The Tribunalist: A little game I made over the weekend (and will be working on for the forseeable future

This weekend, I took part in Mini Jam 46, a bi-weekly game making competition. My submission was called The Tribunalist. I had a lot of fun maing it!

It's a little game about being a judge after a revolution. The government either goes Authoritarian or Anarchist. However, that's more flavour than anyting else. TheĀ realĀ theme of the game is systemic corruption, and why people take bribes. The player has to manage their finances, and pay'll never cover the costs. This means you'lll have to take bribes. Bribes always push you into the wrong answer, so your approval rating will go down. This means that you have to manage your approval as well as your budget, and keep them both in check.

The game isn't perfect. There are quite a few bugs and spelling mistakes and it's a bit confusing as there's no tutorial or much in the way of visual feedback. I nonetheless am pround of it. On Sunday morning, my files all got corrupted. Recovering from that gives me a bigger boost! Overall, I'm proud of my little game and will be improving on it over the course of the next few weeks / months.

This article was updated on January 28, 2020

Henry Delap-Smith

The Creator of The History of The British Isles podcast. A fan of coding and history