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

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Of Glorious Nation

by Xinelu - Jam Entry

Its been a long time... since our Glorius Nation was one.

By the sins of the past, our land was weakned and divided...

Will you fix this? Will you, our beloved leader, make this shattered land a Nation again?

A Strategy/Economy game about nation and warfare...

IMPORTANT: Read the section on tutorial to understand the gameplay

PS: For some bug reasons, the game was simplify... damm bugs =(.

PS 2: So i spend the last week trying to figure it out what is so wrong.. anyway i will make a feel changes to make the game playable! Thx for all the comments! =')

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A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:28am

Really hard to play and get into. It maybe would be cool if you can guide player though it with just not only text tutorial.

Jimbly says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:30am

Pressing the "Reconquer" button does nothing, I cannot start combat. I can Oppress Minorities a lot, so I feel like a monster...

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:32am

Didnt really understant it, but the concept seemed nice ;)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:32am

I couldn't seem to do anything? I could go to the map screen with the production and reconquer buttons, and I could get to the production screen, click the buttons to get money and buy tanks, go back to the map scree, the red country highlighted when I moused over it but I still couldn't seem to do anything but go back to the production screen.

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

I seem to be hitting invisible walls in the reconquer portion, so I can't get to any enemy tanks. Really nice RTS controls though!

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

No idea how to play your game :c. But it seems interesting.

mooncalf says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:38am

At first I couldn't figure out what to do. I was able to Reconquer by buying enough tanks (I think). Once there my tanks seemed to hit invisible barriers that prevented me from getting to enemies to attack.

Heissayen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:42am

I couldnt fight or do much... Looked like an interesting game tho.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:43am

So can you take money from minorities infinitely and make infinite tanks? It seems that way. I made 100+ but didn't have nearly that many tanks for the RTS portion. RTS controls felt kind of buggy too. Could be a pretty fun dictator simulator if things work a little smoother.

cxsquared says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:43am

Tried to follow the tutorial but couldn't figure out how to start combat.

Novaki says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:46am

Reconquer doesn't seem to work.

Literal Games says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:47am

It seems like you've got a good start here. The feel was really nice, and the context was good.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:50am

I couldn’t work out what I was doing or how to win. After a couple of minutes of doing stuff I gave up. I like the music and the concept.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:09am

It reminds me another game - Papers please! with its oppressive atmosphere. This is a solid project. The music is great. Thank you for this entry ++

MapleQuest says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:12am

I felt like there may have been a decent game here, especially once I got to the RTS section, but it's a bit hard to know what's going on.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:19am

I liked the take on "monster" and the overall theme. Looks like there are a few weird things to work out with the gameplay, but it mostly worked for me after some retries. The tanks get stuck eventually so I wasn't able to see the whole level.

Aiursrage2k says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:31am


Plomeg says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:08am

seems like not working, i can't reconquer anything, just go to the production tab and wreck the country, and then... "YOU WON" cinematic pops... could't rate it though

peterthehe says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:12am

Cool concept, could be better executed but its amazing for the time it was made in.

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:30pm

I didn't know what to do

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:43pm

It's a little difficult to get into the gameplay mechanics during the reconquer fase.
I like the sovietic feeling, it remembers me of "papers, please"! :D
You used construct 2! Well done btw! :D

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:08pm

This still buggy and broken, but i can see the concept is very good.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:09pm

40 tanks, couldn't reconquer anything. button just did nothing. Interesting idea though.

superpatch says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:22pm

It's no clear what action you can perform and when, maybe a real totuorial od more info during game could help. Music it's good with the concept. Interesting idea though.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:32pm

I can only build tanks, but can't reconquer...oh well.

Ptolo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:37pm

The rts portion was nice, I see you've gotten mousewheel zooming in :D
The panning controls only really worked on a very thin strip of the window.
Sorry I'm still very much in the game developer's mindset so anything your game does that mine didn't stands out :P
Good work for a competition piece :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Great music and nice mood. Gave the feeling of a North Korea or Soviet state making the game give quite well the intention of the theme! Sad about the bugs and it really made the game smaller. :(

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:14pm

I didn't seem to be able to enter combat via the reconquer button.

Music was real good!

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:11pm

Music is crazy awesome. But "Reconquer" is not working? What I should do?

foxboard says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:30pm

the concept seems great. I really like the methods to raise funds, it fits perfectly well with the theme. The choice of music is nice. I was sadly blocked by invisible walls in a tiny square and couldn't reach more than 2 tank enemies. Congrats for trying a complex concept in a short time!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:54pm

That's the first game i've seen that uses the theme of jam in a REALLY different way. You're a monster, if you wanna be. The worst monster in the world. Great idea.

godjammit says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:41am

Good music, mechanics and graphics convey oppressive atmosphere. UI needed a bit more responsiveness to convey activity. Also, # of minorities would be a good stat to have on the production screen.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:42am

sorry i really tried this, but couldn't do much. reconquer didn't work at all. good attempt and the theme approach is really good!

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:07am

I'm not sure if I can get into this game, I can't get past the reconquer button. :(

Macecraft says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:31am

Took a while to get anything to happen, it seems to take a few tries to get to the RTS part. When I got into the RTS portion, the tanks seemed to get stuck behind invisible walls, seemingly making it impossible to continue. A bit more extensive a tutorial would be really helpful.

Cerberus says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:03am

did not understand how to play it, but the concept was interesting

DruhinM says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:32am

The concept is nice. It was quite tough for me though

Otrora Games says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:07pm

I have encountered a few war games this time around and they are nice. Good idea, with more time I'm sure it will be even better.

Mekuri says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:44pm

I finally managed to get to the rts part. After reading the comments, I bought 100+ tanks, and suddenly the reconquer button worked.
It's a real shame that this game is so bug ridden, because the RTS part seemed really great, but invisible walls made it impossible to destroy all the enemy tanks.
Consider fixing the issues, as I'm pretty sure these bugs qualify as game breaking, and as such, you are allowed to fix them according to the Ludum Dare Jam rules.

Jesse Freeman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:56pm

I was also having issues trying to figure things out. Good try though.

collaboration says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:40pm

I don't get it, sorry

boardtobits says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:57pm

I could get money and buy tanks, but not actually attack anyone. I liked the theme though!

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:40am

If you have a mechanic to track who oppressed the most people, I'm sure I'm the biggest monster. Point made, I'll sell out anyone for infinite free money.

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:54am

The idea is unique but I missed tutorial :(

fistmaker says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:27am

Needed more direction on how to play. Good audio and theme interpretation.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:50pm

Very hard to judge as a strategy game that has not implemented any strategy yet.

Acerio says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Fits the theme very well. But very hard.

psydack says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:09am

Sorry can't play. Chrome Mac/OS

Darkflint says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:24pm

I had about 200 tanks but couldnt do anything with them. Smashing requonqer did nothing.
It is a feature or a bug i can get with my funds in minus?
Overall it seems like a good idea, converting the theme is good to, music is really nice too (why did you deactivate music-rating?), but i couldnt play it :(

jcsirron says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:01am

I couldn't get the Reconquer button to work, but I love the ominous music that plays in the plotting screen!

For reference, I am using the latest version of Firefox (40.0.3). Hopefully that helps.

superfreak says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:00am

Whilst the UI was a little wonky at times (the reconquer issue that is mentioned elsewhere) the overall idea for this game is superb. Thoughtful piece which (when the bugs are ironed out) has a great deal of potential.

logiclogue says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:58pm

I like the idea, however, it was difficult to get started. Thumbs up for the music.

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