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

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Code Thief

by Zelen3d - Jam Entry

In this game, you are a malicious being who and you wander around through the source of Ludum Dare games with your sturdy selecting tool, stealing the best parts of the code.

I have made this game in the last four hours, since I couln't participate on the weekend. There isn't really much to it. I didn't have time to add a purpose, or an intro. I wanted really badly to make an intro, but I guess it is for next time. Anyway, I hope you will enjoy it, at least a bit.

Controls: mouse

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Colapsydo says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:29am

Clicking is a bad idea.

Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:46pm

I can see the Matrix!!

Per says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:18pm

Strange idea :)
I hope you can participate fully the next LD ;)

Starspell says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 10:48pm

That's a really cool idea. It's actually I pretty fun mechanic. It's a shame you couldn't develop it further.

Jezzamon says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 10:47pm

Interesting concept, I guess a bit too much to accomplish with a 4 hour time limit.

hnjslater says ...
Dec 24, 2012 @ 2:01am

Heh at least it works!

fishbrain says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 10:51am

This is a very cool "hacking mechanic".

Bobrocket says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 4:27pm

very good for 4 hours!

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 5:55pm

Works on an iPad and was still fun :)

Still though, you can just tap the top left then he bottom right and just own. Neat though.

Pierrec says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 12:29pm

Wow, I really love the feel of the gameplay. there's a bigger game to make here. Also, the idea is funny!

AyCe says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:52pm

Interesting idea. :) A bit too "empty" though.

Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:22am

I really liked the selection mechanic, but found that if I circle the mouse in the window I can make my selection area stay quite large. If you continue working on this maybe you should add some "bad code" that hurts you if you collect it. Cool concept!

jackspinoza says ...
Dec 28, 2012 @ 1:53pm

really strong start to something cool I think. Keep at it.

csanyk says ...
Dec 31, 2012 @ 12:28am

Rather clever idea. And the play mechanic is fun, even without points or purpose. Wish you could have had more than 4 hrs to develop this into something more.

lucasncv says ...
Dec 31, 2012 @ 5:07pm

Neat concept and very nice result for just 4h.

azurenimbus says ...
Jan 5, 2013 @ 1:13am

Haha, this is interesting, considering the recent debate on the source code policy.

I think if you had added a lose condition it could have been really fun :)

Worse says ...
Jan 5, 2013 @ 1:15pm

It should definitely have had actual code snippets instead of horizontal lines. Also the controls are a bit flawed as you can just move the mouse quickly between opposite corners to capture everything :)

I like the game idea though.

jfroco says ...
Jan 6, 2013 @ 4:46pm

Intersting idea. Hope you have time to finish it.

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