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

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The Screening

by Suppagumma - Jam Entry

You are tasked with the screening of the best subjects for each mission we'll give you. The cause is the cause. The cause is with you, as long as you are with the cause.

You will have to succeed through 5 random missions with random characters in order to reach the final one.

IMPORTANT: If you get a "Failed to download data file" error while loading the game just refresh the page and it should work.

We would've liked to show visually how each subject's stats/skills are used during missions but we didn't have the time. The engine's logic is that at each "mission event" a specific stat with an extra bonus skill (based on the initial mission requirements) will be needed. The live operative with the highest required values will try the feat, and get an additional bonus based on his mood. There are also other elements in play but that's the basis.

A game by Suppagumma, friends together (http://www.suppagumma.com)

Daniele Giardini (www.demigiant.com)
Concept, game design, coding, writing

Gaetano Leonardi (www.la-boite.it/games)
Game design, graphics

Luigi di Guida (www.luigidiguida.it)
Music, fx

UPDATE:
A) The morning after the jam we fixed these 2 bugs:
- Side panel showing wrong text during missions
- If you won a mission with your last 3 subjects you got a game over instead than the correct 3 new subjects
B) The evening after the jam I actually uploaded the previous fix I mentioned, because I previously uploaded it to the wrong FTP :BBB
C) Moved webplayer link to Game Jolt

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness72%
#17Overall(Jam)4.15
#23Audio(Jam)4.09
#34Innovation(Jam)4.07
#34Humor(Jam)3.98
#36Mood(Jam)4.00
#39Graphics(Jam)4.48
#55Theme(Jam)4.20
#55Fun(Jam)3.84

Comments

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

WOW amazing graphics and sound, and the idea great!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:52am

Greatly fun! Moar people need to play this.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:00am

ah, seems like we had similar thought patterns as far as "screening" goes. Great minds think alike, eh?
An excellent game, by the way, also. Lots of interesting choices to be made. It might have been nice to have the ability to improve subject mood slightly by skipping training, but I imagine that might create an imbalance that I haven't thought of.

ad2757 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:01am

This one is really freakin cool
You deserve a top 100 with this one

billrizer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:04am

Very well polished - nicely done!

kburkhart84 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:05am

This is for sure the most innovative and different game I've played so far. It just felt kind of unfair that you couldn't train people up because they would feel bad(or whatever you called it). That's the way the game is though.

Asaratha says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:06am

The game does not load when I go to the Web link?

biscuitWizard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:08am

This was fantastic! What a great concept, and I loved the art style!

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:08am

"He is running away! I will stop his car with my body!" *dead*

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:10am

Solid art and sound make for a great atmosphere. The game's sense of humor adds a lot to the experience. The concept and goal are clear and well presented.

It is a bit arbitrary at first what tests will produce what attribute in your subjects. It's also unclear what chance you have of succeeding with your selected team. These made me feel dis-empowered, as my decisions did not seem to be informed.

Javabot says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:11am

This was a very fun concept, and the sound was incredible. I really liked how smooth the graphics were, too. Sadly, you could have worked on the dialogue.

egos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:12am

so polished !!!! the game is good to release. For me just too much text but ist great entry

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:13am

Brilliant game. The game looks really well polished and I love the graphics.

Really nice work. The game idea is awesome and there's humour! =D

ParaPup says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:13am

This was very exciting.

Ryan Kline says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:22am

I'm in love with everything about this game. Now only is it funny and interesting, it introduces a very interesting mechanic where Your best operatives often times aren't thrown into every mission.

jpcote says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:40am

Awesome game. I would play a lot on mobile !

Anikki says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:15am

Great idea. Would have been nice if the job briefings would have received their own dedicated space in the interface. Needlessly clunky to have them as sheets in my opinion.

Suppagumma says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:38am

Thanks a lot for the nice words :)

@Anikki I (Daniele) have a thing with papers so I just love having those papers apart. But that's completely based on personal kink and I agree it would be nice to at least have an additional mini-panel with the mission's required stats.

@KudukuForgiveUs I added a little explanation of how the stats work. It's not as simple as I wrote, but those are the basics :P Sadly we didn't have time to add animations that actually showed that stuff happening visually.

@NickMakesGames Loved your game and your concept. Even if I felt terribly stupid because it took me quite a while to understand how it worked :D

ramonparaiba says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:19pm

i loved this pixel art stile... The theme's choice is very interesting too. Congrats

dsoft20 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:56pm

Nice entry! I really like the graphics & audio.
The gameplay is fine too!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:56pm

Great graphics and sound. I love the 'screening' idea, you're one of the few that hasn't taken the theme literally, good job on that! (5/5 on the theme for sure!)

stvr says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:14pm

Best game I've played this jam! Great graphics, highly polished, and very funny. Amazing work!

Gungnir says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:25pm

I'm getting: Failed to download data file.
Bummer, I wanted to play this.

Gungnir says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:01pm

Ok, the GameJolt version worked fine.

I wish there was more of an overall goal as a motivation. It felt a little aimless.

It looks and sounds excellent though.

Thanks.

Frump says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:27am

This was all around excellent, I really enjoyed playing it.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:07pm

Really really cool. Glad I found this game. Thanks bro

NicePenguins says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:28pm

Great concept, but a little bit random. I like the music and the mood.

Dec 15, 2014 @ 6:47pm

Wow, this is really clever. Great use of the theme. The game was pretty easy to play despite all if the info onscreen. I'd agree with comments that the UI could do with some streamlining, but art and music are great. One of the best games I've played so far.

greytram says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 12:29pm

Great game!
I love the espionage setting and the humor in every description.
Great graphics and the music is just fine, speeding up when field action starts :-)
Very well done! Would like to see these agents in new adventures soon!

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 12:51pm

Weird, but interesting! I like the idea a lot, even though it's morbid. The graphics are great and the gameplay is smooth. It's quite hard, though...

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 2:52pm

Great job!

sirdorius says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 6:50pm

Excellent overall, as we've come to expect from you guys!

mathmadlen says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 10:14pm

I loved it! Funny, well thought-out, witty, with beautiful art - great work!

mechabit says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 3:32pm

very well done, difficult to see how to keep playing past the first couple missions as I keep failing them without knowing why.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 4:23pm

i like everything about this game - with a few more elements it could be a great game

Erkberg says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 12:12am

That was fantastic! Really liked the idea and the gameplay, also the visuals and audio were great, and the humor even more so. One of the best games I played this LD, amazing job!

Suppagumma says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 1:45pm

Thanks for all the comments :) We are preparing the design to develop it into a full game, with a kinda complicated story and a lot more stuff to do (but still focusing the game on a screening process).
- Daniele

adamwfindlay says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Fantastic game.

Zi says ...
Jan 20, 2015 @ 8:39am

Just got around to playing this. Awesome stuff! :D

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