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Sleep Consultant

by flashkick - Jam Entry

Complete all the jobs to beat the game.

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Canobie says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:32am

"Absolutely brilliant" - Carlos Danger

You can put that one in as a marketing thing.

carlsommer says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:40am

Great adaptation with the theme! (I think this is the only game I've played so far that is not, in some way based around a timer.) Interesting twist on classic RPG fighting mechanics as well.

flashkick says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:58am

@Canobie: I initially wanted the marketing part to have multiple quotes chained together. If I ever make a post Ludum Dare version I'll most likely have it use many different quotes and fit those in somehow as a combo.

@carlsommer: Glad you liked the theme adaptation!

Anachron says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:54am

Overall, this game makes me glad that I do not pay someone to bludgeon me to sleep every night...

LegacyCrono says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:57am

Cool concept. Depending on luck for the skill rerolls is a bit frustrating though... Still, nice job!

Liz England says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:23am

Sleep consultant... I could use one of those!

I really liked this - very clever. Even though my clients are rather ungrateful for killing me if I fail, I found myself trying again and again.

Feffers says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:12pm

Sleepy Sam swayed at me :(. Liked the idea of pummeling someone until they sleep at their request.

Paraknight says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:24pm

Original idea and really fun! Since I'm a bit of a loser though I had to type "statistics.setPopularity(999999999);" in the console and one-hit kill all the clients. :P

shockedfrog says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:40pm

Since the first client causes no damage and there's no penalty for failure, stealing is a bit exploitable and then I powered up insanely and murdered everyone, haha. Never mind the balance though - it's a funny and original idea, great entry overall. :)

nathanhoffer says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:45am

I also liked the theme! Very original!

Pinktreeleaf says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:05am

the whole idea of beating up people to make them sleep is lol. you also seem to have put a lot of thought to game design.

TeamFlare says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:07am

I have been killed by my client! Hilarious game :) Very nice.

Darien says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:32am

Reminds me of classic BBS door games like Caveman Wars and Food Fite. I also echo the complaint about the random skill rerolls rather than a predictable upgrade path, but except for that it's quite good!

ZYXer says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:35am

Really funny background story for a turn-based fighting game. And the game itself is quite addictive. I like it! :D

haxpor says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:37am

Interesting set up of theme, but weird in some ways :)

BadgerPriest says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 3:24am

I guess now I know what it is that sleep consultants do.

FrozenCow says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:36pm

I had a laugh with this one. It's weird at first, but once I got the hang of it, it was quite fun!

ratalaika says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:42pm

good job

awppy says ...
Sep 6, 2013 @ 1:20am

Surprisingly fun game! After getting a hang of the mechanics I absolutely crushed all who opposed, though. It ended sooner than I wanted it to.

Who's up for 28 ATK, 17 Heal, and 48 uses?

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