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Turn On The Machine

by intrudergames - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Turn on the machine to help those guys reach their respective houses.

You control the game only with ON or OFF switches.

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Ratings

Coolness50%
#695Graphics2.87
#791Humor1.93
#831Theme3.25
#932Innovation2.61
#952Mood2.47
#963Audio1.93
#1013Overall2.72
#1118Fun2.29

Comments

intrudergames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:56am

Sadly i wasn't able to make more sounds or music.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:01am

Ineresting concept. I got stuck on the second level though. Both buildings had 5 guys in them but the game wouldn't progress. The machine kept making noise but no more guys were being created.

Neten says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:06am

The yellow dude, red dude mechanic for the second level was not clear enough. I know it didn't have any harm for the players to screw up a couple of times, but if that level was the third level, the first level was just a one-switch-yellow-guy challenge, the second level was a two-switch-red-guy challenge, it would have been pretty easy to grasp.

guestcheap says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:15am

A little too slow paced. (Maybe a fast forward button?)
Otherwise a great and original game. I had fun.

intrudergames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:49am

Thanks for the comments!!
NeverAutomatic: yes is true i have fixed it, i think is allowed in the rules to fix bugs like that after time ends, right?
Neten: Lot of things i wasnt able to do, but the time is very cruelty and ally in some cases
guestcheap: Yeah a feature really usefull in this game, it was in the plans but like i say before... time
Thanks to all!!!

intrudergames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:50am

I will take notes on all the comments for future releases of the game, i will keep developing it.
Thanks!

Msquirrel says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:19am

This game was a great idea, nicely thought of, and the graphics Aargh! it makes me angry how good they are xD.
Wish I could have that style. Good job man

imagnity says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:19am

The concept is nice. If you can put some pleasure for the ears would be great.

sol_hsa says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:21am

Adjustable speed would have been nice.

Magnus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:32am

Heh, I like the use of minimalism in this. Minimal effort required in solving the problems. Nice.

orangepascal says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:17am

it's like a minimalistic lemmings, bit too minimalistic on the gameplay for my taste tho

Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:18am

Unfortunately the machine stopped producing people on the second level, so I couldn't complete it.

intrudergames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:42am

Msquirrel: Thanks! I have made the graphics very very fast and randomly, i make graphics games for living so was a little mechanic too. I really glad you like the style, you think i have to conserve them for future releases?

imagnity: yes that will be nice, but i not sure if is allowed to add music at this hours, is like a feature a think

Magnus: yeaah. is true snif snif. Better level design will come!

orangepascal: the idea needs more gameplay is true

C.D Buckmaster: i think that is solved

caasi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:55am

Where is the self destruction button? :p

unclejunkie says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:25am

SCIENCE! I like this game yet controls are slow a bit. The visual style is the thing I've liked especially.

ThirteenWB says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:28pm

Reminds me of a simple lemmings game, simple game mechanic but very fun (if a little slow paced) to play.
My only suggestions are to add speed control and more levels. :)

intrudergames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:15pm

ThirteenWB: Totally agreed. Thanks for the comments!!

Prelucid says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:04am

I like it. Would be nice to see fast forward on the simpler levels, or just less guys. Even though I let one guy get away on the second level, I figured it out when I saw their shirts.

ncgames says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:14pm

cool little game. glad you're going to keep working on it!

intrudergames says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:23pm

Thanks ncgames!! yes i will continue my work to make a "real" and complete game, i am working right now on it!
I will post updates in short on my page and facebook: www.intrudergames.com.ar
add me if you are interested!!

cwilloughby says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:38am

Neat. Would have loved a bit more speed. The graphics and concept are cool. Liked the art. Keep it up!

MinionStudios says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:56pm

Simple and unique game.

plash says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:36am

Notes:

- I turned on the machine. It is on. I repeat: the machine is on.
- Men are falling out of the machine. Are men supposed to be falling out of machines? I am concerned. Please advise.
- I turned on another machine. A bridge has appeared.
- I am talking too much. There are no men coming out of the first machine. I will restart.
- Double machine action. The men are shuffling to safety.
- Now we've got yellow-shirts and red-shirts. The machine appears to be a fickle thing. It does what it pleases, ain't no one gonna tell it when to hurry up and spit out some more men, nuh-uh!
- Alright, this looks a bit tricky.
- Nope! It appears that I am a professional when it comes to turning machines on and off.
- That's all! Too easy!

What is the deal with these machines? How do they produce men!? What sort of sorcery are you employing here?

Things I would change:

- Make it rain mens! The machine should go mad!
- More shirt colors? The wardrobe for these machine-produced men is severely lacking!

Super Hamster says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 3:56am

Nice game but I sometimes after I finished the level, I would not move on to the next level. Good job though! :D

Cybearg says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 3:57am

I had the same problem of many others--it got stuck on the second level.

From what I saw, it's a neat idea. As others have said--minimalist Lemmings. It seemed almost too simplistic, though. Maybe the puzzles begin to use the mechanics better in later levels, but from what little I was able to see, I didn't see where there would be any challenge since one can flip switches very quickly and easily while the lemmings moved so slow.

davidpeter says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 5:32am

Nice work! Got stuck on the third level, however.

hgouveia says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 10:45am

cool game! i always like these puzzle games :D

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