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Cart #46990 | 2017-12-04 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Here's my entry for ludum dare 40.
Every 4 hours youe phone will ring and you can command and sell crates of goods.
Everyday the taxcollector will send you an email claming money before midnight.
Try to reach day 7 if you can :)

LD page : https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/40/warehouse-panic

--- CONTROL ---

<cursor> move
<z> grab/drop one crate
<x> grab/drop all crates you can

You have a strength limit that affect the number of crates you can lift or the maximum size of columns
Increase your strength by purchasing offers on email
You also have a stamina bar :

  • you won't be able to use 'grab all' command while you re under 50%
  • you re slowed by 50% when you're stamina is under 25%
    Go to bed to gain some stamina back

They will eat salads and fruits
You can get rid of them with a cat or by chasing them around until they leave on a truck.

you will loose the game if :

  • you make a truck driver wait for too long
  • you don't pay your tax before midnight
P#46987 2017-12-03 21:52 ( Edited 2018-01-07 09:34)


Awesome! I really love it.

I got some little bugs like a crate that was drawn but wasn't really there but it mostly worked really well.

Some usability enhancements like what a truck requires to be shown on its side would also be cool.

P#47141 2017-12-05 22:23 ( Edited 2017-12-06 03:23)

the requirement for loading are on the wall panel ( upper left side of the warehouse ). Most players didn't see them, I had plan to make this more visible but tokens and time limit keep me from adding it :)

P#47151 2017-12-06 04:50 ( Edited 2017-12-06 09:50)

Super cool game! I love how it looks and how stressful it gets with rats and the delivery guy needing space to place things!

P#47175 2017-12-07 04:55 ( Edited 2017-12-07 09:55)

Nice work! I also had the drawn non-existent crate bug. It was in the top-left corner of the A zone. Other crates could be put in its location but the sprite kept being drawn on top.

P#47186 2017-12-07 16:30 ( Edited 2017-12-07 21:30)

Great game, but I got some chests bugged on the Terminal at the right :X

P#47244 2017-12-10 07:57 ( Edited 2017-12-10 12:57)

Another game of you that I'm going to like!

P#47843 2018-01-03 17:45 ( Edited 2018-01-03 22:45)

Cheers on another great, fun game. Been playing this a lot trying to figure it out. Took me a while to remember which crate had which item (and even longer to figure out you can just keep pushing and it would show the text)

Are the "power-up" purchases random? I ask only because I played and had like 5 rats running around but was never offered to buy a cat. I basically gave up because everything was getting eating without a way to fight it.

But a solid cart all the way around...hope you continue to tweak it a bit.

P#47860 2018-01-04 12:44 ( Edited 2018-01-04 17:44)

@morningtoast there's two tricks to fight rats without having to buy a cat... I'm not sure to spend more time on it. I'm always so lazy about finishing games, I hate myself for this... :-/

P#47902 2018-01-05 17:19 ( Edited 2018-01-05 22:19)

finish chimaera garden :D

P#47923 2018-01-06 18:46 ( Edited 2018-01-06 23:46)

This is an incredibly addictive game and I've loved playing it and figuring it out. It's also a delight to look at. I haven't been drawn in to one of yours this much since Tower of Archeos (though I've enjoyed others and I'm a fan of your work), and I suspect this one might deserve a life on its own like that. I'd buy it if it was an option, and I think it could be interesting as a touch screen or mouse game, though the difficulties of maneuvering the player and the boxes is a big part of the game. ;-)

It reminds me of chrysopoeia in terms of resources and planning, but that was more like a short story (which was cool) and had a definite end. I haven't managed to get through an entire "week" in Warehouse Panic, so I don't know yet if it has an end, but it feels more open in terms of choices and even if I do get to an end, I'll probably want to play it more.

The "phantom" crate bug is particularly annoying when I've realized it's a legit crate I "bought" that somehow is still drawn but can't be picked up. I've had a few times where I was one short on a sell delivery, and it was the bug that robbed me of that crate and continuing the game.

I hope you reconsider working on this a bit more, even if it's just to track down that bug. And if you do, I hope it's not a difficult fix.

In any case, thanks for sharing!

P#47933 2018-01-07 04:32 ( Edited 2018-01-07 09:32)

Forgot to ask... I noticed I can walk outside the warehouse, though given the time constraints in the game, I didn't take the opportunity to wander too far. Is there something to do outside the warehouse? I was surprised it let me wander out like that, and it made me curious.

P#47934 2018-01-07 04:34 ( Edited 2018-01-07 09:34)

What adcockm said ^, the phantom crate bug is not only annoying. Worst case, it will lose you the game. See below where my guy is hiding between two crates that do not exist. They also obscure new crates that are being delivered, and they are crates thats been ordered to begin with. As you can see rats can still eat them as well. Sincerely hope it could be fixed.

Nothing much to see outside, the roads just stop abruptly right outside the screen, but there is a bug where you can get stuck there too, if you walk outside with a box you are unable to get back inside. Beauty flaws that disturb an otherwise immensely entertaining game.

P#71021 2019-12-14 16:25 ( Edited 2019-12-17 01:18)

Of interest, when you first run the game by pressing the right facing triangle for PLAY the word, "PANIC" above garbles in the logo. Pressing CTRL+R restarts the program and then it displays correctly.

Game looks quite beautiful and busy. I can't get past the first level because I'm not good at these sorts of games. Nonetheless I know quality when I see it. Gold star for you.

P#71025 2019-12-14 23:57

… I’m still hooked btw, in case I was a bit harsh above. Lasted 6 days just now! Yey

P#71029 2019-12-15 05:06

… Oo the mystery deepens. I had two phantom crates, I bought an extension, and hey presto, the phantoms became real again.

Curiouser and curiouser.

P#71030 2019-12-15 05:54 ( Edited 2019-12-15 05:55)

one major problem i had with this game is that in most if not all cases, the trucks would order items i don't have and that would make the game almost unplayable

P#87588 2021-02-13 15:38

Love this cart! Very great game mechanics, very interesting to balance selling stuff you don't have yet but think you can get before time runs out.
If I dig into the items below would you accept a code update?
-Phantom Crates
-"Buzzer-beater" orders that are effectively fulfilled that still cause you to lose game.
-The "game over" on restart error.
Definitely in my top 10 favorite pico-8 games.

P#89290 2021-03-21 03:02

The game itself is good but i came across two bugs, one is where i cant interact with anything after accepting a contract, and the other is that some things will show up, but be transparent (that meaning not interacting or walking through.

P#90958 2021-04-23 00:06

how do i get rid of rats
pls hep

P#106619 2022-02-09 20:43

I played your game for a little bit, and this bug keeps on happening. This bug occurs when the guy places down the crates:

These crates have no collision and I can't interact with them. I'm not sure what causes this bug because I haven't looked into the code yet. This should be fixed in the next update.

Edit: I discovered if you keep on placing down and picking up the crates fast enough, this bug will also occur.

Edit 2: There is another bug I found just now. If you start over after getting a game over, it will still say game over. You are forced to reset the cart using the pause menu.

Edit 3: Another bug in the game

This crate is mine now >:)

P#106633 2022-02-10 01:08 ( Edited 2022-02-10 18:54)

Does the game just end suddenly with a game over on day 6? That's a bummer.
No wonder I never managed to beat it! I really like the feel of the game, but the randomness and the strict limits are at odds with the otherwise comfy atmosphere.

I never bought any of the upgrades except the cat. Too expensive.

P#114033 2022-07-07 16:38

How do you play the game

P#136986 2023-11-05 23:15

GetGUyz i found out how to get a cat at the beginning of the game

  1. go the firzt phone call but prezz exit

  2. Pay your overlord the zeven dollarz

  3. Wait for the cat email

if it still doezn't work then you have bad luck

P#137050 2023-11-07 01:13 ( Edited 2023-11-07 02:49)

I got like 8 rats and literally no cat ads.

P#148737 2024-05-20 20:51

Also, I keep getting the phantom crate bug.

P#148777 2024-05-21 16:11

I'm having fun as others with this game. But it is true that the ghost crate bug is annoying ^^.

P#148851 2024-05-23 14:49

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