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When you're working on huge projects that take forever to come out, sometimes it's fun to take a week off and jam out some dumb game. You Have To Eat The Other Guy's Poop is that.
It's a stealth game, where you and other players are dropped into a forest, your tummy constantly draining and your butt constantly filling.
You have to eat mushrooms around the floor (by crawling over them) to stop your tummy from emptying all the way- but also keep track of your butt! You have to poop, periodically, to empty your butt.
While looking for mushrooms, you should also listen out for other players. Where could they be? Hear their footsteps! Where-ever there's other guy's butt: other guy's poop is sure to be close-by. You Have To Eat The Other Guy's Poop. This is how you win the game.
If this is every player's objective, then surely there are people out their after YOUR OWN POOP! This is correct. Be tactful and cautious about where you poop, as what comes out of your butt is this game's most valuable resource. Are other players near by? Can you hear their sneaky footsteps? Is it safe?
Time is ticking, and your butt won't wait.
The more I thought about this game, the cooler I thought it was. It's a stealth game where you don't win by finding or killing the other player. You have to find something that they're HIDING! and also hide a thing yourself.
This switch-up on the rules of what stealth games have been so far changes a lot of things about your priorities. You can't interact with each-other at all, so you can walk around fine... just make sure you don't poop infront of the other guy, or he'll see it and eat it!
There's so many weird, interesting tactics that come out of this. Like making a bunch of really small poops to keep your BUTT empty which is a safer game, or making sparse, really big poops so that there are less on the map for the other guy to find. Making smaller poops is quieter, and a huge fart will echo for a larger radius.
Maybe you could just eat all the mushrooms on the map so that the other guy starves and dies! That's one way to win.
If you can't find the other guy, you could poop really loudly so that he comes running to eat your poop, then you can follow him around and watch him poop for the rest of the game, eating them every time and winning in the long-run.
Use the hill in the centre of the map to your advantage- you can see more stuff up there, and it's a good landmark to see where you are!
Definitely poop in areas with dense bushes to make your poops harder to see.
Try keeping movement to a minimal- or just running around a lot! Which tactic is the best? Who fuckin knows!!!
I've really liked playing this in the office, where everybody knows the game inside out, but it's fucking impossible to communicate to other people. I think it's a really cool idea, that works and is fun, but dropping it onto strangers on the internet just doesn't fucking work. Nobody figures it out at all, and there's never any players.
I don't wanna invest much more time into it, but even if this gets blammed and nobody ever sees it; I'm still really happy with this idea. It's a really tiny multiplayer stealth game that's not quite the same as anything else, and it only took a few days! Who else does that!
If the game's deleted by the time you read this, it's also up here on my site.
It was a fun project, I wish I could show you all the game in real life.
SpeedRunners is hitting Steam Early Access very soon. I don't think I'm allowed to say when. We're getting everything working perfectly right now, so that we can have a calendar of straight CONTENT updates while we're on Early Access, and not just patches. It's gonna be new character skins and levels every week or so (don't quote me on that).
New Art in the art portal. I tried not to spend all day on it. I drew this in Photoshop to help catch the atmosphere I want in this world. Will JetGetters ever be an actual game that we'll have the muscle to work on? We're thinking about it. Depends how well SpeedRunners does.
Moving to another country is fucking great. I've lived in the Netherlands for 2 months now and you wouldn't believe it. I rented a house, joined a gym, I ate sushi, crocodile, kangaroo, went to a gay festival, then a jazz festival, Pixar Expo, GamesCom next week, catch me at PAX soon! Have you ever had a sex massage? It's not as weird as you think.
I look great, I feel great, everything's fucking great. Let's get up, let's go out, let's do everything and meet everyone and have fun.
Oh, speaking of which here's a game I did with Valeriya Mallayeva of Dev GAMM, formerly Flash GAMM, for a Russian game-jam. She did all the design and art, and made sure it got finished.
and now catch my talk at Dev GAMM!
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Here's me in a real office, that's really big and nice.