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

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Labor Day the Game

by hinerz - Jam Entry


WASD to move
Q to kill worker or boss
F to feed mushroom to worker or boss
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to switch between cameras

There are cameras everywhere at DelightWorks toy factory, even the restroom. The manager, Miz, is also ubiquitous, she can go make sure everyone can do their work properly. Unfortunately, some workers steal. Some just slack off. But Miz is there to make sure that they are corrected.

Mushrooms are great for motivating tired workers. It even works for the Boss, who is apparently addicted to watching distracting things on his computer.

How to win:
Kill anyone who is stealing. (thinking of dollar signs)
Feed mushroom to anyone who is lazy. (either boss imagining sexy things/blushing or worker zzz-sleeping)
The scoring system ONLY cares about how many quotas you meet. Doesn't matter if you kill anyone or don't kill anyone or how many mushrooms are fed. This is the system!! :P

I'm a one woman team who did art & coding. Sorry for programmer art. Music from Incompetech "Move Forward".

Downloads and Links




Elenesski says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:12pm

For those trying to get it to work, try refreshing the page a few times. Perhaps a browser cashing issue?

Anyway, good idea ... I found it too easy to KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! ... err wait, feed ... feed ... :)

hinerz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:39am

Thanks! Yeah, and if your input isn't being registered, try clicking around the game (white area between the background and the game), that works for me!

fatSquirrel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:35am

Took a few refreshes to get it working. Nice graphics and music.

conradte3 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:00am

Haha nice idea. Kind of wish I had more worker replacements so I could slaughter more backstabbing thieves >:D and I don't need quite so many mushrooms. Otherwise, very nice game :)

panda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:07am

Properly dystopian! The second time around, for some reason, I only ever got one worker. Perhaps there was too much killing earlier? Cool graphics and music, nice theme, well done!

Divitos says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:08am

Very good idea, and very good execution, all topped off with a pretty paint of polish.

Sicilica says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:39am

Hehehe, this was a really interesting idea! Took me a little while at first to figure everything out. It would have been cool if it was like a shorter day, with multiple challenges each day.

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:07am

This was fun! though I think i found a bug: If you kill evryone and are out of workers to spawn, when you restart the game there are no workes.
Good job!

khahem says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:42am

That was very fun and original, great job !

I wish I had more replacement workers too, so many thieves.. :)

MrTwister says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:18am

Hahaha, so fun! LOVED IT!
I *somehow* ran out of workers pretty soon. I kinda needed more workers because most of them were lazy thieves!
It's a really incredible entry and loved every bit of it. Congrats!

hinerz says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:23pm

Thanks for the support, everyone!

Yeah, so the thieves/lazy workers are spawned randomly (Lazy more common than thieves) so it's entirely possible that you just got lucky and happened to get more thieves.

Also, there is a bug that when you restart, I think it doesn't respawn the workers! :( I would fix it but I think that's not under the category of something I can fix post-jam. Sorry, and please refresh the page if you want to play another round :( It's possible to get an A as your grade! I'd love to see what everyone got.

spotco says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:47am

Interesting game, felt the objectives (in what exactly you needed to be doing moment-to-moment) were a little unclear, but loved the little quotes everywhere. What kind of porn has pink bats flying in the background? :)

Jishenaz says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:09pm

I got a C+. It's hard managing everyone. XD
Nice game!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:10pm

Great entry! Congrats!

careless says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Took a few seconds messing about to work out what to do, but then was fun. Bears and Rabbits seemed pretty easy to get made but kept falling short on the controllers!

A nice idea which would be even better given some more time to sort out levels etc.

Nice graphics and the music also. Well done!

Stechas says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 9:28pm

This game has made my day :) Just going around and decide wheter to give tasty mushroom to motivate employee or just end his life and catching boss watching porn ... high fun factor :D

Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Excellent entry! The theme is integrated very well. I found that I kept running out of workers, even after only killing the thieves, but perhaps I was just unlucky. Great graphics, though! 4.5/5 overall.

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