Forever Humble PDX via Skinny Jean Death Studios in collaboration with Porcelin Labs, presents FLOBE, an unique game with an emphasis on quick pick & play action and casually intense gameplay! Use both analog sticks to control the blue line's position and length!
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Release Date: Jan 23, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“We really believe in the Early Access process. It has consistently helped us get better at what we do.
It allows us the opportunity to more personally connect with our growing community.
We benefit greatly from the feedback from our players and use it to help grow or make fixes to our games.
Early Access allows us the opportunity to release a fully playable game to the public while still providing us the time to add more content and improve the game as well.
We also just really enjoy the chance to let players watch our games develop.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Much of that usually depends on the players feedback which oftentimes helps us to decide how much more to put into the game.
Having said that....we aim to be in Early Access no more than a year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Full version will include an increased soundtrack, more difficulty modes, challenging bonus rounds, Steam leaderboards, new characters to play with and possibly a split-screen two player mode.
We also have a couple more ideas for mechanics we may choose to add to the game...again depending on the player feedback we receive.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently fully playable.
It's a casual game that progressively gets harder as you succeed. It's meant to challenge the player to beat their own high score.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We have no plans at this time to change the price during the game's transition from Early Access to full release. If we were going to say anything to just play it safe, the price once the game is fully complete may raise, but it would be an increase of no more than $1.00 US”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“That really depends on the players.
For the most part, it's about us continuing to build our community behind the games we make and allowing their feedback to help grow and shape the game into something they can always enjoy.
We are a young & growing company and the feedback & communication with our players let's us better understand what our community enjoys playing.”
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June 4

HUGE Update!

Hey guys, we have a huge update coming to you, so we're going to start with listing the changes in this patch, and then follow with giving a better explanation of how the game works, since the control screen in the beginning of the game isn't quite adequate enough.

Quick Note: It appears that an issue with the screen is occurring the first time you play after updating. From everything we can tell, this only occurs once. If this happens to you, close and reopen the game (or die). Sorry for any inconvenience!

Starting with the changes to this patch, we've completely overhauled how the bonus round works. As you collect Flobes and dodge enemies, two jars on the sides of the screen alternating dropping down whatever you collected/dodged. When the jars are filled up (around 15x multiplier), the game will slow to a stop, and BONUS ROUND text will drop down, followed by two identical cards with the word CHOOSE. Select a card with the analog stick and A (space on the keyboard), which will reveal either a good or bad card. A good card will bombard the player with Flobes, with which they must attempt to collect as many as they can, awarding them bonus points. The bad card spawns a swarm of enemies from all directions to attack the player, where each successfully dodged enemy rewards a bonus point. After the screen clears from the characters, text will come up showing how many points you got, and it will multiply that by your highscore, adding that final number to your current score. After the bonus game, the normal play mode will begin again. We've also removed any of the "Cheat" hotkeys that were left in the published game. Because of this bonus round, it is easier to get a higher score in our highscore contest, of which the reward has been modified from a No Man's Sky key to $60 of Steam Wallet, because the launch of NMS has been delayed. Because it's easier for competitors to get a higher score, we are also increasing the deadline of the contest to June 30th. A link to the website with more details is found here: http://www.foreverhumblepdx.com/highscore-contest.html
When the player reaches 10x, his bar splits into two colors, one blue and one purple, left and right respectively. This is shown by a slowdown of the game, and a growing of a purple side onto the bar, as well as the text COLLECT YOUR MATCHING COLOR. At this point, the game will begin spawning purple flobes as well as the standard blues. The player must collect each color with that respective color on their bar, and they can use the right trigger (or shift) to flip the bar, swapping the colors. It is to be noted that there is currently an issue where the game won't immediately split the colors, but this is usually fixed by 11x multiplier. Don't worry, no purples will spawn until your bar changes!
As well as at 10x, the bar splits yet again at 20x, this time into 3 colors, adding an orange into the center. At this point, the game will also spawn an orange flobe. While the player can still use right trigger or shift to flip blue and purple, they can not change the position of the orange center, as we found that is was too confusing to keep track of the three colors, as well as the rest of the game.
Some various fixes - Backgrounds as well as the music will be randomly selected when the game starts, but it will never pick the same one in a row. We've gotten rid of the NEW BEST text on the end screen, as it was pretty appalling in appearance. Guys that fill up the jars have been modified in size to activate bonus round closer to 15x multiplier. Instead of good on left, and bad on the right, flobes and enemies will fill up the jars in a mixed fashion, and they will alternate jars when they fall down. We have balanced the bonus rounds to offer similar scores to a player of average skill.

-Jonathan :FlobeBlue:

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May 8

Flobe New UI

We've added in a new crisp UI surrounding the screen and jars, as well as 2 new backgrounds. We've also gotten rid of the original red background, and added a CRT shader to the remaining backgrounds.

We've fixed the game-breaking issue with the 10x multiplier not spawning the new enemies, however we've encountered another issue that causes one player to control the other players flipping of the bar on two player, and we've disabled that in two player mode for now.

Fixed an issue where orange wouldn't spawn until player 1 hit 10x on two player.

Fixed the lives on two player not going down to 0.

Made it so missing a color on two player doesn't reset the multiplier, it only loses a life.

-Jonathan

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About This Game

*EARLY ACCESS*
*Please See Our Discussions Board To Report Any Bugs And Read About Any Updates*
Find our High Score Contest Rules Here - http://www.foreverhumblepdx.com/no-mans-sky-contest.html

Forever Humble PDX via Skinny Jean Death Studios in collaboration with Porcelin Labs, presents FLOBE, an unique game with an emphasis on quick pick & play action and casually intense gameplay!

Use both analog sticks to control the line's position and length! Collect characters that match the color of your bar in order to fill your multiplier for a higher score! Missing them will break your multiplier and cause the length of your bar to expand. Watch out for the green ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s, red ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and those damn bombs, if they pierce your bar it's Game Over! Advance your gameplay to multiple color collectibles and intense enemy formation challenges.

Features 3 difficulty levels plus bonus challenges. Completing challenges will allow you to unlock the option to start the game in different difficulty modes.

Features an exquiste soundtrack by Jazz sensation Luis "LoudMouth" Camacho.

Although the game is extremely recommended for game pad use, it does have keyboard controls as well.

We will be releasing the game in Early Access as we continue to add increased difficulty challenges, a Linux build, Steam achievements and Steam trading cards. The game will have a low price point to appease all players on Steam...probably even just low enough for players to break even on sales of the Steam trading cards.

Lose yourself in the FLOBE!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7+
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Positive (22 reviews)
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austinislame
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
its great stroy is moving controls are tight soundtack is amazing better than csgo in every way
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☆Goldy☆
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
It took me a few tries to realize how the controls work.I really like this game if you are bored this game is worth to play
But there still are some bugs.

Pros:
-fun
-graphics are nice for an early access game

cons:
-hard a bit


And that is it.Buy if you are bored bois
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Pikowww
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Just finished a playthrough of FLOBE for a new youtube channel -- we had a blast, will probably reveal more info than a text based review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zGWgs6bnw0
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Steve Harvey
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
This game is amazing.

Seriously. I completed a badge and saw I got a coupon for 50% off some game called Flobe. I clicked on it to see if it interested me. At first I was disappointed because I saw what looked like a kind of cheap, dime-a-dozen arcade game. I looked farther into the game though, and it interested me. Being that with the coupon, the game was only 50 cents, I decided to buy it.

What I got was the best 99 cent game on steam to be known in a unique and addicting arcade game. The controls are a bit wonky, but they make sense and are very responsive, and anyway, the weirdness of the controls keeps the game challenging. The graphics are fine, and actually better than I expected. Don't use the trailer as reference, because it looks a lot different than the game now, which looks much nicer. On top of all that, the music is amazing! It's something you don't see a lot in arcade games like this, and it really makes it much more enjoyable in comparison to some 9 second loop you'd hear in some other arcade game.

If there was anything I would complain about it would be that there are a few annoying bugs, but being that the game is in EA, those will get sorted out in due time.

9/10
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JeFawk
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
The author gave me this product for free. He explicitly said that he is looking for a player that is utter ♥♥♥♥ with the controller. He did not ask me for a good review or whatever, he said "dude, just ♥♥♥♥ off"....or "dude, just play it". I can't remember.

So after he mentioned the name, I went to check it out right? I don't like hoarding games I'm never gonna play (IM CRAZY, RIGHT?)

From the video I figured this looks really easy. I was like "yeah I can totally get smashed and have fun on this thing half sleeping" but guess what. That didn't ♥♥♥♥ing happen!
You wanna know why?
Cause I didn't have any booze left.
So I started playing it while drinking water. Not as fun as with alcohol but meh.


Anyway, I am writing this from the position of a handicap using the controller. I sucked. A lot. Jesus Christ I sucked so bad it was hillarious. The only good thing I was capable of doing was to extend that bloody bar vertically on my screen. Then I'd gaze at it, look at my controller, then back at it and ask "how the ♥♥♥♥ did this happen?"


Anyway, the color swapping is an interesting idea which I could barely see, because I sucked so hard. I couldn't ♥♥♥♥ing get to it!

The keyboard control is much better for me, so I tried that thing out. Got to a whooping of ~ 200 score, then my ♥♥♥♥ING WIRELESS BATTERY WENT OUT. Then I grabbed the controller again and BAM! Nothing happened. I died before i could get to 100.

Was pretty funny though for me because I would start off as this pro guy and then puf, the bar would go vertically with max size. FML xD.

Anyway if you're looking to hone your controller skills I'd suggest you play this. And the multiplayer version is if you wanna make your friend look pathetic....or yourself.

As features I'd love to see a share to twitter or some crap xD.
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Pointless Entertainment LLC
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 19
Hardcore ambi skills!
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Kid Midas
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 14
Love the game so far. I am at a high score of 2502 right now, and I am trying SO hard to beat it. Just found one bug in the x30 multiplier achievement. It says i have 15/50 instead of 15/30. Apart from that the game works just fine.
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MuperSario
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
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Gamer Guy (In A Suit)
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
Greetings fellow gamers! This is Gamer Guy (In a Suit) from the Echo Army YouTube channel! Today I am bringing you a review of the incredibly addictive casual indie game, Flobe. Flobe was released on Steam Januray 23, 2016 by Developers Skinny Jean Death Studios & Porcelain Labs and Publisher Forever Humble PDX.

(NOTE: This game was reviewed using a key provided by the Developer and/or Publisher)

Video Review:
https://youtu.be/0hGvtLpMfDs

The "Too Long, Didn't Watch" Review:
Cheap, pretty and insanely addictive. Also, less than a buck. 5/5

The "Meat & Potatoes" Review:
Flobe. It is pronounced just as it looks. Flobe. Flobe is a casual little strategy-type indie arcade game with a puzzle feel to it. Essentially you are a blue "bar" that can move all around the screen, change sizes, flip around, etc. With this blue bar, you need to catch these little blue guys flying down the screen. Seems simple enough, but there are other colors. Catching another color will end the game, making you start over. Missing one of your own "collectibles" to catch, however does NOT kill you. It only makes the game harder from that point forward by forcing your bar to become one size larger, which can become a pain quite quickly. You need all the mobility you can get in the game! Keep collecting though, and not missing any, and your score multiplier increases. Once you hit 15X, the game exands itself and now you find yourself chasing 2 colors. IT ramps up quickly! The first thing you notice, is that it is very pretty.Very visually appealing. It has both fantastic graphics, and great sound too. The controls are very responsive and slick. Just make sure to use a controller, as the game was definitely designed with that in mind. The gameplay is so addicting. It is your basic arcade game in that your motivation is to keep increasing your top score. Trust me, you've never had enough. This may be the indie-casual-arcadey type version of "One More Turn".

5/5 for my tastes. It is under a dollar, beautifully presented, easy to pick up and difficult to master. Go give it a shot, and when you do I want you to keep one thing in mind too.....the kid the coded this fantastic game is a mere 14 years old...if this is what we get while he's 14, we have a bright gaming future ahead! Keep an eye on this Forever Humble PDX studio..

Happy Gaming!
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Jackaler
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 27
Fun mechanic. Fun game. Very stripped down though. No real menus or anything. Just throws you right in. It would be interesting to see this turned into a multiplayer game somehow.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
This game is amazing.

Seriously. I completed a badge and saw I got a coupon for 50% off some game called Flobe. I clicked on it to see if it interested me. At first I was disappointed because I saw what looked like a kind of cheap, dime-a-dozen arcade game. I looked farther into the game though, and it interested me. Being that with the coupon, the game was only 50 cents, I decided to buy it.

What I got was the best 99 cent game on steam to be known in a unique and addicting arcade game. The controls are a bit wonky, but they make sense and are very responsive, and anyway, the weirdness of the controls keeps the game challenging. The graphics are fine, and actually better than I expected. Don't use the trailer as reference, because it looks a lot different than the game now, which looks much nicer. On top of all that, the music is amazing! It's something you don't see a lot in arcade games like this, and it really makes it much more enjoyable in comparison to some 9 second loop you'd hear in some other arcade game.

If there was anything I would complain about it would be that there are a few annoying bugs, but being that the game is in EA, those will get sorted out in due time.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Just finished a playthrough of FLOBE for a new youtube channel -- we had a blast, will probably reveal more info than a text based review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zGWgs6bnw0
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 26
"Flobe is like breakout without balls"
Flobe is a quick reactions, skill game with a simple but good game concept. The controls feel in the first moment quite uncommon but you'll get used to it quickly (you control each side of the bar over twinsticks or A or D keys).
  • Collect with the powerbar the floating blobs of your color like in a fishing net.
  • Deny the contagious green ones and the unexplodeable missiles
  • Try to startle all bombs but dodge their explosion circle
Lateron you'll see it's totally challenging and merciless. Do not ever let drop a blob at the bottom of the screen. You'll be double punished.
1.your bar becomes longer and less controlable
2.your multiplier drops to zero.

Around a score of 2k and a multiplier of 15x your bar gets twincolored. Means left blue, right purple. Ofc you still can just collect the blobs with the right matching color. Hopefully the devs can somehow speedup the movements and control ability during EA. Not gonna go above 15x multiplier yet ...

Update: The ability to change colorsides is much better than to flipover and gives the game some depth. Forget to mention the soundtrack is quite enjoyable. Ambient music of the 70's like ska or jazz
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 19
Hardcore ambi skills!
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 22
Actual conversation between friends:

Me: I scored 550!

Them: You can do better than that!

Me: My stick got too big

Them: That's what she said

Me: Yes, your sister did

Them:...

12/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 23
The controls took me a few tries to wrap my head around; but once i did the flow was well communicated and I was quick to start chasing a high score. Perfect pacing for a game that you can play on the bus.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 26
First releases of early access games aren't typically as fun as most would hope. We expect bugs, graphics issues and some core issues. Admittedly I only played the game a few times but it's clean, solid (so far) and surprisingly difficult to stop playing once you get the hang of it. Controller is a must I think. Nice casual game that's easy to pick up once in a while if you don't mind loosing track of the time. Check it out, certainly worth it, even at this stage of development.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 27
Fun mechanic. Fun game. Very stripped down though. No real menus or anything. Just throws you right in. It would be interesting to see this turned into a multiplayer game somehow.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24
It is an easy game, the ones you wanna play but not really think about it.

It is hard at the beginning to use the keyboard and as an early access game no instructions or menu is in the game, so it was useful to read about the game/description to understand the goal or concept.

Recommended for just chilling (I would played for a few minutes once in a while), looking forward for some improvements as it could have more potential.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
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