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by Sayaer - 48 Hour Compo Entry

TRANSFER_THEM is a minimalist game in which you transfer marbles from one side to another by clicking on colored panels.

Left click to flip a panel faster.

UPDATE: Changed the web version to link to it being hosted on Kongregate, should help fix some issues people are having.

I'm actively reading the comments, i appreciate all of your feedback!

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Richard Matey says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:08am

Hey there Sayeer, to add the web version put those files into your "Public" folder in dropbox. Then right click and grab the link to the .html file.

Great music and love the style of the game. Seems like the less I do makes it easier to play the game ? Less spinning transfers more of them ? Kudos on trying something different

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:15am

Very zen-like. I really liked the music, too.

You may want to consider throwing this up on Kongregate or something. The only way I could play was to download the webplayer file and html from dropbox, then correct the reference in the html file to the right filename. If it's on Kong, it will be much more seamless and easier for others to rate.

ddionisio says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:15am

Interesting game, but it was too chaotic. Still it was just enjoyable to watch the balls fly off in all sorts of directions. The music fit really well with the flow of the game.

Sayaer says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:16am

@Richard Thank you for the reply! I'll fix the web version asap. I had a hard time balancing how much flipping the panels impacted the game-play, so i decided to leave it up to the player to see what works for them. All in all i'm glad you enjoyed!

Jim Haslett says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:20am

Not sure I understood the controls. The game really felt like it was completely random. The music and graphics were good and really fit the theme.

Zhrack says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:42am

a good zen-like game, but after some time panels start to rotate very fast!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:54am

Good music, art. Well done.

jerombd says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:24am

Original little concept but it's not really challenging: like ddionisio said "it was too chaotic".

swizzcheez says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:55am

Excellent mind-number except for the core dump near the end (Linux Ubuntu 12.04LTS, 64 bit).

Beerman says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:29am

Interesting idea - didn't feel like I had any control over the panels though. I kept clicking and sometimes they'd spin, sometimes they wouldn't.

Tbaggi says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:06am

Really hard to control the panels. Contemplative game.

nddrylliog says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:08pm

I liked the mood - for the rest, I pretty much agree with the other commenters here. Hard to control, but relaxing, & I appreciated the music & graphics.

Mark Hildreth says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:37pm

I liked the idea, but I felt as if I didn't really have control over the game, I was just sort of watching it. In the time that I've been typing this comment, I just scored 17 more points. I really liked the music, though, awesome job there.

Jiggawatt says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:03pm

Cool toy, not nearly enough responsiveness for a good game.

FREEZX says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 9:52am

Liked the concept, but I couldn't manage to slow down the blocks. Looks like they only respond to speeding up when clicked.

mrexcessive says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 6:07pm

Interesting virtual machine. Doesn't seem to readily work as a game at present, unless I'm missing something about the control of spin rate... By time I've seen a ball its fate is determined.

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