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A jam submission

Rick Swiggins: 6th Grade SleuthView game page

Uncover the criminal underbelly of Rocktown Middle School
Submitted by Dwight Davis — 17 minutes, 5 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Funness#15.0005.000
Characters#15.0005.000
Story#34.6674.667
Overall#34.4444.444
Puzzle Design#64.0004.000
Visuals#94.3334.333
Audio#113.6673.667

Ranked from 3 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Judge feedback

Judge feedback is anonymous and shown in a random order.

  • It's got turtles. What more needs to be said? This was a fantastic entry dripping with cool humour, simple but unique art and animation - with every character hand-drawn as an individual and fitting high school tropes, to cement the clear setting. The little audio that was included fitted the setting and theme, it would have been nice to have some sound effects for things like the radio and band recordings to really make it special. The puzzles were a little simple in terms of primarily being chase-quests but the journal list and 'extra steps' were really nice touches, and some thinking was involved for parts like the percussion. Overall this was superbly written with clever dialogue and a well-thought through story design tying everything together in a neat package. Well done.
  • This was a really fun game. I love the art style but especially the writing. A lot of old detective parodies come off as cringy, but you did it just right. It was really funny.

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Comments

(+1)

I think awesome graphics aren't essential for a good game and yours is a nice example. I like the story and  the original mechanics ;)

Submitted(+1)

I loved it. Plot, setting, puzzles, art, everything. Great job!

Submitted(+1)

This was such a joy to play, I had a smile on my face most of the time! Reminded me a little of another game I liked, P. E. Noire. I liked the story, music and the art style. I thought using the objects in the inventory was a little cumbersome at first but I got used to it. Great job overall!

Developer

Thank you for the kind words! I had never heard of P.E. Noire but it looks incredible, I'll definitely have to check it out! And I'll try and give your game a playthrough sometime soon :)