December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Picker Pocketer

by Kuulog - Jam Entry

A game where you play as a pickpocket, whose name just happens to be called 'Picker Pocketer'.

Use the WASD keys to move around, and press space when you're behind them to start pickpocketing. Press the arrow keys in the correct sequence to successfully steal that person's money. If you make a mistake, or run out of time, the person will run away, and you may have the old bill on your tail.

Hold down SHIFT to sprint. Beware, you'll sprint slower if you've pickpocketed a load of people, and avoiding the coppers will be harder.

Tools used:
IDE: FlashDevelop
Framework: Flashpunk
Graphics: Paint.NET
Sounds: Bfxr

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TheCze says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:28pm

Pretty hard game but I enjoyed it!

raincole says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:52pm

easy and fun. I hope it to be trickier to escape the police.

Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:55pm

Fun little game. It puts a spin on quicktime events. :)

zompi says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:08pm

Quite too easy but fun. Guitar hero for pickpocketers :D And the crowd "simulation" is very neat thing.

rxi says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:14pm

The best pick-pocket game I've played this Ludum Dare. Pip pip.

Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:23pm

cool game! i like the concept. i think there is bug when pressing arrow keys to fast your game miss some hits

7Soul says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:24pm

Not bad. I found a glitch though. If I get the last button right when the time runs out I get the money AND the person screams "Thief!"

Niki says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:40am

Yes! 1975£! I've got the highscore :D Really nice idea! I was so fast, that the policeman couldn't catch me :D

dek says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:23am

The idea is pretty sweet and I liked your way of implementing the pickpocketing. it requires skill, just like it would in real life! Nice.

PapyGaragos says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:10pm

my ears are bleeding, but the game was fun enough to keep me for a few minutes :)

Per says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:39pm

Feels like I'm playing FF X and doing Auron's overdrive all the time :)
Quite fun. Maybe to difficult to perform the sequence. The speed could increase with time instead perhaps?

agumaster says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:49pm

very addictive XD. Keep like this

Darkfrost says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 7:35pm

Nice job! Took a simple idea and executed it well! I have no idea how you chose your timing for the button presses, but it seemed pretty much perfect, although it might've been nicer if you started it easier and gradually made it harder!

Mase says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 9:01pm

The plaza is a little sparse; it could use some Henry Moore bronzes, to be scrapped for bonus points.

monobo says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:14pm

Good one, liked the challenge, but managed only 2 picks.

Dec 22, 2012 @ 8:45am

Love the stealing-mechanic! It does get my heart punmping

Cryovat says ...
Jan 7, 2013 @ 9:12pm

The quick time events were a bit too quick for me. I would have liked to see more distinction between types of "marks" (risk in terms of qte speed/reward).

Apart from that, it's a fun concept and nice implementation. :)

hadesfury says ...
Jan 7, 2013 @ 10:10pm

quite fun, even if pretty hard, some challenges is quite vilain ^^

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