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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Your little human

by Quaternius - Compo Entry

Imagine a tamagotchi game but with your own little human!

-Get happiness by reading, food by eating in the fridge, energy by sleeping and hygiene by going to the toilet.

-If any of the stats reach 0 you die.

-You need to sleep at least 5 seconds for a day to pass.

-You can buy better equipment at the computer.

-The goal is to live the most ammount of days.


Tools used:
*OS: Windows 7
*Engine: Unity
*Lang: C#
*2D Art: Aseprite
*Music: FL Studio 10
*IDE: MS Visual Studio 2015 Community


*Fixed music not looping.
*Added web build.

Downloads and Links




meg says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:35am

is 15 days good? :(

RedPanda says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:59am

Awesome game man!

stefvanschie says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:44pm

Awesome little game, it was really fun and fast-paced. Absolutely loved it.

onyon says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:46pm

Nice little game you got there, sir.
Great and funny animations, interesting idea.
Liked the music too!
Got only to day 5 cause im bad at video games haha

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:46pm

@stefvanschie Thank you! i think i should have made the upgrade system a little bit more necesary tough.

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:48pm

@onyon Thanks a lot! your animations are great too :) did you try upgrading your stuff? like your game, it's maybe a bit too hard :P
meg Yeah, 15 days is really good!

FiloGC says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:53pm

The dacay should probably be higher over time so you can't reach a point where it's too easy. Great game though.

rburema says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:07pm

A very tight experience :-)

The music doesn't seem to loop, which is a shame as it adds a lot.

About the tutorial text: Eating /in/ the fridge is a bit unconfortable I think... :-p

(Also: 7 days on first try...)

kebb says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:09pm

This game is very simple, but addicting. The first time playing I only made it to day 5, but the second time around my little human lived for 42 days. That is, he lived until I looked down at my phone...when I looked up, he had committed suicide. Great game, really enjoyed it!

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:36pm

@FiloGC I know! I'm really bad at balancing and i didn't have too much time really. thanks
@rburema Oh! i forgot to make it loop... oh well. i'll upload another build. About the text, english is not my first language, sorry! good job on the 7 days.
@kebb Wow! 42 days, i think you are the best one yet. Thanks a lot!

Soundless_dev says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Nice. I enjoyed this :)
Although it made me sad when the music ended because it was good.

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:11pm

@Soundless_dev Today is your lucky day! i've fixed the bug, and if you want to just listen the music go here

Hovester says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:43pm

I just cant live more than 5 days.....

Somnium says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:51pm

Fun game, and both the graphics and music is well made.

The four different resources supplement each other in an excellent way. And the "upgrade" mechanic, letting you trade time now, into more efficient resources later, is a nice extra touch.

All in all, a very solid game!

I have only managed to keep my little human alive for 17 days, at which point he ran out of sleep and food at the same time. I guess I balanced the resources a bit too well... :)

eerongal says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:53pm

Fun little game. It starts getting tough pretty quick. Says i died of sickness, but I'm gonna say i died of poopin' myself.

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:08pm

@Hovester There's a guy that lived for 42 days! keep playing :P.
@Somnium Thanks so much! 17 days is a lot, good job!
@eerongal Hahaha, yeah it's really hard to keep the guy alive. thanks

Xinelu says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:18pm

I lived for 34 days until i realize i have to do stuff on real life too... man this is the best game i played until now on this Jam D:

5/5 no less, a full version of this or a mobile version would be great!! Some tory happening too would be good too!

PS: I jobless at the moment and this game is my actual dayly life haha

Phantom Lab says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:23pm


SamuelSousa says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:31pm

Awesome little game and graphics. I last for 4 days...
But I think none of the stats reached 0 can be sure...
Good Boj Great Entry!

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:36pm

@Xinelu Thanks so much for the kind words! I'll improve the code and release on mobile soon :), you can follow me on twitter to know about that (@Quaternius)

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:37pm

@Phantom Lab Thanks!
@SamuelSousa I'm sure one of them had to reach 0 :) some people lived for 42 days! Thanks a lot.

adrian09_01 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:39pm

Overall: 4/5. Very nice Tamagotchi/virtual pet game.
Innovation: 2/5. Tamagotchi is overused in game jams a lot, you didn't discover America.
Fun: 4/5. Like I said, a very nice Tamagotchi game. I survived 10 days.
Theme: 3/5. You could do more with the "One Room" theme.
Graphics: 2/5. Would be 4/5 if you didn't rip the font from Tetris on Gameboy.
Audio: 5/5. It's like Cheetahmen 2. It could fit in a better game.
Humor: N/A cause I'm bad at rating humor.
Mood: 4/5 because I feel like it.

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:45pm

@adrian09_01 Thanks man! It isn't the tetris font, it's this one[]=10&l[]=1&back=bitmap Maybe it's just similar, didn't know.

adrian09_01 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:15pm

@Quaternius - The font in your link and the Tetris one are 100% the same. Still, if you were going for compo, you were supposed to make your own fonts or use common ones like Arial

piwicode says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:41pm

I loved it, very addictive
I finally found what it was wrong in my life, I do not sleep enough; ))
Thank you for this moment of relaxation.
Everything is very coherent and enjoyable to play

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:46pm

@adrian09_01 As you can see here fonts are allowed on compo.

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:54pm

@piwicode Hahaha, thanks a lot! Glad you liked it.

rodolfodth says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:19pm

I think it's too easy D: but it's g8! I had to commit suicide at 75 days, but I could live forever! things to do... :P

I couldn't edit the .flv on vegas, but you can see it here how easy it was xD

JD557 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:33am

Nice game with good graphics and upbeat music.

It does need an ending though... The game just keeps getting easier and easier. The first days are fun, but at day 40 I just gave up because I felt that nothing could stop me, the bars fill up so fast that the challenge disappears.

icefallgames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:57am

Really nice graphics, I made it to around 30 days :-). It's a lot of work being a person.

ashtheevil says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:27am

Much fun! Great game

feross says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:55am

Great game! Made it to 21 days!

Josh H says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:15pm

I enjoyed this, although I feel the difficulty may have ramped up a little too fast. Overall, very well done.

DrillerDev says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:41pm

Pretty good, man!

Lots of fun, and a great sense of humor. Past a certain point, it's jsut a matter of upgrading bookstore, bed and computer, and further still, just the computer, eating and pooping only sparingly. But overall, a great game!

Also, I fill like a life hacker now for reading in the toilet :p

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:54pm

It's a good grind, phew! :-)

Good game, very simple and to the point. The graphics are very cool too. Maybe you could add some more layers of difficulty with some other stats. Very good work.

rplnt says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:57pm

29 days, my mistake though. Very nice game (gameplay, visuals, music) just needs a bit more balancing.

Quaternius says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:19pm

@JD557 It does need an ending for sure! just didn't have time making it, i have some ideas and i'll finish this project and release it soon.
@icefallgames It indeed is. Thanks!
@ashtheevil @feross Thanks so much !
@Josh H It has some balancing issues, didn't have much time!
@DrillerDev That's cheating man! haha thanks, yeah i have some ideas about how to make it harder in later stages, check my twitter if you want to play the full game in a few weeks :) @Quaternius
@creativwhisper Yeah, there actually was another stat that i took out because of simplicity (Productivity). I'll balance , make the game better and release it after this jam :).
@rplnt Yep, like i said, balancing for me is difficult and i didn't have much time, thanks :)

Palarus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:42pm

Really professional take on the Tamagotchi style many entries are going for. Sounds are good, graphics are charming and fitting and the gameplay is fluent.

Shame I didn't survive long. And man, working sure makes that little guy want to pee!

Slowian says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:57pm

Great game, at first hard, but after getting used to the just in time tasks switching and getting some upgrades I managed to get through 50 days before stopping. A small suggestion - after getting full energy, auto wake up can be added, as it is possible to make the days go fast.

Quaternius says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:00pm

@Palarus Thanks man!
@Slowian Yeah i have a bunch of stuff that i want to do for a full release in a few weeks on mobile and pc, to balance it out and make it harder in the long run, thanks for the suggestion! hadn't thought about it. really helps.

andyman404 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:20am

It sure is a tough balancing act to keep the person alive. It's like a speed mini version of Sims, in one room. Congrats for completing this in the 48 hours. Fun game! Well done.

cablay says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:40am

Very cool! Had fun trying to keep the little guy alive.

BeardyBard says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:02pm

Immersive and gun gameplay.
Clean and original pixelart.
Litle bit to easy, but great game nonetheless!

To live in one room with toilet and have $6k desktop - totally PC master race stuff, no offence :D

Quaternius says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:06pm

@cablay Thanks, Glad you had fun!
@BeardyBard Hahaha thanks! Yeah, i really need to balance the game, after 15 days it gets easy. Pc master race indeed.

MementoGames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:40pm

Nice job, dude! Loved the music! I suck a this kind of game. I get too anxious. haha

jsmars says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:39pm

Hahahaha awesome game. Kind of annoying tho, I died when the meter was about 5%, not 0. Would be cool if the meters reacted a bit more to what you did too, maybe eating would mean increased toilet but after a while, instead of just all values increasing the same.

Nexus64 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:55pm

It's very good.
I want to play the full release.
What improvements have you planned for the full version?

Quaternius says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:58pm

@MementoGames Thank you :)
@jsmars I'll check the code out, thanks :) Yeah , i wanted to do that but didn't have much time.
@Nexus64 I'm glad you liked it! I will balance it so that after playing for a while it gets harder, And maybe you can suddenly lose some of your bar stats, maybe you can get suddenly hungry or depressed. Make upgrade graphics , a lot of things :)

babyjeans says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:49pm

Excellent game! The graphics are fittingly cozy, and the speed of the interactions just 'feels' good. I'm a fan of these little life sim / tamagotchi style games, and this was a pretty fun little one!

MrTroy says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 8:15am

59 days... I have to stop because I have to go to real work in the morning. :(

This guy has a better bed than I do. :(

guckstift says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 2:37pm

I lived 54 days until I died of sickness due to I forget to poop xD . had a extremely expensive bed, fridge and PC but FORGOT TO F**ING POOP xD
Very funny and addicting game!!!
Just more sounds would give it the final touch.

ocarson says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:35pm

It was really manic! I had a lot of fun though. most fun sim game I played this jam! I included this in a video with more comments.

Jan 12, 2017 @ 8:35pm

Very addictive game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

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