Adultlike – Game Jam Build

Adultlike, a tricky roguelike made for the 7DRL, sees you making your way around a year long calendar, attempting to balance your adult life in the best way you can.

You are an adult. As such, there are various responsibilities and nice things that happen each and every month. Each month is shown day by day around you, and each day has a different action on it. Your goal is to get to the end of the month, however, you will have to make your way through various days with events on them to suceed.

Some of these events – the majority in fact – aren’t good. They are things like not having groceries, spending all night thinking about life, and paying bills. All of these negative things take away from your strength bar. If your strength bar reaches zero, the game will end and you will need to attempt being an adult again. There are some positives each month like eating pizza, going to a concert, and getting some exercise. These good things will give you more strength and keep you going.

There are also a sidebar of three different power-up commands that can really help you further. One opens up a vertical line of days you can then use you can use to traverse gaps in the month. Another allows you to jump a few squares in a direction you select, while the last has you ignore the effect of the very next tile you stand on.

Being an adult isn’t easy – neither is Adultlike. It takes some practice and a lot of planning before you are able to get through much of the month. But once you get to grips with it you’ll be on your way to becoming a successful adult!

Play Adultlike Here (Browser)