April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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by BleuLlama - 48 Hour Compo Entry

It's a game distilled down to its most minimal elements: Interactivity, Conflict, Choice, Achievement, and Win/Lose. You collect potatoes and try not to lose any to the Potato Monster. There's not much more to say.

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PsenFilip says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:02pm

So this is what a potato farming simulator is about.

Norgg says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:54pm

The real objective is feeding the potato monster as many potatoes as you can.

gizmo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:18pm

*loved it* but too short! :)

i won in 9 steps. fought the potato monster several times.. thought i might win against it eventually :)

TheSnide says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:59pm

Text-based is nicely minimalistic

Zekyon says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:37pm

No! Damn! The potato monster is very strong!, although is logic, is a potato.

Nice text-based game :)!

MikeyPB says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:43pm

I see. Yes, this game is well titled.

netguy204 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:14pm

Quite amusing. First I won in 5 steps... and then I played and played trying to beat that stupid monster. You've manipulated my emotions!

Lidfrid says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:25pm

i win in 5 steps. IM THE MASTER

BleuLlama says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:27pm

Best review ever "This game is well titled." - MikeyPB

31eee384 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:47pm

When I clicked the "Web" link for this entry, so eloquently titled "THE POTATO GAME," I wondered what I would see on the other side. Perhaps a game about potatoes, or one containing potatoes. If I was lucky, perhaps it would be about potato recipes.

Nay--when the page loaded, I found myself face to face with an exploration of the age-old question "What does it mean to win?" Each of us holds within a different expectation as to the frui--excuse me: the potatoes of labor. Is it enough to obtain only the net sum of your inputs? Or do you strive for something greater? To accomplish something unexpected that grants you more than you could ever have hoped for? This game has triggered in me, and I'm sure many others, a reevaluation of what it is I really wish to achieve.

Thank you, BleuLlama, for this thought-provoking entry. I will keep it in my heart forever.

daniel says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:05pm

Cute text adventure :) Would be great to see more gameplay elements so that games last more than two seconds :P Also now I want potato

lightsoda says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:09pm

To fight or not to fight, are my potatoes worth it?

I'm left to ponder in the green glow of serenity.

Ragzouken says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:37pm

This game made me feel like the potato king

Hume says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:22pm

Full marks for theme! High five!

hirsch says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:24pm

Funny little game :D - I will now try to speedrun :P

Hegemege says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 11:39am

Step 267: The potato monster is still strong. I wonder if this will be my end. I made some potato soup today. It was delicious.

Mikel says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 3:10pm

Really minimalistic !!

Switchbreak says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 6:14pm

I won in 253 turns.

Dietrich Epp says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 7:36pm

I love how state is entirely encoded in the URL.

May 17, 2013 @ 3:01am

haha text adventure. wooo! Liked the potatoe monster. I can't ever seem to beat him though. i still won in the end. xD

free_napalm says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 7:33pm

Perfect run on my first try, can you imagine?

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