Does not Commute is a clever new pathfinding game that puts you in control of guiding a host of quirky characters to work in the morning. You have about a minute to ensure that each person hits the road without crashing into other cars or even houses.
Everything happens simultaneously, so the game will record you sending the first person to work, and then, when you move onto the second, will replay the first person going to work at the same time. By the time you get to the fifth character, there will be four other cars hitting the road at the same time. Needless to say, things can get a bit crazy. That's where we come in. Here's how to get everyone to work without running out that timer.
Learn how to drive
First things first, you'll need to learn how to handle each car in the game. Controls can feel a little sensitive or wonky at first, making it easy to crash if you're not careful. Learn how to maintain a balance between cautious and aggressive control of your car. Going slow can be just as dangerous as speeding ahead. If you find a happy medium, it will be smooth sailing. You'll also want to remember to account for other cars, especially as you get three or more drivers on the road.
Use the rewind feature
As the master of time and well, commuting, you have the option to turn back time and start fresh with each driver. It will cost you one second, but sometimes it's very well worth it. If you crash, your car will slow down and cost you many valuable seconds, so in these scenarios it's often better to rewind. If you get lost or finding yourself taking a wayward route, again, rewinding could be much more time efficient.
You'll see dirt paths sprinkled throughout the map. You can drive down these shortcuts to shave valuable seconds off your time. They can be harder to reach, but if you've got your driving skills down, you won't want to miss them.
Take advantage of upgrades
Once you make sufficient progress, you'll gain access to upgrades like "Turbo" which can boost your movement speed and make it easier to get everyone off to work. Make use of these when they're available, as they can be a huge help. Just be careful when taking advantage of upgrades that boost movement speed, as it can make your car a little more difficult to control.
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