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

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Skill Clicker

by XtremePrime - Jam Entry

A very simple clicker where you gain experience the more you click.
The game features 3 skills and about 5-7 resources you can train on per skill!
This game is inspired by some popular RPGs, but mainly by Runescape (©Jagex Ltd.)

"Do you like Runescape? Are you a Skiller? You just want something more out of it while cutting away at your yew trees or catching those trouts when powerfishing? Well this game is just for you!"

ESC - Go back in the menu/Close the game
Left Click - Interaction

*Two Button Control - A bit straight forward here. The entire game is played using the only two available buttons. (Esc and Left Click)
*Growing - Refers to the player's total experience/level growing the more you skill.

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rzuf says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:09am

Nice. Couple of minutes and I am an accomplished lumberjack, fisherman and miner! A real polymath!

Reccy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:47am

Fun little clicker game. I can stop playing Runescape without EXP wasting! :D

Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:18am

Apparently woodcutting is a much more intense profession than mining and fishing (that +1 xp...). And I think my mouse hates me now...
Idea is good, definitely needs more content though :)

Ionut(Tyrants.not.found team)

vegapomme27 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:24am

I dont really understand this kind of game, but it was quite polished. You should develop a money generating application for smartphones.

logon13 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:30am

Games like this in the jam is how you get sore fingers. Quite well made. Why are humans vulnerable to games like this

Bobrocket says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:13am

Clicker games are so damn addictive. Props to you!

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:10pm

I really like clicker games. Good job!

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:16pm

Nice game. It still feels like it has potential though.

Warboys says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:13am

I like clicker games but usually when they start replacing clicks with automated machines (i.e. Grannies in Cookie Clicker) because my finger hurts haha.

Do the resources you pick matter at all? My finger killed too much for me to dive deep into the content. It would be very interesting for a clicker to have some sort of resource requirements where you couldn't complete all of them (which is the standard clicker formula) or if you used the clicker gameplay but for something like supplying a town with resources that it demands.

PS: Using Right mouse to go back in the menu would be a lot more intuitive too (I think you can still use ESC to exit the game if you're worried about the two-button limit!).

UrbanHelsing says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:31pm

There should be more political games like this

Peekotus says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:46pm

Fun little click game.

martim00 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:02am

Cool game! Music is giving the mood.

beetracks says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:36am

Nice graphics, but maybe should have a story.

Ryusui says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:53am

Kind of irritating. "Life, yet Death" is another "clicker" game like this but it's much nicer in terms of gameplay and presentation.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:51pm

I don't know if this game is working for me... I start at Lvl 0 and I can't seem to change it. :/

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:14pm

Usually I just break out the old automatic mouse clicker when dealing with clickers (or time wasters as I like to call them), but here even that is unnecessary.

The save file is a plaintext document. It really highlights the uselessness of the endeavor to jump right into level 100 on everything and notice that you missed absolutely nothing.

The one redeeming feature of clickers is uncovering new features (some of which require clicking, some of which don't) and hidden content (usually funny in some way). This one has neither.

You should invest in the payout for clicking. If a player is willing to mindlessly click away for minutes, give them something in return.

Another possibility is to take it into a direction where time (or amount of actions) is limited and the player needs to invest & manage their clicks (currency) carefully.

XtremePrime says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:24pm

@TheMonsterFromTheDeep: Delete your savefile in the root of the game and it should be fine :>

@HuvaaKoodia: Thank you for the constructive criticism. I did intend to add more things, but considering the time constraints and because I was in full finals week I just couldn't pull it off. I initially wanted to add system where you could sell the resources tool upgrades that increases your XP gain per click.

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