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

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The Pamphleteers

by Move127 - Compo Entry

You are working to overthrow an oppressive government using the only weapon at your disposal. Send your supporters out to hand out pamphlets made at your headquarters. The more pamphlets you hand out the more people will join your cause. Eventually you will have enough support to take down the government. But be careful. The more you are caught handing out pamphlets the more the government will try to shut you down.

This game is all about balancing a few variables like money, production of pamphlets, and your notoriety. At the same time you will have to pay close attention to the movements of the police around the map.

The game is controlled with just the mouse, but the mechanics are somewhat complex and really require a good tutorial. Unfortunately I was rushed and just put a wall of text before the game starts.

Known Issues:
The images are messed up in the Web version. I don't have time to look into it, but if you want to see the game as it normally is play the Windows version or (possibly) the mac version.

Occasionally crashes/freezes, no idea why.

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Ratings

Coolness57%
#148Innovation3.75
#225Theme3.76
#412Mood3.10
#435Audio2.91
#629Overall3.09
#792Graphics2.64
#958Fun2.47

Comments

WhiteVoidia says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:38am

Soooo many instructions! I made sure to read them all but once I got to the game I got pretty lost. Seems like a neat idea but yeah...pretty dense.

sawyerWeld says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:42am

I really like the direction you took the theme in. A lot.

winmac32 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:46am

It's a little much to figure out, but once you get the basic idea it's pretty fun.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:52am

Very nice game!

I love the graphics/movement of the people and the music fits perfectly!

Great job!

GBGames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:05am

It locked up twice on me, but I really enjoyed the way you met the theme with this game.

It's slow at first, but once I had a few pamphleteers to manage, it got a bit more intense. Maybe start with more than one?

The instructions at the start were kind of intimidating.

Suese says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:47am

The music was good. The game is not very telling. Reminds me of the old days when if you bought something like this you darn well figured it out!

I didn't quite figure it out. ++Great Effort though.

jprogman says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:12am

Your game has a unique idea, but there is a learning curve. I've played it a few times to get the idea, but I have to play it longer to understand it more.

rantt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Nice graphics and sound, lots of instructions but the game play was pretty straight forward. Cool take on the theme, only issue I had was that it crashed on my mac. I enjoyed it, nice job.

shrapx says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:14pm

I wish there were less police at the start, or they were more forgiving initially. I find it very difficult to get started. I like the political theme, and the depth.

MrDave says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:19pm

Loads of instructions right at the start, I would have maybe tried to teach the player the game as they played

I found the game really hard and at the start there is very little to do.

However after a long time playing it and understanding how the mechanics work I find it very fun to play.

Leandrus says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:09pm

I like it. Difficult game but interesting.
thanks for sharing.

Junber says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:30pm

Nice game. I didnt read all the instructions at the start but think I figured out most stuff. Really liked the idea.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:13pm

Hard to get in and understand, but after that, very good game !

pixzleone says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 12:00pm

Hard to understand, but cool other than that!

Menesetsu says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 12:11pm

Very well done! Good execution of theme, I like it. Manual if very long though.

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