This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-02-14 12:00:00 to 2017-04-14 10:30:00. View results
I tend to find that enjoyable tycoon games are hard to come across, at least in my personal opinion. Where some people enjoy playing hours upon hours of Rollercoaster Tycoon, Football Manager, and The Sims. I've always been more drawn to games like Game Dev Tycoon, YouTuber's Life, and AdVenture Capitalist, lots of replayability, customization, and choices to do what you want.
This jam is about bringing out the ideas and possibilities of simulation/tycoon games and adding more to what's out there. Developers are recommended to try and think of fun, unique game mechanics and interesting settings. Some examples may be: An AdVenture Capitalist inspired Dungeon Manager where you kill adventurer's who have decided to take on your lair, and hire monsters or create traps to beat them for you.
Or a tycoon game where you play a writer who has to tackle getting their work out there and recognised, they could write books, blog posts, or fan-fiction. They might have to spend time advertising and interacting with people, or kiss ass to more popular writers to get noticed, all in a YouTuber's Life style gameplay.
Hell if you wanted you could be a demon running the underworld and you have to make areas for different types of sinners, punishing them appropriately, if you do a bad job people might try to rebel.
The possibilities are endless and I can't wait to see and play what people come up with!
There will be a plethora of categories for which games can win.