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

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Boblar's Ascension

by AzureAspect - Jam Entry


My first Ludum Dare and first "finished" game I've ever made. Let's just hope that it works on other computers (didn't have much time to test if it does).
The game is basically very simplified sim city style game where you need to connect houses to factories to generate income. I also wished to make annoying fat rich guy as your partner in crime. So Boblar will be "assisting" you in the game.

Thanks to Olive-Elmo and Panda for art work on the game. I had more time to focus on the programming and gameplay with their help!

Minium requirements: (at least some of them)

screen size: 1024 x 768
opengl 3.3 (core functions only used, many laptops will probably have problems with this requirement)

Added some DLLs to the rar file (have to do proper testing next time, thankfully we are allowed to upload bug fixes!)
Thanks for the comments, I'll try to fix the problems as they arise if I can!

Downloads and Links




pighead10 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Not much of a challenge, but a more unique concept than most of the games.

kingpirux says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:47pm

i can't run the game :(

cameronpenner says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:09pm

I can't run it :/ it says "The program can't start because OpenAL32.dll is missing from your computer."

Gil4 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:47pm

Sorry bro, OpenAL32.dll missing. I've developed with SFML two years ago, iirc it's quite easy to include stuff like this .dll into the project folder. I recommend you test it on some PC with no special software for game development installed to see most of the .dlls you should include, then you can update your submission with those (the rules allow it anyways).

triplefox says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:25am

This one sucked me in a little more than I thought it would, I think because of the time limit of "how long will the planet last."

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:24am

Nice game

Coruja says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:56pm

i can't run the game too :(

Silverfyre says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:09pm

Can't run the game..

fdslk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Much better than I expected!

Infininete says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:01pm

what in the fuck. I just get a repeating dialogue about cum farts and rolling up my sleeves. What?

Big Cow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:44pm

Couldn't run because 'sfml-audio-2.dll' is missing from my computer :(

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Unique concept! Great work on the game. Congrats

UrbanHelsing says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:58pm

Can't run the game...

danidre14 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Really innovative concept.

Jod says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Well done!

crucknuk says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:54pm

I'd like to play this game, but it doesn't work on my computer :/

sorlok says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:25pm

Game fails to start on my computer (with no useful diagnostics). Does it rely on anything like .NET? (I am running Open GL 4.4)

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

Game does not run... Sorry :(

Team Myopia says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:47am

Can't run it :/

AzureAspect says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:20am

Hmm...I also had problem on one of the computers were the game would not give any error but nothing would happen either (task manager shows it is running but...)

Here's list of libraries I used in the game in case someone knows better what could be wrong:

SFML-2.3; glew-1.12; glfw-3.1.1-WIN32;
I used visual studio 2013 community edition to compile the build

AzureAspect says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:03am

I think the problem might have something do with 32 and 64 bit OS running it in wrong manner. Probably have to make different versions for x86 and x64

Dizzly says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Best Fun, Best Humour, Best mood... GREAT JOB!

freaknarf says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:05am

I have an APPCRASH at launch, on win 8.1 :/

cyrixd says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 11:51pm

Application crashed while loading on my Windows 7 laptop.

Sep 12, 2015 @ 1:41pm

Can't run.
boblar_ascension.exe - Application Error
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.

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