Hamboozled

Hamboozled

  • Tydecon Games
  • 3 weeks ago
  • 6th
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Take control of two lil piggies on opposite platforms in this cutesy retro arcade game!
Just like Newton's third law, where something good will happen on one pigs side, the opposite will happen to the pig on the other, your job is to keep them both safe and guide them to those tasty apples and cakes and rack up the best score you can!

Keep your eye on both sides as the difficulty begins to ramp up and avoid falling off the edges or being stomped, flattened, squashed, impaled or jammed!

High Score

The highest score this jam was Evoleo! with 271, congratulations! image

Controls

ARROW Keys to move one pig
WASD Keys to move the other
Enter / Space to select

The Post-Jam Update

Thank you so much to everyone who's enjoyed Hamboozled! As some of you had pointed out, there were some timing issues at some points, I've fixed these now, alongside a few other small bits and pieces and have released the updated version on itch.io
(Download for free HERE)

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  • Tero Hannula

    I liked the game and I saw there few good things in which you tried convey 'two sides' more :) Of course these kind of multitasking games are easy to cheat with second player ^^"

    Here is my gameplay https://youtu.be/-tcce30kmHI?t=5162

    ps. my score was 130 :)

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      I'm glad you enjoyed the game, it was great watching you play, you're right in that 2 players would make the game easier though that's optional haha :) 130 is a great score as well! :)

  • Pixel Pincher

    Wow, I really like how polished this game is! The menu really gives the impression this is a full game and not a game jam game! I did not get all the time what was going on, but I guess that's intentional.

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      Thank you so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed playing it and yeah haha it's meant to slowly get more and more intense as you play, I'm starting to get a reputation for making games that are much harder than I mean them to be! :)

  • baku
    baku baku Level 45 Patron

    My record is 113, i am bad at this 🙃

    It's pretty fun but gets suuuper stressful so I can't play it for more than a handful of minutes at a time. The controls being kinda delayed was really annoying as well as it led to accidentally running off the edge lots of times (I realise this is on purpose, considering the shoe powerup fixes this, but that just seems like bad game design :S )

    It it wasn't for those things, I could easily imagine trying to beat the high score :V

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      Thanks for playing, still a good score. And I see what you mean, I wanted the controls to feel responsive enough to work but still justify the shoe power-up but I get what you mean, still, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

  • Naxos
    Naxos Naxos Level 7

    Whew... my brain is thoroughly fried haha, and I didn't even do that well XD

    This was a really polished entry! Definitely reminds me of Big Bob's Breakfast, as far as art and main menu go :) Seems like there's an overarching food theme going on, but maybe that's just a coincidence.

    I couldn't even break 100, so congrats to Evo for 200+!

    I had an issue one time where my piggie died from spawning and falling through an empty space (cart or bomb had removed the playing space).

    I'm not sure how I feel about letting the player walk off the edge... maybe that's just me wanting the game to be easier, heh.

    Really nice job!

    PS. I uploaded a video of my playthrough

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      Haha I'm glad you enjoyed it :) and well Evo seems to be rather skilled but I still enjoyed your play-through!

      I assure you that the food theme is entirely coincidental but this time at least apples are a healthier choice haha! I do tend to go for a similar style of menu in jam games as well :)

      And yeah, the occasional double-death bug is an issue I've repaired for the post-release, I was meant to use clever timing to set the blocks to return and everything else to go just before the pig's return but sadly my timing was just a little off! Thanks for playing though! :)

  • Megan
    Megan Megan Level 6

    Sooo good! You've made a super solid, polished, and most importantly fun game. The visual and audio cues are great. Nice and effective trick to speed up the music. My highest score was 196. The only gripe I have is that if you die somehow and then a bomb explodes just before you respawn, you can die twice in what feels like an unfair way.

    Also... great title.

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the game and that is a very good score! Yeah, I tried to be clever with the timing so they'd respawn just before you return but unfortunately sometimes if you're very unlucky the timing is a little off, I've fixed that now though so no more accidental double deaths in the post jam version :)

  • Zen00
    Zen00 Zen00 Level 8

    Really a great game that fits the "mobile" aesthetic perfectly, except you couldn't play this on mobile properly as touchscreens are too slow.

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      I'm glad you liked it, thanks for playing! I thought the exact same thing 😂

  • Heather
    Heather Heather Level 7

    Aw i love pigs. Fun characters and great use of the theme. Love the high paced action! Very different from the chill game you did last jam. I love that the attacks are telegraphed well so you don't feel cheated if you get hit. One issue is sometimes when you respawn you die immediately again if you're unlucky. Maybe a small invulnerability timer could help with that. Great fun and cool vibes!!

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it, I wanted to definitely go for a different vibe than my last entry for sure. As much as I like my last entry, I'd decided whatever I do for this one, it needs a bit more action :) and yeah, the double-death glitch has been fixed, basically I tried to time it so that all the enemies leave and blocks come back before you respawn and while that usually happens, occasionally the timing is a little off, but I've fixed that now for the post jam version :) Thanks for playing and thank you so much for the feedback!

  • Sid Fish
    Sid Fish Sid Fish Level 3

    Wow, this was so polished and fun, on theme, great art and music. Pretty much ticked all the boxes, well done.

    Unfortunately, I got nowhere near your best score.

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      Thank you so much! :) Well 212 is now the score to beat haha the bar has been set pretty high there, but as long as you enjoyed it, that's the main thing :)

  • Chris

    Really fun game and solid cohesive artwork throughout. Here is my high score of 212!

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    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      CONGRATULATIONS on getting the new high score, and what a score as well! Nice one, I've updated the page! :) And thanks, I'm really glad you enjoyed it!

  • JesusAcHe
    JesusAcHe JesusAcHe Level 4

    I'll take my 116 score. My biggest compliment goes to the graphics. As chaotic and frenetic as the game can get, it's super clear from the first playthrough what you need to do and what you need to avoid. It is the fun kind of stressful, great game packed with polish!

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      A perfectly respectable score! :) thanks for playing, I'm glad you enjoyed it! And thanks, I'm so pleased that came across in the graphics, I had a tough time trying to convey the two sides without trying to make one appear inherently "good" or "bad" so I'm glad it came across well :)

  • Fachewachewa

    That's so good! And I got 165!

    A simple game well executed. Funny ideas, and a good concept. The start of the game is pretty slow but it get hard real fast! I honestly expected to get stuck by different combinations of hazards, but even when I was stuck the game opened up just at the right time. Don't know if I was lucky or if there's some timing wizardry but that was an intense moment :D

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and congrats on holding the high score throne! I tried to vary the obstacles so it would trap you enough to feel the panic but not enough to be unfair haha :) thanks for playing! :)

  • Matt L
    Matt L Matt L Level 3

    a multitasker's dream! you really took this one idea and polished it! really great execution of this concept. Unfortunately, I do no think i'll ever be able to beat your high score =)

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      Thanks :) I think I did set the bar rather high with the score haha but I'd be keen to see if anyone does get there, still, glad you enjoyed it! :)

  • SpritePainter

    This was fun and hard. The art and music were great.

  • jack
    jack jack Level 16 Patron

    This game is so much fun! It has just the right kind of progression to go from decently calm to hectic without it feeling unfair. I'd like to try this with a friend sometime.

  • Evoleo
    Evoleo Evoleo Level 2

    Very simple and well-executed. I think I might cooperate with a friend to beat your highscore 8)

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      Thanks, I'm glad you like it :) and yeah I did think technically you could do it two player 😂 let me know what you score!

  • Ivanbje

    Haha frantic and fun. I kept falling of the sides.

    Love the mine/cart where it destroys one of the islands and put apples on the other.

    I don't like that you lose the life when you come back. the first 2 times I didn't realize why I was losing.

    Best score was 104

    • Tydecon Games Tydecon Games
      Level 8
      Coder

      Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :) I tried to time it so that the enemies would be clear when you respawn but occasionally the timing is a little off but I've fixed that now for the next version :) Good score as well :)