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

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CEO Sim 2015

by lkpridgeon - Compo Entry

You are a person just trying to get by from day to day under the reign of greedy companies making living expenses rise whilst lobbying the government to allow lower wages until an unlikely event places you in their shoes.

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-muffin- says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:27pm

I love this style of game!

BUNN1E5 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:53pm

XD, I loved the EULA, although i had to disagree to the Eula terms as I actually like my kidneys.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:53pm

Thought it was funny. Good work.

Potato & Taco says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:57pm

Funny game!

RadioLemon says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:01pm

I can see you doing more with this, it was a neat text game.

lkpridgeon says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:10am

BUNN1E5 Thank-you. I like my kidneys too..

lkpridgeon says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:21am

MechaTofuPirate Thank-you for playing and the feedback.

lkpridgeon says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:22am

Potato & Taco thank-you for playing and the feedback.

lkpridgeon says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:25am

RadioLemon I am thinking of extending it however I am not sure where to go yet. I will be working on a few issues before I list it on my site reguarding grammer and the engine I used. I will most likely work on it on and off for a few months to attempt to finish it and fill in the cracks that are visible at the moment.

walaber says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:38pm

nice start! hopefully you can finish it up after the competition ends.

lkpridgeon says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:28am

walaber Thank-you for playing and the feedback. I intend to finish it in some fashion that is less buggy and more polished.

Xeke_Death says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:08pm

Declined EULA, was put in charge of a company... I should do that more often...!

Shame you didn't get to where you wanted to, but I managed to save my company millions and get them some awesome tax breaks...!

lkpridgeon says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:37pm

Xeke_Death Thank-you for playing and I'm glad you took your time to read the EULA and found my little debug code I by mistake left in to say what the day value is to unlock other stuff like tax breaks.

fistmaker says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:21pm

Interesting take on the theme!

lkpridgeon says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:36pm

fistmaker Thank-you for taking your time to give it a try.

Crowbeak says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:06pm

The lack of breaks in the text make this really hard to read.

amras0000 says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:56pm

What you've got there is a choose your own adventure. What you need for a good choose-your-own-adventure game are:
-Good Writing
-Frequent Choices
The choices don't even have to be meaningful, but just putting a "continue" button down at the end doesn't constitute gameplay... and while the writing had some decent ideas, it really didn't hold up with as much attention as you were giving it. There were too many words, not enough happening, and the jokes were all very obvious and slightly dull.
If you want to make a choose-your-own adventure again at some point, make sure you put a lot more effort into making the writing flow better. Cut out fluff, assume your audience is familiar with cultural tropes - don't explain them.

The start of the game was promising. I was hoping the EULA would have the answers to some puzzles later on, but that expectation didn't pay off. But once the survey ended the game got about as dull as a data entry job.

lkpridgeon says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:54pm

amras0000, Yeah I was sorta feeling the same way towards the end. The EULA was going to be extended as I was working on the game to go with it hence the hint of getting a pen and paper at the start.

I know towards the end it got a little off-putting and boring however I do plan to extend and rewrite some of it when I get chance. I never really intended it to be funny so I am sorry that it was rather stale in some areas.

I thank-you for playing and the constructive criticism of which I will take on board.

lkpridgeon says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:55pm

Crowbeak, Okay. Thank-you for poiting that out. I will have a look into it when I get chance to. Thank-you for playing and leaving some feedback.

Sep 8, 2015 @ 7:08pm

Brilliant humor, I got very confused when attending my first meeting I was prompted to edit the passage by double clicking :D

Shame you didn't manage to get it all done, but it was a great idea. Nicely implemented too; I liked the survey that included a question from the EULA.

lkpridgeon says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 10:42pm

cptalbertwesker, Yeah realised the meetings wern't done when I published... (oops) Thank-you for playing and the feedback.

logiclogue says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Very unique. Really liked it since it wasn't like the other games. The humour kept me hooked. Very well thought out. Really nice job!

lkpridgeon says ...
Sep 17, 2015 @ 5:24pm

logiclogue, Thank-you for playing and the feedback.

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