Trimmer Tycoon started as a game jam game, thrown together in less than 48 hours for Ludum Dare 34. After the game jam we saw potential for our game and decided to work on it further. Originally only three of us worked on the game, but later on a fourth developer (me) also joined. Now we are a team of five.
So what is Trimmer Tycoon?
Trimmer Tycoon is a management simulation game where you get to take control of a barber shop. The customers have their dream beards in mind and your job is to shave and color their beards to be as close to their wishes as possible. Listening to your customers' wishes earns you money with which you can buy decorations and hire upgradeable employees. The customers pay you according to how well you did, so you'll have to balance speed and accuracy. Eventually your shop will grow to be the busiest trimmer shop the pixel world has ever seen!
Enter today: we have made great progress, added more features and tweaked the game.
Our biggest changes are in the form of shop management. Instead of just plain shaving and trimming you can now increase your salon's potential by purchasing decorations that buff your shop (ranging from more people, increased wait time etc.) and purchasing employees who help you shave your customers. This opens up more ways to play the game.
The game is still far from complete. There are more challenges to tackle, like the ability to expand your shop. We are trying to find ways to improve the game and make it more enjoyable and would like to hear from you what would you like to see in the game.