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

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Shellshock

by madlee - Compo Entry

What I was going for is a semi-retro themed 'hacker' puzzle game. I didn't get as far into level design as I'd hoped, but I got enough of the mechanics in that I think the idea comes across. The game is quite short, but I'm happy with look/feel of it and will probably continue to work on it. Hope you enjoy!

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Ratings

Coolness66%
#26Innovation4.24
#35Overall3.96
#76Theme4.20
#93Mood3.63
#96Graphics3.98
#166Fun3.57
#326Audio3.09
#478Humor2.59

Comments

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:31am

Hi!
Really well made! Its awesome how everything flow just fine, so easy to get.

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:34am

Very interesting idea. I don't think people who are not programmers or system administrators can understand this game, but personally I enjoy it.

OpenGL says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:25am

Very good idea with nice graphics!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:31am

I really loved this! It's very creative and fits with the theme in a cool way.

BKGH says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:45am

Love the idea!

Pinpickle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:57am

This is a neat idea, though the theme isn't extremely prevalent. I see what you mean about it being short, but it looks like there is a solid framework there, everything is smooth and shiny and makes sense!

jrap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:59am

I LOVE this aesthetic. I'm a bit hungover to figure out any puzzles so I'll come back in a little bit and report back on gameplay, but for now I just want screenshots from this as my wallpaper.

ben_pxlplz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:24am

Haha, this is hilarious! Too much like real life. I love it!

MrSun says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:26am

Really cool idea. I'd never have thought to make system administration into a puzzle game

merrak says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:32am

Great idea!

eforen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:41am

I liked it it was very cute also my friend was losing her shit while I played so consider my votes 2 times ;)

Tater_hater says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:00am

Good job dude! Really well done.

Lynx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:42am

Superb game my friend! Absolutely inventive idea and great job implementing a beautiful theme with a cohesive flow of graphic work!

dorkster says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:06am

Excellent idea and well made!

MrP123 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:37am

Very nice!

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:37am

This is very nicely done! Even if terminal users might have an advantage I really think this visual representation of commands is super innovative and easy to understand. Super fun concept, one of my favorites, it would have been great to see more levels!

nicotuason says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:41am

I really like this! It's clean, responsive, and beautiful. And thank you for not making me type in the commands manually. Very well designed interface.

madhoe says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:20pm

Wow, really love this. The UI is spectacular, but I wished the text was larger.
It took me a while to get the last one: "The arguments must connect!" didn't make much sense to me at first.
Overall a great puzzle. I'd like to see this expand further!

RedPanda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:39pm

Loved this! Simple, geeky and cool! :D

thopis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:16am

Just love it!

huggabugga says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:28am

Very well executed! It's very polished. I can see this transformed into a game to help people learn the command line or how to navigate a server in a pretty basic way. Nice job!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:41am

Hi there. Like the presentation and idea... partly Hollywood hacker, partly unixbox toy, fun! Some of the constraints (items must be adjacent) were a bit annoying, would prefer commands to be available independent of directory, maybe you earn a path variable later ... apologies if that's already in there somewhere. Good job!

kraln says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:57pm

Wow, I really like this one. Excellent interaction mechanics and fun puzzles.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:46am

Interesting project. I like the mood. Well done ++

Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:27pm

Excellent! A bit too short though.

apiotrw says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:59pm

Really well made. Reminded me a lot of Uplink

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:37am

Great stuff, would love to see this expanded even further.

tMalicet says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:41am

Nice game but quiet hard actually.

wdebowicz says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:59pm

I think we should connect our entries ;-) Check my Theme Hacker!

Krisjet says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:55pm

Interesting puzzle game, really like the idea, and the fact that it's a shell script game you only control with the mouse, paradoxically :D

miotatsu says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 10:17pm

Haha, this entry is cute :)

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