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Find the phones in the lost playpen
Submitted by David Hunter (@HunterOnGames) — 12 minutes, 26 seconds before the deadline
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xkcd-ness (how well it matches/interprets the comic)#802.3332.333

Ranked from 12 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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"Grownups" is my favorite xkcd comic.  Let's see your take on it. :)

It's . . . very different from the comic.  "Based loosely" is right.

The game itself is extremely simple to the point of being disappointing.  The playpen balls are nice and colorful, but the game amounts to just finding three randomly-placed phones in a very small area.  There's not a lot to it.

Not much more to say--it's a simple, quick game that doesn't demand much of you, nor does it take much of anything from the comic it's based on aside from the playpen setting.

(Btw, what is an "xkcd phone" you talk about in the description, and how can I get one?)


Thanks for the feedback! Due to a crisis at work, I lost a day's worth of work on the game and barely made the deadline. I really hoped to make more content and mechanics, but there you have it. Try a google search for "xkcd phone" or check this version:

Hmmm neat take on the comic yet I feel much more could be done with the base concept. Overall it made me smile. 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:


Thanks for the feedback! I really hoped to make more content, but lost a day's worth of work because of sudden trouble at my job.

My XKCD game jam analysis is out!