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

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Kill Them With Kindness

by Hexatin - Compo Entry

You have been hired by the United Villains organization. You are undercover as a therapist to take advantage of the Hero while he is weak so that he stops being a hero.

The higher his happiness is, the more likely he is to take your advice, such as go to space. But once he reaches 100 happiness, whever you've managed to convince him to do by that point is what he will do.
So if he still wants to be a hero by the time he reaches 100, you will lose.

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amras0000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:10pm

The end of the game got a bit grindy since I couldn't increase my cash flow any more, so I havnen't seen the ending. Otherwise, a fun idea; wish I could rate for humor.

DarkMeatGames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:24pm

Awesome work! Loved the concept, and the art/sound really fit together nicely. Became a little repetitive after a while. Nice work!

terpin says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:02am

With a little polish you could make this one really sparkle ^^ Seriously though, I love the concept and the mechanics and "killing them with kindness" is one hell of an unusual weapon!

ranmaru90 says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 3:58am

LOL. Funny.

eemmbbeerr says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 2:57pm

Great idea! But I couldn't see if my encouragement cards were working.There should be some more feedback about their effect that “Ok, that's a good idea”. After that, I just rushed forward to 100 happiness by repeatedly pressing “Sympathize” and “Psychotherapy”. In the end, the game just stated that I won. I would have liked to know what the hero chose to become (Though it's probably retirement 'cause that's what I was convincing him to do).

May 3, 2015 @ 3:46pm

A really good concept that I hope you expand uppon. The only problem I noticed was that the session faded out as soon as the time hit 0 so you did not know how sucsesfull the thing you just did were.

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