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

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Reactor

by MikeTheWayne - Compo Entry

A game involving the development and expansion of a nuclear power station.

GROW your nuclear reactors to meet the GROWING power requirements of a GROWING population. I decided to ignore the second theme (which was more of a technical limitation than a theme, I'm glad it was a tied theme this year).

Unfortunately, no sound this time, despite having great plans for it. Not enough time.

Features
- Construct Nuclear power plant
- Control reactors
- Profit by selling power
- Overload a reactor causing explosion (and game loss)
- Melt reactor casing, risking radiation leak (and eventual game loss)

Many tweaks still required, including the % of people served bar, and the massive amount of income earned, but it mostly works.

Restart game to play again, the variables do not reset on game end.

Made in Java
Tools:
- Eclipse
- Paint.NET

Thank you for playing!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#244Innovation3.55
#538Mood2.89
#706Graphics2.65
#728Overall2.95
#744Fun2.75
#776Theme3.30
#1766Coolness39%

Comments

manabreak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:40pm

Neat take on the theme, although I'm not sure if there was any difficulty per se here. There was an awful lot of money all the time. :p

ProjectX593 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:44pm

I wound up with negative money after getting the reactor pretty stable, I think it went over max int. Hard at first but an interesting challenge to get it stable and efficient in the end.

antonuklein says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:49pm

Idea is simple, there's a ton of money, but I couldn't buy any cooling or rods after the initial few.

Also, your Russian might be just a little bit broken considering some parts aren't in the right grammatical case or that it states you have multiple reactors when you only have one.

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Man, the nuclear reactor business is a lucrative one! *Goes out to buy some uranium*

MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 10:42pm

I expected trees, but found a game about nuclear reactors. Love it

myachin says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 1:47pm

nice game.
i reach max_int32 and my money became negative)

MikeTheWayne says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 10:10pm

Thank you all for your feedback! I appreciate it. Yeah, I ran out of time to fix all the logic with the money unfortunately, hoping it wouldn't wind up to be too big of an issue...

Sorry about the incorrect Russian, I'm learning at the moment, so the text in game is going off of Bulgarian, which is similar, but I think that I still got the grammar wrong.

This game does not endorse the purchase or utilisation of illegal nuclear substances! But, feel free to do as you wish...

But anyway, thanks for feedback!

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