A fun ticket redemption arcade game with realistic physics, a carnival, goofy robots, open world design, a global ranking system and lots of silly prizes. The game includes 30+ modern inspired arcade machines and a pawn shop to keep money in your pocket. The Coin Game is made by a solo developer.
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Very Positive (32) - 90% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (332) - 94% of the 332 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 22, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The framework of the game is 80% finished and I am just adding more machines to the arcades.I have to add a few locations around the island but it is pretty full already. I am seeking the communities input on the direction of the "Adventure side" of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As a one man indie developer it takes a lot of time for me to finish each new feature. The Coin Game should be in the early access program for about 6-8 months as I have a few more surprises to add in the future.”

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

“The full version will have the same fun machines and prizes as the EA version but I am also toying with the idea of adventure modes in which different scenarios must be played out to unlock other features and games in the arcade.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of The Coin Game is a playable arcade that contains 15-20 machines and games and also a way to sell your old prizes to Barry the Dealer for more cash. A full newspaper delivery route system and full survival/health stats platform. Vehicles for transportation around the island. Think of it as the Long Dark / Stranded Deep with arcade games.”

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

“The Coin Game will around tbe the same price when it moves to full release.”

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

“As an Indie developer the Early Access program gives me the ability to interact with a great community. I plan on getting input on users favorite games and things that they would like to see added to the arcade.”
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June 30

The Carnival is in town! Largest update ever!

CARNIVAL is Here! Largest Update Ever!
Update #007 - Version: V0.953

Carnival is Here! Come get your worthless trinkets and under-stuffed rip-off plush toys! Who doesnt love warm summer nights and getting haggled at by some crusty carnival worker for overpriced junk. :) Step Right Up!

I hope the carnival brings back as many wonderful memories for you as it did for us making it. This one was about 6 years in the making. (Literally) I have been dreaming this carnival up since I was a wee lad. Ever since I started making video games I have imagined this carnival and the silly games that I could create. It feels great to get it completed and share it all with you. :)

Islandtime Amusements Traveling Carnival:
- 8 new interactive carnival booth games with robotic workers.
- 15+ new carnival inspired toys/prizes to win and barter with at Barrys or to keep on your shelf at home. You decide.
- 7 classic carnival rides to make you sick and feel like your flying at your desk.
- Lots of new silly characters to interact with that work for Islandtime Amusements.

UPDATE 7-1-2019: Pushed a small hot fix for the Carnival coin pushers, The bus loading system and parked semi colliders.

UPDATE 7-9-2019: Pushed another small update to fix some small bugs.
- Fixed the colliders in the Hockey Hut that was eating some of your wins.
- Changed the exiting of vehicles. You must now Hit the Exit Vehicle button/key. (E Key on the Keyboard and Y button on a generic controller.) no more having to take out the player card.
- Turned the BasketBall announcer down a bit. He was all fired up and yelling at everyone.
- Turned off the cursor controller and the ability to grab things and push buttons while in the golf cart. It was just causing all kinds of problems. No more drive thru service. haha
- Readjust the freebie dropper at the carnie coin pusher as it was putting items in un-winnable locations.

New carnival games:

Balloon Pop:

Shoot the Star:

Duck Pool Pick:

Water Dachshund Race:

Ping Pong Water Lilly Pad Toss:

Pro Roller:

Basketball Shot:

Carnival Ticket Booth:

Just walk up and put your playercard in and blow some coin on some fun rides.

New Carnival Rides:

Ferris Wheel:


Islandtime Raceway Loop:

Moon Mission Tower:

PirateShip Adventure:

Carousel Swings:

Bumper Cars:

Food and Drink:

There is also a couple new places to grab some overpriced "food" (if you want to call elephant ears a food) and some good old fashioned "fresh" squeezed lemonade.

Elephant Ears:

Lemonade Stand:

Other bug fixes and Notes:

- Added 6 New Achievements for riding the carnival rides and playing the carnival games.
- Fixed a bunch of audio menu bugs were it would reset the menu click sound and blow your ear drums out. oops.
- Option to turn off the leaderboards in game. You can always turn them On or Off from the options menu in game.
- Fixed the wiggling bots crisis when you got close to them. No. They were not scared of you... just broken.
- Fixed Treasure in the Sand as it was displaying a wrong price on the Menu.
- Fixed the Arcade Coins falling onto the floor of arcade.
- fixed the hoverboard kids mouth on the side of their faces...lol.
and a bunch of other little stuff that will make gameplay a little smoother.

Now I am going to take a couple days off and I think I know of a good carnival across town the wife and I will go do some more "research". ;)

Thank you again for supporting me and my wife on this amazingly fun journey. This is the best community we have ever been involved with and we cannot thank you enough for allowing us to make this game for you.

I will post more news and info about the coming Survivor Mode, Donnies Dump, UFO Arcade and even more silliness coming later down the road.... but for now go and enjoy the summer carnival. Uncle Phils orders!

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June 1

One last teaser for the carnival rides and games. It's almost done!


Ok. The carnival has taken me much longer than I expected. I feel like I have said that before. haha

So many little things that tie up a whole day and then before I know it, I have to sleep again. I liked the idea some of the users had about getting a clone of myself.

I will keep it short and sweet with a video of my progress and get right back to working. ;) (Plus Motocross is on today... :) )

As always THANKS SO MUCH for supporting The Coin Game. I could not do this without all of your support, wonderful ideas and beta testing.


See you soon at the Carnie!
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About This Game

The Coin Game is a fun ticket arcade that is run by goofy robots on an little island full of things to do. The arcades include highly detailed machines with realistic physics that were inspired by modern arcade machines. There is even a ticket redemption area to exchange your counted tickets for all kinds of fun prizes. Larry's Arcade even has an in-house animatronic band called Terry and the Ticket Eaters that would love to play you some tunes while you enjoy the arcade. Make sure to watch out for the minions, they really love Teddy and his band. Run out of money? That's ok. You can work odd jobs around the island to get back on your feet. Got extra prizes? The island has a Pawn Shop that will buy your used prizes for cash so you can go blow it back at the arcade.

New for 7-01-2019:
The Coin Game now features a full fledged Traveling Carnival with over 20 new games, rides and machines to choose from. The carnival also brings new prizes to win, hoard or sell for cash at Barrys pawn shop. The rides are all interactive and are overpriced just like in real life... so you better be winning, working or begging Uncle Phil for more spending cash if you want to enjoy them. (Birthday mode is unlimited money for all you lazies out there that just want to live off of Uncle Phils wallet and have a good time. So dont worry he has you covered). But dont get comfy as Survivor Mode is still being developed. ;)

You can play The Coin Game anyway that you like. For the laid back players, you can just play the fun games and win tickets to exchange for silly prizes. You don't have to worry about anything but winning tickets. Unlimited money. No curfews. No rules.... just arcade freedom brought to you by your rich Uncle Phil.

The Coin Game includes all the fun activities of a real trip to the arcade. Including drinking soda all day, dodging sugar filled minions and living off of vending machine cheesy poofs. To earn a little extra money you can scavenge the dumpsters and trash cans or even deliver newspapers around the island for extra spending loot. Explore the island on the Islandville bus system or even your very own golf cart.

There is lots of highway traffic and tourist activity on the island all year round, so make sure to keep off the roads or you may get a little surprise. There is even a few areas planned for the future that are off limits for now and surrounded by construction fencing to keep you safe. The Islandville Transit bus is always running if you need to get around the island doing chores. To hail the bus, simply click the button in any bus stop and buy a bus pass. Each bus ride costs one pass ($1.50).

With over 20 different games and machines there is already plenty to do on the island. You can play The Coin Game with any mouse, keyboard or any Dual stick/pad controller. The game includes a easy to use key mapping system to support virtually any controller or peripheral. So you can play The Coin Game any way that you like.

The Coin Game is developed by a one man indie developer over the last 2 years with the wonderful support of his wife, family and 2 weiner dogs.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel i5 @ 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: No Intel HD Integrated Cards. This game is in Early Access and specs may change throughout development.
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7 @ 2.7GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: No Intel HD Integrated Cards. This game is in Early Access and specs may change throughout development.

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