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Startup CliX: RC1 with Private Games & Mobile UI

kayis profile image K Updated on ・2 min read

Tomorrow I'll be off to a festival, so I tried to get a first playable version ready today. If I don't die of intoxication over the weekend I'd polish it a little bit more and fix bugs before final submission.

It isn't pretty, but at least it works... I think :D

Known Bugs

  • the back-end sends round:end after it calculated your new capital, this can lead to sales that come it before the round:end event hits the client, but aren't counted on the back-end anymore.

Code: https://github.com/kay-is/startup-clix
Demo: https://kay-is.github.io/startup-clix/

Private Games

Trying to test games isn't easy if you are joining random games all the time. So I added a private mode.

You enter your name and a maximum player amount and start a private game, then you can share a link with your friends.

If your maximum player amount is reached the game starts.

Gameplay

Everyone gets $30000 capital.

You wait for the first round, click as fast as you can and ship your product.

The value of your product is something like clicks/time until submission, so more clicks per second yield better results, but shipping too early could result in not enough clicks etc.

End of the round everyone loses $5000 because of the burn rate.

If someone loses all their capital, they're removed from the game.

If only one player is left, they win the game.

Mobile UI

Changed some widths and changed the display of the player-list, now it should work on mobile too.

Architecture

I made a graphic of the architecture. It's missing a new function I recently added, but overall I think it's correct.

architecture

Next

When I find the time next week, I'd like to replace the buttons with a Tinder-like swipe-card. So you can tap for the clicks and swipe up to sell.

Also, some UI changes could be communicated much better, you see when a round ends or starts, but the capital change isn't very prominent.

Also the end of the game is currently rather ... anticlimactic :/

Waiting for you're reports, hurr~ XD

-- EDIT --

Added some sound-effects.

Discussion (3)

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ItsASine (Kayla)

a Tinder-like swipe-card

Dat capitalism 😎

It's looking good! I'd swipe right on it.

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Avalander

Looks awesome, man! I really like the look and feel and the game is fun to play!

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K Author

Thanks!

adding sounds made much difference, haha

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