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Does chewing loudly justify sending someone to hell? What about leaving passive-aggressive Post-It notes for your flatmates? 

Swipe left and right to decide who goes to which afterlife. Careful though -- send souls to the wrong place and heaven and hell will begin to run out of space as management on either side slows down to deal with the incorrect entries. Also, you'll get some pretty rude texts from the custodians on either side.

Grimder is a Ludum Dare gamejam play on dating apps. With the theme “running out of space” we came up with the idea that Heaven and Hell have a capacity limit which fills up quickly if the wrong people are assigned to each place. You play as Death, swiping left and right to send characters to hell or heaven based on their traits. It was our team's first LD game -- we took it chill and had a lot of fun, putting in about 5 hours per person per day. 

https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/42/grimder

This game was super cathartic to make, as most of the things that send people to hell are actually just our own pet peeves. Thanks also to our mates on Twitter that supplied us with a bunch of ideas for virtues and vices! You can find the thread here: https://twitter.com/callioperyder/status/1028142046727483392


Team:

Craig Duthie: Programmer @craig_duthie

Calliope Ryder: Art, Design, Writing @callioperyder

Ben Walden: Art, Design @benmwalden

Iain Heap: UI, Design, Writing @Iain_Heap

Special thanks to Chris Hodgson for sound and voiceover @chrishodgson99


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Grimder.apk 26 MB
Grimder.zip 19 MB
LD42WebGLHTML5.zip 8 MB

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There's alot of pet peeves but no one actually commits a crime. There arent any actual evil people in the game. They all just commit someone in particular's pet peeve. SO I damning someone to Hell or sending people to heaven seems a bit extreme. Just sayin, plus there's no opening saying that you were hired to do this. It just comes off as if this is Grim's version of Tinder only this is how he judges on where he sends people. It feels a lil....off.

Played your game and found it fun. Sorry if I got the pronunciation of the title wrong - I think it can be taken in different ways, lol... Thanks for making it:

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i'm not sure how to download the game, i had pressed download and i have the file from the download but nothing is working!!

charming and cute! I loved all the little pet peeves listed for each of them-sending people to hell for reclining seats on planes added a few years to my life.

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Really like this game, the texts you get when you misplace people are really funny, replayed it just to see how many I could get wrong for those texts lol

Judge, Jury, and Executioner: All in one convenient app! 

This was a very fun and amusing little game. Great job to the developers! 

Thank you! We all had a fun time making it as well

Would love to see a mobile version of this.. with a lot more to it! I'm sure you could think of loads more sins and good things to put in there :D

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Maybe one day we'll do that! 

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How do you download it 

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I can't understand how to play this game... I downloaded it but I don't know what to do know! I'm sorry, I'm a newbie.

Read the description of each person, and choose whether they should go to hell (swipe left) or go to heaven (swipe right).  God/Satan will let you know if you did the right thing. Try and make sure you don't fill up one of the queues!

thanks for replying :) what I meant is I have clicked download now for windows but I don't know how to get into the game now that I have clicked download. Does that make sense? Sorry I was unclear lol

I don't know if this will help but have you extracted the file yet? The game should probably appear after you've extracted the file.

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Cute! I sent a gamergator to hell tho and Satan wasn't happy. That's fair though I suppose nobody would be. 

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Wow dude (also I think you meant made)

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Does this have a Apple version?

This is absolutely amazing!

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This is soo good! 10/10

It is another Papers, Please of the Judgement Day with a touch of simplicity, ridiculous review for the candidates of heathen, and "constructive" nagging from both sides of powerful invisible beings :'D

Just hoping it has more levels to play and variable screen adjustments when playing in Windows computer...

the way the game is, its extremely difficult for me to play

please make a apple version!!!

We would like to, but currently don't have a mac to build it. Sorry!

Helllllooooo i played your game drunk for my channel with my friend! 

Loved it, very addictive. Not sure I make a good grim reaper though. 

very good, it would be cool if this could be developed further

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Since it was a Ludum Dare game, it probably won't be. But I'll definitely be participating in the next LD as well, so there'll be another game up at the end of November

PLEASE PORT TO CHROME OS

RIGHT

Will try porting to HTML5/WebGL, hopefully that'll make it playable for you!

Thank you for a fun little game, great for a few funny moments. With a few tweeks I think it could be even better, e.g. perhaps some background music and perhaps death could be a little less vocal. Here's a let's play if you are interested: 

yeah, this is bad. "uhhhhhhng" every 2 seconds makes it worse lol

turn off your volume...

Le travail de la faucheuse serait tellement peinard avec cette appli! J’ai adoré l’idée et c’était hilarant!!!

all i could do was swipe i wish there was more to it but it was still alright :D

Great little fun game! 

I can't play it ;-; it just says that it can't run on my PC

What an amazing game! I loved the humor and simplicity

The soviets don't kill you my friend! But fun concept, i imagine this is 100% how heaven and hell works xD

Awesome Game!!!

I forgot to post this when I uploaded but I really enjoyed this game. Simple and fun! Thanks for the game!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAkUXVF5t7M&t=459s

is it a "peace death" clone or it has more content?

WHERE WILL YOU GO? 

It's probably the STUPIDEST FUNNIEST THING you've seen today. Introducing ROOST or ROAST. A game show i made based on this game. XD Enjoy

that poor doggo was a good doggo

I had a lot of fun going through Grimder. Was fun and actually found myself having to really think of a few options! Great job dev!

So many stupid deaths! Good little game, had a weird bug where different lighter text would appear on the screen but otherwise no problems!


Playing as a grim reaper and trying to match to either place is a cool idea! It is neat to see if you get a match if you get it right  or when you get a text if you make a mistake. Even though there’s no music, the grim reaper groans in the background and sometimes makes comments. Thanks for making this game! 

Hi! Thanks for making this game, I made you a video

Who knew the Grim Reaper liked Tinder!?

Like Tinder but Less Grim


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