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

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Villain on a train

by pinion - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first ever Ludum Dare entry!


Randomised train mischief simulator.

You are a villain on a train, causing mischief! Try to decide what action will be most villainous or otherwise useful as you explore the cars. When you are done (visited all cars) you will be awarded a title depending on your performance. Good luck!

Instructions are available in game, but here there are too:

Use LEFT and RIGHT to pick a train car, then ENTER to go in and take an action. Train cars are random each game and the length of the train can vary.

Your goal is to increase your Villain Points (VP) whilst not getting busted by keeping a low profile (ALERT < 100), not dying by keep healthy (HP > 0)and maybe get rich trying (GP)! Clearing all cars will end the game and give you a rating.

Made in flash with flixel
Voiced by my wife

email :


Code:FlashDevelop, actionscript3, flixel
Audio: musagi, windows sound recorder,, audacity

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pinion says ...
Dec 16, 2012 @ 3:51pm

Whoops, no description of the gameplay. Here the instructions from in the game:

You are a villain on a train.
Use LEFT and RIGHT to pick a train car, then ENTER to go in to take action.

Your goal is to increase your Villain Points (VP), whilst not getting busted by keeping a low profile (ALERT < 100),not dying by keeping healthy (HP > 0)and maybe get rich trying (GP)!

There are a range of titles/ratings depending on your VP and GP.

jurnacsr says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:24am

Entertaining! You should make that intro music loop, maybe at a lower volume, while someone plays. The intro music was cool!

jurnacsr says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:27am

By the way, I am Very Handsome, thank you very much.

CMaster says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:59pm

Hey, that was a pretty fun 2 minutes. Nice work.

01010111 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:37pm

The sound effects! My sides! Great work :D

wzl says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:20am

Cute game :D

I wrote a little review on it, you can check it on

If you have a twitter account, or someplace else you want to me to link, let me know and i'll add it in there too :)

pinion says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:25pm

Thanks everyone.

@wzl, your review describes pretty much exactly what I was going for! I don't have a twitter or anything though.

Now, off to rate other games.

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:32pm

Liked it. very basic but fun! I robbed the puppy :D

HeXoT says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:35pm

Little story and cute graphics. I loved it.

loren says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:37pm

So fun :) It's always good to be handsome. Nice job :)

delpes says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:37pm

Aww sweet game :) Loved the sounds! But it seems i'm not a good villain :D

pighead10 says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:38pm

Funny, cute and fun. Awesome ending sound effect.

Starspell says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:40pm

What an interesting game. It's small but nice to play and kinda fun. That music at the beginning is really loud and very out of place. However the recorded choo-choo-choos were really lovely.

The gameplay was very nice but it would have been nice to have had a bigger end to look forwards to.

Not a bad game at all.

zazery says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:42pm

I enjoyed playing it. The choices were intuitive enough to figure out what would happen to your stats.

TheCze says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:45pm

Loved the sounds :)

recursor says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:45pm

Your "choo-choo" sounds really made me laugh. This was charming and and unexpectedly fun.

pinion says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:49pm

My wife provided the sounds. The sound when you win is her impression of the World of Warcraft undead female doing the /train emote. Her favourite sound effect ever.

aeveis says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:50pm

pretty funny!
I would've like more scenarios for each car was it random? Maybe if they were all different, and different things happened if you did certain cars in order... There is a also no indication of close you are to getting caught (is it just 100?) Overall very nice!

PapyGaragos says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:55pm

Ok... now I have a stupid smile on my face

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:57pm

The concept is actually pretty good. I played it twice. I also liked the funny sound effects of 'sh sh sh' and 'choo choo'. The chocolate coins were pretty humorous as well.

dcolgan says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:58pm

Really liked the sound of the intro music. Also, fun little game. There wasn't really any strategy, just random messages, but still entertaining. Well done for your first Ludum Dare ever! I hope you join the fun again.

Also, I lol'd at the homemade sound effects.

jerombd says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:58pm

Simple, short too but afterall it's fun and really welldone; the sound FX (and some situations too) is hilarious!

crashbanito says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:00pm

Pinion, feel free to update your entry page; you are allowed to do that. The graphical style is simple, but engaging in a way. This pretty much plays out like a game of chance, but the humor used throughout provides for a fun little experience. I like it.

StMatn says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:01pm

Wow, so simplistic appearance, yet so much fun... I found myself restarting until I got "Very very brutish" rating :D Really cool game!

brantkings says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:05pm

Interesting game, funny and different, but feels like it doesn't depends much on the player, I mean, I don't really feel like I'm playing the game, since some results seem kind of random..

Cake&Code says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:07pm

Needs some more content, but the options that are available were interesting and funny! I hope you keep working on it :D

Tobias Wehrum says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:25pm

"Chu-chu! Chugga chugga chugga chugga..."
Haha, so cool.

I like and dislike the choices at the same time. They are funny and interesting, but their randomness and unpredictability renders them mostly moot. It was still enjoyable for a few times. It's a bit hard to say whether I did particularily good or bad at the end of the game.

The art is not pretty, but serves it purpose in a minimalistic way.

All in all, an enjoyable experience. Thanks!

mikemacdee says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:45pm

pretty damn cute.

h.attila says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:40am

One of the funniest games I tried.
The minimalistic presentation is great, too.

vrav says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 3:34am

Enjoyed this game! Very, very cute.

lotusgame says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:44am

Nice theme game, very nice overall game :)
I like the concept that you chose what you are and what "being a violain" means. Thx !

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