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    Ludum Dare 23

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

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    $ales - Sanguine - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    $ales is a game where you are a traveling salesman, trying to earn money by buying and selling goods. You travel across the Earth in the hope of making profit with your trading.

    Make sure you play with audio, it makes the game way more clear.

    Don't be afraid to write down where you can get goods cheaply and where you can sell them for a lot afterwards.

    If you encounter any bugs, please let me know.

    I want to thank everyone that makes Ludum Dare possible, because Ludum Dare is great!

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    Ratings

    Coolness82%
    #87Humor3.28
    #117Audio3.29
    #347Fun2.98
    #407Overall3.02
    #468Innovation2.85
    #468Mood2.63
    #736Theme2.37
    #793Graphics2.12

    Comments

    Gemberkoekje says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:09pm

    The goal of the game is somewhat vague at best. I haven't rated the audio cause this computer doesn't have any audio.

    I actually think it's a good idea, I like trading simulations, but it needs more polishing to be really fun.

    Danik says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:10pm

    Nice job! It really shows that you have spent a lot of time on balancing.

    The voice acting adds a lot of character. :)

    Sanguine says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:11pm

    @Danik, thanks. @Gemberkoekje, ah yes the audio pretty much explains the game :) Please try the game again but with audio

    De10ter says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:13pm

    Interesting and oddly compelling :)
    It'd be nice to see/know of all the markets available without exploring/using up money.

    NiallM says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:22pm

    I liked this. Loved the quest for the mulagi :)

    Zed says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:55pm

    It's a really nice idea, but goddamn, I'm terrible at it. I made it to like, 2 million, I think, then I couldn't figure out what to really do next.

    Also, as a Brit, I approve of your attempt at a British accent.

    Kvisle says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:03pm

    It makes me wanna play Ports of Call, again. That's a good thing.

    angrygeometry says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:15pm

    oh god ahahhhaha i loved the voice acting. fun little game, i'm the proud owner of a mulagi.

    the8donut says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:00pm

    Very interesting game! And the voice acting is... Priceless :D

    Shephiroth says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:40am

    This remember me actually to POC game, where you buy a ship and start buying/selling cargo to get money.
    Probably the "Ports Of Call" named before :)

    icefox says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:52am

    Interesting concept and a good implementation! I love the voices, and it's neat how different places react in different ways to supply and demand.

    Jeremias says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:54am

    The voice made my day - really nice :D

    Should there a game over if you have no money at all while traveling?

    raarlac says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:58pm

    Be very rich. What do then?

    Sanguine says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:59pm

    @raarlac, you got to earn money for your car, you will win once you reach 300k money.

    dr_soda says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:03pm

    Agreed with the overall sentiment. This is a really neat little idea that deserves some more time and attention. Maybe the little guy needs to deplete his money as he travels? Maybe prices need to fluctuate over time?

    Anyway, great job!

    edg3 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:29pm

    I quite enjoyed it, though I suck at it (like actually suck), all I managed to do is make all the prices everywhere drop to such low levels that I couldnt make any money :P

    uprightpath says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:23am

    Figured since you did my game I'd so yours!

    Ahem, it was pretty simple, however I almost died in the pacific since I didn't know the map didn't scroll over to the US!

    As for what you'd asked me on my game? Nope, Plato didn't even come to mind. It was just an idea when I was heading to my car to get a soda "What's this? A little spark of thought in the dark?" and it grew from there.

    Topaz says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:13am

    Pretty good :D

    caranha says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:05pm

    I Finally Buy My Mulagi! I so Happee!

    Lol, awesome game -- I loved the sounds. There is one very big bug, that if you go broke on the road, nothing happens -- ideally, in the beginning of the game, you find something to buy, buy it until you have no more money, then walk around checking the prices everywhere. A game over screen would prevent that.

    But thanks for the game!! And the mulagi!

    AirRider3 says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:27pm

    Mac version....!

    Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:11pm

    Hey this kind of reminded me of dealing in weapons on Pizza Tycoon. I loved that game, this is pretty cool too! The sound makes this great. Love the different accents and the music is kind of hypnotic. Played this for toooooo long. Enjoyed it!

    BenW says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:37am

    Surprisingly fun. Hopefully you build it out even more.

    GFM says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:26am

    A travelling salesman?
    Your game is NP-hard!! =O
    (sorry, had to say that... xD)

    About the game... interesting idea. ^^
    And the audio is really nice! (giving instructions through it... also I liked the music)

    pighead10 says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 11:21am

    I couldn't enter any cities after the first one.

    NefariousZhen says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 3:05pm

    Aww, no windows box here -- I'd love to try this game out.

    JaJ says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:10pm

    I couldn't get above 200K because of travel expenses, it seems trading in food is the easiest way to get rich. Fun game!

    Alexandre says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:12am

    I liked the voice and the humor, nice game!

    May 8, 2012 @ 4:43pm

    Nice game, love the sound affects awesome game but I suck at it.

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