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Rock Paper RPG

by Jan Marcano - 48 Hour Compo Entry

=== Hold 'X' to speed up the text. ==
(Some people seem to miss it, so I'll put it over here too)

The game is called 'Rock, Paper, RPG', try it out and tell me what you think about it: @AldianSolkai

The controls are 'Z' and the arrow keys.
Hold 'X' to speed up the text. 'M' to mute.

Basically it's a Rock, Paper, Scissors game with a simple HP and Leveling system. The rules are as follows:
-Normal attacks hit before magic can be cast.
-Blocking an attack allows you to counter back.
-Magic can break through any defenses if not interrupted.

-29/04: Fixed bug where pressing X during the title screen, made the game crash.

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dissonance says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:04am

Nice take on the whole rock, paper, scissors. Good job!

gokuhd says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:25pm

Very simple and fun, great idea!, seems it was a lot of work.

Daid says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:23pm

Damn, the potato got me.

Btw, the game crashes if you press 'X' during the title screen scrolling.

hgouveia says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:28pm

Great game! love it!

vladimirdlc says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:08am

Sympathic game and implementation at first seemed so cinematic to me that I thought that I was watching a dialogue.

CNIAngel says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:46am

I love this. It's rather fun. The graphics are beautiful. The gameplay, simple to learn and hard to master. The audio, fitting. Essentially, this game is excellent.

sittaman says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:30am

Great, very nice implementation of rock, paper and scissors. :)

There's any logic or pattern on the enemy's choices? They always guessed mine :(

Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:36am

I loved it!!!! The ONLY thing I could think to do is make the text scroll faster so it moves along a lil quicker, but it's really a lot of fun and a fantastic twist on Rock Paper Scissors!! Also absolutely love the graphics and game size, retro-glory!

NikolMarg says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:48am

Really minimal and pretty, fitting great to the theme. Loved it! :)

richtx says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:39am

Liked it a lot. Can't offer much feedback since I wouldn't change anything. It meets the theme very well. Good job.

ddionisio says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:43am

Definitely has that minimalistic feel to it. The graphics fit nicely! Would be nice to be able to speed up the text though. Overall I enjoyed playing this game.

metadept says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:45am

Cute little game. Very random, of course, but I liked the monochrome palette and tiny window. I thought the sound effects were a little bit too loud compared to the music. Good job!

Travis Irby says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:22am

Love it :D like I said before, great aesthetic, makes me want to get out my old gameboy. Damn clever potato did me in as well!

Finnegan2100 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:56am

This was fun! Love the sepia tone and the music fit nicely. Managed to beat the pegasus, but the eyeball got me.

Jellycakes says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:32pm

Really cool game, interesting take on an rpg using rock paper scissors. Fit the theme too. Nice little game, the small screen gives it some charm!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:19pm

A wonderfully simple and fast-paced game of R,P,S. While maybe some things could be added, it has a good amount of charm and is executed nicely. A great take on the minimalism theme.

TehSkull says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:02am

Potato cheats. GG.

No but really, the pacing was a little too slow. I get that you're trying to emulate the old consoles, but I don't know. Audio was good, that's for sure.

smilingrob says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:09am

Innovative idea, ha ha.

ilovepixel says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:16am

Nice kind of R.P.S style game. I really liked how it was implemented on an RPG style. Great game!

Evil Cult says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:40am

I liked the spin on Rock, Paper, Scissors but in the end playing this sort of game against a computer just comes down to luck which I wasn't a big fan of. Still, I think this game is pretty charming and I liked the feel of it.

jerombd says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:05am

I love the retro-look (but the font is too thin to fit the rest of the pixel-art)! And imho the text doesn't scroll faster enough.

May 1, 2013 @ 9:41am

Nice twist on usual rock paper scissors! I liked the graphics and minimal looks. The game itself, being a rock paper scissors, is pretty luck based though. And how fun that is is debatable.

EdoMiyamoto says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:30am

Very nice !

Canyon says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:32am

I like the presentation a lot. The tiny window is cool.
It'd be great if you could skip the text animation by tapping any key. It'd be cool to have a two player option too.
Beautiful music. The only part I did not like was waiting for the text (even sped up) to continue on to the next move.

It is a good way to do combat in an RPG and could definitely be used in a larger scale RPG.

Well done.

Dir3kt says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 2:56pm

It's a bit minimalist ;) but the presentation is very good.

This is the game with the smallest window that I rated so far :)

MinionStudios says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 3:02pm

Awesome! This one is fantastic and super simple. But not easy.

JustinMullin says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 12:58am

Love the idea. It gets old kinda fast, but that's the nature of the beast. Very clever, and nice presentation.

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