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

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The Worse of Two Evils

by cptalbertwesker - Jam Entry

The Worse of Two Evils lets you have a bit of a wander around in the shoes of two very 'evil' jobs; the Traffic Warden and the Telemarketer.

Of course these jobs aren't evil, but some people would like to think they are.

Very simple game, just mouse useage. Made in GameMaker Studio, with Paint for graphics and audacity for sound.

I'm aware there's a bug where the first choice is chosen without you being able to read it, unfortunately its 1am and I'm not going to fix it!

Wanted to be part of the competition, unfortunately this is the first LD in a while that isn't part of it.

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surpy says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:15am

In the windows version you can pick a villain. The start was confusing but I figured it out. In the telemarketer I got a bug in the 3rd call I did lie and I was unable to do anything. I think it was a great idea, playing people who have thankless jobs.

iamorim says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:19pm

How can I start the game? I mean, I couldn't choose the villain :(

Catmoo says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:33am

I like what I'd call the Mr Bean style spotlight on the choose your villain screen :D

My favourite of the two jobs is the telemarketer, poor guy nobody seems to like him when I play, is it possible to get little ticks or is he just that bad at his job?

I also loved how different the traffic warden's job was. You've pretty much done two little games in one! Also love your VO as usual :)
Shame that it's a little buggy but it's still completely playable which is awesome!

hirsch says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 8:25pm

I wasn't able to pick a villain (Web version <- I have linux + chromium) But the starting screen looks nice ;)

Dec 20, 2012 @ 8:29pm

web version wont work for me :-/ i can't click on anybody

SimianLogic says ...
Dec 24, 2012 @ 6:45pm

couldn't pick a villain on the web version

Gornova says ...
Jan 4, 2013 @ 10:25pm

nice! everyday villain :D

Sestren says ...
Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:22am

I can't seem to select either of the two villains on the menu.

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