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Description

This game was made in only 48 hours for the GMTK game jam 2020. It got 27th place out of 5k entries!

The theme was "Out of control", so I made a game where the main character has a simple stealing mechanic but where you can steal metaphysical concepts and identities. The game's numbers and setting spiral out of control through 5 different phases:

  • Office life
  • City life
  • Political life
  • Space life
  • ???

Controls:

  • WASD/IJKL/arrow keys: move
  • Spacebar/shift/X/left click: interact
  • R / escape: restart level (very important)
  • F4: fullscreen (windows only)
  • In battle, use the mouse to select actions.

Gameplay:

This is a hybrid between a puzzle game and an RPG. It has similar mechanics to a simple turn by turn RPG, with the main mechanic being that you can steal the enemy's move/HP/identity. However, you should approach it like a puzzle game, because you must figure out the best battle order to maximize your stats and abilities.

Ressources:

All coding and art were made during the allocated jam time, the music was composed before the jam, as allowed.