Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Candy Factory Simulator 2015

by Eggplant - Jam Entry

This is my friend and my entry. We wrote it in python/pygame, so compiling was a nightmare. Within the "build" there's a folder and in there there is an executable called 'main'. I couldn't get it to work but it may work on another computer. You will probably need Python 2.7 and Pygame for Python 2.7 in order to get it to work. I apologize for the inconvenience.


So basically in our game you are an alien race that runs a candy factory and who's goal is to kill everyone with obesity. This is your unconventional weapon. You have to be strategic in buying things and managing your money.

Thank you for playing/rating! :D

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eott says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:31am

I could not run the packaged version, but I was able to run the python "raw" with python 3.3 + pygame, strangely enough.

I liked the concept and the game played well and feature-complete (for an LD game, I mean). Unfortunately the game explained itself rather poorly and seemed unbalanced. Eventually I figured out the relationships between the stats and the buy options, but a short info screen or tutorial was amiss. I realize the timeframe probably forbade it.

The pixel art for the factory was kinda cute, but scaled up too much, I'd have prefered a smaller view for the factory and the stats being more cleanly organized.

The sounds were okay, but the music stopped after switching to the ingame view and only played on the title screen. A bummer, because it's good.

Overall I'd say a solid game, that would have been a good game with a few turns and tweaks.

Eggplant says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:43pm

Thanks for the response. I understand it had a few shortcomings which were unfortunately due to time restraints. Hopefully we can do better next time! :)

rudra says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 7:15am

Pretty nice one :) Very fun to play , Good work :)

Eggplant says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 11:27pm

Thank you rudra!

f7f5 says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 8:53am

Gameplay was a bit odd - as soon as I bought some fat, clients would start to decrease and I could never recover and game was inevitably over after a bit.

kunzbe says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 12:06pm

can't play, crashed :(

LadyEmaSkye says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 12:45pm

*Hears that the graphics were "kinda cute".*

*That is all that matters.*

*Ignores the rest of the statements about the graphics.*

Eggplant says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 1:23am

@f7f5 Unfortunately due to time constraints we couldn't perfect the algorithms for controlling all the factors, so it is far from perfect.

@kunzbe Unfortunately Pygame sucks in that you can't make working EXEs so you'd need Python 2.7 and Pygame to run it.

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