Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Pebble's Bakery

by simon.parzer - Jam Entry

Play as Pebble the Bear and help him run his small bakery.
Everyone loves your bread rolls, they are sold out very quickly!
A fascinating game teaches you how to make the rolls, and always watch the oven so they don't burn. Nobody likes burnt rolls!
Open the shop, and make sure to keep your customers satisfied. If there only was a way to make your small stock of delicious rolls last longer. Good to know that Pebble never gives up. Did we mention he is a bear?

Now for some credits:
Simon Parzer - Code
Georg Sperl - Code
Peter Sperl - Graphics, Audio
Matt Kapuszczak - Graphics

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Ratings

Fun(Jam)4.35
Coolness59%
#5Humor(Jam)4.43
#11Overall(Jam)4.33
#28Graphics(Jam)4.58
#56Innovation(Jam)3.97
#67Mood(Jam)3.93
#84Theme(Jam)4.00
#119Audio(Jam)3.70

Comments

Curial says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:27pm

Superb concept and all gameplay very well implemented.

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:35pm

Super well polished - when I first saw the thumbs I wondered if you would use bread as a weapon, turns out... yes!

BermudaCake says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:36pm

This is amazing! One of my favourite entries so far. I love how the game's split up between a fun bread-making minigame and the action shop-keeping part. Also, I laughed out loud when I realised I was meant to mug my customers to get the bread back. Graphics are adorable. The music is catchy and the sound effects are funny! Great :D

I wish the bread game could go for a little longer - maybe I could buy more time with the money I make?

lucien says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:37pm

Vers nice I played it 20 minutes and its still funny
Great work

goblin says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:41pm

Very nice

jackyjjc says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:43pm

WOW, this is the best game I've played so far. You guy absolutely smashed it, well done! The only tiny complain I have is that it seems there is no granularity in controlling the distance...

juaxix says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:33pm

It's fun, you should try to fix some bugs with collider masks and adjust the input to make it easy to aim when you shoot. Also, it would be nice if you add more features like different types of bread :)

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:52pm

Played great on my touchscreen laptop!

Tuism says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:57am

Excellent game. The comedic value is amazing, and that's on top of being a well refined and tuned mechanic!

There are just two things:
1. Mouse is a crap replacement for touch, so I'm gonna look forward to seeing this on the app store :)
2. The game needs a lot more variety in the end because the novelty of the great core mechanics wear pretty thin pretty quickly. My biggest question while playing was "when does this end?" or "what's next?"

Over all REALLY good. One of the best so far :)

asobi tech says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:06am

Love the game, great use of management and then action.
Great art style.

Re: Eye Rush, the chain is lost when you let a bad guy slip past the bottom of the screen. But you're right, I could have made it clearer why and when you lost the chain.

simon.parzer says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:49am

Tuism: Unfortunately the game never ends, we ran out of time on the last day. But I totally agree, the days should be different and there should be some kind of showdown on Saturday, would improve the game a lot.
Thanks for the kind words so far.

Pixel_Reaper says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:18pm

Very funny, Nice work :) Your polish is excellent

Ludomade says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:49am

While it's a bit repetitive, it shines in every other way! Amazing graphics, gameplay, polish, and creativity. Well done.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:58am

Great job! The art, the concept and the comedy are really well done! Almost seems like a final product ready for sales! Congratulations ;)

MegaPonies says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:01pm

This was awesome!!!!
It makes perfect sense in a cartoony way XD i just hope the clients don't call the cops on poor Pebble!

Miltage says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Man, this game is fantastic. The concept is great, the art is amazing and the execution is perfect.

It was fun to master the egg tossing at customers, but that's no way to run a bakery. I eventually realised I could hit an egg the furthest distance just by double clicking and it removed the challenge. I then rained a barrage of eggs in front of the door and no one could enter. Soon I realised it was more lucrative to let them buy bread then crack them over the head with an egg on their way out. I eventually tossed so many eggs I made over $1000 and the game slowed down to an unplayable state.

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:19pm

I would like to see a few minute timer on the shop portion of the game. Right now it's quite easy to keep milking the gullible customers for money ad infinitum without loosing a single roll.
In Pebble's world money buys you nothing, so that really isn't a good incentive to keep going. After the timer ran out Pebble could eat all the delicious rolls himself and gain a few seconds of extra time per roll for the baking section next morning.
This would also allow you to ramp up the difficulty on the shop section as the week progressed (or as you had more rolls to lure in hordes of people) making it harder and harder not to loose a single roll to the greedy customers.

Some use for the money would be nice as well.
You could, for instance, throw in a police officer who, if hit by an egg, would end the work day instantly and give you an expensive fine for assaulting an officer of the law.
Bakery upgrades as well, of course, but you probably have many of those already planned out.

Garris says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:56pm

This is my favorite game so far. All of the elements of it combine to make a hilarious and really fun game play! Love the graphics, love the music, and the use of theme here is perfect. Really well done!

Yword says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:50pm

Wow, the graphics and mood are very good! I think it will be very popular and fun when play on mobile device. Well done!

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Love the Easter-Egg. It was more fun getting the money off the patrons that way. Fantastic pixel art, great expressions and animations. A very good, enjoyable entry.

SamH says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 9:01pm

Great game! Multiple game mechanics, impressive artwork… Love the attention to detail, the funny and cute theme… it’s amazing you managed to produce so much content in so little time! Definitely one of the best entries this year.

Nysten says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 9:10pm

Got everything else right, except there could have been music in the shop part. Also, I would've liked a more accurate aiming with the baguette, as there are only three points where you can hit with it. But all in all, very fun little game!

Ancient_Pixel says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Great!

May 9, 2015 @ 11:00am

Hilarious game. Definitely a challenge, but fun as heck. Keep up the good work :)

binasa says ...
Jun 30, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Tilt left/right to look to the side - Touch the eye for a surprise response - Shake the device for another surprise. http://downloadthingshere.men For business, if you need to pronounce Myanmar people names correctly, you can use this app to learn.

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