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Micro Management Simulator 2013

by daOyster - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Second - Adjective: subordinate or inferior in position, rank, or importance.

You are the manager of 10 people second in rank to you on the corporate ladder. It is up to you to keep them from slacking on the job. Mash the "Work button" to gain synergy, but don't let it drain completely. If you see a worker slacking and not staring at his screen, click his room to put him back on task. If he slacks off for too long, you get a strike, 5 strikes and you lose.

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Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:23am

Nice pixel art but what did you do to my finger!

Conflei says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:45am

Click Click Click! Funny

Tork says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:47am

Pretty fast, pretty cute, like the idea and it would work better on a touch screen :)

Gus says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:47am

Plain and simple, who could ask for more?
Also, I have to agree with @tork, this would be awesome in Touch devices.
P.S.: Loved those glasses.

Zephyr89 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:48am

Very good, but some ambient sound would make your game a lot more appealing.
Currently the background silence is killing it, even some noise would do, just make it subtle.

frankbsad says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:48am

Great use of the theme!

Hypnohustla says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:54am

Clickedy click, fun times. The work button could be a bit better so my old grandma eyes might hit it better. Get a bit too hard a bit too fast. Solid work nonetheless :)

mamoniem says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:54am

I love the art, it takes me a while to get the idea, even if i read the text at the beginning. Liked it, but never get a very high score :$

ThirteenWB says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:42pm

Very addicting to play, my fingers do not thank you for this entry xD

deniska says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:19pm

I liked this game, but it's not touchpad friendly

N0_Named_Guy says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:23pm

I liked your game. I liked the art, I like the clicking. It's fast paced, and I liked it... Will probably come back for more.

I highly recommend this simple game, to anyone who wants to practice mouse targeting (for FPS) and for those who play HoN, Dota, LoL and similar games where constant clicking is required.

9/10, would play again.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:10pm

Nice graphics and use of the theme! Some music would make it even better!

Mjiig says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:19pm

Fantastic to see an original take on the theme for once. Good to see not everyone went for a 10 second timer.

cardboard says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:50pm

The clicking madness started to hurt after awhile, but I'm sure managing in real life hurts a lot more, which means this was a good simulator. The clicking gets painful after awhile, but the game was solid enough to get me to play it a bunch and try to better my score. The mood was pretty good, and I felt like a jerk for constantly working my workers, which was nice. I like the graphics as well: simple, but not too simple. The buildings in the back could use a bit more detail to fit in with the rest of the graphics, possibly. Also, nice use of the previous Ludum Dare's secret theme on the building on the left.

HS: 145.9 seconds, 678 points

Cryovat says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:58pm

I was about to comment that it would be better if the difficulty ramped up gradually with an increasing number of employees (the core mechanic is fun).

Then it dawned on me how genious this game's take on the theme is. daOyster, my hat off to you!

Sephiroth87 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:11pm

Pretty fun game, really hard on a trackpad though D:

m110 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:50pm

Pretty cool pixel art and original idea, liked it!

pedroka says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:23pm

A good game. Nice sprites.

Aurel300 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:27pm

Fun! ... Very challenging, the 'WORK' button was a bit small.

LordHellMaX says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:16am

Quite challenging, nice idea, good job!

Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:52am

Nice art for such a frantic game. A very original take on the theme I think

nintendoeats says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:06am

I enjoyed that. It did take me a little bit to figure out what I was doing. The art is excellent and I love the aesthetic. Dingy offices, poor lighting, the occasional false hope of success, it's all there.

it's also an interesting challenge considering how simple it is. Also, why does my cursor move while I'm typing?

Well done!

Surrealix says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:11am

60 seconds, 209. I didn't realise you lost synergy for false clicks the first few times I played - after that I had to watch my accuracy a lot more. It got easier if you zoomed the screen in, and used a drawing tablet for pointing ;). Fun idea, and slick execution.

KevinZuhn says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:19am

I'm not quick enough to make it for very long. I also had a bit of trouble recognizing when workers were slacking off (since the offices looked so dark, and I had to squint). That indecision cost me all the synergy.

Nick Weihs says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:25am

Funny stuff man, good take on the theme and the graphics are pretty nice too.
Pretty hard on the hand though.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:25pm

Its all about synergy. These lazy employees are damn hard to keep in shape!

Tetha says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:35pm

Well done. I'm not entirely sure what to say, it probably would have been nice if the difficulty scaled up slowly, so you start with just a few seconds and then more and more come around.

netguy204 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:19am

Wow. You've taken frustration, purified it, bottled it, and given it to me and told me to like it. And, strangely, I do! Is this stockholm syndrome?

daOyster says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:17am

@netguy204 Thanks for the compliment I think? Mind if I use the comment as a quote on the games web page?

GigaBass says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:03am

I like very much how you bended the theme's usual interpretation!
Very pleasing pixel art, liked it.
Game doesn't have much depth to it though. But fun concept. :)

Sinuath says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 5:38pm

I was having some flash plugin issues running windows 7 64 bit processor.. Not really sure what's relevent, i could play it but i think it was broken, i just kept hitting the work button but there wasn't anyone there to click on.

Integershift says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 5:40pm

Great game, like the art but the game gets a bit repetitive but amazing concept.

anmorales says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:39am

Nice game, I liked the graphics, I wish I could make pixel art!

angrygeometry says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:44pm

so frantic!

kibertoad says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:22pm

Graphics are nice, but gameplay is way too fast to be enjoyable.

canvapps says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:14pm

We at canvapps do not like micro-management, but your game makes it so much fun! WORK WORK WORK!!!

lcarpentier says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 3:21pm

Nice game! I liked the gameplay and the art. It works really well congrats.

bombjack says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 10:38am

incredibly addictive!

emveyh says ...
Sep 7, 2013 @ 8:46pm

Cool and very exhausting game :) This would work great on a touch device

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