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by Custard Games - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Tom is a nice guy. He hates violence, is generally polite, and never breaks any laws. However, has Dissociative Identity Disorder/Multiple Personality Disorder, and has a psychopathic personality trying to take over control of his body. You play this second personality. You can take control of Tom's body for 10 seconds at a time, forcing him to murder random citizens around the street, while trying to evade the police. After that 10 seconds, Tom takes over control again for 5 seconds, dropping any weapon you have with you before fleeing in terror.

WSAD/Arrow keys - Movement
J - Attack (must have a weapon)
K - Open door/Pick up weapon
L - Drop weapon

Tips: Try to hang around areas with many weapons on the ground. Don't attack anyone when there are police around. If a guard does see you kill someone, take him out quick before he alarms more guards.

I was absolutely rushed for time on this one. Didn't come out quite as I hoped, so many features missing. I am glad I managed to release it in a playable state though, so I hope you enjoy!

Check out m my post mortem to find out more about development -

Let me know how it went, I love comments!

Check my website for more details on the development -

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GigaBass says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:20am

This game remembers me of mine, clearly we lacked time and didn't get in half of what we wanted to!
Good effort either way, some weapon variety would be a good addition :)

Infernal says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:48am

Interesting idea. I'm not one for "killing innocent civilians".. enemies, ninjas sure... but not the innocent!

Losing control of your character, especially when being pursued by the police is almost a guaranteed loss :(

some sound to indicate the oncoming personality change might have helped.

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:00pm

Teehee, good take on the theme, curious choice for controls.

nixeldev says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:25pm

Good stuff :) I like the concept and its fun to play. Would also fit the previous Ludum Dare theme 'you are the villain' :)

rincewind_cz says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:05pm

Good idea but the game itself really feels bit unfinished. Also the level-loading is somehow slow.

ENDESGA says ...
Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:31am

cool idea :)


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