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Backflow
Summer 2007 Prototype | Multiplayer Puzzle | J2ME return to top

Independent Games Festival Mobile 2008 Finalist.

Backflow is a cross between a casual-style action game and a multiplayer strategy game for mobile phones. In the game you take control of the waste disposal infrastructure for a city. It's your job to make sure each type of waste goes to the right place.

By flipping switches on pipe intersection points you direct the flow of waste to processing facilities at the bottom of the screen. Send recyclables to the right bins and they'll be converted into resources that you can use to upgrade your system, but put things in the wrong place and you'll increase the pollution in your city. Keep pollution low and your city will grow, but if it gets out of control your citizens will leave in droves! As your city grows in population, waste comes out faster and more frequently, and upgrades become more and more important. Trade resources with other players to make sure you can keep upgrading.

Try and build the biggest city you can without getting buried in the garbage!

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Independent Games Festival Mobile 2008 Finalist
Requirements
For Play in an Emulator
  • Java SE development kit (available here)
  • Sony Ericsson software development kit (available here)
  • Windows XP or Vista with DirectX 8.1 or later
  • 250MB hard drive space
  • 256MB system RAM
  • 500 MHz CPU
For Mobile Play
  • Sony Ericsson k800i and equivalent phone

Note: to load the game into the development kit, find the folder where the Sony SDK was installed and the WTK2 folder.á First run the application "Default Device Selection" and select Sony Ericsson W900 Emu.á Then select "Run the MIDP Application" and locate the file Backflow.jad.

Please download the Read Me file for complete installation instructions.

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Game Trailer
Developers

Marleigh Norton
Product Owner

Neal Grigsby
Game Designer

Zulkifli Salleh
Scrummaster

Brendan Callahan
Test Lead

Eric Klopfer
Product Owner

Fabian Teo
Artist

Chen RenHao
Programmer

Wang Xun
Artist

Nguyen Hoai Anh
Programmer

Fezz Hoo Shuyi
Sound Team

Guo Yuan
Sound Team

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