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

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Penguin goes to Egypt

by Tondo - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a penguin far away from the South pole. You miss the homeland, but you have no means of going home. The only way, is to become Pharaoh of the land and make the people build a boat for you.

A "befriend people(penguins) to climb to the top of the social hierarchy" game. You do this by shoving fish down people's throats until they like you.

You use the mouse to click on people to give them fish. You can catch fish by clicking the fish button. Some fish do other things.

You win by getting 25 influence. Your influence is based on what you're relationship is with people. If you know someone who has negative influence, you'll also get negative influence, and vice versa. However, you can't befriend someone who has high influence right away, so you'll have to befriend someone who is friends with that person, and go from there.

There's a README with the game which explains how the game works in more detail. The game is a bit confusing, and I didn't have time to add a tutorial. Sorry about that.

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Comments

uprightpath says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:32pm

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Sogomn says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:41pm

What the heck did I just play :D
I don't get how to gain influence tho. I gave him fish and he didnt like it... Very fun concept but a bit more content would have been cool.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:12am

This looks a lot more complex than I bargained for. With a little more polish and a tutorial this could be an interesting design (but you knew that). But I can sense a good amount of design went into this and acknowledge that in my rating. Looking forward to a newer version!

Endurion says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 10:29am

Interesting concept, unfortunately a bit unfinished.

That's quite annoying with the fish, since their result differs really.

I don't really grasp the connections between persons. I basically down-fluence the high penguins and do the inverse for the lower ones.

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