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A jam entry

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Physics-based Terrible Person Simulator
Submitted by VodBox (@VodBox_IO) with 2 hours, 54 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
xkcd-ness (how well it matches/interprets the comic)#54.5864.586
Audio#83.7243.724
Fun#123.7593.759
Visuals#183.7933.793
Overall#193.6213.621
Innovation#203.5523.552

Ranked from 29 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Link to xkcd comic / 'what if' article the game is based on
https://xkcd.com/954/

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
xkcd Font: https://github.com/ipython/xkcd-font (xkcd-script)

Sound Effects:
Escalator - https://freesound.org/people/Dalibor/sounds/34177/
Slap - https://freesound.org/people/peridactyloptrix/sounds/202602/
Crash - https://freesound.org/people/pauliep83/sounds/33675/
Punch - https://freesound.org/people/CastIronCarousel/sounds/216781/
Scream1 - https://freesound.org/people/Coral_Island_Studios/sounds/277562/
Scream2 - https://freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/62685/
Neigh - https://freesound.org/people/acclivity/sounds/19812/

Team size

1

Team's social media links:
Twitter: VodBox_IO
Twitch: DillonEA

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Comments

This really gave me exactly what I needed!
Video review:

This comics deserved to be implemented with some game physics. It is now done! Congratulation. It was fun!

This is a pretty amusing game.  Interprets the comic quite well, and the ways to control the elevator are fun to see, even if there aren't too many.  The sound effects are well chosen and well-implemented, and the graphics are simple but nice, xkcd-styled images.

I do wish there were more settings/ways to cause chaos--maybe a mall shopper is holding bags or food, and you get points depending on how far it's flung, whether their items hit other people, etc.  For now all you can do is control the speed of the elevator.

I do understand that this is a game jam project, so maybe that's why there is only one real feature.  Seeing this expanded after the jam is over would be a delight.  The concept is great, and what's here is well executed.  Great job! :)

(Btw, my high score is 249.  People seem to stop coming up the escalator after a certain point--was that intentional?)

Wonderfully evil. Absolutely love it.

That was funny. The sound effects are A+. Not too violent but comedic enough AND THE TRASHCAN CRASH SOUND. 

Magnifique.

Haha just like the comic. When I played it last night it didn't have the controls posted so I thought you were just supposed to watch as the people kinda toppled around, but now that the controls are posted it is much more entertaining

Hilarious stuff! Feels good to be bad.

I wanted to play this one after I saw it in the discord chat. It did not disappoint. 

 Since the score is linked to the height someone gets above the escalator, it might be good to move the camera up a bit to show the characters moving a lot higher than the escalator.

This...This is what physics engines were made for. PURE SUFFERING UPON INFERIOR BEINGS! Anyway one thing I do want to mention is I'm doing a review of design on the games in this jam so here's a shameless plug to my channel if you want to be notified of the vid when released: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Vj46GGL9VMUvd4YTMtjXg

My XKCD game jam analysis is out!