Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Tetropolis

by Josh Riley - Compo Entry

Mac and possibly Web builds coming after I get some sleep!

Building a city was never so simple (or unusual)! Shift and place sidewalk pieces to create the best possible situation for your city to grow!

Some quick tips:

​Industrial zones are taller than they are wide.
Commercial zones are wider than they are tall.
Residential zones only appear when width and height are equal.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#18Fun4.10
#23Innovation4.20
#42Overall3.95
#102Mood3.63
#179Theme3.80
#209Humor2.94
#237Graphics3.55
#260Audio3.15
#1666Coolness36%

Comments

hijomo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:52pm

This is a fun idea.

Souperstrawer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:56pm

Really fun and addictive game. I like how the city becomes more and more alive.

Jordan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:02pm

Really a fan of this type of game, and you did it well! Good job and cool take on the theme.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:14pm

Great idea, I've been playing for soo long.

Jungle says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:50am

Good build, you can continue and polish it will be a great game!

Geti says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:14am

Pleasant enough, music drove me mad after a while though. Hard enough without feeling unfair :) The pedestrians around were fun. I remember confirming this name over teriminopolis on irc ;)

Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:35am

I love it, very smart and engaging, I like how you can figure out the rule by yourself (I almost didn't read the tutorial), it's a pleasure to build a little and the scoring system works well. You could easily make a challenge mode with time, or a free build mode, good job !

josefnpat says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:10am

Fun idea - seems like a good start to a game. I wish I could adjust tax laws though and see if I can get new building permits so everything isn't quite so cookie cutter. I like that it's very easy to restart as well.
@bytedesigning / Ashley

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:12am

161 / 10000
АНГЛИЙСКИЙ
I surround the main house sidewalks on all sides, but nothing happens. Please tell me what to do instead of sidewalks began to appear home.

UltraRat says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:23am

Interesting really different concept. My natural tetris instincts of wanting to fit things as tight as possible are working against me agghh.

knason says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:59pm

This was awesome! I played it for too long is really addictive. I didn't understand in the beginning what I was supposed to do, my tetris skill worked against me, but then. This was great! Well done!

medidog says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:04pm

Very fun concept. I would love to play more if you end up developing this game further :)

Apr 30, 2016 @ 12:36pm

Super neat concept! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/1ovNEwCi_RI

Tetha says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:39pm

Well done. I enjoyed this. I'm not entirely sure, but sometimes, zones didn't entirely form. I guess some kind of overlay might have helped to make it easier to see what kinda zone I'm forming?

CheesyRamen says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 6:23pm

This is a really neat idea! Simple, fun, and addictive! Great work!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 4:33pm

look like a fresh idea but i didnt get to build anything.... :(

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