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

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Call Center Sim

by nuiguy - Jam Entry

Wow, that name is a mouthful.
Anyways, you have just been hired by SUPER-MEGA Appliance warehouse Call Center... yeah, you get the idea. Read the title. The problem is, you don't actually know anything about the company. So you're going to have to find out the secrets of the company, by trial and error. If you're unsure, ask your boss, but he's cranky, so it'll cost you!

Good luck!

Note: The link for Web takes you to my site, where all the downloads are hosted, along with the embedded player, and also {[ Android ]} The .apk is downloadable, to install it you will need to have 'Allow apps from external sources' checked


:) Nuiguy

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#135Humor(Jam)3.44
#277Innovation(Jam)3.43
#494Mood(Jam)3.04
#537Theme(Jam)3.52
#872Fun(Jam)2.50
#899Graphics(Jam)2.29
#929Overall(Jam)2.62
#1414Coolness48%

Comments

dusho says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:35pm

that web link goes nowhere for me (404)

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:37pm

^ Same.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:41pm

Please check the web demo and I´ll be back to rate, thank you

nuiguy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Web link is fixed. Thanks for that guys!

Natura-Time says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:46pm

It's quite interesting ! May be put some sounds ^-^

nuiguy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:49pm

@Natura-Time Yeah, but I was concerned about it interfereing with the phone ringing. I'm certainly going to take this further (Looking into Google Play), so any improvements/ideas are greatly appreciated!

Hellequin says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:52pm

I like it! Neat!!!

Waterman7 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:55pm

This was way more engaging than I expected. I loved finding out more and more about the company by trial and error and getting more and more competent at the job.
Funny idea, well done!

tompudding says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:56pm

I'm not entirely sure what was going on there. The gap between calls was a bit long, and eventually I gave up.

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:56pm

Interesting guessing-game concept, but it would be nice to have some kind of subtle cues to help you know what answers to provide. I like the substituted names for name-brand products, pretty funny!

Unless I was missing something, isn't "ask boss" always worse than just guessing? It costs you 1 point but so does guessing wrong.

nuiguy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Yes, ask boss is always worse than geussing, it started out having a meter, with 10 'ask boss points' on it, and you would pay 20 points to refill the meter. But, then I switched it all over to Unity's 4.6 GUI - Which after I learnt about it properly made adding aditional calls so much easier (Arrays!) But I couldn't figure out how to implement the meter.

Thanks for he feedback!
-Nuiguy

flatgub says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:02pm

I want my money back!
NO! *slams phone down*

Very fun!

Biliogadafr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:11pm

That was fun expiriense. Now I know for sure that I don't want such kind of job :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:26pm

LOL. I love this idea. i wish there was a way to read the response from your boss though. REALLY WELL done.

dlowe says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:28pm

thanks for the game :)

montyontherun says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:33pm

Somewhat confusing at first, but eventually I got and had a "aha!" moment. It was a really good idea, but it was unclear to me if there is a winning condition.

bushmango says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:26am

Thanks for commenting on my game, Four Seasouns!

This was more fun than I thought it would be considering the title :D The only thing I can think to improve is to make the phone ring faster.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:58pm

The mechanics could use a bit more polishing, but an interesting conept.

danidre14 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:08pm

Wow, pretty unique and hard guessing game, basically!
But I liked the graphics and game type! :D
Nice humor with the snowman! :3

wooltech says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:40am

There were long periods without calls - I know from working in a real call centre it gets like that, but felt a bit much here. Otherwise a fun memory/guessing game that fits the theme.

Jupitron says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:21pm

It wasnt clear how do i respond correctly, kind of confusing, is that how a real call center works? Good sim!

ramoncb says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:46pm

Neat!

One of the most different games I've played! Good job =)

Gins says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 10:32am

Pretty interesting idea, but what is the benefit of "Ask Boss" if it deducts a point anyway but doesn't tell you the right answer?

Still I think that the idea has potential to turn into a game with Papers, Please-ish complexity :)

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