It has been almost five months since ‘I Am Technician’ has been released reaching just over 3,000 plays, some of those plays have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube attracting more players. I feel for a three day prototype ‘I Am Technician’ has attracted quite a large audience with almost no advertising. As ‘I Am Technician’ was created for a game jam it was published on ludumdare.com as well as itch.io, I haven’t put any other effort into advertising it. That’s why I’m reaching out to you, the public.
If this blog interests people about the potential of ‘I Am Technician’, it will help me determine whether to further develop ‘I Am Technician’ and release it on Steam. Now hold on yes, you can play the prototype here but that’s not all I want ‘I Am Technician’ to be. What is it you want it to be then you ask? well let me give you a brief on the idea behind ‘I Am Technician’ I mean that is why you’re here.
‘I Am Technician’ is currently a physics based simulation game (Prototype) but I want it to be more than just a typical simulation game. If the development is continued I want to make it a Simulation/ Tycoon game. How could you make a Simulation game also a Tycoon game you ask? Easy. The game is going to follow a story, but it’s going to be your own personal story.
Here’s how it’s going to work, you’re going to start out working in your garage removing viruses and fixing customers computers for minimal pay but as you progress you’re going to be able purchase you own stores, stock and advertisements. Continually progressing allowing you to fix more complex and difficult technology such as repairing Laptops, Phones, Desktops to even building personal desktops specified to the customers needs and wants. In all it should be a fun experience.
But that’s not all because I am basing this off of my experience whilst working as a computer technician (But in a fun and quirky way) it’s going to teach you a little bit about the insides of computers as well. How you ask? Well since this is also a simulation game you’re going to need to repair the computers your self. The task might seem hard at first but it’s actually quite easy to get the hang of. There will be in game instructions and tutorials on how to repair the computer because you will be repairing them as if they were real computers.
I would also like input from everyone about what features to add to ‘I Am Technician’. Here are the list of ideas that I have that I will be adding into the public version, but it would really help me if you tell me which ideas you don’t like or if you have any additional ideas you’d like me to explore. You can contact me via email @Mitchell.firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @mutch95
- Random events etc. robbery’s and system failures
- Selling stock and ordering stock
- Store upgrading and advertising
- In game tutorials and how-to’s for computer repairs
As I said before I have made a prototype of the game within a 3 day game jam. I know there are flaws in it like the controls and the difficulty but like I said before, it will be more adaptable if the games development is continued so I don’t want you having second thoughts about the game, after all a prototype is just a prototype not a final product it’s meant to have flaws found so they can be mended.
What Others Have Said About The Prototype
What Can You Do To Help?
All I need you to do is publicise this blog, make it get some attention. Share it with your friends and family who you think may enjoy it. Click that like and share button. Heck write your own blog about this blog if you feel that may help.
Also check out this short video I’ve compiled from a few of the YouTube gameplay’s of the prototype.