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

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USB Hero

by MoreRPG Team - Jam Entry

You are a hacker, whose unconventional weapon is a USB flash drive (which is not included in the jam version due to time limitations=).

- You have to hack the three computers in the office by using your LMB on them and then typing correct symbols in. (Hint: search for the blue screens).

- You have 3 attempts at successfully hacking each computer, but 7 in total.
- Each failed attempt reduces time you have for the mission.

- Beware of the searchlight, and try to avoid it.

- If you are playing with the sound turn on, you may sometimes hear coming footsteps, make sure to stay still (don't even move your head) until they pass through.

Movement - WASD, arrows
Look - mouse
Use - LMB (near specific computers)

During input:
Erase symbol - Backspase
Cancel input - Esc
Submit password - Enter

This was our first try on a LudumDare Jam.

Our team members:
Kirill Medvedev
Daria Paramonova
Anna Sviridenko
Vladimir Gaidenko

Updated version:



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Clavus says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:07pm

Too bad you couldn't properly finish it. I sort of see where you wanted to go. The fail states aren't too clear though, I keep randomly losing and I don't hear footsteps until I'm already in the game over screen. The hacking mechanic is nice but a bit simple. Graphically speaking the assets are quite nice but the environment is too dark. Good work :)

Saker Games says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:15pm


43iscoding says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Very moody environment, and nice models.

but I have shitted bricks when I heard footsteps o_o

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Had fun with this :) couldn't complete it though, kept getting heard or spotted and I am not sure by what. Good entry though.

steboots says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:10pm

Was very excited to see, would love to see it finished.

novadream says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:11pm

It was a pretty interesting idea, but would've been better if you could see what it was that was looking for you (unless I missed it). At any rate, I'd like to see more games with this kind of theme! :)

popcorn897 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:35pm

This game has so much potential. I liked the darkness and the feeling that you were creeping around trying not to get caught. The hacking mechanics were not bad once you learn what to do. (I also love the little detail of LD32 on the backs of the monitors :D )

Here are some problems with the game: First of all, it's not overly clear which computers you are supposed to hack. At least for me, only the first one was lit up blue, the others were either too subtle, or not lit up at all. Also if you get caught while mid-hack there is no way to escape or hide. Another problem is the hacking. When I first tried it, I didn't quite understand that the letters I typed went in the center. I thought they were more letters for me to type therefore I messed it up (I'm pretty dumb, yes). Maybe some indicator that your typed letters are there would be nice. Something else minor I noticed is that when ' comes up as a letter to type, I always thought it was a comma. The final problem (which you likely already know) is sound. The game is completely devoid of sound which almost kills the atmosphere. When the footsteps come in, they were unfitting and made me jump from the sudden volume.

Not a bad first entry. Congrats! Hope to see more from you guys in the future! (also, is programmist a word?)

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:12pm

Now, i feel like a hacker. :)

Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:39pm

Thank you for such detailed feedback:)
About too dark environment overall, or in some places, and other problems with light - this was a test lightmapping, and changing it would take some time (real time lightning and shadowing is a bit demanding on resources =).

Concerning computers which you have to hack - it would be too easy, if they were all bright blue (like in the screenshots), wouldn't it? But yes, we definitely will do something with it in the future.

If you have been caught while hacking - you can press the "Esc" button to cancel input, and run away ;)
Also, we will add some indication for input zone and change the list of symbols which you have to type, as it was also confusing for non-English speakers to find special symbols on their keyboard (I myself find it a part of a challenge for such players...)

About sounds in game - they were all prepared for the integration into the game, but we hadn't enough time for that (I was the one responsible for the sound effects, and believe me, they will immerse you more into game's atmoshpere=).

All this changes won't be present in this version, as it's already debugged and final working version for LD#32! (Programmist is a Russian word for programmer:).

popcorn897 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:56pm

Well cool. I'd like to see a post jam polished up version if you ever make one!

Taldius says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Nice game! However, because I'm not used to QWERTY keyboard, it was hard for me to play.
Anyway, good job!

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Nice game and have potential . Good job!

theflocks says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:53pm

I liked the idea, but I couldn't insert symbols like ? or _ into the computers :-(

nonetheless says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Pretty nice stealth game, great graphics, well done :)

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Cool concept, For the life of me, I could not figure out which computers to hack. The first one was blue, and I eventually figured that one out, but when I tried one with a gray screen nothing happened... even though it was obviously different from the other computers nearby.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:51pm

Bapto-bismol! Prepare to play with power! 40/50 -IGN

snapman_GT says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:20am

The first screen was blue, but the second two weren't? Managed to win after I started checking every single screen. Interesting idea, reminds me a lot of Quadrilateral Cowboy.

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:41am

It was a cool environment, though I think it needed a tutorial

HellBlazer says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:02pm

Interesting idea, though a bit underdeveloped in a game jam context (understandable). It's rather tedious to approach each computer to find out which ones are hackable, and it would be good to see what is actually looking for you. Good atmosphere and graphics though; a nice effort overall.

Dejvo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:54am

an hacking game that was actually good. well done

boateye says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:16pm

The Hacking was pretty fun, actually. some of the characters were tough to decipher initially, though. maybe try to avoid using symbols like the apostrophe, and the letter O and such as they tend to look similar to other symbols/letters

Apr 27, 2015 @ 11:20pm

Liked the office space setting, since my game also too place in an office setting but from a different era. liked the computer consoles

Techblogogy says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 7:52pm

This is quite a nice concept, with a little more time this could be a great game. Good job!

MaesK says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 11:23pm

Nice hacking mechanics. It might improve with some tutorial or a first stage to let players learn with ease, then get things more complex with bigger rooms and more complex hacking. Good job!

IL_yoshioka says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 7:28am


01101101 says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 12:56pm

No sfx no music ... it would be a great thing to add more mood ! Despite this is a good concept and pretty well done ... :)

piegames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:19pm

Funny game, but when I type "=" it writes "0"

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