Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Throne Room

by Josh Riley - Compo Entry

Take control of a King and make all of the important decisions (using the left and right arrow keys). Unfortunately, since you never leave your throne room, it's difficult to get a feel for how things are going in the outside world. Pay attention to your subjects, and maybe you'll survive!

You can't spell "Throne Room" without "One Room"

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Ratings

#22Humor4.00
#176Mood3.40
#185Audio3.21
#189Graphics3.50
#222Overall3.47
#238Theme3.74
#286Fun3.21
#417Innovation2.84
#1037Coolness42%

Comments

meg says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:38am

Reminds me of a much less forgiving version of Reigns, I think I made it to day 3 at best. :P Wondering what the floppy carrot looks like...

grena says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:13pm

Yup, kind of "Reigns-like" without real feedback of your actions, but I had fun taking decisions :)

Minato4th says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 8:28am

This is specific genre of game where everything depends on yes or not, but it fun and have have a clear goal

Dec 24, 2016 @ 8:39am

Really liked the writing and the humor. It is very hard though and I am missing the soft fail mechanisms like the bars showing the state of the different factions in reign.
Loved the art.

TeamCryo says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 9:34am

Very Reigns-y entry indeed, but I really like it anyway.. Loved the writing and bad puns, as well as the lively music & general pace.

SUNFURY says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 10:29am

Great idea!

Dec 24, 2016 @ 12:16pm

Nice play on the theme, and funny writing.

Ellian says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 8:29pm

I wish there was a goal, or some better explanation as to what decides if I fail or not, but overall it's a very funny and amusing version of Reigns. Good work!

dominisz says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 9:35pm

Most of the time you should be "the bad king" ;-) It would be better to see how your answers influence the peasants. Maybe some kind of indicators? One wrong answer and you are dead without knowing exactly why.

Steven Miller says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 8:52am

Great game! I made it to day 7.

kd7uiy says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 1:10pm

Pretty interesting, it's a bit difficult to decide what your actions will do. Still, well done!

yuigoto says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 1:38pm

Nice one! I kinda cracked at some questions here. :P Feels nice to take decisions without knowing the outcome and, suddenly, everything ends! :P

Nice take on the theme, on the title too! Graphics are simple, but they convey what you mean and it goes pretty nice with the soundtrack too!

Nice work! :)

Senor Salty says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 10:02pm

Good game, but a tad aimless.

ijzm says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 12:04am

Hm, interesting little game. I made it to Day 5, but it seems that one small decision tips everything over. I like how you can see the lines of people come up to the king as you are making the decisions, and that your consequences, for the most part, seem to be affected by what the people say. I like the little jokes put into some of the dialogue every now and then.

The only couple of issues I have with the game are that the game doesn't allow you to see the last responses long enough before a new day starts, and the music is a very short loop, which makes it annoying to listen to and focus on making decisions after a while. Aside from that, it's fun to try different decisions and balance your "king"ness from your "people"ness. hm guess that's not really a word. :P

~Random-storykeeper

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