Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Mr. Goldberg

by Esenti - Compo Entry

A city builder - except in reverse! You get a nice little city and you need to "convince" all of its inhabitants to move out.

Made using Go + ncurses, mostly to play around with Go.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#296Innovation3.27
#388Humor2.89
#465Overall3.13
#552Theme3.27
#580Mood2.81
#636Fun2.77
#727Graphics2.55
#1415Coolness45%

Comments

OFF says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:10am

Nice idea for an ordinary monster. Not nice looking but seems really strategic.
Is there option with using some guys, criminality rate, or even blackmailing. It could be fun.
Hope to see other version.

Graham Weldon says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:31pm

Linux only :(

MercuryXGames says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:48am

Nice game!

Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:03am

A troubling exercise in subversive anti-semitism.

Would recommend.

Sep 14, 2015 @ 5:34pm

nice idea, lol.

ComicSans says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:49pm

Nice little game. I like that people move out of the dense buildings last. I wish there was some locality effect to where pollution was being emitted, and where shops were placed.

marvalgames says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:03pm

Clever game. I wouldn't mind an update :)

geckojsc says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:59pm

Pretty well made text based game! Instructions are clear, art is clean and meaningful, controls are intuitive.

Some interesting things I noticed:
- Playing with a smaller window size makes the game more challenging! Shops and offices are to be avoided at all cost.
- Boundary between buildings seems a bit iffy (sometimes it *looks* like there's space but I'm unable to place, but this might just be my font)
- Despite pollution constantly increasing, the population doesn't always move out? Is this related to my money?
- I would expect the game to always be winnable if you're willing to wait long enough, but maybe that's not the case because of the point above?

Next step I suppose would be to add key events such as gangs, rival corporation, news feed or whatever), plus more interesting character AI?

It would be hilarious if the events were things to make the public more happy, like a kitten shop, fairground etc.

Overall a nice entry! Has that candy box / cookie clicker vibe where you can just tab out and come back later to make more progress :)

radmars says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:40am

Cool idea, though the map was so dense on the windows version I could barely put any factories down :(

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