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

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Weapon of Choice

by lion123 - Compo Entry

Update 21/04/15: made boss battle easier.
Uploaded on Kongregate (in case my website's down)

In this adventure game you play as Detective Stuart, who is PhD in Psychology. This helps him to use words as his primary weapon against enemies.

In case you're stuck:
to discover a clue you need to mouse over it (hover) and NOT move the mouse for about a second.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#68Audio3.79
#87Mood3.71
#142Humor3.62
#144Overall3.68
#191Innovation3.68
#208Theme3.79
#233Graphics3.64
#242Fun3.46

Comments

FerraWare says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:53am

Absolutely LOVE these kinds of games. Reminds me a little of Phoenix Wright. Also, HaxeFlixel games should be loved :P. Really interesting story, and nice art to back it up. Cool music, and a well-executed mechanic. Keep it up!

PS: There are some typos in the game :P

ViliX64 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:20am

Very interesting story.

minnouu says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:21am

Great game. The music and art are top notch.

factorial says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:27am

Not bad! You captured my attention with the early story and that had me continually trying to win at the end. The timed aspect was a nice touch, felt like a real high-tension situation. Sometimes, though, the pointing didn't trigger even though I was pointing at the right stuff. Enjoyed it!

Armanky says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:27am

The mouse-hovering gameplay was really cool! I love logic-based games, it's good to see them being made. Unfortunately, a lot of the conversational parts boiled down to trial-and-error, but I think that can be forgiven to an extent. Very cool game.

sbot1101 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:31am

Amazing, this game has it all. Spider keeps shooting me though haha.

nightlord says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:31am

I super enjoyed this game. even though it's a bit too linear and "easy to lose". i don't know if it was the music but the whole thing was super moody. great work. brings back fond memories of Leisure Suit Larry :)

Cherrymochi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:36am

Great job!

fluidvolt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:37am

Very cool. I like the minimal art style and the fitting music. I really liked the "mouse-over something" mechanic. Really cool idea instead of just having every interact-able item spelled out. The protagonist's smug attitude was especially funny.

SiENcE says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:28pm

Very nice script and a lot of content.

I only dislike the mouse hoover not move system, where spots are not highlighted. But it's not game relevant.

Great game overall!

strawfield says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:22pm

"You were found dead in your house 2 days later". A funny game and the pixel art style kinda matches the humor. I like the murder scene music.
I can't believe you made this in 2 days.

hercludes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:41pm

For a detective game, there's nothing really that gives clues or red herrings. No cues as to which is wrong and which is right to choose, if that were to tie in this would have been a magnificent game. It's still solid as it is though, the graphics are good and storyline is hilarious.

hercludes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:46pm

Also the mouse seems to only want to work properly when it wants to. Really makes the reaction things hard to do.

Kitch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:01am

I really liked this... really suck me in. I was having issues with what I assume was the last scene, with all my observating :), and the mouseover mechanic... It was really hit and miss. Really want to come back and beat this, though.

Presentation was really great. Loved the artwork, and story and audio... really well done.

Thanks.

lion123 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:00am

The feedback so far has been awesome.
So I made clues easier to find! And gave more time at the 'boss battle'!
Also fixed some typos

Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:55pm

I really liked how you had to hover over things instead of clickin them, it's a nice way to conteract the just click everywhere aproch to these games. The only problem I noticed was that the text was missaligned when you told the person who the traitor was otherwise I noticed no obvius problems. I hope you continue to develope this game and that is not something I have said to many people yet here on LD.

psychonull says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:15pm

The mechanics + narrative combo is very good and entertaining. Also liked the spiders idea. Good job!

Damdoshi says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 9:51am

Very good work !
Pixels are probably too fat, but that's okay for the resolution.
Good idea for the poiting action (but hard to discover without the commentary)
Quick story, but good one !

Saker Games says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 10:30am

Nice artwork, good story. Like it.

SuperKid says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 10:33am

Nice game! I loved the hovering mouse mechanic and the narrative.

hrd_games says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:12pm

Aside from some typos (his name is Mke?), I really enjoyed. Very well written, and everything felt natural. Sometimes I felt like hovering took too long, but the things to examine tended to be obvious enough. Very slick.

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