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

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GameJam Tychoon

by davesoft - Compo Entry

Ever wanted to join Ludum Dare? Think Again!
Feature bloat, distractions and the dredded 48hour time limit.

In GameJam Tychoon you have 48hours to pick a genre and cram it with features and content to satisfy 3 randomly chosen topics. Don't forget to use the community and hype your creation, even if the judges hate it the fans might still go wild.

You generate ideas over time, which drift to the top of the screen. When you have enough ideas the features (cards) at the bottom of the screen will light up. MouseOver them to take a better look, and click on it to Focus on that feature.

Don't forget to set your priorities! Doing code in an arty mood makes little code

tldr; gamedev tychoon but with 1 person and card based features.

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Ratings

Coolness69%
#194Humor3.16
#421Innovation3.30
#459Theme3.67
#581Fun3.06
#620Mood2.87
#733Overall3.03
#744Audio2.36
#1025Graphics2.33

Comments

scorer55555 says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 9:25pm

Nice game

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

Yeah, reminds me one of those old hacker-simulator game nobody knows)

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:02pm

Would it be possible to create a Linux version? :/

Eponesh says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:02pm

Greate game, but to hard to understand what's going on:)

AlSweigart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:04pm

Nice game, though the ui was hard to navigate. Maybe have a list of displaceable items to set the priorities instead. Also, it was hard to see the relationship between the tasks at the bottom and the priorities at the sides.

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

Hmm, you might be able to get it running on Linux using WINE, but I'm not sure vb.net translates well to Linux, I'll look into it though!

crazyrems says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:16pm

It's... Ludum Dareception :0
Seriously it's a nice idea, but the interface is not so easy to understand.
Maybe I'll try it again later.

Timm638 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:27pm

Good Game, but it doesn't follow somehow the theme...

tomdeal says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:58pm

Cool game! One thing I found really distracting were the labels flying everywhere, where games like game dev tycoon used smaller balls.

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:13pm

haha, looks nice, but I'm on mac :/

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:14pm

fun, thought he layout could be better

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:20pm

Quite good fun, but there's a lot going on and I didn't really feel in touch with it (and it wasn't out of control in a fun jam way :-) ).

Andrea says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:30pm

Pretty fun game :)
I wish I could have used a timewarp this week-end too!
Great job!

ijwu says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:44pm

The music was a little difficult to listen to constantly. It took a few minutes before I understood what I was doing and by then I was in "UI Polish" phase with 30 hours left in the dare! The game fit the theme really well and I liked your take on it. It was funny to play, as well!

Good job!

BKGH says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:45pm

Good game, but a little bit a confusing.
I did a game with the same premise for look what I made weekend. :P

nuiguy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:49pm

I couldn't really play it because the bottom row of ideas wouldn't show up, I think that they are there, but my monitor isn't high enough resolution? (1366 x 768

nuiguy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:50pm

I couldn't really play it because the bottom row of ideas wouldn't show up, I think that they are there, but my monitor isn't high enough resolution? (1366 x 768) UI was quite confusing. Nice idea, maybe you could improve it?

Meta-link says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:33pm

Ok, that's definitly a good idea :D
The UI is a little bit rough but the game is cool to play and funny !

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:53pm

I would play, but I have Linux, not Windows. Wine didn't work either. :(

Tommyno222 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:25pm

Good idea! Very interesting game.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:59am

A lot of different things going on at once, but a cool game!

Gemberkoekje says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:00pm

Hey man, could you please help me debug the problem you had with my game? I've added a DEBUG version which will add a bit of logging to the keys, so please play it for a bit, do whatever you did before, and please send me the log! Thanks in advance!

As for your game, while I'm here, and as soon as I've said to my virusscanner that this really ISN'T a virus.. ;)
Well, I won, first place, with a game which had 4 in fun, and minusses in most other things... I wish it were that easy in real life! It was a bit confusing, so a bit of a tutorial would've been nice, but not a bad effort overall! Also the audio made me a bit jumpy.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:13pm

Loved the game studio live plug haha, Nice to see this game worked out man ^^
Great entry :D

Gins says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:10pm

Interesting game, but it's also very confusing. I guess you need to play a couple times to get it right (just like the real Ludum Dare haha)

Paisley Games says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:19pm

Looks cool! Wish there was a mac version though...

cxsquared says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:49pm

Wish I understood the priorities a little better but overall a really fun game. Great work!

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