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

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Psychologist Simultor 2015

by Moee - Compo Entry

Welcome to Psychologist Simulator 2015 !
by Vincent " Princesse" Swaenepoel
for Ludum Dare 31

Psycologist isn't a funny job. Give you some time to relax and play on your phone. But don't forget your patient !

Press X to reassure your patient.
If you do it too often, she realizes you don't listen to her.
If you forget her, she will become crazy.

Press "Left" and "Right" to play on your phone (the only one screen).

Have fun !

[Pro-tip : Wait a little, your patient need time to narrate her story]

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Ratings

Coolness63%
#35Humor3.81
#152Theme4.00
#152Innovation3.78
#411Mood3.09
#468Fun3.17
#560Overall3.19
#568Graphics3.08
#673Audio2.50

Comments

Ailin says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 7:34pm

Genius :D

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:02pm

Mate.. you are weird person xD but i like concept! You can check my tower defense too x)

Jonapulse says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:06am

It was funny, gave me a laugh.

Once I figured out when to press 'X' there wasn't much more I could find, though.

Natura-Time says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:30pm

Nice idea !
But the game is easy and kinda repetitive once you figured that the ball is always following the same path. :/

Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:30pm

Hmm, I'm not sure I'm so keen on the concept of this game. Working on a little screen is a good way to use the LD theme, and the "um"s and "ahuh"s were good too, but I didn't think the psychology mechanic was particularly well implemented. It seems more like a flat criticism of the field, which while understandable for some people, didn't sit quite right for me. I think some more depth to the mechanics could have helped address this issue though.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:57pm

Neat idea, well done (:

el-pepi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:58pm

Very creative. It's fun for a short while, but gets really repetitive.

AMS says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:02am

This is a strange idea for a game, but I like it too much, nice job!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:11am

Very cynical. It does somehow make you feel like you're in that position, knowing you're being a horrible person, but trying to get a better score all the same. I like.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:24am

Hmmm.... an interesting game concept. I like the graphics, and the mood is well-established. The pose that you chose for the client--reclining, and facing away--is interesting. It's not just the psychologist who is disengaged, but also his patient. He's distracting himself with his phone, and she's distracting herself with the wall... I was tempted at first to read it as a straight condemnation of psychology, but instead it seems like a portrait of disengagement and misattunement in general, which in turn develops disengagement in the player...

A nice little entry. Thank you for the game.

Soron says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:03am

Amusing twist on the theme :). I also like this emerging trend of playing two or more games simultaneously - it's quite satisfying for my hyperactive mind.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:21am

That was pretty clever and funny :D I love how the instructions only speak about the patient, but immediately when you get into the game you see what it is really about. Really good idea!

Louisload says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:17pm

uhum, yaa. sometimes I do "uhum" too much.

reheated says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:26pm

Haha, I thought it was pretty funny. I liked the way the speech bubble changes.

Ithildin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:49pm

The concept was awesome :D
The experience, though, felt a bit bland after a while. Perhaps providing with a third thing to juggle at the same time as keeping track of the reassuring and playing could have added a bit more of depth.

Still, nice job!

farwyler says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:38pm

"Okaaai" :D

lase says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:28am

Hilarious. I immidiately messed up and had to restart, but I like it. Plus, I really enjoy Breakout!

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:30am

Hilarious game! Good job!

stasss says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:18pm

Brilliant! Humor over 9000)))

Backterria says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 8:11am

Very good idea!I liked that i was playing in such a small screen :)

Dec 19, 2014 @ 7:02pm

890 score! :)

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 1:22am

made me laugh, really funny.
The main problem is that the ball phyisics is wrong (it should change direction according to where it hits the paddle(

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:50pm

Strong psychodelic stuf!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:26am

great work

mohammad says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:43am

Not a bad game for an intresting concept. If the gameplay was expanded it would be more intresting.

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