Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Nero's Last Campaign

by abuzreq - Jam Entry

Ludum Dare 32
hello everyone


The tutorial is in game ...

Story :
During the time between , Nero ruled the Roman Empire between 54-AD and 68-AD and, in his reign a massive fire spread out in Rome .In his attempt to rebuild it ,Nero increased the taxes .Unhappy with his tax policy the province of Gaul (Approximately France today) revolted ."
When told about the revolutions in his empire ,Nero decided that he will confront them with Art!
and that his singing when it reaches it's hearts will let them change their minds
It didn't happen though as he suicided , but this game is an alternate history where he get the chance to fight his way

Note :
If doing an action on Gaul try to do it on the upper part of the province (there is small bug in there).

Ahmed Abuzuraiq
with help of Omar Khashogi

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Paulozz says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:11pm

The music is beautiful!

rudra says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:05pm

Seems nice :) The music is good too ! keep it up !

bernardery says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Lovely music.

Dorgam says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:59pm

Nice game though the strategy in isn't shining as expected
I would suggest it being more turn based not time based

Shimmergloom says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:09am

I like how you managed to keep away from violence with a theme like this. Good job!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:15am

Not bad, although I found that the best strategy to apply is to spam 1-5 keys and hope that it will affect positively the province :).

jhell says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:44am

Agreed that it lacks a bit of strategy, you can just spam any action on any province (I found I to be the most effective actually). Maybe slowing the pace and giving each province different reaction to each action could be cool?

Anyways, good job!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:42pm

Good music, interesting idea. I think the clic detection is buggy, also an effect of mouse over would help

Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:51am

I love historical games and yours is done with a great sensitivity to the source material.

Well, maybe not the whole 'Nero singing to appease Vindex and the Gallic rebels' thing.

But upon his suicide a hysterical Nero is said to have bemoaned - "What an artist dies in me!"

Art indeed truly misses Nero.

Would recommend.

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:11pm

The gameplay felt nice on a laptop with a touchsreen.

JonathanG says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 9:48am

I enjoyed the audio and the idea of nero using art to calm the masses. I think the 1-5 buttons should have been more strongly tied to the art and maybe deciding which of the 5 buttons to press should have had an impact, like certain areas enjoying a certain style of art more than others.

Smirnov48 says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 8:26am

Great idea. Good game. Wonderful music. Thank you!

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