I Am Technician Continue Development?

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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.

The Idea

I Am Technician
‘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.jeffery98@gmail.com 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

The Prototype

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


Omiya Games says …
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:51pm

Oh, no, it’s Octodad all over again.

Oh sure, I can repair computers in real-life. But this? It’s like I lost all my cartilage.

Which is rather funny.


pjimmy says …
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:53pm

beautiful game, original, awkward and challenging. Well done


PIXEL^3 says …
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:42am

It’s very fun physics game that in someways teaches you about computers. Many laughs were had. It might have been better if you removed the time limit and just let the players screw around as much as they want.

-AlucardX60


Dec 15, 2014 @ 6:17am

Once you understand how to play I Am Technician, it’s really quite fun — though not entirely knowing how to play might give it a larger fun factor than intended. It’s not necessarily frustrating to not know how to play, as fooling around with the physics will entertain you for at least a little while.

After watching the tutorial video at least 5 times, I did my best to memorize all the information needed to play, and went back in again. I managed to fix several computers by the end, wherein I lost my screwdriver and couldn’t figure out how to get it back until I was told to press the “S” key. Too many people also store cats in their PC towers — that may not be healthy for the cats.

I’d love to see this as a fully-realized game, adding on tasks such as dusting out the computer, installing fans and PSU’s and other components, and perhaps removing more junk than just kittens from the PC towers. Maybe make the customers irate if you take too long? Different sorts of customers with different temperaments? Lots of potential here.

Very ambitious for a LD game. I enjoyed myself whilst playing this one, quite a bit! Great job! 😀


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.

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