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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Cozy Taxi

by ocarson - Jam Entry

You've moved in to a new house and all your bunny toys are in the wrong place! Time to listen to some offspring and get some sweet fares, lets get uncontrollably cozy, that's right, it's Cozy Taxi!

Use a joypad, or the WASD to drive, space jumps, and e flips you over when you're stuck, which will happen, a lot, it's all part of the fun!

Made for Ludum Dare 37.

My best score is about 5 bunnies.

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andyman404 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:11pm

I liked the room/track design! My best was only 1 bunny, with pickup and delivery both on the ground. Man, those ramps are tricky to get up. I sure used the flip & jump a lot, good to know it's all part of the fun!

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:20pm

This is surprisingly faithful, down to the music and gameplay. Getting the truck up ramps was really difficult though, I only managed to get 1 bunny.

ocarson says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Thanks guys! I've made a few fixes today and it should be a lot better now, looking forward to going through your games!

Swingularity says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:55pm

Really fun game, the first playtrough I was really bad but then i got the hang of it and got 5 bunnies!

ocarson says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Thanks for playing glad you enjoyed it!

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:04pm

Good stuff. Enjoyed gameplay very much. Except for music, I personally find it slightly annoying. The rest is just perfect!

pyokoanarogue says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:05pm

this game rules so hard. it really is the dark so... no... that's too cliché tho...(but it totally is) excellent aesthetics (and oh so very cute), and the frustrating but fair balancing ...mmmmm i plan on defeating this . it's now my mount everest . keep on the good work.

ocarson says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:10pm

It's okay to find midi offspring annoying, glad you both enjoyed it Pestel Crew, and pyokoanarogue :)

NegInfinity says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:52pm

Liked the music and intro screen (I ran out of time to make music for my compo entry). Very well done. Only got one bunny. The car is hard to control, feels very heavy, and in tight spaces camera may end looking at car from a fairly unhelpful angle. I think it could be a good idea to try more noticeable shadows (there are barely visible shadows on the floor, not sure about the rest of geometry), but not sure if it would fit with visual style.

palsina says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:33pm

It's really hard to control, but I love this anyway. It's the mix of Crazy Taxy and Katamary visuals I never knew I wanted!

TheHighChairs says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:01pm

This is really cute but really hard to control. I enjoyed the camera angles - some of the jumps look like action replays!

DiscoFish says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:26pm

Nice game!

JoeProgram says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:19am

Nice entry! Graphics were really bright and colorful, and the music matched the mood really well. I wonder if a stronger shadow beneath the truck would have helped make the ramps easier to get up?

Also, I love trying to figure out who lives in this room, and needs so many guides on the Digital Internet - really made me chuckle!

Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:18pm

This game is just adorable, what a great tribute! Loved the take on the offspring music, did not love the camera angles. Played with my 360 controller and got 12 bunnies. The truck is a bit too loose for my taste, but it certainly adds to the challenge!

gogo199432 says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Loved the game, really reminded me of the old Crazy Taxi game :) Oh and the graphics and design were great :D

Ant0nin says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 6:25pm

nice game and interesting graphics.

conrad123 says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 6:33pm

Best game yet.

Vadim Ivshin says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:37pm

Hey, nice mix of Crazy Taxi and Micro Machines! Controls could be smoother. Anyway, great entry, great music, great everything!

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 2:17am

Neat idea! Great title screen with the rolling "press start" ticker, and the graphics were pretty neat too!

Gameplay left much to be desired though; the truck itself was hard to control and I'd echo the aforementioned camera issues. Was able to get 4 bunnies but then didn't really feel like I wanted to continue. The acceleration was terribly slow and it was quite easy to get stuck after hitting a wall.

pmarincak says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 2:31am

I liked the aesthetic and the idea of the game, but I found that the controls were so difficult it was practically impossible to play. I tried on both keyboard and gamepad, and was more successful with the latter. My suggestion would be to speed up acceleration or turning (i.e have the truck function more like a toy than a car). I also had a lot of issues with the camera. I got stuck in a tiny corner and well, I couldn't get out so I had to restart.

Great job though! I can see this being really fun if the controls are improved :D

ocarson says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 6:28pm

Thanks for all the feedback guys, yeah, if I got more time, I would make the car physics a lot tighter, and the camera would be a lot smarter, the art was done over 2 days, and the code was done in a day for this game, and it was just me, so I guess I didn't have time to tweak the physics as much as I wanted, also the camera system could be a lot smarter and smoother.
In retrospect, I feel Cozy taxi did a good job getting across what I wanted to in the time I had, but yeah I understand there are issues with it, but I'm still very proud of what I've achieved.

Dec 30, 2016 @ 11:17pm

My favourite music this jam without a doubt. Love the visuals, nice to have a bit of colour up in here. The games a little tricky, but doing dramatic flips is pretty awesome. Oh also the camera system is really cool.

qualia says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 12:02am

I really loved this, really fun game. What I didn't love was the camera. Lost a full 20 seconds to being stuck off screen :(

I got 13 bunny fares in 15 minutes. Only lost because my dad started trying to distract me >_<

Jan 7, 2017 @ 12:37am

Lovely graphics, very nice game. I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

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