You're a Floor Lamp Now

My first Ludum Dare game
2016-04-17 / Sebastian Morr / CC BY-SA 4.0 / game

This is my contribution to Ludum Dare 35, the world’s largest game jam. You get a theme, and have 48 hours to create a game around this topic, from scratch, including artwork and sound effects. This was my first time ever I participated in such an event, and I don’t think it will be the last! :-)

This contest’s theme was “Shapeshift”. You’re a Floor Lamp Now is a strategic skill game with surprising mechanics. You can play it on the Ludum Dare website.

Title of "You're a Floor Lamp Now"

Screenshot of "You're a Floor Lamp Now"

Development

I wanted to do a web-based game, so I chose the JavaScript game engine CreateJS. It worked quite well, and I certainly learned a lot!

I had a lot of fun recording sounds for this game – everything you hear was created by recording sounds in the apartment, or by making funny noises with my mouth.

Comments

I’m happy with my first day as a floor lamp. It’s good to be of service to mousekind. – Hectigo

One of the most memorable and unique games I’ve seen in Compo so far, good job overall. Hilarious concept with great theme interpretation. Graphics are eye-candy, audio is simple but funny and fits the game well and the mood is just awesome. I enjoyed it a lot and appreciated the amount of polish you put in it. – Pietro Ferrantelli

Results

Reviewers praised the game as very original, and many enjoyed the sound effects ;) I was really proud of the “Humor” rating!


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