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Aug 10, 2007 | 5:51 AM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place August 11, 2007

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When Stigg's class held a Health Fair, most of the kids brought healthy foods or exercise equipment. But not Stigg-- he brought free cake instead! Everyone knows cake isn't good for you, but it sure draws a crowd. Fortunately, Stigg has a secret weapon... the Veggie-Matic!

As you've probably guessed, this game is my entry to the Wiggi World contest! That means it's designed for kids aged 5-12. It needs to be clean, there needs to be a reasonably finite ammount of play-time, the first level needs to be do-able by tiny human-larve with developing reflexes, etc. etc. I tried to make the game as fun as I could, given these requirements.

I've written a lot of Flash reviews here at Newgrounds, but this is my first submission. Feel free to rip it apart-- I thrive on criticism. :)

Oh, also, I'd like to thank Erica Mendez and ShockDingo from the Voice Actors Alliance. I'm sorry I don't have a website for either of them but they can be reached at the VAA forum. Both of them came to my aid with auditions even though I posted with a ridiculously short deadline, and even better, they both managed to really nail the voices of characters I'd made up in my own head!

Edit: Woo-hoo! Daily 5th and Front Page? Thanks, guys! :D

Edit: Wow. It won. Just WOW. I mean, I hoped it would, and I did my best, but... WOW! :D

Reviews


RikachuRikachu

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Eat your vegetables!

Oh hey, I remembered my NG login XD

But anywho, I'm so happy this made it to the front page! I feel awesome for being able to help out, even just a little, with this charming little game. It's almost hard to believe you were able to improve it this much within such a short amount of time. Sure, its still got its little kinks, but what game doesn't? The finished product came out great regardless. Who would have though shooting little purple blobs with vegetables would be so fun? :D


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WarpZone responds:

Lol, thanks Erica. :)

Let's all have a big round of applause for Erica Mendez, who provided the voice of Stigg. :)

You did awesome work, Erica. :)


ScrotusScrotus

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Shoot the damn kids

I loved it, I forgot I was shooting them with vegetables. It was like DIE DIE DIE!!!
haha, not really. Don't you think some kids will get the wrong idea, that its wrong to share your cake, and its okay to throw your vegetables at others and yell various things such as "eat your vegetables" I liked it though, I hope it wins.


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WarpZone responds:

Ehh, the health angle is underplayed in this game. But I honestly couldn't see it any other way.

Luring kids to a health fair with the promise of free cake, and then force-feeding them health foods until they're too full for desert is a ridiculous play mechanic at best, but no more so than jumping on turtles or breaking bricks with your head.

When I set out to design this game, I wanted to make the funnest game I could. So I looked at the existing games on Newgrounds, and the most popular ones seemed to be Defense games. So I kicked that idea around a bit, combined with the list of virtues Wiggi World wanted their games to embody. Health seemed to mesh well with the Defense game paradigm. Unhealthy food in the middle of the screen which everyone wants to eat. Healthy food to fill them up before they do that.

Fortunately for me, kids aren't retarded. They've already been told a billion times to eat their vegetables, and they already know junk food is bad for them. They also know cake tastes good, and given a choice, they'll almost always take the cake.

Is it possible to make a video game so responsible that anyone who plays it will only eat vegetables from now on? OF COURSE NOT. Video games don't control behavior like that. Everyone knows that. (Except Jack Thompson, of course.)

So instead of trying to invent a video game that magically reprograms kids' brains to always do the responsible thing instead of the fun thing, I'm just trying to make a fun game that contains dietary health elements. I figure, if kids can sit down and play my game, have a good time, giggle at the chaos, and maybe associate that fun with vegetables in some subtle way, that's probably the best I can hope for.

BoMToons even said in the forum, after the first wave of Wiggi World submissions hit a few weeks ago, that they were looking for fun games first and foremost, and he thought the moral aspect got over-emphasized somehow. Which I can tell you was a relief to me when I read it, cuz I knew no one would mistake this game for an after-school special.

If I'm lucky, though, they just might mistake it for a fun video game. :)


NicomagicNicomagic

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice

wooo! i did it! nobody got my cake! YEAH! >:O eat that! lol great game.


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WarpZone responds:

You know, that's about the reaction I got out of the kids I tested it on.

Which I suppose means it gets its message across about as well as any other edutainment game out there...


RehtoricRehtoric

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Needs the challange

I liked the cute sound effects and bits of voice acting, and the characters were nice looking too. If anything, I believe you accomplished your goal in making the first level ridiculously easy, but that's pretty much how the rest of the game turns out. The action only starts picking around level 6, but it's a looong wait in between and it's more of the same. Of course, the game was designed for a younger audience, so I can only guess they'll get bored of it quicker then I.. Please raise the difficulty of the game.. And add powerups (so kids aren't pounding away at the mouse every second ;)


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WarpZone responds:

Yeah, Erica and SD both did a really great job on the voices. Unfortunately, the contest is over (the judges are deciding the winner as we speak) so it's too late to make any changes to the game.

That said, if the client (WiggiWorld) requests any changes made after the contest, in order to make it more suitible for their website, I'd be happy to make them. This isn't quite like CrazyMonkeyGames or Armor Games. They have a very specific agenda for their website, and the mini-games need to feed into that.


sonic180sonic180

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome

It was fun and at the end then it got kind of hard, but i still went without one kid getting to my cake! yay! anyways great job man


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WarpZone responds:

Heh, thanks.