August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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Urban Sprawl

by TheGamingProject - Jam Entry

Urban Sprawl is a city building game in which you are the mayor of the soon-to-be vast town of Jarlsberg. You are tasked with placing buildings to push the growth of your city. Throughout the game houses will build on the tiles around your Town Center and continue to sprawl outwards, provided you are a good and loyal mayor. Each special building has different effects for the tiles around it.
As you play your city will either go bankrupt or go down in history as houses cover all areas of the map.

The world that you build in is new every time which allows for different outcomes with each new play through. The best way to enjoy Urban Sprawl is to play more than once. Continue playing and notice new trends and more efficient ways of building your city. You are the mayor after all and can't just leave the citizens of Jarlsberg to suffer.

Urban Sprawl is written in HTML5 and will play right in your browser. The game is even optimized for decent play on most tablets and smart phones so give it a shot if you own one.

Please let us know what you think of Urban Sprawl; we love to hear your comments and appreciate all feedback. We will most likely continue to work on the game which is accessible via

The Gaming Project is proud of the Ludum Dare 24 game we created and with the closing of our second Jam entry we continue to look forward to future events.

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tigerj says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:10am

I didn't make a town center first time and was stuck. The second time however I had a better experience. If there was sound I did not have any. Thanks for the game!

Raptor85 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:49am

I think my money rolled over and went negative i was makign so much so fast, my money was skyrocketing and all of the sudden i was "bankrupt" and got a game over :/

dredlockz says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:55am

really liked the palette and aesthetics, interesting simulation.

gamblore says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:58am

I couldn't figure out how to be sustainable after 3 runs. I was probably trying to expand to quickly with markets. Very nice looking game.

Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:13am

I like the idea of making a town in a random environment. I think you could have done a better job of making the environment affect how you build the town, though.

I didn't really get the strategy, it seemed like each building had some cost over time, but I couldn't tell how much it was. So it was hard to use much strategy.

gnx says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:25pm

Nice looking graphics. I also didn't build a town center at first, and kept wondering why is nothing moving :D

Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:40pm

The music was quite soothing. I didn't find a winning strategy yet but it was still fun to play.

yettatore says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:12am

Beauty town creator! I like'em.

jwolf says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:44am

Nice city builder. It could use a better indication of what your costs are (which seem to keep rising on their own accord).

gritfish says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 4:27am

Kept trying, bankrupt's just seem to come out of nowhere, without warning.

jplur says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:13pm

Very fun take on the sim city thing, like others I thought bankruptcy was a little sudden but thoroughly enjoyed the game!

tcstyle says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 10:31am

I really like games like this. The effects of the different buildings could need better explanations. The graphics are a little blurry on my system (Firefox/Win). Nevertheless it was fun to play.

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