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

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Lumber Co.

by Mattress - Compo Entry

Chop logs, buy lumberjacks, and chop more logs in this Cookie-Clicker type game! Grow your wood-cutting company!

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Somnium says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:26pm

A nice little game! I found the graphics rather charming (although it can be a bit hard to read the black letters and numbers on top of the dark parts of the background).

If I may comment on the mechanics: I feel that some of the attractions of clicker/incremental games, is that there is constantly visible "progress" (i.e. watching a score grow bigger), and that you can increase this score by a simple direct action (i.e. by clicking on something).

Hence, I think that the "feel" of the game might be improved, by removing the cool-down on the clicker-button, so that there is a "direct action" constantly available (it won't matter after the first few lumber jacks anyway).

Similarily, changing the update frequency of the lumberjacks (so that the counter updates more frequently), would make the pacing of the game seem faster (since the counter would be increasing constantly, instead of once per three seconds)

KBF123 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:07pm

There's no real end goal so the game ends pretty much when there's no appeal left to playing.
Besides that, the gameplay's too short and repetitive.

Troma says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:48am

Idle with time? I think it can't get worse. Try remove that time and balance the game with other mechanics like can buy lumberjacks to lumber by second, other items and stuff. But remove the time, please! And it need goal, or in case of idles, achievements.

cudabear says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:18am

Unfortunately, not a whole lot to this game. I like that you tried to replicate a number-growing game, but there's not much to do here. The cooldown on the axe button means I can't even spam click to grow my business faster, and after getting like 10 lumberjacks, I can basically hire lumberjacks forever because I can't hire them fast enough.

The graphics could use some work, particularly that black text on the dark colors was hard to read. Audio was not really there, but I'm glad you included a mute button.

Congratulations on finishing the compo!

Krafty says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:32am

I got bored once I got to 2000 lumberjacks, there wasn't much to do. Good idle game, but I think you should add more :)

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