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

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by eforen - Compo Entry

[Post Compo Development]
Please Try the post comp version also as I am trying to develop this game more I want to make it a fully fledged game. Currently the hack feature works a bit better and I am going to be adding help and scrolling screen soon. Then I am planning on adding connecting to servers and actually being able to copy files and stuff to get money from missions. It is going to be cool! I may end up changing the interface I would like some feedback on how much the dusty screen and faded corners actually improve the game or would it be better to just have it be a screen of text no silly monitor view?

[Personal Background]
I set out to make a little multiplayer hacking sim.

I got most of the back end in to do it too but I just did not have enough time so I quickly through in a little random hack mechanic for the compo submission. It is in fact running off of the a server and actually playing via it and is server authoritative and saving player data... but that's about it...

Last Compo I did LD29 I bit off way more then I could chew this time though I only bit off a little more.

* The game is largely not finished but I did give it some functionality and so it is playable I need to iron out a couple more bugs though.
* Sorry everyone that I could not do more.
* I did how ever stream every moment of dev to this exact point infact I am streaming as I type this out :D !

{edit} Forgot the code it is at
{edit} I think I have smashed all the bugs!
{edit} Updated path moving game to a subdirectory so that I can work on finishing another version.


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scriptorum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:58am

It's always down to the wire for me. Stuff always gets left out.

sepharoth213 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:08am

I couldn't input a space, so I couldn't get any further than typing in 'hack'.

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:11am

I like the idea behind it and would love to see this fleshed out, but it really doesn't seem implemented at all (unless I'm missing something). Only thing I could do was register and type in hack (spacebar doesn't even work, so I couldn't target IPs).

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:13am

Pretty Cool. but couldn't do anything but hack all

Jaenis says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:16am

Couldn't input space either, as a improvements list of commands and screen scrolling would be nice.
However, nice to see hacking game :)

MrTedders says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:33am

Interesting, but yeah unfortunately I wasn't able to do much more than type hack

eforen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:19am

sepharoth213: I have fix the Spacebar Bug.

eforen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:36am

BlackBulletIV Unfortunately it is really really fleshed out I am planing to try to flesh it out more for ether the Jam or just for fun. (There is a little secret about the current state... Type Secret into the cmd to find out what... Warning it is a huge spoiler!)

eforen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:41am

Evergreen Games: Unfortunately that is all I had time for after programming all the subsystems and stuff given a few more hours I would have had so much more I plan to shift the compo version off to its own directory and then have another version that I work on more. Get the interactions between users and the missions and stuff!

eforen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:45am

Jaenis: Fixed the space input problem. as to the list of commands it is as follows: hack, secret, and ... nothing... I ran out of time...

eforen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:46am

MrTedders: That's all there is... I wish...

fleegle2000 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:57pm

The lack of screen scrolling hampers gameplay, but I like the concept and the online component. I didn't have any luck guessing any passwords, but that's all on me!

thristhart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:24pm

I wanted to like this but the "ur so 1337 pwn the intertubes" stuff grated on me so bad that I gave up to prevent my eyes from becoming stuck rolled backwards.

panda says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:52am

I love the idea, too bad you didn't get to finish!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:56pm

Hi there. Nice user interface, just needs the game really... Hacked an ip and got some money... but I think it was a bit easy to do ;)

okkolobr says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:06am

Damn, wish you could have had the time to finish :(
I like the idea though

freaknarf says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:13am

In the future we'll only use DOS interfaces.

TheMeorch says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 7:23pm

Definitely a cool starting point here. I'm excited to see where this goes! Keep up the good work.

01rafael says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:28am

I was stuck on the registration page :(

XTremEive says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:42pm

I didn't really get it to be honest. Didn't manage to login either... Kind of remind me of... Work.

Chris M says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 4:47pm

Nice interpretation of the theme, the dirt on the screen itself adds a lot to the mood. Compo version I managed to hack some random IPs, post compo version the game hangs after registering (on 'Connecting...'), then resets with without registering the login. Is there a fix?

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:44pm

nice idea

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