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HE BEAT HER.

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HE BEAT HER.
That’s what everyone thinks.

But you might find otherwise.. if you pick the right move.

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You’re a lawyer, and your client is being accused of abuse. You only have 5 minutes until the verdict.

You only have time for one more action.

What will you do in those minutes?

Find the truth. Serve justice.

Play the game.

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Made for Ludum Dare 39, to inspire a feeling of powerlessness.

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Download:
itch.io - zephyo.itch.io/he-beat-her
GameJolt - gamejolt.com/games/he-beat-her/273009

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Neat idea, terrible format. Doing one action and seeing a fail screen every time, including the act of thinking makes for a boring and repetitive loop. Also, having a game begin at the end of a case makes the "remembering" of important things a really tacky forced mechanic. Would have been better if the game had at least prefaced itself with that basic info.


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Neat little game with interesting mechanics, pretty well done considering it's a 48-hour game.

It's a very inaccurate depiction of court cases, though. For starters, you can't introduce new evidence while the jury is deliberating - especially if that evidence consists of medical records and personal text messages that you stole from the accuser. You'd end up disbarred and likely serving a longer jail sentence than your client. Other minor details too - I'm not sure if this is a criminal trial, a civil trial, or a restraining order hearing. And we seem really unprepared as an attorney - client might have basis for a mistrial based on incompetence.

Basically, this scenario would never play out in a real court. But as a game - it's very entertaining.


zephyo responds:

Ah yes :/ I hoped the fact that you could steal stuff would alert players it isn't wholly accurate :/ Will research for future games, thanks!


really great game with a great storyline and great artwork but i think you should give more info on the backstory first before the game starts. like what do you know about your client or have a mini chat session with your client before it starts so that you can get to know more about your client or even a file that explains the case you are working on where all of it is time and give them a limit amount of time. also the game explains that you have 5 min break as a recess but i feel like it was not 5 mins. and you could only do one thing during then when in truth i feel that a lot of things can happen in 5 mins. so you can add like small details that happen during the recess like your client needing to go to the washroom but i also understand that you might not be able to do that as a result of lack of experiences or knowledge on how to create a game. so all in all i think its a great game but there is still room for improvement.


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Great game, loved the game atmosphere.
I think game would had been way better if you added multiple choices instead of guessing actions. I would never been able to go far without the walkthrough. Typing to see all the possible choices was annoying.


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spent a lot of time stuck on finding the right valid choice, and took me out of the game experience. Try and make it like multiple choice or as mass effect did, I know you were trying to allow people to have as much freedom as they could but not everyone has the same thoughts or ideas.


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Uploaded
Aug 3, 2017
1:01 AM EDT
Genre
Adventure - RPG
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