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

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by Future Proof Games - Jam Entry

Wild West Squaredancing RPG from Future Proof Games.

When Baron Roberts, the Robber Baron, takes over your town with his music-stifling steam whistle, only one woman can stop him: you, Kristin "The Dancer" James. Get the Golden Fiddle to stop the Baron!

This is a rhythm-based RPG where all the conflict is squaredancing. The whole map, and the whole game, is on one screen.

Controls are arrow keys and most action buttons (space or enter are recommended).

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Shigor says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:12am

That was... certainly different. I never imagined I'd squaredance snowman to death.

Phyyl says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:18am

Really nice idea, It's a bit too fast at the beginning though! Nice graphics and sfx!

datachomper says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:41am

I appear to be dying after the train whistle dance, but nothing seems clickable, not sure how to progress.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:44am

datachomper, you should be able to move around with the arrow keys after the train whistle dance. If not, something is broke.

Boracho says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:04am

really cool idea. Really drops you you in at the beginning though, and the dance names threw me off at first. Once I got the hang of it though it was an enjoyable experience

Kate Kligman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:14am

I can't seem to get the play button to work on the web version.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:29pm

Kate, I think we've got some issues around streaming/preloading. I was able to wait a while and get the web player to start. We'll try and upload a fix tonight.

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:57pm

Bahaha, I really want to see a full-fledged square dancing game now, with animated fights and everything. You had some extraneous fluff in here but the core concept was rather fun!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:28am

I didn't understand how to play very well. I think the initial tutorial would be less necessary if it was more obvious what to do when you are actually playing. I was able to explore and trigger the dance events but couldn't dance for shit. I tried to follow instructions but it was very unclear what to do and fast when the square dance was happening. The square dancing overlay in the lower right is a cool idea but ultimately I have no idea how to play.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:12am

This is so much fun! I love the flavor and playing this brought me back (I played in a bluegrass band when I was younger). I wasn't able to progress after the bit where the shotgun is unlocked, though. Is there more? Also, with every call for the snowman fight, I lost health even if I responded correctly...

I'd love to see a full, polished RPG in this style. Thank you for the game!

jpcote says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:14am

I got a 404 on this link :

I will come back later to rate

Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:25am

We've fixed the loading issue. The web player should now play and the play button on it should work!

Mase says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:17am

Going from the dancing parts to the "RPG" world map was a nice novelty.

The dialogue was amusing as well.

I vanquished the snowman.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:24am

Victory, there's a full ending; you should be able to follow the blue arrows to get there. Once you have the golden fiddle you can return home to your town.

camlang says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:07pm

awesome game !!! steep concept

SoulGame says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:25pm

Cool western background but I hardly understand what was the thing with the WHOOOOO hiding your input clue...

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 6:38pm

Surreal, squaredance adventure game. I like it.

rzuf says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 1:07pm

Awesome game! I'd like to play a bigger version of this with a dance pad. :D
Right now it's a little too easy. :)

Dec 19, 2014 @ 9:56pm

Very fun little game!

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