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HowToBasic: The Game

by haloflooder - Jam Entry

*Moved notes to bottom of the description page!

Before you ask why the game doesn't make any sense. Please look at HowToBasic's youtube videos.

After that, you will understand this game completely. This game was inspired by him.

HowToBasic: The Game!

Before you say "You're wasting pixels! Think of the starving children in Africa". You should try it.

I am remaking this game completely with better graphics, "story", and level designs!

*Will make post-jam version with all items unlockable*

I was originally going to do Compo but I ran out of time and I wasn't even close to being done when the 48 hour mark was arriving.

!!!FUN FACT!!!:
All the voices and sfx were done by voice!
How to do sfx:

Journals I made during this time:


*edit: Fixed reported bugs!

**Note: Sorry but only the egg is available due the lack of time and my schedule :(

***Hello Imgurians! OP has delivered!

****Easily ported to HTML5 (tested on Chrome/Firefox. Opera/Safari/IE users, please tell me any bugs you find)

*****The HTML5 version works on SOME tablets/phones. but I'm still going to try to port to android for the derps.

******Android version released! Only tested on my Samsung Galaxy Note 1

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kevinAlbs says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:58pm

Haha this is great. It's certainly an interesting idea and I like the graphics.

Anoarith says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:59pm

Best game ever x).

Actually I'm stuck at lvl 6, is there a bug?

Also : when you try to select another item and then click somewhere on the screen, the game crash.

joekinglake says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:00pm

Haha i love the voice. Love the YT channel too. Very funny game :). Lots of fatal crashes when clicking the buttons at the bottom though :(

haloflooder says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:53pm


No, there isn't a bug in lvl 6. I just need to put a hint in there.
I just accidentally left something in that is basically a Pseudocode.

Thanks! I love the YT channel too. Yeah, I accidentally left something that is basically a Pseudocode in the game.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:21am

When I saw the title I just had to play this.
How do I get the unlocks though?

haloflooder says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:23am

If you read the notes at the top, you'll see. Basically, I didn't have the time :(

LPGhatguy says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:44am

That was beautiful.

LikeTheMammal says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:45am

Awesome. Love the reference. Fuckin' Eggs lol.

Diogo Muller says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:52am

Hahaha, very creative game. Had fun with it, couldn't get past the 8th level (if that's even possible. I lost, so I won?)

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 11:15pm

Okay, that was just some stupid fun. I'd love to see move of this.

haloflooder says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 7:29am

@Diogo Muller:
It's possible. Hint: Push the buttons in the right order

Yeah, that's the point. Stupid fun. And what do you mean by move? A better fully grown version?

kivifreak says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 9:13am

It's smart to port it to Android, because Touch controls would fit it.

haloflooder says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 9:33am

Yeah, I know. I was planning on it (working on it as we speak)

Toshiro says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 10:03am

Seriously, is everything going well in your head ? That's juste WTF, I loved that ! :')

Lo-X says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:37am

Awesome =) I like that kind of WTF :)

Mago says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:51pm

OMG what a game. Crazy fun, I love it!

Aug 31, 2013 @ 2:17pm

Really funny

Colapsydo says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 2:27pm

Ahah that's the spirit, smashing eggs everywhere.
I love the low res voice, really coherent with the graphics and the animation. And the intro is great.

zatyka says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 3:00pm

That was ridiculous, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm looking forward to the redone version you mentioned.

Aug 31, 2013 @ 3:32pm

Some levels were quite confusing. Still don't know why i won those :P

Misfit says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 8:59pm

This is hilarious. Best audio ever!

darkshadow says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 9:12pm

No idea how I won the move level, clicking the buttons or pressing arrow keys did nothing the first time! The rest of the game makes hardly any more sense, but the paradox level was funny!

haloflooder says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 9:36pm

If you look at howtobasic's youtube videos. You will find out why the game doesn't make any sense.

Toadpud says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 5:17pm

Haha. Love it.

hbocao says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:30am

I love it! It's so stupid like the videos. haaha So funny!

dekart says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 5:16pm

Cool game

ratalaika says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 4:50pm

! Great job :).

DuduSAr says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 10:47pm

Haha XD

Almax27 says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 7:34pm

Love the reference, there's nowt you can't do with egg smashing.

The ending was cool too. Would love to see this extended to your full vision of it. :)

Antidote says ...
Sep 8, 2013 @ 5:01pm - These are my first impressions on the game ^^

manuq says ...
Sep 13, 2013 @ 1:56am

Smashing controls :) Fun.

I think the intro will look better without many fade-in fade-out.

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