I had a great time with this, really made me smile. :)
Llewelyn 'NylePudding' Griffiths
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What a wonderfully surreal experience, so much stuff here, I need to play it again. Making it so Chapter 3 of The Wailing Asteroid played whenever you held down the W key just made it even more strange. Some genuinely funny and heartfelt moments too, really loved the ending.
I really mean it when I say this is one of my favourite games of 2020.
One for pipe, pipe for all!
What does the error message on 7Zip say? I downloaded and extracted it the other day and it worked okay. :)
My 7Zip did give me a warning that looked like and error, but I let it finish extracting and it worked without any problems.
Such a wonderful little game, really cleverly designed too I instantly understood how it was played. The graphics are gorgeous too! :D
My top score is 88.88 I'm sure I can do better though.
Edit: I got 57.05!
Sat down and played this in one sitting, then I went to sleep and the songs played in my dreams over and over, totally engrossing. It's hard to put this experience into words, but it's horrifying, beautiful, disturbing and compelling all at once.
Yeah unfortunately there aren't any reliable strategies, I think the beginning when they all cram together is partly to blame, if a speedy one is caught at the back they have no chance. My original idea was to make it a management game where you have a team of crabs and you have to select the best one for the race, I might give that a try for future versions.
Anyway, thank you for playing! :)
Good question! :D
It is a bug, but I chose to ignore it because it is quite funny, and also fits the theme quite well. I want to expand on this game some more, and I think it would be fun to keep the cheating, but somehow turn it into a game mechanic that's more predictable.
It's based on steering behaviours first introduced by Craig W. Reynolds.
It's pretty powerful because you can add different behaviours and weight them on importance. Definitely look it up if you're interested!
Unfortunately lots of people have been experiencing a loading issue relating to a font I used.
I've made a very quick fix and simply removed the font that you can try here: https://nylepudding.itch.io/crab-racing-post-jam
This fix was done after the jam was over, so please only rate for my original submission. Thank you. :)
Oh crumbs! I have no clue why it's working for me then... It loads on my phone too, but isn't playable due to the orientation unfortunately.
The only thing I can suggest at the moment is you make sure Chrome is updated.
Thank you for all your help!
I've got an idea of how to fix it now, although it should enable a backup font if it can't download the one available. Ah well, I can't do anything about it now. :)
Hmmm, that's very strange!
I'm guessing you're on a mac? In Google Chrome can you please press "Command + Option + J", then click the New Game button and report if any error messages appear? :)