Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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The Bushrod Tapes

by carlsommer - Jam Entry

The following game is heavily influenced by C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters. It includes Christian themes suggesting the connected worlds of the spiritual and physical realm I believe in. This is not intended to attack other religions or ideas, however, it is a reflection of my own beliefs.

There is sometimes a pretty noticeable lag before the audio comes in.

Also, this was done entirely as a Dare, however I began having server issues that prevented me from submitting within the Dare submission hour.

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Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:24am

It was kind of interesting. I kind of wish you had put more effort into the game world, though: I can wander offscreen and through buildings, and there doesn't seem to be any integration between the (actually fascinating) story and the (nonexistent) gameplay.

danidre14 says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:29am

It was kind of interesting. I kind of wish you had put more effort into the game world, though: I can wander offscreen and through buildings, and there doesn't seem to be any integration between the (actual) story and the (nonexistent) gameplay.

dook says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:57pm

I'm afraid I have no idea what the point of this game was :/ Was the spiritual world represented by anything in the game? The guy who kept asking me about Jesus seemed a little creepy... stalking me around even after I answered his question :P

RadioLemon says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 12:35am

The art was good, but it was more of a presentation than a game.

Aug 30, 2014 @ 9:05pm

there are no goals, and no reason for the timer, but i like the religious/christian tone, you don't see that much on video games.

Dry Tree says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 8:59pm

I like my games to have (as a minimum) some player participation and meaningful choices, this didn't really do it for me I'm afraid.

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