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

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Opportunity Cost

by BlockyFish - Jam Entry

Opportunity Cost is a game where you must dominate the world through building factories in various regions. As the head of the company, you will have to make decisions that are immoral or unfair in the name of profit and shareholder approval. After all, you are the monster.

We recommend you run the WebGL app in fullscreen, as running it in the window cuts off the edges of the game.

Thanks, and enjoy the game!

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Ratings

Coolness55%
#477Theme(Jam)3.52
#520Innovation(Jam)3.00
#642Mood(Jam)2.96
#694Overall(Jam)3.03
#810Humor(Jam)2.22
#823Fun(Jam)2.66
#960Graphics(Jam)2.28

Comments

JamesTanm says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:20am

I get an error when trying to run the game from both Chrome and Firefox

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:21am

Cool game. I like how detailed it was to where you could change wages and work hours. It was a very hard game overall. Truly we are the monsters.

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:21am

Capitalism, the realest monster :) Things happen a bit too fast. I tried to decrease wages and increase hours, but I would lose WAY more money than I ever made from strikes.

hijomo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:24am

I like your interpretation of the theme.

thedashdude says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:29am

I too get an error. I believe bug fixes are allowed after the deadline, so you could fix it.

LandoSystems says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:29am

I overextended and my shareholders bailed on me... Dammit capitalism is hard! Nice work!

BlockyFish says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:33am

Hey guys, is it a game bug or the web player not working? We haven't been having problems here and some other commenters are having no problem. Thank you for the input!

UncleChris says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:34am

It dragged, the events were slow in coming and was very difficult to not have a way to speed up time and get to next event. It really was much more waiting, which overrode the fun when you had events. I did like the play on the theme though, well played.

Downtown says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:35am

Interesting concept, got the point across well. It was quite hard, maybe I'm thick though. was a little hard initially to understand the gravity of any given choice, which was fun in some ways because it meant I would just spend up and crash and burn. Perhaps that's the point.

thedashdude says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:37am

Downloaded the files and got it to work.

Halleflux says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:41am

I really couldn't figure out how to make a good profit. Good idea, but I really couldn't figure out how to do much of anything.
It has a lot of potential, though, if you were willing to do some fine-tuning.
Also, I love the setting.
Well done!

BlockyFish says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:47am

The tuning wasn't my strong point! I found it a little simple during testing but I guess if I spend 3 days with a game I will get used to it. Sorry for the difficulty, it's supposed to be a bit easier. Lessons have been learned, thank you for all your lovely feedback.

Wevel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:53am

Love the music, haven't got very many events

pnkthrepwood says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:22am

Cool game!

Random events are fun, but buttons didn't click too well.

Chadivision says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:33am

At first this looked like it might take too long to learn how to play, but the game was pretty intuitive and a lot of fun. It's pretty difficult (played a few times and only gut up to about 3 years) but it has a good feel to it. I also really like the music.

kalinova says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:34am

Love the theme, but the execution is lacking: I've tried a number of different strategies but my shareholder confidence always goes down and I lose.

khahem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:40am

Cool theme interpretation. I was very bad at it but still had fun :)

jcourt says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:43am

Nice idea, but the events happen a little to often.

derr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:32pm

Cool but very difficult game. The music really carries the mood. If you polish it up a bit post-LD I'd love to dig in deeper!

crucknuk says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:08am

Good job, but it is very difficult! I had distasters happening at the moment I bought a new factory on a specific territory, so I had no chance to pick up myself

NebulaOrbit says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 7:18pm

If you get a war in your continent your income becomes negative and theres nothing you can do about it. The idea, graphics and sound were great, but the game could use more balancing.

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