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A jam submission

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you have a tiny little plot of land. you want to expand. do you have the space?
Submitted by whycardboard — 51 minutes, 59 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#23.7863.786
Audio#23.4293.429
Overall#23.3933.393
Theme#34.0004.000
Mood#33.4293.429
Graphics#53.8573.857
Innovation#63.4293.429
Fun#73.4293.429
Humor#171.7861.786

Ranked from 14 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

It's impressive to make a strategy game in such a short time

Submitted(+1)

cool concept and interesting take on the theme, It would be nice if you added a description of the mechanics, it took me a while to pick up on things like the rate of production of factories, and the fact that the forests spread and delete adjacent buildings

Submitted(+1)

Really cool game! Makes you think before you want to make a move about the long goal. :']

Submitted(+1)

Really cool game. Makes you think strategically about what you build. The sprites are also pretty nice and the sound effects are a nice touch. The controls were a little awkward though, wish it used mouse controls instead.

Submitted(+1)

Neat. Loved the music and graphics.

Submitted(+1)

Very tricky little game. Graphics were just as good as I've come to expect from you, and audio was good as well. There was a bit of delay between when the song ended and when the next loop started, and the sound effects were a little harsh, but nothing too major. The gameplay itself was pretty challenging, it definitely required careful planning, impressive for a game made so quickly. Good job, keep it up!

Developer

thank you for the feedback! the delay after the music was supposed to transition into another song, but i only managed to finish the one track. time crunch -_- . as for the sound effects, i agree, they are a little strong. need to tone them down a bit next time. thank you!

Submitted(+1)

At first I thought that it's another idle builder game. Never have I been so wrong! 

I was really surprised when I failed the first time. Unlike similar games, this one does require some careful planning. 

It looks and feels and plays great and well-polished. I am trully amazed how you managed to develop all of it in 48 hours. Really well done!

On the improvement side though, it seemed rather slow, Control button for cancelling was a bit inconvenient and some general instructions and descriptions of buildings would help.

Developer

all of your improvement suggestions were on my list of things to add: fast forward buttons, control settings, and descriptions. if i get around to it, maybe a post jam version might come out o_o. really happy you enjoyed the game!

Submitted(+1)

Neat.

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Very fun, relaxing game! Wish there was a speed up button or maybe even a threat (though I doubt that was the feel you were going for.) Wish

there was a secret for reaching max people! If you want you can play my and Mr.FluffyFoley's game here: https://c0d3d.itch.io/discord-jam2-wip.

Developer

now that you mention a threat, i kinda feel tempted to add one in there... don't know what it would be though. thank you for the feedback and for playing!