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

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Mega Mall Lawyer

by Hefaistus - Jam Entry

You are a new employee at Mega Corp Inc., a company with its eyes set on creating a new Mega Mall. One problem: they don’t own the land yet. That’s why you are here: it is your task to buy all the properties of an unnamed neighbourhood, using a budget that is just too small, a deadline that is just too close by, and from people who really rather would see you relocated to Antarctica.

A solo production, completely made from scratch in Java. Music and sound effects unfortunately had to be removed in due to technical difficulties. In-depth information can be found in the 'Help'-screen, accessible from the menu. Have fun!

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Ratings

#449Humor(Jam)2.93
#520Innovation(Jam)3.00
#716Overall(Jam)3.00
#795Theme(Jam)3.07
#845Mood(Jam)2.67
#860Fun(Jam)2.60
#1012Graphics(Jam)1.73
#1981Coolness28%

Comments

TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:02pm

Does not work on Mac.

Fantasieleben says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Looks nice, but did not rate, as I can not run it on my windows pc. Don't have any java dev environment installed on this machine, and so it seems there is no file that I can run - only saw .class files and the assets. If I am overlooking something maybe add a readme with instructions on how to run this game.

soulrot says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:33pm

The introduction and help are nicely written. The game itself sounded interesting, and probably could be pretty cool had it been a bit more polished with better art.
As it is now, even when taking into consideration the fact that it's a 72h game, it's not that fun or impressive. Too much button clicking and too little feedback on your actions (animations and/or sounds probably would have helped a lot).
I like the idea though!

Novaki says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:08am

Interesting idea. I like what you did with the theme.

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:19am

I really like how it mimics real life when there's always that last holdout who won't sell =)

humbleness says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:35am

I loved this game and actually ended up playing it for quite a while :D The humor in it is excellent and it played quite nice too, and all the actions and behaviors made sense. I'm glad I downloaded it

BluShine says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 8:53pm

Surprisingly interesting and challenging game. Some music and animations would have been nice, but the game still works fine without them. I love the usage of the theme, and it's a great idea to simulate this kind of scenario.
I didn't have too much trouble buying all the houses except for 1. I kept trying to lawsuit them, but it failed ~10 times and then I lost the game. I had more than enough money to buy the house, but after suing them it seemed like it would be impossible to raise their willingness high enough to buy it legitimately.

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