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

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Politics

by foxor - Compo Entry

Who will look out for those poor puppies? Is it you?

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Ratings

#160Humor3.43
#197Overall3.52
#229Innovation3.39
#300Fun3.26
#353Mood3.15
#726Theme2.95
#1504Coolness44%

Comments

APC says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:04am

I like the unfolding game genre, it's interesting how the develop as time goes on and I think you pulled that off well. It gave a good idea of the progression one may go through from a normal citizen to a politician. I especially liked the moral dilemma that came along later in the game.

guoboism says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:18am

Surreal humor. A simple talk about little thing end up politics. That is quite a satire to reality.
The game might be underestimated.
But the theme?

andyman404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:25am

So that's how monsters are born, fighting what they perceive as monsters.

RadioLemon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:29am

This game reminds us that there are a lot of cool people out there with passion and good ideas, but they just don't have the time or money to do what they could do to help the world out.

panda says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:45am

A simple mechanic, used in service of a good game! I like how you show money's corrupting influence. Some of the text got a little repetitive, after a while, but I guess by then we're hardly reading it anyways!

dhargan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:32pm

very innovative and humorous. however, I couldn't see the theme. good entry anyway! :)

Hurlenuit says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:08pm

I'm not sure to understand how you used the theme here.
Anyways, it was pretty funny.

Josh H says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:24pm

At first I was like "this is boring" but then more and more options appeared and soon I was fighting tooth and nail for the life of my campaign! Unfortunately I lost the election. Interesting game here. Well done.

qkerguelen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:47pm

The idea was cool, I really tried to win without being corrupted but i failed :(

Reallysketchy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:47pm

I really liked how the game develops. At first I was a little bored, but It got fun quickly and then just depressing at the end.. Also, I like the very effective subtly of theme in the game.

triplefox says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:47am

Thinking I had beat the system, I played without clicking "Organize" until I had an audience of over 10 billion. I smashed through every influence goal until the campaign started, at which point my followers melted away to a mere 100k.

I guess I should have stayed out of politics.

mantis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:38am

Really cool story told through gameplay!

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