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

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by Aggrathon - Compo Entry

In this game you take the role of a vampire mayor (why go running after food when you can invite it to live nextdoor?)
Build your own All-You-Can-Eat Vampire-resturant... I mean peaceful countryside town.
You will have to manage money, resources, reputation and your own hunger.

In the top-right corner you will find a mute-button, a help-button and an exit-button.

Unity, Gimp, Inkscape, Audacity, Bosca Ceoil

If you are using a development version of the webplayer you will see some error-messages, but these are just warning about a possibility that never actually happens (you can safely close that window).

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Very enjoyable little strategy game, but the 'vampire'part seems a little tacked on - I think it would be improved if perhaps the 'hunt' option was automatic at the end of each 'turn' rather than its own free action.

ChrisFagan says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:11pm

I love the art!

ponk says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:30pm

It's cool !

sleazywizard says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:46pm

Very ambitious! A deep sim game can be a hard sell but I thought this worked well. A future version with a UI overhaul could go a long way toward helping people pick-up-and-play, and make it a little less like you're playing a spreadsheet. Well done overall!

boardtobits says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:52pm

Clever idea, you could do a lot with balancing being mayor and hunting your citizens (e.g., how much do you fund the city watch? what happens when a celebrated vampire hunter comes into town?). I liked the old style map look, too. Hopefully you take this game further!

jofra says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:54pm

Very cool concept! but hard one to fully understand.
the graphics are very nice and clean. Not sure if it fits the theme :s but a cool game nevertheless.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:58pm

This game has so much potential! I want to like it so badly! Fix some issues, and this could be so much fun. Namely:

- Don't front-load us with the tutorial. There's no way we can remember all that information.
- Don't let us spend more money than we have. There are already 2 other lose conditions that work fine. It feels bad when we have to start over because a preventable mistake.
- Give us a warning when we're running low on something important

These points only bother me because the game has so much potential, and I would love to play a complete version.

MintArcade says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:09pm

Very inovative spin of theme! Impressive for compo.

Flaid says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:10pm

This game was a lot of fun! I thought the art was simple, but fit very well with the look and feel of the rest of the game. I managed to fill the entire map before forgetting to hunt.

It didn't seem like it was completely finished -- I had sheep pastures producing wool, but the tailor wasn't using them... and I never had silver or iron, so the blacksmith and jeweler never did anything. It might have been better if those options / resources had just been left off completely.

Once I had hunted enough times, I knew the "right" answer for all of the different scenarios, so it basically became a balancing reputation vs. strength game at the end. It would've been nice to see some randomness thrown in -- like, sometimes yelling at the thief works, and sometimes it doesn't.

Overall, very impressive that you were able to get something like this done in 48 hours!

jofra says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Very cool concept! but hard one to fully understand.
the graphics are very nice and clean. Not sure if it fits the theme :s but a cool game nevertheless.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:34pm

Very good concept. Took a few tries to get a successful town happening.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:09pm

The art is great and the concept is amazing! But, it's hard to understand users interface...Try to make the game more intuitive! Congrats for your work =D

JackDegree says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:12pm

You make me want to try to make that kind of game next LD :D

Dianouille says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:13pm

I love the concept :D !!! Even if I lose everytime x) Anyway it's an awesome entry ! (thank you for adding the sound/off button)

hgcummings says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:30pm

Nice artwork and audio, and amusing interpretation of the theme! A little bit hard to get into (and slightly too easy to accidentally bankrupt yourself). I liked the way all the different buildings interacted (a bit like Settlers). Perhaps an in-game tutorial would make it easier to get into.

Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:43pm

The game fit the theme. But IMO it's too hard to master the game for gettin fun with it.
The graphics and the music create a nice ambient.

shawn42 says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 8:23am

I love this art style, especially the water. I'm surprised at the amount of content you were able to squeeze in; amazing. Great entry.

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