Introducing: BARBER SHOP

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April 16th, 2016 5:57 am

Introducing: BARBER SHOP

I spent the first morning of LD35 thinking of different games I could make this time. Here are some concepts that didn’t make the cut:

  • A prince thinks he has found a princess turned into a frog, but it’s really just a frog.
  • A side-scrolling racing game where you are a car that can change into an airplane. You have to avoid crashing into objects.
  • Some kind of two-player puzzle game where there are a bunch of objects (basically balls) on top of a pinball-like level. You can either push an object down the level, or change the shape of one, before the turn goes to the other person. The further the ball goes down, the more points you get.
  • You are a body-builder and have to train different parts of your body. You can only focus on one thing at a time, while all the other parts of your body are declining. After time runs out, you go to a body-builder competition where your body is judged on how pumped up you are and how symmetric you look.
  • You are being chased by a tiger and need to escape through a narrow door. Sadly, you are too fat to fit through the door, so you first need to run some more to lose enough weight (this one was actually coined by my gf and I think it’s hilarious :D).

In the end, I decided to try and make a barber shop game. In this game, you will play a barber who has to shave people’s beards & moustaches. Clients come in with huge amounts of facial hair, explaining to you how they want their beard done. Your cursor turns into a beard trimmer and when you click, you start shaving their hair off. In the end, the client judges his beard based on how much it resembled his wishes and how symmetric his facial hair is.

I made a (mockup) outline of the game in this gif:


Follow me on Twitter if you want to see how it’s coming together :)

3 Responses to “Introducing: BARBER SHOP”

  1. rnlf says:

    I swear I didn’t read “A side-scrolling racing game where you are a car that can change into an airplane. You have to avoid crashing into objects.” before I started working on my game!

  2. bankir says:

    Kids will love the consistency in repetition, sound effects, and characters as they become engaged in learning and play. 4) Faster connection to the swipedocs library, using threading for redraw.

  3. MONIKA77 says:

    He has to get to the dentist by sundown, but to get there he must pass through some pretty scary places. This link Designed to develop and reinforce reading comprehension skills,reading confidence will grow with each new story.

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