Pepper Au Pair: Prepare to Care for Pears

An alternative controller game where you play an actual pepper, the Au Pair of five little actual pears. You need to keep the baby pears happy by giving them smooches until their pear-ents get home for bedtime.
Jam year: 
Feel your breath
Non-digital game (board game, card game, physical game, sport, etc.), Mac OS X
Tools and Technologies: 
Unity (any product)
Technology Notes: 
I used a Makey Makey to create the custom physical controller, pairing the pepper with the pears. The pepper au pair is connected to ground, and each of the pear babies are mapped to keys A, S, D, F, & G. The digital game without the custom controller is missing A LOT of the charm of the gameplay, but you can play the digital build below.

Created by Carol Mertz

Special thanks to Gameborhood St. Louis for playtesting and keeping lovely company.


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