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

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My Space Empire and Me

by Calciumtrice - Compo Entry

A short Twine game about building a space empire.

As an rising empress, you grow an empire across the stars through high powered decision making - always one of two choices. That's how an empress rolls.

Put together over just the Saturday, I decided to keep things low stress this time and didn't make any illustrations to accompany the text. Maybe for a post-compo version if I fancy it.

Absolutely nothing fancy code-wise, just Twine with basic links. To get the 'source', just download the html file and import it into Twine 2 for editing.

There are 8 endings, be the best (or I guess MOST VARIED) empress and find them all. Yeah, yeah, yeah!

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Crowbeak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:38am

Good attempt at two button within the scope of Twine.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:32pm

"I am boss as heck"

A fun little twine game :)

teamvr says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:10am

"I am a robot god!"

Thanks for the great little journey through space and time. Felt good and brought me back to the days of choose your own adventures. I

pixzleone says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Haha really good writing, and nice take on the theme.
I'm the ruler of boulders 10/10

yoanndeplo says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:11pm

Really funny.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:46pm

Pretty fun and amusing Twine entry and I loved the rather humorous narration.

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:50pm

A fun interactive story! Great stuff!

anv says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:14pm

"Large and in charge." Absolutely hilarious, mostly thanks to your stunningly competent skills as a writer. Go for the post-compo version! I'm sure it will be boss as heck!

tyr_arcana says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:34pm

I liked this a lot. I doubt it will win any awards for writing, but it has a charming sense of humour and a simplicity and directness that I found really enjoyable.

Dec 20, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Oh man, I'm laughing now. This is one of the funniest entries I've played this LD, and I'd be surprised if I find many that are funnier. Once or twice it seemed to be trying a bit too hard to be funny, but the remaining 99% of the time it worked. You have a very self-assured and enjoyable narrative voice here.

Gameplay-wise, it's a pretty standard Choose Your Own Adventure Story (though I like the system of always having two options, going with the theme). All the branches I played were pretty short, but they had enough detail and didn't feel rushed. I just love the storylines, plain and simple: they put me in the centre of a tongue-in-cheek pulp SF story full of dangers and wonders.

I found three endings, and will definitely come back for more after the compo. My favourite was the Dimension of Unknowable Terror ending.

To sum up: gameplay is nothing special, but the writing and humour are top-notch, and the storylines are a lot of fun. You should probably make an entry for it on the Interactive Fiction Database; it deserves saving for posterity.

Lullaby says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 5:29pm

This was a very nice experience!

Really impacting choices and good narration, enjoyed it a lot! Well done =)

miwuc says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 6:08pm

I was looking for a twine game, and when I saw "Calciumtrice", I knew I was in for a treat! Great writing, had be laughing out loud. I just wish it was a bit less linear, but I liked your LD28 entry and I wasn't disappointed by this one either.

Dec 28, 2015 @ 2:48am

This is the funniest thing here on LD I've seen so far. I wish there were More endings and some funky illustrations, but also I understand the Point of keeping things low stress. And with the Story and this writingstyle it works perfektly anyways. :D

EvanEGibbs says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 7:38am

This game was hilarious. Very simple but very funny, I enjoyed it. Good job! :)

Haha: "I am the Trash Empress and my life is metal as hell and I love it." :D

kabel says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 7:01pm

A tad to short, but at least it was funny.

miwuc says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 6:24am

Top 10 humor, congrats!

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