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

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The Dictator Simulator

by Simonaiso - Jam Entry

You are the Dictator of the Great Nation of Gorgonzolia and you must hold a speech to convince your people of your greatness! But the people have a certain preference of leadership... What should you say to your people? Adapt your speech to the reactions of the audience, and win!

FYI: Google Drive has tiny download button on top, centered. I couldn't find it at first. So here's your tip.

NB.: For audio, the voice is own work. The menu music and the audience sounds are from other geniusses on the internet.

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Arnage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:26am

Great concept and I love all the voice work.

Also thanks for the credit, I barely helped out, so I didn't think I deserved that :P

ALobker says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:32am

This game showed me that I would be a terrible dictator. There goes my plan for world domination....

Reccy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:39am

Awesome game, the dialogue is very funny :)

WizzardMaker says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:40am

Really funny Game, Good work! The file is a bit huge I must admit...

WASDMagician says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:50am

Not quite sure how that matches the theme ;)

Good idea though, fun to play.

I'm not entirely sure what the crowd actually wants, they don't want a strong economy but they go nuts for all out war, wtf people!

gcrsaldanha says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:20pm

Full-stars for innovation, definetly! :)

Raspadsistema says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:36pm

To be honest I rarely download LD games and prefer the ones which are playable in browser, but had to see this one. It had great atmosphere at start, lines are quite funny, but was a bit disappointed in that its hard to find logic behind what crowd wants, at times it seems there is none but I may be wrong. Well done overall, one of better entries.

Simonaiso says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:43pm

Thanks all for comments and rating!

@Reccy: Yes the game is big, probably due to the uncompressed voice files ;) Hope its not a big problem for people.

@WASDMagiciand and @ Raspadsistema: You are right, it is difficult to find out the logic, but I did not want it to be too easy. The writing of the sentences might use some improvement I admit.

Simonaiso says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:44pm

I meant @Wizzardmaker, not @Reccy ;)

Louspirit says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:58pm

It wasnt very fun, and we dont really know what choices have impacts on the end.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:25pm

I love the dialogues. Hang them by their testicles! :D
Too bad that we don't have a more visual feedback on sentences. I have a hard time to decide if the crowd reacted "positively" to my sentences or not.

gnuwilliam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:54pm

Great concept!

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:16pm

I was horrible at being a dictator... So now you know absolute power wouldn't corrupt me! Gimme, gimme!

Found a little bug. Spamming a speech button gives and error of sorts and ends the game abruptly.

Otherwise a solid effort, leans on trial and error too much though. Big points on presentation.

Jod says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:59am

One man, one vote.

Ryusui says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:18am

Hilarious. Though I can't quite seem to figure out the logic behind what will and won't get my audience to applaud.

Also, holy CRIPES this game is over 700MB unzipped. That's a lot of hard drive space for a tiny little game like this. I do think the voice samples are a huge part of the game's humor, but was there any real REASON to use uncompressed audio, especially when the dictator's speech is almost gibberish?

BeardyBard says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:35am

I was a magnificent dictator in this game.
Is it also funny to be a dictator IRL?
Shoulda try it.

Solifuge says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:47am

Neat idea! It didn't feel particularly game-ish, but the story and voice acting was funny. I appreciated it! It didn't resize to a non-widescreen aspect ratio, so I lost some of the dialogue, which was a bummer. Also, it seems you could keep clicking buttons after making a decision, which threw up some errors.

derr says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:40am

The music at the beginning really sets the mood and I love the barely-understandable speech. Also the evolving dialogue added some nice replay value to the game.

Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:55am

It was funny enough, basically a pick-the-right-answer game. Do they ever start booing? That would have been good to have to break up all the cricket cheering I was getting.

Rovinion says ...
Mar 28, 2016 @ 4:22am

This is fun to play...try and guess what will please the people...or see how badly you can fail

Although, might I ask who did the menu theme?

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