Steampunk Idle Spinner: mobile game where you build an incredible contraption


Steampunk Idle Spinner is a mobile Android game where you can build your steampunk machine with cogwheels, engines, transmission and other gear. The game has now gremlins, balloons and portals!



Current version: 1.1.1
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Play in your browser on Kongregate

Great thanks to:
Tomasz Pietrzak - for streaming the game at Youtube channel!
黃和和 - for Chinese translation
Cezary Goździk - for Polish translation and streaming the game at Youtube channel!
Richard Hartemink, Zirk Seljee- for Dutch translation! Dank je!
Tim Thevoz - for French translation. Merci!



How to play:

  1. Spin the cogwheels with your finger.
  2. After every 10 rotations the connected coin machine will produce a coin
  3. As soon as you get enough money, you can purchase additional elements (by dragging the icon to the highlighted spots on the screen)
  4. These elements are: - cogwheels (increase speed ratio)
  • engines (will spin the attached cogwheels even when the game is inactive)
  • engine upgrades
  • balloon pumps (will produce balloons which will bring you coins)
  • balloon pump upgrades (will make the pumps produce more profitable balloons)
  • balloon speed upgrades (will make the balloons bring money faster)
  • hammers (hit the cogwheels and make them rotate
  • hammer upgrades
  • money machine upgrades (higher value coins produced from a machine)
  • money storage upgrades (the stored money will produce interest)
  • portal (will produce narrativium, needed to boost the production after the game restart)
  • portal power element (receives the rotational power and converts it into the portal's narrativium generation)
  • portal power element upgrade
  1. You can also sell engines, hammers and cogwheels by dragging a "recycle" button to them (from the bottom-left screen corner). You'll receive full refund minus the "recycle" ability cost (first it's 100 and grows very slowly). Also the item's price in the shop will be reduced (but not fully to the previous level, so, plan your machine building carefully)
  2. As soon as you restart (by tapping the portal or from the menu button), you'll see the narrativium machine next to your money storage (if you earned more than 0 narrativium on the previous run). It can be used for:
  • get money
  • increase time flow speed
  • discount the items in the shop
  1. There are also two secret ways to earn more coins and other bonuses, I wonder, who will be the first to find them :)

I'm tracking the time needed to build this game. For now I've spent more than 80 hours of pure coding. I'd be happy to receive your comments and suggestions.

137 comments:

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    1. You are the worst kind of person.

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    2. I agree, i hate premium only items cuz for the reason that you have to pay to get them...

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    3. I agree, i hate premium only items cuz for the reason that you have to pay to get them...

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    4. Or just add a "on ads" button

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    5. I assure you there will be no "premium only" items. My big concept is to let the players travel from one steampunk world to another for Narrativium they earn in the previous worlds. Right now there is only one world: "Workshop", but I'm going to add such settings based on "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "From the Earth to the Moon", "Journey to the Center of the Earth",also something like Sky Pirates etc.

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    6. You should be able to upgrade stuff like wood is the. Current level than stone than iron, steel,etc so the higher level cogs spin easier and other such boosts

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    7. U should be able to buy coins for money like 10$ for 100 million

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    8. I have hit so many places under the Z placeholders that 100% off cogwheel upgrade place was still 114z coins. no 100 mil is not worth $10 lol

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    9. Same here... so true

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    10. Going to expand the numbers list in the next update. For now, will you, please, check the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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    11. It would be great if you could See sone exact numbers on Upgrades and ore Bonus stuft
      Or for the rotations on a wheel

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  2. And a upgrade to move some things

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    1. You mean a move tool right? I agree

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    2. You mean a move tool right? I agree

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    3. Many players ask for this feature, I'll think thoroughly how to accomplish it

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    4. So, does an engine help if it's not at the end of the cog chain? Also, please give us the ability to move things, like engines or cogs. I hate having to scrap all my engines and pay inflated prices to rebuild every time I can afford another cog.

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    5. I would like to see a feature where you can connect to cog chains to one cog. Then I can have a motor that powers that cog and the two other devices.

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  3. The secret is tapping on the coin or get money from that little beast that somethimes pop up

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    1. I lofe how tapping on the coins earns 10x income of that coin :)
      Also pleas add a 4x and 5x cog in the future it will really be awsome

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    2. Also i found another secret, the cheat menu!

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    3. Cool! Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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    1. They seem completely useless.

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    2. Actually I payed close attention. They make money machine bar 2x faster while green is filled. It requires money machine upgrade to see bar.

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    3. Indeed! They provide power boost for the money machine

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    4. You must tap or attach a hammer

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    5. Exactly! BTW you are welcome to check the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  5. Is there a limit to the upgrade of engine and hammer? If there is make it impossible to upgrade when its maxed

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    1. Another question is does narrativium give any passive bonus?

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    2. They cap the major boost from 4th upgrade at the 3rd ugprade for both it seems. Otherwise they don't have an upgrade cap.

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    3. There is no limit for the upgrades: the engine visual is changed every 4 upgrades, but the engine speed is still increasing.

      After you restart, if you have narrativium, the narrativium machine appears which can give you bonuses or just work as an additional engine (the passive bonus)

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    4. My machine wasn't there when I restart (I had 1 q narrativium)

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    5. Thank you forth bug report! Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  6. I can't place my mine. Also not seeing other upgrades. Is there an easy way to reset? Tried clearing data and uninstalling

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    1. You see mine at 100k coins

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    3. I'm on the third loop, and it seems that the ability to place mines isn't always there when you unlock the mine. It will appear later, to the left of the coin generating machine.

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  7. Right and I have millions and can select it but where do I place it. Most items have a lil white circle where I can add to machine. Idk where to put mine.

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    1. make sure to upgrade money machine first then you can place the mine on the left of the money machine

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    1. You can see the portal when you get around 60 million coins (I think), but you can't buy it until you have 100 million.

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    2. And now I'm working to let the player not only restart the game, but to travel to other steampunk (dieselpunk, clockworkpunk, gas lamp fantasy) worlds from the Portal.

      Nere's how the next one will look like

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  9. Anyone figure out what the coin colors and numbers amount to?

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    1. The coin colours are just a visual thing as far as I know. The numbers represent the coins value so if it says 1 it gives you 1 coin. 2 gives you 2 coins and so on

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    2. Yes, exactly. And the coin values first fo from 1, 2,... to 256, 512, and after that the coins worth x1000 begin to appear, under the same rule

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  10. Having a bug where my blue bar won't fill up? When the game is off it produces coins still but if I'm actively playing I only get money from balloons

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    1. After really close inspection, it's just moving really really slowly for some reason

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    2. Lucky mmine has been going for a week and a half and i havent gotten a single coin from it... 😟

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    3. The mine produces the ore which boosts your Money producing machine. You can tap the mine to produce the ore faster, or attach a hammer to it.

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  11. Is it a bug that cogwheels won't work backwords?

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    1. No their not supposed to, because it would go against the way the engines and hammers turn the cogs.

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  12. Sory I meant that the first cogwheel, turning the money mashine, won't turn the last cogwheel.

    If this isn't a bug, I think somting like toothed belts would be very cool.

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    1. Well, yes, my cogwheels work more like the bicycle transmission: when you turn the pedals the wheels will rotate, but when the wheel is rotating it doesn't necessarily transmit the rotation to the pedals. Perhaps toothed belts will be a better solution to reflect this, I'll think of it

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  13. There is a bug in your money class as I came to money with the sufix 'Z'. I can buy everything. Also the prices won't reset. And the conter in overflows from 999Z to 0Z

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    1. I just didn't expect that the players will earn so much money :) So, I put "Z" as "zillion" for everything bigger than Billion. I'll fix this in the upcoming update

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  14. I have the same problem about the "Z" coin. And i'm using this to produce more narrativium from "portal" because the money never ends.

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    1. I just didn't expect that the players will earn so much money :) So, I put "Z" as "zillion" for everything bigger than Billion. I'll fix this in the upcoming update

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    2. I break the game, too. I upgraded only one hammer from the mine a few times. So suddenly the cash was flowing in.

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    2. THe Portal can be purchased when you have an "Interest upgrade". Then it can be located to the right of your money reeiver. If you don't have place there you can sell some elements to free the space

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    3. Can you add a feature to sell extra portals and portal amplifiers, because I accidentally placed a portal so that it covers the first digit of my narrativium count

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  16. Add music and SFX. Also, the game becomes really easy with narrativium and i easily got Zillion (and yes the Zillion bug thing happened). The game becomes very repetetive and boring

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    1. Hi! Now working to make the third world, Floating Islands. Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  17. I reached the limit ... I need an update pls. Its nice if cogwheel can combined or if i need a great cogwheel for more power or a small cogwheel for Speed u know ?
    And more Upgrade skins ... Or Upgrade numbers... Like 1..2..3...55...99

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    1. Hi! Now working to make the third world, Floating Islands. Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  18. Make all the upgrades and cogwheels less expensive because I have played more then like a month and I have barely got anything and I spin da cogwhools 4 evar and up gwading fo evar

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    1. Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  19. For new players you can continually hit the recycle button and say no for the ad narrativium till you can come back woth like 54 then use the bonus till you cant any more then leave it there till you have the portal to make more its what i did to help give me a better start dont know if that was on purpose or not but still its helpful to new players

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    1. Cool! Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  20. How do you get the hammer there's no Icon for it for me
    And I have almost 1 mil coins aren't you supposed to be able to get it at the beggening of the game?

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    1. It's unlocked after the Mine
      And Portal (and restart) is unlocked after 100M

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  21. The new update makes it so I can't move around on the screen anymore.

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    1. As many players asked, I changed move control to 2 fingers (making it easier to spin with 1 finger)

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    2. That actually made it harder to move on my phone

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    3. Change it back in the settings menu then.

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  22. When you add a new cogwheel, do you need sell and buy a new engine in order to take advantage of the increased ratio?

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    1. Yes, it's good strategy! Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  23. Does anyone know how to access the cheats menu?

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    1. Well, it's our secret, but we have some hints in the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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    2. I usually get it by just waiting.

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  24. Turn your Internet off then go into your settings then date and time skip it ahead a couple of months load the game up then you will get all of those coins make sure you have a pretty good engine for even more money skip it ahead for YEARS and you will get it instantly. WARNING GAME MAY CRASH

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    1. I don't know how to thank you!

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  25. MYSTERIOUS NUMBERSAugust 22, 2017 at 5:24 AM

    Great game

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    1. Thank you! Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  26. How do you use a portal in clockwork city? Just kinda stuck at this point.

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    1. It's just more expensive there: 100b coins. Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  27. In Clockwok ville, there are'nt any power source to rotate the portal ?!

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  28. oups ! my mistake : crystal (upright)
    Nice game

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    1. Yes, crystal spins the cogwheels there. Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  29. One bug: Crystal can't be recycled, and the only way to expand the geartrain is to put the new gear over the crystal.

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    1. Thank you for report! Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  30. I found a cheat menu while randomly tapping buttons does anyone know how to open it

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  31. I'm on the clockwork city and it's showing me the upgrades for the first stage (gears, ballons, motors, etc)

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    1. Rather strange, thank you for report! Will you, please, join the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  32. How about a home button for when you zoom out to far

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    1. Good suggestion! Will you, please, check the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  33. I "maxed out" clock workshops city and i have 2m navarium. Is there already a new workshop?

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    1. Working to make the third world: Floating islands. Will you, please, check the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  34. This game is really good! not much variety yet but still, I see you are very active which makes me very happy, also a suggestion, make it so you can build an item that can slowly lower the cost of things, just a thought though

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    1. Thank you! Will you, please, check the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  35. How do the mines work?

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    1. You tap them (or attach the hammer), they produce wagons with ore, which boost the productivity of your money machine. Will you, please, check the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  36. Fun game! But I can't make a portal in the at and world, is there a fix?

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    1. Will you, please, check the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress. And, please, post your screenshot there - we'll find out why the portal was impossible to build

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  37. Fun little game i thought at the start and then money became insignificant after like 4 hours of playing and there is no way to know how much i got it just says Z but i got pretty much more than ill ever need and currently charging portal

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    1. Thank you very much! Going to adjust the numbers list in the next update. For now, will you, please, check the game's facebook group- there we organize the feature requests, bug reports, and I show the current dev progress.

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  38. If you dont tell me how to enter the cheat menu imma show me on youtube me swallow a cord and say all cause of you

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    1. Just check our facebook group truoghoutly, everything is there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/142331583036835/

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    2. And you can ask the members via private messages

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  39. And i will shove that cord down my throat

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  40. Yellow submarine? Also is it possible for us to be notified on any new world leaks or just anything?

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    1. wait will there be a unlocking system for worlds? finish the first world to use the second, and then finish the 2nd to unlock the third?

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    2. Bug, it says 0Z, maybe it should be replaced by limit

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  41. Same guy from september 28 2:00September 30, 2017 at 10:35 PM

    Well i realy love the game in just 1 minute i will get everything

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  42. Bug infinity money when the machine said your money is 000Z.

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  44. I know how to do the cheat now

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  45. So how does floating islands work?

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  47. Some people play games because of the attributes listed above, and they simply won't play or won't enjoy a game if the graphics are less than perfect or if the characters are annoying or if the game play is buggy, but others, play games simply because it's a way to take a break from the real world, it's a way to get away from the ordinary humdrum of our regular lives, and some of us though sometimes anal about the specifics of a console game, don't use those same criticism when playing something like an online flash based game because we know they aren't made the same way (not really anyway). Taruhan Bola

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  48. You should add a way where you can touch and hold the screen where the coins are and it will be collected

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  49. The indoor engine might use a binary space partitioning (BSP) tree or portal system to ensure that no geometry is drawn that is being occluded by walls or objects that are closer to the camera. domino 99

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  50. Hi I like this game, just wondering, after you buy something and place it, can it be moved later or do you have to sell the item?

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  51. Excellent game! I actually do think you should incorporate a few things to make the game better....
    1) figure a way to check the time if online as I was able to put my phone time setting so it was in the year 2021. Earnt a decent amount from that but it did ruin the point of idleness for me, I know it's my own fault haha.

    Can you also figure a cloud saving method in case players change devices?

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  52. ia anyone still working on this game?

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  53. Zoom in a lot of times to open the cheat menu but it might take time to open it

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