In the world of video games, some of us are very, very happy to play a game that looks like a spreadsheet. On the other hand, game designers spend a lot of time designing systems in spreadsheets.To his students, Alexander King, a game design professor at the New York University Game Center A task: Make a prototype game that exists in a spreadsheet.
One of the projects was designed by design student Jordan Grayson, called Dividends & Decay: Accounting for the Damned, and it was somewhere between jokes about my favorite game genre and actual examples of my favorite game genre. Described like this: “Play as an undead accountant and manage the evil spreadsheet of a necromancer!”
[Dividends & Decay by Jordan Grayson @jrdngrysn]Play as the undead accountant to manage the evil spreadsheet of the Necromancer! https://t.co/XZGmKa7SmD pic.twitter.com/o8RU68E9UnDecember 22, 2021
You only need to copy a copy of Google Sheet to play this game for free. In it, you can balance the books of an evil army by processing the log entries that appear. fight? Balance the account book to calculate the missing device, and then sign the received device. The evil tyrant provides some weapons for the goblin resistance? Subtract these from the total. Steal potion from the elves? Add these to the inventory, but remember, we didn’t pay for them at all.
Of course, make sure that everything is balanced in the end.
This is a weird little thing, it’s just a prototype that doesn’t take much time, but I am sure it is amused by it.You can try Dividends & Decay via Jordan Grayson’s itch.io page.