You can play this game
completely with the mouse. Holding
the left mouse button down on the screen and dragging will scroll the
viewport around. To
assign an employee a skill, you click on the skill buttons at the bottom
of the screen and then click on the employee.
You will see a number on the skill buttons that tell you how many
remaining skills you have to assign.
There is a red box around the number to show you which skill is
currently selected. You will
hear a sound effect and watch that number decrement when the skill is
assigned to the employee. Skills
such as parachute and sweeper are set once, and are good until the
employee exits the level or meets an untimely death.
For example if you apply the parachute skill to an employee walking
towards a ledge, the skill may be assigned but you won’t see it until he
starts falling. If he were to
fall off another ledge, then he would reuse that skill again
automatically. Some skills
like building ramps can be canceled by clicking on the employee again with
the building ramp button selected. If
will not use up another skill, it will just cancel his current action.
– These are the guys that you have to get out safely.
They’re not too bright. Watch
Elevator – This is the portal through which the employees enter the
level. When an employee meets
an untimely death on the level, he will respawn from here.
The briefcase counter on the bottom interface shows you how many
more employees are in line to enter the level.
Home – This is the final goal for your employees.
You must get them safely to the exit in the allotted time.
You will see the “home” counter incremented for every employee
that makes it to the exit safely.
– In most levels there are a number of
“one-way” elevators that will take your employees towards the
exit (or frustratingly take them away from it).
It is up to you to insure that your employees don’t get on the
wrong elevator. You’ll
notice that the employees will only get on the elevator in either its up
or down position. They
get off automatically and start on their way again.
You can get an elevator to close it’s doors and move immediately
from it’s loading position by clicking on the elevator.
Objects – Objects like copiers, etc. are just there to get in your
way. Most likely you
need to build a ramp over them to get your employees towards the exit.
Slip Boss – If your employees come too close to these guys, they
will hand your employees pink slips and fire them.
Those employees will have to start all over again back at the
Room Doors – Don’t let your employees stray near a meeting room.
They’ll get yanked in and will have to start over again at the
Cup and Water Cooler – These are also traps you’ll want to avoid.
Options – Are bonus items you can have your employees pick up along
Chutes – Don't
let your employees get smothered in paper.
Most likely you need to build a ramp over them or run them quickly
past these traps to get your employees towards the exit