Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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In the Lab

by halemaster - Compo Entry

You are a scientist in a lab, building... something.
This game explores ideas about the building of weaponry and the ideas about when it is ok for us to do so and when it makes us the monsters ourselves.

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." - Oppenheimer quoting Bhagavad Gita after the creation of the atomic bomb.

In terms of gameplay, there are 3 different mini games based upon classic games. You play one each day for a week. If you beat a mini game, you gain some stat increase to your device. If you lose you get nothing for the day. There are 5 different endings, but 3 are pretty similar to each other (leaving 3 distinct endings). Good Luck!
Also, don't mention the actual spoilers below. When you play the game there is a big spoiler and I'd rather people experience it for themselves :3

Any scientific processes depicted in the mini games are completely non-accurate! Do not take them as truth!

Game Maker Studio
RiouxSVN for CVS(code is provided in link for source on Dropbox. Provided as is for latest changes to the game.)
My Guitar

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haloguy397 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:59am

Not really on topic but still a cool and well made game!

guoboism says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:39am

How to enter those mini games?

halemaster says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:37am

You move over the mainframe, table, or the switch to the far right and a message pops up on the bottom saying to press up. I think its a little hard to see.

Quetzakol says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:31am

I think there are a lot of problems in the mini games : the tetris is way too wide and the pieces fall very slowly, I don't know how much time it took me to fill to rows but it was very long. Same thing with the pong, it should be at least 2 times faster to be a little fun. The music is also repetitive.

Still, it was not a bad idea and I would have liked to see the end of the story which seemed fun :) Good job anyway !

Romaing says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:06pm

I like the variety of mini games, and there is a lot of content, well done for this short amount of time. The mini games are a too slow however, and the chemistry mini game is really hard. Good entry!

sergicollado says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Very couriose music, I get the point, and amazing idea.

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