10 Seconds Left, Mr. Pink Rabbit!
Traffic jam. Meeting at work. Alien abduction. There are a lot of reasons people or animals run behind schedule. Whatever the reason, in "10 Seconds Left, Mr. Pink Rabbit!" from Lightmare Studio, Mr. Pink Rabbit arrives at the store just ten seconds before closing time. Can he get his shopping done? Made in just 72 hours for the Ludum Dare 10 second themed jam, the indie team that brought us Beware Planet Earth has again proven they've got the knack for game making as well as a wacky sense of humor.
Your goal is to complete the rabbit's shopping list seen in the bottom left hand of the screen, and make it to the checkout in ten seconds or less. Click or scroll the mouse wheel to select a button on the left side of the screen, then click to place a waypoint. Each color represents a movement speed, and the arrow button lets you click and drag an already placed waypoint for precision placement. Right clicking deletes the last placed waypoint. Create a path for Mr. Pink Rabbit to complete all his shopping needs, making sure he lingers long enough near each item to collect as many of them as he needs. Once you've laid out a path, you can test it at any time by clicking the play button, then make adjustments as needed, until you can get to the checkout lane in one piece within the time limit.
You'll have a lot of trial and error in the beginning as you figure out how much momentum each speed gives you, and what it takes to swing around a corner without crashing and burning. As you might expect from a game made in three days, there are some shortcomings. The only variation between levels are the items on the shopping list and where they are placed in the store. It would be great to see this expanded on by changing the layout of the store, and adding challenges such as narrower aisles. The addition of a save button would also be welcome. As it stands, the gameplay does get repetitive fairly quickly. But watching the rabbit weave amongst the bins picking up everything from kittens to your grandma keeps things amusing. The artwork is bright and wonderfully cartoonish, and the music is fun. "10 Seconds Left, Mr. Pink Rabbit!" is remarkably polished for the time-frame in which it was developed, and is definitely worth the short download time to check out.
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