Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Ultra Realistic Social Network Simulator

by Ludipe - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Ultra Realistic Social Network simulator recreates the whole experience of using a social network. You can't win or lose, just waste your time watching the activity feed.

Features:

-Watch random updates from different characters.

-This is not really a game, just like social networks.

-Over 70 pre-made status updates plus lots of randomly-generated quotes.

-Mark your favourite quotes and share them on twitter.

-Pop-ups with warning messages.

-No annoying chat sounds.

-Procrastinating has never been easier.

-94.9% more random than your average game.

Notes:

As most people said it's lacking interaction, that's something I wanted to add from the begining, but I wanted to try out the "activity feed" idea and I run out of time. I couln't work on Monday, so I didn't have the chance to turn this into a jam a entry. It was extremely fun to create this little experiment :)


Known Issues:

-Twitter button is a bit buggy but should work 90% of the time.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness58%
#25Humor3.96
#468Innovation3.27
#840Fun2.71
#942Theme2.61
#974Mood2.44
#1009Audio1.17
#1029Graphics2.30
#1075Overall2.58

Comments

Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:50am

Very much like what I do on social media. I included it in my Ludum Dare 30 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look :) http://youtu.be/CHUuhEZvNWU

(Not) Ivano says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:46am

Quotes are so crazy, wish you added laughters in backgrounds like a lame '80 comic show. ;)

Druid says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:44am

Lol, funny!

dunin says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:55pm

not really a game (some interaction with the characters will be fun) but really funny.

hoyt hoy says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:11pm

Nice joke ^^

MintArcade says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:20pm

So much LOLs, bun not a game. yet?

Ludipe says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:30pm

As many of you already said it isn't a game. It was going to be closer to a game but somewhere along the jam I got sidetracked.

I thought of thousands of features I had to discard because, you know, it's a jam. Like having some kind of conversation with the rest of chracters. What do you think? What would you like to add?

dhargan says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:49pm

should I say "f*k it" now for this? :D very interesting idea mate, good job.

Konrad Zegis says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:28pm

It looks to me more like social experiment, maybe to make us realize how much time we waste. But, to be honest - lately I saw too much fake images with 'funny' disputes via social news feeds to really appreciate this idea. Sorry :(

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:45pm

Hilarious to watch. I wish that somehow the interation did more, like some sort of multiple choice mundane comment system?
Great use of social integration too, but I'm not quite ready to post "Fuck the police (Spiderman) #socialsim via @Ludipe" to my twitter.
Good fun =)

Fernando says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:06am

Lol!

rogueNoodle says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:24am

A very entertaining toy! And sadly, very realistic - a reminder of why it really is necessary to just go outside for awhile ;)

AtomicVikings says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:26pm

First time I have ever seen something like this. Let alone in a ludum dare. very well done! :D

Kyatric says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:01pm

As mentioned in the other comments, funny, but not really a game, still a nice idea and take on the theme.

Good job on entering the compo ;)

bluemaroo3 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:04pm

Love the concept. Would really like to play it again if more interactive features where added. Like the twitter link :)

Eomir says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 4:13pm

Okay.... what about the theme though ?

mrexcessive says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:28pm

Hi there. Good target to aim for... Fun simulation. Good job!

Ludipe says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:19pm

As most people said it's lacking interaction, that's something I wanted to add from the begining, but I run out of time. I couln't work on Monday, so I didn't have the chance to turn this into a jam a entry.

@Eomir: It was going to be a social network which connected several universes(real world, pokemon, etc) but I run out of time to explain evertything and implement features.

rd127p77 says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:28pm

Funny. Not A Game Though.

esayitch says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:47pm

Funny non-game with a heartwarming message of going outside. At least that's what I got from it.

Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:07pm

Nice little parody of the social networks, sadly quite realistic. Nice touch linking to the real world via twitter. I'm Morgan Freeman.

SK16Games says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 1:35am

Hahaha very fun Facebook Sim ;D A little more interactivity AKA game-like features would be nice though... +5 in humor ;D

Aug 30, 2014 @ 6:15am

Funniest entry I've played!!

klianc09 says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Damn, a pity you didn't get to implement some interactivity... was actually looking forward to it.
Still, as it is, it's quite a funny game and/or social criticism^^
I liked to just set the activity feed to super fast, and then clicking on 'don't care' on every post as they scrolled by :D

"Hi I'm Morgan Freeman. And you're reading this in my voice" So true... #socialism

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