JAM ENTRY FOR LUDUM DARE 51: EVERY 10 SECONDS

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DESCRIPTION: 

Recently single, you reconnect with an old friend and agree to get a house together. But when it comes time to sign the papers, you hesitate. 

How is it that I'm so 'important' to you and yet you're always somewhere else?

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HOW TO PLAY: 

At every blink, you'll be faced with a new puzzle/scene. Solve each puzzle/complete all scenes in order to achieve the ending. 

PUZZLE 1: Wordle. Correctly guess the secret word. Yellow squares mean right letter, wrong space, and green squares mean right letter, right space. 

PUZZLE 2: Remember. Remember the words given to you and recite them back when you see the puzzle again. 

PUZZLE 3: Wordsearch. Find all words in the square. 

PUZZLE 4: Wedding Math. Budget for your wedding and get all your expenses correct. 

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KNOWN BUGS NOT FIXED FOR THE JAM: 

  1. If you enter an answer too close to the "blink" transition, you might get a messed up bg for the final scene. You can still finish the game. 
  2. Sometimes, when finishing the game, the puzzles will still be completed when you start a new game. 
  3. Sometimes the Wordle puzzle doesn't display your attempts. In that case, to bypass the puzzle, please reference the puzzle guide below for the answer. 

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PUZZLE GUIDE: 

google doc

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TEAM: 

robobarbie - programming, abel/ui art, game design, narrative design

destini islands - writing, bgs, game design, narrative design, sfx 

allie vera - writing, editing, music finder 

zero, redstormpopcorn - QA

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ASSETS: 

MUSIC:  

Purple Dream by Ghostrifter http://bit.ly/ghostrifter-yt Creative Commons — Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported — CC BY-ND 3.0 Free Download: https://hypeddit.com/ki2idc

BGs:

Sidekix Media (Kitchen) - https://unsplash.com/photos/UDDULE_eIBY

Michelle Myers (Locker room) - https://unsplash.com/photos/0ARznsol0Lc

Kelly Sikkema (Papers) - https://unsplash.com/photos/tQQ4BwN_UFs

Lisa Fotios (Hotel) - https://www.pexels.com/photo/sofa-chair-beside-window-2249055/

Erik Mclean (Pub Lounge) - https://www.pexels.com/photo/interior-of-traditional-english-pub-with-wooden-tables-and-leather-chairs-5662826/

Egin Akyurt (Seaside Wedding) - https://unsplash.com/photos/MeNE7Ockq4w

SFX: 

blink - https://freesound.org/people/LAGtheNoggin/sounds/15545/

opening - https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/219590/

puzzle clear - https://freesound.org/people/MLaudio/sounds/511484/

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(95 total ratings)
Authorrobobarbie
GenrePuzzle
TagsLGBT, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 51, Romance, Slice Of Life

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mac 29 MB

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i swear every game you work on just hits different

very cool stuff! evocative! ty for sharing:)

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omg !! your games always are BANGERS !! tysm for this !!

 also - what gender is Myles ? I thought they were neural at first but idk anymore

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probably a he/him but go crazy

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the moment I read the first round of floating locker room text it was over for me. Stressful in the best way and bittersweet and now in love with this hot [v-word redacted for puzzle reasons] guy. The music, the conversation being cut between the games, it really felt like a person trapped in their head. just lovely

I tried to play on mobile and it was just not possible and confusing the heck out of me, but I'm SO GLAD I got on my computer to play. I really liked it!!

i love this game so much holy shit, everything just clicks perfectly, it made so much sense the more times you guess and talk with abel ww<3 (english is not my first language so i struggled a bit, but proud to say i did it without any help :>)

aww my heart... it's bursting

but i spent an embarassing amount of time to figure out the last wordsearch (F--------). i even took a pic of it so i can see better and still couldn't find it for so many loops lol. abel waiting for me like "take your time:)" i was taking my sweet time ok

amazing game, love it<3

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this was sooo good, but also english is a terrible langue that makes me mad when i have to go fast

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WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! ISH SHO GOOOD WAHHHHHH CRYING SOBBING!!!

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LMFAO ty jenny 💚

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<3

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such a good game omg ??

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i was so confused at first but the plot turned out to be really lovely! 

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Woah i loved it, it was so intense to type and remember and ughhh it was amazing!! LMAO my brain can cook an egg

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Wow! This is good and interesting.

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i get this feeling. and everytime we kiss, i swear i could fly /lyr


anyways i love this!! managed to do most puzzles on my own, which i'm proud of! a really fun concept you executed well <3 i could still follow the story, despite my brain jumping between minigames

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bro (gender neutral) u would not believe how many times i have looped that song in the last 6 days

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i've never played anything that's hit me with such a unique combination of stress and dopamine before!! my brain was fried by the end of it but in a very good way

Hell yes glad it worked for ya!

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OMG THIS WAS SO GOOD!!! Dang when i tell you i was suuper tense while doing the puzzles but that ending really was worth it. It like, made a lightbulb go off in my head saying "Oh shit! That's exactly how it goes!" Great game yall! <3

Ahaha aww thank you so much for playing! I’m really glad you enjoyed the story! :’)))

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Clever, innovative, and thematically resonant take on the theme--I loved how all the puzzles tied to the central topic. Looks great too. But gosh, those puzzles are haaaaard with the timer.


Do you have a link to your Ludum Dare entry page?

sure do! right here - https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/51/every-time-you-blink 

thanks for playin n glad ya had fun!

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This was such a beautifully written story! I loved how the amazing music and art really come together to give a melancholic vibe throughout the game.

tytytyty! glad u enjoyed!

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Wonderful pacing and writing ! Amazing job, you guys. This is wholesome as hell

aw yeah LESGO TY

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This game is so good!!! I love how creative it is!!

TYTY!!

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this stressed me out a lot but abel is cute. Also I LOVE the concept and the little story.

LMFALHJJKHDSJKHJKFDS

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omg... wonderful job gamer.... this was such a compelling story!! i loved the little story in the bg of the puzzle sections it was such a good storytelling method (praise be for the cheat sheet tho i was NOT paying any attention to anything crossword puzzles are death)

no shame for cheat sheet use, u are still based and cool 

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Great stuff – strangely addictive haha... I ended up wanting to keep going to the next challenge

The loop is strangely compelling 

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this rules

TY!!

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I enjoyed the story immensely and the game was very fun, but I am very thankful for the cheat sheet, or I would have been here for days I tell you because fast spelling is not my strong suit lol

LOL its ok when i was debugging this i never once remembered a single memory answer and desperately needed the cheat sheet 

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This is so good! Love the format, love the puzzles (though I am apparently not good at word searches on a time crunch lol) and the way they tie into the plot. A question for the team: do you think you'd use this format (as in switching between puzzle and plot, not necessarily the blinking framing device) in future projects?

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We always like trying new things in tiny projects. Not sure what we’d use on the next project, but we did like this!

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Great work, Team!!

Loved the game <3

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thanks!!