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

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The Social Network

by Silveryard - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Every have been on Facebook? Ever asked yourself how it is to manage one of the biggest services in history?

Try it out!

Help people around the whole world to be connected with each other. Help them to share interests and ethnics. Help them to send messages from home, take pictures on the way.
The more users you have the more features they will request.
But whatch out! Running a service costs money and with money there always comes stress...

There are no specific controls. Everything can (has to be) be done with mouse.

Instructions are avaliable ingame but skippable.

Music can be turned of in options.

There is a Highscore list at the end.

Good look and enjoy gaming :)


Version LD30.1
-A way to die *yay*
-A menu
-Background music

Version LD30.2
-New Instructions page (a short one i promise)
-2 New Features

-Some Bugs

Version LD30.3
-Realtime Income Update

-Number of users in game over screen
-Removed scroll view in feature list
-Cleanup on replay
-Some Bugs

Version LD30.4

-Server Capacity label
-Stopp gameloop at game over

Version LD30.5
-5 New Features
-Scrollbar for features (again)

-A float->int cast for satisfaction (to get gameover)
-Some Bugs
-Lots of balancing

Version LD30.6 (Post)
-Made the gane playable again

Downloads and Links




Aug 23, 2014 @ 6:11pm

cool game dude

anvarch says ...
Aug 23, 2014 @ 8:02pm

great soundtrack, for real

Zer0 says ...
Aug 23, 2014 @ 8:09pm

This is kinda like Plague.Inc but with a sozial network. Great Game tho :D

MegaMasterX says ...
Aug 23, 2014 @ 8:15pm

Absolutely stressful, but well done.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 12:51am

Cool game with original concept, but it seems to me it bugged. In example I can't buy a server when I restart a game. Strange. Thank you ++

Silveryard says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 1:20am

@Geckoo1337 I upload while developing. The new version has some cleanup und restart and I don´t have any problems with buying anymore :)

xWarZonex says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 1:30am

This is amazing! How did you do this so quick?

breskin2000 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 8:35am

I don't know how do you did that, but game is awesome.

ViliX says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 9:41am

Nice idea :)

rd127p77 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 12:06pm

It's Original, Love It!

Sacha862 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 1:43pm

A really cool game! Stressful and difficult at times for well done!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 3:34pm

This game is really original. I love this new gameplay. You are one of my favorites. Thank you for your contribution ++

xbmdavross says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 3:39pm

the problem is more people doesnt - more income, so it gets hard to keep people / servers happy when you buy everything and then it starts going down

Silveryard says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 4:12pm

@xbmdavross: Currently I'm working on some new Features you can buy but you're right at some point there is an end as you can' t buy infinite Features. But my goal is to see you loosing before you've bought the last ;)

vogon101 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 4:49pm

Good game, why did I die?

Silveryard says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 4:50pm

@vogon101: If your money or your users satisfaction becomes 0 the game is over :)

Roknsk says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 5:06pm

This is cool. Simple and clever.

maxkm5st1 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 6:40pm

really cool but i had all of the features and a few servers in minutes

sylarisbest says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 8:30pm

cool game.

Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:53am

Really awesome concept. I included it in my Ludum Dare 30 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look :)

nonetheless says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:57am

That's a nice game. Would like some more colours :)... and I feel music doesn't fit (although big thunmbs up for making the music :) ) All in all quite enjoyable!

badlydrawnrod says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:02am

Nice to see something on theme that didn't involve planets.

ViliX says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:32pm

One of my favourites. You should do some post-compo version.

Slooowpoke says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:36pm

Was having great fun, then I bought servers all around the world and something must have gone wrong like my server costs exceeding my income. It would be nice to have some kind of game over message telling me how I lost because I felt a bit cheated. Game is quite easy, but I really liked the features that you can add to the servers. I think more of those and some way of servers crashing if you exceed users(might already happen and I didn't realise). I'd like to see more from this game, nice one!

DrMelon says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:38pm

Good take on the theme! Interesting little management game.

Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:40pm

Epic game! It's lacking a bit of clarity on the graphics though. I'd love to play it again. 9/10

ZirconCode says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:41pm

Interesting/awesome idea, also reminded me of (and friends). Liked the homemade music.

Think the gameplay could be a bit better balanced. Graphics were a bit too bland for my taste.

Flyinpig5 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:42pm

Fun little game c:

clofresh says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:46pm

Interesting board game-y game. Felt like I was watching a real analytics dashboard

Robinerd says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:50pm

Cool concept. Thought at first it would go on to infinite, but then I realized the troubles of gaining a larger user base. Well done and very interesting! Creds for the instructions and the ability to turn of the music. Great learning curve.

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:51pm

Really enjoyable social network clicker/sim type thing =)
I'm glad noone is dissatisfied by all the servers being full all the time, that might make it even harder.
Great Work!

hoyt hoy says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:52pm

A lot of thing to understand to can play.
De sounds is a little repetitive, but is a good sound.
Gameplay interesting.
A little more feedback about the actions of player would be nice.

sapermysz says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:19pm

Very good idea and game.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:25am

One of my favorites for this LD32. Well done ++

EnigmAraigne says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:52am

Nice idea, but i hate the music. It's so annoying!

But overall gameplay is nice. I like it!

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:42pm

Nice game, very good concept and pretty complex too, well done.

gmfk07 says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 12:20pm

Awesome game, especially in such a short timeframe!

psychomonster says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 9:38am

Great concept, fast-paced gameplay. Love it

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