cool idea and I'm impressed you got the videos loading. I laughed when I lost the first time. Didn't see that ending coming!

Too much headbob on the camera. Also I would like to walk faster.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:11pm


Fidrik says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:28pm

Interesting game concept, I enjoyed it although I found myself actually just watching the movie clips because I've actually never seen these movies. The 'game over' ending was hilarious :) I would have liked to have a little more interaction or clues from around the room, but overall it was enjoyable. Good job :)

Tifu says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:24pm

The question on King Kong gave me two answers of "2005" and the one I picked was wrong somehow |:
I tried again and... lost when the door opened... does this game have a time limit? Cos that seems pretty bad for a game that requires waiting for downloads/waiting through long trailers :S
Technically impressive of loading the video into the game, though. As others have said, having clues in the environment, on posters, maybe some news articles you could find, fake reviews and such would have improved this I think. Would make it possible for people who don't recognise a movie, and give you something to do while loading.

smaganik says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:01pm

Like for "man cave" design)

MementoGames says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:09pm

Very cool concept!
I was not able to finish, not even pass the second trailer, because when the 2nd trailer ended, the door opened. I tried to restart the game, but the same thing happened again :(

But then I noticed it was random trailer and I was impressed. I loved the idea.
I didn't like the game over scene, I think it disrupts the mood you accomplished.

Overall, a really complete entry. Good job!

panurge says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:55am

Great use of the theme, unusual and highly entertaining gameplay, fantastic atmosphere.

On my first go I didn't notice the floating box over the computer and just looked at it directly while spamming keys and trying to figure out why the vids kept changing. Needless to say, I freaked out a little when the door opened!

On my second go, I got the hang of it and completed the game. I even managed to do it without resorting to the internet. :)

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