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

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Liberty and Justice For All*

by whilefun - Compo Entry

This game is an attempt to provide some window into what life is like living as a person of color and interacting with the police. It is not fun, and will not make you laugh. However, I do hope that you find it meaningful or insightful in some way. Thanks for playing.

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Ratings

Coolness66%
#136Mood3.50
#221Innovation3.63
#329Graphics3.46
#536Audio2.75
#614Overall3.14
#1184Theme2.24

Comments

rogberth says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Strange but interesting game. You transmit the mood of the game perfectly with sounds and the artstyle, good job on that.

asobitech says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:26pm

Really liking the Black, Green, White visuals.

rjhelms says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:05am

"Game" doesn't feel like the right word for this. Very though-provoking and topical.

el-pepi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:05am

Interesting game, nice visuals.
I didn't know black people were shot for walking on the sidewalk.
It is kinda hard, but once you get it, it is very easy.

Team Myopia says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:10am

Interesting concept and graphics but didn't get too far in before glitchy sound screeched and made me stop playing.

Having your click meter go slower would help too.

Wampus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:30am

Yup. Point well made. Well crafted given the time.

AndresGames says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:38am

I think the mood you are trying to transmit is transmitted. As for the difficulty. I don't know if that is the planned to be so hard, if not consider making the sliding go a little slower.

PapaCheech says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:39am

wow, so original and meaningful. really good atmosphere and meaing was well established.

Jyrkface says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:39am

Wow, so much GFX! Very well put-together "message game" genuinely jarring at some points!

Aniscool9 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:03am

The game is nice but i think the slider is too sensitive... but, i suppose that is the message you are trying to send out :)

FinnMacd says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:24am

It has nothing to do with the theme but interesting none the less... not sure if this is the perfect place to try and convey your idea

kothead says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:46am

I like graphics and how it's made. I spent some time trying to understand how to control the slider. But now it doesn't seem to be hard at all.

ondrejbalas says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:51am

Couldn't get the sound to work, but even without it the game did a great job conveying the message.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:54am

I do find the game meaningful. But it seems the control is very difficult..

hbocao says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:27pm

The bar is too sensitive and fast. The first playthrough I lost because I had no idea of what was going on. Awesome concept, though. I liked the "Papers, Please" vibe.

Vladik Plays says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:50pm

Nice game but very hard to play. It's hard to understand how to play the game.

rnlf says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Oh well. I didn't expect that. I chose the black character from the beginning and thought "why the hell does that matter?". Then I played the game and thought you had actually a bug in the code, because it was so amazingly hard to play (I had already forgotten about the character I had chosen) and wanted to complain about that in the comments. Then I read your description of the game, retried and for the first time selected the white character to see if it got easier. Had I seen the "Sorry, this character is not playable" message before, I might have understood it or I might have thought "too bad the game was not finished in time".

But then I (finally) understood. Then I noticed the title of the game.

Myself being a straight, white man "in his best years" in a country with a white majority, it is hard to notice all the privileges one hase (and simply the personal rights that practically always respected by authorities and other people).

As someone who tries to learn to notice the differences in treatment depending on skin color, gender or sexual orientation and reads a lot about the topic, I thought "oh, I am so educated on the topic, I would see the problem immediately". Thanks for putting me straight! I think this is a very important "game". Everyone should play it. It's just a "game" and I can't imagine how frustrating and frightening this problem must be for people who have to face it in real life.

Besides that, it is beautifully made and the writing is (depressingly) good and authentic.

Thanks for making this game! And thanks for trying to run my game and commenting on it, even though it didn't run on your machine.

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:55am

I love the mini-game aspect and, I HATE to say it, but it was kind of like 1-D flappy bird :) I liked it!

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:24am

Psychodelic!

whilefun says ...
Jan 11, 2015 @ 9:48pm

Thank you to everyone for playing, and for your comments and ratings! :)

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