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A jam submission

Dreams of CollapseView game page

In the ever-shifting world of your dreams, you can reshape the dreamscape to overcome your nightmares.
Submitted by an npc dev (@NPCDev) — 9 hours, 20 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Roguelikeness#972.8284.000
Innovation#1142.1213.000
Scope#1172.1213.000
Completeness#1222.1213.000
Aesthetics#1312.1213.000
Overall#1372.1213.000
Fun#1441.4142.000

Ranked from 2 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.

  • The core, innovative mechanic here -- the ability to re-generate a portion of the environment -- is intriguing, but it's not used to its potential here. Where this could be a radically game-changing abilty, enabling whole new ways to deal with challenges, in practice this is primarily used for redrawing walls when you are (quite literally) completely boxed in, simply to allow you to move forward. Occasionally you might use it to get rid of a bunch of baddies if you're overwhelmed, but that's not particularly reliable. Other than that, the thematic overlay is a cool idea, but a bit under utilized -- there's not much dream-like about the environment, though it is aestheticly pleasing. Music is good. Basically plays like a very simple standard RL. Ultimately, this is a promising concept, but the submission doesn't quite function as a proof of that concept. Would be interested to see it developed further.
  • The game is promising and reasonably complete entry, but could be more polished. The mechanics, while interesting, are not explained in any way, game works slow, and animations take too much time, control scheme could be better.

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, all development of the game was during the week (Sunday evening to Sunday evening). It uses a procedural content generation library/tool that I had previously written.

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

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Really cool concept. I especially loved the thematically appropriate stat names, repose for health and that kind of thing. Really added to the mood.

Developer

Thank you! I am so glad you like the concept. I am hoping to expand on this, so it's great motivation to hear your excitement and feedback!