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The Super Fair Trial Show

by Gabriel - Jam Entry

Super Fair Trial Show is an arena shooter made in 72 hours that features massive procedural generation: arenas, monster behaviors, events and weapons!


The game uses one file external to the exe to handle IA, so this is necessary to have the enemies working - thanks for your understanding! ;)


WASD - Moves
J - Shoots
DOUBLE TAP WASD - dodges / dashes
HOLD J - allows to move around freely while keeping aiming and shooting to the same direction

(These commands are essential to have any chance in the game!)

In a dystopian future, traditional court judgements were considered too boring, and were replaced by a much more interesting system: broadcasted gladiator fights against genetically engineered monsters! You play as a convict trying to make his case by surviving the arena. Every 10 seconds, the audience votes for the introduction of a new rule! How's that for a fair judgement? :D

These last 3 days have been absolutely insane and earlier today we were still unsure if we would at all be able to submit due to bugs. Fortunately these last hours turned out ok, so we think everything is working. We hope you enjoy! Ah, and please let us know in the comments how far you got! :D

Gabriel and J. Pedro
aka Pixel Cows

(FIX: we fixed the game over crash that would keep the player from returning to the main menu, and fixed whatever the problem was with the sounds)

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oajfh says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:11am

There seems to be a glitch when I die. Some white screen with a few optiions on the right and what looks like a procedural labyrinth show up. Will rate this one later, I guess (I'm using Windows 32-bit, 800*600, by the way).

brmassa says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:24am

Man! 2.7mb of fun!

Great visuals, mood and gameplay. The procedural levels give it a long life!

It hit right on my spot.

Gabriel says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:33am

Thank you very much! I think the file size was actually related to the crash. Anyway, fixed it, now the game should be playable as intended! :)

manabreak says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:46am

Absolutely awesome work! The only critique I'd say is that the music goes a bit unnoticed back there, but other than that, really solid. I wouldn't be surpised for this to be the best jam game of all. :)

Crazi456 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:52am

Very fun, great work!

Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:57am

Great job, this is one of the best I've seen on here. Very well polished, good gameplay, great sound. I love the mood of it.

UnixXNova says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:00am

Good game and great idea good work

AtomicVikings says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:10am


LevelUpJordan says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:15am

Wow! This is awesome, feels like one of the more complete games I've seen. If you could take a look at my game I'd really appreciate it!

Shugor says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:41am

This was a fun game! The graphics were nice, and the gameplay was smooth. Overall very well polished.

mcburrobit says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:34am

For some reason just plain crashes with a Buffer overfloe exception in the AdvSound.mfx module on my machine. Looks great, though.

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:36am

I tried to emulate it under Linux Mint 15 64bit using Wine, but it crashed in the first second after start :(

juaxix says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:50am


Gabriel says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:50pm

Thanks for the compliments, guys!

@mcburrobit - I'll look into that, thanks for reporting!
@Rick Hoppmann - Too bad, I'd love if it worked on Linux! I'll see if we can manage to port it somehow. :)

davisan says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:57pm

Amazing! Very polished, nice effects, great controls and replay value!

Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:59pm

Looks beautiful and moody and I love that you've incorporated dodging into this kinda game and... it breaks my heart that my computer crashes every time I try to load the game. Please let me know if you guys are releasing a later version - I'd be delighted to provide you with some details on my machine.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:30pm

Gah. Is there an e-mail address or private messaging system on this site or that you'd prefer me to use to provide system information, Gabriel? I'll keep my eye on this page in case you want to point me towards something...

Gabriel says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:06pm

You mind using the contact form here?

I prefer that than writing my email here to avoid those damned spam bots! :D

Tks once again, btw!

Dry Tree says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:52am

Very impressive for two days work - great job. Unfortunately it crashed 5 seconds into stage two and I had to bring up task manager and end the task.

farmergnome says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:25am

This is fantastic.

Kidney says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:56am

The controls feel extremely polished and the game is pretty damn fun. The 10-second rules theme was neat but I didn't feel added much to the game overall.

Kotstulle says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:04am

one of the best ludum dare games i've played so far :) I like the idea of the tv show, pretty creative! the graphics are awesome, everything looks so clean and finished. great work!

Starspell says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:12pm

I have a feeling that this is because my computer is awful but I have a strange problem: This image is rendered on top of the screen and I can't seem to get rid of it. I also get a bit of text drifting down every so often which reads "text". :D

The game lags a little on my laptop and I've had graphical problem before on this laptop so it is probably my end.

Thanks for the request for the creative mode on 10 Second Happy Rocket. The mode is live now from the game's page. ^^ Thought I'd let you know.

Tifu says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:06pm

Whether I am guilty or not, I will find whoever voted to change my weapon from HUGE EXPLOSIVE SPREAD GUN to pistol, and murder them :|
This is pretty awesome! I love the tweets and random rule changes and such. Good job!

BeardoGames says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:41pm

Wow, you guys have really created something amazing here! The graphics, the gameplay, the humor, and the presentation are all spot-on! I had loads of fun playing it, and it has that unique jam quality of being completely playable on its own, outside the confines of the jam. Plus, SCANLINES! Excellent, excellent work.

Gabriel says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:55pm

Thank you very much, guys! So glad you enjoyed it! The complexity to which we ended up commiting led us to be on an emotional rollercoaster up to the very last hours before the submission, when we were unsure if we would at all be able to submit due to some last resisting bugs! By a miracle things started working correctly just like 2 hours before the deadline, so it's really overwhelming to hear such nice comments about the game. Thank you very much, we are very happy and humbled! :)

whiteravens says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 1:24am

Amazing game! Great job!

hbocao says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 3:33am

This is a great entry, guys! Incredible art and gameplay. Gotta love the particles. The music was kinda off to me and I was going to complain about the controls, then I reread the instructions and felt like idiot. I pressed J to shoot every time. I didn't hold it. hahahaha

PS. Quando vi "Aff, tudo em ingreis essa merda...", rachei o bico. Parabéns, caras ;)

ratalaika says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:01pm

good job

Venturelli says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:32pm

Wow, I simply love the style and feel of this. Really amazing work for such a short time. Love the music and the random tweets that pop up! However, I don't know if it was just on my PC or something, but the AI seemed to be a bit broken. They would just be standind idle or facing the walls while I shot them to bits. That kinda ruined what seems like a potentially amazing game for me.

Aug 31, 2013 @ 6:48pm

Amazing visuals, top marks for mood, fun and gameplay!
You rock

Venturelli says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:52pm

Ran the game as administrator and the AI worked fine! Even though the difficulty curve is a little crazy, this is the most playable game I've had the pleasure to try at this LD. Really cool mood, really cool take on classic mechanics, and great use of the 10-seconds theme! Great job!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 4:52am

really awesome game -- nice graphics -- great job

Antidote says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 5:19pm

Great game ^^ Love the art, and the humor, the twitter comments on the screen were an awesome touch! Made a little video while playing :) check it out

blackotus says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 7:47pm

This is awesome!

I really like the presentation. The way the game starts, changing TV channels, is both good looking and does a good job of introducing the game's concept.

The graphics are really pretty and the gameplay is smooth. The dodge function is specially cool :)

The twitter calls during the game are great too, and add to the presentation!

I also like how the gameplay keeps changing, how there's a lot of variety to the weapons and to the monster design.

All in all, a great game! Congratulations!

murilo says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 12:28am

Now if there's any super fair trial in LD then your game's gonna win the jam or something! Great job guys!

Foxtacy says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 1:18am

Really good survival! :D

Ithildin says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 5:43pm

Brilliant entry. The idea and the story cleverly fit the theme. Procedural generation makes it very replayable, and graphics are great.

Just to be picky, the WASD controls are a bit glitchy. Other than this, one of the best entries this edition.

And LOL at the "spectators" comments.

douglasv says ...
Sep 7, 2013 @ 5:59pm

Dude, that's some seriously great presentation. The tweet-like comments were awesome.

netmute says ...
Sep 12, 2013 @ 3:08pm

I would love to play this, but I'm on a Mac. Sorry :(

Sep 15, 2013 @ 1:26am

very nice game and well polished, the lighting effect is cool

FrederickK says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 4:46am

Simple idea but very well executed!
The weapons are fun, the commentary is funny and the music is great!
Awesome job guys! :)

There were some small tecnical problems, it says it doesn't have the SFX folder and will run without the sound, but the folder is there and the sound seems normal.
When I tried to close the game it crashed, even executing with admin.

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