Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Behind The Smile Face

by Aomeas - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Gameplay :

Arrow keys or wsad to move,
Espace or enter to validate.

You have to keep your fake smile mask on your face, but it's not that easy. Discussing with this guy isn't good for your nerves. Prevent yourself from swearing while you follow the conversation!

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diemer says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:59am

Really cool idea, and well executed! The dialog lines were pretty great!

furriKira says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:59am

Wow. This is actually quite good!
The lines are also nice.

eldog says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:05am

This is a brilliant interpretation of the theme and a lovely game too.

I think this is how conversation systems should be in RPGs, where you get to become more and more irritated by the person you are talking to.

Really well done, a great little song in the background and some funny dialogue. Played it for 10 minutes.

goerp says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:45pm

I worked on a game about keeping the right expression, but I abandonned it after day one, because I couldn't find a way to make it fun.
You managed to do that, so I applaud you!
Original game mechanic, that combination of arcade and conversation choices.

It's a bit easy, but for a Ludum Dare that's a good thing (we all have another 100 games to play, right?).

JangoBrick says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:46pm

A really great game! I have nothing bad to say about it. The graphics are great, so is the music, and I just love the gameplay.

darkflamejam says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:47pm

Great concept, I know how you feel!

Lucio says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:48pm

Nice visuals, and a great approach of the theme.

Doubstract says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:54pm

Wow, very innovative! I enjoyed it, but it was too easy

TheMorfeus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:20pm

Reaaly hard to control, but a good idea. Not fitting the theme too much though :c

IAmSpencer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:25am

that was a pretty creative idea, well done! :)

KirbiKaka says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:40am

Wow awesome! I definitely love your interpretation of the theme! The whole neuron + dialog thing is a really cool idea :D! It was a little easy though, even if you have a full swear bar you can pick out the good answer. It took me a while to figure out what was going on (at least I hope I know what's going on now) but once I got it, I could enjoy the entertaining lines! Awesome :]

Recon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:35pm

Awesome game good, good graphics, good philosophical interpretation.

fullmontis says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:36pm

The controls are very hard to master, the cursor moves around too fast. The concept is interesting and well executed though.

josefnpat says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:54am

Cool game! I like the game-play, rather original.

zkenshin says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:03pm

Great take on the theme!

tomvert says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:54am

Very interesting concept, matches the theme perfectly. Some advice, the pushing was not very pleasant nor fun, it was ok but it felt not responsive, lacks feedback and fx I guess. Also in the dialog I didn't know who was talking to who, but maybe it's just me. Anyway great job, great idea ! Keep up the good work !

SoupWithBits says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:28am

I like the concept of the brain. I see there was someone else also had a similar interpretation of the theme. Good job

timtipgames says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:42am

I found the dialoge options very amusing and also liked the two layers that you have in the game. One being the well implemented "bump the words" and the other handling the dialog. Well done!

mrfriedfish says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:43am

pretty much I put 5 stars. A good polished 48 hour game. You can continue developing it and put some progression mechanics into it and a little bit more gameplay. the conversations are entertaining though.

rnlf says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Cool idea. The controls are a bit difficult, but I guess that's part of the game ;-)

Nice interpretation of the theme and looks good!

trueyomic says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:05pm

Neat arcade style game with unique dialogue entries. It got pretty tough towards the end!

csanyk says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 3:26am

Unique concept, decent humor. The music was soothing. I think every game should have a swearmeter.

Moosefly says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 2:36pm

Got a tad boring in the end, but I managed to have a nice conversation (even though it ended with a few "F*CK YOU"s :D).

Nice simple visuals and good background track. Well done.


Aomeas says ...
May 23, 2014 @ 10:06am

Thanxs to everyone who played it ! I know it's not that good, but my first LD entry reached the top 100 thanks to you.

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