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Robinson Crusoe: The Game

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Strategy - Real-time (RTS)

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Jun 20, 2011 | 2:25 AM EDT

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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.




Rated 2 / 5 stars

Frustratingly unfair...

Even though I should take it into consideration that you finished this project in a mere three days I just can't help it but to be the unpopular nagger.

The controls are just bad. There shouldn't be the question "if" I want to pick up single items like tools. When I click these items he should just pick them up. The same ad in breaking rocks. If I only have one choice don't force me to click a second time to approve my actions. It hurts because of the time you just don't have for clicking a few times. Shortcut buttons would have helped. Also that I have to constantly click to make my guy move is just plain annoying at this day and age.

While I do like the idea of survival games this game just hits rock bottom. While you force the player to take fast an accurate decisions you don't support the him at all. It's like giving the player all the tools he wants only to flip the finger at him while screaming: "You've got to play the game the way I want!"

There is basically "no" room for mistakes. The game is punishing and unforgiving. It pretends it gives me a lot choices but hinders me at any given situation and moment. That's just bad game design.

Oh, and just in case someone sees himself in the need of being apologetic: I played games like Demons Souls and while this game wants to see me dead, it never felt unfair and so frustratingly restrictive.

Good. Nothing outstanding here. Nice music and funny dialog, even though clich├ęd. The constant nagging of my little survivor just annoyed the hell out of me.

Nothing new here. Lovable and funny. Even though I would have preferred less dicks on the screen.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game!

I love it!.
It took me like 4 times to understand the correct method of playing this game, I took too much time cuting trees, and exploring, and I didnt see how much tired, and unhappy I was, wich lead eventually to death. I think that is not only quite realistic, but also chalenging. I had a lot of fun figuring out how to build the fortress while searching for enough food and water at the same time. Perhaps the days before the atack could been increased from 10 to 14. That way I could have build my full house sooner, and not in the 10th day :), and also enjoy even more the game because its more rewarding to see all your buildings out there and be able to use them.
Great art, charachters and music. I would love to see an extended mode with more days.

And guys, I dont think stats decrease fast,...If I could beat it you can do it too, just takes a little bit of effort and thinking... :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome game

The intro was hilarious, and skipable. That's great because after a while it becomes annoying and you'll probably restart the game a few times. I think the game was well balanced, don't make it easier please. You might be able to add some extra challenge using wild animals or something. The controls could use a small tweek, maybe you could make that a bit better. It'd be nice if you could get some seeds from the apple garden from time to time.
Love to see a longer version. Wensday was great.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good but still have some kinks

Cutting a tree should give all the ressources on it. The coconuts/bark/leaves dont magically disapear when i chop it down for wood.. maybe make the cutting action longer to balance it out? Same with meat.. give both the skin and meat when we kill a beast.

Stats decrease too quickly., even with all 4 maxed out.

How do i get rope?

Apples should give seeds from time to time, i got stuck by using too many apples early on and no way of getting more seeds.

Otherwise, very well done considering the content and time it took to do it. The gameplay work fairly well, the first time playing is quite punishing however since we are left there with no hint or instructions on how to proceed, making defeat almost inevitable the first time.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fun game with a bit of challenge

I am not going to bore people with stuff they've already read in previous posts.

But what ArrogantSoul said about not being able to skip the intro is completely false. Just use the left mouse button and click the screen a few times and you will skip it; yay for no more looking at penises!

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