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

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An Unusual Death

by Jared Sartin - Jam Entry

--------==== HOW TO PLAY ====--------

Once you have been briefed, click a perpetrator on the bottom of the screen (the male or female characters) and use the arrows to move and space to interact with doors, objects, and attack! Pick up weapons from different sources and swing them at your victim.

Your goal is to solve the murder by trying to reenact it. You will get alerted when you have failed or have solved the scenario. Good luck solving this mystery!

== Story ==

The case files have been re-opened! We are unsure how the murder happened, but with technology, we can do our best to simulate it. Using the images and briefing, choose a possible perp and see if we can solve the mystery.

Notes:
* There is no sound in game - sorry!

Built on QuintusJS and art by Zee Bashew!

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Ratings

Coolness66%
#16Graphics(Jam)4.67
#306Mood(Jam)3.36
#382Innovation(Jam)3.29
#541Humor(Jam)2.81
#632Overall(Jam)3.08
#712Theme(Jam)3.08
#865Fun(Jam)2.54

Comments

nonetheless says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:40pm

nice concept, the art is amazing :)

AnEvilEmpire says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Looks beautiful

Qui says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:02pm

The art is astonishing!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:05pm

It looks beautiful, but I have some difficulties so as to play and understand what I am supposed to do. Maybe a tutorial will be useful. However it's a good prototype. Do you have planned some update soon? Thank you for this entry ++

paulfysh says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:05pm

The art for this is amazing.

pikmin4000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:14pm

I chose the big lady and killed everyone with a bowl I picked up in the kitchen. I went to take a bath and slipped and died. I love it.

Art is amazing btw.

Teesquared says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:15pm

I played a few times and wasn't able to "win." But I think the mood and graphics are good. The intro really sparks your interest.

nassi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:24pm

Art is indeed nice and the intro adds to the mood.

The gameplay is an entirely different case though. I have no idea how I'm supposed to get the wife downstairs and the husband to the end of the bathroom (if I remember the pictures correctly). Seems like people who enter it slip even before the wife has dropped the... soap? Some way to view the photos while playing would've been useful. Also needed a button for restarting. It also froze just when I struck the neighbour as the husband with the coathanger.

I'll check back later to see if you get it into playable shape.

liniix says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:45pm

Love the concept really interesting, and i was blown away by the art. Was never able to "win" but I had a really fun time playing it.

Beege says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:02pm

The art and animations are fantastic, the intro scene really set the mood as well. Read the issue with the bug, I'll definitely come back to this once it is resolved and play again!

KcY says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:09pm

Good idea, need a description of how to play and rather lacking in content though. After "Winning" I fell off the map.

Ludomade says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:39pm

Amazing animation and gameplay, and the mood is perfect. Well done guys!

nicotuason says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:45am

I'm blown away by the art and animation, but it's really unclear what you're supposed to do and how to do it. Would really like to play a finished version of this!

duon44 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Pretty cool but it is a bit hard to figure out, but it is a puzzle-y type game so that's probably on purpose

sandrohaag says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Couldn't finish, but the idea and art are pretty cool.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:33pm

Man, art is really wonderful - that almost "bloom" feel is great.

Sunsheen says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:06pm

Intro scene was very cool and the idea of recreating the murder scene based on the briefing was unique. Also, amazing visual style! The gameplay fell flat though, a bit hard to understand (the choose a perpetrator part is unclear).

jrserjeant says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Really great idea for a game

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:19am

Cool concept and great graphics. Some music to add to the mood would be great!

rogueNoodle says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:35am

The art is incredible, and a really interesting idea too. Wasn't able to figure out the mystery though :P

Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:45pm

The art is really superb and you have an interesting and original (short) game. Sadly sound and music are missing, as they would made the whole experience more complete. The opening scene, especially the voice-over, is just awesome ;D

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 12:56am

art was off the charts - like the idea - i had trouble selecting the chracters but it was fun - nice job

May 6, 2015 @ 3:15am

The art looks wonderful!

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