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

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The Jackal

by jesterswilde - Jam Entry

You are the Jackal
Return the refugees to the extraction zone
Do not be seen

Made by Ryan V Sand and Corey Wolff


Space bar to open houses (red ones only)

Left-Click to get refugees to follow

Right-Click to get refugees to stay

Left-Click and hold to get a few refugees to follow

E to scatter the refugees if you get stuck

Return to the extraction zone with the refugees.

You are The Jackal.

Extract the refugees

Do not get seen

Return them to the extraction zone (where you began.)

Note: The connected world theme didn't make it through as much as we would have liked due to time constraints. The starting area (the extraction zone) was supposed to look drastically different than the area where the refugees are. The refugee area also didn't get a chance to be bombed out and full of rubble.

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graebor says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:37am

Nice art, interesting concept though I don't really see how it relates to the theme. The descriptive text at the end for those you rescue was a cool idea.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:39am

This game is graphically amazing, but playing through it really feels more like a technical demo than an actual game. I was really curious about the Jackal character (love the model!), but the first time I played I jumped off the bridge in order to be sneaky, and... promptly ran into invisible walls with no way to get back up or restart the game. Then I went off to the houses and was unable to get them to cough up any refugees. This may have been because I was having a really hard time remembering the controls, having seen them only the one time on the starting screen with nowhere to look them up. So, all in all, it's a neat idea, if seemingly unrelated to the theme, with some needed tweaks to the execution.

mrexcessive says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:15pm

Hi there. Difficult game. Love the animations and 'white box' feel.

Aug 27, 2014 @ 9:59pm

Graphically fantastic. First 3d animations I've played in the jams yet, stealth mechanic was great but easy to get stuck in areas. Not sure how it related to the theme.

cstudios says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:11pm

the start button does not work. Maybe its just an another unity bug. did you make it with 4.6b?

nerd burglars says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:19pm

Challenging, Fun, and Artsy :)

Tanser says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 9:52pm

Interesting game , the camera angle is a bit weird :) I like the game :) Nice animations

dancingmad says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 10:03pm

Really a cool game! I think it needs some feedback on the refugees control (couldn't really understand when they where following me or not sometimes). Maybe the most fun I had with a game in this jam!

Cake&Code says ...
Sep 12, 2014 @ 8:42pm

With some more time and polish this could be a hit! Agree with the others, don't see the connection to the theme at all.

Aglavra says ...
Sep 12, 2014 @ 9:11pm

And I can see the connection to a theme: there are refugees who try to move to "another world" and escape their old life... Liked the game, although it definitely needs polishing.

DarkCart says ...
Sep 12, 2014 @ 9:27pm

Nice art, but like others have said, seems more like a tech demo than a real game.

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