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A jam submission

Pooh Goes For a SwimView game page

Submitted by boymakesnoise — 1 day, 4 hours before the deadline
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Inspired by
http://famicase.com/12/softs/05.html

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Submitted(+1)

Hi! You're not the only one in this jam with this issue but my Windows Defender (Windows 10) blocks the .exe file. If you're using Game Maker, it's usually solved by creating a .zip archive instead of a standalone .exe file. The Windows Defender then for some reasons accepts it. If you're using another engine, the method might still work.

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Thanks for letting me know. I've replaced the download with a zip file. Please let me know if you have any further problems.

Submitted(+1)

Thanks for the new upload. It works fine now!

Gotta admit, my initial expectations for a game with that concept and name were rather low. But this turned out to be a pretty entertaining and elaborate (although rather difficult) platformer, maybe even one of the best of this jam. The monochrome aesthetics give the levels and characters a surprisingly cute look that is reminiscent of the NES era but still posesses a few characteristics that give it a unique charm, like the tilted perspective and the bubble particle effects that appear when you swim.

Speaking of swimming: the movement works pretty well. It seems a bit slow at first but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty smooth and even leading enemies into projectiles becomes manageable. That is quite a feat considering the whole game is an underwater level - usually something that many gamers don't hold in high regard.

The soundtrack is pretty compact but doesn't feel monotonous even after longer sessions and does a good job at conveying a sense of urgency that some of the more hectic sections of the game introduce.

All in all: well done!

(+1)

Nice graphics, interesting game. I included it in my A Game By It’s Cover 2018 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)