A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Note: For anyone playing on MacOS Catalina who is having trouble launching the game:

  1.  run chmod -R +x "Trail Mix 1.51 Mac.app" in the terminal
  2. right click on it and choose "open", it should give you dialogue with an option to launch the game.


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Trail Mix is a Local Co-op Puzzle Platformer focused on facilitating teamwork and communication between two players. The two players must gather their lost campers and traverse the wilderness. Collected campers attach to the players and form strange shapes, which can be used to navigate the wilderness and solve challenging puzzles.

THE FULL GAME IS NOW RELEASED, COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY FOR FREE!

FEATURING:

  • True, Unabashed, Friendship testing co-op gameplay
  • 15 Beautiful, Mysterious, Challenging Levels
  • Hilarious, charming, hand-drawn aesthetics
  • Immersive, Adaptive Audio
  • Secrets! Lots and lots of little secrets and details.
  • Save Files, tracking completion, collectables, fastest times, and more...
  • Experimental, mind melting design. Seriously, it gets weird folks.

You can also play single player, switching between characters with the shift key or select button, but only co-op will provide the true experience.

Trail Mix is a game developed by:
JohnLee Cooper, Michael Guattery, Marty Daniels, and Rachel Theil

With sound by:
Ryan Maxwell, Patrick Flattery, and Colman Xie

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Updated 21 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(39 total ratings)
AuthorPuzzSoft
GenrePuzzle
Tags2D, Co-op, Difficult, Hand-drawn, Local Co-Op, Local multiplayer, Puzzle-Platformer, Unity, watercolor
Average sessionA few seconds
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

Download

Download
Trail Mix 1.51.zip 199 MB
Download
Trail Mix 1.51 Mac.app.zip 204 MB

Install instructions

Unzip and play!

Can be played multiplayer with 2 controllers or 1 controller and 1 keyboard.

NEW: Can be played be played 2 player 1 keyboard, though it can be uncomfortable or run in to key ghosting problems.

Can be played single player with 1 controller ('select' switches which character you control) or 1 keyboard ('shift' switches).

If you don't have controllers and the title screen wont work, make sure you dont have anything running that might be considered a virtual controller, like vJoy.

NEW: slow down time with the - key, speed up time with the + key. This is for debugging / accessibility purposes. the 0 key resets the game to it's intended speed

Enjoy!

Development log

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Very hard but fun! Great job

Great game! Small rewind and zoom out would be awesome! :)

Can you add option to change key binds

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This jumpscared me. I made a jump, the game lagged for a split second, and next thing I knew, Pink was in the floor. Are the collision physics tied to framerate? The pink-outlined wood textures are empty space! Shame I didn't clip into the ciggie.
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woah! impressive and unfortunate! the timescale changing can definitely mess with the physics

So glad I found this on Itch! I had it on Kartridge (Kongregate's failed desktop launcher) and when Kartridge was shutdown in the week I didn't check it, I thought I would never be able to find and play Trail Mix again! (It is unbelievably difficult to google "Trail Mix" and get the results you want)

Also, at higher speeds, it's possible to make a jump over a three tile wide gap. Is this an intended advanced mechanic, or am I missing something on some puzzles?

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you never *have* to change the game speed to beat anything, its only there for accesibility/convenience/messing around. So if thats the way you solved a jump, there was almost certainly another way.
thanks for playing, I'm glad you're enjoying!

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i searched "trail mix game" and this was the third result

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i love how this game looks and cant wait to play more of it! im just having trouble figuring out the mapping for controllers since im trying to use a ps4 one and switch pro con

there doesnt really seems to be a start button for the switch pro con (well the + and - dont seem to do anything)

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I spent 15 minutes trying to figure out the lyrics for that AMAZING theme song and this is what I got: (PuzzSoft, would you mind telling me if I got anything wrong?)

Trail mix! (With chocolate!)

It's filled with junk, and fun, you can only have one,

It's trail mix!

The perfect snack on a trail, on a saturday tale,

It's the trail mix! (With chocolate!)

If you're lost in the woods, sit back and eat the goods.

It's the trail mix!

What will you add next?

(Cashews!)

It's trail mix! (With cashews!)

It's filled with junk, and fun, you can only have one,

It's trail mix!

The perfect snack on a trail, on a saturday tale,

It's the trail mix! (With cashews!)

If you're lost in the woods, sit back and eat the goods.

It's the trail mix!

What will you add next?

(Raisins.)

Trail mix! (With raisins!)

It's filled with junk, and fun, you can only have one,

It's trail mix!

The perfect snack on a trail, on a saturday tale,

It's the trail mix! (With raisins!)

If you're lost in the woods, sit back and eat the goods.

It's the trail mix!

What will you add next?

(Chocolate.)


The "on a saturday tale" part is really hard to decipher and i have no idea if that's actually what they're saying. Help?

as far as we can tell this is accurate! thanks for playing and transcribing

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1000000000/10 :D

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yeah!! :D

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what are the controls for pc co-op? because i cant seem to go in the rooms.

thank you!

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the controls should appear that show you what to press to get in the rooms. are you playing two players on one keyboard?

yea

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ye so it should be showing the keys to press when you walk in front of the door! it's right shift and 6.

The controls for two players one keyboard are unfortunately really weird because we have a lot of holding down keys in our game, and most keyboards have a really hard time reading a bunch of inputs at once, so the 2 player one keyboard keys are made to avoid that problem as much as possible. Unfortunately that makes for some pretty unintuitive controls, i'd highly recommend playing with a controller for one player if you at all have the option.

The whole 2p1k controls, if this helps, are:

player 1: wasd, 456, space
player 2: arrows, ./rshift, enter

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This is an amazing game.  My kids and I have really been enjoying it.  I have been looking for a fun co op game like this to play for a long time.  I like the puzzle solving aspect and the graphics make it fun to watch others play.  Thank you for releasing this for free.   

yay, thanks for playing!


I'm stuck at the main menu I have a PS5 controller and if connect it to my pc it doesn't work but when I press the space bar one of the player jump, but it's not working with the controller and it's work with other game

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😊👍

cool! thanks for playing!

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Surely a creative and interesting game, pretty funny! 😂 Here I made a video (Spanish) playing with a friend 😁 enjoy!

oh cool, thanks for playing! some really funny edits in this video lol

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can i play it on 32bit

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As far as I know, I don't think so. We tried doing a 32 bit build a while ago and it worked for me, but I don't think it worked for the person who requested it.

can u suggest some similar coop game 

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LOL uhh ibb and obb is kinda a similar vibe, boxboy + boxgirl i havent played but its mechanics are very similar. Hello Kitty Cube Frenzy for PS1 is a big influence.

I have no idea whether or not any of these will run on a 32bit pc tho lol. I can try making another 32 bit build of Trail Mix tho if you wanna test it?

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Give me some hint 

woah! an admirable effort to try to clip your way towards the cigarette, but that's not how I would get it, so I'm not sure if it'll work. There's a very different approach that will work where you don't have to deal with those walls at all. It might be tricky in single player, but it should still be possible.

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Thanks a lot! I will try flying to it first

It surprisingly works!!!!!

But I cannot find the lipstick

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Finally

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I complete "Lure of Mine" in two rounds. According to my observation, cigarette and lipstick cannot be both got in one round. Am I true?

correct! its fun watching your progress through this. Few, if any, have collected All Cigarettes. I hope you can be the first!

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aha!very incredible you build this wonderful game!!

extreme flex! congrats!

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Looking forward to a new version! Before that, I could only try to get the cigarettes inside the wall TAT

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help me!!please!!

我在云端上的关卡,出不去了!!

被那个黄色的墙堵住了,终点近在眼前!另外可以的话请告知香烟怎么拿到!!

the puzzle right in front of the yellow wall must be fully solved to progress.


As for the cigarettes, they are all very difficult, and often require out of the box thinking. go back to old levels with new knowledge and explore.

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thank your reply!!

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but I need more help!!This is a good game!!

How can I play this game with my remote friends?

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you can use the program Parsec to play online with people!

cool game, unfortunately when i try to connect a controller the game crashes, i still haven't found a work-aroundfor this problem :(

O_o that's a new one. What platform are you on, and what kind of controller are you connecting?

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windows 8.1 pro 64 bit, im connecting a generic controller via bluetooth but it doesnt seem to run while its connected

update: i tried using x360ce still crashes

update i launched the game inside steam and managed to get my controllers to work :D

thats good to hear! I have no idea what caused those problems but thank you for keeping us updated. Hope you enjoy the game

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My friend and I have solved the first several levels in an hour.Then we spend even more time exploring the brilliant and hidden mechanisms by which we are truly amazed.

However,it is not often that we are available to get together and play along.So,the lack of saving IN the level frustrates us a lot.If you can fix this,we'll be grateful and more motivated.Thanks again!

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I am surprised and grateful to the game editor for his enthusiasm and courtesy. Of course, the game itself is also very good.

How to install after downloading

on windows you unzip and then run trailmix.exe.

On Mac you might have to do some annoying workarounds to get it to run:

Note: For anyone playing on MacOS Catalina who is having trouble launching the game:

  1.  run chmod -R +x "Trail Mix 1.5 Mac.app" in the terminal
  2. right click on it and choose "open", it should give you dialogue with an option to launch the game.
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Nice work!Will you develop an online version?

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you can use the program Parsec to play online with people! We aren't really going to be able to make our own online co-op for this but I've tried with Parsec and it works quite well. Hope that helps!

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我是一个中国游戏玩家,通过我们的视频软件"比利比利"我了解了这个游戏,并前来欣赏。我觉得这个游戏很有趣,很适合朋友一起玩。最后一点我非常希望这个游戏能在货架上蒸汽,甚至登录开关我非常热衷于与收集卡带!

”比利比利“可还行,我是西红石

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Extremely fun and challenging game! Thanks for developing this super time killer that kills most of my brain cells. Have you consider adding check points so it's easier to think about how to reach cigarettes and lipsticks?

same here

下载好了在哪里打开啊。找不到

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Note: For anyone playing on MacOS Catalina who is having trouble launching the game:

  1.  run chmod -R +x "Trail Mix 1.5 Mac.app" in the terminal
  2. right click on it and choose "open", it should give you dialogue with an option to launch the game.
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Awesome puzzle game for two players! I just wish there was an option to undo a false move without restarting the entire level.

same here

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This is brilliant. One of the best games on the website imo.

hell ye <3

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this game is amazing me and my sister play it a lot and i love that its free

thanks! I love that people are still finding it and enjoying it!

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Insane that it's free! you should publish it on steam! me and my sister loved it!

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I love the art style and animations! ( btw keep up the good work )

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This game is just amazing, and its for free! I love Trial Mix

hello there is a bug can anyone help the game  dosent wanna linstal it stuck at 67% im using download manager and even im re downloading it just dosent want tp work  im in win10 and i downloaded other games from this web and it was working rly good if anyone can help that would be good

also im 64 bit win10

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edit: link updated for 1.5

Weird, you're the second person who's had trouble downloading, I have no idea why that would be, I can download just fine in browser, though I don't use a download manager. I'll see if I can get it figured out but in the mean time, here's a google drive link to the same file, let me know if this works. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FCM7INwQ-RGw4H_3jYGooBRkHxuZdUWL/view?usp=shari...

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oh sorry for the delay i almost forgotten about the game and i tried it now and it works fine thank you very much for helping 

Your game did not work/run , is it a bug? (Win 7,32bit ).Even though i extract it :((

Hope you will fix it out

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ye sorry, the game doesn't seem to run on 32bit systems, and we've had a hard time actually testing that since we don't have any. Does it not launch at all? can you get to the title screen? Curious where exactly it breaks.

i dont know if its the game but every time i install it it cancels

what platform are you on? any other details? I'd love to help you download it properly.

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Hi i made an account just to comment on how great the game is. My girlfriend and I played this game and she is not a gamer but loved the puzzles and thought the game was very cute (like how the two players smile at each other but are sad when over a screen apart). The puzzles are challenging just the right amount, definitely not too easy and not so difficult that we get stuck for hours. Visuals are great, experienced no problems or glitches, can't find any other kinds of faults. Music is good, can't say I love it but that is personal preference. Perhaps some feedback is we found some levels where it is quite difficult to tell what is background and what is platform. I would rate this 9/10 as it was such a fun experience to play through. There was even a moment in one of the levels where we were trying for about 15 minutes to set up to get a lipstick, for us to burst out laughing out of sheer frustration when she was meant to catch a camper but instead threw one off the ledge. Definitely a moment to remember. Thank you so much for your time and effort in making this amazing game, and helping random people around the world like us smile.

Hi! Hopefully this reply isn't too late but thank you so much for taking the time to play our game. Reading stuff like this is amazing and we're really happy that you and your girlfriend were able to enjoy it. <3

How do you get the first two children in One Horse Town in singleplayer? It was impossible to throw the other guy up

You only need to collect one child to beat One Horse Town! The others are optional, and can be difficult to get, especially in single player. try playing more of the other levels and coming back later.

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Strangest thing: I could complete Richard and Too Much Honey; but with The Bite, I can't get past the hill.

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And now, I'm stuck at the end of that "glitchy" one, the name escapes me. Same problem as The Bite: No matter what I do, only one character can progress.

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Nevermind about The Bite. Figured it out.

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This little thread was so satisfying to read! keep at it, puzzsoft is rooting for you! that last set of puzzles in This Game Busted is a tricky lot...

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Done.

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America Today beat. collected the cig, not the lipstick

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At last i finished the 3rd level

we are going to play the alpha next :)

awesome work! I look forward to seeing you progress through the game! you actually got the last boy in that level in a way ive never seen before!

thanks for watching, i hope you enjoy it :)

thanks for cousin to play it with me so we could finish this game :)

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