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

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by Frozen Fractal - Compo Entry

Toytown is a city builder and simulation game for the browser. How big will your town get? See if you can reach 10,000 inhabitants!

If it's too small in the iframe, click the Toggle Fullscreen link below it. Use Chrome for best performance, but it also works in Firefox.

Post-compo changes:
- Added WebGL support, falling back to canvas2d if not available. Speeds up rendering considerably, allowing more people to play.
- Fixed click target size on Restart link so people don't accidentally restart. (There should have been a confirmation dialog, I know...)

Downloads and Links




Kulomin says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 10:00pm

Very nice!
Simple, yet beautiful and entertaining.

More building types would have been nice, but I guess there was no more time.

SusanTheCat says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 10:03pm

This is adorable!

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:19am

Cool proof of concept with a really robust platform in such a short time!

liamtwose says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:36am

Neat little city builder-in-a-screen. Great work.

ilikescifi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:28am

Great little simulation! Good work.

Larzan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:24pm

Great job, i loved sim city 2000, you got me hooked instantly, so simple, so good :)

ladybenko says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:24pm

good job!

Kitch says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:50am

Ran into a bug where it would never stop telling me to rebuild houses (this was after a restart).
Otherwise, really good work. Lots of complexity in there for such a short time.

pancakecity says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:39am

This is really cool, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:10pm

Great game.

pixelpig says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:11pm

Really good job on this one, well made and executed :)

jthistle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:13pm

Love the graphics :)

Aden Manson says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:14pm

Wow this game is THE best game so far I have seen!

yet somehow I feel like a monster destroying peoples homes and the trees >:)

Larry says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:22pm

Definitely reminds me of a certain city simulator. I had to stop and remind myself not to play so much.

schuranator says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:40pm

A really great game, although apparently my citizens don't care too much that I just demolished every single road in the city. We've gone Green!

It would be nice to be able to rebuild trees, although I can understand why that might not be allowed.

I was also briefly confused by the prices for items, I couldn't seem to find them anywhere.

I found it a little difficult to see where I could place new structures once the high-rises started coming.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:02pm

@schuranator: Thanks for the detailed feedback!

If their commute becomes too long, housing demand should get negative and people should leave. But I'll be the first to admit that that part of the simulation hasn't been tuned very well :)

Planting trees was something I wanted to do, but I didn't have time.

I also wanted to make things transparent in front of the cursor so you could see what you were doing, but again, no time.

Meral says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:51pm

This is a very cool entry. And it even offers more space to build on than Sim City 4. ;)

I really like to get the detailed info by hovering over a space. The statistics overlays are nicely cone.

I guess it's hard to fine tune a simulation like this within the time given. Getting cash is ridiculously easy and people with high commute time won't move at least a little closer to office buildings. Removing all roads seems to be the way to go to get your population really going. ^^ Then lower the tax rate to the minimum of 5% and you should be well on your way to a population of 10'000.

The CPU load hit on this was interesting. Playing it at max. speed it used about 13% of CPU load on an i7 920 Bloomfield and 182MB of RAM.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:05pm

Quite a solid entry, very cute. Great job!

MintArcade says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:18pm

Thank you. Good game.

personalurban says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:40pm

I broke it really quickly in Chrome but switched to Firefox and it worked perfectly (barring a few UI errors regarding tax rate and some overlay errors in the console). Neat implementation.

Wilou1428 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:23pm

I really enjoyed this. Nice work!

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

This game is the only one so far that I kept playing for an hour or so. :)

Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:36pm

This was really cool simple to play and nice tutorial, wish there was more stuff to build. Maybe you can work on extended version?

Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:55pm

Maxis already made it ;)

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

Well done. This must have been very difficult to build in 2 days. I love the graphics and stats. There is a bug however that the game just restarted on me without warning. I'm not sure if I lost or something.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:44pm

Oh dear! The click target on the Restart link was far too big... fixed that! Sorry!

Shide says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:25pm

Simple concept and a really good and solid gameplay. Cool game, I love it. Check our game, we've finally updated the link!

hbocao says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:19pm

It's amazing what you did in 48h. Great entry! I got 5k+ by 2050 :)

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:01pm

This is a very cool game.
The sound for building roads is awful. :-)

Well made!

CoolChesire says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:55pm

Really fun, but i miss some music and sounds, also miss buildings variety.

Chris M says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 8:04am

This is quite an achievement for 48hrs! Nice visualisation of the data, and playing on a smaller world map (that can fit on one screen) took out much of the annoying camera issues that plague other games in the genre. I wish I had more of a sense what my citizens were feeling however.

Crosstales says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 9:49pm

Nice simulation game and looks very polished for a compo!
It has also good graphics and an interesting concept.

Very well done!

Eggplant says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Super fun! Reminds me of Sim City. Awesome job!

redoxkun says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 12:47pm

Very nice job!

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