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Bunker Down 2030

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Jun 15, 2014 | 4:53 PM EDT
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In the year 2030, rolling blackouts, telecommunication disruptions, and rumors of targeted viruses being released cause a rush on supermarkets and gun sales to skyrocket.
Preppers go underground….it’s time to….BUNKER DOWN!

Manage your resources, survive paranoia, breakdowns, and food shortages, and make prudent choices to survive in the BUNKER.

Will the world still be there when you emerge?

Controls: Supports Mouse and Touch

Created for the Construct 2 Game Jam “Future 2030”

UPDATE - Fixed Bug which caused additional deductions if clicking above the "Click To Continue" Button during a Choice Event.

UPDATE - Optimized for better performance on Safari and mobile.

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Rated 2 / 5 stars

Survived to Week 30 on my first go, but I only had about ten Morale left. I don't feel good having 'beat' this game, because it felt more like luck than strategy or survival.

The events triggered in this game are far too plentiful. I only had one "uneventful week", and it was not useful for resource management. It seems like you had the beginnings of an idea to increase the number of survivors in the bunker, but then you abandoned it. Unfortunately, you left out that mechanic without adjusting the rest of the game for it. So the game increases sharply in difficulty each turn, but the player's ability to combat this always stays at Level 1. It's fake difficulty. The game penalizes the player very heavily without also giving the player any way to overcome the challenge. Even in notoriously difficult games like Dark Souls, you are given better weaponry and level upgrades in order to prepare against the challenges present.

Not that this game is anything at all like Dark Souls, but it certainly feels like you were going for that kind of steep difficulty curve.

It isn't being weak or "babying" the player of a game to give them more ways to meet the challenges you throw at them. It's basic game making. It's not YOU who decides if the player can beat your game...that's the player's job. If you want to make a strategy survival sim, there has to be strategy in it.

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KoberGirl responds:

Thanks for the feedback. I was purposely trying to ramp up difficulty so that the game became less about balancing resources and more about about staving off off the inevitable. I do want to add the ability to recruit new workers and upgrade the bunker in the future. I learned alot creating this game for the jam so now I can build on the basic structure and add more complex gameplay features.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Not bad but woul be alot better if there wasn't an event every week so you had a chance at keeping up with demand. or even the option of upgrading the floors to increase their production.

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KoberGirl responds:

Agreed. Upgrading the bunker and recruiting new workers are some next steps I plan to work on.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

definitely has potential, but its to hard something happens every week, i could never really build up my supplies.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

An excellent resource management simulator. I was super excited when I saw the production quality of the intro, and it certainly did not disappoint.

KoberGirl responds:

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. I learned alot making this game and hope to improve it and add more complex gameplay in future versions.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

It seems like a general concept, however I feel theres one problem
The difficulty curve is
1. Unstemable
2. Unbearable
3. Outrageous
No matter what you do, there is always an event that seems to take all of your resources
This would be okay, if your people had a way to keep the resources up there
But since you have to input 2 into one resource in order to even TRY to keep up with the demands, that doesn't leave much else
And there is no way to improve it either, for you are stuck with just the four survivors
If there was a way to increase survivors, I would rate it much higher

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KoberGirl responds:

The more survivors you put on the same floor the more resources you generate. It is about staving of the inevitable. But I agree and hope to build on the foundation gameplay I have and work on more features like upgrades to the bunker and recruiting new workers. Thanks for the feedack!