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

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Easy Job?

by TajamSoft - Compo Entry

Easy Job?

Cook Fast

In this game you have to control up to 3 machines at the same time (You are recommended to play with friends though), each one has its own control method.

The objective is to "survive" as long as you can, when your life drops under zero, you will "die"!


You have 3 machines:

SlapChop: The one at the right, you control it by pressing [K]. You break aliments.
MeatChop: The one at the middle, you control it by holding [J]. You fill a basket with meat
Coffee Machine: The one at the left, you toggle it on/off by pressing [V]. You fill a coffee cup.
You must match the stuff they make with the stuff the sign at their top displays.
It may seem like an easy task, but controlling 3 machines at the same time is really hard! Try to get a friend to control some of the machines!

In the main menu you can disable some of the machines, or change the difficulty! You can only disable 2 machines at the same time.

Difficulty changes how many points you lose by not matching an item, and changes the behaviour of the SlapChop.


Get a friend to play with you!!
Disable some of the machines in the Main Menu
Focus on the SlapChop and MeatChop, as the Coffee Machine is easier to control!
Known Bugs:

When you lose, in the "Game Over" screen, there are some zeroes at the bottom, no idea what's causing it!

Feel free to report any bugs you find!

Note: If you have issues playing, try Chrome! (Or Chromium!)

Will soon upload a Github source link. I have to sleep >_>

Enjoy! :)

Downloads and Links




kuhnerdm says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:04pm

Not exactly sure how this is supposed to work. It seems that the chopper isn't working for me (i.e. I press K when the bubble fills with some food) and nothing happens. Also, the sound gets a bit grating and shouldn't go on past the game over screen. Cool concept though.

zguba says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:07pm

Waaay to much bass on making coffe sound. My headphones were vibreting like hell. But generally game is fine :)

bobismijnnaam says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:09pm

I liked the idea, and the game looks really great. The music ok but you don't really notice it after a few seconds. The gameplay is kind of weird, it sometimes seems like the devices don't react (especially the one on the right). Fun game to play though.

loxo says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:13pm

Interesting idea and nice graphics. It's pretty challenging to stay alive, I didn't mange to do that for very long. But I don't understand the connection to the theme.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:15pm

A good idea, and it might be a good execution, but I just couldn't really figure out what was going on.

There needs to be a bit more in the way of instructions, as it's not very intuitive. I could never quite figure out what I was supposed to do, on some machines I think I was supposed to hold, but on the coffee machine, I just had to press it to turn it on or off? And how "exact" did I need to be to match the pictures at top?

ddr2 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:18pm

That need for pixel perfection is just making it impossible to solo imho.

That said, it's an interesting concept and brings definitely more challenge than all the cook serve delicious-y games out there ;)

Dec 23, 2015 @ 1:36pm

Good aesthetics. I'm not sure how to play though. I press the buttons when the bubble flashes black but I'm not sure if I'm making progress on the machines on the right. I tried pressing repeatedly and holding the button. More visual feedback would be helpful.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 2:59pm

I think there's a bug with the Slap Clop as no matter how much I mash K nothing actually happens

Haokarlos says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 9:09am

The idea is good but I don't really get into the game. The graphics and the sounds are really cool though

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