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A jam submission

SoupView game page

A short game about managing a soup shop.
Submitted by sharpfives (@sharpfives) — 6 hours, 27 minutes before the deadline

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Soup's itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Fun#34.2004.200
Interpretation#44.3604.360
Overall#54.2004.200
Audio#93.7203.720
Visuals#124.1604.160
Gameplay Innovation#153.5203.520

Ranked from 25 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Spoiler Level

Minor Spoilers

TV Show Name/Season/Episode
Seinfeld, Season 7, Episode 6

IMDb link to episode
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0697782/

Episode description
Play as the "Soup Nazi" and manage your shop / kitchen.

A clip from the Seinfeld episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jSTiKHOFEI

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
Some small sound effects were used from www.freesound.org. All art and music created for this game by @sharpfives.

How many members in your team?

Team of 1

List your team's social media / website links!
https://twitter.com/sharpfives

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
Mouse control.

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Comments

(+1)

Loved this game! It was fun, though a little on the easy side once you hit the automation. Liked the varying upgrades and the art, and the inspiration you took from the episode is clear. The rage meter was a little bit confusing at first, but I figured it out before too long. I feel like after you get the machine, it's mostly just a waiting game at that point, occasionally paying employees/rent/maintaining the machine.

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing! Yeah, i'd eventually like to add more stuff to "manage" so it's not as automated, but that's all i could squeeze in for the jam.

Submitted(+1)

Nice music, great pixel art, and addictive gameplay! Well done :) 

Developer(+1)

Thanks so much for checking it out! :)

Submitted(+1)

This is a really great game! Love the artwork and gameplay overall! I got to a point where I could charge $70+ for a bowl of soup and let all my employees quit because I only needed the machine. But then after that I never got the option to rehire anyone and eventually my character disappeared all together, all that was left was the machine. I was given the option to make soup and get the money but no one was there anymore to do these actions... rather odd.

Really fun game though! Great job!

Developer

Thanks for playing! Yeah, some other people have noted this weird thing happening where he disappears - still looking into recreating the bug, if you can remember specifically the order of clicking that made it happen, let me know!

Submitted(+1)

great game, really good interpretation of the episode, and the pixel art is amazing

Developer

Thanks so much for playing! :)

Submitted(+1)

really loved it. Game mechanism is funny and I love those low-res folks - congratulations

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing, Marco!

Submitted(+1)

Great interpretation of a hilarious episode! I'm not sure what gets the person in a rage after I get the machine though and everything goes south quite soon. 

Developer

After you get the machine he rages when it incorrectly gives or doesn't give someone soup. The idea was you pay periodically to increase the machine's accuracy, but yeah - when the machine accuracy is low, if it gets a few wrong in a row, you're kinda hosed.

Submitted(+1)

Agree with below that initial sound too loud. Great game, great art, and was enjoyable.

Developer

Yeah - this is a little weird, it's somewhat inconsistent. I've been able to reproduce the loudness thing a few times - sometimes it's super loud when the page loads and other times it's not. Might be a Chrome/browser issue, but I'm looking into it.  Thanks for playing!

Submitted(+1)

Favorite Seinfeld episode, so you got a win here in my book.

The game is fun, and I love the art. The music was waaaay too loud in comparison to everything else.

Developer(+1)

Ok thanks - i hadn't noticed it, but i'll try turning it down.

Submitted(+1)

Really nice game and, as expected, the music is very good!

Submitted

I can't believe this uwu stople my game m m >:( senfld is my show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please take down I have people on the inside motherfucker