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Smoggy Seconds

by TheCze - Jam Entry

You are managing the rescue forces of a troubled City. Every 10 seconds a new wave of cars will enter the city and every 10 seconds a new emergency will appear. Send units to accidents, prevent the fire from spreading and see that traffic flows before smog engulfs the whole city.

Keep smog level beneath deadly levels and stay in positive cash to hold of defeat.
You need to build firestations and hospitals before you can send out units.
Each car that leaves the city will lower the smog level and earn you cash but each firestation and hospital have an occuring cost so don't overexpand!

I hope the windowed version helps people that are having problems running the game. If you are still having troubles and are playing the windowed version. Please tell me.

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madk says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:19am

The Java program doesn't start up for me. I'm on Win7.

nastynate says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:20am

Does not run for me, unfortunately. Nothing comes up after executing.

Danex317 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:47am

It works fine for me. Also Win7. Takes a second to load up but it works.

soerensen3 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:46pm

Same for me. It just won't start. (Win7).

kristof says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:50pm

On OS/X i get:
Exception in thread "LWJGL Application" com.badlogic.gdx.utils.GdxRuntimeException: Couldn't set display mode 1280x720, fullscreen: true
at com.badlogic.gdx.backends.lwjgl.LwjglGraphics.setupDisplay(
at com.badlogic.gdx.backends.lwjgl.LwjglApplication.mainLoop(
at com.badlogic.gdx.backends.lwjgl.LwjglApplication$
Hope this helps!

Entity2D says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:51pm

Unique and interesting game, it would be much better if you could zoom in and out with the mouse wheel, and scroll by moving the mouse to the sides of the screen.

SneManden says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:42pm

I really liked the graphics. However it could use some feedback to the user, when you click a fire or accident. The map was a little boring, given that it is large and just lines.

However, great work - and very hectic!
(worked fine, Linux)

Arrow-x says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:44pm

I love the Graphics and Intresting Idea

Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:50pm

I got this to run just fine. It might be less confusing if you started with some buildings. I really like the pixel perfect graphics. Makes me want to do some 2d art for a change.

elementz123 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:24pm

Took me a while to figure it out, but very interesting concept that was quite fun. It would be a lot more manageable if you were able to zoom out far enough to see all of the action instead of having to scroll the screen all the time. Overall good game!

loxo says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:26pm

Nice game, only sound effects are missing. And I would like to see a smaller map at the beginning. Windowed version is working for me (OS X).

kristof says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:32pm

I really like the idea. But I thing the map should have been a bit smaller. or give the player more money from the start. I could not really keep up with the fires.
But still a very nice entry!

Starspell says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:06pm

I can't seem to play this one. Even tried it from the command line and it seems to do nothing on my Win 7 laptop.

Zerkruemler says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:59am

Very cool idea, but I think the playfield is too big and the game is therefore unnessesarily hard. I was not able to get in the positive. I would like to see some increasing difficulty level (starting low)

kibertoad says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:14pm

too big and too empty map. but the moving cars and explosions look really cool. would like to see you make more with the concept.

nddrylliog says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:05pm

I can see what was meant to be in this game but unfortunately it falls a little short on promises :( A mini-map would've been nice, along with a soundtrack - and more reactive controls.

Keep trying though, I like to see ambitious projects such as those :)

lopiky1 says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 6:28am

fun :D

mollymus says ...
Sep 7, 2013 @ 11:42am

I felt like the map was a bit too large, and I would've really liked a minimap! Also felt like the game got a little messy, but I think the concept is pretty neat and with some polishing I think this could make for a pretty decent time waster on mobile devices?:) (I see you're using java, so check out libGDX for mobile deployment!)

nilo says ...
Sep 14, 2013 @ 10:25am

Nothing happends when i run the jar

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