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YellowBox Disposal Service

by TakeNapEveryday - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Have you located a live explosive device in your post-apocalyptic neighbourhood, but don't have any limbs remaining to dispose of it yourself? Call 1-999-288-7566-1111 with your voice-activated ToothPhone to have a certified YellowBox Bomb Disposal Bot delivered to your current location. It will seek out the nearest explosive device and attempt to safely disarm it. (YellowBox Inc. is not responsible for any injury or loss of life due to the behaviour of YellowBox Bots.)

Controls Help:
Depending on your choice of controls on title screen, use the left and right keys to move, up to jump, and tap the down button quickly to disarm the bomb.

Press ESC any time to go back to previous menu or retry a level.

Press ALT+ENTER to switch to full screen (Windows).


- I didn't have time to add music.
- The robot has no arm!
- Tools: Game Maker: Studio, Bfxr

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Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:41am

Nice touch to add a rewarding level :) Good control response, I love the sound of the little saw. A little bit short, I would have played more !

ratalaika says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:47am

I like it :), It runs well on virtual machine :P

manabreak says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:49am

Solid work, I love how the physics are implemented. Reminded me of Elasto Mania a little bit. :)

Jimanzium says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:57am

Very nice physics, but the gameplay could have been a little bit more interesting

Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:20pm

Insteresting game! Very smooth and lovely gameplay, loved it! It was a bit too short though, you could have added at least a few more levels.

31eee384 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:23pm

Cool player controls, but agreed, it seems like this could have been more than a simple platformer. Really cool player graphic, too.

doonay21 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:28pm

I love this one-wheel-yellow-thingy! :D Nice small game. You forgot to lock levels 2-4, I mean despite they have "Locked" image you can choose them.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:20pm

Thanks for the comments! The need for more/larger levels is noted.

@doonay21: Oh yeah! Nice find. I made a mental note to prevent loading locked levels in the last few hours, but it must have slipped my mind. :P

kunzbe says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:30pm

wonderful game, thank you sir!

Gaspard_ says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:41pm

Short and sweet, cool graphics!

Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:10pm

The movement in this is really sweet, it's a shame the levels are so slight as I was having a good time romping around! Level 4 should show there's a bigger game to be made out of the yellowbox controls

Kragnir says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:52am

Nice platformer. The tapping part seems unnecessary.

mollymus says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:15am

I like the graphics! I just wish there'd been more levels, and I kind of wish moving sideways would be a bit more responsive:/ Nevertheless, great job!:)

Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:50am

Ha, nice idea! love the character and the disarm-mechanic :)

nddrylliog says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:56pm

Appreciate the polish even in such a short game :) Nice sync between the sound and the movement. I didn't understand at first how the jump height worked - I don't think it's exactly right to bind it to the speed, but anyway, after a while I got the hang of it.

Congrats, and looking forward to your next entries!

panurge says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 8:18pm

It was a little too short and simple which is a shame because the concept is nice and the controls and style are really cool.

OneL3gend says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 8:22pm

Tried in chrome, the game ran alright, but bomb defuse was not possible.

xrm0 says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 11:56pm

Nice game

fferro234 says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 9:47pm

Nice game. Actually I like the last level the best, nice and colorful. I needed to mute my speakers though. That beeping sound is piercing.

Gonzo says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 9:49pm

Good level design. Too bad that there are only four of them, I would have liked to play some longer ones.

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