IbisBuster

To play the IbisBuster game press “i” or click on the IbisBuster sign on the island map. In each level you can click on the surf lifesaving tower or press “h” to access Help for more information about the game. To return to the game press the Escape button.

IbisBuster is fully accessible for blind players and includes a sound-only option.

Quickstart:

Use the arrowkeys to walk around the game.
Walk over a good object to pick it up.
Press the space bar to “shoo” Iris the ibis.
Press Enter to skip the full instructions.

Instructions:

You are in a dark shaded area of the beach, close to the nest of Iris the ibis. Use the arrow keys to walk around.

The game has three levels. In each level you have to collect different “good things”.
But beware, because Iris the ibis will try to steal from you whatever you carry with you. She will try to eat it and if she finds out that she cannot eat it, she will leave it in her nest.

To avoid Iris the ibis from taking something from you, you have to shoo her.
To “shoo” successfully, press the space bar at the same time as you hear the sound or see the image of Iris the ibis.

If you see or hear a good object, you pick it up by simply continuing to walk on over it. Do not press the space bar. If you press the space bar when you see or hear a good thing, this means you shoo the thing and lose it to Iris.

For each item you collect you score one point.
If Iris shows up and you do not shoo her successfully, she will take a thing from you.
For each item Iris takes away from you, you lose one point.

The purpose of each level of the game is to have at least one good item left when time is up, which is after 60 seconds.
When you succeed you will go on to the next level.

If you fail to finish with a score of at least one good item, you will have to play the same level over again.

To activate autowalk, after loading the first level of the game click on the button “Turn autowalk on”.

Set the speed for the player. Speed 9 is default. To set a higher speed click on the right arrow, to set it at a slower pace click on the left arrow. Please note that while playing the game you can at any time adjust the speed by pressing the “x” key to walk faster and “z” to walk slower.

“Shoo” by pressing a single switch with interface set to emulate the space bar,  or by pressing the space bar.

To play sound-only, click on the button “Turn-sound-only on”.

Level 1:

Between large trees and thick shrubs, you walk over the sand close to the nest of Iris the ibis.
Try to collect as many shells as you can and keep them safe from Iris the ibis.

For each five shells you manage to collect you get one bonus point.

Every now and then you catch a glimpse of the ibis or the shell and then you have to respond, and fast!
Press space bar to shoo Iris the ibis.
Do not shoo the shells.

Example of Iris:

white and black ibis

Example of a shell:

white and black ibis

level 2:

Iris has managed to steal a lot of shells from other players, only to find out she could not eat them, much to her disappointment. So she crushed them as she returned to her nest. It's over this layer of crushed shells that you approach the entrance to the nest.

Try to collect as many sticks and twigs that lie scattered and keep them safe from Iris the ibis.
For each five sticks and twigs you manage to collect you get one bonus point.

Use the arrow keys to walk around.

Every now and then you catch a glimpse of the ibis, a stick or a twig and then you have to respond, and fast!
Press space bar to shoo Iris the ibis.
Do not shoo the sticks or the twigs.

Example of a stick:

white and black ibis

Example of a twig:

white and black ibis

level 3:

A boardwalk made from all the pieces of driftwood Iris managed to steal from other players takes you deep into the nest.
Here in this dark and cool place Iris the ibis keeps all kinds of mystery objects.
There are things she took from the playground that she could not eat. It is impossible to tell what rubbish she keeps here. One thing is for sure, a single starfish has ended up in the nest as well. If you find the starfish and collect it, Iris the ibis cannot take it away from you. The starfish scores five extra points if you finish the game successfully. All other mystery objects that you manage to take away from this level, score 1 point each.

Oh, and one more very important thing; Iris is not the sole keeper of this nest. She is joined by her granny Annie the ibis. The pair of them will try and take items away from you!

Press space bar to shoo Iris and Annie.
Do not shoo the starfish or the mystery objects.

Example of Annie:

white and black ibis

Example of the starfish:

white and black ibis

All the rest are mystery objects, so make sure that you only shoo Iris and Annie!

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