Shadow Ledger is a challenge to make a rogue-like that looks, feels and plays like accounting software. Your goal is to navigate 'levels' of transactions, where if you find a transaction that looks funny, flag it. Once you have flagged all suspicious transactions, you can use the G-Code to submit it for review and possibly proceed to the next level.

Controls are:

Arrow keys or WASD for moving the cursor.

F flags the transaction below your cursor, toggling between 'normal' (with no flag) or suspicious (with a ! flag).

G opens the G-Code menu, for some Macros, These magic-like pieces of code will allow you to highlight some transactions for your personal review, submit the current spreadsheet to your supervisor or other things. Inside the G-Code menu, press the number of the command. Be aware that G-Codes use up some time toward your deadline.

H opens a quick Help file.

If a prompt or screen opens up, you can close it with Enter.

And watch out for Gridbugs. If they touch your active cell, your accounting software will freeze up for 10 minutes, bringing your deadline that much closer.

There are only three levels at this time.

Good luck and have fun.

Made using Unity and FES Retro Game Framework.

Made withUnity
TagsSeven Day Roguelike Challenge, Retro, Roguelike
Average sessionA few minutes

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I love it! It has a Papers, Please analysis vibe although I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do about the gridbugs?

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it.

The Gridbugs exist to make the shortest path non-trivial. Without them, you could play the game with moving left and right. Now, for a good timed run, you should ideally dodge them (typically 1 to 2 extra minutes vs the 5/10 minute penalty for hitting one). Sorry, they aren't very complicated at the moment.