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

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Hoi Polloi - The Majority

by Riccardo - Compo Entry

This is my entry for my first Ludum Dare!

In Hoi Polloi, the gamer impersonates a solitary parliament member craving for power, in the name of the "hoi polloi" (i.e., "the many", "the majority"). To conquer other parliament members, he touches them with his body. The more members he lures, the bigger his party becomes, and the slower his party moves around inside the parliament. The politician's goal is to take possession of the entire parliament!

Thanks everyone for playing!

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TrickGames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:48pm

I have no idea why this game is soo addicting! I love it :)

Good job.

I would like to see alittle more AI from the pigs though.

Riccardo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:01pm

I have plans (for a post-compo version) to add some twists to pigs' behavior, e.g., leaving the party, or voluntarly joining it ("surrender" would be the right word :D) I would also like to add a "rogue pig" that would be able to overturn the status quo once the main character has conquered the majority, by following his same behaviors.

Benjamin says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:27am

the audio is creepy, it adds a lot to the mood of your game.

eddynardo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:00am

well made, if only you had added some more content

jk5000 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:30am

I love the concept and the introductory speech. Unfortunately, my the FPS on my computer, was very low in this game.

Blunt says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:05pm

Interesting Audio

Big Cow says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:14pm

beautiful game! loved it! my favourite LD32 game so far. great mood, really nice take on theme, and the mechanics supported it well. the mechanics are really innovative, fun and simple. well done!!

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