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

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Profiling: The Game!

by mrainwater - Compo Entry

There's a brightly colored killer on the loose! Are your shoes gummy enough to track him down and then bring him to Justice*?

In Profiling: The Game!, you are given a full set of specs on the perp and it's up to you to throw the book at him*!

Don't be too reckless and arrest* an innocent, though! And don't let him get away!

Press 'TAB' to pull up the killer's information.
Press 'Space' to zoom in on your crosshair.
'Left click' to shoot the perp!

*Shoot him

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paperweight says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:36pm

Excellent idea but was way too hard to find the guy in time. There's a better game in there somewhere.

Datamosh says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:32pm

I could not find the killer, it seems really impossible to do it in 20 seconds

PapyPilgrim says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:53pm

Even without the wacky controls with the space bar, I think the timer is wayy to short to give a fair chance to the player

Bernhard says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:28pm

Did it! On my third or fourth try. Quite a challenge. Cool idea for the theme. If there was more of an AI there could also be behavior as part of the profile which could be cool.

swedishbacon says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:56pm

Awesome idea but a bit too difficult! :)

xaedes says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 10:10pm

I loved the idea but it was waaay too hard to find the right guy. Too many people^^

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 10:40pm

Clever idea (and great description),'s basically impossible to play, I mean there's NO way you can find the right character in 20 seconds! But hey, good job putting the game together. ;)

Dec 21, 2014 @ 10:49pm

I shoot him one but it was by luck !
Could be better with an inverted chronometers, find his as fast as you can but with just a scoring effect. (maybe he could kill more people as long as he alive, making it more easy to you to find him if you blind like me?)

Lokiman says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 12:49pm

I think that zoom mechanic is not really needed because of the short time to find the killer. If found him though but the challenge is rather high :D

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