A downloadable game

A classic tycoon game where the player can explore and upgrade a park while enticing customers to purchase ice cream. Includes an atmospheric scene you can upgrade to raise its appeal and attract more customers with.  The park starts empty and eventually becomes more immersive, appealing and populated as it upgrades.

Timeline of development:
Day 1 - Game idea conceptualization and feasibility test, simple level prototype

Day 2 - Expand on the level, place buildings,props and park upgrades

Day 3 - Created Customers, Behavior tree, Tasks and Navigation functionality

Day 4 - General AI debugging, tweaking, navigation optimization

Day 5 - Polish & Optimization pass, Menu and HUD debugging, optimizing packaging, compression, content & media creation

Game Instructions:

WASD Movement, Mouse to look around, Space to Jump

Pressing "B" brings up the build mode to upgrade the park

Pressing "P" Will quit the game 

Take your time to explore the area, initial sales are slow until you purchase a few upgrades and over time the park transforms to become more immersive and atmospheric .

Hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment below, Tell me what you think, add suggestions, bug reporting or general comments :)

Published 64 days ago
StatusReleased
AuthorGuthix
GenreStrategy
Tagsempire-builder, ice-cream, tycoon

Install instructions

Download file, unzip and play! Included binaries and pre-reqs just to be safe.
Controls are displayed on the main menu.

Download

Download
WillowdaleProductions_IcecreamTycoon.zip 148 MB

Comments

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Not available on windows?

Are you having trouble running it on windows? Download the zip file, unzip it and it should be able to run - it was packaged for windows 64bit

It says on the itch app "Not available on Windows"

If you are using the App it only would download an android version i believe - its packaged for a desktop computer using the browser site to unzip

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The game was fun, even with its brevity. Downloaded using the browser site and played it. Fun game, but again, it was very short (please add more things thanks).

Thanks :D glad you enjoyed it, yea i wished i had time to add more upgrades and management tasks like buying supplies, paying fees and dealing with random events but a lot of work had to be done on core functionality - i did as much as i could in the time frame :)

(Edited 1 time)

Uploaded a new trailer, last one was very choppy and made minutes before the deadline :)

Known bugs i found after submission:

Purchasing "Trash Removal" upgrade actually adds the trash back into the park, this is was because of a String.contains("Garbage") band-aid i used for quick array sorting last minute that flipped visibility settings

Ambience Audio very quiet outside of park bounds, i went a little crazy with the attenuation settings

Audio is very quiet in general - I forgot to calibrate my speakers while i was editing the ambience audio

Pedestrians running very quickly to get ice-cream in waves - I randomized the movement rate of peds on construction, when upgrades are purchased it spawns additional peds and some of them become synchronized track athletes  :p

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THE BEST PARK IN THE CITY! | Ice Cream Tycoon

this game was great! would love to play more of this if more things were added :D i left a few suggestions in the video too :D really awesome job on creating this! 
(Edited 1 time) (+1)

Hey i really enjoyed your review  - Thanks for choosing to cover my submission, I'm glad you had fun :) - I wanted to add many more upgrades and small details like music from the stereo and more upgrades in general, maybe I'll develop it further - overall I'm really happy about how it turned out as i was the sole developer for 5 days and much of the work went into core functionality but it was a blast to work on.  Thanks again hope you enjoyed the jam!

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