April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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Shoebox World

by sanojian - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Grow your own ecosystem within the confines of a small shoebox! Can you achieve all eight victory conditions?

If only kids advertising didn't lie, we could have had a toy like this and also ruled the world with our sea-monkey minions. Well... ruled the sea anyway.

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DaveDobson says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:08pm

Great game - it took me a while to figure out how to get more money by harvesting, but once I did, it was fun. Creative, clean-looking, cute, and fun.

Fenmar says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:48pm

A web game without flash! +100 Internets for you sir! It's cute and a little bit cruel. I would like to see a little win screen after collecting the achievements.

morganquirk says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:48pm

:D cute game. I still don't exactly understand the mechanics but I was able to beat it.

sanojian says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:00pm

@DaveDobson - Thanks, fellow Crafty-er.

@Fenmar - The win screen was on the "polish" list that never got polished. Just text for you, sorry. Thanks for the comment!

@morganquirk - Yes it may be a bit confusing what is happening. Needs a little more baking in the over perhaps. Thanks for the rating! :)

Zathalos says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:10pm

Nice game. I wish there was more content for it and more interactions. A little laggy though.

tcstyle says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:03pm

I like this game. it reminds me of a quiet unknown game I played about 15 to 20 years ago.
Unfortunately I couldn't figure out when the money refills. It happened one time but not again.
The sounds end graphics are above average. Well done.

sanojian says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:40am

@Zathalos - Thanks, of course I had much more planned so the user could make a balanced ecosystem and the creatures would breed, hunt each other, etc but time was fleeting.

@tcstyle - You get money for fulfilling goals (at the bottom) and you can sell flowers and blue beasts. The UI could be better. Thanks for the comment!

R3ason says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:01am

Oh yeah, I won! Pretty fun; took a bit to figure it out, but a cool little game; great graphics! Thanks!

schizofunky says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:04pm

I'm not too sure what's hapening but when the (amazingly cooly drawn) monster thing attacks my beasts it's hillarious XD.

Make A Game says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:13pm

=) Awwww.. The predator is so cute ^--^. The theme seemed to be a bit forced into the game by the initial cutscene, that was inconsistent with the other art, but the overall experience was very entertaining =D. Good job!

NiallM says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:39am

Doesn't seem to work for me. I get a 'sound initialization error' on the intro(?) screen and it doesn't respond to my input. Firefox 12, Windows 7.

sanojian says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:59am

@Make A Game - perhaps it was a bit forced. I ran out of time to add a shoebox/fishtank feel to the game area so I put in the cutscene instead. Was hastily drawn and it shows.

@NailM - I think its a timing mistake in my loader. Just try refresh and everything should work.

tinymagus says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:05am

One of my favourites so far.

crazyheckman says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:46pm

Good game, I was a little foggy on what to do but the graphics are good and it's fun to build the little world.

Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:51pm

I ended up with a barren land filled with carcasses and nasty monsters :P but I got all the achievements! ^^

rvmook says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:53pm

Had fun playing the game although it took me a while before I understood how to get the hang of it

jplur says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:53am

Didn't realize I could harvest, but still had fun trying to just use achievement rewards to further my goals. Great game!

tinymagus says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:12am

Came back and finished this. After playing more than 50 entries this is still one of my favourites.

spiral says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:25am

Not the style of game that does it for me but I can see the fun!
Easy enough to understand. Graphics are very cute. Nice job.

Jigxor says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 1:03pm

I got all the achievements and got "WINNER!" :) Fun game! I enjoyed that. The graphics were good, the gameplay was fun and the sounds/music complimented the game well.

Overall, a very fun game! Well done :)

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:03pm

You can harvest?? HOW?

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:03pm

Never mind, figured it out (flower-plucking). Great little sandbox-puzzle game!

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:10pm


Chinchilla says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:51pm

Really really cool. The intro comic strip made me laugh, and the game overall was really fun to play. Good music too!

Nick Cash says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 5:29am

Had to read the other comments to realize you could harvest to get money, but after that it was quite good! Very easy, but still amusing and entertaining.

madflame991 says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 1:28pm

I really like how detailed the growing animations are. Nice time waster!

Datamosh says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 1:59pm

I loved it! The graphics are awesome!

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