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The Purple Banana

by xhunterko - Compo Entry

It's another busy day at The Purple Banana Food Truck! Here at the Purple Banana, we have simplified our menu so that they are only represented by shapes! Shift your position from shape to shape to serve a customer! A customer's color will match the shape of which meal they want! To serve the customer, you have to be at that station as the customer passes by. Try to serve all our hungry customers!

Uses Haxeflixel.

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Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:51am

I seem to get the game. Good work though.

Gamepopper says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:01pm

I get the idea, although it feels a bit repetitive and slow after a while. Nice job though.

esayitch says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:14pm

Is the order of the stream of people randomized? Because it feels very well-designed and the challenge is really good. I liked it, but it might need some improvement in terms of graphics and "feel". Could use a cool, happy soundtrack in the background as well :)

LeReveur says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:12pm

Repetitive, but it works fine and it's simple to get the game rythm.

aeveis says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:19am

My score was 226. Trying to match the people coming was pretty good - it was interesting that the color of the person mapped to the location on the truck that you have to physically move to. Could be interesting to explore that more. Good job!

xhunterko says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:40am

Thank you all for playing! Hopefully I'll get to your games before the deadline!

suppi says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 11:04am

A nice idea! good job making it in the time constraints :) it still needs something extra to keep the player engaged IMO.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 10:41pm

cool concept, its real fun

iceburg7 says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:47pm

Nice work, this was a fun little mechanic.

AngerFork says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 11:46pm

It took me a bit to get this game, in large part as the colors aren't always the same as the character's order. It might be worthwhile to have slight thought bubbles to give the initial order to someone. Also, would love increased speed on this as you get further in.

Overall, well done though!

miwuc says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:49pm

Nice concept, I think it could be even more interesting by tweaking the flow of people and difficulty curve.
One flaw right now is that you can just repeat "left arrow 3 times, right arrow 3 times" to go from the left side to the right side of the truck super quickly all the time, and that will satisfy almost all customers.

imepp says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 4:37pm

As a colorblind I missed a lot of points.
Game very simple, with a bit more work could be better.
Nice job though

rburema says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 4:54pm

I've noticed that you've got to repeat the key-press to move 2 squares. Was that a deliberate choice in order to avoid overshooting?

I like the different speeds, but that does cause people to overlap... maybe they could walk around each other?

Can't help to think that some music (or even just a bit more sfx) would /really/ help, not just in audio, but also in mood & overall.

Have to agree with the other commenters that it's a bit repetitive, but that it could be fixed.

xhunterko says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 1:22am

Thank you all for playing! Sorry for not getting to play your entries. I just did not have the motivation or desire to do so. Just getting something done in the time constraints I had was all I was thinking about. I had very little time to work due to events and other things and had a lot more planned, but I just thought of finishing something. Again, thanks for taking a look.

And thanks for playing!

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