Andy vs. Traffic Light

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | March 27, 2015 | No Comments

Each week, I try to record myself playing a user-made level, for the world (all 16 of you?) to see.  And, after three weeks, I might say (quite hesitantly) that Feel Bad Friday is becoming a tradition around here.

Oddly enough, even though I’m failing repeatedly at my own game (…yay?)… it gives me quite the encouragement to keep chugging along on it, fixing bugs and the like.

This week’s level comes from A Random Player (aka ‘Random’ for short).  Random posted the level Traffic Light in the TTG forums this past week, and I couldn’t resist giving it a go.  (Traffic light pun too subtle? Fair enough. Guess I can’t expect you to red between the lines…)

So watch me fail.  Fail again.  And fail dozens more times as I attempt to reach the goal with all three stars.  Enjoy.

Special thanks to Random for creating and sharing the level.  You can see this and more levels in the TTG forums.  As you can see, there’s some creative stuff coming out of there.


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Andy vs. 4A4C

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | March 20, 2015 | No Comments

I’m back this week with Episode 2 of Feel Bad Friday – where I celebrate the end of the week by beating (or utterly failing at) a level that a player has made in The Electric Shocktopus. As the game’s creator, I figure this should be a piece of cake, right? This week’s episode: 4A4C by NealCruco. And it is a tough one.

See how I do with Danger! Death! and Tentacles! Will I throw my tea against the wall in frustration? Find out this week on Feel Bad Friday.

Click on the image below or follow this link to YouTube.


What does “4A4C” mean? The world may never know…


If you want to learn more about this level, see what NealCruco had to say about it in the forums.

It looks like I’ll have no shortage of tough levels for future weeks. NealCruco and A Random Player (from Episode 1) have been hard at work making tough levels for me. And I recently created a level-converter — which will let us play levels that people made in the old flash version of the game.

If you’ve got a level you’d like to share with everyone (and possibly get me to play it), stop by the TestTubeGames forums and share it with us!


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Feel Bad Friday – Episode 1

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | March 13, 2015 | No Comments

With The Electric Shocktopus version 0.4 just released (grab it here), I’ve decided to celebrate by playing through Crate Path – a level created by A Random Player in the TTG forums.  You can watch below, or follow this link to see it on YouTube.





As you can see, User-Made levels are often *HARD* levels.  And who should be able to beat those levels if not *me*, the guy who made the game?  I have a whole lot of fun playing through levels that players have made — it’s great to be surprised and challenged by my game — so I’m going to try to regularly post these videos of me trying (and often failing) to beat user levels.

Have one that you want me to play?  Post it in the TestTubeGames forums!  Or just go there and try your hand at some levels that players have made.  And if you haven’t gotten The Electric Shocktopus yet, you know what to do… (still in Beta, but getting better all the time, so… go for it!)


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