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

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Nile Ale

by adrian09_01 - Jam Entry

OVERVIEW
In Nile Ale you're an owner of a temple beer brewery in Ancient Egypt. Brew beer and sell it to people. Hire more slaves... err, workers, produce more beer. Build your Ancient Egypt beer empire!

CONTROLS
Arrows - choose options
X - open menu, hold to choose options in action menu, press to choose options in other menus

GETTING STARTED FAQ
For some people that have trouble getting into the game.
http://www.writeurl.com/text/mvkiy4h2ojzz7lqgbiqb/iyk7bocpku2pdguet31j

ITCH.IO PAGE
You can now donate and support the retelling/sequel - Nile Ale +:
https://adrian09-01.itch.io/nile-ale

TIPS
Don't forget to give a raise to your workers.
Beer quality depends on some proportion ratios. Guess them and you'll be fine.
Don't forget to upgrade your beer level in the Upgrades menu.
Don't hire too many workers.

CREDITS
Made by adrian09_01. Keyboard handler by Adam Sporka, available here http://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=3367

Downloads and Links


Comments

monetai says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:03pm

At the first run I ended making beer with only water.. it's healthier, but I somewhat miss the point =) at second run I saw the upgrade menu and the game became more fun!! a good egyptian beer tycoon!! beer/20

Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:49pm

Oh man. I love homebrew, Pico-8, and ancient Egypt, so this is a total perfect storm.

I wish there were some hints about the ratios. It's a little daunting for me jumping right in. Any chance a "getting started" FAQ might be in the works?

BluShine says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:49am

After a few tries, I managed to make it to year 2 month 6 before going out of business. I discovered a few of the ratios, but I experimented too much and eventually ran out of goods.

The game already gives a decent amount of feedback, but I can't help but wish for a little more, even if it was vague (or maybe written in hieroglyphics). Like, if something is waaaay off (10x too much water), a hint about that would be good. It was fun to sell 100% pure water beer, though.

Oh, and the graphics, UI, and sounds were all great.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:25am

Looks really cool but the controls freak out on me. When I open the menu it moves to the next level most of the time no matter what I do.

Like x is checked every frame or period of time or something.

It seems interesting, though.

colapolka says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:52am

This is glorious.

I'm a big tycoon nerd, so I'm a little bit biased. But this might be the coolest entry I've seen thus far. Graphics and overall style are superb. Fitting a tycoon game - including a readable and decent UI - in 128x128 pixels is a feat on its own.

The only thing I have to criticize are the controls. It seems rather unintuitive to me to hold the button for the interface instead of just opening it with a single press. Further, the controlls inside of the brewing tab are way to sensitive.

Nonetheless, this is an amazing game and I would love to see further development on this one!

qikcik says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:13pm

Good game , good graphics and sound, fresh idea , :D but the controls freak out on me :P

Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:16pm

Very interesting game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36 games, if you’d like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/VSGUm6oLKPM

monkeybit29 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:49pm

not really my cup of tea, perhaps it may be because i had a tough time to understand it, but it looks nice, and I feel like if you started simpler and built up to this, it would be a much stronger game, nice job!

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