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About

Spaß Taxi ("Spaß" is the German word for "fun") is a remake/clone of the original Space Taxi, where you need to bring passengers from one pad to another in mostly weird unnatural environments.


The gameplay

The 40 levels of Spaß Taxi offer a variation of challenges:

 Quick reactions
Avoid rockets and lasers or pass through moving gaps.

 Puzzles
Push the right buttons, find the shortest path or utilize teleporters.

 Learning
Memorize the passengers and their destinations, find out better (and quicker) ways to move, land or get your customers into or out of your car.

 Dexterity
Use the right amount of thrust to be fast, but not crash into stuff and quickly know which thruster to use while flying upside down in veteran mode.

Requirements

Spaß Taxi can be played with the keyboard, but is best played with a controller (currently only the XBox controller is supported, but others will follow).

It is looking best in a 16:9ish resolution at FullHD or above, preferring a multiple of it (e.g. 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 3840x2160).

Please check out the demo for Mac and Linux before buying to see if it runs on your machine, thank you!


Play the demo!

The demo contains 6 levels (plus tutorial) and is a great way to check out the gameplay, controller support and performance on your machine.

It also has a separate highscore list, so you can even compete with your friends here. :)


 

New and old

This version of the game takes the original concept and adds or changes a lot of things to get a whole new experience while retaining some of the retro feeling.


Rotation


The taxi can now rotate to get through narrow passages, avoid obstacles or even land on the ceiling.

 

Different types of passengers



There are those that fancy to loop the loop and go fast, but there are also those who will reveal their last meal if you rotate too much.

 

Health instead of lifes

The car has health (or integrity) and you can repair it while parking at a repair station (which costs money) or by having a mechanic on board.
When there is nothing left to repair, you  can buy a new car if you have enough money.


Credits

GameBurkhard Wick
FontsEeve Somepx
MusicGas1312
Sound FX
Imphenzia
Burkhard Wick
TestersAndreas Peters
Karsten Thiems
David Jandrey


Highscores

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(10)
AuthorScaniX
GenreAction
Made withUnity
TagsCasual, dexterity, Pixel Art, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller
LinksSteam, Homepage

Purchase

Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

SpassTaxi (Linux) 104 MB
SpassTaxi (Mac) 89 MB
SpassTaxi (Win32) 86 MB
SpassTaxi (Win64) 88 MB

Download demo

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SpassTaxiDemo (Linux) 104 MB
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SpassTaxiDemo (Mac) 89 MB
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SpassTaxiDemo (Win32) 86 MB
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SpassTaxiDemo (Win64) 88 MB

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I found this game quite enjoyable ^^ 

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Hi! Thank you for playing!
I bet it was especially hard with the low resolution. XD
But it was fun to watch! :)

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I am loving this game!  I got it in a bundle on itch.io at some point, but I'm enjoying it so much I bought another copy on Steam for a friend of mine.

One small thing that's driving me a bit bananas, however:

I'm playing on a controller (Xbox 360 wired) and everything works great, but the horn button is mapped to clicking in the left stick (button L3).  When things get tense, that left stick gets (accidentally) clicked A LOT, and the combination of the noise and the passenger moving back and forth on the platform is very frustrating, I assure you.

[edit] I also just noticed it turns the auto-levelling on/off at the same time as honking the horn [/edit]


I've looked and looked, but is there a way for me to change a config somewhere so that function isn't mapped to that button (Horn is already mapped to button B quite adequately)?

Please?

Hi! Thank you so much for your feedback! :)

Autoleveling is supposed to be activated when moving the stick up/down, not pressing it if I remember correctly.

About the honking: I used multiple buttons for some functions, because I thought that everyone should be able to reach the function with the button most convenient for them. 

It should not be much of a problem to add an option to select which button should honk.

I will try to upload a new version soon.

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I was curious, so I went back in and tested.  Nope:  moving the left stick up and down moves the taxi up and down, but the auto-levelling only activates if the stick is clicked.  I haven't checked to see what, if any, other key activates auto-levelling, but if the clicking of the left stick did nothing at all that would be best (imho).  It's the only button on the entire pad that ever gets pressed accidentally.

Hi! It's up/down on the right stick, not the left.

That the left stick is doing two things at once is a bug.

I think I will add an option to select the function for the left (and maybe right) stick(s).

I've uploaded an update. Please check it out, when you have time!

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Gave it a try.  Disappointingly (and confusingly), whilst the auto-levelling is now not toggled by the clicking of the left stick (L3 button), the horn still is.

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling just in case (of something?), and I'm using the Win64 version, but yeah... close but no cigar?

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Did you change the settings?

The default is still the same, because I'm using the left stick honking and right stick landing gear function a lot. It's convenient, so your fingers don't have to leave the sticks.

But you can change this in the settings now.

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Nicely done. Linux version would be nice. Maybe some Alien passengers as well.

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Hi, thank you very much!

I have added a Linux version. It's untested by me, although someone managed to play it. :)

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Other than a random crash for some reason the first time I tried playing it in windowed mode it worked every time after that! Thanks!

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This was one of my favorite games on the C64. I was just thinking about it the other day, and then this Ukraine bundle popped up. Thanks for your support!

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That you for commenting! :]

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Nice reimagining of a classic game. And I even beat this one. The rotation, horn and of course, health, were good additions.

Hi! Thank you very much! :)
And congratulations on beating it!

I am playing the full game now, but where can i find the demo? I'd like to try that too!

You will find the demo if you scroll all the way down on the game page.

It has its own highscore list, but it contains an excerpt of the same levels, so you won't miss anything by playing "only" the full version. :)

there are two things that would be fun if you added it; a death counter, and maybe a car selection screen, and that you can unlock cars with achievements you could earn while playing! If that would be added i'd be hooked to the game! (not that i'm not hooked already!)

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Thanks for the suggestions! Unlockable cars have been suggested before, but this would need a lot of additional work. At some point a dev needs to "move on" to have time for future projects.

I might do smaller updates in the future and added the death counter to the list. :)

I'm already looking forward to it!

I love it! I love the art style and the funny gameplay, and i love that you can just rampage through the level! I will rate it good!

Hi! Thank you very much for the nice feedback! :)

i whant to see CaptainSauce play it hes funny XD 

Well, I'd love that. :)

Congratulations on your demo release! Taserface

Thanks! :D