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

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Quiet Riot

by GeorgeBroussard - Compo Entry

It's time to overthrow the King! You plan to cause a riot by handing out gold to the starving villagers while the King talks. Beware the King's guards. They cannot be avoided once you have their attention.

Controls: Use arrow keys to stand over villagers and give them gold (takes 1 sec). Avoid guards. If they get too close it's game over. The villagers faces change to happy when they have accepted your gold. Once they all have gold, they will riot and kill the King.

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ianburnette says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:30am

Nicely done. Love the visuals, and the gameplay is pretty challenging. More complex than it seems at first. I also love all the stuff the king is saying. Plague is NOT a problem!

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:40am

Great compo, nice graphics and effects, loved the game mechanics and mood :)

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:26am

Good graphics.
Good design.
Good effects.
Good premise.
Amazing what some manage to do in 48 hours.

talecrafter says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:57am

Amazing. The presentation is top, graphics and sound, but even better is the gameplay idea. It has the exact right mix of moving around, strategy and surprise.

Clavus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:41am

Nice concept, could've used a bit more depth to make it more interesting. Still, it's quite lovely for what it is.

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:28pm

This is a great presentation :) Really enjoyed it AND I got to quietly overthrow the king. Great writing too. Very enjoyable.

cgriff says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:12pm

Great game - hits all the right notes, a very complete package!

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Superb visuals, great feedback all around. A bit simple maybe but worth it for that polish =).

Great interpretation of the theme imho.

madjackmcmad says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:53pm

Looks and plays great, simple and clean idea. Well done.

Celt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:29pm

Ghosh...I'm a shameless fanboy of your LD games. This one only confirms it.

Docjekyll says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Brilliant interpretation of the theme, and great execution (hyuk hyuk hyuk).

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:00am

Wow, quite difficult to actually win, but I did finally manage to do it.

Absolutely love the old monitor-screen effect. Amazing how an added effect like that can really add to the overall feel of polish and evoke a specific feeling.

Top notch!

SteveSalmond says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:33am

Awesome work dude! The arcade screen presentation is neato, would love to see how you achieved that. :) Also the perfect amount of gameplay for LD I think - not too short, but also not so long that people with short attention spans tune out. Very impressed.

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:19pm

I love the old-school TV effect. Good job on making the guards' proximity obvious. Would have been neat if there were more levels with different configurations and patrol routes for the guards.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:23pm

Quite a basic game but pretty fun, and very polished and well executed for what it is. Cool take on the theme as well. I haven't managed to win yet, but I'll give it another go.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Loved the retro look and sprites, it was also just the right amount of challenge for me. It was nice idea too, kind of a different approach to overthrowing a king. Great entry!

KunoNoOni says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:47am

Absolutely brilliant! Great visuals, the old monitor effect makes the game feel more retro. I really wanted to break out my old Atari joystick and use it to control my player. I really enjoyed playing the game and look forward to learning from your source code.

Jamezila says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:55am

I led a proper revolt!

Anshul Goyal says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:07am

Brilliant game! Nice use of theme!
I really like the television style shader that you used.

alvivar says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:29am

Great game!

rogueNoodle says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:33pm

Nice take on the theme, and the king's quotes add a lot of humour. Do the guards get more aggressive as the villagers become happy? If not, might be interesting to try as a difficulty ramp.

Dege says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Great Game, really fun and innovative!

daredevildave says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:02pm

Great stuff. Really nicely worked with the theme. Balanced just right with getting everyone. Maybe you could add a time limit or just a counter to encourage some replay.

PapyPilgrim says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:36pm

That was pretty hard...

morbidcamel says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:57am

This is brilliant George. P.S. I've updated my page with more information thanks to you :) Web version should work now!

coderitual says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:50am

Fantastic mood. Nice is laso this old tv effect. The game itself might be a bit longer.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:54pm

The game itself is fun in its own right, but what really makes it for me is the tv effect. It has some nice touches (loved the dot-crawl around the title) and adds a ton of atmosphere to the game.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:50pm

It's a fun little game. The "old tv" effect is pretty cool but it got a bit annoying after a while.

Horsed says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:36am

One of the few games that I actually wanted to play through. Good job!

RyanNielson says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Great little game, I love the visuals and the main stealth mechanic is pretty fun. Could make an interesting multiplayer game where some players are guards and others are villagers.

norwalnate13 says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:05pm

This, sir, is quite the enjoyable little game. I love the concept of indirect combat. I still am unable to figure out how you accomplished the old monitor effect.

jhrrsn says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:14pm

Cool game! Dodging the guards is pretty challenging. I like what you did with the visuals, the retro feel is cool. I feel like maybe some kind of baiting/distraction mechanic might have made it a little deeper!

PixlWalkr says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 9:39am

Neat and fun game :)

deepnight says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 12:04pm

Ah ah excellent take on the theme! Probably one of your most polished entry :) The screen distortion works very well, and you did really great with the art: good job!
The gameplay would benefit from extra things like having ways to distract the guards, disguise yourself or having solid obstacles+view cones (like in a traditional stealth game).

Pierrec says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 7:48pm

Nice game!

blubberquark says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 4:42pm

Strength in numbers! One of the best games this LD!

May 8, 2015 @ 4:05pm

Pssst - you are in todays Ludum Dare to Believe! Check it out! -

HolyBlackCat says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 7:25pm

Despite being small, the game feels completed. Nice! Also, loved 'old monitor' shader.

May 9, 2015 @ 9:59am

Funny idea and cute graphics. Good job.

ruerob says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:32pm

Really great artstyle! I like the old TV style a lot! The gameplay is challenging and when I die I know it was my fault! Great game!

tmpxyz says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:53pm

Compact and solid design, well done!

yuigoto says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 3:52am

Nice entry! Adorable graphics and the tube tv effect! :) Nice work with sound and controls too!

The use of theme is pretty well done and the game is quite challenging, despite its simplicity! :3

Really Good! To understand and feel the game, you must play! No, you MUST play this game because it's GOOD! :D

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