Legends tell of the Game Genie, a guardian said to grant wishes for anyone skilled enough to find him.  Guarded by the Three Arcade Kings, the genie is said to only reveal himself to true game masters.

One night, a young detective wanders into an arcade, looking for clues...

(Made for the 2019 GMTK game jam, with the theme "only one". Arcadia is an adventure game that takes place in only one room, and the arcade games all use only one button.)

Controls

- Arrow keys (or WASD) to move

Space bar (or Enter) to confirm, advance dialog, and interact with minigames

Escape (or Backspace) to exit minigames

Credits

- code by Nathan, art by Diana, overworld theme by Anderson

- Rhythm Tappo music is "Jackpot", by TheFatRat

- Font is Daniel Linssen's m3x6

Bfxr for some sound effects

Comments

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This was so much fun! I think Duck Counter was the hardest and took me a few tries. My favorite was Rhythm Tappo, I was able to get S rank! (Song was amazing, by the way.) I also somehow managed to score over 100 in Fruit Sorter. Wonderful game, great job!

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I didn't understand how to complete the game. I beated the three arcade games, but nothing happened.

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Once you beat the three arcade games, did you also beat each Arcade King at their game? If so, examine the lock in the corner afterwards to see the ending.

There’s a bug in the game right now that occasionally causes a softlock, which you might have run into. Sorry about that :( You can avoid the softlock with these two steps:

- Beat the Rhythm King (blue slug) before the Sorting King (octopus in cup)

- Don’t talk to the Sorting King after beating him

Sorry again — we didn’t really have enough time to polish that part enough. Thanks for playing our game though! :)

Such a great game! I really loved the art style in the game and the concept. I found the Ducky Counter really challenging. Overall a very fun and challenging game, keep up the great work :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)

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I would pay money for this.

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omg skunk tapper was so hard on the first try but i won so i pressed the space bar randomly and it was just luck 

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I love this game! it was so creative and fun. Rhythmn Tappo was my favorite.

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This is a really great game. I beat Skunk Tapper on my first try, I don't know how.

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!

You're right, there's a small bug right now that causes you to always win the Rhythm Tappo fight regardless of your score. (It might be a blessing in disguise, since the fight is probably too hard as is.) We'll upload a fixed version after the jam's over.

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This game is so much fun! And the song on Rhythm Tappo is incredible. Fantastic job