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

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The Days at Florbelle

by kalinova - Jam Entry

Using the text from the Marquis de Sade's notes on his lost masterpiece The Days at Florbelle (the actual manuscript was burned by the police following his death, but half of the notebooks survived), this piece is a reconstruction of the lost novel, created in RPG Maker for the Playstation 1, a game that itself created countless lost works due to memory card corruption errors.

The memory card image file is attached as the source. Load this file as a memory card in a Playstation emulator and run an ISO (or original disc) of RPG Maker. There is a playthrough video on YouTube in case you can't get it to work:

Game contains harsh language and sexual themes -- after all, all the text is taken directly from Sade's notebooks.

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Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:35am

It's a little difficult to test this one, but I appriciate the idea! :D

Fanatrick says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:54am

I watched the youtube video at 200% speed just to follow the narrative. I did like the narrative but failed to see the challenge in this game. It was hanging on the monitor on the left and when I did take a glance the narrative was fine but nothing was really going on. The perverted things in the books are worth it tho, high humor rating from me.

LegacyCrono says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:32am

Oh wow, I can't believe someone made a jam game using RPG Maker for PSX! This is impressive!
The game felt more like a novel than a game though. I know that using RM for anything more complex would have been quite challenging, but I felt bored after a while. Some kind of puzzle element would've made the experience much better. Still, very cool job! It's always very refreshing to see unusual entries like this :)

wesley werner says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:29am

Nice idea to base the game of de Sade. Reality has the real monsters! Difficult to test, but the gameplay video shows a lot of detail in the rooms to match the eerie texts.

JackDegree says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:17pm

Ok – first, huge respect for the idea. Then, huge respect for how you chose your medium – deeply artistic.

Watching your playthrough, I find it incredible how Sade's text mixed with the simple pixel art and sound effects gives a terribly disturbing feeling to the whole. Literally as if the castle were a metaphor for Sade's head in which monstruous scenes appear in textual bits.


cjke.7777 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:50am

Very nice idea, but way too hard to play

Anvil0008 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:03am

I watched the playthrough instead of playing, but it was pretty awesome. The text is REALLY disturbing but its hard to stop reading. It was cool what happened as you read the books. Good job overall.

Artefale says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Use RPGM too. Greate job :)

fdslk says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:00pm

I like what was done in there! Extremely well done :D

AsixJin says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 12:45pm

I wasn't expecting to have to dust off an emulator to play a game. For that reason alone you get a 5 for innovation. I'll let you know what I think!

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