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

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Bully Simulator

by Pantelis Petsopoulos - Compo Entry

Controls:
Q W E R or 1 2 3 4 to choose your curse. The layout is like so:
1 2
3 4

Description:
Choose your curses in order to defeat those pesky nerds!

Some curses are more effective against certain types of nerds. Be careful though, every time you curse you get recoil! Too many out of place curses and you're out.

My take on the theme is about the most common unconventional weapon in the world: Words. Most of us were bullied when we were younger, now you can bully too! *cough* Bullying is bad, kids!

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Ratings

#162Theme3.87
#206Audio3.35
#461Humor2.86
#464Graphics3.18
#562Innovation3.09
#631Mood2.84
#837Overall2.86
#996Fun2.36
#1667Coolness40%

Comments

pattb011 says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 8:40pm

A very unique game with a nice attitude and vibe. The music is quirky and the background animation fits perfectly. As for the bully and nerd art; They look excellent.
The controls are easy. The concept is accessible.

My only critisism would be that there is no way to tell how potent an insult will be. Possibly having a number beside each curse? (Though, that wouldn't really work)
Something along those line ;)

Other than that, a great upload! :D

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:00am

A nice idea and I love the music. Good work!

TD5 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:11pm

Fits the theme well and is quite different to most of what I have seen. I love the graphics and the music is good. It's weird how the bullying theme made me uncomfortable when I'll happily blow people up in other games... Excellent entry!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:17pm

Not a pleasant thing being in the shoes of a bully.
Captures the theme nicely indeed!

xWarZonex says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:10pm

Really cool game, I thought it was pretty cool to play as a bully. The insults get pretty intense....

Garris says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:58pm

Interesting idea. Could have used a little more variety of insults, or a more clear way to determine which ones we were using.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:28pm

There's a lot of variety but you have to unlock the words by playing the game :D

Hectate says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:10pm

Amusing.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:58pm

I don't really like bullying, even in a video game.... :'( The graphics are nice, though, and the audio too.

The4thCircle says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Two problems, firstly the insult choices arent numbered. I'm guessing the layout is:

1 2
3 4

but I have no way of knowing. Maybe if you saw him shout it, big old speech bubble, and maybe also something to show how effective it is without having to watch both numbers.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:44pm

Had no time to implement a speech bubble :(

Druid says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:04am

Pretty interesting entry!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:54pm

It was really hard to understand what was going on. You should try adding some visual feedback for when you do difrent things.

ceosol says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 4:45am

Truth be told, I did not find this particularly fun to play. However, I had to score it high on everything else. It is a really great entry for this particular theme. Nice work.

May 6, 2015 @ 1:37pm

The game scores highly for me on everything but fun. It's unique, it's original, but what is the gameplay? Trial and error? It didn't seem like different insults meant much, especially when they were randomised and sometimes you'd get duplicates or triplicates. Why? I prefer some strategy to the game rather than just randomly pressing buttons.
I'd have preferred the controls to be clickable rather than numbered 1 2 3 4 (Especially when not clearly labeled in the game).
Nice graphics, nice music.

May 7, 2015 @ 6:17pm

Yea thats the point. The whole game is quite pointless, much like bullying. I can see how this would make it antifun, but I hope it succeeds in getting the message through. Thanks for the critique.

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