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A jam submission

Crypt of the Bone KingView game page

A Broughlike for #7DRL 2020
Submitted by Tinytouchtales (@tinytouchtales) — 13 hours, 14 minutes before the deadline
Rated by 2 people so far
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Successful or Incomplete?

Success

Did development of the game take place during the 7DRL Challenge week. (If not, please don't submit your game)
Yes

Is your game a roguelike or a roguelite? (If not, please don't submit your game)
Rougelike

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Submitted(+1)

I didn't really understood everything with how the runes works but I really like the concept and the graphical choices! Would need a good tutorial but very cool game. Good work!

(+1)

Easily summed up as GREAT concept but still very rough and unintuitive UI.

Developer

Agreed!

Submitted

Great game! There were a few unintuitive elements (I thought the doors were bugged before I realised that the bones were directional), but that is part of the fun of playing broughlikes (and roguelikes more generally), for me.

Developer

Thanks for playing. Yeah, 7 days is just too little do adress all the UX issues.

Submitted

This is very cool, but a bit tricky to get started with--the fact that you can't tell which way a column or row moves at a glance meant that it took me a real long time to understand what the rules for moving them were, and it was pretty hard to understand what each of the spells available did/which could be cast on what type of target.


There's a lot of charm to a Cinco-Paus style "learn through trial and error" gameplay flow, but the game feels like it could use a touch more feedback as to why a thing did/didn't happen to make that work. Just little things like each spell icon having a sub-icon that shows what it can be cast on, or having the spell icons have names, or have them light up when you're moused over a valid tile. That said, once I got things figured out it was real fun!

Developer

Thanks for playing. Yes i'd like it be less arcane, but time was just too little to go deep on UX/UI polish. 

Submitted

Yuuuuup--I know that feeling