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

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Disaster Theatre

by 12 Pechás Of Souls - Jam Entry

You're the director of the hot new theatre play in town, but your actors are being completely useless! Some of them learned the wrong script, and it's your job to make them behave!

You can use your megaphone, imbued with your directive prowess, to shoot a script towards an actor, who will learn it instantly and perform that part, and you can take their old script for another actor! But you have to be quick, because as we all know the internet age has reduced the patience of everyone, and your audience will quickly grow annoyed with your actors' incompetence!

====================== Instructions ====================
-A and D to move.
-Left click to shoot your current script
-On the upper right you'll have a brief line of text describing the script (for instance, "What a big mouth you have!" is Red Riding Hood's script)
-Click on the icons on the lower part of the screen to change between scenes.
-On the lower part of the screen is the audience's current satisfaction for each scene, don't let it fall too much or you'll lose!

====================== Credits =======================

- Moitapechá, @moitapecha ( ):
-- Cristina Arbones Pérez, @crisarbones: Character Art & Design
-- Lucas González, @LucasGZP: Game Design, Production

- Doce Brujos, @docebrujos (
-- Bruno Galán Adega, @ese_bruno: Character Art & Design
-- José Luis Jiménez López: Programming
-- Jose M Navarrete Vicente, @jm_nava: Programming

- a bonfire of souls, @abonfireofsouls (
-- Álvaro Anaya Marín, @Dantronk: Game Art & Design
-- David Báez de Burgos, @dabamaqui: Programming
-- Christian Fratta, @hherebus: Animation
-- Christian Luque Hurtado, Environment Art & Design

- Parejo Music, @parejomusic:
-- Daniel Parejo Pascual: Music & SFX

=================== Special thanks ======================

Our mascot, Gaara the Cat!

Downloads and Links




monika says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:38am

Lovely! I occasionally had trouble aiming, but I'm playing lying in bed on a touchpad so that's probably my fault. Prettiest game I've seen so far, the music fit, and it was pretty fun, too.

RoryD says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:44am

I think there's a good idea in here, but it's so confusing at the moment. It definitely requires a familiarity with individual lines of literature which I don't have. It's pretty hard once you jump into a scene to work out who is who, and what they should be saying.

Still I think it's a really interesting idea.

ccglp says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:45am

The idea is nice and the graphics are cool, good work overall.

mantis says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:48am

Great idea and execution :)

GanonsSpirit says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:51am

Does "Idle" actually go to someone, or is it used to just get another script? The audience boos everytime I use it.

kardamom says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:54am

Lovely graphics! And it is an innovative gameplay! I had a bit of trouble figuring out what to do, but after a bit of trying, it started to make sense... The feedback to the user could use some impromevemnt (e.g., showing that you hit a wrong person with the script - it took me a while to realize I am doing something wrong)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:55am

It is used to get another script when you start :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:55am

@GanonsSpirit the second one. Notice we are changing scripts so if we don't have an "auxiliary" one it would be impossible to do it.

But as you mentioned, It has not much sense the audience bossing with that. We will fix that

polegar says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:14am

Beautiful assets, really good work. But it is a bit too hard to find out whose actor need the script.

Big Cow says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:16am

Really nice graphics and animation. I feel it might work well as an educational game - it does rely on outside literary knowledge, which might be unfair on the player. The gameplay was innovative and unique, and a really nice take on the theme, I think.

Druid says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:21am

Great idea! I really liked this game.

ARubino says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:59pm

Great! The GFX where awsome, the gameplay worekd well.
It was fun to switch the scenes and there where made very good. Had fun playing it.

Paulozz says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:16pm

A bit confusing but lovely graphics and sound.

Hectigo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:31pm

The "Idle" script was really confusing for me too. Other than that the idea is fun and I love the watercolor graphics and the little animations!

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:34pm

A little confusing but once you get the hang of it it's a great game.

richiebranson says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:10am

had a bit of trouble with aiming at first, but once I got the hang of it, everything was cool. The music is AMAZING...loved the graphic puppet style as well.

Mase says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:26am

Cool Chozo statue.

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:35am

Neat concept, and well-executed, especially the music and graphics. I didn't have much problem finding the right person to give a script to, but it wasn't easy to figure out how to "save" a failing scene.

Diventurer says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:16pm

Very nice in many areas. I think the game is trying to tell me that I shouldn't work in theatre. :D

kipelovets says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:16pm

Awesome watercolor style! Cool idea, though it's not always obvious to find the matching play and actor (especially with lines like 'Idle' and '...')

Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:47pm

Your idea is really original, I liked the graphics and the way the characters were moving like puppets. The game is hard though: it can be pretty difficult to guess which line belong to which chacter of which play. And since every play takes place at the same time, you have to aim in haste...and fail a lot X')

Newt_ says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:16am

Loved the art style and the unique mechanic! It was a bit difficult to understand what to do, but I think I got it at the end. :)

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:28am

Absolute chaos. I wish my drama classes were like this.

Some response on success would help the player gauge when they're going in the right direction.

I like the watercolour art style, fits the game very well.

Conflei says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:29am

Dude what a game <3

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:33am

Interesting Graphics!

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Very fun, loved running between the different productions and swapping the scripts around. Great artwork, too. Nice job!

slowfrog says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Beautiful waterpaint graphics and nice music, interesting mechanics but a bit rough from the start. What should I do with --empty script-- for instance?
Very enjoyable anyway.

Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:14pm

@slowfrog your megaphone changes the script of the actor and the one woy have selected. --Empty script-- doesn't belong to any actor but you may need to give it to someone just for getting their script

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:45pm

It looked fantastic, but it was really tricky to play. Perhaps as others have commented, improving the feedback to the player would make it easier to understand when the player has done something right or wrong.

dcRfj15 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:32pm

Very well done, the Graphics were beautiful, the music accompanied the game very well. This is such a fun and creative concept :D. I hope this game does well.

Only problem was that occasionally getting the script to go into the person you want it to was hard.

Good job!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:05am

Just a quick message as a thank you to everyone who left a comment! Things like these help our professional growth immensely and you're all awesome, be your feedback posotove or negative <3

Timm638 says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 12:57pm

Was good.

DarkwindMedia says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 4:25pm

unique and iconic art style!

pistolshrimps says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 6:50pm

All the points for your game! Everything works great!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:25am

very cool idea - the graphics were wonderful - it was hard tho and would be nice if there were hints after certain time for people to show

May 1, 2015 @ 8:21pm

Awesome music and art!

jk5000 says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 8:19pm

Generally a really good idea, but find out what you are supposed to do is a little too difficult. Otherwise a nice game.

felipeberquo says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 4:49pm

The art is incredible! You guys had a great idea, it was much different than the other games we're used to play here! Congrats!

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