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

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rIPoff

by VideoDog - Jam Entry

rIPoff is a game about stealing other people's IP and Ludum Dare ideas to help fund your non-existent KickStarter project! By stealing other people's IP, you provide updates that make it look as though you have progressed on the project, providing you with more funding and internet cred.

You play as a rogue, sentient AI robot that can de-materialize himself and transfer through the internet. By traveling across the US, you re-materialize to explore the areas and discover more useful IP. You win by obtaining enough funding for your KickStarter.

Controls:

Move: WASD or Arrow Keys
Interact/Talk: X
Jump/WallClimb (for sidescrollers): Space Bar


Video Dog is:


Paul - @pmlamotte
Devin - @Carnyth
Rick - @Variant_3

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#291Humor(Jam)3.24
#582Audio(Jam)2.59
#603Innovation(Jam)2.91
#821Theme(Jam)3.03
#880Overall(Jam)2.80
#888Fun(Jam)2.55
#920Mood(Jam)2.52
#985Graphics(Jam)2.16

Comments

Tortoise says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:36am

I like your take on the theme!
Platforming controls made it a bit too slow and I kept getting stuck on things.

rotpar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:39am

Interesting idea but the controls were a bit clunky.

AtomicVikings says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:40am

Hehe ... the end is nice with. I like FF. :-) Cool game. Was fun to play it.

petersmyth says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:41am

I liked the art!

LandoSystems says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:46am

What a peculiar game. I like the idea, and the implementation is so weird that I tried to play all the way through but got stuck trying to pick up the mummy :(

peterkirk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:13am

Having to control with a keyboard then switch to the mouse to navigate the speech is annoying.
If you touch a wall and jump you can slide up them. On my first play I managed to escape the map and fall into an abyss of unity default blue.
I like the concept. You truly play as a monster.

panda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:48am

Cool looking game, and original concept! But the text is so slow to display that it's physically painful. The jumping bits were also a bit odd, perhaps you can try to make it so the platforms don't stop us on the way up.

boardtobits says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:05am

Clever theming! And by rights, a complete game with an ending. Nice work!

Pusty says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:05am

Didn't know robots were monster 10/10 :D
(or stealing ideas?)

emongev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:49pm

Your way to interpret the theme was great haha had a couple of laughs!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:51pm

I like the concept but I really didn't understand the game.. Platforming wasn't needed because I could just ride up walls by holding space, going out of the map.. and then dying?
Could use some explanation, but otherwise a good game.

JakeL168 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:53pm

I don't quite get it. Like the spiral effect tho.

Hegback says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:57pm

Great game out there, but is it just me, or the jumping mechanism seems a bit buggy? The robot can stick onto sides of platforms.

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:57pm

An absurdist take on IP theft by means of an evil AI robot thing, certainly different :) Controls are a bit weird, but for others, just keep jump down permanently and you'll be pushed up from any side of a platform. Good one.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:48am

Pretty funny concept. I liked the dialog.

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

Great concept and it made me laugh several times!

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:24pm

funny and weird (in a good way) I absolutely loved the broken music. good job!!

Big Cow says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 3:22pm

Nice concept. I liked how the mechanics tied in with the narrative. Interesting and unique idea. It was cool that you had a mixture of top-down exploration and platformer for the different levels. good job!

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