Survival horror meets life simulator. Then again, what’s the difference between the two? How long will you last, seeing to your needs, working to pay your food and bills, until it all comes crashing down?

Made in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 41 by Ava Skoog. Some sound effects from zapsplat.com. The theme was to combine two "incompatible" genres, in my case survival horror and life simulator. Turns out they're basically the same thing, however…

https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/41/shutin

WASD or arrows plus mouse.

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Literally the pizzaman:

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It's a tie! Thanks for playing and for the video 🤩

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There is no win state in the game in case that wasn't clear, you can only break your previous record p:

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good for you! yay btw its whitty 2.0 

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oh ok lol

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one time the pizza guy and the eviction guy came at the same time i open my door to grab my pizza scared the s**t outta me then i was evicted

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day 6

Improving! 💪 Thanks for playing!!

thanks

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i made it day 4

NOOOOOOOOOOO

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Geez, this game is so stressful even for me to watch haha. That was fun, thanks! I can see your point about the food.  I think my logic was that you need three meals a day but maybe it doesn't work so well with the speed of the other meters.

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Must be a lousy pizza 😭 Thank you!

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You might be right 😅 Unfortunately I don't usually update game jam games after the jam, but I'm glad you like it!

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really cool game

Thank you!

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its frankly really hard. i need to maintain my real body and my shutin body XD

Ouch, you're the first player I've seen die from not going on the loo! Thanks for playing and for the video!

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goodluck for your future project and updates!

Thank  you! c:

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very nice. the pizza guy looks DEMONIC though, scares me every time  0.0

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"heh, yes, come closer, child... get your pizza.."

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nice idea, and very good work in 72 hours.

Thanks!

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OOOOFFFF EVICTION

AWW

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Fun, but overly-challenging, it seems basically impossible to win when the game is mathematically / time-wise against you so that survival isn't about skill, but simply, how long can you fight off death, as if we're on our deathbed while playing the game. Balancing feels needed, but for 72 hours I won't hold it against you, it could be a funny full game, definitely.

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That was great to watch. Can't really argue with your points. Didn't have a lot of time to actually playtest the game, unfortunately. Unwinnability is the point, I guess, but that doesn't mean it couldn't have been better balanced! Thanks a lot! Out of interest, how did you find this game? c:

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Enjoyed watching that. Thanks a bunch for the constructive criticism and positivity! Out of interest, how did you find this game? c:

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1 Word: Brutal.

And of course, it was a really good game. It got quite stressful when I needed to eat and the pizza delivery man was running late. I lost my job, fell behind on the bills, and got arrested by the authorities. Reflects real life quite accurately. :^)

Thanks a bunch!