The Vigilante: Single Shot Justice by MagnesiumNinja

made by MagnesiumNinja for LD28 (JAM)
The Vigilante: Single Shot Justice is an interactive visual mystery novel. In it, you play as a vigilante trying to stop a murder that she know is going to happen.

Thematically, the correlation to the theme goes a lot deeper than just the title. We won't spoil how, you'll have to find out for yourself!

The game was made in 72 hours by Chris Klassen and Justin Wang of Magnesium Ninja, with music by Abstraction (Made during the first 48 hours for participants).

(NOTE: We edited the download to fix an issue with a sound not playing.)

Thanks for playing! Let us know what you think :)


Coolness 100% 1
Overall(Jam) 4.10 12
Audio(Jam) 3.74 47
Fun(Jam) 3.47 81
Graphics(Jam) 4.33 42
Humor(Jam) 2.46 240
Innovation(Jam) 3.28 125
Mood(Jam) 4.00 20
Theme(Jam) 3.68 40


17. Dec 2013 · 04:24 CET
This is the best LD game I've played yet. Engaging story, nicely drawn graphics, a solid visual novel experience. I will be sending this to others to have them play it too. Great job guys.
17. Dec 2013 · 04:25 CET
Great art, good music, and an excellently told and compelling story. Bravo!
17. Dec 2013 · 04:27 CET
That was really neat. Really good art and story. It was a bit more repetitive than I expected. Although I got kind of got bored after a couple of "mistakes," I played all the way through.
17. Dec 2013 · 04:31 CET
WOW. Great art, amazing writing, awesome concept. I can't believe this was made in 72 hours! Seriously, good job.
17. Dec 2013 · 04:31 CET
looooved it. excellent.
17. Dec 2013 · 04:38 CET
I'm sitting dumbfounded trying to think hard at the screen you put up as the 4th screenshot with all the people, guhh... Main thought running through my head is "would they really have made it hinge on who you talk to, or were there clues in the introductory texts"? Reading speed's good, at least for me, but I might read a bit faster than average. Nice use of the music, I think it's important to nail that in a game like this. I'm not sure if the control is in there since I didn't see a description for them, but a "back" function of some sort would've helped. Will also point out that your Source download is only for registered Box users, and that on the readme it currently says LD29, not 28. :) Good luck, friends!
17. Dec 2013 · 04:41 CET
NICE. :)
17. Dec 2013 · 04:43 CET
I didn't like the ending somehow.
17. Dec 2013 · 04:46 CET
Really polished, with a great art style. And excellent writing!
17. Dec 2013 · 04:47 CET
Very very nice! Nice story, like the twist at the end! Played the whole thing, it was long but I think it was worth it! Nice Story
17. Dec 2013 · 04:51 CET
Wow, that was an amazing story! It had me on the edge of my seat from start to end. Awesome art as well. Definitely the most memorable game I've rated so far.
Christopher Schulte
17. Dec 2013 · 04:58 CET
I really like the graphics for this, and the music underscores the story nicely.
17. Dec 2013 · 06:59 CET
Nice story! Bit of a silly twist end but it was enjoyable. The flow of the game was a tad confusing and at all times I felt like I was just choosing at random until things happened. I didn't feel much like I had a reason for making choices. Still, overall I enjoyed myself quite a bit!

Good to see other visual novels entered in the jam. I made one as well!
Nick Weihs
17. Dec 2013 · 07:07 CET
Man, really nice job you guys.
17. Dec 2013 · 07:08 CET
I REALLY want to play this. Is there no way to port to Linux?
17. Dec 2013 · 07:21 CET
Not that I know of, unfortunately. It was made in GameMaker: Studio, and I don't think it supports Linux :(
17. Dec 2013 · 07:41 CET
Great art, and the audio fits the mood very well. Interesting story, if a bit confusing. As Lissar said though, the choices feel very random. It would be cool to see a further developped version in which you could investigate for clues in a more complex fashion.
17. Dec 2013 · 08:41 CET
Im a sucker for these types of games. Amazing work! Extremely engaging!
Paradeem Team!
17. Dec 2013 · 08:55 CET
That was really great. I had a lot of fun with it.
17. Dec 2013 · 09:03 CET
The graphics were amazing, the music subtle enough not to distract the player but also charming enough to compliment the atmosphere. The story line was incredibly well done! It was immersive though repetitive, but when you factor in the time limit , I could easily see how this kind of story might be the perfect kind of thing to implement
17. Dec 2013 · 09:25 CET
Really enjoyed it ! Nice job, from a fan of the art of Storytelling. Happy to see that this kind of game is still practiced !
17. Dec 2013 · 10:16 CET
Nice entry. I liked it!
17. Dec 2013 · 20:41 CET
I was really surprised as to how well the story was put together in this one. Amazing job! O_o
17. Dec 2013 · 20:55 CET
Simply amazing game! Enjoyed every second of the experience!
Midnight Creators
17. Dec 2013 · 21:20 CET
Great visual novel! Cool art and story! Congrats!!
17. Dec 2013 · 21:36 CET
Well, it is a finished, polished and nice looking game. I was astonished by those dialog branches, it's really hard work you've done there. All fives from me!
17. Dec 2013 · 21:55 CET
Well written, nice art and very well polished. I thought the theme was really nicely implemented.
17. Dec 2013 · 23:40 CET
Excellent writing
17. Dec 2013 · 23:51 CET
Nice musik and artworks :D I love this. Keep on going!
17. Dec 2013 · 23:51 CET
Very engaging visual novel, nice amount of polish. Keep it up.
17. Dec 2013 · 23:59 CET
Amazing :)
18. Dec 2013 · 15:54 CET
Good mood ... but kind of wordy ... so don't have the time to got through the end ... but you made a lot of content in short time
25. Dec 2013 · 10:57 CET
This was a great experience. The style of presentation and the looping gameplay was awesome, though a bit random at times. And the twist in the end, haha. The music did fit in nicely, too. The theme was used nicely, but then having to shoot again and again made its use a bit weaker, but excellent nonetheless.
26. Dec 2013 · 04:23 CET
Amazing artwork ! The writting is excellent ! Great work !