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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Roombat

by JD557 - Jam Entry

** DISCLAIMER FOR NON-FIREFOX USERS **

I forgot to test this game on other browsers. Using the arrow keys on the Ludum Dare live version in some browsers (eg. Chrome) will also scroll the page. If you have this problem, please play the Game Jolt version below.

** END OF DISCLAIMER **

You are Billy, a young boy who loves to play in his room, but hates to clean it.

After months of harsh negotiations the evil tyrant (mom) has lost her patience and decided to unleash an army of Roombas upon you.

Do you have what it takes to fight off the invaders and keep your room dirty?

# How to play

Arrow keys: Move Billy
Z: Shoot marble

Eat snacks to keep your room dirty (+25 dirtiness).

If your dirtiness reaches 0, you lose.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#169Humor(Jam)3.38
#331Theme(Jam)3.78
#390Audio(Jam)3.07
#616Graphics(Jam)3.06
#637Fun(Jam)2.83
#639Mood(Jam)2.94
#748Overall(Jam)2.89
#751Innovation(Jam)2.44
#1003Coolness44%

Comments

Malsanity says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Don't use arrow keys on browser game, the page moves

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:11pm

Nice little top-down shooter. I dig the Roombas theme. I think I could have used a bit more direct danger: not allowed to touch the Roombas or something.

JD557 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:19pm

@Malsanity, Ah damn, you are right. I should have tested it on Chrome (it works fine on Firefox).

I'll add a disclaimer so that chrome players use the game jolt link. It seems to work fine there.

icefallgames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:51am

Like the theme. Wish I could shoot/move in arbitrary directions though.

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

Managed to win it, could use a bit of balancing (maybe repositioning the table so I can't see both entrances) or something like that. But nice game that definitely fits the theme and I could totally see the character's motivations :)

Dvorgaz says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:16am

Pretty solid game overall. Being able to shoot diagonally would have been nice.

Yamzho says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 4:26pm

Good game ! Well done !

erik says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 1:47am

Yours is the first Roomba game I've played where the rooombas are the enemies. It's a nice twist on a shooter, but the lack of direct threat to the player maybe takes away some of the tension. Perhaps having other things to complete in the room would have helped? I wanted to use the computer for something.

Dec 31, 2016 @ 1:59pm

Another roomba game! Cool and challenging. I wish the marbles were a little more serious of a projectile.

ciaodavinci says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:18am

Nice job! I like the premise of the game. It was fun and fast-paced, but I found it distracting that the page moved up and down when moving the character.

Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:19am

Cute idea, that you need to keep your room dirty. Control scheme could use a little more love, but a nice simple game.

Maple says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 2:34am

The intro screen set a really nice atmosphere, but unfortunately that same vibe didn't carry in to the main game.

Aside from that, you did alright. The game was rounded. I ended up beating it with sore wrists, lol.

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