Yet Another Exhausting Day
A downloadable game for Windows
You are exhausted, but why not sleep?
A 3D crawling platformer about ordinary people’s exhausting lives. Play as an exhausted person, evade comfy pillows, smash photo frames and flower pots, brawl with vacuum cleaners, and do everything you can to fight the drowsiness.
(This game is an update of Lancelot’s Yet Another Exhausted Day from Ludum Dare 39. It is in development, and may change in the future.)
- Sliding on the floor like a fool.
- Trying anything to stay awake.
- Weird and humorous slices of life.
- Create and share your own story.
- Turn: Move cursor.
- Slide: Click & hold, then release.
- Roll: Right click & hold, then drag sidewards.
- Head butt: Hold right button, then release
We need your help to make the game more FUN. ❤
1. Provide feedbacks and advise in QUESTIONNAIRE .
2. Share your ideas with us on Twitter or Facebook.
3. Help translate the game to your mother tongue on Discord.
|Published||73 days ago|
|Author||Candleman Game Studio|
|Tags||3D Platformer, dailylife, realism|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Languages||English, French, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Chinese (Simplified)|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, One button|
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- How long can you stay awake?27 days ago
- Supports Polonais and Français now.31 days ago
- Share your story in Yet Another Exhausting Day V0.3.042 days ago
- Yet Another Exhausting Day looked different in V0.2.255 days ago
- Help translating the game62 days ago
- Yet Another Exhausting Day evovles to V0.2.063 days ago
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love the game! thought it was raging at times but in a good way!
Very interesting, funny and raging game! I really enjoyed the gameplay and the style as well, original and challenging :D
I made a video playing your game:if you want to check, best of luck for the full release, cheers!
Fantastic!!! Yet another exhasuting day
Succint and cool!
You managed the control really well. Have you figured out there are 3 types of sprints? How do you like the visual in this version?
The title clearly says "Yet Another Day Exhausting".
The game itself is pretty neat though! :)
THIS GAME IS REALLY TRICKY AND QUITE FUNNY! 10/10 points :D
This game is fun and gave me a challenge by playing through the levels, which can range from easy to difficult as I got closer to the end. If you like to play a game that challenges you every step of the way, then this is the game for you. 10 / 10!
Thank you for the kind review. Cake Game Lady. We hope the game can be liked by more lady gamers.
It's a good game with its difficulties. That was fun ! ;)
help. can't even press the star button
I'm very sorry to hear that, Leila.
Could you describe more about the situation?
AAAAh okay, I really want to play but I can't! I've installed it and whenever I go to click the start button, nothing happens. I go to click any button with the mouse, and nothing happens. try mashing buttons on my keyboard and nothing happens. I've tried installing and re-installing, installing the second file(?) and it really just won't start the game at all. I know this is game is a WIP but have others had this problem too?
I see. We have received similar reports. But we can't offer any solutions so far. I'll add a message here if we figure it out in the future.
Again I'm very sorry it doesn't work for you right now. : (
Not going to lie this game made me rage so hard i almost smashed my keyboard...5/5
I remember when the first version of this game was out. It was hard, and hasnt gotten any easier. Great work :D
Thanks for trying this game again. Bobbly.
You style actually makes the experience much more relaxed. : )
This game is completely insane in the most wonderful way! It's a pretty action-packed and crazy-paced game for one where the main character is so zonked out!
Wonky physics games are definitely high on my list of favourite genres to play, and this little slice of genius really is no exception. Trying to figure out the best ways to tackle each scenario is great fun, and the aesthetics and layouts are vibrant and really unique.
I'll be keeping a close eye on updates and will dive right back into this in the future for sure. Keep up the great work! =)
Sorry for the late reply, Mikey. Thanks for helping us to see the values we never realized before. Your comments on game design provides a wide horizon of inspirations.
😂 3 FREE INDIE GAMES, 1 VIDEO 😂
Come see what silly free games I've found this week! 😂 I'll showcase 3 games all in 1 video! 😝
Yet Another Exhausting Day - Is the 3rd game in this video and wow... It blew me away! Very good game! Very impressed! Also i now hate all Susans! hahah! :P
I uploaded this like last week, but never found the time to post here. Anyway, had a ton of fun! Really enjoyed every bit of it! Nothing else to add, so I hope you enjoy the video!
Good video wolf.
Thanks for showing the game on your channel. Watching how the game is played really helps us to understand how to improve it. : )
Love the update and the new charactors. It adds a little more personality to the game. Great work so far!
Cool video, Chris. : )
Your wisdom and humor revealed in the video reminds me Mr White's brother in law from Breaking Bad. Haha.
like what you added to this game like the new characters story and enemies very fun and a lot more changeling cant wait for more!!
Hey dragan kill
It's one of the funniest plays I ever seen so far. No commentary makes it even funnier at some points. Fallen the edge; throwing out the energy drink; fainted while the cleaners coming from behind you; they are all out of our expectations.
Well done. Thank you for sharing!
love the new visual style and gameplay! This is such a fun puzzle game!
Life can be exhausting! Time for a power nap!
Thank you for trying this game again. : )
Can I ask why you choose to play Bob over the other 2 stories? I ask this because we are trying to refine level designs. We want to find out if gamers prefer certain kind of levels.
The visuals and wacky animations instantly drew me in to this one. I assume they're physics animations? Regardless, all the character stuff was super goofy and awesome. As for the gameplay, I found it to get too challenging too quickly. It ramps up to avoiding large, moving pillows with only tiny gaps to move in a limited amount of time. The sluggish, imprecise movement (intentional, obviously) made me not want to replay a level too many times. The movement looks great and it's quite funny too, it just doesn't feel great. Anyways, I think this project has a lot of promise as you tune up the gameplay. I made a goofy little video of my time spent with it. Best of luck with development!
Hi Entropy Phi
I really fond of your gentle and cute voice. Adding montage into the video is also a creative way of emphasizing humors and ideas.
Although it's succinct, I did learn quite a few things from your video and narration. Thanks for the patient and explicit description about your play experience. : )
SO MUCH FUN
The pillow bounces up once been hit and stoped hitting. The function is not very well implemented in the game yet. Haha. : )
It takes a lot for me to rage quit a game. And I mean a lot. But it didn't take long with this game. It's exausting...
I love the concept. It's a lot of fun apart from the controls. Even when I figured it out, it was still very awkward to control! Other than that, I can't complain. Great effort and look forward to future versions!
Susan's story includes basic tutorial levels, which might offer tips for better controls. However, we do receive many feedbacks suggesting control frustrations. It's been a small challenge for us to find a good solution. But we are trying to get better controls.
We appreciate your acknowledgment and advises. : )
I played through Susan, and I'm surprised by the changes this game has from the other one. A lot more obstacles than just pilows :D
Hey there! I see a lot of people are having the same problem i am, The game starts perfectly, nothing at all went bad then, when i clicked "Start game" nothing happened! could you please respond and tell me if im doing anything wrong, (and i tried to Xbox controller to see if that would work, and nothing happened and restarting my PC) it looks like a FANTASTIC game and i would love to play it! 👏
so sorry for that problem and thank you so much for your feedback
we will try to find out why this happen and try to fix it.
hiya, i seem to have run into some problem upon starting up the game. when i try to click on the buttons in the opening menu, nothing happens! any troubleshooting for this?
mine is having the same problem. any luck yet?
Im having the same problem! i have even tried my Controller and restarting my pc, nothing worked
oh!thank you so much for feedback this, we just found this phenomenon, it seems not occured in everyone's computer.
we will try to find out what made this happen.
sorry for that problem!
by the way, what the windows version of your computer? i want to check is this related with windows version.
I had a lot of fun playing the game - the silly physics are awesome and the challenge of the game increases with the levels (which is nice). I might think that the level with the line of pots are a bit unfair, but if you watch the video you might see why :)
well i must say this is a pretty fun game only done first couple of levels but its good and i'm sure i will have more fun playing some more as well as getting a bit mad :)
My GOD DOGGING GOSH! (Yes...I did say that) I will say this was a great game! The rage aspect of the game was wonderful to play, even though I raged at Bob 24/7 in my video. Plus there was 3 different people to go through after you finish one of them! That was a nice touch as well for an indie title!
You made us laugh so much.
My apologies for the bug that brings your character back to the beginning room. We've fixed it now.
Thank you for the video. It's so funny. : )
Hey! I really enjoyed playing this game and it had me laughing the entire way through! I thought that some of the levels were a bit difficult, especially the last one I covered, but all in all I still enjoyed it! I made a little video on it to just show you my experience in the game, all though the addition of that new character coming soon did make me wish that I had waited a bit to play the game, however it was still fun nonetheless!
I really admire your careful and strategic play style.
May I ask how do you like the puzzle elements in this game? (Do you think the puzzle solving and the action timing work well in this game? Or is it over complicating the the simple and silly experience?)
I think the game elements work well. I have done some game dev myself and I know how challenging things can be to get just right. Things that I would personally adjust are:
1: The head collision maybe a little to, "grabby". There was a couple times I was close to the pillow but not touching it and it just "sucked" me right to it. Not sure if you have collision spheres or using distance function to calculate the distance between the two but to me feels like a little more leniency could be there.
2: And the level with all the pots lined up in the center and the 2 moving pillows. Maybe a hint after the player hits a maximum try count the game maybe says something like "careful hitting the pots" or something. Just a little "Oh, ok" moment so the player doesn't get to frustrated and quit.
Just small things like that (in my opinion) would make the game a little more fun. And just so I'm clear, I'm in no way bashing this game I had a lot of fun playing it. Just one dev to another on my thoughts.
Thanks for the comment on my post!!
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback in details. It really helped us visualize how the experience takes place. Your suggestions are well received here, they will help us focusing on the fun part rather than making the game too punishing. Thanks. : )
Thanks for sharing your play with us, John.
We try to make the levels more difficult than it looks so players might feel surprised and challenged. But many feedbacks have pointed out the current difficulty curve fluctuates, and the fails lack sense of rewarding.
So we are adjusting level sequences as long as add some new play elements right now. A new update will be available soon in about two week and hopefully the levels will be more rewarding and less punishing. Welcome to try it again.
This game was pretty fun as well as quite difficult later on. I had a great time with this game despite my attempt to being really lazy in this game cuz player is tired so I put myself in this most tired situation as well XD
Hopefully u guys will have a good time =)
Nice job stealing lancelot's fucking ideas you piece of garbage.
Actually, the game lancelot made was a prototype that wasn't meant to be a full game, but his team decided to make it a full game anyways!
Hi Team! I've very much enjoyed this game, as far as feedback goes, I think for some of the earlier missions I got a bit too confused about the different between 'roll' and 'push'. I think maybe the game would benefit from a stage that clearly shows the use for 'push', and then one that clearly shows the use of 'roll' at the beginning. Rather than both commands being given to us at the same time. It seems very simple, but because the controls for this game are so unique, even experienced games might need a twice demonstration.
Thanks for a great game :)
Hi friend : )
Thank you very much for the very practical solution. It helps us looking from a fresh perspective.
Yet Another Exhausting Day is more challenging than I expected when I started playing. Amusing visuals and sounds hide the true struggle of fighting off sleep, barely able to control your own body and make it through your day. For some, this probably hits really close. After playing this, however, I'm glad I don't need sleep...The controls feel a bit clunky at times, especially the rolling around part, but this is an otherwise enjoyable game. Good job, devs.
Thank you so much for pointing out the control problems and how it can overly frustrate players in such details. This really helps us to better evaluate the balance between a sleepy experience and the appropriate difficulty level.
We are very eager to find out what exactly is the game’s uniqueness when compared with so many other interesting games. From your video, i sout of assume for you it’s the crawling action in a platformer style that is refreshing. Is that right? Or could you add a bit more to help us understand?
It's somewhat relieving to hear my feedback was appreciated. I usually feel a bit wary about being negative toward a game in my videos.
The crawling around and having to guide and time the movements was the unique part to me, yes. While I have played some puzzle style games where timing movements was a key feature, the way you implement that in your game feels both new and amusing.
This made me laugh a lot, I wasn't expecting to have so much in common with the character. (Murikami fan, always tired, city job etc).
Really fun concept although I think the roll function and the push/move forward function sharing the same button feels a little off.
Great game and hope it does well for you! :)
Thanks for sharing your play with us Geg.
Your advise on the controls really gives insight.
May I ask what interest you the most from the game, as it is the question we are hopping to find out in this prototype demo.
By the way, Murikami’s books are really famous here in China as well. We are all fans.
You're very welcome, I was happy to test it!
For me the most interesting aspect of the game has to be the simplicity of the concept and the way this translates in your game design. Ragdoll games (like Yet another exhausting day, Human fall flat, Gang beasts, etc) really make you feel like you're engaged with the game, along with creating hilarious poses and situations you can't find with fixed animation.
I hope I explained myself well enough and that it is helpful to you!
isn't this just a rip off of yet another exhausted day???
It’s not, because we are the team who made the LD demo Yet Another Exhausted Day.
We thought “exhausting” is better, so we changed the name. This new prototype aims to help us evaluate how players like some new gameplays we are experimenting.
If you liked the previous demo, we are looking forward to know how you think about this one. : ）
well I did not think this game could get harder but you have done it lol join me on my descent into madness
Hi Rhys Da King
Thanks for sharing your play. It’s so hilarious watching it.
Finding the appropriate difficulty for this game is something that we are still experimenting now. Your video gives very valuable feedback.