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

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Thinning the Herd: A game of management

by jharger - Jam Entry

Play a true monster; work as a manager in charge of downsizing a company division! Beware, though, that your company has a generous severance package!

"Encourage" your employees to quit, instead of getting downsized, in order to save the company money and get a big bonus!

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TeamOA says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:41am

Being a manager in an office simulator 2015

randoman says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:39pm

There are so many names that I got a little lost. Getting to know the employee real job would make things easier XD
After switching so many times I didn't know if the person I was assigning to that job was working there originally. Maybe you did that on purpose to make it more challenging?
Anyway, it was a nice take on the theme, congrats on the entry!

DinoD123 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:17am

The manager looks like Donald Trump, that's all I have to say.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:24am

i liked this!

cool concept

i love office stuff

i like that the challenging aspects are kind of obscure. like that you have to remember peoples names.

i'd like the pace to ramp up a bit more

maybe levels

cool game!

expand it to make it great!

Saf says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:59am

Well this was unexpected :) good job

TicZo says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:48pm

This is at different then the other games but this is still fun! :D

JonathanG says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:25am

This is a fun idea, and I enjoyed it (worryingly!). I did have a few problems though. The hint text didn’t appear for very long and reading them all was impossible, especially at the start. Also, the hint text for character at the extreme edges went off-screen for me. I was playing windowed on OS X. A lot of my herd (employees) seemed to leave or blow up(?!) almost immediately, whereas I had to move people around a lot as the game went on to try to make them leave - mostly by trial-and-error due to my hint text woes! Overall though, this is a great concept and very enjoyable - well done!

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