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April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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In The Beginning - BenW - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Not the best gameplay but I think the sound is nice. The game ends whether you want it to or not after 5 minutes. Please send any feedback to [email protected]

How to play:
Build the earth as you see fit. No other goal than to make the planet you want.

Hold right mouse to pan
Middle mouse is zoom.
Click a segment of the world to build.
Pick up item drops to get more stuff to build.
You can change your currently selected item using the left menu.

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jeroenimooo says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:22pm

I have ruind the world ;p
Was fun to play

Jigxor says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:09pm

The audio was really great! How many LD entries can say that they've got voice-acting!

I'm not sure if there was meant to be a 'message' behind this game, but I liked the way that I managed to get the world with only houses left.

Really nice work. I enjoyed it :)

BenW says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:29pm

There's no message behind it. I'm actually an atheist. I just thought that the creation story was a perfect match for the theme.

jeffz says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:26am

nice work, liked the music, gameplay could probably do with some progression... disaster or something

SpaceToaster says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:31am

@jeroenimooo - HAHA same, the human in me just wan't to wipe everything out and put a house on it. Strange when you think about it. Could just as easily gone for all trees...

This is just BEGGING for some sort of mechanic. I hope you take this prototype and expand it!

Them Games says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:39am

Interesting video toy but not really a game, too bad, it runs smoothly and is very niely put together, the audio especially!

VDOgamez says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:14am

I couldn't really figure out any gameplay to it. What was the goal, exactly?

BenW says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:40pm

There's no real goal. It's honestly more of a toy than a game at this point(Will Wright would be proud). I'm thinking of expanding it and doing a post compo version.

kibertoad says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:47pm

The game could certainly use some additional features and actual gameplay, but as it is, it's a nice and relaxing experience, even though not a very long-lasting one.

Post-compo edition would be great :)

HeuGamer says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:14am

I liked it. Wasn't a game althought, but still fun to mess around with.

omaha says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:58am

i listened to the music but couldn't get the game to run on my mac. soundtrack was excellent. wish i had something like that in my game.

uberneen says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:58am

Neat idea here, it has a lot of potential.

robcozzens says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:26am

I would have played it if there was a Web or OSX version.

umwgmc says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:31am

Interesting gameplay. I like how it's very sandboxy. It's unfortunate in my opinion that there aren't any game goals except to make your own planet. Could be a plus for some, but I personally need some kind of goal to fuel me.

Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:39am

Definitely more of a toy than a game, but it looks to be a great basis for an interesting game. There's something very soothing about 'growing' items on the planet and it has a clean, fresh look to it. ^_^

Dracir says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:50am

I like it :), it's fun.
I can see some potentials, it would be fun to have stuff that combines or life that used the world you created. Much much more :)

Fireblend says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:38am

Really liked the concept! Even though it might be a toy right now, I could see it evolving into a pretty fun game. I liked the simplicity of it, and the music was indeed pretty relaxing. Good job!

envy3d says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:25am

Interesting demo. I took me a while to realize that there was no game to it. At least I got to enjoy the music!

Jezzamon says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:09am

looks interesting... would've liked to play it except I have a mac. :C

Vic says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:04am

Hey BenW, I like your game a lot! Ok, maybe there is no win/lose condition, but you did everything really great. From the intro building up to the game, to the music and the graphics. It is a very relaxing experience, definitely worth expanding!

triplefox says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:20am

Great presentation! I can imagine a few ways to add depth or strategy to this.

Jan Willem says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:37am

Good mood and sounds. Not very fun, but the concept is good.

rvmook says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:30am

I liked the concept to bad there isn't much more to it then this. It would've been cool to be able to combine different building blocks to create a new one.

bitslap_ says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:52pm

Nice idea, no definit goal so i just played around and built as many houses as possible. =)

pighead10 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:10pm

Shame there was no real gameplay. The audio and graphics were good.

BomberGames says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:26pm

It would be cooler if the world could expand and maybe have people on it, cool idea though!

Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:35pm

The only bad note: no goal.
Otherwise good job. Clean graphics, charming audio (with nice voice acted intro) and the game is fun to toy with. :)

tcstyle says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:04pm

It's a pity this game lacks a goal. The basic idea is very nice. So there is potential to make this a real game. The music is great.

deejorg says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 3:27pm

Very enjoyable :)

ChainedLupine says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 12:19am

Not really much of a game, but I agree, very nice audio and presentation values!

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