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A jam submission

Shoe Salesman Simulator (TV Game Jam 2019)View game page

Experience a day in cut-throat shoe sales business
Submitted by Pert "Vikerlane" S. (@toooldtoocold) — 8 hours, 2 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Visuals#154.0484.048
Fun#233.3333.333
Overall#263.4763.476
Gameplay Innovation#293.0953.095
Audio#373.0003.000
Interpretation#383.6193.619

Ranked from 21 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Spoiler Level

No Spoilers

TV Show Name/Season/Episode
Married With Children

IMDb link to episode
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092400/

Episode description
It's probably slightly old fashioned by today's standards, but this show has kept me going for 20 years, since my school days they started showing it in Estonia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW8CqnfhrrY

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
Non

How many members in your team?

Team of 1

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

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Very nice visuals!

Developer

Thank you for playing! Don't think art is my strongest skill, so much appreciated :)

Submitted(+1)

Great pixel graphics! I presume the color of the shoes were quite close on purpose (as it was pretty confusing at first). Gets a little tedious after a while, which I guess is the life of a shoe salesperson. 

Developer

Yeah, I kinda was in between of "it clashes" and "he is suppose to get annoyed with his job". My original "grand vision" 14 years ago was more open ended, like Donald Duck Playground type game, I agree that in this single day/level form it doesn't work as well as it could. Thanks for playing :)

Submitted(+1)

Awesome pixel reinterpretation & fun gameplay, nicely done :)

Developer

Than you. I find art and design much harder than coding, so I'm glad hard work paid off :)

Submitted(+1)

It's a fun game, solid gameplay, and I love the pixel art! Well done :D

Developer(+1)

Cheers. I got to admit art is not my strongest skill, so encouragement in that department is much appreciated! :)

Submitted(+1)

I now know I would not want to be a shoe salesman! :)

Fun and challenging game and I really liked the artwork! I knew it was Married with Children without even needing to read the description. Great job!

Developer

Hah I'm glad it hit the spot with source material, it's always quite hard to get right, specially when one is not professional graphic artist :)

I think it's a bit too challenging with day cycle and all that, it probably should have been more arcade-y like Tapper with lives or like Donald Duck Playground with no real goal, you just work for money and how well you do gives you more money to spend on goodies like new fishing gear or bowling ball :D 

Submitted(+1)

like it :-) nice and fun game. And graphic works well

Developer(+1)

Thanks. I don't think art is my strongest skill, so kind words are much appreciated :)

Submitted(+2)

That's a very cool and fun game! I like the visuals a lot

Developer(+1)

Cheers - I don't consider myself that good of an artist, so I'm glad you did notice the art :) Thank you for playing.

Submitted(+2)

A rather interesting mechanic here. You've got a difficult game that is pretty fun, but gets a little monotonous and might need something to break it up a little bit. You definitely captured the MWC tone.

Developer

Hah yeah, believe it or not, I actually went - hey, that would make it more like job that you don't want to do, so lets call it a "conscious design choice" :D Thank you for playing :)