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A jam entry

The Jackal CatalystView game page »

Fast paced action shoot 'em up. Look at the game page for more info.
Submitted by AngryGhoust with 2 days, 22 hours before the deadline

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It has a ton of potential for sure! I think the only complaint I had was the obvious lack of invincibility when respawning. I had an instance where I died in a boss beam and respawned into it, losing all of the ship's HP again and exploding before the beam ended.
Adding just a few seconds of invin would be nice to let the player get their bearings and assess the situation.

I hope you continue with this project because I think it could be really nice! We can never have enough shmups, honestly.


Yeah I'm aware of that problem, I just didn't have enough time to properly implement the respawn invincibility for demo day. Actually I already have it in the game now and it'll be included in the next build I upload. Thanks for playing and commenting, I hope you had fun.

I suck at action games but played this longer than I thought I would! Restart time is nice and quick. I did feel like I got better at the game over the course of playing.


Thank you so much for this video! Also sorry for the loud audio, I've yet to tweak that.  Guess I'll have to include a readme or in game instructions of game's mechanics next time since there's a dash skill to avoid bullets that people don't realize exists, but that's my fault since I shoved all the explanations on game's page here  https://angryghoust.itch.io/the-jackal. It's impressive that you managed to play it like that for 5 minutes, guess I did something right. Thanks again man.

I had a big long thing written up about how this is shit and you should feel bad but since it's a tech demo/practice I don't have the heart to bully. The technical stuff works fine though, so good job on that.

burst mode needs sound while its running, otherwise pretty cool 


Noted, I plan to revise most of the sounds either way. Thanks a lot.

Not sure if there's something wrong with me, but it was looped on the first boss all the time. You beat it and it's basically the same level again. I died a bunch, so maybe it started looping again and again.

The presentation is nice, the gameplay seemed barebones, and i expected to see more powerups and guns and even something, but it was the same level over and over again.

Pretty competent demo all around.


Thank you. Yeah as I've mentioned in the description it's a single infinite level, sadly I didn't get to populate it much so it's just looping.

Concerning power ups, there probably won't be any. But you have the secondary weapon attacks and burst mode, instead. They use the power meter as a resource. Thanks again for playing.