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[Dec. 15th, 2013|07:57 pm]
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I made a super simple little game today for Ludum Dare for the heck of it, even though I started super late, on the principle that making a thing is better than not trying:
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-28/
https://bitbucket.org/jcreed/ld28
play at
http://jcreed.org/ld28

It turned out not very fun I think, not just because I didn't flesh out a lot of the occupations much (which I didn't) but because the interaction between the first and second halves of the game is too cryptic/unpredictable.

There's something I kind of like about the tension of forcing the player to just hold down the mouse button for a long time (kind of how Candy Box and A Dark Room pressure you into waiting for long periods of real, wall-clock time) but I didn't get much out of it in the end.

Anyway, as they say, not a failed experiment, but a successful experiment with a negative outcome.
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[User Picture]From: chrisamaphone
2013-12-16 03:28 am (UTC)

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i like this.
[User Picture]From: jcreed
2013-12-16 03:38 am (UTC)

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thanks!
[User Picture]From: chrisamaphone
2013-12-16 06:31 am (UTC)

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aka fantasy my life
[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2013-12-16 05:03 am (UTC)

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I liked it, too!

Also, I stayed in school well past 30 and was still at "Empathy 0". Heh.

Edited at 2013-12-17 03:45 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: _tove
2013-12-16 05:03 am (UTC)

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I like everything that I am seeing, but I am curious if it is possible to not be eaten by a nebu right out of school. (Is this just a cautionary tale about never leaving school?)
[User Picture]From: chrisamaphone
2013-12-16 06:18 am (UTC)

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make sure not to release right away when you click on a job
From: rehana
2013-12-16 06:08 pm (UTC)

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It's cute, but it's weird that years can go by with nothing happening.
[User Picture]From: jcreed
2013-12-16 09:44 pm (UTC)

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I, uh... I feel that way sometimes.
From: rehana
2013-12-17 12:50 am (UTC)

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Not even a nap in the park? :)