Quick!
Your mom will be there in three minutes... and your apartment is REALLY dirty!
Clean up before she gets there...!

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All interaction are done with arrows and X.
Gamepad should be functional.
Pickup, drop, and store items! And... don't hide stuff randomly, maybe...?

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Changelog:
1.1 >
- Improved grading system
- Improved gameplay/balance
- Fixed collision bug (no more getting stuck!)
- HTML5 support

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Made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare 37
Game by Ellian (@ThisIsEllian)
Additional Art by Chris W Early (
Music and Sound design by Alex William Palm

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Nice game. Is there any way to run it fullscreen?

It's been a while, but I'd say if Alt+Enter doesn't do the trick, probably not? I'm sorry if it doesn't work!

Darn. I guess I will continue to squint :)

Another thing: how all the clean things stay clean after I removed 5 giant dirt spots with them? Bug? I expected them to become dirty.

Hah, I actually wanted to fix that in an update... never got around to it. It's hard to go back to a Jam game that you've considered finished ahah
But I still occasionally think about going back and just... updating/adding stuff. One day, maybe...!

This jam could be expanded into a regular-size game. You could be a person working as a professional cleaner, so in each level you clean some new settings with progressive difficulty. And it's not your mom, but your nasty boss that checks how you did at the end :)

Novel idea + nice pixel art, it could be really popular!

I know! I keep thinking about it ahah; I've got a bunch of ideas for twists and surprises when it comes to the setting, even. 

It's more of a question of having the time to develop a full game, when I already have other personal projects I want to work on, eheh. But thanks for the encouragements! 

What a picky mom, here's an idea, let's put everything by the door so she doesn't even come in or trip down while trying to.

Well, the apartment is clean, mom. what are you talking about.

Dev, i can see there's a trash can outside of the apartment, i assume that's probably the "hidden" trashcan.

But how the hell do i access it

Just... walk through the door? :D

Oh wow i see, it's because the actual place to walk off is a bit below than what i was expecting.

Finally got an A+, thank you

No thank you for making your mom proud! :D
Glad you enjoyed it :)

I didn't just enjoyed it, i loved everything in this game, art style included, which is usually something i don't care at al

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this game is awesome! can't stop playing it! but i've never been able to get past the C ending. i'm wondering, where do the pizza slices and pop cans go? there's only three spaces in the fridge and other places don't seem to work, even the trash. great game! i'll keep trying for the A+ ending.

update: got the B ending but i didn't hide any of the pop cans, lol.

It's been a while, but have you found the 2nd hidden trash can? Pretty sure it accepts anything; cans should go to the trash, pizza in the fridge (I mean, come on, no wasting of good pizza leftovers!)

i loved the music and pixel art. controls were a little dodgy at points. was able to eventually get the A+ ending. it had just the right amount of challenge. an excellent game i'm glad to have come across and played.

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Damn, it always feels great to see videos of people playing it. Especially since it's been so long!

Thanks a lot for your feedback! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :)

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my life in a nutshell

i got a gigantic F

love the game but where does the half empty pizza go?

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As far as I remember, in the fridge! After all, there's still good pizza in there, can't let it go to waste.

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but i did that and it didnt work? neither did the oven. also where do the left over chinese food goes too, and the pizza slices. plus isnt there not enough room for the tissues to go in the trash when all the other stuff is there?

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It's been years, but if the pizza box is half empty (and not fully empty) it should go in the fridge... so do pizza slices and leftover chinese.
That being said, if you finished the game once, maybe you noticed there's a secret trash can hidden somewhere! As far as I remember, the trash is always considered as the right place, it's a wild card spot

Dev, not to offend but when we put the half-empty pizza box in the fridge, the mom call us out. She doesn't when we put it in the trash.
Plus the fridge has exactly 3 spaces which are for the loose 3 slices

I loved the concept and the aesthetics. The way the UI works is pretty clever.

Gosh, I played so much til I got an A! So much for Mom's approval :D 

I spent so long with the stain problems... then realized that I could use the same sock to clean all the stains.

i am trying to clean the stains but i slide off them!!!

Nice game! 

This mom is picky XD but other than that great game!

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Am I supposed to have messed up controls?

Instead of WASD it's ZQSD respectively!

Ah, I usually play with arrows, but I thought I had WASD working, my bad if it doesn't. :(

As for ZQSD, it's because french keyboard don't follow the usual QWERTY pattern!

This was great! So simple, yet so fun. Thanks!

You're very welcome! 💪

great game :DD

This is a really fun game. Love this

Why is mom so picky,im used to this because i know where things are.

The most i got was a C.For now tho,i think its a good score.

If you go over the  spot filled of liquid trying to clean it you get stuck

Sometimes if you try cleaning the dishes you get stuck. 

I love this game, and the art style, pixelated games are my number one favorite. This game gives a stress build to me which is really cool. This game also  reminds me when I was a kid I lied to my mother. (Usually she went out shopping, then when she finished she'd call me asking if I cleaned my room, and I would say yes. Yet it was still dirty because I was lazy. )The minute I hung up, I was doing the exact same thing the charecter in game was doing. Although the art style is wonderful. There are alot of bugs, multiple times I got fustrated and just left the game. Still haven't beaten the game due to the amount of bugs. 

As far as I'm aware, the main bugs there is in this version is that if you move while cleaning (specifically, if you register a move and get out of the stain collision box during the cleaning process), and a possible collision bug if you hit a corner at a bad angle.
Not saying it's okay, but did you run into other bugs? I never got such harsh feedbacks on that :o

(also, for the record, this was a game jam game, so I didn't have much time/incentive to go back to fixing bugs after it got finished; I'm sorry ahah)

I was a little over reacting with the whole "Quit the game", I have quit like once, but a few minutes later I tried again.
(The game is addicting :D ) Sorry if you got sad or anything, didn't mean to be harsh :c. Those are the only bugs I found so far. I'll keep trying to find more. 

To make you feel better. I donated a 1.00$       : D

! Thank you :D

I have an updated version of the game that I didn't find the time to wrap up and upload here. With a little luck I'll make room to do that soon. Thanks a lot for your interest in the game anyway, I appreciate it <3

You're welcome :D

The gameplay is addicting! Love it!

loved it. Only downside was the screen size 

An exploding apartment full of GOODIES for MOMMIE!

What did you use to make this game?

This was made in Game Maker Studio 1 :)

That was amazing.  I got obsessed until I got a perfect score...almost want to make a guide to help others lol


...still don't know what goes in the closet though???

Nothing, actually!
It's a place that accepts all items for a better score, but you can't get a perfect one. 

I'm very happy you liked it and played to completion :D Congrats!

My wife doesn't check my closet so I can get away with hiding stuff there!

...although I spend way longer than 3 minutes and I never get a perfect score  :(

Great lil game ^-^. Thanks for making it. Really enjoyed it. Just got a B, and I gotta stop now before I waste all day trying to get an A, haha. 

It's only ok to stop playing if you're actually cleaning your real life room. ;)
Thanks for enjoying it! I'm happy people like this :D

Finally got 100%! Neat game and cute pixel art!

Thank you! :D
And congrats for being a good son. 

The whole scenario was sooo reliable, and I'm happy to see that you were able to create a fun, time-based puzzle game about that! :D Neverever was tidying up more fun to me. ;> The pixel art is gorgeous and in some way I always thought that all the hidden stuff was my own fault, because I'm a quite messy person in real life as well, haha! It made me super happy to see that your game got the 13th place in the Ludum Dare 37. :) Happily I wrote a short article about your entry and also uploaded a gameplay video of it. <3 I hope that you might participate in the next Ludum Dare as well, because I can't wait to see new stuff of you. :)

Best wishes,
Sebastian

Thanks a lot for this excited feedback! :D
I'm really looking forward to the next Ludum Dare, I hope I make something cool - I will definitely participate. :)

Yaaaas, I'm super glad to hear that and will definitely watch out for your entry! :D

I couln't figure out why there weren't enough places to  put everything. I went to youtube and looked up a guide to see if I was doing something wrong. There was a trash can in the hallway...... I spent 36 minutes trying to figure out how to beat this without knowing there were two trash cans haha. I still however loved the time I spent playing this fun little game. :)

Hah, sorry I was a jerk by hiding this trash can. :) 
You're expected to notice it when you have your first game over - or at least be curious enough to check the hallway after you've seen your mom come from there once

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"Tissue" doesn't go into the bed... How so ? It's precisely where it's supposed to be ! or more like "under the bed" ;)

Eheheh it was initially supposed to go there, along with the magazine. ;) 
But it made the game too easy. I guess mom would disregard you trying to hide your "books", but not the gross sticky tissues :D

Haha I got really caught in the game ! Really fun !

I never could find the rag for cleaning the stains. This was way to close to real life

Any piece of clothing or tissue will do... :)

ARGH! well that improved my score a lot.

Awesome game! I don't know where to put:

•The Half-empty Pizza Box

•The unpaid bill

•Some Raging Lotus Takeout


Welp... I had fun :D

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I'm gonna guess, from memory... 
Trash
Desk
... fridge?

But I might be wrong? Otherwise, trash is almost always a valid answer, if you have some room!

Thanks for your comment. <3

Will there ever be a big update?

Not likely, I'm sorry!
That was a fun game I'm very proud of, but it was a one time weekend thing and I've got too much work to do to go back to this :(

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FINALLY GOT AN A+! It took so long but I did it ;u;

Congrats! Bet your mom is super proud of you :D

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Just got an A! LOVE the concept and the gameplay, good job!

I disagree with what goes where to some degree, but this was still a fun game and a hilarious experience ^^

I made a let's play as well. Hope it helps give this game some attention!

Ahah, some item placement is a bit arbitrary. If it hadn't been a game jam, I'd probably have put more thought to some items, especially food.
As for the clothes not becoming dirty from cleaning stains, well, I didn't have the time, but that was the initial idea.

Anyway, thank you so much for the review! I'm glad you liked it. <3

Oh, also, there's a second "hidden" garbage can, which is why you're having such a hard time with the trash. ;)

What goes in the bed

The sexy magazine, but it can also go in the nightstand, if I remember right.
Technically you don't have to fill certain containers. :)

Amazing.

Thanks! :D

I got 75%!

So... you're saying you disappoint your mom? Boo. :(

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