When the game is finished, do you plan to make a Linux version available as well?
A downloadable game
Yuu-Boy has crashed on earth and he needs YOUR help to get back home!
Heeey! Park-Boy is a casual simulation/adventure game heavily inspired by early 2000s era PS2/Gamecube titles like Chibi-Robo and Katamari Damacy.
In it, you play as Yuu-Boy, an alien who's ship runs off happiness. Unfortunately for him he got a LITTLE too close to earth which caused his ship to crash! Oh, and did I forget to mention Yuu-Boy is only 3 inches tall...
After crashing in an abandoned park, Yuu-Boy must get home the only way he knows how- by making people happy! It's now your job to spruce up an old run down city park and return happiness to planet earth, one flower at a time!
- Water flowers and make them dance by playing cheesy music on a keyboard
- Buy and sell objects for your park and decorate it however you like
- Buy upgrades to power up Yuu-Boy and make him the greatest flower water-er of all time!
- Unlock tools like the legendary Park-Buggy and travel across your park in style
Feel free to follow me on twitter for updates!
-PLEASE KEEP IN MIND-
This is a prototype and as such does NOT have an ending. Please water flowers and build items as much as you like but be aware there is no ending to be discovered.... yet
The game now has full native controller support! Make sure you enable the controller setting in the settings menu to take full advantage of it!
- Right Stick - Movement
- Left Stick - Camera Control
- A - Use
- X - Tool Menu
- B - Cancel
- Right Trigger/Left Trigger - Aim/Shoot/Use Tool
- Left/Right Shoulder - Tool Quick Switch
Also if you want to check out the soundtrack for whatever reason I made a playlist on Soundcloud. I also included a few tracks that went unused due to time.
Special thanks to the friends and family that helped me playtest and gave me feedback, specifically my sister Ashley Brown and Finn Diedrichs Farnan
Marcelo Magalhães Pereira and Goma Shin for there fantastic free fonts that I used throughout this game.
Download, unzip and run the parkBoy.exe!
If your framerate is a little low check the options area of the main menu and try scaling down the render resolution until you get a stable framerate.
- Heey! Park-Boy Update - 30/12/18Dec 29, 2018
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I would love too! I honestly prefer Linux to Windows, but due to software limitations I am using Windows currently.
At the moment I am working towards getting a Windows build completed asap.
Once I have the Windows build out I will absolutely investigate creating a Linux build!
After binging the Chibi-Robo series, I'm so glad I stumbled across this game. I'm glad the park management genre is still alive in some way!
This game is so cute! It runs, looks, and sounds great, which is a real blessing since my computer is a little garbage. The controls are simple as well, so that's nice too. I hope this game is still being worked on, as I'd love to see more of it! Great work!
Thank you so much, so happy you enjoyed it!!
Yes! I am still actively working on it, my plan is to have it out near the end of this year sometime!
Original, clever, and really damn cute!
I'm really impressed with the all around quality of the work in this amount of time. Fun graphics, great music, and addicting game gimmick. It had me humming the home-spun tracks long after I played.
A+ would play again and recommend.
We've had a good long chance to sit down with this one and loved it. It also just so happens to be inspired by games we're big fans of here, so there's a lot here we can give praise to, from the graphics to the audio and even the core gameplay loop. If only the days could be just a teensy bit longer (perhaps an upgrade?). We'd love to see this expanded upon in the future!
Thank you so much for playing it! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Yes, I absolutely agree with the day length (especially when you are trying to water flowers on the outer edges of the park) and a "make day longer" upgrade was definitely in my original design doc but I just didn't get around to adding it too the prototype...
I very much plan to keep working on the game so keep an eye out! Currently working on an update that fixes some of the outstanding bugs I didn't get too before the contest and adding native controller support. Just getting some of the ground work out of the way so I can get to adding more content!
Super fun! I enjoyed it the first time, going to play it again now with a mouse! Love it.
Thanks everyone for the kind words! Glad you are enjoying it!
Really cool prototype!
Awesome Game! Love it!
You had me at inspired by katamari