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

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Operation: Dead Man

by cptalbertwesker - Compo Entry

You are the world's final hope!

... no really, you are.

It would seem as though your best pal, President of the World has gotten into a bit of a pickle, and whilst fooling around with the lesser president's they appear to have begun the launch sequence for some particularly deadly missiles that are aligned all ready to explode the planet!

Sounds exciting and dangerous right?

Well in order to stop it you'll have to go back in time so that you can disable them from your PC.. although you can't go back in time.. so I guess it falls back to the last viable option; Operation: Dead man.

You're going to have to waggle your mouse every minute or so, or you may just bring about the destruction of the planet!


This must be the shortest LD entry I've ever done, unfortunately having to work on Saturday, and being unusually lazy/upset about the theme that won, I didn't actually start on the game until 7am on Sunday, and even so I must have only spent about 5-6 hours straight on it.

Made in Game Maker Studio, using Audacity to record various sounds I can make around my house, and recreating Windows windows with the brilliant GIMP and of course Paint.

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Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:38am

I didn't safe the world, but it was fun. :)

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:22am

heheh, I really enjoyed this! It was tense with that final countdown. Is it possible to save the world?
Also, on the HTML version the countdown goes into minus figures :)

asobitech says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:00am

Love the idea. Take me back to the good old days.
Nice touches with the spam email.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:51am

Hi there. Nice pseudo-desktop, was looking forward to reading the spam emails... shame not openable. Like the sounds and presentation.

danidre14 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:17pm

Umm, it maybe moved too slow for me, but I barely had any gaming experience. Some of my problems were, I could not start the message box, and when I finally did, the take off buttons would not work, or the messages, only the inbox and draft, and from there, I came off after reading the subjects Good job anyways.

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:52pm

Interesting idea, shame you weren't able to work on it longer. I like the idea of exploring the emails/using a virtual "computer". I found the hitboxes for the icons to be kind of weird until I realized I had to click the corners.

Paisley Games says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:41pm

Nice concept. I couldn't get past the dead man's switch though.

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