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Happy Shack 5 Points Reach full happiness in the happy shack without making any 'slip-ups'
Tool Finder 5 Points Find all 8 useable tools in the game
Survivor 10 Points Survive the cannibal attack
Always Energetic 25 Points Survive 10 days without dropping below 25% Energy
Fed Well 25 Points Survive 10 days without dropping below 25% Hunger
Forever Satisfied 25 Points Survive 10 days without dropping below 25% morale
Never Thirsty 25 Points Survive 10 days without dropping below 25% Thirst
Built All 50 Points Construct all 11 buildings within 10 days
Wilsooonnnn! 50 Points Find wilson on the day that he washes on to shore!

Author Comments

The Cannibals are coming in 10 days!

In that time you must build your economy to keep Robinson healthy, sane and happy, but most of all, prepare a fortress so when the cannibals come, you are defended.

This game was made in 3 days from scratch by "Team Happy Shack" for the July Newgrounds Game Jam.

Enjoy!

Reviews


ArrogantSoulArrogantSoul

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Amazingly well done

To the review writers below me. This game is amazingly well done considering the time it took. There is a slight challenge in getting set up at the beginning. You're ability to raise your food bar seems to be horrible as raw meat and coconuts arent exactly the best sustenance. About the stats decreasing too quickly. You may be experiencing this merely because one of your stats are zeroed. When this happens all your other stats drop rapidly. When you sleep and your stats continue to decrease? I mean really? you dont get hungry or thirsty when you wake up? It would be unrealistic to get rid of this. To the person who complained you cant skip the intro. First off. Its hilarious and if you are traumatized by repeats or penises just click it will skip to the game. To the person who couldnt collect water....... You can't drink salt water. You die drink from the river. So with all that said the game mechanics are awesome. I love the jokes in this game. When i found wilson i stripped naked and ran around the room a few times in elation. I died about twice before i beat the game. I like the graphics the voice acting and the whole game concept i think that the only thing missing was a funny ending scene to pull it all together. To future players, most of the tools are on the beach, Drink fresh water, Get yourself something to cook food, and then a way to entertain yourself fast. Overall a very funny and entertaining game.


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seth1492seth1492

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game!

I only wish it was longer. The game was great and after playing it a couple of times I caught on and then the win was pretty easy. I would love to see this idea extended with multiple cannibal attacks, helpers (Friday), and the ability to fight the cannibals in some way. Great start to what could be a huge game.



TacWolfTacWolf

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Done in 3 days? Awesome!!!

Found it tricky to start with but became very easy, would love to see this game develop more content, become longer and maybe add a sand box option at the end just for giggles. For all those having trouble, I would love to help you out but half the fun of this game was the challenge and I don't believe in robbing you of that. It's just a matter of simple problem solving. Thanks "Team Happy Shack"



killantskillants

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good but

I agree with some people that it needs some balance with the stats decreasing too fast. Even when he is asleep everything goes down really fast, it shouldn't. In my first try I died while sleeping. He shouldn't be thirsty nor hungry nor sad while sleeping, or at least these stats should decrease slower, reeeeealy slower. In the begining food is easy to find, but you need to gather too many things at once. One thing that in my opinion was unnecessary was the fact that to get all stuff from the coconut trees you needed to get one by one. Everything should come together, I mean, the coconuts disappear, the leaves too, and about the apples, after eating them you should gain the seeds. Those things are logical, but I get that the game was made in 3 days, so probably there wasn't much time to think about every detail. Despite these few things, the game is pretty much awesome, if you had more days to make it, probably it would be just perfect. Great work.


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PedromacPedromac

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Hmm

It would be nice if there was a way to skip dialogue in the beginning of the game.
I love the idea, and the whole thing really. but like others have stated, if you made sure the dehydration thing went down slower and the food went down slower it would be nice


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