Monochrome by ApoorvaJ

made by ApoorvaJ for LD28 (COMPO)
Monochrome is a short and moody point-and-click story-based experience.

A cold winter night. An old man stands in front of the window, gazing into the horizon. Colors evade him, and so does the light. What is it out there, that he is drawn to?

Click on objects to see their descriptions. Click on the ground to move.


Coolness 60% 3
Overall 3.95 26
Audio 3.88 17
Fun 2.85 507
Graphics 4.09 49
Humor 2.13 546
Innovation 3.12 350
Mood 4.58 1
Theme 3.32 254


15. Dec 2013 · 22:26 CET
My first Ludum Dare game! I hope you guys enjoy it.
16. Dec 2013 · 09:07 CET
..(T_T) this game is soo deep, i like it :)
16. Dec 2013 · 10:30 CET
Poignant, touching, kept me riveted.
16. Dec 2013 · 10:44 CET
Both pretty to see and play!
16. Dec 2013 · 10:50 CET
A very touching work of art, great work.
16. Dec 2013 · 11:12 CET
my favorite game of the compo so far, Its seems complete I don't think you need to add any thing to it

it's really good :)
16. Dec 2013 · 11:15 CET
Interesting. There are two entries called "monochrome". I couldn't figure out what to do aside from clicking on all the objects. It's more an interactive piece of artwork than it is a game, no?
16. Dec 2013 · 11:20 CET
That was simply brilliant. The story, music, graphics, everything is great here. Congrats.
16. Dec 2013 · 11:26 CET
Nice feels.
Awesome. :D
16. Dec 2013 · 11:28 CET
Damn, can't score lower than top marks on Mood, what an emotionally driven story. Well done!
16. Dec 2013 · 11:41 CET
Wasn't fun, I didn't understand what I was supposed to do, got bored after examining objects for around 5 minutes. Really nice mood though, poor old man.
16. Dec 2013 · 11:47 CET
Really great entry. I liked the way you worked with the colors.
16. Dec 2013 · 11:48 CET
The mood and the artwork are great. I'm a bit frustrated by the slow pace, though; it almost feels like the game is lagging and I must admit it didn’t motivate me enough to play to the end.
Dry Tree
16. Dec 2013 · 11:52 CET
good work on the story and pixel art
16. Dec 2013 · 12:07 CET
Wow the thought in the game is great, Touch and deep love the story you got.
16. Dec 2013 · 12:44 CET
Nice one! Simple enough to navigate, touching enough to keep on exploring and the subtle color changes made it more "interaction inviting"
16. Dec 2013 · 13:10 CET
Ohhh! *_*
16. Dec 2013 · 14:56 CET
Nice game Apporva :)
16. Dec 2013 · 18:08 CET
Beautiful! I wanted to keep clicking for more colors !
16. Dec 2013 · 20:40 CET
Damn fine entry. Reminded me of To The Moon in a way.
16. Dec 2013 · 22:12 CET
I love the art work, fits very well. The music fits the scene very well.
16. Dec 2013 · 23:59 CET
It's a great game! I really liked it!
17. Dec 2013 · 00:59 CET
This game is amazing.
17. Dec 2013 · 09:55 CET
Wonderful use of the theme, and the atmosphere/story is perfectly crafted! Great work with this!
17. Dec 2013 · 13:13 CET
The only word that comes to my mind after playing this game is "Beautiful". I love the way you've used the theme with a simple story but still created something that's deep.
18. Dec 2013 · 07:46 CET
Wow, I *love* the mood you set. Stroke of brilliance, draining color from the objects you interact with.
18. Dec 2013 · 10:25 CET
This game was so well-done and moving. My girlfriend cried while playing it, the mood was perfect.
19. Dec 2013 · 07:52 CET
Great entry, one of my favorites
19. Dec 2013 · 14:20 CET
More story than game, but I liked it.
19. Dec 2013 · 21:35 CET
I almost shed a tear! Great art game, both from a graphics perspective but especially from a story perspective. I started playing being absolutely sure of the ending, but the actual resolution took me by surprise. Good job!
21. Dec 2013 · 00:08 CET
I enjoyed both the art and storytelling. Great work.
21. Dec 2013 · 23:50 CET
Unity, eh? From the sound of it, this is a pretty epically cool game that I won't get to play because there isn't a linux build. //(T.T)\\
22. Dec 2013 · 04:07 CET
Awesome presentation. I touched me really. cool game art. nice soundstrack... well written short story. Enjoyed it!
28. Dec 2013 · 05:13 CET
Lovely concept, nice work.
30. Dec 2013 · 13:44 CET
A superb dose of melancholy.
31. Dec 2013 · 16:54 CET
I see it as a very nice and original experiment. I love the speed of the old man
01. Jan 2014 · 15:01 CET
Wow. This is gorgeous. I will play it again later for sure. Congrats. Makes me want to learn Unity ;) What did you use for tilemaps?
01. Jan 2014 · 20:35 CET
Wow, that packed some real emotional punch! Thank you for that pause in my day - moving and haunting, this is a great "game"
Shaun Lebron
07. Jan 2014 · 22:10 CET
this made me cry. the monochrome effect on objects is a really good way to drive the way story and interaction. and that ending..