Hide The Baby by Nick Weihs

made by Nick Weihs for LD28 (COMPO)
In 1979 China introduced a one child policy. Families that have more than one child are forced to pay devastating fines.

You are a single mom in Shanghai who has recently had a second child. Somehow you managed to keep it a secret from the authorities.

However, your neighbors have been complaining about the sounds of crying in the night...


Coolness 65% 3
Overall 4.00 19
Audio 3.64 47
Fun 3.85 27
Graphics 3.82 122
Humor 4.36 3
Innovation 3.91 43
Mood 3.72 55
Theme 3.79 58


16. Dec 2013 · 14:40 CET
Great music and I like the art. I like how it plays with your expectations :) SPOILER: I wasn't able to figure out any combination to save the baby, is that the message or am I just messing up :P Great job!
Nick Weihs
16. Dec 2013 · 19:08 CET
You can actually save the baby, it's just sort of random which combinations work (I was very very sleep deprived when I came up with some of the combinations)
16. Dec 2013 · 21:36 CET
Innovative, excellent graph and sounds/music, humour, mood... I <3 everything! A fantastic entry, congratulations!
16. Dec 2013 · 22:53 CET
My son and I enjoyed playing this. We finally saved the baby! Yay! The music was nice, not irritating. I like the simplicity of the game. The puzzle aspect kept us coming back for more. Great job!
16. Dec 2013 · 23:11 CET
Really creative use of the theme, very funny. Like many of the others, I couldn't quite find a winning combination, but it was fun nonetheless. Good work!
16. Dec 2013 · 23:31 CET
Fantastic game. Really funny, great use of the theme. Actually managed to pass on my first play and then went back to play a few more times (couldn't find any other combos that work, maybe publish a list or video after the compo is over?)
16. Dec 2013 · 23:31 CET
Hilarious game! I finally managed to disguise my baby.
17. Dec 2013 · 01:32 CET
rofl. fun game. :-)
17. Dec 2013 · 01:33 CET
Funniest game I've played in a long time, we need expansions with more items and funny lines to go with them. Well done
17. Dec 2013 · 01:35 CET
This is the best game I have played so far.
Really excellent attention to detail, I like how when you have multiple hats on they stack very neatly. Very fun and funny, I probably spent at least 8 minutes playing this game.
17. Dec 2013 · 01:36 CET
Is really hard to find a valid combination, I like it, the music and the art are also awesome. I like the way that the game was used as a satire.
I'm also very impressed at the thought that this was done by only one person in 48 hours, very good job!
17. Dec 2013 · 01:39 CET
17. Dec 2013 · 01:39 CET
Haha! Good job
17. Dec 2013 · 06:30 CET
Many laffs were had. Good work.
17. Dec 2013 · 06:34 CET
Very creative interpretation of the theme! Totally hilarious, too. AND the music is good! Good stuff!
17. Dec 2013 · 21:24 CET
really funny game liked the idea well done
18. Dec 2013 · 02:22 CET
That was pretty funny. I liked the take on the theme, and the dressing up part was hilarious. Really nice work!
18. Dec 2013 · 03:37 CET
really nice! i love it! the combinations are hilarious, really had a nice time playing this one. good job!
Kyle Mac
18. Dec 2013 · 04:22 CET
This is spot on. This is one of the funniest games I've played. Good luck.
18. Dec 2013 · 09:48 CET
The one-child policy is one of the most heinous human rights violations of the modern era. It is directly responsible for infanticide, forced abortion, child abandonment, and mandatory sterilizations. Yes, you can use games to talk about these tough issues, but this game just treats them as fodder for Three Stooges-esque slapstick jokes.
18. Dec 2013 · 17:53 CET
Great art I love the graphics. Nice game !
Nick Weihs
19. Dec 2013 · 03:43 CET
I agree with you chardish, I just think that putting something as absurd as the one child policy into an absurd context is an appropriate way to stage things for further discussion.
19. Dec 2013 · 05:31 CET
VERY good. rather short, but great. It would be great to see a number indicating how many good endings you can get.

the cartonish style is great
Dr. Mo
20. Dec 2013 · 04:32 CET
Hmmmmmmmmmm .............
23. Dec 2013 · 17:20 CET
It's amazing you implemented the theme with that one-child policy. And disguising it was pretty fun.
Some absurd disguises were really funny when the inspector came- "As you can see this is not a baby, it's clearly written on it's forehead" I died laughing at that part xD
Did manage to get one right combination and saved the family. All in all, a pretty promising entry.
03. Jan 2014 · 23:08 CET
Ahah, didn't find the winning combinaison, but got a laugh.