This is an ultra-minimalist city-builder made for the GMTK Jam 2022 ! Roll dices that control what kind of block you can build, place them, then roll again !

Warning. The executable version has been tested more than the web version, and might be more stable. 

Controls

Move camera. W A S D (Z Q S D on azerty keyboards)

Rotate camera. Q E

Zoom. Scrollwheel

Grab / Drop dice. Short click

Place dice. Long click

Roll new dice. Space

Restart. Hold R

Hide UI. H

Blocks

Blue blocks are residential buildings. They start with 1 population.

Orange blocks are "relaxing". Every residential block within their influence (neighbors and neighbors' neighbors) gain 2 population.

Purple blocks are transports. Every neighbor to a purple block is considered a neighbor to every other purple block.

Objective

There is no losing condition. Take your time. Each map has a set number of building spots, so the game ends when you filled all of them, or when you've had enough. Try to have the most population possible !

Jam

The theme of the jam was "Roll of the Dice". It was implemented in the idea that dice decide what kind of block you can build. In an effort to keep the dice feeling like dice, they keep their physics, which allow the player to cheat with a bit of effort, by pushing one die with another for example. Since the game is made to be calm and simple, this is not a problem.

Things I would add

  • A simple modding system : right now my maps are simple textures, with white pixels representing ground and black pixels representing sea. It would not be very difficult to add custom maps loading.
  • A bette menu. I had to make one at the very end.
  • Different building types, dice variation.
  • Moving stuff. Vehicles, birds, whales.

Thank you !

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Release date 81 days ago
AuthorVictor Fanton
GenrePuzzle
Made withUnity
TagsCity Builder, Colorful, Game Maker's Toolkit Jam, Minimalist, Simple
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial

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Dicey City - Windows.zip 30 MB

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