Ludum Dare 45: You Lose. Good Day, Sir.

“You Lose. Good Day, Sir.” by Meredith Chen, SheldonZS, Henna Ahvenniemi, Weeping Jester, Jarkko Ahvenniemi, Keladry & Gryphon_Man.

“You start with [nothing]. Plus your Scrabble-solving mind. And an angry armadillo. How many words can you make? Will any of them be the right ones?”

When you start this game, you will face an angry armadillo. It’s very certain that the animal dislikes you to the core. Why? That’s for you to find out, I won’t spoil the pretty weird storyline, that could be described as a “Black Mirror” parody or homage. But what I will do is to tell you about the neat gameplay of “You Lose. Good Day, Sir.”: In the conversation with the armored xenarthran you can collect the yellow words. These get split into their single letters, so you can use them in a Scrabble-like manner. For each scene of the plot, you then have to find one special word, made out of your letters, to progress.

The puzzle design is a bit vague at some points, but the armadillo will give you subtle hints in your little chat. And even when you choose a wrong word, the response will sometimes be hilarious! It’s amazing how many different possibilities the makers of “You Lose. Good Day, Sir.” had in their mind while making this game in only three days. So if you love word puzzle games, make sure to give that one a try! >>PLAY