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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Parts and Labor

by Dynamic Panic Studios - Jam Entry

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The year is 3092. Robots have taken over the human race. Humans are still around as long as they’re useful to the robots. You play as two workers in a robot manufacturing plant. Maintain efficiency in order to build the most robots and please your robot overlords! Play by yourself for a challenge or team up with a friend!
• Items will queue up on the right side of the screen.
• Use the Climber to push the corresponding button to drop the item out of a pneumatic tube.
• Use the runner to catch the item in the cart.
• Bring the cart to the pneumatic tube at the left side of the screen.
• Throw the item in the tube.

W / S – Climb Ladder
A / D – Slide Ladder
Space – Push Button
Left Arrow / Right Arrow – Push Cart
Up Arrow – Throw Item In Cart
P – Next Music Track
ESC – Quit

• You can carry as many items in your cart as you want, but having over 3 will begin to slow the runner down.
• Items can bounce off of the Climber’s head, but they will daze the Runner.
• Items that hit the ground or the Runner’s head will count as an accident and reset your efficiency multiplier.

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mmason says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:27am

When I first saw the controls I was confused, but they work surprisingly well

KairosXIII says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:18am

The controls took a while to get used to, but once I got it, the controls felt natural. Great take on the theme. Love the art!

adsilcott says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:21am

Wonderful game. Clever and fun, and a great use of the theme. I had a lot of fun playing this, and there were a lot of great little touches that really made the whole thing click.

babyjeans says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:24am

Like others said, controls took a sec... but sticking with them was worth it. Addicting tlittle game. Good wwork!

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:36am

Nice game worked well once I got the controls down it was fun.

PickleCrew says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:45am

The controls took some getting used to, but once I did, I was like well oiled machine! The music was great, I liked how sometime the part would bounce off the girl as it came down the chute send the part flying. The game mechanics work brilliantly, I haven't played a game like it! (once you get used to them) Ironically, I think a robot would have played this better than me! Great fun!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:01pm

Very fun - like Game & Watch on crack

abezuska says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:12am

Lots of little polish touches make this game excellent. I love that if you get hit in the head it changes the controls. The art style is really fun. The sound fits great and I love the music. I like the tweens and fades, its rare to see so much polish in a game jam like this.

awesomerex says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:13am

Fun game. It took a minute to figure out how the controls worked but once I got it it was a great game. I had a lot of fun.

mipo says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:17am

Very fun game that gets better as you play and learn the controls. I had a lot of fun running back and forth catching the parts and trying to bounce them into the pipe off of the climbers head. When it got harder it was challenging controlling both at the same time but I eventually got the hang of it. Really unique game and one of the funner games I've come across (:

Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:37am

Simple in concept, difficult to master, and just enough goofy physics to keep you giggling. Amazing job on this one, I'm super impressed!

madlee says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:39am

This is a pretty neat little game – the control scheme tripped me up at first and it took me a minute to really grok what I was supposed to be doing, but I figured it out after a minute. Nice work!

conradte3 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:51am

Wow! Really enjoyed this game, it was challenging but not frustrating. I especially like that the parts are randomized each time, which adds variety when replaying. Looks good, sounds good, and works well, great job.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:49am

295 Robots assembled. Really fun game. Good difficulty curve. Felt great single player. Seems like it would be even more fun with 2. Impressive that you can make a 1-2 player game that feels good either way!

Garris says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:10am

Your gameplay is solid and fun and the graphics and sound fit well together. The controls for the ladder climber felt a little sluggish, but I got used to it. Very fun game. Good job!

Uruca Games says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:38am

Wow !!!! This game is fantastic! The gameplay is impressive. I played a lot of time! Congratulations! Very good!!!!!!

Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:44am

Thanks so much for all the kind words everyone! Matt and I both appreciate you taking the time to play, rate and comment our game.

TeamScripta says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:53am

Yeah! Like the other commenters, I was confused at first, but once I got the hang of the controls it became really fun. REALLY fun! I would love to watch someone play who has mastered the controls.

calzep says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:46pm

I ALMOST didn't play this (good thing you guys have a web build), but I'm SO GLAD that I did! This game is hilariously fun. It also has very nice visuals and audio, I am very impressed, excellent job!

I can't wait to boot it up with my friends and watch them get hit in the head with electronics! This is definitely one of my favorite entries. 5/5 every cat. Good luck!

Swordbrella says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:13pm

I loved it! I had a really good time playing it by myself and I might try it out with a friend. I liked how the difficulty increases, it got to a point where I DEFINETELY needed someone to help me out. Good job!

Dejvo says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:36am

I liked this game! very well made

BlackQuiltro says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:53am

Fantastic game!
Great to play. Lots of keys, buy did not have problems with the controls. Nice graphics and music, very retro.
Only complain: hit boxes for the buttons could be a bit larger.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:57am

The controls are a little hard to get the hang of, but I love the idea of controlling two characters that have different controls and purposes.

Great job, this game is awesome!

wwwhizz says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 8:30am

Nice game, weird controls. Pretty fun though.

mjomble says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:38pm

Great game! Might be a good idea to introduce the controls in an in-game tutorial if you plan to develop the game further.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 9:19pm

once I figured out the controls it was quite fun. I was amazed at the number of parts you created. well done.

Berbecarul says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 9:22pm

Very enjoyable game. The mechanics puts the multitasking at work. It takes a bit to figure out the controls and button locations, but afterwards the gameplay is smooth (just as the ladder movement). Also the music is fantastic.

Diplodino says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 9:42pm

Good one ! It's new and well made. A bit hard to play by yourself but totaly possible !

Dragojt says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:56pm

I appears to be a nice game! I found the controls so chaotics, but anyway, good job!

Dec 20, 2016 @ 5:20pm

Really addicting and I like all the small details, like the parts being deflected by the guy on the ladder, the inverted controls when you're hit on the head.

It reminds me of the dual screen game and watch games like oil panic :)

handoharken says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 7:04pm

It was confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it it's quite addictive. The daze is a little unforgiving but nevertheless it's very fun :)

xesenix says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 7:41pm

Really nice game play my mind felt a little torn apart but that is good. You could use a little better font on score boards your current doesn't fit overall appeal.

Iak says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 9:46pm

At first confusing, but once used to it the controls were alright. The gameplay is actually a fairly fun concept. Good job with the theme.

Would be nice if I could interact while the ladder-person isn't in the way of a pipe though. ;)

Jan 1, 2017 @ 1:42am

The controls took me a minute to get used to but it was pretty fun. I could play this for awhile

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