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

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by sPe - 48 Hour Compo Entry

There are some in-game instructions.

~~ Basically the goal is ~~
Prevent people from being happy by distracting them with "evil" people beacons. But leave them uncertain and insecure, don't make them too sad. When the overall "mood" of the people is in this "uncertain middle area" your evil power will raise. Win the level by filling your power bar. Lose the game by losing all your power.

Unfortunately, even after hours of trying and testing, balancing is still quite off.
Sorry, no non-Windows version for now as there are some "interesting" problems with MyGUI.

Gameplay video:

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suve says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:02pm

Interesting idea. The balance is quite off, to it takes time to get some results. Overall, nice entry.

gameXcore says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:06pm

Interesting idea, but yup, the balance is leaning too far to "ehhh!!"

Dec 24, 2012 @ 8:44pm

music makes this nice. Is there no way to remove a dot? ar r r g. if not, then you hvae to have it perfect. made it to wave 4 in 4:02 minutes.

sPe says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 2:46pm

yep, intentionally no way to remove dots. Mistakes can only be fixed by placing dots with different numbers (1-0) to push or pull "people". However it's quite difficult to distinguish between the different frequencies by looking at the pulsating waves.

caranha says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 4:29pm

Very interesting and different idea, but it felt a bit hard to play.

I passed the first level by "pushing" people away when they got stuck near my beacons, and then making them sad again (so evil!), which replenished my power bar.

On level two, though, this trick didn't work. I was "teasing" two of the white dots, by my evil bar kept falling.

If you can balance the game a bit more, this looks like an awesome entry in the making!

Thanks for the game!

krutech says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 7:06pm

The mood is there but i simply dont get it =(

galman says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 7:55pm

Really nice idea, I really liked the mood of the game :) But it was a bit too hard I think

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 9:57pm

Quite a weird game. Neat idea, but I can't really get it to go anywhere.

ceronman says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 4:47pm

Very interesting and innovative game! This is really evil!

Norgg says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 1:08am

Interesting, there's a lot of depth here and the soundscape is nice, only got to level 2 just now but will be giving it another go.

pl0xz0rz says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 4:07pm

One of the games on the weid side. The problem s, as yo already know, with balancing.

jmaasing says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 8:43pm

Sorry, I can't rate since I don't have windows.

Neonlare says ...
Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:39pm

Music is nice, but I got a little confused when one dot stopped moving entirely when it turned black, and yet the other kept moving away from my beacons.

jfroco says ...
Dec 29, 2012 @ 1:36am

Interesting, but a little too hard. Liked the music.

Rialgar says ...
Jan 2, 2013 @ 2:13pm

great idea, but very difficult to play.

the difference between people and beacons is very small, maybe make beacons circles, or a different color.

I had no idea which range of mood is the "uncertain" one, so I could not aim for it well, maybe mark the optimum with a line in the graphic.

Just a story idea: let the "evil beacons" be propaganda speakers - "make people follow your evil scheme but don't become to obvious"

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