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

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DEATH POLICE 3000

by erebusman - Compo Entry

DEATH POLICE 3000 is a satire based on the current social issues in the USA ... shooting of unarmed civilians by our police force most frequently black males but also homeless and mentally ill men are targeted as well, and combined with the old movie Death Race 2000 where sport was made of killing people.

WARNING: Features blood, killing innocent people including cartoon violence.

Gameplay is very simple; attempt to underprivileged people while avoiding killing privileged people. As long as you don't kill too many privileged people you will probably win! (AKA satirically the game is somewhat rigged like in real life)

There is no way to die; just try to get the most kills you can in 30 seconds.

If I had more time and was able to work more in to the game I would attempt to make a better challenge for the player than just a timer, some threats to avoid; perhaps try to kill people while not being filmed or to try and break iphones and cameras to destroy evidence and such but those were things I did not have time to get in!

The satire comes in at the end depending on if you "win" or "lose" you get slightly different messaging about your actions.

Thanks for playing, I hope you enjoy and please vote and leave feedback!

NOTES/BUGS:
- Made with Unity ; requires a browser that can run Unity web plugin and permission to do so
- QUIT does nothing in web mode
- there is nothing stopping you from running out of bounds of the screen at this time

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#831Graphics2.67
#893Overall2.87
#975Theme3.20
#1024Fun2.47
#1093Innovation2.20
#2217Coolness17%

Comments

mangoorange says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:14am

nICE SATIRE

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Wow. Uh... not sure whether to enjoy this or not. It deserves some props though.

erebusman says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:24pm

Thanks @ OldPeculier ; ultimately I'd like to design something with more nuance and clearer satire in the mechanics of the game play. I was very aware that the mechanics of the game play might feel *very* uncomfortable.. given the material.

FerraWare says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:12pm

Pretty cool! Needs some animations though :P

pancakecity says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:14am

Yours is the first other police shooting-inspired game I've played this Ludum Dare. I found the actual gameplay to be upsetting. But I was touched by the biting, bitter sarcasm of the ending text.

Empyrealhell says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:59am

I'm not here to get into politics, so I won't comment on the nature of the satire, but from a gameplay perspective it was ok. The cop moved a little slow, and at times it felt like the hit boxes on the civilians were too big and made it easy to hit the wrong target. The graphics were good, if a bit rough around the edges, and the sounds did a good job helping set the tone of the game. You hit the mark on mood, for sure, and I can definitely feel the setting you were trying to create. I just wish there was a bit more to the gameplay itself.

sprawl says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:37pm

Well... It gets to the point I guess. But it could use some more subtlety.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:06pm

Hi there. Well done making the political point... Pretty good shooter for a first pass. Good job!

paperweight says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:28pm

There's satire and then there's trying too hard to be satirical. Game works well though!

wademcgillis says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:57pm

Taking a pacifist route tells me I shot too many affluent, white or otherwise people.

Dec 28, 2014 @ 7:46pm

Wellll. I do like the message, and the game itself is solid. Your way of getting the message across however might be a little brute force style. :D Not necessarily bad, but as somebody said before a more subtle approach might have worked better. Anyway it's always cool to see some sociopolitical commentary in LD games!

csanyk says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 1:00am

Nice to see someone else had basically the same idea I did.

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