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Werewolf in Space

by free_napalm - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are flying through space with a crew of three. A message from the HQ reveals that one werewolf is on board. You will have to fly past a moon. In a few hours, one of you three will try to kill the others. How are you going to prepare? Who can you trust? Who will be granted to lock himself away, who will be tied up, who will be killed?

In this short game, you decide on the fate of your men. You can never tell who the werewolf is.
9 achievements give Werewolf In Space a extremely high replayability. You might be able to survive with all three men, but are you also able to give the werewolf a feast?

Game is a .jar file.

Thanks for reading and have fun!

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gizmo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:37am

works quite well under linux! i had a good laugh, too. well done! :D

MTO says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:54pm

werewolves in spaaace! I have to say that's an excellent mix of genres

free_napalm says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:01pm

Thanks for playing, and it's good to hear that it works under linux.
I wanted to go for werewolf in a submarine first, turns out there already is a movie about that. I hope the spaceship has a similar mood of isolation.

Axelhein says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:07pm

I really enjoyed this game. It's simple, funny and fits the theme very well. I would have liked if there was a way to tell who the werewolf was, but I guess it's part of the humor.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:16pm

Really liked that one :)

VDOgamez says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:17pm

This was a very silly concept, executed pretty well and minimalistically. The achievements were really what made the game, getting the player to try all sorts of different ways to play. Without that, it isn't much of a game and more of a tying people up and killing them simulator, but the achievement hints give it a bit of a puzzle element.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:19pm

Very nice concept! I wasn't clear what I was supposed to do at first (I just kept hitting space and then wondering why I couldn't avoid the werewolf). Once I realized that I had to move and solve the puzzle first, that helped.

It seems a bit too random for my tastes (is there really a way to beat this every time?), but it's a cool idea.

Ernyz says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:23pm

Didnt like, that the game was based entirely on luck, but everything else was nice :)

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:33pm

As much as I am anti-randomness in games, it's a neat little scenario-exploration thing. I wasn't immediately clear on what was going on, but once I found out I started wanting to try different strategies. I can't say that I felt very engaged on a mechanical level, but I was enjoying myself.

And graphically I enjoy it. I think that would run on a GBC.

free_napalm says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:34pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone. The game does use luck, but you still have to plan ahead if you want to get all the achievements, and it's not a big deal to replay.
It is all about the suspense, and without luck it would be predictable :)

enzo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:48pm

It was a little hard to figure out at first! The controls and the text kind of blend in with each other. after that, it's fun to find all the permutations, though!

garygreen says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:53pm

I thought the way you managed to get across the story and provide a variety of options and endings with such a limited amount of interaction was really clever.

fullmontis says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:11pm

I really like the concept and retro graphics! It's cool to see how elaborate a game can be even with such simple concepts.

Jiggawatt says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:46pm

Eh. Simple and funny, but I'd like it to be more about deductions than guesswork. Some graphics bugs with the text.

netmute says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:25pm

Interesting take on the popular Werewolf game ;)

whitetigle says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:30pm

Just found the window way too small on my huge 4K screen ;)

Salamander3 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:37pm

I really enjoyed this, great simple little game. Good job.

Tyro says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:29pm

The title reminded me of a B-movie. It was short and sweet, and the randomness of the lycanthropy gave it bit of replayability.

badlydrawnrod says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:25pm

Innovative, but the small window made it very difficult to see what was going on.

madballneek says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:39pm

Very cool and fun. You get upvoted for using Java :)

echa says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:43pm

Very nice!

zinfandel says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 5:51am

At first I was auto-losing without doing anything - the whole ship got red. I don't know what that was but when it worked it was awesome :)

free_napalm says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 1:43pm

Auto-losing probably refers to starting the game with Space, thus starting the night without doing anything
If the window is too small for you, try to resize it. I recommend the original size, but the font is still readable in many sizes.
It's nice to see so many people enjoy the cheap setting.

Jellycakes says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 2:02pm

It was a cool concept, but the gameplay was a little dull. But I got the idea. Reminded me of roguelikes. Good job anyway

GingerMess says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 11:57pm

Despite the randomness, there's definitely a game here. Not bad!

Fnkee says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 10:23pm

Took a couple of tries to understand how the game worked, but once I got the hang of it, it was really fun! Can't wait to unlock all the achievements.

dertom says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 9:57pm

Hmm,...I was a bit lost at the beginning, but once you understood the game it turns out to be quite cool!

SnoringFrog says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 6:26am

Fun game, love how simple it is. Actually vaguely reminds me of an idea that's been floating around in my head for a while, and thus is giving me some ideas about how to handle that particular idea.

Figuring out all the achievements was fun, although the last one I got "space looks red" took me a bit to find.

hirsch says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 7:50pm

At first it was somewhat hard to get it, but at the second time it worked well. Sounds are missing, but overall really nice concept :)

shawn42 says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 9:20pm

I love the achievements; they really kept me playing. Unique idea; what to not just build another platformer!

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