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

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TERA - World's Intelligence

by NicePenguins - Jam Entry

Just a short textual game :) !

Striwx (@Striwx) : Graphics, Scenario
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/author/Striwx/

MCD_Artagnan (@MCD_Artagnan) : Dev, Scenario
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/author/anoarith/

Cyril "Lykan" Vincent (soundcloud.com/cyrilvincent) : Music
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/author/Lykan/

Feel free to check our blog http://nicepenguins.tumblr.com/
or our Twitter @Nice_Penguins_

A big thank you to Jubileus and Manchot-Brisefer for translation :) !

Dafont:
http://www.dafont.com/fr/minecraftia.font
http://www.dafont.com/fr/visitor.font
http://www.dafont.com/fr/wendy.font
http://www.dafont.com/fr/silky-wonderland.font
http://www.dafont.com/fr/pixelmix.font

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#60Mood(Jam)3.88
#165Audio(Jam)3.52
#360Humor(Jam)2.47
#387Overall(Jam)3.22
#423Theme(Jam)3.08
#487Fun(Jam)2.85
#505Innovation(Jam)2.81
#554Graphics(Jam)2.94

Comments

Axebane says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:00pm

Very interesting game. The first time I played i lost after only 2 choices, lol.

Floko says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:03pm

Pretty different! I like decision-making games :)

Almax27 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:52pm

Survived until the 'reprogramming' :( damn you humanity!

Tanser says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:55pm

Simple concept but I like the idea. The music was a bit too loud though.
Good job!

plash says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:02pm

Ooh, all-powerful AI. This music reminds me of old sci-fi.

Nitpicks:

- The text at the top is sometimes hard to read. The backdrop should be less transparent.
- I have to use my mouse to proceed? There should be keyboard controls for something like this.

xandy says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:21pm

cool little philosophical game for a change.

Skywilly says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:29pm

Really cool textual game, with a nice universe to develop ;)

The Lag Pack says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Really cool, not very often i see pure decision making games. The music really set the mood. Great jam entry!

ZNCatlaw says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Loved the feel and mood. Wasn't clear to me that the praise of humanity was required to exist. Kinda wish I could just keep playing through to the end each time and not be affected by humanity's opinion.

Little thing: partially transparent dialogue boxes with stuff behind them make it harder to read, especially when it's a series of white lines.

Snicklodocus says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:57pm

This was really good! I enjoyed the story, art and music. I wish things were a bit more open-ended but I understand time constraints. Good job!

AortaStudios says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:53am

Nice! A game that stands out from the rest (as far as I have seen). Great submission :)

rnlf says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:37am

Yay, Tera made a friend :-)

Cool and different game.

liquidminduk says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:42am

nice decisions, great minimalist graphics.

Ofursnati says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 1:10pm

Short and good. Decisions are always fun. GJ.

Lvyn says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:06am

That's great ! Love it ! :)
The music goes so well with it ^^

Brassawiking says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:22am

Really liked the feeling of being above humanity and not letting yourself be used as a tool. Well done with the mood!

Sep 2, 2014 @ 3:56pm

Cool game, very nice work for such a short time-span. :D
I'd love to see an expanded version.

gladers says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 3:20pm

Played it through a few times to see the different endings. Great game!

eemmbbeerr says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Nice game, but can you die? The comments say you can, but I won for the first try. Great music! Thanks for the Linux build.

NicePenguins says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 7:29pm

Thanks you for all your comments :)

@Plash @ZNCatlaw Agree with the transparent boxes problem.

@eemmbbeerr Yep, there's multiple ways to get a game over :) And i'm glad to see i didn't export the Linux build for nothing :D

invader says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 10:23pm

the music and visuals are really set the mood... I'm like back in 80s ))) Good job!

BTW, the download link says it runs on Linux - is there any way to run Unity Web Player on Linux?

NicePenguins says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 10:29pm

Thank you for your comment !
You have to download it on gamejolt (same download link) for the linux version (scroll down below the web version)

NicePenguins says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 10:30pm

It seems you have to do a little trick for the Unity Web Player working on Linux : http://wiki.unity3d.com/index.php/Running_Unity_Web_Player_on_Linux_using_Pipelight

mcapraro says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 2:18pm

interesting game, congrats on the entry! nice to see some story based games in here. nice graphics

Sep 5, 2014 @ 7:46pm

Great story

goerp says ...
Sep 7, 2014 @ 3:45pm

Great mood and a very nice take on the theme. The graphics were simple but all the more atmospheric and enhanced the sory telling.
Wow.

MunkeeBacon says ...
Sep 7, 2014 @ 4:38pm

Good game! Very solid gameplay, I really like the concept of it. I feel like towards the end the dialog got kind of crappy, but that is totally understandable for a jam game. Nice job!

kristof says ...
Sep 7, 2014 @ 6:38pm

Cool idea. I like the music and mood of the game. Some gameplay mechanic to make it more gamey would have been cool though. Still, good work!

Cake&Code says ...
Sep 9, 2014 @ 5:38am

Really unique game! I enjoyed the choices and, as others have already said, the visual and music were really well done! :)

Sep 9, 2014 @ 1:53pm

Wow very nice! Great atmosphere and interesting story. The writing was very good.

ClownAround says ...
Sep 12, 2014 @ 3:41am

Awesome story. Liked the art style. Nicely done.

ponk says ...
Sep 13, 2014 @ 2:03pm

Great mood and nice characters!

Hypnohustla says ...
Sep 14, 2014 @ 5:00pm

Great music. Reminds me of Deus Ex. But those were some harsh consequences! "Game Over" seems to be looming after every choice. :) Good game nevertheless.

NicePenguins says ...
Sep 14, 2014 @ 8:58pm

Thank you all for your comments !

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