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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Heavens Inc.

by komjaur - Jam Entry

You are the single deity, God. Your job is to answer to the prayers of your people. Lead them through tempests and inspire them to labor and build up a society that will last. Try to keep your power while also keeping the mankind happy, technologically advanced and most importantly from extinction.
How to play: Swipe the prayers in the direction of your suggestion.

Team:

Programmer
Siimon

Artist
Sander Saar

Script
Toomas Erik Anijärv
Juhan Tammemäe

Sound effects
Toomas Erik Anijärv
Juhan Tammemäe

Music
Juhan Tammemäe

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Ratings

Coolness99%
#164Humor(Jam)3.40
#421Overall(Jam)3.37
#423Audio(Jam)2.96
#434Graphics(Jam)3.50
#493Fun(Jam)3.06
#519Mood(Jam)3.16
#521Innovation(Jam)2.98
#887Theme(Jam)1.88

Comments

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:02am

Wow this was an entire experience! I enjoyed the different outcomes! A+

Levin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:06am

Cool concept. Excellent pixel art and nice presentation! The game actually forces me to think hard as a god.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:09am

Well humanity is now extinct... Fun game, great art, interesting music, and humorous situations. My only problem was some of the questions were too long and repeated.

Logicon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:09am

Neat game. It was fun, I had some issues where I'd get the same options immediately after each other.

Ryusui says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:11am

I wish the potential outcomes of my choices were clearer; answering prayers feels like a bit of a crapshoot. The text could also use some proofreading.

swellbastion says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:13am

I liked this game more the more I got into it. I especially like the writing and the sound. Like the other comment said it's an experience.

kn2322 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:14am

This game is creative and is quite fun, it looks like it took a lot of inspiration from the game Reigns. Its just with that in mind, its a bit boring. The artwork is very stylish but it pays no attention to the theme. I give it a 8.5/10.

laylow says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:14am

Love the humor and it's pretty original. Good job team!

DireGoose says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:15am

I like that it had music and the idea wasn't too bad but the scores for some answers seemed very arbitrary. Also warmongering was ALWAYS highly encouraged in my experience.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:15am

Really enjoyed playing through this! My people died early and often but it was very entertaining. Art is nice too.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:15am

Style was great! Could probably be a little shorter to avoid duplicate questions though.

DireGoose says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:16am

A clever idea. Although I doesn't strike me as within theme. Graphics made some thing difficult to read. Some decisions had outcomes that made no sense. A fun idea, but I didn't really have fun. Perhaps with more time this could be great!

ZQMony says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:22am

Cool game. All of the possible endings and outcomes are really entertaining and make me want to play more.

mmason says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:23am

neat game, I felt some of the answers lead to outcomes that were completely unexpected.

NuclearCellar says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:36am

Swipping could be a little more fluid and as others have stated it's not very clear what is the outcome. But overall cool looking game.

brettkercher says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:37am

Even though this is basically a re-skin of Reigns, I still thought it was fun and well made given the time constraints. Although, I don't really understand how the "One Room" theme fits in, and I agree that some of the options were a bit too lengthy. Overall though, nice job!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:53am

I felt bad killing off the neanderthals :(

Haddy22 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:36am

Great concept. Fun little game- I wish I knew what all the icons meant on the bottom - a tool tip hover or something would be helpful. There was a bug on one of the questions about stealing something back that was stolen from you- one side just said "No, he..." and nada-

I enjoyed the experience. Not exactly sure how the theme of the jam comes into play... but hey- you made a game in 48 hours- thats awesome! :)

tweedle says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:39am

Really cool idea! I like the overall vibe a lot, and it's neat how the story sort of builds itself as you go.

Virtualwindow says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:40am

Hahaha made me laugh :)

Tooichi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:42am

Fun idea, but i think that sometimes it registered as if i chose the other option.

tylerraz says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:51am

Good choices and funny endings. Good pixel art and the music fits as well. Fitting the theme is a bit of stretch but its not a deal breaker.

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:51am

Interesting concept, but it was hard to find any correlation between action and result in some cases.

juegoman says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:55am

Good pixel art. I chuckled at some of the decisions I could make. I can't really see how this fits with the theme though.

ThatGuyMiniB says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:57am

Loved the art and sounds. Couldn't really get into the game too much but was fun for the amount of time I was playing.

Insality says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:31am

amazing entry and beautiful art and it is The Game!

Good job man, it is the cool time, played it around ~5 times, nice vary of the dialogs :)

What can be better? font to easy reading text.
Good job!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:39am

Interesting game. Good choice gameplay. Fun to play. Please add more random features.

PickleCrew says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:25am

This game was fun! The control I had over the people was intoxicating but I must digress, like my main man Yeezy claims, "No man should have all the power". Truly too much power for a mere mortal.

JoeProgram says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:10am

Liked the format of the questions - way to take ethical problems and put them in a dating app interface! Things felt a little to random to me - the weird man is often just a game over, independent of what I had done.

gtacker says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:16am

Cool. this is a kind of experience that I expected for "Reigns", though I think you can be a little bit away from Reigns. great game anyway!

Tuism says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:24am

Mmmmmm, the premise is cool, the feedback is adequate, but I don't feel like I'm "in control" despite playing the fantasy of being god :) I think there's a lack of feeling like I'm building something, with the whole "progress" represented by just 4 numbers.

Perhaps there was too much reading. For me.

Cool idea and great polish in the presentation though :)

ema1ih says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:10am

Nice story, it was fun :)

erikiene says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:57pm

That was great! When it said "Humans figured out how to make fire without your help" I thought maybe this was about religion preventing advancement of science, but probably not, although still funny how it made me think it.

Great art and a good idea!

zeoxo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:06pm

Fantastic writing and style with cool outcomes!

Doomdad says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:06pm

Really original idea! Played it a couple of times through and really liked the different outcomes. Could have been a little more interactive, but that's just minor details. Great job!

KadaDev says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:59pm

Awesome game, I'm bad at Godding, love the art + gameplay

Dagorlad says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:49pm

That was a nice travel! Awesome!

Palmish says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:31pm

Neat idea. I appreciated the completeness of the game. There are plenty of events, enough to play multiple times, but they should be sorted at the start rather than picked randomly to avoid repetitions. No clear connection to the theme. Graphics were nice. Attempts at humor mostly fell flat. Overall it's a good effort based on a neat idea.

t4u says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:23pm

Once I understood how swipping works it became fun. I felt a lot of results were random - avoid war at all cost and my population suffers?

I enjoyed the mood and humor very much. Good entry. The only complain is weak connection to the theme.

Garris says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:50am

Cool! I really like seeing interesting takes on the choose your own adventure/experience type game. We need more of these and this one was pretty fun. I occasionally found questions that just seemed like they had two wrong answers, and I didn't always understand or agree with the effects of my answers, but that's an issue that I'm sure could improve with more time and polish. Good work!

Pixtopher says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:40am

A reigns reskin, but still tasteful.

Ygogo says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:05pm

Very funny game.

bigbuggames says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:07pm

Nice entry. I liked the mechanics and the decisions you gave me. I couldn't see the theme though. Keep up the good work!

Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:09pm

Nice graphics, 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/8ZKn12Y_qVg

Rixud says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 8:33pm

i dont know if is a bug, but the game keep opening in Window mode...

Riftpoint says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:53pm

Cool game! Very polished and it has a lot of potential! Keep working on this game and release it! I am sure people will enjoy it

radmars says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 5:27am

Pretty cool but a lot of the results seemed a bit random - even if I did something that seemed like it would save people, I still lost population. Had two playthroughs that both ended in 0 population.

ciaodavinci says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 3:29am

Loved the art! Some idle animations would have been cool.
I didn't like that I got the same question more than once.
Really enjoyed flicking the characters.

Really fun! Thanks!

a bug: one of the options only read "No he"

raaaahman says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 3:20pm

Funny game! Teaching humanity 'til stone age is challenging, but sometimes it just feels too random.

SamuelSousa says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 6:50pm

Played for 10 minutes I think. This one makes you a thinker :)
It's very hard to keep the balance you never know what fragile / selfish humans will do.

Sound gets a little repetitive. Pixel art could have a little more contrast.
I feel there could be a little more feedback while interacting.
Sometimes I didn't notice the prayer had changed.

aucguy says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 5:36am

Good graphics and references in the names. For some of the cards the effects were hard to predict. The progression of time was nice.

Dec 30, 2016 @ 9:18pm

nice, it's like Reigns, but biblical. Some funny stuff in here, I really liked the presentation

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