Although, I found the citation penalties were too soft, you could actually just stamp everything without looking and still make $70-80 each day after deductions. Also, it turns out that paying penalties is as optional as the rent, and as a result I managed to get $815 in savings at the end of the 8 days, with all of my family "OK".
There wasn't even any consequences for doing so, the only people that went on to cause trouble had legitimate documents anyway...
This is a good point and something I never thought to try. I'll probably end the game after 5 penalties or something.
Finally, if you play the game through again and try refusing those Kolchians entry, it becomes pretty obvious that the game is forcing you to let one through...
I don't have to make the paperwork actually Kolechian, which might help. But really there are certain scripted things that will play out the same each time no matter what. A proper endless mode separate from the story mode should help with replayability.
Perhaps instead of deducting money continually, after 4-5 penalties the day ends prematurely due to the immigration inspector needing "counseling".
Yup, that sounds good.
Oh, and the end-of-day tally is buggy for me and a friend, and text appears over the button to go to the next day. Do you think that implementing a scrollbox for that would help?
I hate scroll boxes but I'll figure something out. Maybe drop to a smaller font if there are too many items.
And last thing! Will there be hotkeys to easily navigate through documents?
I'm not too crazy about keyboard shortcuts and I'm not even sure how that would work to navigate documents. I've thought about simplifying this aspect of the game a couple times, but shuffling things around is a pretty critical element of game's mechanics. Right now you can use the space bar to toggle inspection mode and I'm thinking to add right-click to inspect+highlight in one go.New Build, Not Exciting
I finally broke down and made a new build with minor fixes. There was a rare game-stopping bug on day 2 that someone helped me track down and I got tired of explaining that the day 3 no-papers guy was not a bug, just bad design. Curious to see if my brilliant solution works.BETA 0.5.7 - GRAB IT HERE
- Added better hints for day 3 missing-papers guy
- Fixed progression stopping bug on day 2
- Fixed penalty after correcting mistaken visit duration
- Updated bird logo. Now with screaming
- Fixed clickable Rent/Penalties on night screen