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The Grind: 10 Seconds at a Time

by allenfreese - 48 Hour Compo Entry

First LD attempt. Classic NES/Gameboy RPG stylings.

The three meters in the upper corner of the screen need to be kept up, by pressing SPACE_BAR next to the items with the bubbles. Every 10 seconds a device comes from the back room's conveyer system that needs to be removed by pressing SPACE_BAR, as well (there was additional gameplay here, but I ran out of time).

See how long you can last before you miss a device, or die from boredom, hunger, or lack of potty breaks.

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jennyludum says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:22am

I vote for you!

PaidGEEK says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:55pm

Why only OSX version :/ Art looks great from the screenshot though.

allenfreese says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:32pm

I've updated the link to the Mac version since it wasn't downloading properly.

ENDESGA says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:25am

I managed to play it on my friend's MAC :) Only because 1: I only have PCs, and 2: this game looked very fun :)

very nice :D


tamy says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:27am

Cool visual style,can´t play it tho.

Nerlin says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:44am

I like the graphics. You should've do that game on Windows too, Windows is a main OS for games now unfortunately.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:11am

It looks nice from the screenshot and I'd love to give it a try, and I do use a Mac, but when I opened the .zip I got a .cpgz file and I'm not sure how to use it. Is there an app I need to get to open it? I'll check back later :)

Sergey Mohov says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:28am

Mac exclusive game? You are my hero! Thank you! We should have more of these. I liked the sprite of the character and the fact that it's monochrome :-)

sev_inf says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:31am

H bar can be bit slower, but it cool game anyway. Pity its mac only, more people should see it.

MunkeeBacon says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:38am

Yay, a mac game:D good to see one of these:)
I love the art, and the gameplay feels really smooth. But for a while I was a little confused, a bit of background would be nice.

But overall, good game:)

avh4 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:44am

Man, that little (gender-neutral) dude is hungry!

kristof says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:06am

I like the idea and it looks and feels good. A bit more play testing might have helped to notice that the hunger bar is way to fast. I had to stand at the table most of the time, eating the food as soon as it refreshed, and still, the hunger bar went down. But still a nice entry!

HD408 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:46pm

Can't play, don't have OS/X. Looks nice anyway, congratulations on your first attempt!

namrog84 says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:12am

Amusing! I liked it

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:28pm

That looks very good, I can't play it :( (because of my PC of course)

laserbeam says ...
Sep 10, 2013 @ 5:55am

Cute game, but nothing much to it, just a bit of grind here and there. But, I guess this is by design ;). Anyway, I don't see what you can do to make it better or play with the idea, other than making a minimal sims.

Oxygamer says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 3:18pm


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