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

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Propaganda Defence

by scorched - Compo Entry

You're the president of a small country. The citizens are sometimes annoying you with marches near your residence. You must detract their attention by building mind-relaxing services and by using propaganda (unlocked during the game).

Genre is tower defence. Controls are left mouse button for nearly everything (select service at the bottom right corner, then click on the small building of your choice). Sometimes you need right mouse button (where you see green mouse icon). You can also move camera using keyboard arrows.

Built using Unity 3D, GIMP, and "Press Start 2P" font (

- Semi-fixed the pathfinding bug, still occurs sometimes ]:->
- Lowered default resolution for top HUD to fit Ludum Dare webpage

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TaoPhoenix says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:19pm

This looks locked behind Google Drive.

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:23pm

@TaoPhoenix, thanks, I overlooked it. Seems to be fixed now

haveric says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:31pm

Seems almost too simplistic. It was pretty easy to alternate items and only rarely switch out one thing for another. The pathfinding seems to bug out a bit on the right top and bottom where a couple guys would get stuck occasionally.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:36pm

Fun little tower defense game, nice job. There does seem to be a bit of a bug where mobs get stuck behind buildings, so early on one needs to be careful to not end up in a situation with no money and one of these stuck mobs or it's game reset. It's not really an issue later in the game once you have more money.

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Thanks, I consider rebalancing and polishing at some point later. Anyone knows how to fix the pathfinding bug? It seems strange that it gets stuck at static obstacles for they are expected to be taken into account from the beginning

Zeriver says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:02pm

So your weapon is manipulation? Pretty clever.

It's a neat tower defense game, maybe too easy.
Also sometimes citizens get stuck on building.

Arowx says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:27pm

Like the concept, the game was fun but lock up after i played for about 30 seconds not sure why. The little people stopped moving.

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:31pm

@Zeriver, your weapon is *anything* just to keep them away from residence:-D
I originally planed an intro with an adviser saying that you can only use weapons not prohibited by International Conventions, hence unconventional:-)

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:36pm

@Arowx, your game looks way more complex than mine. Can you tell where can I read more about strategy game balancing? (for newbie)

EwChap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:32pm

fun, but i got stuck with no money (my own fault) and a never ending game (no indicator of my own health or score, no way to restart, no towers in range of the one enemy hitting me.

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:39pm

@EwChap, I see. To be able to view health in embedded mode click "Toggle Fullscreen".

texdata says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:07pm

sometimes they get stuck, but idea is quite good !

EvilTroopa says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:12pm

Nice idea, respects the theme. I would have liked some sounds and better graphics, but it works :)

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Cute little tower defence - shame about the pathfinding bug, it seems to happen a lot.

Sytech says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:52pm

Really good take on the theme! Nice graphics. A bit too easy though and the people occasionally got stuck, breaking gameplay in the first wave.

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:24am

Very funny game!
And if you'd like it has something to say about dictatorships (of course).

eddynardo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:55pm

Clever weapon idea.I really like tower defence games and this is preety innovative :)

ogrepixel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:58pm

Nice theme idea, the problem is I knew what to do until the 3rd time I played it, It needs more info of how to play. =)

sbarrio says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:26pm

Nice graphics and use of the theme. Awesome entry!

fixitteam says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:43pm

that's a funny idea. well done :)

sydan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:25pm

This is a fun little game! However as some have said it is too easily, sadly this can make it dull quickly, if I had half the amount of money to play with I would have had to really think about my choices, so I sort of played it that way to see what it was like and I really enjoyed it! I like your take on the theme!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:26pm

It would be nice to be able to sell a building, or build over an exisiting one. When a single person who is not affected by the towers arround your base gets there then you have just lost the game. It would also be nice to be able to restart the game when you know there is no winning.

reiknight says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Need sounds, the bug of the pathfinding is annoying but, the game is great and curious way of interpret the theme.

scorched says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:37am

@TheScopelessOne, thanks for feedback. You are able to build over an existing tower. Of course, it's available from level 3, when there are 2 tower types for you to choose from. I'll consider selling point though
@reiknight, I plan to add sounds post-compo. My opinion is bfxr sounds do not fit there, so I just went without them this time:-)

edve98 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:34pm

Very easy- I was only waiting for the wave to pass so I could read what the fuss will be about next time - as citizens were killed almost instantly, and I had tons of cash

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 12:18am

I didn't want to win 8th wave >.<
Propaganda seemed to not do anything and it was too easy, but still great concept!

scorched says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:43pm

@nihilaleph, why not? :-)
It's activated manually by right-clicking.

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