Toilet Boy

Who hasn't had this experience: waking up in the middle of the night because you desperately need to use the bathroom. You're quite groggy however, and cannot remember the layout of your house. Or is it even your house? Why are the rooms so weird? Toilet Boy is a game written for the Game Boy Advance, a retro game console.
Jam year: 
2019
Diversifiers: 
Language-Independence (Sponsored by Valve Software)
Keep it simple
Platforms: 
MS Windows, Mac OS X, Linux / Unix, Web standard (HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Flash), Generic mobile platform, Other digital platform
Technology Notes: 
Toilet Boy is a game built for the Game Boy Advance. It was programmed entirely in plain C, directly on top of the hardware with no intermediate frameworks or driver software.
Installation Instructions: 

To play the game, you need our game ROM (which you can download here as 'ToiletBoy.zip'), and an emulator.
Of course, if you have a GBA-flashcard (such as a SuperCard or R4), you can play the game on a real GBA!

Emulators exist for all major PC platforms (Win/Mac/Linux) as well as for mobile phones. We even have the game running inside a web-page (with a slight slowdown).

Credits: 

The Snappy Cobra team:

  • Timo Strating
  • Luc van den Brand
  • Wiebe-Marten Wijnja
  • Michiel de Jong
  • Marco Breemhaar

 

Special thanks to 'Coranac' for the Tonc library, which was used for streamlining the manipulation of some of the GBA's registers, facilitating the printing of text on the screen, and has a treasure trove of getting-started-with-GBA-programming information.

Game Stills: 
Source files: 
Executable: