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

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(Tie One Woman to a Train Track and Suddenly) I'm the Badguy

by handCraftedRadio - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Tie women to train tracks and laugh your way to the top of the score board!

-Written in C++ using OpenGL, SDL, and a custom engine.
-Devcpp project file included in source.

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impulse9 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:48am

I love this game! Hilarious!

Tifu says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:08pm

Hah, awesome. High score 1920, then I walked into a train :(

VDZ says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:28pm

Fun game. Neither the interpretation of the theme nor the game itself are very innovative, but it's fun and that's what matters most. Reminds me of old Commodore 64 games.

Tobias Wehrum says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:13pm

Ahaha-*bmpf* (hit by a policeman).
Also: Tying a woman next to the tracks, than standing on the track, laughing. I think I did something wrong.

Awesome game! The small scope probably allowed for a lot of polishing, and it shows. The controls feel very good (although I don't know if I'd like it better to just hold a key). Oh, and the humor is great!

And the more I play, the more I appreciate the mechanics: Your indirect weapon, the train, that can kill yourself too, distracting the police with the damsels, and the possibility of targeting a policeman with the train.

I only miss two things: Music, and some kind of indicator when that a train will come soon.

Good job all around!

PS: Ahaha-*hit by a train*

Tobias Wehrum says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:14pm

PPS: I love the title

Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:53pm

Love it! Really well thought-out mechanics, great presentation, good intro explaining the controls, downright hilarious! Would have liked some sounds for the trains, and perhaps a screen rumble? Great effort

Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:53pm

Ha Ha! Love it

Sam Driver says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:56pm

Both amusing and a good solid mechanic. Every game should have a "laugh evilly" button.
Really well done.

Beerman says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:59pm

Hahaha! Mine is an evil laugh!
That was fun - only thing I didn't like was having to repeatedly hit the keys to move. I kept expecting to be able to hold a direction down, got me hit by a train more than once.

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:07pm

Including the evil laugh is a sure sign of a winner. Simple and fun, like it should be. Very nice!

namuol says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:23pm

Bad Job! That means good job because you are trying to be bad.

Loved it! very simple but solid mechanics. The evil laugh is such a great bonus. Super fun!

BipolarMike says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:51am


Jesse Freeman says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:26am

Really great!

Rex Peppers says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:47am

Can't play a windows game :-(

JDM says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:18am

This is a game I almost made, but I'm glad you did, because it's better than what I was going to make, I'm sure. Fantastic.

Sos says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:37am

I love the grid-based rogue movements, great work!

SmallDeadGuy says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:32am

Nice game. Graphics are pretty cool, it's original, and I feel very evil :D

Meep says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:19pm

Nice simple yet pleasing graphics. The overall feel of the game is great! :)

h.attila says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:36pm

Funny game. The whole idea, the sound effects (especially the evil laugh) are hilarious. Although, it could've used some music.

epiplon says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:36pm

I'm giving lots of evil laughts!

killmonday says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:57am


vandriver says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:56pm

haha, excellent. very funny and feels complete. the laugh is really quite perfect. take all my stars!

amassingham says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:35am

Haha, such a great game - The Gloating is my favorite part.

Dec 20, 2012 @ 7:55pm

Thanks everyone! Glad you like it!

SamoojaMies says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 10:38am

Funny, original and evil game. My fingers got tired because of how the controls work.

blob says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:52am

Haha, truly awesome. Now that's a real villain ! :D

gritfish says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 6:19am

I also did a "tie girls to tracks" game (with cops and everything), but you did a much better job of scoping, I think. Everything in this is really well polished and has a great arcade-y feel. Really made me nostalgic for old Atari games.

The laugh button is a fantastic idea.

lekochen says ...
Dec 29, 2012 @ 1:51am

Bad job! Lol!

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 29, 2012 @ 3:10am

Excellently polished. My eye couldn't keep track of everything so I'd run into a train or a police by mistake often - awesome! :D

Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:06am

Excellent game. I love the feel of the grid-based movement along with that little tapping sound you make. A lot of other nice touches in sound/graphics/humour make this one really memorable.

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