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Tourist Trap

by Pajama-Llama - Jam Entry

Hey everybody!

This time for our new jam we made Tourist Trap, a game where you have to lure tourists to your pizzeria through the narrow streets of Venice.
You can lure tourists by playing your music in the right rhythm, or you can scare them away by playing false notes.

We were a bit too ambitious I think and made the game a bit too complicated, so if you have difficulties, let us know!

Edit: Disabled WebGL Build because it appears to be broken.
Edit2: Fixed MipMap Settings which caused tourists to look pixelated

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Karai17 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:20am

Interesting and amusing. I felt the music was quite repetitive, but the art style was nice! The game was quite confusing to get the hang of but near the end of the first round I figured it out.

The controls didn't seem to give very helpful feedback. I wasn't sure if I was pressing the buttons on time or not. I also feel like an "attraction" bar or some indicator to let you know tourists are following you could help.

Over all, quit encie!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:08pm

I love the pencil drawing style of the buttons and the whole map itself.
Curious and fun game idea.
The QTE gameplay was a little bit repetitive.

kaa says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:07pm

WOW! Thats most beautiful so far! Cute idea. All five

RoryD says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:25pm

Very unique. I made $120 but then no more tourists spawned. I liked the art style very much. I felt that I was penalized for hitting notes a fraction early, but not for hitting them very late. It would have felt better to me if there was an even window around the beat since that would have allowed me to use my ears to hit the buttons too. As it was I almost had to block out the music since I had to aim to hit the buttons a bit late to make sure I got the music going.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Awesome art style and music. Maybe make a bit easier to get to the pizzeria, as I didn't understand why tourists kept following me after a first try of leading them there.

2R says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:35pm

I like this graphic!

okacat says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:40pm

Love the art style and the music, really cool idea

Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:30am

Beautiful to look at the gameplay is fun (I love a rhythm action game). Music works really well with it too, the way the buttons on my gamepad corresponded to the way the instrumentalists were positioned in the band was a nice touch.

I did have a problem that there were only 2 groups of tourists, so once they'd gone for pizza there was nobody else to lure into my cheese and tomato trap.

I'd perhaps make the levels shorter or have tourists coming out of shops. Maybe a mechanic for later levels would be having people that you DON'T want to go to the Pizzeria.

mildmojo says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:52am

Cool idea. It took me a second to realize that I needed to hit the keys when the circle closed around the buttons. And I'm glad you had the buttons positioned accordingly around the band, too, since they didn't match the keys I was using.

The hand-drawn art is really pretty, and there's a lot of it. I like the style a lot.

I made $300!

Dorgam says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:27pm

It got me a while to get what this game about but once I got it, it became so fun!
Good Music TOO

OadT says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 12:22pm

One of my favorites so far! Fantastic Music and Art, it made me a lot of fun. It just took some time until I understand how to get the people in the pizzeria. It made me sad to interrupt this beautiful music to push them :'(

erdos says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 12:43pm

ahh balls i couldn't get this to run on osx but i really wanted to play it, it looked very nice

Crowbeak says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 11:36am

I was surprised when my band died an unfortunate death. Not sure what happened there -- did they fall in the river? That's not exactly in keeping with the mechanics of the game; I shouldn't have to worry about that.

The graphic style is really neat and I like the music. Having to ruin the music to get people to go into the restaurant was unfortunate. The timing for key presses was also not quite intuitive.

It's a good idea, overall, but it right now it's the sort of game where you could memorize the best route and be done with it, more or less.

ceosol says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 4:38pm

Great game. I was horrible at it, but it was a lot of fun. I think you should make L and K have more influence on the sound. I heard a few misplaced guitar string when missing K, but overall hitting or missing it did not affect the song like J did.

ceosol says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 5:27pm

I just had to come back again and play this. It is so charming. It just makes me happy listening to the music.

mathmadlen says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 12:49am

The art is superb - and what a cool idea!

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