A downloadable game for Windows

You've got the store to yourself most of this shift. Make sure it stays safe in there. I know it's a lot to ask, especially with everything going on... but you've got this. I'll see you later today!

Your Shift Manager

Inconvenience Store is a puzzle game themed around managing a market during a public health crisis. Juggle the different tasks of managing inventory, stocking shelves, cleaning various surfaces, and serving customers during your shift. Your shifts are judged based on your throughput and your adherence to three crucial guidelines for public health.

Inconvenience Store was a fifth-place finisher in the GMC Jam #38. Featuring music by WaveParadigm.

About Version 1.1

Version 1.1 is a post-Jam release made available on 22 September 2020. The following changes were made from the original submission:

  • Recompiled for improved performance
  • Added the ability to undo the gamestate up to five iterations
  • Loitering now advances the game state one "turn" when alone, and up to "three" turns when there are customers in the store; this ensures a single loiter with customers in the store results in their movement or a state change
  • Corrected a level-breaking glitch where customers would not line up properly at the register
  • Changed several visuals:
    • More sprites are outlined for visual clarity
    • Storage boxes have been repositioned slightly
    • Interactable tiles for objects are much more visible now
    • Changed the color of the soil indicator from green/yellow/red to yellow/orange/red to better indicate it is a bad thing at level 1 soil
    • Changed the inventory indicator to be a single ? above a customer's head, rather than an obstructive ?! box
    • Shelves now display their current item count and maximum capacity
    • Added a new particle (and sound effect) for when a contaminated shelf or the player is thoroughly cleaned
    • Changed a font which was hard to read on an number of UI elements
    • Changed the colors on a few HUD elements
    • Reduced the nosiness of the level background
    • Repositioned room elements to center a few levels which were off-center on the gameplay HUD
    • Changed the colors of the introduction splash
  • Added a few helpful pop-ups giving brief summaries or describing mechanics
  • Disinfectant is now automatically disposed of after it has been used up
  • Audio levels on some sfx and the backing track lowered to be better balanced
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
Made withGameMaker
Tags2D, GameMaker, gmcjam
Average sessionA few minutes


Version 1.1 8 MB

Install instructions

Download the ZIP archive, extract, and run gmcjam38.exe to play Inconvenience Store. Additional information about the game is located in the readme_v2.txt file.

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