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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Dark Room

by Sarge3v - Jam Entry

A tiny adventure game of an AI's struggle of realizing his consciousness in his inner room.
For 2 mins gameplay:

Space - Skip
I - inventory
WASD - walk
Mouse Left - Select

Veiko Klemmer - 2D Art/Animation
Madis Kübarsepp - 2D Art/Animation
Sercan Altundas - Programming/Music
Reena Purret - Story Writing

APT Gamegenerator @ Tartu

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pixzleone says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:15pm

Graphics were good, and I liked the music. I wish it was longer. I found the plot pretty funny, but the game was still pretty moody in a way!
Well done! :D

abezuska says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:40pm

Game looks great I would love to try but no windows.
Let me know if you are able to get a web or mac port working, I can also help testing for Mac OS.

Sarge3v says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:45pm

@pixzleone thank you very much, I hope I was able to add more, I cut the story like 80 percent short, just to finish the game.

@abezuska just added the mac version, i hope you enjoy it :0)

Evgiz says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:25pm

Like I said on the LÖVE forums, this is a nice little game, good job! The storytelling was good, and the graphics are pretty. Nice music too!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:43am

Interesting and different game, in a good way. You have managed to make a game that looks and feels very coherent, and solid. The writing is good and the idea is great :)

Well done!

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:34am

awesome graphics man! I'm designer myself so I reallt love beautiful games. Good job!

Awpteamoose says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:41am

Nice little game. But would be much better if it was bigger.

Greek85 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:08am

oh! Nice! great pixel art! Can I find it on indiexpo? I'm making videos about the games of this Jam, but only about the games hosted also on! Tell me if you will add it, so I can include it in my next video ;)

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:34pm

I tried playing it and it looks really awesome,
but after combining glasses and picture, I end up with no idea what to do.
I can't open the inventory, running around doesn't seem to do anything and neither does pressing space.
Any hints so I can finish and rate the game?

Sarge3v says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:27pm

@Mr MadCat, Im sorry there are few bugs. sometimes dialog does not appear after first level. You have to start over :/ there is only one other level afterwards. If you still have problems, you can watch all here:

Sarge3v says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:30pm

@Greek85, no probs I can do it for ya.

Matlahvi says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 9:25pm

10/10 in graphics, I love the art, seriosly
Really interesting game but I would like to try a longer version. Congrats!!

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:19pm

good game interesting concept I would like to play more when I have some extra time :)

pixelpotions says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:13pm

Very interesting story, enjoyed it thoroughly!

Karai17 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:30am

Fairly short game, and a bit confusing.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:19pm

This was weird, but that super okay.

TrashLord says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:47pm


Illutax says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:12pm

This was very confusing :D

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Third time's the charm I guess.
I had tried starting it again, but apparently ran into the same bug twice in a row.
But now it workes. Yay :)
Quite short, but an interesting take on the theme.
And weird story. Which is a plus in my opnion ;).

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 9:16am

I really like the art and the mood you're setting. The story threw me off a little bit, and I'm not a big fan of point and click gameplay, but it was still well done. I think you did a good job.

Gord10 says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 6:24pm

Very nice story and graphics.

I think you should have used a pixelated font. And WASD movement seems unnecessary in the game.

Ellian says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 9:06pm

This is a very weird experience, which is good! I wish there was more to the puzzle, but congrats on doing a story and cool art in such short time. Good work!

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 6:35pm

The game felt like it relied too much on trial and error. The item combinations weren't exactly obvious. I didn't like that figuring out the combination before collecting all the items in the room causes bugs to happen, and the game effectively soft-locks.

The plot seemed a bit minimal, which albeit is probably due to the time limit. It felt like it was going in an interesting direction, but was cut short. Still, it was a neat experiment. The presentation is really well done.

ciaodavinci says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 3:54am

Awesome work!
I didn't realize that I could use one of the clues on the other clues. I was trying to use clues on the environment.
Also, I think I got stuck in the second black room. Couldn't figure out how to trigger the next scene the first time I played, but it advanced properly on the second playthrough.

Overall I loved it though. It was like a cross between a Greg Egan novel and Lovecraft. Creepy.

kato9 says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:25pm

Really interesting and unique vibe to this one. I like the unsettling, surreal feeling to everything. The gameplay is a little lacking, but as a short audio visual experience I think it's very cool!

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