Last Chance Supermarket by Sebastian

made by Sebastian for LD28 (COMPO)
Last Chance Supermarket is an exhilarating shopping experience, with death lurking around every aisle.

The game involves madly rushing around the shops late on Christmas Eve, trying to purchase a few special things for the big day. You only get one chance a year to really show your family how much you care, so make sure you get everything on that list! Try not to buy too much extra stuff though as money is tight and your wife is fussy about clutter! Above all, however, please don't get yourself killed by a speeding shopping cart...

Use your mouse to steer the shopping cart around and sidle up to the things you wish to purchase, whereupon pressing the spacebar will pop them into your trolley.

I hope you'll forgive my rather 'loose' implementation of the theme this year round, the idea is there, but certainly no definite 'You only get one' mechanic. Unless you want to count the fact that you only get one trolley?!
Regardless, I hope you have some fun with it - certainly was a blast to make.
Now excuse me while I tumble into bed, I'll be back in the morning to play your game, if you leave a comment that is :)

Here's a gameplay video:

Here's a behind the scenes video:


Coolness 85% 2
Overall 4.15 6
Audio 3.58 59
Fun 4.29 1
Graphics 3.78 134
Humor 4.25 6
Innovation 4.05 22
Mood 3.80 41
Theme 2.92 478


15. Dec 2013 · 21:29 CET
Heh nice! It is way more fun than I tought it would be. The music makes the whole thing very dramatic.
15. Dec 2013 · 21:41 CET
All my team love you. That was really fun to play xD.
15. Dec 2013 · 21:53 CET
This is so much fun and really smooth to play! Good work, will rate this highly! :D
15. Dec 2013 · 22:02 CET
This is great!
15. Dec 2013 · 22:08 CET
it is a really fun!)
15. Dec 2013 · 22:33 CET
This is really fun! I have played it at least 20 times already!
15. Dec 2013 · 22:52 CET
Expected this to be less fun than it is! Great work!
15. Dec 2013 · 23:27 CET
this is awesome
Crawler Studios
16. Dec 2013 · 00:27 CET
Really funny. Also lots of fun! Awesome game.
16. Dec 2013 · 00:32 CET
hahaha VERY FUN. really great nice!
16. Dec 2013 · 10:18 CET
- Stunning graphics(almost can't believe you did all that in 48h)
- Dramatic music fits perfectly
- Funny concept
- Laughed out loud at the death screen
What else can I say? You got me!
16. Dec 2013 · 10:18 CET
Graphics, animations en sound are all amazing! And OMG shoppingcard accident?? I lol'd so hard haha
16. Dec 2013 · 11:05 CET
Haha, so fun , didnt have time to check code but looks like people are avoiding each other to not crash but also have a force to keep searching for what they need to buy, this is fantastic :)
16. Dec 2013 · 11:07 CET
Ahah, great idea, great game !
16. Dec 2013 · 11:26 CET
Lol. Loved this! Great fun and great humour! I spent so much on stuff I didn't want!
Loved the music/effects too!
One of my favourites so far.
16. Dec 2013 · 11:28 CET
The only thing it's lacking is the ability to pick up items from dead people.
16. Dec 2013 · 13:01 CET
This is pretty fun! :D
16. Dec 2013 · 14:20 CET
AWESOME hahahahah! :D
This reminds me I have to go to Tesco! :D
16. Dec 2013 · 17:09 CET
Pretty neat game, and the graphics are awesome, especially considering that you made it within the 48h + gamecode.
It was very nice to see how you got the music get more dramatic mixing it with a piece of LoTR OST.
As you pointed out, the theme wasn't really in place. But I had some fun crashing my cart around the supermarket.
16. Dec 2013 · 17:43 CET
Oh boy, best game of LD28 so far! I love it, going to bookmark this so I can come back to it later.

It's just a shame it doesn't have any direct ties to the theme.
16. Dec 2013 · 18:53 CET
16. Dec 2013 · 19:27 CET
omfg, this game is so friggin cool
16. Dec 2013 · 20:38 CET
Oh my god this is so cool, I just spent a perfect time thanks to you ! I played the game almost 15 times before managing to finish it haha
Definitly love it.
16. Dec 2013 · 21:36 CET
Very fun game, it was pretty addictive to make the first full shoplist. Good job.
16. Dec 2013 · 22:36 CET
Thanks guys, I'm pleased you're all enjoying it so much ;)
17. Dec 2013 · 01:37 CET
Great game. It gave me a list a few times that I couldnt complete like needing 10 printers.
Impressive amount of modeling done for the time frame.
The crashes are hilarious, as are the dead bodies.
17. Dec 2013 · 03:19 CET
Really tight game. Great job!
17. Dec 2013 · 03:42 CET
That was awesome! Some of the music sounds like "Hes a Pirate" from Pirates of the Caribbean though....
17. Dec 2013 · 09:11 CET
Nice! Seeing the shoppers crash into one another makes me laugh so much XD.
17. Dec 2013 · 15:43 CET
I must say this is a fantastic game! The idea and execution is brilliant! It has made me want to try using Unity :)
17. Dec 2013 · 19:15 CET
This was amazingly fun, thank you! :)
17. Dec 2013 · 19:16 CET
i like it i ended up bursting out with laughter when i crashed sometimes
17. Dec 2013 · 19:20 CET
I am laughing so hard on this game right now! It's just awesome! Sooooooooooooo fun!
17. Dec 2013 · 19:45 CET
Awesome game. It's easily the best shopping cart simulator I've ever played.
17. Dec 2013 · 19:47 CET
Bro u did this!! I had the same idea for the previous LD, but I failed. You rock!
17. Dec 2013 · 19:55 CET
Great game!
17. Dec 2013 · 20:28 CET
I literally played a gazillion times until i managed to get all items. Somewehere inbetween i freaked out, because this $'*! grabbed the last printer available in front of my eyes. At this point, i tackled the others on purpose :D
But i managed to check out once, it only cost me about 8000 quid. Best buy ever.

You really managed to nail down this chaotic feeling of christmas mayhem.

5 stars from me.

BTW: Thumbs up for the music and sfx as well ;)
17. Dec 2013 · 23:37 CET
That was a really fun interesting idea. The constant death around me was pretty hilarious. Really enjoyed playing this, nice work!
17. Dec 2013 · 23:38 CET
Absolutely amazing. I hoped for a way to take out other shoppers to recover items that they were out of on the shelves. Those jerks took all my planes!
18. Dec 2013 · 02:01 CET
Super well done! Great work!
18. Dec 2013 · 08:40 CET
Impressive game and clever response to the theme
Anshul Goyal
19. Dec 2013 · 05:43 CET
haha. this is funny. running over dead shoppers ... lol
19. Dec 2013 · 15:04 CET
Yes. This is amazing. A roguelike shopping sim? I love it. There's so much strategy that emerges as you learn what's in which isle, keep an eye on your list while watching out for other shoppers, etc. And then there's the thrill of narrowly avoiding a crash at the last minute! My only problem was that items were getting garbage collected that I needed to buy :( Also, it seems like it would be possible to crash into a cart that spawns right in front of you, but I didn't experience that. This is definitely in my top 10 for the compo!
19. Dec 2013 · 20:16 CET
Very well done game. I enjoyed this very much. Great job on all the blender models!
20. Dec 2013 · 01:17 CET
This was a ton of fun to play! I really liked the chaos, actually feels that way while Christmas shopping, honestly. Great job!
21. Dec 2013 · 01:56 CET
Super fun and unique, although a bit hard :(
23. Dec 2013 · 21:00 CET
This is very funny, and in the top of that, is really well made.
24. Dec 2013 · 02:49 CET
Really cool game. Make a PvP!
24. Dec 2013 · 06:34 CET
really fun and funny concept, great job executing it too!
24. Dec 2013 · 11:26 CET
Amazing idea, amazing game! A lot of detail for 48 hours of work.
24. Dec 2013 · 13:13 CET
I like it, I like it, I like it!
Hey this is cool. All these ridicilous details are fantastic. Also the dramatic music is fantastic.
I didn't make it to buy everything needed, but hey: Better alive and spent a lot of money on unneeded stuff than died in a shopping cart accident.
24. Dec 2013 · 17:25 CET
Funny and enraging in the same time. It's one the best I played here.
24. Dec 2013 · 17:29 CET
One more thing : that final screen slow-mo animation is amazing.
24. Dec 2013 · 19:42 CET
This game is too funny. However I did find find that some of the text didn't fit the screen on my MBP.
24. Dec 2013 · 20:58 CET
Really well done entry, very enjoyable. :)
25. Dec 2013 · 00:44 CET
Really nice game ! The graphics are amazing, animations too. The gameplay is smooth, funny idea. I had a great time playing your game. Wonderful work !
26. Dec 2013 · 02:02 CET
Great game! Very hard to beat, but the final satisfaction was absolutely worth it. Sometimes there are less items on shelves than on my to-buy list, but that adds even more drama to it :)
26. Dec 2013 · 09:25 CET
Thanks everyone!
@michail, the game ensures at the start that there are enough items to complete your list, but then it's up to you to rush and get them before the bots do ;)
I wanted to have some way to fight the bots for items they had pinched, trolley jousting or whatever!
local minimum
26. Dec 2013 · 18:40 CET
I had absolutely no chance completing that list, but I'm also one of those who don't celebrate Christmas (in part because of exactly this insanity you show here)... Superb little satire.
28. Dec 2013 · 15:23 CET
This was so fun to play. Just can't see the theme connection :(
30. Dec 2013 · 19:42 CET
The serious ragdoll on crashes makes me laugh.
02. Jan 2014 · 21:17 CET
Lovely game. Hilarious idea and good execution :)
van noctar
03. Jan 2014 · 16:47 CET
Yeah! Very amazing! I'm fan!
04. Jan 2014 · 12:46 CET
This game is fantastic, good work Sebastian
04. Jan 2014 · 23:56 CET
This was soo much fun! One of the best entries I've played so far, rated very highly. :)
06. Jan 2014 · 08:09 CET
After a few play throughs of dying and randomly running into other customers, I'm done. Moves too quickly and leaves much to be desired.
Christina Antoinette Neofotistou
07. Jan 2014 · 00:34 CET
Absolutely incredible <3 Rated highly and such great graphics! Incredible for 48h!
Rother Games
07. Jan 2014 · 19:19 CET
My favorite game!
08. Jan 2014 · 17:39 CET
Amazing game :D It was so fun, and had a very nice concept :) The graphics were very good too, and overall it was a fantastic game 10/10 ;D
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