A game inspired by a trip to New York last year!

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This took a lot longer than planned, and over the last couple of weeks I’ve had some extremely helpful feedback from lots of people. Special thanks especially to Holly Gramazio, Josh Hadley, Stephen Lavelle, and Sophie Sampson for feedback and chats, and Robert Yang, Andrew Yoder, Richard Perrin, Guilherme Töws, James Andrews, Farbs, Jonathan Whiting, Bennett Foddy, Bean, Bateleur, Jonathan Prior, ellaguro, and Harry Giles for playtesting and suggestions!

31 thoughts on “GRAB THEM BY THE EYES”
  1. It’s interesting that the crowd sizes don’t seem to be predetermined for each day, meaning the food stands are only really competing while in the sign store. On the street, one stand’s success doesn’t require the other’s failure. If they cooperated and took turns buying $10 signs, their bet would come down to luck, but it seems like the food cart industry as a whole would be better off.

    cool game tho

  2. Congrats on the release! Always glad to see you put out another game. I’m on iOS at the moment, so can’t play yet, but will soon!

  3. I enjoyed it! I managed to prevail against the hipsters even though they secured both the extra frames.

    I found some aspects of it pleasantly reminiscent of mechanics that show up in various European-style board games (particularly how items are purchased).

  4. There’s some mechanics you need to learn the hard way.

    Most importantly, the card prices are reduced every turn. The cards always cost, in order from left to right, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. So going buying expensive cards is worse than waiting for them to get cheaper. If a player spends all their money, the opponent can keep buying the leftmost card, getting every card for $10 each.

    Secondly, you get $50 every day, but you also keep any leftover money from the previous day. That gives even more advantage to buying cheap.

  5. Really impressed by how simple, yet addictive, this game is.

    You know what I’d love? I presume it would take a lot of time to get this working, but 1 v 1 online play. Same mechanics and everything, but you can play online against someone.

  6. The first runs were quite depressing (I lost, lost and lost) before learning the IA patterns and figuring out how to spend my money.

    Three minor aspects:

    1. you have to spend your money even if the remaining cards are useless (instead of saving it for the next day).

    2. IA always tries to buy additionnal frame (bad strategy).

    3. Luck plays an important role.

    Anyways quite an interesting & addictive game!

  7. I really want to see a multiplayer version of this with one player competing against another. That’d be great. An endless mode would also be really fun.

  8. Very good game! Glad you still make very high quality games despite not many people seeing them 🙂

  9. the premade messages for the sign are really creepy, actually. it sounds like you’re trying to recruit people to be assimilated into a man-eating alien army or something instead of just selling food.

  10. i cannot beat it i have tried about 15- 20 times and i have failed every time. please… PLEASE somebody tell me how to win………………………………………………………..please

  11. i love the game, but i have play at least 23 times and lost and i am pretty competitive. it is fun to write your own signs. multiplayer would be awesome.

  12. I wish that this game did not need flash at all:( its so sad that we cannot play because they dicontinued something.

  13. im so confussed of how to open the game, i downloaded it and looked through all the files and stuff i tried copy and paste and nothing worked. can some please tell me how to open it?

  14. Great game, beat first try by 11 points. For people saying that this game is gone due to flash, you can still download the windows version. When you open it in folder, click the one that says ‘grab them by the eyes’, on the right it should say application. Then extract all files and run

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