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Sisyphean HorseView game page

Backtrace Gamejam 3 subsmission, platformer
Submitted by swifteg — 23 minutes, 7 seconds before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Visual Presentation (30%)#14.2264.226
Compelling Audio (10%)#23.4843.484
Fun Gameplay (30%)#123.0323.032
Creative Use of Jam Theme - "It is not a bug" (30%)#212.9032.903

Ranked from 31 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Describe How Your Entry Fits the Jam's Theme
A horse walks up a very steep mountain

Did you create all of your art/sound/music as a part of the game jam?
Everything except sound effects and a font

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very cool game! love that horse :D


The graphics are nice, but the eyes are out. The music is nice, but the ears hurt


Won't install through Itch app

Awesome game, though early-stage developnent, it still brings hope that Video Game Industry is not dead yet. Great job!!


cooool :3 love these soft and soothing colours,  calming environment and sounds. Nice job :з


Анимация, дизайн уровня и лошадки - супер! Звуки приятные. Вчера поиграл и мне понравилось.


Cool game, 2d character models, animation and 3d enemy models are cool. Only when jumping is a little difficult to navigate. I wish you good luck in further development.


Impressive game arts, however I was kind of confused by the entities in the game.

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The game is amazing. 

It is a psychological horror about the horse trying to escape pointless reality, but there is no way out. No matter what you are trying, there is no escape, you will die in the thorns. There is nothing you can do but run forward trying to avoid harmful obstacles. It reminds the real life. The game is too real. 

Art & Music:  10/10


Very good game! :3

Nyaaan ^_^


Visually really appealing! I think the music fits well too, but is a bit short so gets a little overly repetitive quickly. That's really my only nit-picky comment, I think it's a fun jam entry :)


Art and music are cool!
Would love some smoother gameplay tho, as the obstacles are not really distinguishable at times.

Nice experience nonetheless!

Submitted (1 edit) (+2)

Really good entry ! Even if the gameplay is basic, it respects the theme in a cool way but damm, the art is so wonderfull, and the music too ! Well done guys 


Beautiful art, music fits. Only thing I'd say to make it fit a little bit more with the theme is to get some sort of reasoning, test or... whatever really before you start running up the mountain. But overall, a solid one! :D