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

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Buying Time

by Shide - Jam Entry

The game about making an investment decisions and influence the history as a new head of one of the wealthiest families.

We will cover more platforms later a bit.

Made by:
Kolkav: game-design
Gleb Shishov: 3D design
Boris Shishov: programming, level design, other stuff

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Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:57pm

Well it seems that everything does have a price indeed!
Quite interesting, although a bit too slow paced when it comes to animations and would've loved a skip button for the phone once I'm done reading.

Loved the texts for the loans, the consequences, the phone calls and how the game evolves from day to day!
Well done!
Ionut(Tyrants.not.found team)

loxo says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:21am

I really like your entry, good concept with great voice acting and interesting combination of different possibilities. The unexpected phone call at the end has a nice touch to connect to the player. I think there is only one thing to say about the game: I want more ;)

Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:25am

Very pretty! It takes alot of effort from the player to understand what is happening, maybe give some more feedback to the player, like company charts?

caryoscelus says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Really enjoyed this one! However, without any kind of bad consequences, you start feel too mighty.

Btw, i think there was a bug when i declined video game ban offer, but it appeared as approved next day..

Xanjos says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Wish there was a way to see how much money left as there doesn't seem to be any visual feedback of some sort but I loved the humorous references to certain news events.

@SamPotasz says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:38pm

I liked the phone-ringing animation.

As others have said, it's hard to judge the effects of your actions without more feedback. I was put off by the fact that the only women's voices in the game were my secretary and then my wife and mother who annoyingly interrupted my work.

Jan 2, 2016 @ 2:19pm

An interesting little game, and I can't help but enjoy another two button choice game. I do have to question why you chose it to be an investment game, though. Without knowing how much money you have at any time, the decisions come across as entirely abstract. If that is the point, perhaps you could make that a little clearer beforehand? That would at least save some confused clicking.

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