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

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another minimalist game

by bitapps - Jam Entry

A minimalist strategy game, conquer other bases, make politicians agreements and spy on your enemies.

create your units to attack other bases(3 in total, red, blue and yellow).
create a politician to make a covenant with other bases and create a temporary ceasefire.
create your own spy to receive a hints to win the game.
#hint : you need more than one politician and more than one spy to conquer a enemy base, this is mandadory.
The greater the amount, the greater the probability(%) to invasion.

At least 5 minutes to conquer all the bases!

* This is a one screen game, made in a a 3d engine, I use fade effects to active and desactive menus, and I chance the camera rotation to make a chance of view in a skybox!

Music by sound cloud
https://soundcloud.com/keithchiptunes/espeon

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness54%
#542Audio(Jam)2.57
#812Humor(Jam)1.65
#857Innovation(Jam)2.41
#900Mood(Jam)2.33
#973Theme(Jam)2.48
#1006Fun(Jam)1.97
#1016Overall(Jam)2.20

Comments

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:14am

Nice challeging game! Great job!

baseteam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:19am

this game is too hard to understand what to do. But after few minutes i understood that interesting game :)

Rocketship says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:26am

I couldn't really understand what to do. The UI looks slick but there could've been a bit more introduction to the mechanics and what to do.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:34am

It works fine, but the game itself doesn't give enough feedback to the player. I felt like I was just changing numbers with little no to impact in the game. I managed to produce resources for a while, and build a couple of things, but then I lost interest. If you had in the bottom a small text that changed with "News from other worlds" that would make it more engaging. It could have sentences that add flavour to the game while giving information. For example informative messages like "New factory open in the Red planet." or more funny ones like "Blue planet invented a new data storage mechanism. They call it the bluray" (this message could appear when blue invests in research.)

aDFP says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:37am

Interesting game, but the complete lack of goals and information at the start is off-putting. Seems like it would be better to start the player off with a single unit and gradually introduce 1-2 units at a time. Still, good job!

wer2chosen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:38am

I got a failed to download when I tried to access the game :-(

CustomPhase says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:39am

This is really not bad. Some help at the start of the game would be appreciated, like what should i try to do first, and so on.

Sanguine says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:04am

Hmm, I had like 50 soldiers at one point and a bunch of aerials but the attacks on other bases seemed to keep failing. It was pretty difficult to understand what was going on, but I think a similar game with more explanations could work well.

aeveis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:26am

Was a bit hard to figure out want to do. I added some miners, but then couldn't add more after 3 miners on each resource. There wasn't really anything I could do in the meantime while waiting for my resources to go up, while getting randomly attacked and losing whatever units I had gotten.

The text is a bit mean, but it is helpful in telling me what to do.

I ended up buying a lot of resources to reduce the time it took to get them before getting everything else. I did covenants with all the colors, but was still attacked. I tried attacking bases multiple times with 3 aerials and 12 soldiers after leaving the game on for a bit, but I still lost.

bitapps says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:53am

I recognize that the feedback is something to improve, to conquer a base you need an aerial units for each soldier and one spy for each politician, maybe in a few days I will post the exactly numbers in twitter.

Magicolo says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:18am

-Not really a one screen game :(
-You should at least give indications on how to play the game in this entry :(

Tortoise says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:20am

Amazing music.
I found it difficult to really get started. Having a better introduction to the mechanics would be great.

bitapps says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:33am

@Magicolo, This is a one screen game, made in a a 3d engine, I use fade effects to active and desactive menus and elements , and I chance the camera rotation to make a chance of view in a skybox! I believe that there are no restrictions to change screen rotation and disable and enable elements.

peterthehe says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:06pm

It's a bit confusing to start with

sorlok says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:57am

A cool mechanic, and a legitimate use of the theme. A bit hard to grasp intuitively, but there is definitely some depth to this game.

otaviogood says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:19am

I agree with most of the others. I had a lot of trouble understanding how my actions were having an effect. It seems like there's probably a lot of depth to the game, but I could have used some kind of map view or something to explain what was happening.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:28pm

Hi there. Like the neon UI. Configured some things but couldn't seem to make any progress, a tutorial would help and/or a simple game with maybe make a spy as an objective... Funky sounds. Good job!

gameattack says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 4:51pm

Is the link broken? It says ""This Account Has Been Suspended". Sorry I couldn't test your game.

lxd1 says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 5:49pm

When I click on the link it just says "This Account Has Been Suspended"

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 6:41am

Download link is for a suspended account. Unable to play the game :(

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:34pm

nice idea i loved it

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