Cargo Delivery is a physics game of balancing oddly shaped crates on a barge. You stack crates sky high, neatly and tightly, to ensure that you can pack as much as cargo as possible without having it tip over into the ocean. You earn money on the cargo you deliver while trying to meet the minimum requirements, like delivering a certain amount of weight or certain types of cargo. Passive environmental hazards like rain or flying fish are annoying, while active hazards like sharks or whale attacks make it seriously difficult. You can mitigate the hazards by upgrading your ship, such as purchasing a more powerful engine to outrun sharks. The game gets progressively harder as hazards increase and the cargo type requirements become amusingly strange. You will stack explosive balls, fragile triangular wedges, and my favorite, monkeys in cages that bounce and rattle other crates.
Cargo Delivery is a casual game that is visually pleasing, especially because of the water color art, yet challenging enough for you want to keep stacking those crates. It is frustrating and yet delightfully comical at the same time as when see your seemingly perfectly stacked, balanced, and chained cargo slides into the water. I have laughed on several occasions playing Cargo Delivery and will continue to play, because only a few games make me laugh.
Cargo Delivery was a finalist for the 2010 Indiecade festival.