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

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Nuclear Power Plant Simulator 2014

by Pfilzweg - Compo Entry

# Instructions
You are an operator of a nuclear power plant.
Boost up the Power supply to satisfy the needs and earn money by selling your supplied energy.
Higher energy output increases the overall temperature of the plant. Cool down the temperature by using your three water pumps, to increase water flow pressure.

Don't let the pressure or the temperature exceed the dangerous zone for to long!

# Goal
Currently the goal of the game is missing due to time constraints, but at least it's fun to fiddle around with the control panel and listen to the sounds :)

# Description
Earn as much money as you can while enjoying awesome sound effects and not trying to blow up the plant!

This is my first ludum dare entry ever, damn it was fun!
I didn't have enough time to figure out the export stuff in unity, I hope you are able to play somehow. :D

# Making of Timelapse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9WD-9YrDkk

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#129Audio3.48
#140Theme4.03
#180Innovation3.71
#260Fun3.43
#277Graphics3.54
#289Overall3.47

Comments

Newt_ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:10am

Hey, I don't think that the first link is Web.

mrwillowb says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:50am

How do you reset when you cause a meltdown?

no instructions

Pinpickle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:55pm

I like it but there aren't really any features that are specific to a nuclear power plant, normally these sorts of simulators have controls for the rods/moderator/whatever.
Really like the graphics but unfortunately I can't play with sound at the moment!

Von Hunt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:56pm

Had a couple of attempts but without some instruction as to how to play it still remains an enigma to me. Has potential to be a fun little game though!

gallerdude says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:56pm

Seems cool, but I don't know how to play.

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:58pm

Best game I've tried so far. I simply adore this. It's so simple, yet so intriguing. Am I wrong in thinking those are your lips flapping during the "explosion" at the end, there?

Dew says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:00pm

A little bit of instructions would be nice, i still dont know the meaning of each control

headchant says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:05pm

I love it! Great sound and great concept. Feels so good.

AndresGames says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:05pm

It worked. Wish there was instructions but I got it down in a few tries lol. Seemed kind of stale in that there wasn't much of a point to it, consider adding checkpoints to reach or go out of business. Ex. reach 50,000 before 2 min or game over, once you reach it another goal. Would give a player reason to keep playing.

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:08pm

So this is what it's like to be Homer Simpson.

I actually did enjoy the sound effects but couldn't resist blowing up the plant :P

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:09pm

I had a lot more fun with this than I really expected - only thing that I think it was lacking was a clear goal to achieve. I even like the lack of instructions and unmarked dials - it's kinda like Myst except with the possibility of blowing yourself up.

psychomonster says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:17pm

Its fun to cause a meltdown... It would be much cooler if there were some more goals... the left trigger seems to be strange.... cause i pushed it to the half way up... nothing happend to the temp.... then a pixel to much.... meltdown :D

Havi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:19pm

Fun to play around with and I really like the graphics. Cool simulator!

Kate Kligman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:03am

It *is* fun to fiddle with the control panel and listen to the sounds. I think I took a record for the fastest meltdown. :-D

admix says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:39am

That is a cool idea =)

Demy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:39pm

Well, i measure my skills as a 4 Chernobyls i guess. THe game is pretty hard. Nice graphics and this sound... it's annoying but it's just right for the situation, i like it.

Tater_hater says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:57pm

Despite not having an endgame it was intense! well done

rjhelms says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:03pm

Fun idea. I totally had a game like this for the TRS-80 a million years ago.

DarkEngineer says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Nice atomic bomb simulator :)

Upgradecap says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:39pm

This was actually pretty fun to play, and pixel artstyles always melt my heart :D

Grouflon says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:42pm

Hahaha, This is really good. I really love the fact that you don't have any instructions, that combined with the awesome sounds you made make the game work really really well. Thanks for this moment :)

paperweight says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Excellent, loved it. The controls needed labels as it took a few goes to get it - also needs a reset button.

Lupins says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:55pm

Very nice game!
Love simulators

egos says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:18pm

the sound is hard to support
Anway you have a great concept with just little more explanation

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Damn, this sim is funny!
I played with the pumps testing how much they could resist before melting!
I love the graphic style that you used.
Well done! :D

MrBadIvan says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 10:59am

Good experience, real feel of the chained power=)

joppiesaus says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:34am

I love the game! I played it for a surprisingly long time.
Very innovative idea, but I think it could use some polishing("You made {money}!", actual goal(like you said), other minor stuff)
the graphics and the sound make the game fun.

Larzan says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:26pm

Hehe, i see you use the same 'sound machine' that i usually use when i have time ;)
Good idea and quite interesting although not many options to influence the plant, you should think about adding some events and more controls, the concept is good, i like it!

Mekuri says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:48pm

Lovely idea. Very good job for a first entry. Would've loved to have a goal of some sort, that would really add to the experience, but as you said- Time constraints.

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