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

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

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by Pixtopher - Jam Entry

----- GAMEPLAY -----

This game is inspired by the movie The Circle (2015). Not the greatest movie but the concept was pretty cool.

The aim of the game is to be the last person standing by voting people out forging alliances, and targeting those who you think are your biggest competitors

Behind the scenes characters have love and hate stances against other character and they will also respond to how you act. This is all mixed in with a healthy amount of RNG and you get CircL.

----- CONTROLS -----

This game uses the mouse (left click only) to perform all actions. There are three ways to interact with the game:

Add to someone else's vote poll. You get one vote to spend each round (30 seconds). Keep in mind your vote is moveable until the last second.

Action: Attempt Alliance:
Attempt to form an alliance with another character. While allied they will not vote for you and
are likely to also copy your votes.

Action: Target:
Attempt to get everyone to vote for someone in particular. Keep in mind this can backfire if who picked is more liked than you are!

Each round you get 1 vote and can take 1 action.

NOTE: Be careful with the resolution settings or it may cute the edges off! You should be able to count 12 platforms.

Have fun playing!

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ChuiGum says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:12am

So simple yet so fun! The audio makes the whole thing 1000% better, because it builds up and it's intense. Pretty graphics too. Great game, it got me nervous when I was one of the last three to die. Loved it! :D

titomakanijr says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:37am

I loved this game! The art was great, the sound was really well done. I played it for almost 30 minutes I think. Let me just say that I certainly didn't love the movie and I can now safely say that it works much better as a game.

Also I quick question! Are the votes supposed to reset after someone dies? As it is the votes are permanent and stack for the next round.

Dagorlad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:20am


Can't believe how this doesn't have more comments and ratings. The tension i experienced playing this is something I hadn't felt in a long time.

Really good job, bravo 5/5

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:45am

The idea is great, remind me a bit of doctor who first bad wolf episode!
Art and sound are AMAZING, and the gameplay is smooth.
Well done!

MrErdalUral says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:32am

Wow it was awesome! Thanks for the game. It was the best one I played so far!

fullmontis says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:40am

I was very confused when I didn't see myself on screen, then I realized that the 4:3 version of the game cuts out the sides of the screen! This should be fixed.

The gameplay itself was excellent. Very nerve racking and well done.

DMinsky says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:48am

So good sound!

WarmLemon says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:50am

LOVE THIS! hahaha........ wish could be a multiplayer haha.. awesome job

BathPirate says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:51am

You know its fun! My congrats! Make link to play in web it mo comfortable, please!

nycolas says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:53am

Best game I played so far in the LD. I just love it, the style, the mood, the gameplay... Well done!

Rakart says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:54am

Nice adapation of the movie !
I just find it a bit odd that the counter doesn't reset :(.

Great game overall, 5/5, congratulations on the entry !

Pixtopher says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:00pm

In regards to the counters not resetting:

This was the original design but was unsure of what to do when it comes down to two people. The way the movie dealt with this was kind of poor and not really easy to adapt into a game. I also found that ongoing score counts made better use of alliance and targeting mechanics

Thanks for playing everyone!

2Bit says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:09pm

Played this for fair while! Is good.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:23pm

A very well executed concept. It's a simple yet solid and well polished game, you should really try to get more visibility!! ^^

Doomdad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:13pm

Really nicely implemented from the movie!

Remicy says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:57am

Love the movie. This game is amazing! I will share this to my friends, it's super cool. Best game so far!

Budda says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:20am

Awesome game for a terrible movie. Nice work.

andrewjoy says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:37am

Great game, loved everything!

RadMcCool says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:35am

Really enjoyed that. Played a few rounds seems like theres quite some depth to it.

lusternite says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:10am

Really interesting concept! I like it very much

bigpan says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:12am

Really great game, congrats!

Just one suggestion, the voting from all the people could start happening earlier since you can also vote earlier.

I feel kinda alone voting earlier and waiting for everyone to vote at the last second all together, heh.

The Vall says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:43am

Pretty brutal gameplay. Nice art and sounds. Interesting use of the theme

Qui says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:38pm

Wow. This is the best one I've played. The sound makes it 1000x better.

piller.yann says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:02pm

Hahaha ! I love this game! The sound is so good.

Obvious_San says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:01pm

Very compelling, tense and atmospheric, I love it :)

- randomhuman

Kalkatos says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:55pm

Great use of audio for setting the mood. Now I kinda wanna watch that movie.

jramell says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:39pm

That's... pretty intense. Good game! Dialog between characters near each other often overlapped, making it difficult to read. Other than that, it's fun and immersive. I'm impressed.

SeaDads says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:35am

Holy crap dude, this is amazing! I played for ages, really wanted to win as the dog. Bork!

impbox says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:45am

Great work! The mood is amazing, I had trouble with figuring out some of the logic and also it seemed the screen didn't fit everyone on it, I saw someone get lasered off the edge of the screen. Also it'd be good to show an indicator of which player you are, it's easy to forget after a few rounds.

HotByteDog says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:19pm

This is the best transfer of the theme after 30 votes I have taken.
Very nice Pixel Art, sound and atmo are really scary.
Did I mention that I love screen shakes?
Only thing: More votes than people on the platform is confusing. Perhaps you should be rewarded with more voting power or punished depending on your success in building alliances to make this system feel more "just"?

littleball says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:15pm

This looks fab!

Mayhem Makers says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:12pm

That was an amazing game, good job.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:53pm

Ahahah, loved the concept and the atmosphere in this game (sounds were really great). The strategy seems a bit light though. All in all, good job !!! :D

ijzm says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:18am

Oh gosh that was intense. The dialogue was a little too fast to read at times, but from what I picked up, I liked. The art style in this is good, but what really sets the atmosphere here is the audio. That slow building sound really gets my heart pumping. This is a super interesting concept for a game!


freyby says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:44pm

Graphics are amazing, really liked your minimalist style, sounds fit the game perfect too, well done!

KaiseanGames says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 2:42pm

This game is scary. Felt like the movie Cube Zero.

Very nice concept. But, I guess the connections are a bit too hidden to be able to make meaningful choices.

It's nice and polish, but man is it scary. :)

miaw says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 8:34pm

All my 5rs are belong to this.

Kept me playing for like half an hour already.

rjhelms says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 4:47am

Pretty cool, man. I find it really challenging - probably because I'm too much of an ass to make any friends, even in game.

I love the idea, and the style.

Just a Unity tip: in the Player settings, you can configure the supported aspect ratios - it looks like you designed this for 16:9, so restricting it to just that might avoid the issue of content getting cut off in some cases.

NightShadow0 says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 2:55pm

Uh, so i hearted someone every turn, never got any votes until the last round and survived, i have no idea if that's how it's supposed to work or not, it's a pretty confusing concept. An interesting one, though!

Mieeh says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 7:32pm

Fun game, altough taken from a movie I've never seen this concept before. Great overall!

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