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Energy Tycoon

Post by stannol » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:40 pm

Hi all,

Since 4 months we've been working on this game called "Energy Tycoon". Energy Tycoon is a classical tycoon game, where the player builds up and manages an electricity company. You can build 25 different powerplants, resource gathering facilites and company buildings (i.e. research center). You can trade with resources, research new technologies and execute special actions like election bribes, price rigging, etc. There are several different maps (For now: Germany, France, USA) with many missions and a tutorial. All planned features of the game are implemented, altough there still is a considerable amount of polishing, balancing and testing to do. The 3D art is about halfway done. 2D art currently consist mostly of placeholders. (see screenshots)
The game will be released in about 2-3 months as freeware.

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Game: C++ using OGRE, OIS, MyGUI, tinyXML, boost
Tools: Python using Tkinter


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Coal mining

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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by aerique » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:19 pm

Looks awesome!

Is all the GUI I see done with MyGUI?
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by stannol » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:45 pm

aerique wrote:Is all the GUI I see done with MyGUI?
Yes, everything non-3D you see is done with MyGUI, even the floating city names. The charts and the minimap are manually created textures.
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by trnrez » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:15 pm

Looks very awesome! Will definitely give it a whirl when you release it.
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by KungFooMasta » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:37 pm

Wow very cool! In the last screenshot I can't read what the green text is, not sure if thats a good color to use for text, especially on that background. Just my input anyway. :)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by danharibo » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:42 pm

Very nice, I have wasted countless hours playing Transport Tycoon deluxe (and now OpenTTD).
KungFooMasta wrote:Wow very cool! In the last screenshot I can't read what the green text is, not sure if thats a good color to use for text, especially on that background. Just my input anyway. :)
Looks like another victim of .jpg compression.
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by zarfius » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:41 am

I noticed your list of 3rd party libraries doesn't include sound?

Oh and one other thing, I'm all for saving a few bucks but I'd be willing to pay for a game like this if it was polished enough. Are you sure you want to release it as freeware?
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by denreaper » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:24 am

The game looks really cool! I'm really excited about playing it.
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by stannol » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:09 am

zarfius wrote:I noticed your list of 3rd party libraries doesn't include sound?

Oh and one other thing, I'm all for saving a few bucks but I'd be willing to pay for a game like this if it was polished enough. Are you sure you want to release it as freeware?
We will be using irrKlang for audio.

And about the freeware thing, I don't think the sales for this game would be worth mentioning. We mostly created this game out of enthusiasm for tycoon games and to gain experience. Our next game will definitely be commercial though.
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by RizMan » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:02 pm

Hey, I just checked gamedev.net and saw that your game is featured in the IOTD section. What I didn't see is that you made it with OGRE. Really nice. I'm just starting out with Ogre (actually, I'm currently trying to get used to the Linux Build chain, coming from a Windows developer background) so Ogre is not my first priority. Whatever, I just want to say that every time I see another game made with Ogre, I'm more and more obsessed by wanting to get into it as quickly as possible :-)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by Kentamanos » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:21 pm

Looks great! :)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by my.name » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:01 am

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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by kajjjak » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:42 am

Nice, interesting to play this game in "energy high time"s like now :)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by :wumpus: » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:36 am

Pretty cool, interesting theme :)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by altren » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:15 am

Cool! I definitely like what you made with MyGUI :P I want more :D Can you make video?
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by Swinely » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:29 pm

I'm very impressed by this game, looks awesome
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by kneeride » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:00 pm

holy smokes, nice work!

may i ask how you did the shadows? were they pre-rendered or created run-time with ogre? they look really crisp!
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by Lord LoriK » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:11 pm

Hmm... I remember I watched closely this thread a few weeks last year, but I forgot when some months happened and the game was not released. It's a pity, because it looked really good and I was looking forward to play it...
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by tdev » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:32 pm

btw, its available now: http://www.energietycoon.de/
(including source code)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by duststorm » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:47 pm

Cool project, I will check it out.
Kudos for having a linux version! ;)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by scrawl » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:25 pm

Game looks very cool, awesome artwork for a freeware project!

How about making build files for the source releases? CMake is great :) (i don't know which IDE, or build system you are working with, but it also has generators for almost every IDE)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by nec » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:45 pm

Nice work man ;)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by Slappy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Wooow,looks really nice and polished!

Congratz :)
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by Abben » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:20 pm

Always crash at year 4 april 30

-i hope this help debug
-i play on Windows 8
-I modified a game.cfg, just a bit


Best Tycoon Ever !
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Re: Energy Tycoon

Post by nevarim » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:22 am

want to try it :D
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