August 23rd-26th 2013 :: Theme: 10 Seconds
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Insert Token(s) to Continueby Sestren - 48 Hour Compo Entry
A lot of people have fond memories of playing at their favorite arcade as a kid. However, there was one "mini-game" that every arcade offered that was always the most challenging: exchanging your dollar bills for tokens and returning to your game before the continue timer expired.
You play as a kid at an old-school arcade, and your only goal is to beat your three favorite games and then head out for ice cream. But, you could never beat any of them without running out of quarters, and your mom won't let you get more tokens unless you actually need them. Therefore, it's up to you to hoof it as fast as you can between the token machine and your game if you're going to continue and eventually win.
Controls: WASD to look left and right, and move forward and backward. Q and E to strafe left and right, J switches to another bill in your pocket. K flips the bill over to the other side. SHIFT lets you run faster.
Thoughts: I feel I definitely bit off more than I could chew here. Everything is very rough around the edges, and only a very small portion of the functionality, imagery and sound that I had planned for got implemented. I'm particularly disappointed that I didn't get any sound added in. I had planned all sorts of little sound effects, but I left myself too little time to make them, and what I tried to come up with sounded terrible and wasn't worth including. Despite these drawbacks, I hope you still enjoy my entry. Thanks for playing!
Hint: If you get stuck after beating the first machine, don't forget that there's another, larger room of the arcade off to the right of the token machine. You'll beat the final two games in there.
Post-Compo Version: I'll be updating this regularly over the next few days and after the competition, as well, until I'm satisfied with it. I may even eventually add sound!
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