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

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Space Inquisitor

by SarahFrisk - Compo Entry

You've been hired as an Inquisitor to help track down Rebel spies seeking to bring down the glorious empire of the Solar System by stealing some secret plans.

You don't know what the plans are. That's above your pay grade.

Using clues uncovered by your faithful Agent X and the help of IG-BOT and his Imperial Criminal Database, you can track down the Rebel Scum and reacquire the stolen plans.

Engine: Ren'py
Code: Python
Visuals: Photoshop and Manga Studio
Music: Otomata - Generative Musical Sequencer (

** Bug Fixes **
- Misc typos
- Fixed the "<=" logic so the Out of Fuel ending can be triggered

Downloads and Links




alvarop says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:23am

Looks cool, I wish there was a Windows version !

SarahFrisk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:28am

Argh, I thought I had fixed the link and apparently I deleted it. Shall fix!

sharp911 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:29am

Yeah I with it was Win compatible, I cant rate as I dont have a mac and dont run linux.

SarahFrisk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:31am

Windows link has been fixed, forgot to add the http:// to the url so it didn't appear.

Resonious says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:19am

Awesome art, and the database narrowing things down is actually pretty neat. Good job!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:38am

Pretty cool game. Unique art and style, and I liked the "where in the world is carmen sandiego?" feel lol. Great work!

Halleflux says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:42am

Well done, though you can't actually run out of fuel (I was at -30% by the end).
Great artwork, by the way.

Ian Morrison says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:42am

Got a little frustrated getting the same data multiple times even after a successful chase, but I enjoyed the solar system trivia!

SarahFrisk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:01am

@Halleflux I must have accidentally broke the out of fuel ending when I was tweaking the two main endings.

Fonserbc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:20am

Found the criminal! Really well executed and a refresh of astronomy indeed! :P

Aevek says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:27am

Great game. I love the whole tininess thing, I just with that the one screen could be a little...larger. A lot of fun, not challenging but satisfying. Great job.

Raptor85 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:44am

reminds me a lot of carmen sandiego, managed to apprehend the suspect.

sharpcoder says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:12pm

Fantastic job! That was quite fun. You should consider making this a mobile game or something, because I could see certain people spending a lot of time playing something like this (especially if it was more challenging). I loved the subtle space trivia as well - overall, sweet game!

thristhart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:17pm

Yaaaay I did it. Fun way to learn some planetary trivia. Good "it is a mystery" music. I enjoyed the feel of narrowing down the potential suspects. I don't think this fits the theme at all, though. Not that I blame you, this was a terrible theme.

SarahFrisk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:23pm

My nod to the theme was that everything occurred IG-BOT CAM computer screen, and you're using that screen to get into contact with the the agents, IG-BOT, and access the criminal database.

I figured whoever the Space Inquisitor was, they spent most of their time in an office on a giant Imperial Spaceships, checking in with all the lackeys who were doing the actual investigation.

ladybenko says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:47pm

Made me re-live my Carmen Sandiego days :) art was great!

pjchardt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:41am

Great! Reminds me of the old Carmen Sandiego game I played in school. I also enjoyed having to google info to know where to go, I learned a bit while playing :) Wonderful entry.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:15pm

Cool stuff! Nice art, and I liked the educational aspects of it, quite refreshing.

f7f5 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:23pm

Refreshing change from the usual LD entry. Loved the graphics and the use of Otomata.

Tuism says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:00pm

Pretty solid! I was surprised by the Google involvement :) It's like one of those old educational games - I played Eagle Eye Mysteries (and In EEM London), aw really loved them :)

Didn't find much in terms of design fault, other than the fact I don't know for how long you could keep a modern person for with this kind of mechanic :)

But that's for a longer term game of course! No problem now! :)

Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:09am

Love the graphics! I Included it in part 4 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:46am

Fun and very polished!

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:06am

Love you graphics style. Fun to play. Well done!

rjhunter says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:08pm

Hehe, my entry was initially meant to be something like "Where on the Screen is Carmen Sandiego" -- it looks like you got a lot more of the investigative stuff than I did!

Lovely graphics, smooth interface... and I like the sinister undercurrent that had me asking "...wait, are *we* the bad guys?"

I didn't get the connection to the theme until I read your description in the comments. Perhaps a couple of in-game word changes ("My fuel levels", "IG-BOT is travelling to...") might have helped make the connection.

Fun game anyway, good job!

Backterria says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:17am

Very cool art and great in general!Thank you :)

Xanjos says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:45am

Pretty short but still very polished. I liked the whole deduction gameplay plus I get to learn stuff about planets at the same time :D.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 6:04am

first - thanks for making the python game easy to play - usually it is a nightmare - great graphics and music - nice mechanics - adding to play again list

el_kloklo says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 6:39pm

It's reminding me of the old board game Cluedo, mixed with wikipedia element :)

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