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A jam submission

Shoot for the StarsView game page

This Game Is HARD! You Won't BELIEVE How Difficult Level 5 Is!!!1!!!
Submitted by nickam521 — 4 hours, 59 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Gameplay#63.9254.300
Theme#204.1084.500
Audio#222.9213.200
Arts#233.4693.800
Mood#332.8303.100
2 Colors#633.6514.000

Ranked from 10 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Team1
Lloyd Donelan - https://ldonelan98.itch.io/

Team2
Nick Muniz - https://nickam521.itch.io/

Team3
Trevor "Nick 03" Higgins - https://fyxe.itch.io/

Team4
Kishan Patel -

Assets
https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/5whve2/20gb_of_high_quality_sound_effects_the_sonniss/

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Comments

Submitted(+2)

Some concepts I liked:

* The game had simple but challenging gameplay. The controls were simple and easy to learn. Even though the gameplay only featured one button (the space bar), it was still fun, entertaining, exciting, and challenging. 

* I only used two guns in the game so far, but I am pretty sure the graphics and the audio of all the guns in the game are as great as the two guns I used. I liked how realistic and detailed the guns that I used looked like. When I pressed the space bar, the gun sound effects sounded so realistic and the sound effects made me feel powerful. The graphics and audio of the guns and the perfectly used particle effects from explosions and gun shots made the guns realistic. These guns' qualities made me immersed into the experience provided by the game.

Some concepts that I did not like:

* When first opening the game, the player is prompted a configuration window. The configuration window allows the player to change the screen resolution. When I was first playing the game, I changed the screen resolution to create a smaller window for the game rather than playing with the default screen resolution. This caused some of the objects in the game to not be visible on screen when I was playing, as the window was too small to show them. I would strongly recommend removing the configuration window in Unity because allowing the player to change screen resolution can crop some objects in the game out of the screen. Also, depending on your UI settings, it may even organize your UI differently when changing the screen resolution. I do not think this happened in the game though, so your UI settings might be adaptable to changes in screen resolution. However, I am not 100% sure. You will have to test your game to see if your UI is fully adaptable to changes in screen resolution.  In addition, you may also want to remove the configuration window because the input screen in the configuration window seems totally useless. From playing the game, it looks like you didn't use Input.GetAxis so allowing the player to modify which button maps to what control is useless. This is because changing these values does not change the controls in the game. The input screen may even confuse some players due to there being a lot of information. The input screen is not exactly explained too well, and it can be overwhelming and a burden to players. In case you are wondering, it is possible to remove the configuration window in your game.

* The directions of the game were not too clear at the beginning of the game. It took me some time to realize that I had to keep on going right to keep on progressing through the level until I eventually win in the level. I think the game would be better if it told the player clearly where to go rather than making the player find out by himself/herself.

I appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately we do not have control over the configuration window as it is a unity default standard. We left it in so that the player could choose which resolution they wanted to play at, as well as if it was in windowed mode or not. Our game will automatically resize to the resolution you choose and was tested to work with a 16:9 aspect ratio. We also did not intend for the player to use any other buttons or remap any controls as the theme was space, so naturally we only wanted them to use the 'space'-bar. We were debating on making the giant white arrow that points towards the end of the level flash so that the player would have a better sense of where to go, however this was scrapped because of time constraints, but we would love to add it in the future! Thank you so much for your feedback, glad you got to play our game!

Submitted (1 edit)

It is possible to remove the configuration window. I use Unity. To turn off the configuration window, you will have to go into the player settings and change some values.

Submitted(+2)

Awesome! Best game I've rated so far! Fits the theme of you are the weapon in space perfectly. I enjoyed it good job!

Submitted(+1)

It's really fun to play, great concept - you could definitely make full game out of it. But im giving you 2 stars for "2 Colors", because of that blurry images in menu.

Submitted (1 edit) (+2)

Really fun game and incredibly creative difficulty system, make the weapon you choose decide how hard the game will be.

Developer(+1)

Thank you! :)

Submitted(+2)

Probably the best game I've seen on this jam so far, very fun, very creative, very well put together.

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thanks! We're glad you enjoyed it :)

Thank you so much! That's really nice of you to say, we all had a lot of fun making it.