December 13th-16th 2013 :: Theme: You Only Get One

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Red Christmas

by Nichii - Jam Entry

This game is heavily story-based. Hardcore action gamers are advised.

This is our first completed Ludum Dare game, and I am pretty inexperienced in game making. If I make any mistakes, please tell me in constructive manner, thank you :)

Why does this game suits the LD#28 theme?
You only get one shot... to save one life...

You were on your way to buy your last Christmas Gift to your daughter who is ill. Your daughter requires a surgery which is too expensive for you to afford. Suddenly, your desperate wife calls you stating that she had stolen diamonds from a gang group. You have only one shot in your gun to shoot down the man who is trying to assasinate your wife. Will you succeed or will fate play its part in this undermining situation?

I am very sorry for not being able to port over to Mac OS/X as I do not have it myself and I have work on the day.

Downloads and Links




SonnyBone says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:52am

Great story-driven experience! You used the theme very similarly to me but with a much more serious approach. Shooting that guy with a quick reflex is tricky but extremely satisfying when you pull it off.

Good job!

Nichii says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:19am

Thanks SonnyBone, I will play and rate your game as a way to say thank you for playing ;)

KumoKairo says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:48pm

Great story..!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:51pm

Good story, good job ! ;)

PaperBlurt says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:06pm

Sniper Santa?
I adore X-mas and Sniper games, so this is the best present this year!

Capitals says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:59pm

The story is great.

GBolt says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:17pm

I'm so moved.

sprawl says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:21pm

Great story and presentation.
Congrats on making this. I really enjoyed it.

Nichii says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:37pm

Thanks guys... I will play each of you guy's games :D

Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:51pm

Nice delivery. A little bit too short gameplay-wise, but it was a good experience. Ending text could have been just a little bit shorter. Not much, just a little bit :)

XmmmX says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:03pm

Great story! This game creates a very intensive mood. Good Job! :)

Nichii says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:03pm

Yeah... I guess I just babbled too much at the ending XD
But somehow, it suits the timing of the music though...

Nichii says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:21pm

I am very sorry to announce that I can't port over to Mac OS X as I don't have one myself. I will try to find a way for it, but as I have work on the day, I can't do much for now, so very sorry for Mac OS X users :(

Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:08pm

[This comment is not about this game, but I couldn't find how to PM] @Nichii nooo it's only my fault for not explaining it clearly. If I had more time I could have made a better tutorial, but this is the challange of the Ludum Dare and it was my first one, so you are not an idiot but I failed at a clear tutorial! I would be glad if you kept trying and solved the mechanics, once you do, it's a great pride to score hits! Thanks for the nice comments!

Striggen says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:40pm

Made me feel racist because all the white people looked the same... GREAT GAME!

MrTedders says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:04pm

Holy shit dude that was intense and satisfying. well done!

Nichii says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:46am

Hey guys, someone else has made a gameplay video of my game! Please check it out here (if you have played the game or have no intention of playing it because it contains *spoiler*) and support him as well!

lilinx says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:07pm

What I like in this game is the way the first dialog + music give some "flesh" to the very simple shooting scene that comes afterwards.

Shigor says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:22pm

It's not much of a game (even if I had to use about five retries :D), but congratulation on managing to make a strong story and great mood. I'd maybe cut some of the texts in the end as the epilogue sequence was too long and it needlessly took few percent of the emotional response I had.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:02pm

Even though there isn't much gameplay per se, that simple moment is quite intense. Great audio choices, and nice visuals. Story is emotional but the ending part gets a little too long, to me at least. Great job!

Nichii says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:10pm

Thanks for your comment. I will make a better story (especially with the ending) on my next game! ;)

Ras Lyon says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:35pm

Aww man... What a terribly sad scenario... It's a really solid experience for what it is. But, man it's sad.

Nichii says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 3:02pm

If you guys love the soundtrack, I have uploaded a full video of all the soundtracks used in this game. Check out the link above!

davisan says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:00pm

Great story!

Nichii says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:33pm

People over at DGreat gaming community made a trailer for this game. Check it out and support them if you liked the game! Thanks for playing! :D

marccspro says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 11:18pm

Nice story :)

atombrot says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 11:43pm

You don't see many heavy story driven games in ludum dare. The combination with the observation and reaction based gameplay is not what I expected first. And the graphics sequences are very vell drawn.

Nichii says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 1:49pm

Right after this Ludum Dare result is announced, I think I will be working on my next game, because now I think game development has become my new platform for story-telling XD

But, it won't be as heavy story-driven as this one. Instead, there would be much more gameplay to offer. The game will be called 'Gallica' ;)

Thank you for rating this game, I appreciate each and every of the comments posted here! :D

occash says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 1:55pm

Good story!!! I like it!
But I thought that I hit the target... but I can't win(
Overall - idea is very good!

Moosefly says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:53pm

Interesting experience, but I still prefer my games a bit more interactive. I'm not saying that visual novels and story driven games can't be great (I enjoyed To The Moon immensely for example), but if I'm going to play a game I usually want to play it, not just watch it :P.

Good luck on your future projects

mmickyman says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 5:34pm

First impression : pretty annoying way to read the texts while displaying (cause they appear from the center)

Last impression : a short and emotional story, I was stressed to find the shooter ahah

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