Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Coffee, Please!

by sweetfish - Jam Entry

"Coffee, Please!" is a "Papers, Please" inspired coffee serving game; try to serve all the coffee orders with two button controls.

Had many plans for awesome gameplay features, but alas, this was the result! :)

(The game was made in the Defold engine btw!)

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danbolt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:23am

Love the physics! The idea is well-polished and put together. I had a lot of fun. :)

The only thing I would suggest would be different fonts for handwriting. Some near-unreadable to make the player guess harder. ;P

sweetfish says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:13am

@danbolt hahaha, I agree about the font! Was thinking of also having the names randomly misspelled. :) Anyway, thanks!!

KoalaBot says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:52pm

This is a lot of fun! My biggest complaint, and it can't be considered a fault of the game, is that as a non-coffee-drinker, I had difficulty knowing how to make some of the drinks. This captures the stress of Papers, Please very well!

fakefrogsonly says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:52pm

Nice! Would have loved a little more depth, but this is a great starting point!

Yamzho says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:55pm

As a professional barista, this game is approved and will be shared with my fellow coffee makers ! Great game ! ;)

Chewie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:55pm

Had no idea making coffee would be so much fun! Now I know a couple of receipts, lol
And all those cups XD

zguerrero says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:55pm

The physics is so fun! can't stop to hit yes!

joekinglake says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:56pm

The physics were a nice touch :) Cool little game, you should get it on a tablet or phone!

Chubb1337 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Haha very original, liked it and even learned some coffee names

Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Fun, but I'm obviously not as familiar with what the specific difference in certain types of coffees are asI thought I was

MrDave says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:58pm

In some ways I like this better than papers please. A really clever idea for a game.

sweetfish says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:23pm

@KoalaBot: Haha, I see. I should have added a precipices folder the user could flip through to add to the stress!

@fakefrogsonly: Thanks!

@Yamzho: Made my day! :D

@joekinglake: Thanks! Tried it on my phone today, need to do some adjustments to the aspect ratio.

@MrDave: lol, thanks!

zaniarm says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:04am

Fun concept and idea. Loved the physics :D. Great job

Ryusui says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:14am

*satisfied printer noises*

Overall I like the concept, but as already noted, if you've never been in a Starbucks in your life, the questions are going to come off as non-sequiturs. ^_^;

piper82 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:19am

super duper fun! theres something about job simulators... graphics and gameplay are great.

kmakai says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:22am

Awesome! Would love some coffee shop ambiance in the background. You should develop this further, I like the idea of including more difficult recipes so that you have to flip between reference cards or something like that. The physics were a great touch. Also, I laughed when someone ordered a Grande cup of sugar.

Good job!

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:37pm

Great little game. Unfortunately I'm not a coffee drinker and do not know what to put in different kinds of coffee, so I've learned stuff today! ;)

dmecke says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:38pm

Very nice done! One thing though (maybe thats just me): I did not know what ingredients were needed.. :-) I thing most customers got way too much milk..

Zulgot says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Well I wish i knew how to make coffee :D Reminds me a little bit Papers Please. Nice game :)

fluidvolt says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:38am

This is funny... and kinda grim! I like the sleek visuals and the way the brewing process plays out. I like toppling cups! I'd love to see this with some barista sounds -- some gurgling, some splashing, some hissing steam sounds -- to heighten the experience.

justinooncx says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:51pm

Would've been nice if I actually drank coffee and understood those terms. Didn't get a single cent...

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