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

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LD scan

by NickMakesGames - Compo Entry

LD-scan is a game about passing people through medical screenings. The game takes place in a world threatened by the deadly 48HJM virus, and the fate of society could be made or broken by one screening.
You make use of the LD-scan, an upgraded CT-scan, to look at the grey-matter of patients and identify malignant traits that make them likely to be sick with 48HJM.

CONTROLS:
Drag the scanning bed with the mouse to see different cross sections of the patient
Click on the upper or lower portions of your clipboard to flip through the pages
Click on speech bubbles to speak with your patient.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#126Humor3.35
#152Theme4.00
#173Innovation3.73
#266Overall3.50
#523Mood2.96
#535Fun3.10
#547Audio2.73
#592Graphics3.03

Comments

taviandir says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:39am

Fun idea! I could probably use a scan myself...

tppr2046 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:48am

Cool!! I think I got the 48HJM virus!!

mahalis says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:02am

This is fantastic and I will never be a doctor

BKGH says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:06am

Very interesting nod to Papers, Please!
I think you should make this into a full game!

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:11am

Interesting game :D love it

Andrea says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:53am

Pretty great game! Do NOT let your patient for 30 minutes under the LD-scan!

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:12am

Impressive for one person to make this game, you should expand and try to work with other people. Your Potential will encrease

frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:23am

haha very fun! :)

doos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:33am

I thought it was interesting, and clever, but I was terrible at it.. Missing something probably.

DavidVisscher says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:39am

Very cool idea!

Suppagumma says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:40am

This game made me feel so stupid, but I liked it anyway.

misto423 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:40am

This was a cool idea. Really unique and fun.

tielbyrd says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:55am

Pleasantly surprised by how polished and complete this was! It's super fun to play. Gets challenging really quick.

P.S. I found the snowman ;D

Rulrite says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:48am

A bit confusing at first, but once I understood what to do, I really enjoyed it. The gradual increase in rules/complexity stopped the game from getting stale, and I liked the relevance to the theme (as well as the relation to Ludum Dare). It's a very well-executed game; congratulations!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:53pm

I remember seeing this in the forums before the dare was over. Good work!

Newt_ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:54pm

Really impressive! I had trouble with getting the scans right, but that's probably just because I'm dumb. :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:56pm

Probably the best game I've played all jam, and not only because of nepotism. I found it pretty simple because I know my Boolean algebra, but it's still challenging. I wish there was more incentive to not just pick a random diagnosis and hope you had a 50/50 chance, though-- the game doesn't have much tension. Good music would probably help here (hint hint), although what audio you do have is appropriately Sim-ish and charming.

bobismijnnaam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:02pm

This is a really complex game, but well thought out, very beautiful and addicting! Also funny, hehe

Mopz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:00pm

The voice acting was great, but I sucked as a doctor.

drnick says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Interesting game, one that I enjoyed for its creativity.

However, I think you got some medical terms mixed up.
I think you have used "symptom" where "signal" should be used (symptom is what the patient feels, signal is something that can be seen or measured) and "prognosis" where "diagnosis" should be used (prognosis is how the disease is expected to progress, or how it has progressed depending on time we are talking about, after diagnosis and usually after treatment if such is available).

I would also have enjoyed the ability to turn off the scanner while I was thinking and then turn it on again.

drnick says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:51pm

Also I'd like to reiterate that I enjoyed your game a lot and played it quite a while.

I feel like the exceptions mechanic wasn't clear enough, clarifying it is another improvement I suggest.

mortus says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:53pm

Pleasant graphics, nice sounds and addictive too. I couldn't close it before I completed all levels, though it got repetitive and boring-ish after first half. Is that what you call addictive? :D

I also loved horrible stories of patients you hold in scanner for too long. How many is there? The only reason I've seen two is because game rules are not very obvious and tutorial mentions shaded and blue areas before you even see what's it all about. So I've read it again and again, trying to understand how to play, and killed two patients while reading. :D

I wish it were more obvious on which part of the body should I look though. I believe they do not match exactly for added difficulty, and some parts, especially chest/arms could be very easily confused for each other. Someone mentioned Papers, Please. That was there with faces too, they didn't exactly match, but first of all, there was a button that could auto-check it for you, it just took a little bit more time; and second, aren't you looking at schematic medical guidelines that should be as easy to read as possible? It makes no sense in this case to make them hard to read.

Anyway, I've had some fun and I believe this game have lots of potential. Great work and good luck!

BretHudson says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:07pm

Challenging and intriguing! Most clever game I've seen so far this jam.

SeriousDeath says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:27am

I GET IT!!! The entire game is resting on a single screen...! Clever..!

Though I am a little rusty on my if P then Q's, I still managed to get a few people treated before sending the world into recession and back to caveman times...

Great work!

Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:05pm

Very well done! Nice humor and weird logic puzzles!
I can't say that I complete got how to do them but - hey at least I can program a little :P

HotBoxGames says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:26pm

Lovely game, fun to play - think you should make this into a full game :p

okkolobr says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 7:40am

Now I have an excuse to get a nurse assistant :)

Nice game, good take on the theme. Liked the first letter :)

Sound is a bit strange, but add to the mood.

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