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

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by AnaglyphCoding - Compo Entry

'Civilise' is an isometric strategy game where you race against the CPU to E10000000, in order to stop it's evil mission to space.
Buy plots, expand them, install farms and increase your income.

Due to last minute changes, I had to add the instructions in a file named 'rules.txt'. I will paste the contents here in case you don't want to read it in the file:
"W, A, S, D to move the 'cursor'
SPACE to place a building on the cursors position, or extend an existing one
LEFT/RIGHT ARROW to slow down/fast-forward the time
ENTER to pause
ESCAPE to quickly quit the game
CTRL to toggle the price menu

The goal is to achieve E10000000 before the AI does. If the AI reaches the goal
before you do, the rocket sets off and you lose. If you reach the goal before
the AI does, the rocket sets off, but explodes and you win! Sounds simple,

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roninfight says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:17pm

Do you need anything to play it? I get a "Could not find the main class: com.anaglyph.src.main.Game.Program will exit" error when double-clicking on the .jar on Windows 8

Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:44pm

I had this problem when trying to run the game myself, but I fixed it. First of all, make sure you have the latest version of java and all that. If you do or that doesn't fix it, try opening the .jar file using 7zip or any other file exploring tool and navigate to the META-INF folder. Inside should be a file called 'MANIFEST.MF'. View that file and paste (without quotes) "Main-Class: com.anaglyph.src.main.Game" (make sure to get rid of any other lines that start with 'Main-Class'.) Hopefully that fixes the problem, sorry for the inconvenience!

Mekuri says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Nice game. Strategy type games are a rare sight in Ludum Dare (At least the games I've played) - I tend to enjoy them. I was a bit confused about what to build- I managed to stack a lot of high buildings, and rack in a lot of money.
I had fun playing, nice job!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:43pm

The game was fun, a very interesting take on the theme.
The one issue I had with it was that I was unable to see the cursor once the buildings got high enough.

Besides that, a nice little game :)

SiENcE says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:39pm

The AI does not worked for me. I stacked several houses together, but AI does nothing. I really appreciate the game, because small strategy games are rare because it's very complicated to fine tune them.
I know, that doing this is more complicated than doing an simple action shooting game. Great job.

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:54pm

I like the style of this game, neat looking.

yhsper says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:55pm

As others have said, it's nice to see a strategy game in the jam, but I couldn't completely understand what I was supposed to do but stack building floors on top of each other. Looks interesting, though!

Krafty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:16pm

Pretty interesting, but a little bit confusing; I had no idea how to build farms at first!

uthamon says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:35am

Proper strategy game, really fun. I like the graphics and sounds. In my last game I managed to get much higher income than CPU (2,3 millions opposed to CPU's 1,8), but it was to late and CPU still won, since I had put too much money into investing, high income didn't help me in the long run. So I was really impressed that You created such a deep system in 48 hours, the system that forces the player to think about the size of growth and not only just build on a whim.

simon.parzer says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:09pm

I like the style. Had fun playing this one. The CPU didn't have any chance though.

Jerre says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Nice art, game was not super fun to me, didn't have the feeling i could do much more than just build as much as possible. Some small things that could be better: thousands separators with the big numbers, cursor got invisible. I do appreciate that you made a strategy game!

berkano says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:31pm

I really liked the graphics. I couldn't figure out how to build anything apart from the basic buildings. The AI was very slow, and seemed like it would take a long time for either of us to complete the game.

Rex Peppers says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Can't play windows games... which stinks because this looks cool.

kardfogu says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:43pm

Quite solid entry, I can see how hard it can be to create a strategy game for Ludum Dare, so I respect the crap of this one. While it could use some work, I definitely find it a neat entry!
Keep up the good work!

- Kardfogú

Markus Brand says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 9:17pm

the idea is awesome. but i havent understood what "farms" are (as seen in the price menu), or how to build them. So even though i got 5 times more skyscrapers than the ai, i lost :(
Why is the sound so weird?

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