As I sit to write this episode about the game’s Events system, the words of Dale Carnegie come to mind. 🤔
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
From the beginning, we knew that because of the nature of Business Heroes, the game ran the risk of being an overly serious management game.
And we certainly didn’t want that. 😒
So, we introduced the Events system to enhance your excitement and entertainment while playing the game.
You can think of it like the news media in real life. Except that the news it delivers is improbable to happen in real life.
As you grow your food truck business, you will have to adapt and make quick decisions in response to these very unrealistic events. 😆
Design & Implementation
We divided the events into two categories, Good and Bad. Each day, the system generates a random number 🔢 that determines the chances of an event occurring the following day. 🌄
Depending on the number, the outcome can be a good event, no event, or a bad event.
In general, the system leans towards good events. We did that because the goal of the system is enjoyment, not frustration.
The news section pops up whenever there’s a new event, and you can select your preferred news channel from three choices.
Your selection determines the category of event you get.
Each event spans from a minimum of 1 day to a maximum of 10 days. For example, the event below is a 50% sale on all Upgrades that will last for 1 day.
Both event categories have 5 levels each. These levels determine the effect and frequency of the event. A level 2 good event has less positive effects on your business compared to a level 5 event, and is likely to happen more frequently than a level 5 event.
The same is true for bad events.
We also designed the system in such a way that the probability of getting a Level 1 or 2 event is higher than that of levels 3, 4, and 5.
The image below shows that the probability of occurrence of a Level 1 good event is 26/40 as against 2/40 for a Level 4 good event.
The events cause a percentage increase or decrease in a wide range of statistics, all of which are listed below:
For displayed stats, you can always see the event effect and duration in their tooltips.
Events can range from a massive discount on upgrades to the Nation discovering a cure for cancer.
Here are a few examples:
If you have crazy ideas about other events we can add to the Events system, we’d love to read about them. 🕺
You can send in your ideas by responding to this email with them.
The events system is an exaggerated, gamified version of business reality designed to boost fun and enjoyment. We hope it adds to your overall experience of the game.
And that’s a wrap for today, Cheers 🥂
Don’t forget to Wishlist the game if you haven’t: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1429080/Business_Heroes_Food_Truck_Simulation/
Live Long and Prosper 👋,
Kunal & the team