A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

KNOWN BUG: THE CENTRE OF THE BUTTONS IN THE ANSWER SECTION FOR BOTH THE SHRINK AND HIS PATIENTS DO NOT WORK FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON, PLEASE CLICK ON THE SIDES OF THE BUTTONS AND ALL WILL BE WELL! THANK YOU

PLEASE DO DOWNLOAD THE SERVER AS EXPLAINED BELOW IN ORDER TO PLAY


Game synopsis: 

Invite a friend to play as you impersonate a shrink and his patient for a rather unorthodox exchange: while the shrink attempts to find out about his patient's hidden secrets, the patient will do whatever they can to keep him from doing so using strategy... are you ready to outsmart the shrink?


Game instructions:

Once connected to another player, your character will be randomly assigned to you: you'll either be the shrink, or one of his patients. If you are a patient, you will be provided with a short bio of your character, and then you will have 5 elements that will act as clues that you give to the shrink about yourself. You can choose the order in which you submit those clues, and the trick is to think strategically so as not to arouse suspicions: all these correspond to hidden secrets that you don't want the shrink to find out about! Once a clue has been sent to the shrink, he will be presented with 3 options: only one corresponds to his patient's secret! After all 5 clues have been presented to him and he has made a guess for each, he will be shown 3 different patient bio: once again, only one corresponds to his patient. He wins by picking the right one, otherwise the patient wins! You can play over and over to get better and impersonate all the characters!


Game status:

This is a playable version of the game, although it will be continued and finished after the jam. At the moment the player can impersonate 3 characters: the shrink, patient n°1 and patient n°2, but more patients will be added in the future!


Credits: 

Developer: Vincent Gschwend (vincent@crypta.li ; @necronima on Twitter)

Artist: Anna Brookman (cabochongames@gmail.com ; cabochongames.wixsite.com/home/portfolio)

Composer: Pauline Julien (paunesstrings@gmail.com ; paunesstrings on Instagram)

Game Designer: Vincent Gschwend, Pauline Julien & Anna Brookman

Texts: Pauline Julien, Vincent Gschwend & Anna Brookman

Install instructions

YOU HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE SERVER TO PLAY

SERVER: Under the folder named server you will find a version for windows/linux/macOS. 

 - Windows: Double click on it

 - macOS/Linux: Open the command line and run it ./server_os    

  - Define a port: there is flag to define the port of the server -addr 9090, by default it is set to 8880

GAME: Double click on your corresponding OS version under games/os. The first screen will allow you to connect to your server, so you need to specify the ip and the port of server: 184.112.4.34:8880 for example.

If you don't have a server or your nats open to the public, you can still play on your local network or against your self, to do so: 

1. Launch the server

2. copy the game with a different name

3. launch both and then you will be able to play against yourself

Download

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shrink_macOS.app.zip 20 MB
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shrink_windows.zip 18 MB
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server.zip 7 MB