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Countryside Driving: A leisurely drive in an endless rural country scape across the land of Aberryca
2017 Macrowave


Originally a 10x11 game for the TinyTV jam, though we wrote it on the last day and didn't take advantage of the tv set framework. So we opened it up to full screen. Here it is, hope you love it and it is a great game for young kids or adults alike. You can now enjoy new rolling hillsides beyond the improved but original countryside, use the cruise control system, and also now choose to play as a boy or a girl

Quick Instructions

The game has two modes, driving or getting out and walking around. You can pick berries when you are walking around.

Driving
- Brakes: left arrow
- Gas: right arrow
- Honk: button 1
- Cruise Control: button 2
- Press down to steer/pull over (so, hold left+down to stop and get out).

Walking
- The first button will pick berries or get in the car or do nothing depending where you are standing close to.
- The second button toggles your gender identity.
- Walk around with the arrow keys


Detailed Manual

The driving controls will be instantly familiar to any driver trained with a standard automatic transmission. Press right to hold the gas pedal, left to hold the brake pedal, and down to steer/pull over.

While you drive, tap the first button to honk the horn. The second button to engage the cruise control.

If you brake all the way to a stop, at the right (driver's right) side of the road, then the driver will hop out. So to pull over, hold down+left).

The basic goal of citizens in Aberryca hangs from bushes along the road here and there. Berries. Try pulling over when you see some, and grab a few juicy ones! The local berries grow on bushes and are blue, purple, pink, and red. Wow! If you want some berries, pull over right away and cross the road approaching the juicy morsels (on foot, hold up to cross the road).

Hold onto your first button while you walk by them. Tall ones take more shaking. You can hear the very blood rush through your ears while you strain and shake those puppies off. Stand in that place and pull until the sucker pops off into your basket. tip: the exact place he can reach a berry is over the basket.

You can, optionally, alternate your gender identity (on foot, press the second button to re-identify).

The best part is, the finder of 100 berries wins a golden BMW 3 series sedan (an upgrade from the default fathom blue KIA Soul). This offer stands even if you ate the berries and lost your proof!

To hop back in your car and go, cross the road (holding down) to your parked vehicle, and simply tap the first button again when you get to it. Beep beep

Thank you



tinytvjam


P#36410 2017-01-22 18:15

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very cute, would drive in the countryside again

P#36501 2017-01-23 13:35

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I had fun playing this. The berry slurping sound effect is satisfying.

It would be cool to combine this with some other gameplay like the apple grower/picker game another user made for this jam.

P#36523 2017-01-23 22:37

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Really neat game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Tiny TV Jam games, if you’d like to take a look :)

P#36571 2017-01-24 10:42

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Neat! Glad that you worked on it some more. Can't wait to check it out when I have enough time to get 100 berries.

P#36918 2017-01-30 15:46

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Thank you very much for the kind words enargy; and getting to 100 will be a lot easier than in the TinyTV version. There is a wider band over the basket you can pick now and up to 4x the bushes without moving the car.

I noticed a couple of bugs though now. The odometer flips after 50 miles or so. And sometimes the BMW motor noise dies.

P#36994 2017-01-31 20:47

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Nice "full screen" update.
Gotta love that Parallax Scrolling! :D

P#37000 2017-02-01 01:44

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I remember the first time I saw Parallax scrolling, in the old Jazz Jackrabbit game. First time I tried to do it myself!

New v1.2 update improves a few things. Cars now warrantied beyond 1000 miles per our factory tests.

2/19/17 v1.3 has a welcome screen so you have to insert a quarter, adds a third row of mountains and smooths out some bugs in the scenery when internal variables flip.

P#37205 2017-02-05 22:35

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