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

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Tiny World God

by Lawrence Esswood - 48 Hour Compo Entry

*IMPORTANT* Move your mouse to the bottom of the game to get the menu to 'pop up'

My first entry - A space sandbox where you get to play god and control your own 'Tiny Worlds'. I hope somebody gets some enjoyment out of this! I know I had great fun making it (most of the time).

Something that maybe didn't come across in the tut - if you get a lot of life on a planet, you can sell it for mucho mucho stardust. Have fun!

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Ratings

Coolness71%
#23Innovation4.15
#62Theme3.87
#67Fun3.59
#121Overall3.56
#146Mood3.24
#275Audio2.86
#311Graphics3.13
#491Humor2.12

Comments

mrspeaker says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:21am

That's a fantastic game! I've been stuck in it for the last 2 hours... I hope you polish it up after the compo - there's something super cool about it.

DeviSerene says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:07pm

A great game, very fun, something I'll share with my friends. As the other poster mentioned, I hope you continue to work on it (and other games!) afterwards.

robcozzens says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:59am

It didn't seem to be loading.

sharbelfs says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:26am

I could not enter the site, looks like its off. I am from brazil

Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:36am

Sorry, hosting site was down. please try again!

Gornova says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:56pm

awesome!

Lacutis says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:29pm

Very cool game, I like what you did with it. I wish there was a way to knock a planet further out of orbit once its locked in though.

Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:30am

Fire another planet at it, or use the shockwave spell!

galman says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:45am

Great idea! If you'll add some more objectives to the game it will be super fun! Great Work.

Chinchilla says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:47am

So much fun to play with! I couldn't work out how to get more stardust though?

Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:53am

Planets with life sell for more stardust, get a few K people on a planet and you will be laughing.

spooks says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:21pm

This is one of my favourite entries! Perfect for the theme. It was a little tricky to get the hang of it, but I love it, great job!

Jiddo says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:22pm

Nice game. Who would have guessed that playing God would be that entertaining? The UI was a bit laggy for me tho and I'm not sure why. But it is a very nice concept. I'd love to play a version of this with more stuff in it.

Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:48pm

Very addictive. Definitely keep going and polish up what you have. Great gameplay mechanics. My only gripe was that there wasn't really anything to 'prep' me as to what I should be doing when I started.

Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:31pm

What about... THE SCRIBBLE TUTORIAL. No I have no idea what came over me to do that. A lot of my friends had the same gripe that you have to guess a bit as to how to play it. Thanks for the feedback, means a lot!

Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:29pm

Nice and innovative and good fun. Also the music was really nice and relaxing

caranha says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:01pm

Very very interesting! It is a bit hard to get things set up, but I like what you did here. Maybe you should add small numbers hovering over each planet as a reminder of the life/etc levels?

Also, a tool tip for each of the god's powers would be awesome!

Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:16pm

There is a tooltip - use the '?' on the menu.

zkenshin says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:48pm

One of my favourites so far :)

Chaoseed says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:27pm

I didn't know what to do for five minutes, until I accidentally waved my mouse pointer down to the bottom and the menu appeared. Why is it ever hidden at all?

Hattered says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 11:42pm

That was fun! I didn't know what to do at first, then saw Chaoseed's comment about the hidden menu at the bottom. I was playing the web version (filefactory wouldn't let me download it) and had to scroll down to see the bottom, which didn't help. Once I got past that, the controls were pretty intuitive. I like how asteroids increase the size of what they hit; it helps keep things from stagnating.

Count me in as one who'd like to see you expand on this.

Spontaneous life!
(Seconds later, the planet falls into the sun)
Extinction!

Zillix says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 1:49am

Really neat world toy!

jwolf says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:52am

Really cool! This is a very fun toy to play around with. The only thing lacking is maybe the ability to zoom in and out, although that might just be the web version.

summaky says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:19pm

Cool game, but I had a hard start because I didn't notice that I had "tools" at the bottom of the screen. I guess some mini-tutorial would be a good addition.

pighead10 says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 4:36pm

Great game! It was very tricky but fun enough to want to keep playing every time you fire 50 planets into extinction. I think getting started should be easier, I couldn't get the planet to get into orbit for ages.

MrBarnslig says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 5:26am

This is really interesting. The physics are fun to play with on their own. It's sad that I feel like you might lose a lot of people from not having the menu obvious - I didn't find it until I read the comments here. Making a little planet and having stuff flying around is inherently fun. There's definitely something here, agree with the others, worth exploring after the competition.

Pitoum says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 11:02pm

Very nice entry ! I like it a lot ! Even if I didn't understand all the possibilities :)
Congrats !

Cyboot says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 7:57pm

awesome Simulation!
I love the way you introduce the Controls after clicking the Help button, very good Idea.

Very nicely done!

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