Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Deck the Halls with Nightmares

by thetenthsicarius - Compo Entry

My first game ever!
It's text only, but not quite interactive fiction?
Very short, definitely a work in progress.
P.S. I managed to do both themes! Woo!
(Source is part of my .zip file)

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MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 13, 2015 @ 9:47pm

why did you make a batch script? it's scary to open xD

In all seriousness, it was a fun game, and I hope you make your next game, a little less looking like a virus :p thankfully I know that language, and I didn't find anything dangerous in your file :D (That's a note to everybody! It's safe!)

MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 13, 2015 @ 10:00pm

never mind batch :p I saw python on my title now. Still good job!

Zer0li says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:48pm

I really like text based games. You should keep on working on this one and give as a bit more information about the story and stuff that happens. Possibly more decision possibilities and more text. Good job!

issa says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:24pm

I would suggest using Twine for this kind of game, more accessible for end users.

IAmSpencer says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:09am

Kind of short, but was a interesting idea / story, nicely done. For your first game, you did a pretty nice job, and congrats on actually finishing something!

Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:37am

thank you everyone for your kind words!
1. apologies for the scary .exe, I've really only just started and that was the method most accessible to me; that said, as i continue learning i'll definitely be sure to learn better distribution methods along the way, including Twine, as you (@issa) suggested.
2. i'm definitely planning on expanding on the game for more learning and practice, so thanks for the support! sorry for the brevity, it took a lot more effort than i thought it would, despite being pretty remedial even by my own beginner standards, in terms of code at least

Dohxis says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:15pm

Could you please make Linux version? I don't think it would be that hard :P

Shovix says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:16pm

i like the idea

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 1:27pm

That was pretty good, considering the limits you had with being purely text based. Liked some of the humour as well!

Dietrich Epp says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 8:49am

Interesting concept. Might help to print out the die rolls "visually", so you could make the explanations shorter.

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