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

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Waku Waku Buffet

by JD557 - Compo Entry


"Welcome to Waku Waku Buffet, the best all you can eat restaurant in town!
We have 3 lanes full of delicious food, just for you!"

You just bought a full dinner at Waku Waky buffet, and you want to make sure you make the best out of your money.

Make sure you eat the food you like (chicken, burgers and sushi) and avoid the food you dislike (brocolli and soup),
as that will only make you full.

If you start to get full, don't worry, just go to the bathroom and empty your bowels ;).

You accumulate points by eating, but they will only go to your score after you go to the bathroom.
The fuller you are when you go to the bathroom, the more points you will get.

If you get too full, however, it's game over. Watch out for your fullness bar.



A -> Move up
Z -> Move down

Downloads and Links




SplittyDev says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:15pm

Omg I absolutely love this. I'm a big fan of japanese-themed stuff and this is just.. aww

velddev says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:15pm

Cute game!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:16pm

nice, very funny game

Carnivoris says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:26pm

Game wouldn't accept input and none of the game's locomotion worked for me for some reason :/

chriiis88 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:27pm

Hilarious idea. The only negative point is that it becomes too difficult too fast. But otherwise really fun and funny.

JD557 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:40pm

@Carnivoris, that's odd...
Have you tried clicking on the game with your mouse? Maybe you had something else selected.

rockford says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:34pm

Yeahhhh nice, remind me tapper on arcade

Ildfuglen says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:27pm

Cute little game, although the gameplay was very generic.

@SamPotasz says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Really enjoyed this! Simple concept and well-executed. Great tension between pooping and eating.

vegapomme27 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:30am

Nice ! The idea was well executed here. Graphics works well too. The toilet mechanic was cool too.
Nice work.

AlexLemminG says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:52pm

Nice game, but what if i like brocolli)))

JD557 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:58pm

At first I was planning on having multiple characters with different tastes. That seemed like a nice way to implement a difficulty slider (eg. picking the vegetarian character would be playing in hard mode).

Unfortunately, as the code base grew that feature became harder to implement and I ran out of time.

krashja says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:31pm

いただきます!!! funny game ;)

refreshgames says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Doesn't work in Firefox, but works in Chrome, just in-case anyone else is having issues. Cute little game, banking points is a nice mechanic too.

JD557 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:59pm

Thanks for the heads up. This actually seems to be a known firefox issue firefox:

Since that ticket is unassigned since 2014, I'll try to release an fix tomorrow (I need to check first if that doesn't break any rules).

JD557 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:07pm

OK, the game seems to run fine on Firefox now.

BeardyBard says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:48pm

Aww, so cute voiceover ^_^
Your game made me hungry, haha

Blobo says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 4:03pm

Really neat game! i love how the guy gets fat as you eat. pretty interesting concept too. it gets challenging pretty fast though.

kmakai says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 2:58pm

Really cute, fun twist on the "catch falling things" style of game. My only complaint is that the difficulty seems to increase really quickly, but that's kind of minor. Great job!

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