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

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Hell Court

by chuckeles - Jam Entry

Welcome to Hell Court!
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You play as a devil and hurt humans that fall into the hell. Each level has its own goals, but the gist of it is that you ask the human about their sins and then deal appropriate amount of mental and physical damage. After that, you return the human to your evil masters. Use your minions and contraptions to scare and hurt poor humans just enough so that they wish they've never done anything bad!

Notes
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**IMPORTANT: Return humans by dropping them near the statue.** (I forgot to add a tutorial for that.)
When you use the embedded version, please use fullscreen.

After you play the game, please answer these 2 questions if you have some spare time:
http://tally.tl/305NP
http://tally.tl/Q6J5e
Thank you very much!

Score
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The game has a scoring system (press Tab). Feel free to printscreen your highscore tables, I'm curious :).

Post Mortem and updates
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Post Mortem is over here: http://ludumdare.com/compo/2015/08/28/hell-court-post-mortem/. I have updated the game since the jam. This page and itch.io have an updated version. If you want the original, check out the link below.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#64Theme(Jam)4.13
#88Innovation(Jam)3.77
#94Humor(Jam)3.77
#191Mood(Jam)3.59
#231Overall(Jam)3.59
#409Fun(Jam)3.22
#410Graphics(Jam)3.62
#437Audio(Jam)3.00

Comments

wilpel1234 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:25pm

Thanks for this awesome game, Funny dialoges!

Acerio says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Funny game. Graphics were cool. It was a fun game play and I'd love to play more of it. The dialogue system was amazing too.

Zephyrstryke says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:41pm

Loved the graphics! I want to definitely incorporate that look and feel in future games. Thought the concept was cool and the dialogue was a cool touch!

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:38pm

That was relly fun and clever

Gamepopper says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Graphics but simplistic but I like the concept, being a keeper of hell and all.

Arche-san says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:32am

Extraordinary concept. I love the : "What have you done !" part. Not sure the platform part was needed though. It would make an incredible simulation game (punish pyromans with fire, murderer with spikes, bullies with terror skeletons, ...). Really great entry !

Ulydev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:34am

Amazing idea!

FiSilva says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:47am

Great concept and I like the simple art

Afenda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:51am

I kicked my cat... awesome fun game i like it good dialog

Galvesmash says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Great game! Loved to punish humans for their sins! But the real monsters are the humans, not (we) the devil punishing them!

brombatti says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:45pm

the graphics was so simple and amazing. It's great to stare at the screen. A great little game. Congratulations.

chuckeles says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:11am

Thanks everyone for playing! If you have time, please answer these 2 questions:
http://tally.tl/305NP
http://tally.tl/Q6J5e

Thanks again! :)

lemer says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:07pm

That was a really intestesting and funny game. Great gameplay. Very good work.

01101101 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Fun game, nice graphics!
The concept is pretty cool too, shows potential.
Good job!

JackDegree says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Nice :D

Pickens Inc. says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:35pm

Nice dialogue, sleek minimalistic graphics. Unfortunately, I felt this fell short in the gameplay aspect, as it became repettitive to sit there and wait for pain levels to be adequate. Nice concept, too!

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:39pm

The art is really great, sound and visuals are really pleasant. The game itselft is really fun. top quality entry!

Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:10pm

This was a great idea and it really fits the theme. I had a a a lot of fun :).

Sanju says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:19pm

This is a great entry. The sound and the graphics are simple but worked very well together. I loved to play as a little human-punishing devil, but I overdone some of them... XD

euske says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:02am

I found working at Hell is kinda tedious. Hats off to our hard-working demons.

jofra says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:38pm

very cool game! awesome gameplay!
the trials were pretty funny x)
Gj

pirate_shell says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:16pm

The idea was very creative and the execution was quite good. I feel like a more fun way of actually punishing people would have been better. That said, I didn't make it far but what I did play was very creative and well made. Overall, good entry!

QuexD says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:16pm

The camera can be a bit weird at times but it did not impact the gameplay, overall great job!

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:22pm

everyone punched their sisters XD Great art and theme. Speaking with the humans is a blast!

Denis347 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:23pm

Funny game and great gameplay!

xWarZonex says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Really cool concept, but the game felt really slow.

chuckeles says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:18pm

Thanks everyone for playing and feedback!

Based on the feedback and statistics I updated the game a little. I will continue to work on the game, hopefully making it into a full one ;).

BoyWithStick says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Interesting idea. I would have like a more active way of punishing the sinners, but I can see this type of game play getting really hectic with the passive elements the player has to manage. Funny dialog!

kles4enko says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:53pm

everything is good!

bombjack says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:09pm

Original concept. Quite fun. good job :)

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