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

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Bad Guy Boot Camp

by rustybroomhandle - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Apologies if this entry is a bit gloomy. A thing happened last week that made me not-so-much want to be the villain, but in the light of all the associated rage, I decided to approach it rather from the point of understanding who the villain is.

"This Ludum Dare entry is ham-fisted and lacks subtlety!" - Roger Ebert

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MidgeS says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:14am

Wow, was really screptical when i entered the first room. But this conveys such a dense mood.
How am I supposed to vote on Fun and Humor on such an entry? <.<

Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:25am

Honestly I would be disappointed if "Fun" went anywhere above n/a or 1 star.

NuSan says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:25am

Cool entry, i like the little text appearing when you "kill" !

jsmars says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 1:28pm

Wow, not what I was expecting. Really moody and fits the theme, really makes you think. Good job! I almost don't want to know if the murders are real, sure feels like it.

uuav says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:29pm

hard to vote game, villain ideed...

ParaPup says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:38pm

Hmm? Kill the kids? x.x O.o

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:14pm

That was disturbing in a good way. My hat goes off to you,

Edocentrique says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:15pm

Innovating, an interesting point of view. Sure i don't think it's fun or humorous, but it's something ! (and also something original done in 48h ^^)

Rex Peppers says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:22pm

You marched right up to the theme and punched it in the face.

Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:05pm

@Rex Peppers I think you and I had similar reactions to the theme, but we dealt with it in different ways.

Volpes says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:34pm

Linux download seams down? I get a weird 404 error

poga says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:34pm

Nice mood, nice idea. Good Job :D

Fonserbc says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:40pm

Strong, clear, simple.

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:40pm

I started off wondering what I was meant to do, but I found myself wanting to learn about the character I was playing. Very grim mood, and that last guy had an important message. Also felt there was a certain subtlety about some of the meanings - for instance, the last guy blocking the exit. Nice one! :D

Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:43pm

Volpes, that's because I am an idiot. I had the wrong case in the file name. I fixed it now.

SirJson says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:46pm

Hm it's not an easy interpretation of the theme which you choose for your Game because of the events in the last days. But the Message you want to tell is important!

Wukkopi says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:49am

Well this wasn't that fun to play, but this is very good from educational aspect. Makes one think, why do these things happen all around the world :(

Atomic says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:34pm

Congratulations on having the guts to do this! My first 5 on theme 0 on fun so far.

fishbrain says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 3:25pm

great work!... the detail of the text descriptions really makes an impact.

Cyboot says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:30pm

Well that was really difficult to play and also not easy to rate...

Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:23pm

Dense game.

RHY3756547 says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:28pm

Very powerful game.

Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:56pm

Wow, that's a hard game. The internal conflict of not wanting to push the trigger, not wanting to be a villain... but still that is the only way to "advance" in the game, forcing yourself to explore your inner darkness. I guess that's what you'd call art.

I didn't have the guts to do an entry like this, even though it was my first thought. (I felt bad when adding the children in my game, and those are just pixels on a collision map.) Congratulations for not chickening out!

wally2069 says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 9:07pm

I think this was a really important game to make about real life. As a side note, I think this game also demonstrates why the Humor category should be removed for the Mood category.

pighead10 says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 9:22pm


EatenAlive3 says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 9:26pm

Very powerful. Gave me chills.

crashbanito says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 9:53pm

After reading off the first victim's information, I was just stunned. As simple as this "game" might be, it's one hell of an experience.

jmaasing says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 10:03am

I think we broke the server, it does not respond so I can't download the game.

Eniko says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 3:35pm

The links appear not to be working.

Dec 23, 2012 @ 10:29am

Pretty bad taste, I thought. It's not hard to do an entry like this. If you wanted to make a point you could have done the same in a number of better ways. Still, it's just too on the nose to be interesting or past the "dude, too soon" line, imo.

SamoojaMies says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 11:16am

I like the visual style. A serious game about serious topic. Good job!

Dec 23, 2012 @ 3:39pm

@GeorgeBroussard How is it bad taste? It was not created solely to be controversial, it merely takes one or two aspects of the issue at hand and hilights them.

Yeah it could have been done better, perhaps in a more subtle way, perhaps with a little more "game" added to it, but bad taste? No.

And "too soon" is an invalid argument here. I'm not making light of the matter, just contributing to the discussion.

lekochen says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:27pm

very straightforward and strong

Spiridios says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 7:04pm

I ran into a weird glitch where the mouse kept "escaping" the plugin window when I clicked to fire. I mainly mention this because the first time I shot someone the browser window disappeared and was replaced with another app I had running in the background. I was left sitting there for a moment wondering if that was the intended effect: you shoot someone and everything is gone. Of course it was just a glitch with the Unity plugin but, technical limitations aside, that seemed an interesting way to end the game....

Dec 23, 2012 @ 8:04pm

Spiridos: Yeah, I forgot to make it grab the mouse when in windowed mode. And it definitely should not quit by itself. :)

Dioiminik says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 12:48am

I can't download the File for OSX, neither am I willing to install the unity plugin, sorry :(

Dioiminik says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 12:48am

I can't download the File for OSX (link broken), neither am I willing to install the unity plugin, sorry :(

donmilham says ...
Jan 5, 2013 @ 3:10am

Deep and painful. A depressing journey of self-punishment... Art.

azurenimbus says ...
Jan 6, 2013 @ 9:32pm

Great job, man. I was very surprised coming in. I think you've handled it relatively well.

Beowulf1970 says ...
Jan 8, 2013 @ 2:11pm

powerful and disturbing.

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