December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Sinister Simon

by Puffi - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Sinister Simon is a little game where you play as a crook called Simon and help him gather enough money to realize his dream trough some very sinister activities.

I wasn't expecting this theme and had 0 ideas for it when it was revealed, so I decided to do very simple design upon which I could expand if there were time.

The game contains 3 mini-games all of which contribute money towards the goal. Failing to complete a minigame will start the game all over again (NES flashback).

The minigames are:
Bank Robbery - open a vault before cops show up
Hack a Mac - gather sensitive data from a mac for blackmail
Creditcard Fraud - use someone elses' credit card for money

I'm not entirely satisfied with the game, but atleast I got something finished :)

Thank you all for making this event so cool!

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DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:17pm

Nice job. Found the timeout was a little harsh overall for my slow-ass reflexes! :)

Ace says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:21pm

A rather simple game, I liked the mini-games even if they all seemed to lack a bit of content. The game was very easily lost and it felt like there was just not enough content in it really.

Frolacosta says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:36pm

Very nice!

I liked the ending too. I didn't quite understand the bank robbing game and the Mac Hack game was very hard! Overall though, great job!

P.S: I loved the music!

Puffi says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:32pm

Thanks for the comments everyone, always appreciated!

@Frolacosta in the bank robbery game you have to get the right 3 digit combination for the vault to open. Each correct digit has a higher pitch sound than the incorrect ones, so once you have found the higher pitch sound move to the next digit and repeat.

And I agree that I should've increased the time given for the minigames, but thats quite hard to balance without proper user-testing :)

jamesca says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 11:33pm

No mac version, gahh can't play it :-(

h.attila says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:06pm

Good idea, a bit too hard, I think.

rinaka says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 11:13am

Interesting game fitting the theme. The mini-games match the activities well (which isn't always the case) and the bits of humor are nice.

The safe and hack mini-games were too hard for my poor reflexes. That, however, highlights your decision to add a time-independent mini-game that works as an alternative too.

zenmumbler says ...
Jan 3, 2013 @ 1:49pm

I only got the 3 games through luck of their randomness as the timers are insane.

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