December 13th-16th 2013 :: Theme: You Only Get One

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First Impressions

by Norgg - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Your handshake is everything, you live and die by it. After all, there's but one chance to make a good first impression.

Progress through life, trying to impress those you meet by shaking their hand as long, as firmly and as strongly as they like.

Any key: Progress through life/Adjust firmness of grip
Mouse: Move arm
Finish a handshake by holding your hand still.

A gentle-person's only hat is sacred, but much desired.


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rnlf says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:02pm

I have no idea, what I am doing :-) The game might need some extra explanation. I like the idea very much though, I give you five stars for innovation. Sometimes the game seems to glitch, as my "partner" flies off while still hanging on my hand.

postmodestie says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:34pm

Funny and self-explanatory :) i guess..

Korwegian says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:53pm

This was awesome, I miss my hat though :/

javifugitivo says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:15pm

5 for innovarion! Nice idea! I have 6000liras!

BradleySmith says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:16pm

What an awesome idea! xD

javifugitivo says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:16pm

5 for innovarion! Nice idea! I have 6000liras!

Fadobo says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:18pm

Really fun concept! I also had the greatest bug ever, with both characters launching out of the screen like rockets :D Overall: Intense handshaking!

JaymeeMak says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:20pm

Difficult to work out the mechanics.

Good effort though.

Kane says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:23pm

Funny little game!
The paradox error was the part that make me laught the most!

Volute says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:31pm

Very fun and touching ! Great use of the theme.

ThatGuy says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:52pm

Best hand shaking simulator I have ever played, hands down. The hat controls were a nice touch too. Only problem I had was I shook hands too well and ended the universe in a paradox. Good job!

JeeshusChrist says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:23am

This was hilarious and very innovative! The sad faces are great.

Toby Simone says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:32am

It was pretty fun, but really glitchy! Some times I could not shake the other person's hand at all, or the camera would zoom in really close on the hands, but it would never start the shaking.

Dr. Mo says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:51am

Whoa, you made a game about Mr. Shake Hands Man from Banzai! And it's hilarious! Great job!

aviktorov says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:23pm

Now I want to shake your hand. Very innovative and so fun. :)

Still I'm not sure I get the handshake mechanics right.

AtomicVikings says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:07pm

great concept. I couldn't have come up with this :)

Xaychru04 says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 6:57pm

Very original idea, great hand shaking mechanic! x)

ryann says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:05am

If only shaking hands with a real person came with timer bars.

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 7:12am

Heh, I think I threw someone off the screen after he was unhappy? Or maybe that's what happens. Charming!

Joror says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 7:25pm

Ha good fun! Mechanics/control need some explaining, but it was hilarious to simulate different shakes. And the silly walks.

evilseanbot says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 8:11am

the qwop of handshake sims

Zephyr Raine says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 2:19pm

I lol'd.

atombrot says ...
Dec 29, 2013 @ 11:42pm

haha :) very nice, I like it.

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