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A jam submission

Desert Winds (1-bit Weekend Jam)View game page

Navigate through a hot and windy desert in your air balloon.
Submitted by helpcomputer (@helpcomputer0) — 8 hours, 57 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#24.5484.548
Sound#23.7743.774
Creativity#143.4193.419
Overall#193.3763.376
Bitness (is the game 1bit?)#264.2584.258
Fun#282.6452.645
Use of Theme(s) (does the game have reflections, radioactivity, and/or dragons?)#551.6131.613

Ranked from 31 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

One of the best games in this game jam. The graphics and sound is really impressive  for a game that was made in 3 days. It has the potential to get top 3 in his game jam.

Submitted

Absolutely one of the most visually stunning entries; simple but neat mechanics, unique concept.

Love it!

Submitted

It was great to look at; the explosion was cool, but it could have appeared earlier (maybe at the start)

Submitted

Good idea.
I liked the background, when i suddenly release the buttons the balloon after hitting the ground sides a bit which is not realistic.

Submitted

The game looked beautiful and the audio was good too. I'm a bit confused about how it fits the theme though

Developer(+1)

About 1min into the game there is a nuclear explosion ("Radioactivity") in the background, which is explaining that the wind pushing your balloon is the blast wind from a previous explosion, and you are also rescuing people from the area.

Submitted(+1)

Oh I see

Submitted(+1)

The game looks stunning. I think you managed to squeeze just about as much detail as you can get out of two colours. Great work.

Submitted (1 edit)

I would say their are 3 colors. (Grayish, Bluish, and Tanish)

EDIT: Nevermind it is actually two colors with dithering. My bad.

Developer

There are two colours. Please read this:

https://www.spriteland.com/tutorials/pixel-art-dithering-tutorial-what-is-dithering.html

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Yes, now I understand what dithering is, and that it is only two colors. My fault. I do not have that great of a eye.

EDIT: I am really sorry. for my mistake. If you want I can take down the post about it being three colors?

Developer

No, it's OK. :)

Submitted

Still really sorry!

Submitted

The art was awesome! I loved the audio. The game was relaxing. I loved how polished the game felt. I do not know how it relates to the theme at all. I did not understand the point of the game (No high score) For how bitty the game is I am not sure. I think it is  one-bit, but it is hard to tell. For me how bitty the game looks is almost as important as how bitty the game is. Over all great art and audio, but the gameplay needs a bit of work.  Keep it up!

Submitted(+1)

Very unique and charming game. I like it very much.

Submitted(+1)

Absolutely fantastic title! Reminds me of an old gameboy title both in terms of aesthetics and how hard/frustrating it is at times!

Dig the palette and the execution!

Developer

Just to add the game uses the theme "Radioactivity", but it becomes more obvious around halfway through the game.

Submitted

Sound: 10/10

Art: 10/10

Gameplay: 4/10

Submitted

How is this related to the theme?

Developer (1 edit)

You have to play the game to find out.


Edit: Just to add the game uses the theme "Radioactivity", but it becomes more obvious around halfway through the game.