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

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My tiny world - mollymus - Jam Entry

My first ever Ludum Dare entry.

We wanted to make a game where the user would build his own world. You start out in the forest and the idea was to build a city using only material that you could find, with the help of others (NPCs) living in the forest..

We soon realised that this would take way too long.

All we managed to do was:
You can collect things from the ground / from trees.
Map is randomly generated.
There's one NPC, with a quest (and reward).
It is possible to dig water canals. Dig twice in the same place to make a big enough hole for water to flow in it - connect the holes/ditches with water and water will flow in the ditches!

Controls:
Walk around with WASD.
Interact with objects and NPCs using "1".
Dig wholes in the ground using "2".
When you have completed the first quest you can use the axe with "3".

First press the action you want to use, then press one of the available tiles to use it at that tile. Axe has no animation when facing south.

Tip:
You can teleport to NPC and to water by pressing T. (target += 1%2)


Game made with the awesome game development library libGDX!

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Ratings

#206Audio(Jam)1.30
#216Humor(Jam)1.57
#234Mood(Jam)1.63
#239Graphics(Jam)2.05
#241Overall(Jam)2.09
#242Fun(Jam)1.86
#248Innovation(Jam)1.86
#257Theme(Jam)1.59
#809Coolness36%

Comments

AlwaysGeeky says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:54pm

I like the characters, I couldnt find the other NPC though.

mollymus says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:06pm

The NPC is standing on a random spot. Press T to teleport to him!:) Press T again to teleport to some water if you want to try digging water canals!:)

mollymus says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:11pm

Oh, and there's only one NPC. (Not sure if you thought there was more than one because of the whole "..other NPC.."!:))

rvmook says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:19pm

Nice job on the random map. Too bad there isn't much more to it.

Topaz says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:39am

Nice job on the randomly generated map!

blob says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:41pm

Chopping trees doesnt do anything ?
It was an ambitious project indeed.

netguy204 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:45pm

Ambitious indeed.

Sadly technical issues (horrible flicker) kept the game from being enjoyable to me (OSX 10.7, java 1.6.0_31).

mollymus says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:09am

@blob, sorry no - chopping trees doesnt do anything:/ Didn't have time to implement that (or I would've had but school caught up on me during the last day).

@netguy204
Oh, that sucks:o What kind of flickering? Did anyone else have similar problems?

Apr 29, 2012 @ 1:48pm

As you said yourself - incomplete, however I like what's there!!

robcozzens says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:04pm

I found a lot of flowers and rocks, but not much else.

galman says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 11:57am

Nice job :-)
Very nice game for your first LD.

zazery says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 8:36pm

Well done for your first entry. The worlds that generated for me were quite barren compared to the screenshots until I teleported to the man.

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