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December 5th-8th, 2014

Mini LD #19

Mini LD #19, hosted by Jolle.

Theme: Industry | Rules

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Industrymld19 - samel - Competition Entry

Here we are! My game was started on Saturday at more or less 10:00 and finished right now on Sunday at 23:00.

It's a play by email game, so you don't have to download any executable, just send and receive emails 8)

You can get the following help in html format [with a better impagination] in your email inbox just by sending an email with "help" as the body to [email protected]

-- Game help ---

Industry MiniLD#19
Story

Take your company to the top, annihilate other player in the market!

In this play-by-email game you have to deal with your company: hire and fire worker, choose what to produce based on what's going on in the market and keep an eye on the capital.

If you don't have enought cash to pay your worker your company will go bankrupt.

Each day you'll receive an email with a detailed report on the market state.

Each company on server [email protected] start with 10 worker and a capital of 1000

Each day all worker procuce a unit of the company product and get payed 1 each. Produced goods goes to the stock

On the market there are a number of company [half the number of player] that will buy goods daily. Each company will buy 3 different product.
A seller company [a player company] is choosen randomly and can sell up to the stock quantity. This process is repeated until the buyer get the desired quantity of goods or until there are no more seller of the right product.
If the buyer reach the quantity of good he is looking for, the next day he'll increase his demand. Otherwise his demand will decrase.
Products you can produce
ALCOHOL, BOOKS, CARS, CIGARETTES, CLOTHES, COMPUTERS, CONSOLES, FRUIT, MEAT, PETROL, TOYS, WEAPONS,

Try to start with a product where you have less competitors so you can start easly. You can check the market status with the command REPORT [see Rules]
Rules

To play you can send email to [email protected] with the desired command.

You can control your company with the following command:
NEW

With this command you can create a new account to play the game. You can create only one account per email and each company name must be unique. If this action is successful or unsuccessful you will receive an email with a report.

Command exemple:

new Samel Company TOYS

This command create a company named "Samel Company" associated to the sender email. The company will produce TOYS
You can produce: ALCOHOL, BOOKS, CARS, CIGARETTES, CLOTHES, COMPUTERS, CONSOLES, FRUIT, MEAT, PETROL, TOYS, WEAPONS,

Successful report

User created correctly : name SAMEL COMPANY, product TOYS

Unsuccessful report

Error creating user : duplicated name [SAMEL COMPANY], duplicated email [YOUR EMAIL HERE] or wrong product [TOYS]
DEL

With this command you can delete your account.

Command exemple:

del Samel Company

This command wil delete "Samel Company" if it's associated with the sender email

Successful report

User deleted correctly : name SAMEL COMPANY

Unsuccessful report

Error deleting user : name SAMEL COMPANY, email YOUR EMAIL HERE
HIRE

With this command you can hire an ammount of worker.

Command exemple:

hire 10

With this command your company will hire 10 workers

Successful report

Hired 10 worker

Unsuccessful report

Error hireing 10 worker, no enought capital
FIRE

With this command you can fire an ammount of worker.

Command exemple:

fire 10

With this command your company will fire 10 workers

Successful report

Fired 10 worker

Unsuccessful report

Error fireing 10 worker, no enought capital
PRODUCE

With this command you can change your company production.

Command exemple:

produce MEAT

With this command your company production will change to MEAT

Successful report

Production changed to MEAT

Unsuccessful report

Error changing production to MEAT not enought capital
HELP

With this command you will receive this document in your email.

Command exemple:

help

Successful report

This document in your inbox
REPORT

With this command you will receive a market report even if you are not playing.

Command exemple:

report

Successful report

A market report in your inbox
Just send an email to
[email protected]
to start the game
C-YA IN THE MARKET!

A game by Samel �© 2010

REPLAY TO COMMENT

austinbreed says ...

"I really love how you had the guts to put together something like this. If you consider doing anything else like this in the future, maybe create a faster phased online tabletop game style game in an IRC chat."

I can setup a faster game if you wish, i can change the product type , the starting capital, the starting workers and some other variables if you/people like.

Let me say, 1 turn every 6 hours? 1 turn every hour? Let's play in the "Black market" ? Starting with a gang of 50 people ? Selling drugs and weapon? 8pppp

Let me know if someone wants a specific game, we can create it!

"jolle says ...

Well this is certainly different. I think the play by e-mail (ironically, since it also seems so simple -- just send e-mail) makes it a larger investment to get into. I think it's ambitious. I'd love to see some kind of (more user friendly) persistent multiplayer game in the future in a LD (a real one, where there's much more participants).

Anyhow, I can't really judge yet since it takes some time to play I reckon, but I'm giving it a go and we'll see by the end of the week."

I'm very interested in this, can you explain me the first part of the message? First of all "more user friendly" so i cane improve it and the base code to make even better game.
Second "I'd love to see some kind of persistent multiplayer game in the future in a LD (a real one, where there's much more participants)" because i've made the game ... but it's up to you to play it 8))))
I'd love to improve the game, make it better, user frendly, add feature and have have more participants. Any comment is welcome!

"Tozy says ...

Does it take long to respond my mails? How should I start? I sended a mail with "help", other with "report" and im tring with "new ..." now."

Your email was not in the right format [help followed by tabs and space], i've fixed it and now you should receive the help email.
I've to add a less strict email checker.

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Comments (archive)

austinbreed says ...

I really love how you had the guts to put together something like this. If you consider doing anything else like this in the future, maybe create a faster phased online tabletop game style game in an IRC chat.

rik says ...

I'm not sure this really fits in the competition, and I really don't know how to score something like this, so I hate to abstain here, sorry.

Tozy says ...

Does it take long to respond my mails? How should I start? I sended a mail with "help", other with "report" and im tring with "new ..." now.
Edit: Well, nothing really works for me.

jolle says ...

Well this is certainly different. I think the play by e-mail (ironically, since it also seems so simple -- just send e-mail) makes it a larger investment to get into. I think it's ambitious. I'd love to see some kind of (more user friendly) persistent multiplayer game in the future in a LD (a real one, where there's much more participants).

Anyhow, I can't really judge yet since it takes some time to play I reckon, but I'm giving it a go and we'll see by the end of the week.

--

Some comments after having tried it. I sort of like it. It is pretty neat to get a report and just send off a command and just do that once a day. It would have been nice if the report included the possible commands at the bottom of the mail so it'd be easier to respond with a command. I also would have liked non-html formatted e-mail, because I don't use a client that displays html. Regarding the game, the hire/change production actions seems fine, but perhaps demand could have worked in some other way.


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