Ludum Dare 25
December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain
Happiness - rxi - 48 Hour Compo Entry
Use the mouse and its left button. Click and drag to move your view. Press F3 for 3x scaled window.
I wanted this entry to be an exploration in "ambient gaming", so I appreciate that it won't be for a lot of people. If you get frustrated trying to work out what's going on, the overview and instructions are below:
You play as a malicious supernatural being spectating an office building. You have very little power over the world except for the ability to render electrical equipment broken for a short amount of time, even this power is limited. You want nothing more than to see the world void from happiness.
Clicking and dragging anywhere on the screen will move your view port.
You can click on electrical equipment to deprive people from using it for a short time, the time can be extended by clicking the equipment again, doing this uses energy which slowly replenishes at the bottom of the screen. You can hover over people to see their current statistics, these are shown in a bubble above their head in the following order:
- green : fatigue
- blue : thirst
- orange : hunger
- purple : boredom
- red : happiness
The overall happiness of the building is shown at the top of the screen, when this reaches zero (even if only for a moment) you will move to the next level.
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