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

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Milkyway Tycoon

by jackyjjc - Jam Entry

"Not only humans like to travel to other planets, other races in the galaxies like travelling too!"

Therefore, You job is to run a space shuttle company and connect the galaxy!

============ How to Play =============

There is in game instructions on how to play :)


Created by @Jackyjjc in 53 hours.

Programming: Java, Libgdx, Intellij IDE
Graphics: Gimp2
Graphics/Music Resource from:

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DeathPidgeon says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:13am

I can see you took a very literal interpretation of the theme. The graphics and the music are of very high quality. The game is sufficiently complex to make it interesting, however there is a learning curve, it took me several minutes to figure it out enough to start playing. There are some good humorous parts in the game, the description of the UNS Guugle: "A space ship that collect its passengers personal information but UNS says it is there to improve passenger experience" is a clever jab at Google and Facebook. The game does seem buggy, I had the game crash twice while creating a new route between planets.

jackyjjc says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:31am

Hi @DeathPidgeon, thanks for playing my game :) I will play yours later. I wonder in what circumstances your game crashed? I never had a crash on mine. However, with that said I haven't done much play testing though. Again, thanks for the feedback!

jackyjjc says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:39am

@DeathPidgeon Thanks I think I have found the bug. I didn't do null checks for some of the GUI elements and I will upload a fixed version soon

jackyjjc says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:05am

*new version updated*

iSamurai says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:25pm

I agree with DeathPidgeon that this type of game is very complex to make it right. However, the game is still interesting to play. Good job!

JM-DG says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:45am

Very impressive amount of work.
Nice game, a bit complex at the beginning but worth the effort.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:09am

Beautifully crafted. Given more content, I would also pay for this (I technically have with Space Rangers). I tried making my game more about exploration, but I can see the benefit to a well crafted universe.

Jaloko says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:26am

Was very hard to understand what to do at the start but the amount of content you have put it is great.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:11pm

Nice graphics, in-depth game play with some meat to the bones and an overall fun experience. It took me a fair amount of time to figure out what was going on and what I was supposed to do though.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:14pm

You've put a lot of work into this - love the descriptions of the planets and races. Nicely done.

holgk says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:15pm

I made a tyvoon game, too. But mine is in real time not turn based game. Nice entry.

jackyjjc says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:30pm

Thanks for the great feedbacks guys!! I think I need to make a better tutorial for the game considering it confuses everyone :)

runvs says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:54pm

Complex game. :)

The graphics were nice but a bit static. You could have improved the game's atmosphere a bit by adding some "juice" like moving nebulas in the background etc.

Nice entry!

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:00pm

The tutorial always is a problem xDDD. Good job my friend! Another tycoon game :-)

nerd burglars says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:57am

I enjoyed the complexity of this game. It's obvious you put in A LOT of effort into your graphics, because they are beautiful. Good luck to you!

Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:01am

This type of game can be difficult to balance, but I think you did a good job.

MrSylar59 says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:06am

It's a good strategy game, very funny !

arzi says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:39am

I have to applaud for making such a complex game, great job! The learning curve is a bit steep and it's not very clear where the routes yield the best returns (and at which prices), but that's probably also because I didn't have that much time to play the game. I hope you develop this further, there's a lot of potential!

2HitMatt says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:51am

I started earning negative dollars and didn't know how to reverse it haha. I should have read who was on what planet, but I thought my first crack I'd just start laying down routes and see what happens. Pretty cool to see a complex game like this emerge from the jam, well done.

kirbytails7 says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:32am

Sorry, but I have to rate this down for the interface. I simply don't understand the game, but it seems like it would be very fun with a more intuitive and understandable UI. (I didn't even notice the End Turn button for a few minutes.)
The music is nice.

Shivur says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 9:04pm

Good developped background story.

hbocao says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 12:54pm

Solid entry, man. It's a complex game for just 72h. Good job!

jackyjjc says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 12:06pm

Thanks again for everyone's feedback! I will try to improve the UI and tutorial for the post ludum dare edition :)

liquidminduk says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 12:08pm

gorgeous visuals that were very clear, was a little tough at the beginning though.

Great work!

Dry Tree says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Good work! A bit too complicated and numbers-heavy - it took a long time to get into it. I played for about an hour and got 14 routes and £300,000 but I couldn't get enough passengers so I dropped all my prices a bit and then I was just haemorrhaging money and eventually lost it all. I never did understand how all the different stats and numbers relate or how to 'game' those figures, it felt more like I was just clicking on stuff blindly. I think some colours, graphs or other visual cues would really help a lot for learning how to play and where the demand for travel is. Good game overall though and good fit for the theme.

jprogman says ...
Sep 11, 2014 @ 3:02am

I gave this game about 10 minutes of play. Pretty solid entry! Very casual, but it does require some learning.

jcsirron says ...
Sep 14, 2014 @ 12:26am

I thoroughly enjoyed this game! I particularly liked the introduction, which made the game more approachable.

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