Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Subway Taxi

by ambi - Compo Entry

Pick up people and deliver them to the subway terminal. Be careful not to go too fast when picking up or dropping off. Get money to buy more fuel.

You got room only for one passenger.

Controls: arrow keys or WASD.

Download zip file. Extract it and run game.exe.

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meg says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:21am

Fun game!

Slowly run people over to pick them up. Your taxi sign changes slightly to indicate that you have a passenger. The center point of your taxi has to be over the drop-off space for people to get out, a corner is not enough. Flipping your car or running someone over too quickly will result in $100 penalty.

dietzribi says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:23pm

Lol, I did a backflip. Smart use of the theme! But it was really laggy for me so I had a hard time playing. Nice job!
(P.S. I prefer just running people over)

terop says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:58pm

looks nice. But I drove to a hole and couldn't get out of it. That kinda ruined it :) But the graphics is amazing and the physics modelling is excellent.

Cosmic-Hawke says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:01am

This was fun. I fell down a hill and ended up $1000 in debt, lol. The car controlled well but I wish it accelerated a bit quicker.

Sixteen says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:04am

Killed the first person we tried to pick up so not the best start. Found it very fun. Fuel really adds challenge to the game. Lovely graphics

Birke says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:16am

Cool little game. Doesn't make sense that he way you pick people up is by bumping into them gently though. Also couldn't figure out where to drop them off.

wujood says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:18am

Awesome ! love the graphics! SO clean!

sepharoth213 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:23am

I love the design of the level! It feels aware of its aesthetic and doesn't overreach while also not feeling like it's lacking at all. That said, it's much too short. Once you can pick people up from the building the game gets pretty easy driving in a nice and simple circle. Congrats on finishing your entry!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:33am

Took me a little while to figure out how to pick up a passenger without murdering them. Otherwise really enjoyed this! The physics work well and the art is cute! Looks very "finished" relative to other submissions. Good work!

lonewookie says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:23pm

Simple concept, but the graphics were clean and fun, music was nice, controls were easy, but it was challenging not to crash. Overall, fantastic job!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:08pm

Nice graphics and good controls. Really liked the car design, kinda just wanna drive around and not pick up people :)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:53am

This game is a lot harder than it looks, in a great way. Took me all of 10 seconds to wedge myself in a ditch and pop out of the world. Killed my first few passengers on accident, took a few off the edge of the map. Graphics are really nicely done. Penalty system for bad driving works well. Great work!

KadaDev says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:20am

Nice models I like the cost of flipping over, not sure I've seen that before. Nice sound + music. Wish there was more of this game.

shillingburg says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:11am

i loved this! theres a lot of attention to detail and its really soothing to play. im in debt 600 bucks now, though

saucygames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:29am

i like the driving controls, wish had more indication where people wanted to go. but did enjoy running peeps over with ma car.

dustyroom says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:19pm

Fun to play, but couldn't figure out how to restart from the pit onto asphalt without running out of fuel.

Firellon says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Really cool flat graphics!

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:17pm

The cost of a human life is about the same as a full tank of gas. :D No, seriously, lovely graphics, cool game.

BoneDaddy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:45pm

Great graphics. I fell off the edge... and then i kept falling and losing money...

tartlegames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:26pm

the graphics looks great overall. Good work.

M2tias says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:37pm

What a pretty game. I like the visuals a lot, music was great and even the sound effects were fine. Gameplay was great, but I felt no need to play it. Some kind of goal, clock to run against, scoring system or puzzling levels (50 gas, 0 money, pick these three guys etc) would have made it much better experience for me.

rplnt says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:25pm

Very nice game, controls were on spot as well. Was the gas getting more expensive (because I think I lost after a while). Would be nice to see some score, perhaps number of people I drove.

xesenix says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:20pm

Almost like GTA completely not on topic but really nice graphics and good controls.

jimmynoshoes says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 11:53pm

The 3D models are great and it's good to see a compo game with music. Nice work making all this in a weekend! Very impressive.

Dec 27, 2016 @ 2:54am

All I know is I killed a lot of people and lost a lot of money real quick. and bought a lot of gas.

Dec 29, 2016 @ 11:58am

Really cool idea and design.
I guess it could be less penalizing to fall in a hole and the game could use a bit more feedback (highlight maybe) when you can pick up or drop off somebody.
But great little game anyway!

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