Hamletby derdragon - 48 Hour Compo Entry
Get ready to LAMENT!!! It's Hamlet, like you've never seen him before... at least to the best of my knowledge. I had way too much fun making this and of course didn't get anywhere near finishing the whole play. I spent a lot of the last hour or so just adding a silly ending to it, but I guess it's the most complete actual ENDING I've done in an LD game so far.
The game mechanics are pretty hit-or-miss... You basically have to go to where you're expected, and either reply one way or another, or lament bitterly to yourself in the spotlight.
Everything is controlled via the mouse. Click to move, click and hold on actors to interact with them. Your ultimate goal is to be remembered... not necessarily to perform well... so keep that in mind.
I hope you enjoy it for what it is, even if it's not so much a "game" as a "toy".
Can't speak for the functionality of the web version, but I figured I'd toss it up there.
For those of you that do... thanks for trying it out!
Btw... I'm realizing that this may be a bit too confusing, so here's a general walkthrough (as far as what you're EXPECTED to do):
Scene 1 - Just don't go on stage, you're Hamlet... and you're not in this scene
Scene 2 - When Claudius asks why you're upset... just lament to him, when everyone leaves and you have the spotlight, lament to yourself, and when Horatio asks you to watch out for the ghost, reply with Yea
Scene 3 - Stay off stage.
Scene 4 - Revile the ghost when he asks how you feel, then revile Horatio, then lament once more in the spotlight
How you go about getting more notoriety is up to you :)
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