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Cart #10838 | 2015-05-21 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Can you bring the wolf, the goat, the cabbage, the hunter, the gun, the monkey and the washing machine on the other side !?


  • You can only get one of them in the boat at a time.
  • You can hide one object in the washing machine.
  • When you re not around your folks will interract this way :
    you can learn these rules by playing or read them by clicking the 'show' button

    1 The goat will eat the cabbage.

    2 The goat will eat the gun if the hunter is not there.

    3 The wolf will eat the goat.

    4 The wolf eat the monkey if he can't hide on the washing machine

    5 The hunter will kill the wolf with the help of his gun

    6 You need the gun to convince the hunter to come into the boat.

    7 The monkey will turn on the washing machine and destroy its contents if not playing with the cabbage.

    8 The monkey will throw the cabbage at the wolf if they're on opposite sides ( The wolf will flee )

    9 You need help from the hunter to lift the washing machine.

<arrows> : move your character
<down> : grab or drop an item
<z> : fire with the gun
<x> : undo last move

Across the river is a remake of a game I made 2 years ago with Twine
My initial goal was to learn to make narrative games, but as you can see it was a failure ^_^
I was thinking the game deserve a more graphic version but was too lazy to do it, but now with pico-8 everything is possible in few hours :D

P#10832 2015-05-21 11:09 ( Edited 2015-05-21 15:09)

P#10837 2015-05-21 13:10 ( Edited 2015-05-21 17:10)

The whole #8 rule was broken. I posted a fix.

P#10839 2015-05-21 13:41 ( Edited 2015-05-21 17:41)

I won! 27 moves!

here's how:

gun,goat,cab(cabbage),monk(monkey),hunt(hunter),wolf,machine(washing machine)

hide gun, pick goat, go
drop goat,back
grab monk, go
drop monk, back
grab gun, go
drop gun, grab goat, back
hide cab, grab wolf, go
drop wolf, grab monkey, back
grab cab, drop monk, go
drop cab, back
grab machine, go
drop machine, grab gun, back
drop gun, grab monk, go
drop monk, grab cab, back
drop cab, grab goat, go
drop goat, grab wolf, back
grab gun, make hunt go to boat, drop gun, go
drop hunt, back
grab cab, go
hide cab, grab monk, back
drop monk, grab goat, back
drop wolf, grab goat, back
drop goat, grab gun, go
unhide cab, hide gun, back
grab monk, go
drop monk, back
grab goat, go
drop goat, unhide gun

it was hard, thank you for the game

P#10843 2015-05-21 17:11 ( Edited 2015-05-21 21:11)
P#10879 2015-05-23 08:33 ( Edited 2015-05-23 12:33)

25! But I cheated. I wrote a program. :)

Sublime creation Benjamin.

P#10896 2015-05-23 19:33 ( Edited 2015-05-23 23:33)

(Here is my "PikaScript" program for solving it btw, including the 25 move solution if anyone cares. http://codepad.org/6ge6i6zi )

P#10905 2015-05-24 14:40 ( Edited 2015-05-24 18:41)

Lol I used a script myself to build the problem.
I was just changing small details in rules until I found a problem with a complexe solution.

I was not sure on how you could find a <27 moves solution so I went back to my old solver code and realize I forgot a part in both the Twine version and this one. The hunter must be "empty-handed" to lift the washing machine which means no gun on his side.

It seems difficult to implement a graphics feedback for this, as the hunter dont hold the gun when you're on the same side, so I guess I wont change the current version. I'll just set the new highscore to 25 :D

P#10933 2015-05-26 06:55 ( Edited 2015-05-26 10:55)

Ah. I did wonder how you came up with such a complex set of rules. Well it is definitely difficult enough already even without that last hunter rule. I probably sat over an hour altogether with my six year old trying to solve it before he got tired and I gave up and wrote that script. The animations are awesome. Pixel blood is fun! :)

A beginners version with a smaller set of rules would be a hit with the kids. I imagine one could even make up a longer story consisting of several stages, with more and more difficult tasks. That could ease players into it. Might make a nice phone app. But like all neat ideas, there probably are ten of those already. Ok, I am digressing. Again, good job, like with all your Pico-8 creations!

P#10934 2015-05-26 08:42 ( Edited 2015-05-26 12:42)

And there I fought I was smart for getting 27 moves, another rule was a bit too much!
A beginners version would be nice, but I'm not sure it would be pleasant to make a harder one with even more rules.

P#10935 2015-05-26 09:23 ( Edited 2015-05-26 13:23)

29 moves! And I'll leave it at that. That was quite the nut to crack.

P#11014 2015-05-30 15:34 ( Edited 2015-05-30 19:34)

i love this game!! Thank You (^o^)/

P#11056 2015-06-01 17:27 ( Edited 2015-06-01 21:27)

I am way too dumb for puzzles games, but I really enjoyed that title screen theme.

P#11480 2015-07-07 12:35 ( Edited 2015-07-07 16:35)

Might want to indicate that the up button is jump.

P#12440 2015-08-07 21:05 ( Edited 2015-08-08 01:05)

Had problems with the hunter and the gun. Once he ran from the cabbage to the boat.

P#12441 2015-08-07 21:20 ( Edited 2015-08-08 01:29)

33 moves, and i looked at the solution to the first move :/

P#13139 2015-08-25 18:45 ( Edited 2015-08-25 22:45)

Just randomly discovered this one... so brilliant. Haven't solved it yet, though!

P#20180 2016-05-04 20:29 ( Edited 2016-05-05 00:29)

Geistvonpa, the solution works but MAN you have to really read it carefully. This kind of puzzle is MENSA quality ! Top notch difficulty ! Very challenging for the brain.

Excellent ability to rewind so you don't have to start all over.

I'll give you two hints (these are really needed to be known by everyone)

  1. You can put the RIFLE in the washing machine.
  2. The monkey HATES the wolf.

Other than that, it's common and comical sense. Think of cartoon logic and the laws of physics and there you have it.

P#31261 2016-10-19 19:18 ( Edited 2016-10-19 23:18)

Just wanted to mention how funny I thought this game was. As soon as I saw the title and then the boat, I knew it was goin to be a version of the old goat and wolf across the river riddle... then I saw the washing machine... the monkey, then I found out I could pick up the gun and shoot all the poor animals.
Great game, this was hilarious.

P#51937 2018-04-23 13:41 ( Edited 2018-04-23 17:41)

Found a glitch: if you put the washing machine in the boat,then scare the hunter in,the washing machine floats and doesn't move with you, yet you can still put things in it.I used it and did the game in 6 or 7 moves.

P#71614 2019-12-31 23:26

Found a glitch: if you put the washing machine in the boat,then scare the hunter in,the washing machine floats and doesn't move with you, yet you can still put things in it.I used it and did the game in 6 or 7 moves.(I'd put pic. but I did the glitch win in 6 or 7 when I had no account+I can't remember how I did it,try for yourself though)(also great puzzle game!!)

P#71616 2019-12-31 23:28

Awesome game, spent some time but finally was able to solve!
Then I read about this glitch and was able to confirm is still there as described by PixsoLo33

P#73826 2020-03-11 16:50

nine moves

P#76989 2020-05-21 19:09

seven moves

P#76990 2020-05-21 19:28

Nice, I like how you can shoot the gun

P#77961 2020-06-11 21:33

Please help. I've got the gun on the other side but the hunter still does'nt want to go into the boat.

P#81408 2020-08-31 19:06

esconda a arma na máquina, pegue a cabra, e atravesse,(1)
solte a cabra, e volte,(2)
pegue o macaco, e atravesse,(3)
solte o macaco, e volte,(4)
pegue a arma, e atravesse,(5)
largue a arma, pegue a cabra, e volte,(6)
solte a cabra, esconda o repolho na máquina, pegue o lobo, e atravesse,(7)
largue o lobo, pegue o macaco, e volte,(8)
solte o macaco, pegue o repolho, e atravesse,(9)
solte o repolho, e volte,(10)
pegue a máquina, e atravesse,(11)
largue a máquina, pegue a arma, e volte,(12)
largue a arma, pegue o macaco, e atravesse,(13)
largue macaco, pegue o repolho, e volte,(14)
largue o repolho, pegue a cabra, e atravesse,(15)
solte a cabra, pegue o lobo, e volte,(16)
solte o lobo, pegue a arma, atire apertando "z" para o lado ao contrário do caçador,
e faça o caçador ir para o barco, solte a arma, e atravesse,(17)
pegue o caçador, arraste ele, solte o caçador, e volte,(18)
pegue o repolho, e atravesse,(19)
esconda o repolho na máquina, pegue o macaco, e volte,(20)
largue o macaco, pegue o lobo, e atravesse,(21)
solte o lobo, pegue a cabra, e volte,(22)
largue a cabra, pegue a arma, e atravesse,(23)
solte a arma, retire o repolho, solte o repolho, esconda a arma, e volte,(24)
pegue o macaco, e atravesse,(25)
solte o macaco, e volte,(26)
pegue a cabra, e atravesse,(27)
solte a cabra, retire a arma, solte a arma,

P#86150 2021-01-04 23:30

Valeu por traduzir tudo!

P#95712 2021-08-06 14:46

Quite the puzzle, figuring out what happens next after you leave. Pretty good game!

P#105570 2022-01-24 17:40

Great game! I solved it in 35 but clearly did some useless moves :)

P#105651 2022-01-26 04:38

Really fine logic game.
It's epic!

P#105668 2022-01-26 15:02

31 moves. Not optimal. But what a great way to implement a puzzle! Loved it.

P#130497 2023-06-04 09:17

> shoot everyone on the first turn and reset
> hunter immediately fears you for the psychopath you are

This was probably an unintended interaction but I thought it was funny. Then again, it takes a special person to want to move all those things across a river.

P#130505 2023-06-04 13:33

How can the boat not be able to hold a cabbage, a gun, and you, but it can hold a washing machine that takes two people to lift, and me?

P#146395 2024-04-11 21:50

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