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

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The Dark Side of the Moon Prunes

by purple_pwny - Jam Entry

The Dark Side of the Moon Prunes explores an alternate reality, where prunes grow on the moon and enslavement of certain monster species is legal.

Pay attention to the auctioneer's description of the slaves in order to infer their true value, use your one question to find out something that you don't already know, and bid carefully! Some of your slavemaster associates are very aggressive, and will try to outbid each other, despite the slave's actual worth.

Slave attributes contribute to the simulation of your moon prune farm, so try not to buy a belligerent idiot, or your farm will surely burn.

Although monsters are being enslaved, you're a slave master, so you're actually the worst monster of all! (Well, maybe not worse than Hitler.)

We spent literally 0 time testing the economy and rules of the game...so enjoy it for what it is, but it's obviously not all we had hoped for. I'm sure there's a segfault somewhere.

Programming, music - @noxsucks
Art - @thisislux

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness65%
#153Humor(Jam)3.58
#159Graphics(Jam)4.14
#237Audio(Jam)3.45
#273Theme(Jam)3.76
#304Innovation(Jam)3.30
#473Mood(Jam)3.19
#609Overall(Jam)3.12
#808Fun(Jam)2.67

Comments

Andrew says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:11pm

While the game looks very charming. The waiting times are a bit too big. Is there any chance of uploading a slightly faster version?

purple_pwny says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:07pm

@Andrew - Hey, thanks for playing! And yeah, we're just about to. :)

blahgyn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Too slow, but wonderful graphics

Vem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:43pm

The waiting times were agonizingly long -_-

Beside that, the game was cute and pretty.

Riftpoint says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:28pm

The art of this game is very good

conormn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:28pm

Geez, really well done. Loved the concept.

dan.marchand says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:51pm

Interesting idea, but it takes way too long to go through the various auction stages. Something to let the user advance the dialog would be nice.

TsN_RaMPaGE says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:05am

Very creative. Good Work!

Code Medicine says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:05am

I really like this one! The visuals are top notch, your theme interpretation is spot on. The only thing about it is that is just feels really slow. I'd say if we could get some better pacing you're really onto something great. It has a nice papers please type vibe. Impressive.

Chronodrax says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:20am

This game needs a button to advance manually in dialogues, at least the non-bidding ones; it's a huge barrier that keeps people from trying the game again to aim for different endings.
But I really liked going through the game once :) Graphics and music are cool, humor works well except for the ending maybe a bit serious in comparison though it reinforces the theme.
(spoilers)
Is there a way to *successfully* be a monster based on the number of creatures you buy and their perks?

Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:22am

Hitler as a slave, nice idea.

- little bit to long waiting Times
- On second day the monsters are repeating

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:01am

Why it toke too much time to download

Fanatrick says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:02am

Waiting time is worth it, it's very interesting :)

Otrora Games says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:09pm

One of my favorites so far. Very good job

adsilcott says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:04pm

Very funny and eccentric game. Wish there were more different kinds of slaves.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:01pm

The music, sound effects, and graphics really complemented the setting and writing and immediately grabbed my attention.
However, it was far too slow a pace. Especially since auctions are supposed to be fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing affairs.

Solifuge says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:13pm

Such cheerful music for a slave farm sim. Probably helps to offset the heinousness! I do feel a little better about my strict policy of only employing enslaved Hitlers, though.

t4u says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:21pm

Nice concept but:
- too slow
- no idea how this slave is better from another

Nice art (love the monkey). I liek the idea that you can ask slaves a question.

Ellian says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:33pm

Hah, a slave market. Nice idea!
I like the idea, and your graphics are great Lux ;)
Space hitler looks great.

I have some issues with the actual execution but eh, it's cute and an interesting idea. :)

el-pepi says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:29pm

The graphics and the music are great. But the game is too slow and can get boring quite fast.

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