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Aug 21, 2008 | 9:31 PM EDT

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Most flash "stock market" games revolve around random changes in the stock price capped between a range. This one is different because while Math.random() remains at the heart of the game, the price changes are the result of 10 computer AIs entering orders in response to scripted behaviors.

Features:
- autoscaling candlestick charts with 8 interval options.
- Trade from a long or short position
- 6 player order types
- 10 AI behaviors
- No minimum or maximum price cap-- trading range is created in response to behavior.

The only thing really missing is a soundtrack, but since a trading day lasts up to 6.5 hours, developing a soundtrack that long scared me. :)

Good Luck!

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WarpZoneWarpZone

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I don't really understand what I'm looking at.

It must be an authentic stock-market sim, because no matter what I do, I always come away from it with less money than when I started. Even if I buy low and sell high, I take a bath. Maybe the buttons mean the exact opposite of what I think they mean, or something. I don't know.

As a video game, it's boring because there's only one risk/reward schedule and the interface is ridiculously obfuscated (just like in real-life,) but who knows. Maybe a real day-trader could benefit from training in this way. It certainly sounds like the author did everything he could to create an authentic trading simulation. Though frankly, those trading websites that let you experiment with fake money before you take the plunge are probably better practice.

It's a novel idea and it seems well-implemented, I just don't think I'm the right target audience for it. Giving the author the benefit of the doubt since I'm far from an expert on day-trading, two points off for the boring (but functional) interface.


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AKGameworks responds:

There is a small commission per trade, and market orders are sold at the best bid price and sold at the best ask price. Ask-Bid should never be more than $0.10, but that's enough to lose money and probably what you experienced?

Other than that thank you for a insightful review. You may not have been the target audience, but there is quite a lot of work I need to do to make the game accessable to a wider audience.


kitcerkitcer

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

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Best stock market game ive seen, more realistic than most.


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AKGameworks responds:

Thanks for the feedback! That's what I was going for. :)


xportsxports

Rated 1 / 5 stars

alright...

got a little too complicated for me. and really, the game last for 6.5 hours? your kidding me.
maybe next time, SHORTEN IT, simplify it, add more graphics, simplify it, and you might have a good game. but until then, im going to pass on this one.


AKGameworks responds:

Thanks for your feedback!

I don't think simplifying the game is the answer, but simplifying the interface is definately something I need to do.


iopunderstealthiopunderstealth

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Interesting

It was promising, I wanted to see a little more polish, it looks a little hard on the eyes but if you make things a little more eye catching you may see a huge jump in your ratings. Keep creating!


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AKGameworks responds:

I completely underestimated the importance of visuals in this game! Follow-on versions will have a cleaner and more appealing interface. Thanks for your feedback!