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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Three Minutes to Midnight

by BlueTheLemon - Jam Entry


The fate of the world lies in one room.
Will Oceania be able to avoid a global nuclear war and come out on top ?

A moody textual strategy game about political tensions.


A game by @_JediMind (Calvin Charbit), @Telicoria (Robin Maulet) and @BlueTheLemon (Thibaut Mereu).
Made in 72h in Construct 2.

(Please don't click like crazy !)
(You may have audio problems)

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ahmedrage says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:21pm

Awesome game! Love the idea and the visuals of the game, although there are some grammar mistakes.

HawkSandwich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:26pm

Looking past the grammatical errors, I think this game has a very nice ambiance about it. The sound is nice, and it gives a nice illusion of choice. Good work :)

ISG says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:40pm

Awesome game and top mood. So many dialogs, I couldn't win.

erikiene says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:46pm

Who cares about grammatical errors, the person knows english well besides his own native tongue and that's impressive and people should be encouraged to make games even if with grammar mistakes especially if they're interesting like this one. If this were some polished game selling for x$, the yeah, maybe then it'd be uncool to have mistakes in there.

Good work, especially on the graphics!

onixowl says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:15pm

Like the tension you created by using visuals and music. Really nice game. Reminds me for some reason "Gods Will Be Watching"

Dene says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:20pm

I like this game, nice :) Awesome idea and implementation!

Mouch says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:34pm

This game has a really repressing atmosphere. Well done!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:38pm

I tried, but the apes won the planet. :) Pretty cool game. Nice art, interesting gameplay, funny scenarios.

Aster0id2000 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:51pm

Great game! Graphics are good, jokes are good.. Good job!

BlueTheLemon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:25pm

Thanks a lot for your warm comments We'll try to fix grammar mistakes as soon as possible !

How far did everyone go ?

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:45pm

Great atmosphere in the visuals and audio. It gives a real gravitas to the situation at hand--very tense.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:57am

The art and sound design is really good. You can feel the tension. The only complaint i have is part of the story not being very clear. There was a point where someone i had been enemies with the entire time suddenly became my ally and i'm not sure why. I didn't make any dialogue choices siding with them or anything. This is one of the best entries so far. The ending is fantastic.

kn2322 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:50am

Awesome game! I love all the references to real world politics, and some of the ridiculous things like a rep asking for coffee money. The gameplay is nothing new, similar to REIGNS, but the writing and atmosphere makes up for it. To improve, maybe add more atmospheric audio, and fix the spam click bug.

grifdail says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:47pm

Wow... Nice ! I love the theme of the game !

raconteurnick says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:52pm

Really impressive visuals! The gameplay was a little hard to follow sometimes, but I could definitely see it blossoming into a fuller game. The mood and visuals really made it for me - the dark room and world map drove the point home and did a lot of storytelling on their own. Well done!

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:11pm

I like your style man, good job!

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:11pm

Excellent atmosphere. The events seems random and irrational, but this is the politics, isn't it?

elmoGames says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:37pm

Ok i should be honest I dont like these games with text, but BUT the graphics fit well the mood of the game and the idea is fresh

homeworld says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:12pm

Great idea for the game, had some bugs with skipping through the monthly log. Nice art.

nilead says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:41pm

I LOVE IT. This is the beginning of a truly magnificent indie game. Adding the choice of leader, stats and perks would make this a game I would totally want in my Steam library

badabooom63 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:50pm

Very nice game, reminding that all of us are just a society of apes. Well, until we make some reasonable and smart decisions. Thx!

psilon says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:09pm

Great game, cool concept. I always enden with nuclear war. :)

Chaoslab says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:35am

Awesome entry. Moody and dark. Good work and a solid entry.

saucygames says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 8:57pm

Wish there was some sort of master ui that easily kept track of all the interactions going on between the committee. Keeping the current text explaining you already have but adding another simplified version of it to keep understanding over the duration of game

mirta000 says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 7:52pm

good idea and well executed one at that. However I'm not really into politics so I can't provide much of a praise/ critique.

Almax27 says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 9:29pm

Beautiful atmosphere in this entry! Little head nod animations are awesome :P

Content and choices were both interesting and relevant. Music was chilling and foreboding, and my choices felt impactful.

Also the little jokes mixed in were a nice touch: "Oceania loses a shipment of boomerang in a storm. They don't come back" :P

Great work all round! One of my favourite.

Jan 20, 2017 @ 7:33pm

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. :)

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