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

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Coin Block Clicker

by Mykaelos - Jam Entry

A game about a coin block, some clicking, and a choice.

NOTE: You can drag the shop menu with your mouse. Sorry about the lack of scroll bar.

NOTE#2: You can also download platform builds at GameJolt (the web link).

If clicking isn't your thing, some hotkeys:
Space - Triggers the Coin Block
s - Opens the Shop
n - Mutes Sound
You will have to click through the dialog, sorry about that.

Mild Disclaimer: I finally came up with this idea halfway through Sunday, so it's missing a lot of upgrades and polish. But definitely let me know if the core idea has potential. Thanks!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness72%
#85Humor(Jam)3.84
#88Innovation(Jam)3.77
#201Overall(Jam)3.63
#243Fun(Jam)3.46
#248Mood(Jam)3.50
#298Theme(Jam)3.74
#568Audio(Jam)2.62
#679Graphics(Jam)3.05

Comments

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:09am

good try

GanonsSpirit says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:13am

I was pleasantly surprised.

saucygames says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:15am

would coin again

Huo-cuo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:17am

It feels awesome to kill the clicking game. Very nice and neat. Thx for the game!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:07am

I really enjoyed the twist.

dollarone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:25am

haha, nice twist! thanks for adding the mute button :D

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:54am

That was really fun, what a twist.

tmpxyz says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:56am

I thought this is a common idle game. I am pleasantly wrong.

lanestp says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:01am

I have to tell you, I found that more than a little disturbing. I'm impressed that you managed to get an emotional reaction out of me for a clicker game! Nicely done!

Budda says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:01am

Hahaha, this was great

UltraRat says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:05am

Haha oh it probably says not so good things about me based on how funny I found this game. Halfway through Sunday late ideas are the best gamejam ideas. Jams are great for showing the concept instead of polish really.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:33am

nice

didn't expect multi-ending and the twist and such

cool

nice

good

thumbs up

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:00am

ahahahah this is awesome!!!! I had to replay it to see if I had a choice at the end! great job!!

sorlok says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:03am

Very solid (and dark!) take on the theme. Cool spin on a press-to-win kind of game.

Teesquared says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:15am

It starts slow but really gets you hooked. Very innovative, funny and fun. Great ending too. It's like a slot machine where you keep winning. How fun that!

valid4life says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:58am

That was quite the change of pace! Loved it!

namrog84 says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:36am

That was wonderful. Would coin it up again with Mr BLock

Reisen says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:01am

That twist.

Volatile Dove says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:44am

Good game! At first I feared that there was nothing more than a trigger, but no, the twist was nice!

Didn't understand how critical bonuses were working, though. Maybe you could show these critical hits with bigger/different coins maybe, or show a brief evanescent "+1 coin" each time the coin block is pressed.

Dadeyemi says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:14am

Actually very good, well done

Vereos says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:03pm

I feel terrible now. Best LD game I've played so far.

miwuc says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:33pm

Awesome twist on the ol' cookie clicker formula. I wish it as longer!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:00pm

Really great ending, it was more like an interactive story than a clicker game, but that's definitely a good thing

Mykaelos says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:12am

@Volatile Dove Thanks for the feedback about the critical coins. Yah, it's hard to see the additional coins coming out. The floating text idea is excellent and I'll look into adding that.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:44am

This is the best clicker I've ever played. I like the theme interpretation.

Aaranos says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 1:27am

Neat game, I like that you didn't make it take a million clicks to get through but rather quick and simple. As some others have said I think more upgrades would be good, and definitely more dialogue.

Mykaelos says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 11:46am

@Aaranos Yah, I definitely wanted to put more dialog and backstory in, but time got the better of me. I will be reworking the story and adding more dialog after the voting is over. I'm also looking into other upgrades as well.

I really wanted to make the game more available for everyone, so I didn't want to bog the players down with a stupid number of clicks. I've found that making a game short but excellent is much better for Ludum Dare, as most people are hoping to vote many entries quickly.

Thank you for your feedback!

ChaosCult says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:12am

Simple, but to a point :)

bombjack says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:40am

not really a monster, but still original.

Togimaro says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 4:20pm

Good idea, the end is terrible! Very good works

Lane says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 1:24pm

Did not expect that from a clicker game, pretty cool!

superfreak says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:29pm

Great twist. Interesting take on the theme. Good stuff.

Oct 18, 2015 @ 11:02pm

Awesome clicker! I included it in my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/mQTSmMf-zUY

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