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Blind Feed

by mackthehobbit - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Blind feed is a game about potatoes, rocks, and the importance of adequate voltage.
The game is a Java applet, and will require a JRE to run. The web link is to a webpage with the applet embedded.

The guys at the lab had an amazing idea: a bot to collect rock samples, that is controlled remotely & powered by a potato battery. Not only does the potato provide a suitable mainframe, it can produce up to 1.65 volts!* Of course, however, they didn't test it enough before deploying them in the hundreds, and about 10 seconds later (actually, exactly 10 seconds later), they discovered that the low voltage, while still being apparently enough to power a fully-fledged, sarcastic AI, was not enough to power their video feed.

Try to score as much as possible, my best so far is 2400 points, at level 8.

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ashdnazg says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:16pm

The game is nice and the idea is very good, but 10 seconds is quite a lot for such a small playing space. (I didn't feel like I need to conserve)

KristinnEs says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:15pm

Great idea :)

vvolis says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:20pm

Very cool idea and impelementation.
One of the rare cases where it fits the theme and provides an interesting mechanic.
Great Job!

mackthehobbit says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:49pm

Thanks for the comments, it's great to hear some feedback :)

BumpkinRich says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:45pm

Fantastic use of the theme. Felt a little like luck was getting me through, not conserving my feed time and just legging it. Maybe if the enemies weren't random you could increase the difficultly so you can make runs with no sight?

JimMakesGames says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:34pm

Good use of the theme and a fairly challenging game. I found a good strategy is to click frequently for short periods, almost flickering.

Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:02pm

Nice game!

Zammy says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:03pm

Cool idea and great job! Like JimMakesGames, I used the feed frequently but for very short periods of time.

Meep says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:15am

Very neat idea/mechanic in this! Like others've said I also spam-clicked for short periods of time. This has lots of post-LD potential, though. Great work! :)

mackthehobbit says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:08pm

Thanks for the feedback guys :) And as for a post-compo update goes, I'd definitely consider it.

Darien says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 9:28am

I couldn't get this to work; it fails with the rather unhelpful Java error "the application failed to run."

Mago says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:04pm

Very simple but fun and clever game idea. This game have one of the best "10 seconds" theme uses I saw so far. Great job

Sep 14, 2013 @ 3:06pm

very inovative, however it was just difficult. i think i got to level 4? xD

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