my life in a nutshell
i got a gigantic F
Your mom will be there in three minutes... and your apartment is REALLY dirty!
Clean up before she gets there...!
All interaction are done with arrows and X.
Gamepad should be functional.
Pickup, drop, and store items! And... don't hide stuff randomly, maybe...?
- Improved grading system
- Improved gameplay/balance
- Fixed collision bug (no more getting stuck!)
- HTML5 support
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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my life in a nutshell
i got a gigantic F
love the game but where does the half empty pizza go?
As far as I remember, in the fridge! After all, there's still good pizza in there, can't let it go to waste.
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?
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
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!!!
This mom is picky XD but other than that great game!
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!
This is a really fun game. Love this
Why is mom so picky,im used to this because i know where things are.
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
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?
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???
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!
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!
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. :)
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. :)
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
"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... :)
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
I'm gonna guess, from memory...
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 :(
FINALLY GOT AN A+! It took so long but I did it ;u;
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. :)
I got 75%!
Best game ever!!!
Where do the tissues go?
In the garbage bin!
I forgot to let you hide them under the bed, which would have felt fair. Sorry!
This game is so much fun! I finally got 100% for it. Just wanted say how I appreciate how the music intensifies and then stops at the last five seconds, it really got me.
I'm really, really happy to hear people keep going until they 100% it :D
Thanks a lot. <3
As for the music... it's actually a bug in the HTML5 version, because the engine caps at 59fps ahah
The .exe version caps at 60, and should have the music line up perfectly with the end.
Got a D on second try! :D Genuinely great game! Love everything about it. The idea, the pixel art, the design. It's very challenging but fair. Got almost nothing to critique except the controls feel a bit slippery – but that could also be argued to be on purpose to add to the feeling of panic/pressure!
One of the best LD games I've played!
Let's be fair, the controls being slippery isn't really on purpose ahah. Game jam games aren't great for gettng things like this right. And I can't fix it because the whole game balance is working with these controls :/
A cute lil game. Love the music and the way it looks. Covered it on my channel if you want to check it out!