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

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France is Bacon

by KirbiKaka - Jam Entry

France is Bacon is a game about using knowledge as a weapon. Play as bored college student Caleb as he roams his notebook, finding lost pages of long-forgotten notes.

This is my solo-jam entry. I used Unity and got music from incompetech. My goal was to make a game that would engage players in tangential learning by introducing cool ideas / topics through the game's mechanics. :D


Fun links to explore after you've played the game:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_three_%28writing%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppler_effect

Let me know what you think of the game by leaving a comment or anonymous feedback! You can also tweet me at @KirbiKaka :]!

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Ratings

#63Mood(Jam)3.95
#64Graphics(Jam)4.38
#69Overall(Jam)3.91
#70Theme(Jam)4.05
#144Innovation(Jam)3.71
#161Humor(Jam)3.57
#335Fun(Jam)3.29
#1769Coolness37%

Comments

jk5000 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:39pm

A fun little game, that I can recommend everyone to play.

Yoon says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:11pm

I really dig the style, the main character and those french dinos. The only thing missing is, I think, more challenging gameplay mechanics.
Nonetheless, it is very cute and I loved it.

asobi tech says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:49am

What a lovely entry. Excellent artwork.
Good use of writing.
And the dino's with top hats, monocles and cups of tea was so cute I didn't really want to hurt them.

ajayajayaj says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:58am

liked it a lot!

lucidsheep says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:58am

great aesthetic!

F. Wiktora says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:59am

Sweet! Definitely worth a try. Fantastic design!

jooshkins says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:03am

Delightful, everything fit together very well.

ianburnette says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:07am

This is really great. Excellent execution of them, wonderful art, and (as a frequent user of incompetech), very familiar music :)

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:31pm

A very unique idea with an awesome art style :D I did find it hard to do the doppler effect part as enemies appeared before I could see what keys I had to press to activate it. Overall an awesome idea that's I'd love to see more of!

-Neith

sebasRez says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:31pm

This was an interesting way to teach people but my only problem is that there doesn't seem to be a cohesive theme to the knowledge, going from the rule of thirds to the doppler effect seemed strange. I also would have appreciated a joke using the rule of thirds or more examples with it in general. Aside from that I appreciate the fact that this was a learning game and the style in which it was portrayed was GREAT so I definitely hope to see more knowledge shared.

nguyenmv2 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Great game to play! Love the unconventional weapons, and narration. Did not see the point of letting the player jump, unless it was something that wasn't finished. Also, the game seems to not be consistent with the title. I recommend everyone to play this.

IamAcoconut says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 1:29am

Really great! Reminds me of Social's class where we had to identify which colonial power was most important in the establishment of New France: Economy, Culture, Military, or Knowledge! Cool game, I want more!

Embalaje says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 6:45am

Cool entry! It was very interesting to walk in the notebook.
Also nice graphics and mood! Great character design.

Red_Fan games says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 10:17pm

MAKE A LINUX VERSION!!!!

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