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

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I Dream Of Big Boats - The Office Theft

by snake5 - Jam Entry

I Dream Of Big Boats - The Office Theft

a game by snake5


> Story:

There's a man named Jack - he wants to buy a yacht.
He steals from charities to fund his dream.
Oh, but... did I say "he"? No, it's you.
Your mission is not to stop him.
In this game, you *are* him.
You are the monster.
There's $ 950 000 already collected. You need to collect $ 50 000 more.
Hack computers, don't let yourself get noticed.

> Controls:

W/A/S/D - move
mouse - look around
left mouse button - hack/abort
left shift - sprint
space (hold) - speed up cutscene (to skip)
tab - check objectives

[!] most controls can be remapped in the Options menu

> Credits:

Main developer: Arvīds "snake5" Kokins
FMOD Sound System by Firelight Technologies
Character art generated in Fuse / Mixamo
Additional code & art licensed from various authors.

> Changes:

Fixed support for AMD graphics cards: renamed the executable and fixed rendering code.

Downloads and Links




samcoy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:33pm

I really like how this game felt. Couple of suggestions:

- Please don't make the cutscene text white, it clashes with the office.
- Make a tutorial more readily available in game.

snake5 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:44pm

samcoy: I added a black shadow to the cutscene text, should be easier to read now. As for the tutorial, I also wish there was one but it's out of the project scope this time. :(

teknic says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:04pm

seemed very difficult - the guards don't appear to move in a pattern - which means success is pure chance :(

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:26am

PLease OS X/web version :(

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:28am


pixzleone says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:03am

That was really cool, and I really liked the style!
Good job!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:06am

Good entry. You can improve the design level in the women's movement. Not to make more difficult, but to make the player need to observe their movements.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:16am

Good if basic stealth concept; reminds me of the cubicle stage in Path of Neo a decade ago. The game on Unity was quite choppy in performance, though that could be an issue on my part. Good work!

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:50am

Amazing graphics. It felt nice.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:24pm

Pretty difficuly but nice little game.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:58pm

I like the stealth concept, a nice take on the theme. The visual are appealing, the heavy use of ambient occlusion works. Well done!

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Amazing for a jam. Good work. i love the game feel.

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

Fun game! Great music, flawless graphics. The contrasts were perfect, everything was very visually appealing. The game gets really tough towards the end, I would have loved to explore more of the building (i.e. other offices). Well done!

triplefox says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:54am

It booted but did not show a title or allow control, just showed a scene with characters. (This is on AMD A10-4600M laptop with Radeon HD 7660G)

snake5 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:34am

triplefox: Could you try updating your graphics card drivers? I've read about the same issue happening with an AMD graphics card in one other case and I know of at least one AMD GPU that displays the game correctly so maybe it's at least partially a driver issue.

Zephyr Raine says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:50am

Had fun, cool music

Benjamin says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:52am

On my first tries I was trying to turn and keep a watch on my back. But when I realive that I just have to watch the suspicion bar and leave my cursor on the computer the game became too easy. Maybe suspicion warning should be available only if you see the guard.

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:54am

I love to feel nerves by being caught by guards, but i don't understand why you are the monster :/

kidando says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:48am

hahahahaha. What a funny but hard game. I loved it. You could really turn this into a full game. with different missions and what not. So that Jack can dream for more than just a boat. Nice entry dude!

kalinova says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:26pm

All that effort and I didn't even get to see the boat I worked so hard to steal money to buy! Booo!

Seriously, it's not a bad game, but the employee movement seems totally random: maybe if they had paths and routines that could be observed it would give the game more depth. Right now the action is pretty rudimentary and based more on luck than stealth skill.

jk5000 says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:53am

A great story and a fun game to play.

Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:44pm

Great game! Not easy at first but once you get the hang of it it turns into an exciting stealth game.
One thing I suggest for maybe a post jam version would be adding vocal-feedback sounds for the patrolling women.

Keep up the good work!

crucknuk says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:07am

Definitely original, what a monster this guy...

Good ambience, i could feel the stress when i was hacking a pc. And well done for I.A

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