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

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Totally Normal Train

by jigalx - Compo Entry

This is garbage. Please don't play it. I didn't want to submit it but my girlfriend told me to do it. She said it was fun. She's crazy.

It's a two button game with a bit of growth in it. Control a train/truck thing (ok it's actually a sphere) with the D and Space buttons travelling in only one direction. Buy and sell goods along your journey as you try to survive as long as possible by buying more fuel. FEATURING PROCEDURAL GENERATION! Wow. The businesses (ok, they're actually cubes) and power ups are at different location every single time, allowing INFINITE REPLAYABILITY! This game is your life now.

I didn't have time for any audio, graphics (all placeholder graphics as you can see) or even any play testing. It probably doesn't even work for all I know.

Don't forget to have fun while playing!

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blohod says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:26am

I played it, you couldn't stop me, nice idea, you should make this into a game.

jigalx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Aww thanks dude! Maybe I'll polish it up one day.

kanatohodets says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:08pm

Hey, nice work! I really like the idea of a resource-management "runner". I was cruising along, taking on cargo...then "aagh where's a gas station! not oil, gas!" ... and then I ran out. 115km. Or miles :D

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Neat style game, liked it.

Drury says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:10pm

Glorious idea mate, listen to the girl, keep the girl.

jigalx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:31pm

Aaww thanks everyone! Didn't think anyone would like it.

nihilaleph says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:37pm

+ Neat concept
+ A lot of planning ahead
- Sometimes the gas station would too far, and sometimes had 3 in a row, but hey, it's procedural generation, didn't except that it would be like totally balanced

Didn't forget to have fun! But this game isn't my life now... ;)

eddynardo says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:35am

nice one, with a bit of graphics and a good soundtrack this would be really great

Meta-link says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:48pm

Actually a great idea, it's sad you missed time ...
Keep it up, you'll do better next time !

Echo Team says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:37am


dodormeur says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:42am

Nice idea, too bad the game wasn't polished enough. With a bit more work it could be a nice game :)

Blobo says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:37pm

1202.8 Km. nice gmae! it's pretty chalenging to monitor everything at once, but i like that!at first glance, it isn't, but it truely is quite a strategy game.

MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:29pm


adrian09_01 says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:25pm

Mediocre. Maybe the graphics should be better?

Jan 1, 2016 @ 3:26am

Thanks for the warning, but I only listen to my own advice, and even then, only when I'm drunk. So I played anyway.

This does have potential as an idea for some kind of game.

Regarding whether or not you should submit things, even if its not done you should or your time is wasted - even one person's feedback could be of value.

Yvanor says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 12:00pm

You told me to don't play this game. Chrome told me to don't play this game. I've played this game. And.. it's nice ^^ Simple concept, but effective. Quite hard, but it's addictive. Well done ^^

drinkadriu says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:03pm

Nice game, graphics really bad but nice game

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