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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radnet

by radmars - Jam Entry

*NOTE*: In the Itch web player the autoscroll feature is broken. Just make the game full screen and it should work fine.​

radnet is our attempt to try to simulate one IRC chat room full of bots, leechers, lurkers, trolls and a few other types of users.

Our goal was to build something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_Who%3F with IRC archetypes. We wanted to have the room expand and contract as people shared files (or viruses!) and toxic users spewed their messages into the room.

Your goal is to build a community that is happily downloading warez by kicking people who are toxic and promoting people who contribute positively. By controlling the room you can hopefully get your download rate up faster. Get 10k downloads to win!

greetz:
* adhesion - design, music, programming
* brendon - design, graphics, programming
* emarcotte - design, programming
* sharang - dialog / text
* twilliams - design, programming
* spacemars - uploading

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness81%
#25Innovation(Jam)4.21
#43Theme(Jam)4.33
#122Humor(Jam)3.59
#249Audio(Jam)3.43
#334Overall(Jam)3.51
#380Mood(Jam)3.38
#521Graphics(Jam)3.32
#526Fun(Jam)3.03

Comments

ghostfact says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:51am

Awesome interpretation of the theme - very innovative! It was fun to see the room spiral out of control when it got a lot of users. The music was fantastic.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:55am

Interesting. Works quite well as far as the main mechanics (although there are some issues I saw, such as the kick/op/deop buttons disappearing randomly and never coming back). Nice music and graphics, although whenever I open any of the non-music files I just see ASCII art that says WAREZ LOL. Dunno if there are more types of files than these or if I'm doing something wrong

KairosXIII says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:09am

LOL this game is awesome! That professor guy was always uploading viruses, what a punk. Great take on the theme sir.

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:12am

@dragon that's probably because you demoted yourself from admin or something. this game was wacky - and the music was great. I imagine coding this would have been a lot of fun. there was a bit of repetition in user speech when they join the room at first, so I really just felt like I was in a room with a bunch of bots! Also, very hard to click download when there's so much stuff being posted.

djfariel says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:22am

I dunno if I just got lucky, or what, but I just opped everyone who came in to the room, downloaded a cool background track, and sat around opping people. Nothing bad happened. Was amusing. :)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:17am

An interesting take on the theme.

stepp says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:36pm

Fantastic game :D it was enough challenging and the idea was simply great. Good work

Pajama-Llama says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:36pm

Cool 'one room' solution I'd never thought of! I also like the art of the file icons, definitely must've been fun to make for everyone involved.

davisan says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:42pm

Awesome! Very original!

jramell says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:49pm

Unexpected take on the theme! Really interesting game. Only weird thing I noticed was that when I op-ed a guy that wanted me to op him nothing happened, and sometimes he'd ask why wasn't anybody posting anything while everybody was talking.

Well done!

Almax27 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:31pm

Great entry and great use of the theme, enjoyed playing it

Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:45pm

Very solid. Though real IRC has more lurkers than that.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:39pm

Hahaha what a fantastic use of the theme, very very funny and such a well developed game! I thought it was fantastic, very well done. (Man some of those messages were comedy gold!)

Dec 20, 2016 @ 1:03am

First rule of Radnet: don't make people superuser.
Second rule of Radnet: don't download any files.

Managed to win on my third try, after some time it gets too chaotic to follow any conversations, but the game is pretty much won at that point anyway. One problem I found is that the names and controls for banning/promotion are not aligned well, so that I had to count from the top which user I wanted to ban. Perhaps a browser problem, I'm on Firefox.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 4:11pm

Nice entry! I've played for a while and I got a lot of fun. I have nothing to add, good job and keep working.

youngbrothers says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 11:05am

Great game guys. Very nice soundtrack, my favourite was the dubstep mix

Moeilijk says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 2:40am

Intersting game, but after playing for some time I still had no clue what to do. Besides that it was a pretty fun game for a while. Great music and nice graphics.

Dec 25, 2016 @ 9:06am

5 stars for mood, innovation and theme. Felt like year 2000 all over again.

TBOI TEAM says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 10:02am

This game reminded me of Durarara!
Pretty cool idea! Gets a bit confusing eventually, but i guess that's realistic xD
Pretty impressive music as well!

Mouch says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 3:50pm

I also had the idea to make a game with a chat room, but I did not know what to do, but you guys had a really awesome idea and I think it really has potential. I wonder if there is already a similar game like this. Also, you have very nice music.

With many users the game becomes very chaotic, which is not bad, but the chat always autoscrolls, which makes it very difficult to click on the download links. In addition to that if your desktop is full with files then new files are placed outside the desktop and moves everything up, which can cause the chat window (and other windows) to move outside the screen unable to move them back or close them.

Would like to see this as a full game!

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 11:20pm

That's a great interpretation of the theme ! I loved it

axoona says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 1:06pm

nice interpretation of the theme and very innovative!
it's fun to read all the posts, and mute or ban users. Unfortunately it becomes too chaotic at some point where it's just impossible to follow up (neither to read or to dowload anything). so some sort of slow down feature would have been cool as I suppose there is much more to the game that I've seen (for example new files passing too fast for me to download and check).

also I nearly completely overlooked the great music as I didn't want to open any of the downloaded files ;)

overal a great entry!

Stending says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 2:57pm

Hi Radmars! I almost forgot to come see your game this LD!
You always make one of my fav entry, and this one doesn't escape the rule!
Best interpretation of the theme so far, and perfect execution!
Congratulations, as always! =)
See you next LD!

fabsy says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:53am

Wow this was pretty interesting! I guess it certainly takes the cake for mood because those users felt like real-life assholes. Nice concept idea and unique gameplay. Would really love some audio but it's ok. I know being almost text-based doesn't leave much room for graphics but the little it has it's pretty well made.

Very nice!

Jan 6, 2017 @ 3:54pm

Interesting game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/gkZsQxjDEm8

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