December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Goblin Fortress

by AtkinsSJ - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Build and manage your own goblin settlement! Goblins are the perfect starting point for your nefarious empire: They eat, they sleep, occasionally they do some work... Wait, let's not focus on that!

Your goblins can:
* Dig holes!
* Build ramshackle huts!
* Breed delicious goats!
* Butcher delicious goats!
* Eat delicious goats!
* Sleep!

Your goats can:
* Eat!
* Sleep!
* Wander aimlessly!
* Be carried off by hungry goblins!

This was an attempt at a Dwarf Fortress-style management game. I'd wanted you to be able to send marauding goblins to pillage nearby villages, but that was more than I had time for. Whoops!

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har_g says ...
Dec 16, 2012 @ 7:44pm


munchor says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:19am

Everything was working fine until all the goblins just froze and I couldn't get any more stone to spawn new goblins. They all just stopped on the middle of my map.

Nice game, though...

drakfyre says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:25am

Nice work, love the sprite work! Reminds me of the good ol' days of warcraft!

AtkinsSJ says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:37am

munchor: It's not made clear, but goblins go to the campfire (Looks like a ring of rocks, notably lacking any fire) to eat. If there's no food, they just wait there. I'm guessing that's what happened.

bwdevel says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:54am

Very nice sim.

ParaPup says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:19pm

Good Job I liked having to get my own stuff and whatnot.

joekinley says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:48pm

Nice game. Overall it was fun to do stuff and watch your goblins do stuff. Although they were very lazy breeding new goats until they had to.
Nice work, had much fun playing it.

CoffeeOnimal says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:49pm

Very nice. I enjoyed this. Especially the sounds effects.
Pixel graphics for the sprites were great, backgrounds could use some work.
I'd like to be able to lead a goblin raiding party! Please keep working on this!

celeron55 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 1:11pm

A good start for a strategy game. Any plans to make a more complete version, some day?

myachin says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:06pm

nice but where are villains?

boxerbomb says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:02pm

this is one of the best game so far

Birchmountain says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:45pm

A game with a lot of potential. But without a real goal it all seems pointless. I really love the sounds though, nom nom nom!

h.attila says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:08pm

I liked the game, especially the sound effects.
I understand that you didn't have the time to finish the game as you originally wanted to, but I still think it could have had some simple goals (like get X amount of resources, raise your population to Y members, etc).

Mava says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:42pm

This is a nice relaxing game, fun to play and watch the little goblin go about his life.

They felt like living characters and that was very enjoyable :)

Well done!

atraxgames says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:21pm

It's a very good start. I hope you continue to develop it.

wzl says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 12:57pm

Thumbs up for nomnom sounds :D
Cute rts like. Would be nice if you could assign jobs to goblins. Looking forward to the pillaging part of the game. Loved the animations aswell :D


pighead10 says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 5:18pm

Awesome feel to the game. An objective would have really helped, I didn't really have anything to work towards. Also, I felt as though there should have been music.

huhwhozat says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 7:57am

I'm sad there wasn't any time to add a goal. Just building up is surprisingly fun though! I love the sounds! Although the sprites were very cute, having the gobbos walk behind buildings really detracted from the experience for me. Even if you didn't have time to implement pathfinding, I'd have prefered them to appear on top. I'm afraid I can't give you much for theme, as all there is at this point is a loose tie-in to Dwarf Fort. Overall, I enjoyed it!

Porpentine says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:03am

i love the freeform nature of this, designing cities in the goblin plains, watching it slowly grow

i wanna play a version of this with more stuff

Norgg says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 3:15pm

A nice start to something, it becomes a bit easy once you've got a stable source of food and stone though, would be nice to have something to be fighting against. The omnomnom sound is great.

aare says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 2:49pm

I like when the gnomes make "OMNOMNOM!" sound xD

fishbrain says ...
Jan 1, 2013 @ 11:38am

"Nyum nyum nyum nyum nyum" lol
Nice work!

mcc says ...
Jan 5, 2013 @ 7:44am

didn't get very far, but i liked what was there (and i enjoyed the sound effects)

azurenimbus says ...
Jan 7, 2013 @ 5:06am

Interesting elements in this strategy game. Nice use of the goats, too, one of the best I've seen :D

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