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Dread God

by Somfin - Compo Entry

Apparently my upload killed my texture quality. I've fixed it, I hope.

In Dread God, you play as an evil deity attempting to use surreptitious influence upon the populace of a small seaside town, in order to build a sufficiently large cult and destroy the world.

Unfortunately, your cultists are bloodthirsty idiots.

Click on people to influence them, converting them to your cult. Be warned, though- you cannot influence someone who is being watched by another. Direct your cult by clicking on the ground- use them to break lines of sight, or just outright murder witnesses. Know that your cultists need no excuse to start outright attacking citizens.

Drag the world map with a right-click to adjust your view.

PLEASE NOTE: There appears to be a bug where the click effect will end up off centre. Because of the way the game handles clicking, please make sure to either play in a window, or at your screen's native resolution.

Downloads and Links




Somfin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:48am

Please note- the web build on GameJolt currently has a technical issue with the HUD, in that it is displaying improperly. I don't know how to fix this, so for the moment, I'm taking that link off.

TimWright says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:44am

Windows version - works for me. I will be playing this some more. Very original idea!

VampyVampire says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:49am

Awesome. Really interesting take, really interesting results.

ENDESGA says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:50am

That title looks amazing, but the rest of the art was lacking a little... Great game! Love it :)

Ekibyou says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:51am

Overall great game! Cool mechanic that worked nicely, everything went exactly as I expected. The game did end quite suddenly though, not sure if I won?

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:51am

I really enjoyed this! My only complaint is the villager re-spawn rate. It took me a moment to figure out what exactly I was doing and by that time there were so many villagers it was impossible to pick one out, though that is minor and after I figured it out I was pillaging and converting right and left!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:51am

The red stuff that is supposed to line up with my mouse doesn't work. Maybe a scaling issue since the offset increases as the mouse moves to the right of the screen.

Mattress says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:54am

The clicking-thing is offcenter. The people and the HUD look awful, but the rest of the game was interesting. Fix those problems up, and this could be a very fun, maybe even sell-able game!

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:03am

I loved the simplistic Graphics :D

inurashii says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:48am

Fun toy! Bit of a feast-or-famine when it comes to difficulty -- I got quickly overwhelmed by the high spawn rate of the villagers, but when I figured out that I could 'claim' the NE docks, things got super easy. Not thrilled with the different pixel resolutions, but otherwise pretty good! :)

jstclair13 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:35am

I wont open on the mac. Let me know when it's fixed and i will come back

Tuism says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:22am

Yea, OSX doesn't work, sorry. Let me know when there's an update.

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

oh, i love this little minions-cultists, it's so cute how they kill all people :D
i like it, i love to control the swarm of something!
nice entry!

t4u says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:22pm

love those little guys in robe. I guess if you fill cult bar to full you have won. Is that correct because my game just ended?

Somfin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:31pm

I've put up a new web version, and a new mac version- and yeah, the ending is a bit sudden.

quill18 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:35am

The concept and the art is gold. Love the transform-into-cultist animation.

Xanderzoo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:38am

Great game!

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:39am

nice game nice graphics <3

Bsevers18 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:45am

Lots of potential! creting an army of cultists is real fun, mwahahaha!! Would love to see this expanded on with shrines and upgrades!

Rani_Sputnik says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:57am

It was a bit hard to move the camera with the right-mouse (mines a bit wonky) and I didn't really understand if at the end of the game I was winning (I presume I was because the cult bar filled all the way up but the way the music unwound I thought I might have done something wrong.) Other than those two gripes, great game!

Karai17 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:41am

Neat game! Took me a while to figure out how line of sight and such worked but once I figured it all out, the game became a lot more fun and interesting. Great entry!

FieroNZ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:44am

Really cool! Great job

mooncalf says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:24pm

Nice concept, cute graphics. Had to restart once I got the point - the world was over-run with do-gooders quickly. Evil and fun! Nice job.

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