Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Candy Mogul

Yet another halfbaked sim..
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This simulation game gives you the chance to market new candy bars, with a choice of ingredients ("Yes, kids, it's got caramel, nuts, nougat, chocolate, coconut, crispy bits, AND hot peppers!"). Different ingredients vary in price, appeal, and nutritional value (or lack thereof). Special options, such as fine Swiss chocolate or candy that turns your tongue blue, appear in bonus rounds.

After creating the product and passing taste tests, you're in charge of advertising, pricing, and where your candy is sold. The challenge is to get as many people as possible to buy your product with the most profit -- do you want to appeal to the health concious with a bar that tastes sinful but contains all their vitamins, or the kids who want as much sugar as humanly possible?

The game would be networked, and played would compete against each other's products. Winners of online contests get their virtual product made into actual candy - the real reason to buy the game.

FakeGreenDress, Nov 08 2000

mmmmmm http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/
[msioukas, Oct 04 2004]


       After seeing "pour your own bug-shaped gum candy" toy sets in stores for the holiday market, I doubt that the simulation contest could compete.
jutta, Dec 20 2000

       Peanuts and Jelly Beans suffused with Grand Marnier and proper Cadbury's Chocolate
thumbwax, Apr 08 2002

       // nutritional value //   

       You have to sell enough sweet bars to gain customers, but you also need some healthy ones, or your sim population will start to die off. Finding the right balance is the key to winning at this game.
phundug, Aug 28 2003

       Can I make a candy called "Crunchy Frog" in the game?
krelnik, Aug 29 2003

       //appeal to the health concious with a bar that tastes sinful but contains all their vitamins//   

       Something that tastes sinful would taste really really good, like it's a sin to eat it. Surely that's not what you mean here.
jivetalkinrobot, Aug 29 2003


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