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

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Judge, Jury, and Executable

by Chadivision - Compo Entry

Your spacecraft's life support system has been irreparably damaged and is now capable of sustaining only one person, not three. The "Unconventional Weapon" is a program on the ship's computer, called "chucky_the_arbiter.exe". Chucky has been tasked with deciding who lives and who dies.

If you're up for some good ol' fashioned dark comedy, this simple game is definitely worth sixty seconds of your time.

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stuffedgravy says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:33am

Well you got the humor part down :P
Aside from that, unfortunately it's just a quiz you take. I'd suggest either having a larger pool of random questions for replay value, but really a quiz as a mechanic for a game isn't that exciting. I said 4 stars for mood because the dialogue was well written and the UI/graphics immersed me pretty well.

mcmahoniel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:29am

Definitely not a conventional game, but I like the idea.

Cheshyr says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:30am

that was fun. nice work.

Chadivision says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:36am

Thanks. The writing was really the only part I focused on. It's kind of a one trick pony, but hopefully it will get a few laughs.

Sim00n says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:51pm

I got some laughs out of it but that's about it. Expand the story and make it into a book :D

calavera says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:29am

Lol! 5 for humor =D

scumbly says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:35am

Liked it. Would have been neat if the UI were on a terminal screen -- the star field could be seen through a window in the background maybe? And a little more sense of what the computer "thought" about my answers, maybe a snarky response to some of my specific choices.

Taldius says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:38am

well...I don't know what to think of this...

jhell says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:12am

Hi, liked it for what it is, gave me some chuckles :). Well executed!

NoxiiStudio says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:24pm

Nice idea, very funny. But... it's missing something else... ANYTHING!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:39pm

I dig it! I enjoyed the humor, and I'm a fan of short little experiences like this. The story was original too

Chadivision says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:19pm

@scumbly There actually is some internal logic behind what answers the computer likes and doesn't like, and he has certain biases against certain crew members. Originally there were going to be some mechanics where you can do certain things to get more insight, and use that info to help you choose your answers more carefully.

I ended up being really sick the entire weekend, and this was all I had the energy for. I almost didn't participate at all, but instead I decided to do the smallest project I could think of.

Hopefully I can do something more ambitious for LD 33.

Apr 29, 2015 @ 1:33am

Funny little game! I included it in part 7 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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