Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Barter: the Game

by crhallberg - Jam Entry

I made a Twitter game for the compo, but I didn't have time to start on it between the hours. 5 hours to build to vision.

Check it out at @bartergame. Full rules at

Happy sales.

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simon.parzer says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:04pm

Interesting concept using twitter as a gaming platform. However, not everybody has a twitter account or is willing to make one just to play the game, so a method of playing for such players would be nice.

siege says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:25am

I like the concept, but the thought of retweeting these contentless tweets a lot sounds like a bad idea.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:28am

I don't have twitter, but I can see that its out side the box thinking.

Muel says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 5:46am

The concept is nice, and the theme fits well (liking and RTing as controllers). You succeeded in thinking outside the box.

The downside, that made me not play your game (and, for the sake of honesty, don't rate it) is cause, in practical ways, it's a flood game. RTing these posts may annoy my followers.

But the idea is good.
Maybe this could become an Facebook game, with private transactions (when I say "private" I mean "transactions not being thrown as timeline status or notifications").

kmakai says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 3:19pm

I think this is a really awesome idea. It would be cool to take it a little farther (and might remedy the RT problem previous comments mentioned) by allowing replies to count as buy/sell commands -- if you wanted to keep it strictly to two commands you could still just have either "BUY" or "SELL" be recognized, or you could allow amounts to be included. At that point you could start including things like tweeting at the bot to get your status, etc. I was really excited to see this kind of outside-the-box entry, so congrats on that!

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