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Extreme Beachcombing

by xeon06 - Competition Entry

***NOTE***: Requires .NET Framework 3.5 to run. It can be found there:

Beachcombing is the act of searching for and discovering items washed up by the shore, buried in beaches.

Use your trusty object detector. The more it beeps, the closer you are to an item.

You must find the 5 buried treasures as fast as possible, but beware, there could be dangerous stuff down there!

Arrow keys - Move
Space - Dig

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r4m0n says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:25am

Interesting idea, and well executed.

ladron says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 1:40am

Nice idea! I didn't find the treasures very exciting, but then that it probably realistic for metal detecting :-)

Regarding your package, I knew to dig down into the bin directory for the executable, but it isn't super user-friendly.

Endurion says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:44am

Cute idea, also the different beeps for different objects.
Overall it feels a bit sluggish, is that GDI based?

Tom 7 says ...
Dec 24, 2010 @ 6:09pm

All the thrill of mowing the lawn with my eyes closed! Gameplay's kind of slow, but I think that's accurate for beach combing. I got four of five treasures, then I started digging for the last one, which had a special beep, and I was like, oh, this is going to be a particularly good treasure, but then it blew me up. :) What beach am I combing, Normandy?

Myx says ...
Dec 26, 2010 @ 1:37pm

A pretty good idea. The game felt quite slow to me though, increasing the speed of movement and digging would probably increase the fun (at the cost of realism, but it is after all a game).

badlydrawnrod says ...
Jan 1, 2011 @ 10:40am

Feels like part of a game, not a whole game. Needs a bit more to maintain interest.

NiallM says ...
Jan 4, 2011 @ 4:31pm

It's a neat idea, but the movement felt a bit too slow for my liking. Finding the treasures was a bit of a chore.

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