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

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Space Merchant

by Pierce_Z - Jam Entry

First jam I've ever done, made this alone. If you have an android device, let me know what you think.

The game involves you tapping on planets to establish trade routes between them. Each planet has resources it needs and resources it produces. The goal is to get each planet what it needs to move on to the next galaxy.

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caranha says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:26am

Very nice idea for a puzzle game. I like how you used the Android Style to make the game "flow" with the system.

That said, the game still feels a little "barren" - connecting "A" "X" and "Z" resources is not as interesting as if the resources were something more concrete. Also sounds and music would make this game much more attractive to play.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:33am

Good start and interesting concept!

Alexander says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:53pm

I think this could use a bit more variation and maybe some moving parts, the screen looks a little bland

MrSylar59 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:48pm

I can't play it...

MrSylar59 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:49pm

I can't play it... (Android only)

RobotFriend says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:42pm

Clever puzzle game. I couldn't figure out how many lines I had left before losing a level.

Sargonius says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:49pm

Can't play it, sadly :(

Pierce_Z says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:22am

Sorry for those who can't play - is the minimum version of android too high (4.0.3)?

Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:51am

Yeah, a lot of devices are 2.3 still. That's what I usually build for.

LesInk says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:53am

Nicely done game. Simple yet deep enough of a puzzle game to make you think and keep you wanting to play. I like.

Pierce_Z says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 2:58am

@SevenKingdomsSurvivors I updated it to support back to 2.3. It should update on the play store in a few hours. Had to hack my code up a bit to do it but it seems to be working.

Pierrec says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:45am

A Nice little puzzle. It would be more appealing and less confusing if the ressources weren't letters though (The X is really confusing since it also marks a used road)

Pierce_Z says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:34pm

@Pierrec yeah I didn't think much of it until after the fact. I actually had lots of time left to make icons and add music but I was jut happy to do my first game jam and finish the game. Using X twice would be an especially easy change to make. Maybe after the voting ends I'll do an update.

J-d-H says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 8:11am

Liked it.

goerp says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 7:55pm

It's the first trading game I've played this Ludum Dare. And it's a puzzler too.
Well made for mobile, smooth experience.
Nice idea. The first few levels I thought it was impossible to go wrong, but out got only criticism is that the use of letters in a row is a bit confusing

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