Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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A Very Short Age of Very Small Empires

by ZYXer - Jam Entry

Do you want to play a real-time strategy game, but don't want to scroll around a large map? Then this is a game for you... A real-time strategy game - all on one screen.


INSTRUCTIONS:
Build up your town, train military units and destroy the evil Ork base.


HINTS:
- You can create laborers in the town center.
- You need to assign laborers to buildings for them to produce resources.
- The number of unassigned laborers is displayed next to the hammer symbol.
- Buildings will be built by unassigned laborers, so keep some laborers unassigned.
- You don't need resources to place buildings. The buildings will be built once you have enough resources.
- Click on your town center to see how many resources you have.
- Only military units can be controlled directly.
- Hold the left mouse button and drag to select military units.
- Iron mines can only be built on iron ore rocks.


IMPORTANT - WHY YOU CAN'T RATE GRAPHICS:
I wasn't able to finish all graphics before the Jam deadline, but I needed to make them so that the player could understand what's going on. That's why the graphics for some houses and all units were made after the Jam deadline.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#79Fun(Jam)3.77
#94Overall(Jam)3.82
#148Theme(Jam)3.98
#206Mood(Jam)3.49
#428Humor(Jam)2.72
#497Innovation(Jam)3.05

Comments

March says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:07am

I like this game, (I love strategy games).
If you will be developing game more you should make introductionary tutorials that will introduce one building for every level. Not almost everything at once.
For strategy games there is a lot of time required.
The current UI is ok it is not confusing.
Good work.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:12am

Oh man this game is riveting

ajayajayaj says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:34pm

Great game but it takes forever to build stuff. I have all my laborers free and it won't build new houses.

Luke Molnar says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:01pm

This was insanely impressive. Did you really code that AI in only a few days? wow

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:03pm

Great game!! This one was fun to play and really well made. You should make this into something bigger !! : ) Full score from me

Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:31pm

Fun. A good entry considering time constraints. I had a good bit of fun with this thank you.

Jaenis says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:34pm

Amazing! Really good game, lost on my first "playthrough", have to try again! Great stuff!

Pat Kemp says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:14am

Wow, really impressive! Lots of detailed features and very playable for a game jam. Nice job!

LTyrosine says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:51pm

Always good to see RTS entries, I've been playing it for the last 30 minutes and won. What amazing game, first one in LD31 that I will give 5/5 in fun. I would buy a mobile version of this for sure.

ynots says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:43pm

simply the best..

Night says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:51pm

Good game. I was defeated first time I've played, but I'll get revenge) I like graphics very much. It's sad, that I can't vote for it.

Mr.Greenhat says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:30am

Impressive work! I like the idea of the whole playing field on one screen. Good use of the theme.

Slepice1 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:28pm

Amazing, I miss this simple strategies.

indie4fun says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:26pm

Ludum Dare strategy game. What a nice surprise! :) I really like it, quite addictive, I've played several times!

madlee says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:22am

Enjoyed it quite a bit, up until the point where I got wiped out :P I guess I waited too long to build military units. Was fun though. Too bad about not being able to rate graphics, I thought they were nice!

zemeon12 says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:42am

sometimes your laborers even when they are free they don't build, can't progress untill it is fixed.

Pulsartronic says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:40am

Nice game. Did you all in a weekend? Nice then !! Absolutelly stunning skills :D. Congratulations

TheNewPhoenix says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Very good game, It just reminds me a lot about Townsmen, another game.

Shivur says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:24pm

Very good and easy to understand.

darthballs says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:58pm

it says very short but it was too long for my attention-span (which is 3 seconds)
overall pretty good

mahu says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 6:53pm

AWESOME!!!!!! I'm waiting for the VSAoVSE 2!!!

tobyp says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 7:42pm

Really great achievement for the Jam. For some reason my workers just all stopped doing anything at some point, so I didn't quite finish it.

ChrisMingay says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:08pm

Love how detailed this is, I really appreciate games where you can see each individual character.

This is the type of game I'd love to make one day

schizokoa says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Really impressive!

dcolgan says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 1:06am

This game is surprisingly addictive and I played until I won. This seem like it could be a really cool mobile game.

Dec 23, 2014 @ 12:35am

Absolutely amazing. I wish there were more of these.

Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:37pm

Beautiful game. I Included it in part 20 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/SGfwL84KAH0

PetorialC says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:51am

Like it!

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