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

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God Save the Peasant

by Elde - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Play as both the King and a Peasant in a far away land. Experience how their worlds connect by passing laws and joining rebellions.

Make sure to check your "Approval" and "Needs" each turn!

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Zigsfi says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:56am

Clever, original take on the theme! The interface got in the way of the fun a little bit, but the idea is quite cool. The one frustration I have is that the cause-effect is hard to discern sometimes.

TowelKing says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:23am

The connecting of the socio-economic worlds is a great take on the theme. I enjoyed the game, but i wish the resources you are managing were a bit more clear.

DustyStylus says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:29am

Really clean and well presented concept. Would be nice to see a vid of it played 'well'. (i.e., not by me! ;D ) - perhaps a basic walkthrough tutorial?

sftrabbit says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:43am

Interesting idea. As others have said, it's a little unclear what the effects of my actions are. I don't know why I would want to use the "Spy" action - what does it gain me? Nonetheless, I think something pretty interesting could be made out of this.

hoyt hoy says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:10pm

wow. really impressive.
Nice form to use the theme.
I would like some music, more fun thing happy (not comical, just feedbacks) and some more information about how win the game.

But, nothing this topics are vitals, the game is good!

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:22am

It seemed like it was too easy, I could just give a speech to each group every turn as the king, and work until I was hungry as a peasant. I eventually tried to start an uprising just to see what would happen. The interface seemed to get in the way more than help, the transitions are too slow. Also, if you click fast, you can get more than three turns in by clicking on the button while it's fading in. It's a good concept, but it's a little too simple.

FrederickK says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:16am

Great concept. Moderately good execution.
Only thing I thought that needs work was that since you control both the king and the peasant, you ought to keep them working in the others interest.

Also, my first time playing I worked for three days straight to earn money to buy food, but in doing so, forgot to eat.
I'm pretty sure theres something to learn in there somewhere.

Natrium729 says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 12:27am

Good idea for the theme, but I did not really understand what was happening. What all my actions do? Also, I always die from hunger, as I keep buying food without knowing how to eat it :(
A more polished version with more explanations would make a good game.

Sep 7, 2014 @ 8:40pm

Cool concept! I included it in part 20 of my Ludum Dare 30 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look :)

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