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by Lockyy - Mini LD 40 Entry

A different kind of bus simulator.

Based upon the real life phenomenon of trying desperately to avoid any and all social contact with strangers you must try to find the optimal way to fit the public onto the bus you've been given.

A simple puzzle game featuring various different kinds of people.

The British hate sitting near others, whilst the crazies don't mind, only causing unhappiness in others. Chavs like to stick together, only disturbing those next to them who aren't other chavs. Girls love to get together, whilst mitigating the crushing social anxiety of those they sit near. Babies of course cause suicidal tendencies of anyone within earshot (also referred to as "the entire bus".)

The game is finished however the art is still a placeholder. The puzzles are also unfinished, only going up to level 11 at the moment.

Other platforms will have to download the source of the game and run it directly in python. For this you'll have to have python 2.7 and pygame 1.9.1 installed. I'm working on getting py2app so I can distribute a proper osx version.

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dasrkrain says ...
Feb 26, 2013 @ 12:33am

The first few levels were very easy, but I could not get past level 9! Lol. Music was good for the game type, and you made great use of the theme. I love that girls are the only good person to sit next to.

Lockyy says ...
Feb 26, 2013 @ 2:27pm

I'll give you a little hint on level 9. Think about how crazy people work.

I think when I work on putting more levels in I need a few more "tutorial levels" explaining little tricks like what you have to use to complete 9.

Mar 1, 2013 @ 10:31pm

Nice game, provides an unusual puzzle in a cute package. Liked the driving bassline soundtrack. Needs a reset button or a way to move people to other seats, though ...

BipolarMike says ...
Mar 2, 2013 @ 12:09am

Great idea! I must be an idiot though because I can't even get past level 2 >.<

Hayawi says ...
Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:47am

Very nice game, but its funny how I couldn't get past level 2 and 9 XD

Lockyy says ...
Mar 3, 2013 @ 1:59am

Okay I thought I'd fixed level 2 and I must apologize for that. It's actually broken and unwinnable.
I'll try and fix that asap.

Spelchan says ...
Mar 6, 2013 @ 4:56am

Game window was too tall for my laptop display but otherwise was an interesting puzzle.

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