Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Zero Sum

by Ted Brown - Jam Entry

Don't miss this exciting, darkly humorous experience where you try to defend the free world with the equivalent of an Atari 2600!


Michael McCarthy: Sound + Music (
Patrick Manhatton: Art + Light (@Macklehatton)
Ted Brown: Code + Design (@Oreganik)

Featuring the vocal talents of Zoe Wilkins

I will be posting links to music and other things at:

Thank you for playing!

Downloads and Links




Tridecimal says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:18am


Ted Brown says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:56am

Post Jam update
- ESC key quits the game
- Fixed ability to use mouse to click buttons (kind of important)
- Added buttons at end of game to retry/vote/exit
- Made an actual icon for the game

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:49am

Really nice game! Love the art and the style ! Well done... Vocals are amazing !

thopis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:57am

The intro is fantastic!

panda says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:02am

OMG, This is so *awesome*! The intro is terrific, and the game is just so slick! Wow.

oranebeast says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:12am

Moving almost

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:40am


Lissaring says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:13pm

Haha, wow, that intro was amazing!

LeReveur says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:04pm

So much art content for a so simple game... :P But with all that awesome sound and 3D stuff, mood is ensured, and, yes, it was a fun experience, so I give you a good note. ;)

sikosis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:33pm

Really nice game. The vocal talent and music were spot on and I really liked the cut-down "Missile Command" gameplay.

Potartz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:49am

That ending makes my cry evertim.

elvaq says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:10am

Great ending. Really nice presentation all the way through. Gameplay could have been deeper but art/audio more than made up for it

Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:55pm

Awesome. Simply too good, can't believe how good this is. You have my respect.

Kardfogú of Creative Sectors, out.

YourNerdyJoe says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Nice game! liked the emergency use only thing at the end

Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:58pm

I liked the analogue between the "game" and the "world". It was a nice/interesting touch.

Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:44pm

I liked this interpretation of the theme! The stand up/sit down element was nice, though it'd have been nice if it was incorporated into the gameplay mechanics somehow instead of just being aesthetic... say you had to shoot down some things only your eyes could spot, or maybe there was a second first-person defense mechanic apart from missiles. Even so, it was nice to see an environment around the Missile Defense monitor, to create a sense of place that was lacking from those old games.

Also, the end was very, very cleverly done. Good work, and bravo on this entry!

sputnik says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:26pm

Nice missile command style!

Shimone says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:19am

Really nice entry. I really liked the intro end the ending!

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