JSIDD Code Factory O version 0.0.1 Gameplay
Inspired by pre-gameboy handheld games, JSIDD Code Factory O places you in the shoes of a factory coder. The initial game mode “Make OUYA code” gives you 100 seconds (or 100,000 ms) to make as many “OUYA” code as possible. Or is it??! Hint: Pay attention to how the pc (white square) is fed to get the actual order right! MORE MODES & OPTIONS COMING SOON!
My name is Ben and while I’ve made 2 games previously, this is my 1st “published” game ever.
I’ve had the concept for this game in my head for a few months, and because of a promotion perk offered by OUYA to all dev backers, I’ve had to implement the first version of this game in basically 4 days.
So “JSIDD Code Factory O” version: 0.01 is the first version among many.
HOW TO PLAY - CONTROLS:
JSIDD Code Factory O 0.0.1 is played using the OUYA’s D-PAD only.
Up/Down D-PAD and button O to confirm choice are used on the main menu.
Exiting a Game session:
Button A (red) can be pressed at any time to return to the menu.
The game mode “MAKE OUYA CODE”:
At this point, you need to use a little imagination when it comes to graphics (sightly better than PONG ) but version 0.0.1 does offer a fully functional game mode called “Make OUYA Code”.
I realize that the current game instructions might not be enough so I wrote the following commentary to share with any interested players:
How to Play JSIDD Code Factory 0.0.1 MAKE OUYA CODE game mode:
1. First you move the player using LEFT and RIGHT D-PAD bellow a letter (the desired letter needs to be right above you and fall) to place on the moving belt below. In addition, if a letter is already below you on the conveyor belt it overwrites it.
2.Once you have letters on the conveyor belt, you can press UP D-PAD to swap the letter you are currently above with the one on its right (you advance the letter on the belt even if there is no letter to swap with), while if you press DOWN D-PAD you swap the current letter you are currently above with the one on its left (you move back/regress the letter on the belt even if there is no letter to swap with).
3. You score by having letters move to the end of the belt on the right and hence feed the white box. The first letter adjacent/underneath to the pc (white box) is processed first, you need to enter first O, U, Y and then A. So left to right it would actually look like: A Y U O -> right, because you need to feed the letters in this order: O then U then Y then A.
4. On the first letter O, you get 1 POINT. Then as long as not other letter is fed (or in another way as long as you feed blank letter) it keeps increasing by 1 POINT for every blank position, until you feed the next letter U, for which you now get 5 POINTS, then as long as you feed blank positions, it keeps increasing by 5 POINTS, then when you feed Y you get 20 POINTS, and for every blank positions after you also get 20 POINTS. Finally with the last letter in the sequence A you get 50 points. But you don’t get anymore points until you feed O and so you can REPEAT this process.
5. You only get 100 seconds or so.
So the trick is to try to make the OUYA code while making sure not to feed any letter in the wrong order or any wrong letter by strategically placing letters via the player LEFT/RIGHT D-PAD, and using swapping UP/DOWN D-DAP. Also there is also a possible strategy where you could choose to never complete the OUYA code, and not feed A, to see if you can get more points that way.
I am planning to make an in-game how to play demo to try to explain and demonstrate this.