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Minecart Tycoon

by NikinCZ - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a son of a bussinessman. While your father is on vacation, you have to run his new mine.

Controls: Left Mouse Button and Right Mouse Button

Press Left Mouse Button on rails to send minecart to wished mine and Right Mouse Button to get it back.

Sell by $ icon, if you hold right mouse button it will sell faster.

Buy minecarts and speed upgrades.

Earn $500.000 to buy New Technology!

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Infraviolet says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:29pm

enjoyed concept but clearer tutorial would be appreciated

aldian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:32pm

A fun little game.
Leave us some instructions! i was trying to figure out for the first 10 minutes on what i had to do.

Clearly indicate which way the cart will go if i place it at a certain area.

I really liked the whole "click as fast as you can" to sell your stuff when its at its highest price. However it got annoying later in the game when i had vast amounts of tin and copper.

7 / 10

Wukkopi says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:51pm

I really liked this game. I had little difficulties in understanding the mechanics first, after trying and clicking I got it.

Neonian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:51pm

Instructions would be nice, but still pretty good.

NikinCZ says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:01pm

Sorry for lack of instructions, I have added them here.

igwb says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:30pm

I like the idea, but I am a little confused by the fact that you don't have to get the cart's back from the mine in order to sell what they "harvested". Also I don't understand what the lightning(?)-symbol next to the sell icon does.

Tipyx says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:39pm

A little bit to understand at the beginning but it's a good Tycoon :). During I type this, I continue to play : I want the Technology ! Nice work :)

Jacksendary says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:44pm

Really hard to get into and very confusing at first but it's okay after a while, even pretty easy, but I'd like to see a more varied gameplay as the game pretty much is in the background atm farming gold

skymen says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Concept is good, but the game is not that fun. It becomes boring after some game minutes.

Nichii says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:06pm

This is almost similar to stock market simulator to me.

yokcos700 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:45pm

I am ashamed to admit how long I played this. I like large numbers. I fear I would have played it longer, were it infinite in length.
That said, the game is pretty basic and doesn't look to great.

Cirrial says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:23pm

Selling things gets a little tedious. Maybe a "sell all" button would have been nice. Took a bit to figure out what to do but it fell into place when I did. There doesn't seem to be any reason not to mine gold and only gold.
Oh - found out the sell all feature is holding down right click. Not the most obvious thing in the world!

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