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

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by Timm638 - Compo Entry

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In this game, your mission will be to survive as long as possible in the first good-looking world.

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Please read the Instruction File for a short Tutorial
The goal is to survive as long as possible by building cities (upgraded floating houses).
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Made with Gamemaker, pxtone and Paint.NET
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Pic 1 is the newest and actual version
Pic 2 is the state after i added buildings
Pic 3 is after i added Forests
Pic 4 and 5 are the pictures showing the rivergeneration

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Ratings

Coolness76%
#402Innovation3.33
#577Humor2.46
#598Fun3.05
#657Overall3.10
#701Graphics2.85
#706Mood2.76
#731Audio2.38
#784Theme3.42

Comments

MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:53pm

I got a pretty good Castle of the Winds vibe from this (My age is showing... :/). It does get pretty rough as time goes on. Well done!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:00pm

You have a really good idea here, but I feel the excecution is a bit lacking.

Managing the resources could be an interesting puzzle, but I don't think it's presented in a way that encourages the player to think too hard about it. The early levels are pretty easy once you've figured out to do, and then the difficulty ramps up too quickly. I believe if you could find a sweet spot, perhaps where the player has enough time to think about what they need to do, but strictly limited room, then the game could be a lot of fun.

As a 48 hour entry I think it's good, and if you wanted to take it further you could end up with a pretty fun result!

Timm638 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:26pm

@RockhopperGames
To be exact, i had only 26 hours, because i first realized on the evening of the first day that there is a ludum dare.
Also my first time and i hadn't enough time to test it, but i can scale it later.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:53pm

Okay, well I think it's even more impressive as a ~24 hour game then! Good work!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:23pm

Fun game - fantastic with the complexity between production and building. I thought it was a bit hard to understand the goal until I read the comments, perhaps add som more descriptions here?

Zolkren says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:26pm

HaHa, cool name.
Good game though, I liked this game.

joppiesaus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Awesome idea, execution isn't.
It was too easy, yet to hard. After some time you lose. I don't think that's a good mechanic.
That said, it's interesting.

Wakka says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:45pm

interesting idea, but how can I get more time? Or is that not possible? Black font on such dark colors is a bit hard to read. Also the goal was not really clear to me, even when it was displayed in the bottom of the screen, but I thought that was like a tutorial, the first thing I should do. I would appreciate more feedback in general (for instance, there is no feedback when you cannot build a farm, it just doesn't get built). Great idea anyway!

Timm638 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:53pm

@Wakka
I have written in the .txt that you can only build a speficic type of building on one type of terrain.
You get more time by building a city[by upgrading a floating house 3 times].

demtool5 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:41pm

really fun

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:42pm

cool idea, fun to play. good work!

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:43pm

Really nice game. Only if there'd be some kind of "endless" mode without any time limitation.
You get 5/5 anyway :)

angela says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:44pm

In theory it sounds a little like Age of Empires without the war. In practice, there wasn't much to do but move around press B. But making any game at all in 26 hours is a pretty impressive feat. It worked well and didn't have any bugs.

Timm638 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:19pm

@ViliX64
After the Ldum Dare, i would release a "upgraded" bersion, with a endless mode, but later.
@angela
It hadn't any bugs because it's simple.

triplefox says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:14am

I lost on my first try because there was only one water tile... :D

It's a lot of fun considering how simple it is.

Pulsartronic says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:21pm

cool

danidre14 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:48pm

Unscored! :P
Just kidding! Great entrym and great job! :D

Wilson says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:56pm

Really interesting game, I've not played a 'city builder' type of game that puts you under such pressure before. It took me a few goes to get to the city. Enjoyed it.

Tater_hater says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:00pm

I liked the concept, but found it too difficult for me. I'm not to good at faster paced games

dieblume86 says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:55pm

Nice start, i like the idea.

Wirtualnosc says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:58pm

Pretty fun, I liked it! :D It felt like the time constraint makes it a fake difficulty for some reason though.

Dec 23, 2014 @ 9:18pm

Got my nostalgia boner :P Good Work!

piotrevic says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:48am

I guess I wouldn't be a good president because I'm loosing after 1-2 minutes. It's fun game, I liked it. You make me want to play some 2000' strategy game right now :D

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