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    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    In The Beginning - BenW - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Not the best gameplay but I think the sound is nice. The game ends whether you want it to or not after 5 minutes. Please send any feedback to benjaminw@gmail.com.

    How to play:
    Build the earth as you see fit. No other goal than to make the planet you want.

    Hold right mouse to pan
    Middle mouse is zoom.
    Click a segment of the world to build.
    Pick up item drops to get more stuff to build.
    You can change your currently selected item using the left menu.

    View BenW's journal. | View all entries by BenW

    Ratings

    Coolness100%
    #37Audio3.71
    #102Theme3.71
    #183Graphics3.49
    #208Mood3.09
    #384Innovation3.04
    #498Overall2.86
    #586Humor1.93
    #705Fun2.30

    Comments

    jeroenimooo says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:22pm

    I have ruind the world ;p http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16586106/Crap/houses.png
    Was fun to play

    Jigxor says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:09pm

    The audio was really great! How many LD entries can say that they've got voice-acting!

    I'm not sure if there was meant to be a 'message' behind this game, but I liked the way that I managed to get the world with only houses left.

    Really nice work. I enjoyed it :)

    BenW says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:29pm

    There's no message behind it. I'm actually an atheist. I just thought that the creation story was a perfect match for the theme.

    jeffz says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:26am

    nice work, liked the music, gameplay could probably do with some progression... disaster or something

    SpaceToaster says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:31am

    @jeroenimooo - HAHA same, the human in me just wan't to wipe everything out and put a house on it. Strange when you think about it. Could just as easily gone for all trees...

    This is just BEGGING for some sort of mechanic. I hope you take this prototype and expand it!

    Them Games says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:39am

    Interesting video toy but not really a game, too bad, it runs smoothly and is very niely put together, the audio especially!

    VDOgamez says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:14am

    I couldn't really figure out any gameplay to it. What was the goal, exactly?

    BenW says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:40pm

    There's no real goal. It's honestly more of a toy than a game at this point(Will Wright would be proud). I'm thinking of expanding it and doing a post compo version.

    kibertoad says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:47pm

    The game could certainly use some additional features and actual gameplay, but as it is, it's a nice and relaxing experience, even though not a very long-lasting one.

    Post-compo edition would be great :)

    HeuGamer says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:14am

    I liked it. Wasn't a game althought, but still fun to mess around with.

    omaha says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:58am

    i listened to the music but couldn't get the game to run on my mac. soundtrack was excellent. wish i had something like that in my game.

    uberneen says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:58am

    Neat idea here, it has a lot of potential.

    robcozzens says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:26am

    I would have played it if there was a Web or OSX version.

    umwgmc says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:31am

    Interesting gameplay. I like how it's very sandboxy. It's unfortunate in my opinion that there aren't any game goals except to make your own planet. Could be a plus for some, but I personally need some kind of goal to fuel me.

    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:39am

    Definitely more of a toy than a game, but it looks to be a great basis for an interesting game. There's something very soothing about 'growing' items on the planet and it has a clean, fresh look to it. ^_^

    Dracir says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:50am

    I like it :), it's fun.
    I can see some potentials, it would be fun to have stuff that combines or life that used the world you created. Much much more :)

    Fireblend says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:38am

    Really liked the concept! Even though it might be a toy right now, I could see it evolving into a pretty fun game. I liked the simplicity of it, and the music was indeed pretty relaxing. Good job!

    envy3d says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:25am

    Interesting demo. I took me a while to realize that there was no game to it. At least I got to enjoy the music!

    Jezzamon says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:09am

    looks interesting... would've liked to play it except I have a mac. :C

    Vic says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:04am

    Hey BenW, I like your game a lot! Ok, maybe there is no win/lose condition, but you did everything really great. From the intro building up to the game, to the music and the graphics. It is a very relaxing experience, definitely worth expanding!

    triplefox says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:20am

    Great presentation! I can imagine a few ways to add depth or strategy to this.

    Jan Willem says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:37am

    Good mood and sounds. Not very fun, but the concept is good.

    rvmook says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:30am

    I liked the concept to bad there isn't much more to it then this. It would've been cool to be able to combine different building blocks to create a new one.

    bitslap_ says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:52pm

    Nice idea, no definit goal so i just played around and built as many houses as possible. =)

    pighead10 says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:10pm

    Shame there was no real gameplay. The audio and graphics were good.

    BomberGames says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:26pm

    It would be cooler if the world could expand and maybe have people on it, cool idea though!

    Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:35pm

    The only bad note: no goal.
    Otherwise good job. Clean graphics, charming audio (with nice voice acted intro) and the game is fun to toy with. :)

    tcstyle says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:04pm

    It's a pity this game lacks a goal. The basic idea is very nice. So there is potential to make this a real game. The music is great.

    deejorg says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 3:27pm

    Very enjoyable :)

    ChainedLupine says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 12:19am

    Not really much of a game, but I agree, very nice audio and presentation values!

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