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Cart #tinyalchemist-2 | 2023-02-15 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Tiny Alchemist

The cute alchemy shop simulator!


Arrow keys to move
C to pick up/put down potion
X to interact
You can toggle the music from the pause menu.

How to Play

Buying and Selling Potions

Customers will appear on the left between 8:00 and 20:00 (when the sign at the top says OPEN).
You can buy the potions they place on the counter by pressing C while facing them, as long as you have enough money.
You can sell your potions to them by pressing C while facing an empty slot on the counter, as long as the formulas match.

Making New Potions

Place potions in the machines, then run on the treadmill to power them.
The potions will be processed into new potions!

Horizontal Cut
Input: 1 2-high potion.
Output: 2 1-high potions.
Separates the top and bottom halves of a formula.

Horizontal Join
Input: 2 1-wide potions.
Output: 1 2-wide potion.
Joins the left and right halves of a formula.

Clockwise Rotation
Input: 1 potion of any dimensions.
Output: 1 potion of the same dimensions.
Rotates a formula clockwise.

Horizontal Flip
Input: 1 potion of any dimensions.
Output: 1 potion of the same dimensions.
Flips a formula horizontally (over the y-axis).

Input: 1 potion of any dimensions.
Output: None.
Destroys a potion to make more space in your lab.

Running the Business

Buy low, sell high to make a profit!
You don't have to (and probably won't be able to) satisfy each offer from every customer. Just take the ones that are actually good, then interact with the register to call the next customer.
Once the shop has closed each day, hop into bed and hold X to save the game and sleep through the night.

Also: Your character's appearance is randomized each time you run the game. If you don't like how they look, just Reset Cart until you get one you like! (Character creator coming soon...)


Future Plans

Future versions will have something to actually do with your money, namely upgrading your lab with new machines and fun pets! You will also unlock more complicated formulas as time goes on. Character customization and some story dialogue are also something I want to try to add.

Change Log

Version 1

Cart #tinyalchemist-1 | 2023-02-02 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

  • first playable demo version

Version 2

  • current version
  • added save/load system
  • added cash register
  • added sfx
  • added music
  • added y-sorting for sprites
  • fixed pricing so that it's easier to make a profit
P#125208 2023-02-03 00:12 ( Edited 2023-02-17 02:55)

Can you provide me with a list of what the machines do? I can't seem to figure it out. For now, I'll just test them.

P#125777 2023-02-13 00:53

@Pico_Maker Just added a section called "Making New Potions" that describes the function of each machine! In the future, I hope to have an in-game tutorial, as well as to introduce them one at a time instead of 5 at once.

Thanks for playing! Out of curiosity, how much were you able to sus out from testing them?

P#125975 2023-02-17 02:59

@MisterWizard01 Thanks, and also I only could figure out the potion rotater and the trash, and another I forgot. It was all through trial and (mostly) error.

P#126007 2023-02-17 21:25

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