Grampy Katz in: The Big Date – Game Jam Build

Grampy Katz

Grampy Katz in: The Big Date, a short but sweet point and click made for the Ludum Dare 36, has you attempting to tidy up your house and set the mood for a date that’s coming in just 2 minutes time!

You are Grampy Katz and tonight someone is coming over for a date.  But there is quite a bit to do before your date gets here, so you must prepare! At first, Grampy Katz tells you what he needs to do – get dressed and clean the house. However, you must figure out all of the little tasks involved in cleaning the house and getting ready for the date.

There are quite a few obvious things that need to be fixed – make your bed, water you dying plant, get rid of the junk mail… but there is a lot to do before your date arrives. A timer in the corner of the screen will tick down, showing you how much time you have left. She will notice anything you forget to do, so make sure you try your hardest to make the date perfect. If the date is less than perfect, then she will point out each thing that went wrong.

It’s a surprisingly tricky game as you attempt to time all your actions perfectly to create the optimal atmosphere.  We’d love to see it expanded on in the future as it’s a charming game with a fun sense of humor and some fantastic artwork.  Maybe Grampy will get laid next time!

Note: The build we played (Windows Download) seemed to crash after we finally managed to create the perfect atmosphere, but bugs are to be expected as it was created in such a short time.

Play Grampy Katz in: The Big Date Here (Win, Mac & Browser)