Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Mockbuster is a game where you manage a Blockbuster store in the year 1985.

Click on the ID to see how old the customer is.
Click on the VHS tape to see information about the movie.
Click on the money to sell the movie, assuming the customer is old enough. When you're doing the math, keep in mind that it's 1985!
Click on the "NO" button if the customer is not old enough.
Click on the PC to see your current cash, your goal, and the time of day. You have until 17:00 to earn the required amount of money.
You can only make three mistakes, after that, it's game over!

Note: "X" rated movies require that the customer be 21 years or older.

Art - Jacksack (
Programming - JordanFitz (
Library - DSFML (

Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0

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steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:49am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

Alkrimil says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:28am

Awesome parody! Nicely presented with simple aesthetics that suits it well. Only wish you could buy upgrades and things with the money, but in 72 hours, great job! Keep up the great work guys!

Sep 2, 2016 @ 1:50pm

One of the funniest games I've played so far this Jam. Rest in Peace Blockbuster, you'll always be remembered through Mockbuster.

I agree with Alkrimil that upgrades would be nice, and also adding on that speeding it up would be a nice addition as it feels a bit /too/ slow.

denied a man pepe, would play again.

( We played your game on stream, which you can view in this block: )

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