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

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Dysforgiveness

by evilseanbot - Jam Entry

Dysforgiveness is an analog game where you experience the futuristic process of changing your body to fit your mental model.

Dysforgiveness is an extremely intimate game, involving rubbing ideal body parts (paper cards) off of each others' bodies. It should be played by people who are comfortable with exploring the concept with whoever they are playing with. If anyone wishes to stop playing at any time, they should raise their hand so that play can stop.

Developers:
Laura E Hall.
Seanna Musgrave

Music used is "Lost Ship" By Lee Rosevere

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness54%
#339Innovation(Jam)3.35
#906Mood(Jam)2.38
#1038Fun(Jam)2.00
#1057Theme(Jam)1.58
#1080Overall(Jam)2.15

Comments

Nikteddy92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:19am

wow.. this game is.. "strange"..
But I'll try it IRL ;D

Zeriver says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:20am

Well... that's an unconventional idea.
After reading rules im still not sure if i really get it.
Well but i listened to song so at least i rated this.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:38am

I don't think I have someone on hand I can try this with, but do you know if it's okay to rate it just from reading the rules?

natalye says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:53am

The rules are not clear enough, for example, it's unclear whether you have to swap a body part with another or you can just take one, or swap two for one etc.
Some examples for interesting "body configurations" would help understand how the game works.

The message you're trying to convey is great, but I don't think the current game rules would convey that message very well.

Also, don't see the relation to the theme.

I recommend writing a more concise rulebook and then playtesting a lot to make the message meaningful (perhaps it can be a little less obvious from the start, a later realization of the message can make it have more effect).
Also, probably best to new people as much as possible so that the message isn't 'spoiled'.

Good luck with this! :)

mpath says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:36am

Cannot rate because there's no single player, but I really appreciate seeing a game that isn't digital. Thank you.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:38am

As a trans woman, I soooo know what your endgame means. Wow :D Kudos for the super innovative idea

Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:53am

Can you make video walkthrough on youtube? I'm not sure that I understand rules correctly.

careless says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:11am

I like the idea of making an analogue game and you have thought outside of the box.

I am not sure I will get anyone to play this with though. Maybe if you posted a video?

monika says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:54am

Amazing! I know I have velcro lying around...

diiq says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:17am

Cool way to explore dysmorphia!

It might benefit from a random deal at the beginning -- sometimes you get *some* of what you want.

At the moment, it's open to be played collaboratively or competitively; it might be interesting to explore modifications that push it more towards one or the other.

Great work!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:01am

Would it be possible to upload a video to show what play looks like for those of us who can't download it?

vikpek says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 2:07pm

Innovative idea. Not sure whether I get the idea though.

Saker Games says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 10:05pm

Hm... Interesting idea but I don't have a partner for playing this. That's a good idea (@Yaroslav Kravtsov) uploading a video for demonstration.

DarkGrisen says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 10:06pm

I wanted to rate the graphics because it is so good that it looks like reality!

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