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

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Futility

by Gigaraptor - Jam Entry

Futility : A world war 1 themed strategy game

NOTE : IF WINDOWS USERS GET "NOT RESPONDING" TOWARDS THE START, RESTART THE GAME. IT WILL USUALLY WORK AFTER 2-3 TRIES. IF THAT FAILS, RUN IT IN WINDOWS XP SP3 COMPATIBILITY MODE. IF THIS DOESN'T WORK, COMMENT ERROR CODES AND I WILL SEE IF I CAN FIX THEM.



Needs to compile:
-SDL2

-SDL2_TTF

-SDL2_MIXER

-SDL2_IMG

-jansson

-PNG library

-C compiler


Premise:

This is a world war 1 game. There are british and Germans. Their objective is to take the opposing trench. You and your friend are the commanders.


How to play:

Britain plays with the mouse, Germany with the keyboard. Click the buttons to put out units or to switch sound on and off. The controls are

- ANZACs/Sturmtruppen : Quicker than BEF, but more expensive(1st button for britain, 2 for germany, 100 points)

- BEF/Landwehr : Basic unit, slow but plentiful (2nd button for britain, 1 for germany, 50 points)

- Artillery : call in some shells on the enemy position (3rd button for britain, 3 for germany, 150 points)

- Gas : shell with gas clouds across the enemy frontline ! (4th button for britain, 4 for germany, 200 points)

- Escape exits during and after the game

Audio on and off should be clear

Once 10 soldiers have crossed the a side, the other side wins. But was it really worth it?


I explain the game : http://youtu.be/Z9gteReYiEo


BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD : READ THE README, IT HELPS TO EXPLAIN THE GAME

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness63%
#612Audio(Jam)2.48
#632Innovation(Jam)2.87
#755Humor(Jam)2.32
#785Fun(Jam)2.70
#823Mood(Jam)2.71
#883Theme(Jam)2.90
#935Overall(Jam)2.72
#959Graphics(Jam)2.29

Comments

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:24pm

No Mac version :(

Robert says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:37pm

The EXE dont work for me. I am on windows

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:39pm

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CRASHES ON START, JUST RUN IT A COUPLE OF TIMES, IT USUALLY WORKS AFTER 2-3 STARTS

Pusty says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Even after starting it a couple of times it still won't start

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:44pm

wait, try going into options and changing SCREEN_WIDTH and SCREEB_HEIGHT to something smaller

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

Still not working on my win 8 :(
Damn it, I liked your gameplay video. Looking at the battlefield in the end, and all those corpses lying around, I shed a tear for all the fallen.
WW1, never forget!

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:07pm

I forgot some .dlls I think. Try it in 2 mins

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:57pm

right, problem fixed, turned out I was compiling with the wrong libs :(

Colthor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:56pm

No joy here (Win7 64-bit), sorry. Tried probably a dozen times.
Crashes after opening both the console window and what'd probably be the graphics window. No exception or anything, but "problem details" includes "Fault Module Name: SDL2.dll" if that helps.

Advice to just keep trying a game called futility is amusing though ;)

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:08pm

seems to work fine for my friend and my laptop so I am not sure if we are now the exception or the rule.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:57pm

Crashed for me on startup, windows 7 64 bit.

Crypto137 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:57pm

Doesn't work even after restarts :(

Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:03pm

The voice acting was pretty fun and the black/white mixed with red blood looks really good!
Some of the sound effects were a bit too loud though, like the artillery.

Interesting idea anyway, there should definitely be more games made about the first world war.

pixelgriffin says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:27am

Unfortunately, it crashes on Windows 7 for me. Tried at least a dozen times.

SeaMonster131 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:39am

On Win8 Pro works fine. Very fun game, I like it! + for soldier sounds

Shina69 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:59am

IT worked fine for me on windows 8 (x64).
At first i didn't know what was going on, but... this is really an harsh war scene. I found it a little sketchy and surely won't win any prize but still was fun to click a few times.

Lacaranian says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:12am

That's a really good example of theming. Well done there. Had to finagle a bit to get it running, but worth it.

hdong says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:28am

Crashes sometimes

juaxix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:00am

I wanted to play but the game crashes in Win7 x64

Vem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:26pm

It has crashed several times for me now.

ceosol says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Interesting entry. Overall I liked it, but found the link to the theme a little weak. I do agree that you can associate war with monsters. However, in this game, both sides seem to be monsters and it starts to blur where the theme plays in.

I like strategy games and this one had a lot of fine details (units, attacks, audio). Very nice.

Realize2D says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:47pm

I think you did put a lot of effort on it, LD in C++/SDL is hard! good job!

liquidmedia says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:00am

It did not like to start most of the time, but ran ok after restarting the game a few times.

valid4life says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Haven't run into many multiplayer games!
The text is a little hard to read once the bodies start piling in
Great game!

barigorokarl says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:43am

This was really a schlachtfest.

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