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

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Made of Steam

by holgk - Jam Entry

Made of Steam

A tycoon game set during the industrial revolution.

Story:
Your father dies and you inherited his mining company. But your father wasn't a good businessman. He owes the crown a lot of money. The crown gives you 3 years to come up with the money.

How To Play: (tutorial exist in the game)
You have to get a mining licences and mine for natural resources.
Transport them to Salford the local capital/hub.
There you can sell them via the market menu.

INFO:
Changed the font after a few complaints.

Info 2:
I hadn't much time to test it if there are bugs please tell me. Balancing could be better too. It's quit easy to win.

Info 3: (the UI is optimized for a resolution of 1920x1080)
Due to UI visibility problemes I removed the link to the webGL build.

Tools:
- Unity
- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- Adacity
- cgMusic
- google ;) for research

Windows, linux and mac OS/x builds are now ready for download.
I added my repo link as well.

Please tell me if you have a problem playing the linux and mac builds.
I can't test them right now.

Downloads and Links


Comments

omid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:18am

Really cool 10/10 would play again

Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:31am

Very well polished game! Great graphics but the stations/resource areas could be highlighted to make them stand out from the rest of the map.

DaleP says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:46am

Impressive scope and polish for 72 hours of work. I found the cursive font difficult to read and it was hard for me to distinguish the state of the red/green/grayed out buttons, but other than those usability issues the UI and color palette were beautiful and captured the historical feeling very well.

kapezit says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:15am

Really nice graphics and the music sets the tone of the game. Amazing work! I do have to agree with DaleP in regards to the cursive font. A more legible font would make the experience more enjoyable.

leondryaso says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:02am

I really like the art style, music and the concept itself. Only the font is kinda unreadable.

DUDSS says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:17pm

Love the idea. Not many games are set in an industrial revolution era.

jackyjjc says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:08pm

The game looks and sounds great. Love the graphs, atmosphere and the music. I love the industry era and the game feels very historical. However, I find the game a bit unbalanced. Initially I struggled a lot because I could buy licences but I couldn't send things to my capital to sell it. Later i realized I have to borrow money to research and build the railways. In other strategy games I played, taking loan usually is not a necessary thing unless you are trying to expand very fast in the early game but this game makes it a requirement due to the lack to money to start. You can't do anything without railway tech and a railway built. After restarting a few times the game just give up and give me gold and silver next to my starting city which was a nice touch to help the player :) I guess some tuning would make the game a lot easier to get into! Also I found that the research tab cannot be closed in the WebGL version with 16:9 resolution because the close button is invisible for some reason. I had to download the game to play it at the end.

Capitals says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:27pm

Right, I don't know what happened. Looks great, I really would like to play this. However on the web link the research window can't be exited on 1280x720. When I switched resolutions the x button still wouldn't show.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:35pm

I love the aesthetic! It also feels very polished, and was overall a very enjoyable game.

sftrabbit says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Not sure how to get past the "You can move the camera" screen. No keys seem to do anything and I can't see any way to close it.

adsilcott says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:22pm

I can't get past the instruction screen either. Playing the WebGL build and it seems like some of the screen is cut off?

Xakkar says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:28pm

Cool game!!!

Jadernak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:15pm

The font selection was a little unfortunate but there is something about these simulators which always captivates me for a long time. Great game! Would love an expensive option to automatically send to capital.

blubberquark says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:53pm

The Keybinding help window does not fit into my browser. Can't click OK there.

nanimono says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:14am

nice game. i can't play it, but nice game.
new fonts is a big improvent, but you need to think about adaptive UI for differenet resolution.

btw you have paid asset in your sources.

Danae123 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:35am

Of all the games we streamed last night on Twitch, this is the one I had to get back to afterwards to play some more. It took a while to realise I could borrow money, that could have been in the tutorial pop ups. Speaking of which, it felt like a lot of reading to do at once, progressive pop ups (as you click on a city, the research panel, etc) would have been nicer imo.
After a short while, I wished for 'send all' and 'sell all' buttons because I'm lazy that way, but overall really enjoyed your game. Great job :)

holgk says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:13am

Thank you nanimono. I disabled the link to my repo and looking for a way to get make them not public. For anyone who is wandering what this assets were:
- TextMeshPro a tool for displaying fonts in a higher quality
- Script Inpector 3 a Script Editor for Unity
- Unity Standard Assets (it's free)
- CurveLineRender a tool fore displaying lines with rounded edges

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