View Full Version : Game-o-matic -- experimental game generator (with which I made BEE DOG)

03-10-2012, 01:35 AM
Here is BEE DOG: http://game-o-matic.com/play.php?code=18512623

It is a Game-O-Matic Game that I made in 5 minutes (after reading about Game-O-Matic on Indiegames.com (http://indiegames.com/2012/10/indie_tools_game-o-matic.html#more)), and I think you will find it enthralling.

No, but you might find Game-O-Matic enthralling. It allows you to drop nouns on a diagram and then draw verbs between them. The nouns can be any word you type in. The verbs are chosen from a wildly extensive list (to name a few, "blasts", "punches", "eats", "demoralizes", "bounces", "charms").

Upon receiving your diagram, the Game-O-Matic spits out a game! The player character is selected from among the nouns, and the behaviors are randomly selected based on the verbs. Sometimes it makes asteroids-with-a-gimmick. Sometimes it makes a Pong clone where the puck kills you.

(If you put in more than two or three verbs and a similar amount of nouns, it starts to get really wacky, and makes things that feel like they came out of the Used Atari Games With No Manual bin).

If you do not like the game generated for you, you may generate a new one. When you are satisfied, you may assign images to each of the nouns and select a background. Some clipart is built in, and even after mentally blocking the idiotic amount of politics-themed clipart objects, there is still a goodly supply. You can also upload your own images (and, thankfully, turn off the labels on each of the nouns).

Now, proceed to amaze us all!

03-10-2012, 01:36 AM
BEE DOG is a game about my dog, who eats wasps.

03-10-2012, 03:56 AM
I won! My dog got giant.

I will make one.

Mine makes yours look like Baldur's Gate.

03-10-2012, 04:11 AM
Erm, it's a social commentary?

An art game? Unplayable?


03-10-2012, 04:26 AM
Police won't stop oppressing!
Hilarious game.

Okay I had to spend a bit more time with this and made one with stock art

03-10-2012, 05:34 AM

I uhhh...I don't know...I really don't know.

03-10-2012, 06:59 AM
Tried some custom art. Surprising how well it takes uploads.

...uh, not custom art, but uploaded art :P

03-10-2012, 07:05 AM

I uhhh...I don't know...I really don't know.
Having played this game there is something you might have learned.

03-10-2012, 02:25 PM
Haha, wonderful. Well done, friends. In-depth reviews!

The Snowmobile Game: Mechanical spoilers, avalanches are more dangerous to snowmobiles than are Robot Squid. It is something I may have learned.

The Man Game: Super annoying. Feeds the anti-authoritarian streak within me.

Hungry Lizard: Why it's almost like a game! 4 out of stars for gameyness.

The Germany Game: I don't know what's going on with the castles, but having the doktor actively try to kill me while the plague just meanders around harmlessly is pretty funny to me.

The Mario Game: it's amazing how putting Mario pictures on something can trick me into respecting it. =P

03-10-2012, 03:20 PM
avalanches are more dangerous to snowmobiles than are Robot Squid

I think that's a lesson we can all take home and apply in our lives.