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A jam submission

Useless Printer SimulationView game page

Can you become the GOD of printing?
Submitted by evoelise — 16 hours, 29 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Sounds - Did sound make the game better?#102.3942.714
Overall#122.7723.143
Creativity - Was the idea good?#123.2763.714
Appearance - How were the graphics/art?#142.6463.000
Fun - Did you have a good experience?#142.3942.714
Functionality - Did it work, were there any major bugs?#153.1503.571

Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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HostSubmitted

Like cookie clicker but with some more depth and a funnier theme.  The initial slowness of the printer can be kind of frustrating but it seems like that's the point. Nice!

Developer
The initial slowness of the printer can be kind of frustrating but it seems like that's the point. 

Yes kind of - one of the goals of the game is to make it print faster. But I can see that this detracts from the staring experience and could turn player off from the game.

Thanks for the review

Submitted (4 edits)

A simple incremental clicker game. Just really, really slow-paced. I think this game could actually be pretty entertaining, if you would make it faster. Also the printer-sound has a really annoying click in it. I lost interest after getting two upgrades to printer speed and then getting bottlenecked by lack of toner. Which is a shame, because I think this game might actually have potential to be entertaining if you could make the onboarding phase more motivating.

Developer (2 edits)

Thanks for the review.

You can get the printer going really fast by the top level upgrade for printer speed, it starts at 15 seconds to print and you can get it up to 1 second printing. 

I know what you mean about the printer click - it's a real printer sample they make that sound - but that click is chopped off at for the higher printer speed levels so higher printer speeds are more pleasant on the ears.

But as you have seen you can't go all in on printer speed upgrades as if you do you will start running out of paper and toner, so you have to balance those too. And to prevent running out of toner and paper, oil and wood upgrades are needed too. 

I think you are correct though we could have done a better job of balancing and also eased the user in a bit better.

Submitted

I don't have Windows, so I can't try your game, sorry :(

Developer

"OMG! It's seriously worth getting Windows just for this game !!!!111!!!" - Bill Gates