Quick Post-Mortem

Posted by (twitter: @mactinite)
August 24th, 2015 12:41 am

This time ’round I decided I would do something I hadn’t had a chance to build. I was going to build a City-builder strategy game… This turned out to be a poor idea for a game Jam, but I did learn a lot and had a ton of fun.

Anyways this is what I built:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-33/?action=preview&uid=26320

Many of you won’t get past the first minute in the game as it is a careful balance just to get off the ground. With more time I would have tried to find a solution for this. Without knowing the intricacies of how the game works I don’t think it is possible to intuitively figure it out. Not without experimentation and lots of failure. This is not a good thing for a Ludum Dare (or any small game), as the judging by the community demands more bite-sized, straight forward games.

While making the game I got to the point where I wasn’t sure how I would turn this into an actual game, but not wanting a repeat of last time, I pushed on. Hoping for fun gameplay to emerge, and maybe it could be fun if the initial uptake wasn’t so tough.

The best part about this game was the time I had making it. I learned a lot, and had a lot of fun seeing the resident population come to life (and also die). Anyways for those of you that play my game and won’t see the endslate, here it is:

A bit morbid, maybe, but there is an obvious allegory there, and perhaps one not so obvious.

 

Anyways, thanks for reading and good luck to you Jammers!

 


4 Responses to “Quick Post-Mortem”

  1. GAFBlizzard says:

    One suggestion, you should probably use the link tool and edit your post so the link is clickable. Otherwise people have to copy and paste it right now. :)

  2. Dizzyman572 says:

    Hey I played your game and after reading your post I found it pretty cool that you ventured to tackle such a difficult game to create for this jam. Seriously, I applaud you for your effort. If it makes you feel better, I really think you had a very nice game going on here, and had you been able to work out the kinks this would’ve easily been one of my favorites. Keep going, and get ready for the next jam. (Besides you can’t let those art skills go to waste. 😉 )

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