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

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People Can Be Monsters

by amras0000 - Compo Entry

Play as a totalitarian ruler trying to manage a rebel threat.
The game is a series of simultaneous minigames all based around the theme of Secret Police and various abuses of freedom and civilian safety.

TAB-arrest caller
ENTER-change headlines
A-Z - kill civilian
Mouse+LMB - kill prisoner
2-5 - adjust cameras (hover mouse over desired spot then press key)
--note that pressing a key over the associated camera will turn the camera off.

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andyman404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:53am

Great interpretation of the theme! I'm not sure if I played the game right, but I had fun figuring it out and getting busted by the rebels.

DarkCart says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:54am

Now this game is original. Not the common role reversal like my game and the many others like it.

Koneke says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Definitely a cool interpretation of the theme! UI wasn't entirely clear (e.g., I had difficulties telling when the game was actually ending (too soon!)), but the theming felt very strong.

Took me a while to figure out that you could actually edit the headlines and not just erase them, but once I found that out it was fun editing even the harmless ones into ones I found more fitting of a person in my position. I also had some issues reading the wiretap in the ordinary graphics mode, but it was fine in the seizure-friendly mode.

Really enjoyed it overall, would like to see it going on for longer and having some progression in it.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Enjoyed your interpretations of the theme. Quite smart, actually. Good work

evandaley says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:48pm

Good work. The graphics were a little bit too cartoonish for me but still a great game. Nice job

gingerBill says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:20pm

A little a confusing to begin with but got better as I played. Quite original in design.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:28pm

The submission breaks several Compo rules. It uses pre-made assets and direcy copyrighted materials. You might want to put this in the Jam instead. You're allowed to use pre-made assets in that. Your Welcome.

VDZ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:51pm

A note to other users:
ThomeTheMagician's comment above is slander written as revenge for the creator posting the same comment on his entry (which does genuinely use copyrighted materials). Don't pay any attention to this troll, this game is legit.

amras0000 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:54pm

I assure you, Thome, that everything in the game is of my own creation. The only non-fictional things mentioned in the game are: England, France, and Ludum Dare. All content is made by hand in Photoshop, Unity, and various audio software.
I realize you're frustrated at the negative response to your game, but don't you think it's a bit childish to copy the text of my comment to mock me?

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:34pm

Unfortunately I couldn't test it. I try to click on start, and nothing happens :(.

amras0000 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:06pm

Mathieu: Which version are you running/on what system?

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:16pm

So crazy! It's really hard to keep track of what's going on, but that's totally the point! great game!

Quij says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Cool idea! Took me a little bit to figure out what was going on, especially with the wire-tapping. Additional feedback on pressing Tab could help. Once I got that down though, it was fun to manage everything at once.

Ramiel says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:45pm

Interesting idea. I think you should improve the tutorial. I didn't really get how to play from it. And using 'R' to restart didn't work.
But nice approach on the theme.

bvanschooten says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:56pm

Cool, a political game! I like the idea of simultaneous minigames as security cameras.

Biruts says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 9:32am

@amras: Windows, on Windows 7 64 bits.

amras0000 says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:29pm

I can't really reproduce the problem, then. I've tested the game thoroughly on win 7x64. Sorry :T

mattthehoopy says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Very cool idea, Though I Don't think wiretapping was working? And R to restart was not working either.

Still enjoyed it though :D

Nurbs says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 4:12pm


cyrixd says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 8:30am

Really cool concept that took me a few tries to figure out (including losing during the 'tutorial'). Would be good to have a slower introduction to ensure players know all the mechanics before they can lose. Great interpretation of the theme, and a pretty fun game as well. Nice work.

JonathanG says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:27am

I really like the concept, but the game itself confused me somewhat. For me, it wasn’t clear how the wire-tapping mini game worked at all, though I did work out that I only wanted to execute red civilians(?). The audio and graphics were consistent and worked well together, and the humour was spot-on. The ability to switch the cameras around is cool, but I didn’t understand what purpose it served - then again, there was a fair bit I didn’t understand! Overall, fun, different, and very amusing, but I would’ve scored it higher if there was a bit more explanation of what was going on!

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