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

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Who Done it?

by NormalKarl - Compo Entry

Hello I'm Karl Ward, this is my first Ludum Dare. I would have spent more time on it but I only had 20 hours. Anyway this is WHO DONE IT in which you play a role of a detective trying to find the murderer of the mayor. Read how they sound and not what they say. Keep an eye on the feelings of the character. This is randomly generated so different murders each time and different stats each time.

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Ratings

#168Mood3.44
#248Humor3.00
#254Graphics3.58
#331Overall3.42
#416Theme3.70
#515Fun3.12
#563Innovation3.12
#1659Coolness41%

Comments

ilikescifi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Very nice for the short amount of time!

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:16pm

Well done! I really like the graphics!

OctoTeam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:12pm

I like the concept, but I'm really bad at finding the murderer :(

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:13pm

I feel like it's difficult to gauge the reaction of folk from text alone, especially when they share some lines. Otherwise, graphics are nice, perhaps with a bit of animation you'd really have something special here!

pavel_insight says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:14pm

I like your game! It looks like an old classic point-n-click adventure (Laura Bow series). Very good entry. :)

Lokiman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:15pm

Great game for your first time doing LD! :D Love the graphics - so oldschool. Also some of the culprit's answers are hilarious :)

flyingbear says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:19pm

This is neat! Definitely fun to try to figure out who the murderer was (got it on the first try) I would love to play a more fleshed out version of this. And gotta love that stutter-er-er-ing tech!

jrap says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:19am

I love murder mysteries (hell i made one) so this is sooooo my jam

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:35pm

Hi there. Interesting idea. Fun implementation. Some sounds would have bee nice. Liked the art and the questions/answers. Good job!

NoahbroCZ says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:03am

Awesome game, I caught the murderer with A+ rank :) Check my game too: President's bodygurad simulator.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:20pm

nice, I love these types of games :)

Ogniok says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:51pm

Do you have an alibi?
I was programming all day ;)
Game is great and finding a murderer is kinda rewarding :D

jpmit says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:43pm

Well done, good graphics especially. I'm sure you'll come back for more next LD ;)

Domicuc says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:45pm

NICE! also check my project mate x)

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:06am

Really innovative concept! I've tried to puzzle over how a murder mystery might be procedurally generated but never had any great ideas. Good onya for doing something unique!

Kabukky says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 2:33am

Wow, impressive for 10 hours!

hissssssssss says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 1:04am

Congratulations on your first LD!

I found the responses from the suspects odd. A lot of them shared lines, and sometimes I'd ask a question and their answers would make no sense. Sometimes they screamed "LIAR!" for no apparent reason. One guy said he was visiting a friend and when I asked about his alibi he said he was alone at the time.
I think if you cleaned up the responses a bit (there are a few typos too), the game would be improved.

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