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El Dictador

by Asaratha - Jam Entry

You are the Dictator of a small and struggling country. Play and try to raise your country to greatness, or die trying.

This is pretty much the first game I've gone through with making, comments & criticisms very welcome.

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Valon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:34pm

I loved some of the dialogue on your game. Also fun + different than most LD games.

OctoTeam says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:35pm

Loved it! Reminded me of Castles cutscenes, where people came to your throne room to ask stuff :)

Wezley says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:59pm

Hilariously awesome! Love it!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:07am

It is a great game, good dialogue and the art isn't too bad.

borgi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:12am

I like this simulation/tycoon gameplay, the UI is cristal cleary so I could play it very smoothly! Good job! Graphics cold be more consistent with the UI I think.

Elendow says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:15am

Damn, I'm a very bad Dictator, this game will help me to improve my skills. Great job!

thatwhichis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:35am


Psoeter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:59am

the lamp is a penis

Pankoman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:00am

This dictator did a lot of thing in 1 day.

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:01am

Loved it!

Some funny dialogue and I love the idea. Awesome game. =)

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:03am

This was fun. Apparently the economy isn't very important to me...

billrizer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:14am

Entertaining and quite original :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:15am

very good for a first effort. The core gameplay is solid, although the UI and the visuals are a little bit offputting. Keep working at it, and you'll pick up on the tricks of the trade in no time.

Interface says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:19am

Booted out of office! I guess I didn't give those puny villagers enough of a beating!!

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:44am

Very fun and original. Loved the artwork. Too bad there wasn't some good tropico music :)

Asaratha says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:01am

Music would have been something I would have liked to add, but no time. Sorry!

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:50am

Thanks for letting me know Dropbox was down for my game! I don't know why -- I can login, just not access links to my files.

I didn't rate your game yet -- the call button went away on day 4-5. Is that supposed to happen? I can't seem to continue.

Vidsneeze says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:56am

I died trying xD Great stuff, i feel really bad for the messenger soldier though having to deliver all the nonsense i was handing out he he Great Game, really enjoyed my time as El Dictator the whole 4 days.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:00am

I tried again, and I think "Economy" may actually be bugged. Even if you choose the positive economic option in nearly every question, it jumps to Dreadful and stays there no matter what. I started at "Decent", and with maybe two - and 3 + it was immediately at "Dreadful".

freaknarf says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Président was killed by mafia while making a coffee...
Funny :] i'll try the hard way next time, it seems to have a great amounts of decision to take ! let see what it changes :)
Maybe you you upload a link instead of a zip file for a html game ?
Cheers !

Asaratha says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:17pm

@GAFBlizzard Random events (located in the bottom right) may have made an impact on your Economy. And yeah the call button is supposed to go away after a while.

FergusonTV says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:46pm

Hilarious game. Great job !

Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:48pm

I think better to find solution how to place stats in UI to see them all time.

jhrrsn says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:50pm

Fun dialogue, sometimes the outcomes of your decisions weren't really clear.

Demy says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:42pm

After day 6 "Call" button disappeared

NicePenguins says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:42am

Nice decision game !

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:38pm

Nice game! Like the idea.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:55pm

Nice game. Liked the graphics.

guldlock says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:15pm

Really liked this actually. May have been nice to be able to see the stats all the time though. Really liked that this as something different!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Nice idea and great game.It makes you think about a lot of things.

GarethIW says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:24pm

My liberal sensibilities got me assassinated by day 3. I'll take it :)

Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:59pm

Aww, the mafia took over and I was killed.
Neat game!

Myyyvothrr says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:21pm

Day 4, I'm at war and the call button is gone?
Liked it, good job!

Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:42am

Weighing the options before making each call was a pretty great time. I would have liked to see some audio mixed in, though.

Piscythe says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:12pm

Interesting and unique. The interface layout needs work. Eventually I found myself stranded with no more calls to make.

jungle says ...
Feb 2, 2015 @ 11:36am

it is a intersting game. Bad graphics and interface, but is a good text game

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