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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The Kendy murder

by KerelOlivier - Jam Entry

This is my first Ludum Dare Entry. I know that is a terrible game, but I really wanted to finish something this time.

The game is about the possible murder of miss Kendy. You, as a detective, must search the house ,room for room, to figure out who did it or if it even was a murder.

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Ratings

#550Humor(Jam)2.27
#647Innovation(Jam)2.73
#780Mood(Jam)2.53
#800Graphics(Jam)2.40
#859Overall(Jam)2.60
#860Fun(Jam)2.20
#865Theme(Jam)2.20
#1375Coolness28%

Comments

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

Well... At first I was honestly pretty excited but the game just feels too raw. In fact I think it's just barely playable right now so I would suggest you to playtest it more and maybe make it feel at least a bit more comfortable. Other than that... Don't lose hope and do what you want to do! c:

antishow says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:16pm

OS/X link is a Windows app :(

trodrigues says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:25pm

Sorry, but i didn´t get it, maybe you sould put more explanations, but your graphics are cute.

Yvanor says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:17pm

Oh oh, when I was trying to understand the controls I accused *someone* by accident and I won x) Otherwise, it's an interesting game, too bad it has few elements to analyse. Not bad for a first jam, good job !

Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:22pm

this is a good start, but I agree that it feels too unfinished to really test. I wished there was some more feedback when looking at evidence or talking to suspects.
But I like the premise, would be good to see when you finish it.

Zgragselus says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:38am

The game is bugged. When you go up the stairs, you can't return. :(

Other than that, it isn't bad for your first game. The biggest issue with doing games like this for a jam is that you need to spent a huge amount of time on writing a story/dialogues - a time that could be spent more on game mechanics and polishing controls/graphics. Which is even more visible when you are not experience enough, because even the basic mechanics will take you longer than you'd hoped.

Next time try to do something without a story, and I'm sure you'll do better! ;)

yuigoto says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 9:54am

Visually, the game's ok. But it's still very raw as a game.

First thing I did in the game was opening the suspects window, but I didn't know how to get out of it so I could explore. So when I restarted and started clicking around, I found about the spacebar use for this.

I wouldn't say it's terrible, it lacks polish. The idea's good, the concept's good too.

Congrats on submitting your first entry! Don't stop making games! :D

tylerraz says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 2:46pm

The murder mystery is a good concept with regard to the theme; I think the other posts covered the main issues I had.

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