52-Card Pickup 2000
A downloadable parody for Windows, macOS, and Linux
This game pays homage to (my probably rusty memory of) a parody found in the infamous studio chatter of one of the You Don't Know Jack series. I am not affiliated with the makers of that game in any way.
UPDATE: I found the clip I based this all on! Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTBBRcUIEEI at the 1:12:47 mark.
The instructions are found on-screen.
You can, if you want, say aloud things like this while playing:
- "Whoa! There are cards all *over* the place! I'm gonna pick 'em up."
- "There's a five of hearts underneath this table! I'm gonna pick it up."
- "There's a jack of clubs on the sofa! I'm gonna pick it up."
Made solo (code- and sfx-wise) in 48 hours (actually, more like 20, all told) for the Ludum Dare 37 compo (er, jam. Turns out I misread the rules regarding assets for the compo.)
Made with Godot 2.1.1, which I downloaded at the beginning of LD37. I had never tried Godot before. It's not perfect (let me know if you find something that is!) but there are a lot of things that are quite easy to accomplish with it, e.g. sound.
I also used Bfxr, Audacity, and ImageMagick.
The following assets I found here and there with licences that, as I understood, I could use in a non-commercial game:
The tagline quote I took from the Video Games section of http://allthetropes.wikia.com/wiki/Too_Incompetent_to_Operate_a_Blanket
1.0.1: mouse inversion is now optional, and off by default
1.0.2: arrow keys also work, as a fix for non-QWERTY keymaps
Mac users only: unless you have your security settings modified so that apps from unverified developers can run, you'll need to install via the itch.io app otherwise your download will simply give you an error.