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    Ludum Dare 25

    December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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    Mister Misbehave - arhpositive - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Mister Misbehave got banished from his city when his actions of messing with innocent people became intolerable. He moved into a quiet place near a couple of villages, inside a forest. However, bad habits have never left Mister Misbehave alone.

    One day, waking up from a long nights sleep, something snaps inside him. He knows that he can't stop now. He knows that the townsfolk will be mad at him, but he knows no other way out of this madness. He must insult. He must offend. He must humiliate...

    HE MUST MISBEHAVE!

    INSTRUCTIONS
    MOVING AROUND: Arrow Keys or WASD
    MISBEHAVE: SPACE
    Run around and misbehave in as many tiles as possible.
    If you try to move while misbehaving, you'll cancel the action.
    Some townsfolk will chase you with weapons, avoid them.
    Some townsfolk in white dresses will try to clean up your mess. Stop them from doing it. It'll cost you points.
    Towns are worth more points, trees next, grass last. Misbehaving duration decreases in this order.

    EDIT - (17.12.12) - I forgot to commit some small changes I made last night. Committing them right now. The only changes are to the numbers of villagers.

    View arhpositive's journal. | View all entries by arhpositive

    Ratings

    Coolness86%
    #119Humor3.31
    #206Fun3.17
    #206Audio2.92
    #296Innovation3.02
    #304Theme3.33
    #304Overall3.10
    #418Mood2.68
    #530Graphics2.52

    Comments

    cwilloughby says ...
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 11:27pm

    Great start! Wasn't sure why, but the yellow guys didn't have any effect on me.

    xbroak says ...
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 2:38pm

    Did it really need unity? ha

    Luis Anton says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:50pm

    Nice idea! Tile based movement was unexpected, but fits nicely in the game.

    Rex Peppers says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:51pm

    Nice! Really liked the name and concept... good audio and music too.

    Xymostech says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:52pm

    I thought this was a lot of fun! It got a bit difficult to do anything when the screen was covered with villagers, though.

    pereubu says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:06pm

    i liked it mostly because of the "misbehaving" idea that i think is original, it creates a really neat ambiance :3

    bentog says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:06pm

    Nice game! I found it too difficult, but I like the concept.

    Schwiggy says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:26pm

    It creates that sense of urgent mischief so reminiscent of Ding-Dong-Ditch, very nice :P

    JaJ says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:02pm

    This game has the most amusing point of criticism I have for any LD game yet (and not just this LD)

    My misbehavings are so much fun to read that I keep getting caught while reading them! Slapping Heidi in the face was my favorite.

    Really fun and amusing game.

    JoeCool17 says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:15pm

    I love the game! It's fun and requires strategy. It's clear you put some thought into game balance. I'd love to see a post-compo version as well. :)

    loren says ...
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:48am

    Ever wanted to kick a tree in the balls? Now you can! Fun game :)

    Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:26am

    I got caught when I stuck resin in a travelers ear

    arhpositive says ...
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:19pm

    Thanks for your comments, everyone! Keep them coming.

    @JoeCool17 planning on a post-compo version, but I might not have enough time to work on it for at least a couple of weeks.

    timtipgames says ...
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:59pm

    I agree with your post-mortem, that the texts describing your actions are the best feature of the game. You slap heidi in the face ... I was literally laughing out loudly ;) Other than that I would like to see aversion with more animations and some not-tile-restricted movement. It might be funny to read out the texts aloud as some kind of offscreen-comment so you can focus on the game while getting told what you just did.

    h8urf8 says ...
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:17pm

    I freaking lol'd...

    oborux says ...
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:16am

    I got caught! Love the pixel art, 8 bit tunes + funny texts

    Ariake81 says ...
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 2:42am

    love it, great little game :)

    wzl says ...
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:29am

    Interesting mechanic. Gameplay could vary a little more, like more interactions with different objects or persons. Cool idea though :D

    minireview: http://ldmr.wzl.vg/#arhpositive

    dev_redant says ...
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 8:42pm

    Fun, simple game! Really enjoyed it. Seems like a good game for iOS, but would obviously have to be optimized ;)

    Gornova says ...
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 10:03am

    nice and fun, maybe with a little tutorial could be more fun IMHO

    DeathBySnail says ...
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 8:46pm

    Enjoyed this. liked the random misbehave actions a lot!

    Mista Koo says ...
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 10:39am

    If you want to actually survive/win you'd have to miss the best part of the game: reading the misbehavings.

    caranha says ...
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 3:18pm

    Pretty interesting game. I liked the difficulty and the gameplay, it was rather fun to try and beat the enemies.

    Maybe a larger playing field would make the game a bit more forgiving in the beginning?

    Pierrec says ...
    Dec 29, 2012 @ 2:14pm

    HEY! THIS IS FUN!Hard too, but that's why is fun.
    The little misbehaving are really funny(but most of the time I lost because I was reading them instead of running ^^) The gameplay is really solid, the audio fits perfectly...Congrats!

    Joozey says ...
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 8:50pm

    Nice game, but the amount of villagers pouring out is a bit too much compared to the lengthy time it takes to do bad things to a village. Also, I'd set the amount of villages to a fixed number. A game with 5 villages is easier than 3.

    arhpositive says ...
    Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:20am

    Everyone, thank you so much for all the comments you've made.

    @timtipgames: I think it'd be hard to inform the player about their misbehavings with audio feedback, as they'll misbehave so often, the audio will almost always overlap each other. But you have a point about finding another way to present the misbehavings.

    @wzl: if I ever get the possibility of doing a post-compo version, I'm thinking about adding more variety to interactions.

    @caranha: maybe I should think about a level system which introduces playing fields transforming from larger to smaller after each level. this might make a better difficulty curve, as right now it's only a total of 12 villagers and then the curve stops.

    @Everyone else: every comment is really valuable for me, thank you. :)

    Norgg says ...
    Jan 4, 2013 @ 1:12am

    Nice! I do like the random misbehaviours here, it'd be nice to be able to read them all once you're dead though, pretty hard to keep up with them while you're alive.

    This seems to be semi-turn based, did it start out completely turn based to start with? Having time to think between moves might make for an interesting alternative way to play this.

    ddionisio says ...
    Jan 4, 2013 @ 8:03am

    I love the music, it's so catchy! Best part of the game is the mischief text at the bottom, they pretty much liven up the game!

    CoffeeOnimal says ...
    Jan 4, 2013 @ 12:43pm

    Heh, nice. I really like the tunes, and the sound effects when misbehaving are great. Difficulty ramps up real quick tho.

    Jan 5, 2013 @ 9:00am

    Score: 558. Fun mechanic. Good music. Would like to see some other mechanics in there, like some way to slow people down or distract them, but this is a solid game and idea.

    azurenimbus says ...
    Jan 7, 2013 @ 7:08pm

    I was skeptical at first but soon got really engrossed in the game experience :D

    Fun stuff.

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