Shoplifter Shuffle
Shoplifter Shuffle
role: Concept, Programming
team: 5 total (1 programmer, 1 engineer, 1 artist, 1 designer, 1 audio)
time: 2 days
tech: Flash, ActionScript 3
platforms: Web
date: January 2013


Shoplifter Shuffle is a 2-player deduction game where one player secretly plays a shoplifter hidden in a crowd of AI customers and the other player plays a security guard trying to catch the thief. The game was developed in 48 hours for the Global Game Jam 2013.


Audience Choice Award at Global Game Jam 2013 NYU
• (Runner-up) Most Innovative Game Award at Global Game Jam 2013 NYU


Play the game yourself!

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This is a 2-player competitive game.
• Note: The game will automatically go fullscreen upon input. Make sure you allow keyboard controls!

Shoplifter Player
• Sit on the left side of the keyboard, put on the headphones, and secretly select a character at the main menu.
• Alternate between the A&D keys to slowly walk out of the store without the security noticing. Try to blend in with the other customers. Don't let the security player see your key presses!
• When you hear the whistle, some of the customers will pause for a bit. You might want to think about doing that too!

Security Player
• Sit on the right side of the keyboard.
• Press left and right to select different customers. Pay attention to the shoplifter, who will seem out of place among all the other customers!
• Press spacebar to make your accusation against the currently selected customer.