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Chad Brags

by nickbasswright - Jam Entry

There he goes. My first video game ever. Goodbye, sweetie! Be nice and make friends! I'll miiisss yyooouuu...

Anywho, it's called "Chad Brags" and it's about a guy named Chad who brags. The more he brags, the bigger his head gets. But the restaurant that he and his friends (?) are sitting at isn't big enough for giant heads, so you, the aforementioned "friends", must slow him down by saying the right stuff. You won't stop his inflating cranium from crushing everything and everyone, but you may be able to slow it down...

Please criticize me hard! I made an Axl Rose-sized amount of mistakes in this process, so any criticism will be much appreciated! Also, three cheers for the people who run this Ludum Dare thing; it's super fun and some of the games that people have made are blowing my gosh darn mind.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#18Humor(Jam)4.13
#237Innovation(Jam)3.50
#384Audio(Jam)3.04
#573Graphics(Jam)3.12
#625Mood(Jam)2.88
#722Theme(Jam)3.29
#759Overall(Jam)2.90
#765Fun(Jam)2.70

Comments

billrizer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:39am

Looks like it's not being served as HTML by dropbox - you may want to try modifying it as per:

http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_host_your_website_dropbox

BKGH says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:42am

Had to download the files and compile it myself, but aside from that, it was a really great game!
Was this really your first attempt? o.O

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:46am

Ok, being picky!

Getting the game to run was tricky. I had to download the unity file, then the html file, then make sure they were both in the same folder and run the HTML. Do you have somewhere you could host it?

50MB seems really large to me.

I wasn't sure if my choices were making any difference. Maybe if Chad's head shrunk down in a noticeable way it would make the players feel like they were accomplishing something.

I really liked the whole idea and the graphics. The stories were great and I really liked how the options went along with whatever Chad was talking about.

Plenty fun and great job!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:55am

Sorry about the download issues and thanks for playing everyone! And thanks billrizer for the tip, that fixed it.

eerongal says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:20am

Well that was....Interesting.

Also, I had no issues loading the game through the dropbox link, FYI

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

Cute game! The only thing I would say is that I never got any positive or negative feedback for my choices. I couldn't really tell if I was making any kind of difference. It would be nice if it was winnable too :).

frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:26am

haha pretty cool game! :D

Miziziziz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:53am

funny and well done; would be nice if you could win, though.

Did you make the audio? it's really good!

Muush says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:25am

I like the original idea.

srakowski says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:41am

I wish you were ranking on humor. It was quite hilarious to see chad'd head get bigger and bigger talking like an idiot!

thatwhichis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:58am

I agree with Grindstorm! Also, my timer continues after Chad has won. ;-)

I really like the graphics and conversation snippets :-D

PoQA Games says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:52am

A little hard to tell what to do - none of the options I tried in two playthroughs seemed to reduce or slow, or even speed up, the swelling. Great humor though!

OttersDen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:55am

Let me just say that this is one of the more... interesting games I've tried. I found it really funny. I am not sure if your choices matter at all? Maybe it is a statement about the futility of breaking down another's ego or something? No idea.

If your choices do matter, then I respectfully suggest you think about the feedback your game gives to the players. How would you clearly keep the player informed on what is happening? Anyway, that's my criticism. Apart from that, great work!

dylanwolf says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:32am

Neat concept. I played it a couple of times, and it was hard to tell if the choices were really slowing him down or not.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:42pm

Pretty neat idea. Would like to see this polished (:

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:44pm

I think Chad is douchebag, so it would be nice to make a "Slap in the face" button

Verz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:37pm

its a fun game. I like the idea

Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:12pm

Fun idea. I know some people like Chad.
I try few times, but can't find a way to win.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:14pm

ohuenno

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