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A jam submission

Hero's JourneyView game page

It's a game about an abandoned project who wants to become a finished game.
Submitted by SayuGameDev — 6 hours, 36 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
INNOVATION#441.7761.776
THE EXPERIENCE#441.8111.811
THEME#531.9651.965
OVERALL#541.8251.825
SOUNDS AND MUSIC#581.6571.657
VISUALS#791.7341.734

Ranked from 143 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

This was so full of content. Cutscenes, different game mechanics, sounds, animations, voice over. I really loved the variety. Some games worked better than others indeed. I had a hard time figuring out what to do in the music game, and it felt way too "hard" to get all the notes, so in the end i felt it was mostly just random pressing of keys hoping to remove the boss barrier.

Developer

Thanks for playing and giving feedback! ^^
I was thinking too big for a solo jam in 1 week, so I had some problems after spending too much of my time doing the platform level. But I'm glad you liked it!

Submitted(+1)

Loved the variety here, as well as the story of course! I think some of the mechanics/scenes worked better than others (the music/shooting on was probably the weakest, in my opinion), but overall this was just a really solid experience. Great job!

Developer

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! ^^

Yeah, I lost a lot of time making the platform section of this game, so I had to rush the rest of it. 

But I'm really glad you enjoyed the experience! 

Submitted(+1)

This game was awesome! The experience felt engaging from start to finish. The voice acting was excellent and it was a very nice approach to the jam's theme.

Congratulations :)

Developer

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! 

I had a lot of fun making this game, and my friend saved my life by doing the voice acting for me. So I'm really glad you liked it! ^^

Submitted(+1)

It was a interesting game.It certainly nailed the theme.The overall story was nicely done.The voice acting was a risky choice,but having it did make the game feel more personal,and overall more engaging.

Nice job on finishing this game it turned out awesome :D

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! 
Making this game was so crazy, I can't thank enough my friend who did the voice acting! I'm really glad you liked it ^^

Submitted(+1)

Awe this game is amazing. Love the idea of helping that little block and seeing it grow up. really enjoyed playing something so different in here, looking forward to play more games from you. great job

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! ^^
I'm really glad you enjoyed it! I'll surely make more games soon, including narrative games!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Very good! Definitely one of the best submissions in the jam, at least regarding the theme - unexpected and really unique. The game is divided into a couple of simple and fun minigames - nice approach, keeps the experience fresh, makes you always want to see what kind of gameplay will be introduced next.


Ok, maybe I'm doing something wrong, it's only my 2nd jam, but... How do you get rated by more than a hundred people ?!? O_o

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! ^^
I'm glad you liked it! This was my first time doing this kind of game, so I'm glad I managed to keep the experience through this game interesting.

And about the ratings, I have no idea!
It's me, Game Changer, People's Committee of Game Development, Cryptcrafter and gamedevgame that have more than a hundred ratings, and we did nothing different I think... This is my 7th jam, and this is the first time this happens to me o.o

Submitted(+2)

This game was very fun to play! Good humour, fun story, well explained gameplays, various things to do… and voice acting! Wow! This is a great take on the subject! The choice of a “story telling” approach is bold!

I read your post-mortem, and if I only give you one advice: don’t care too much about GDD. I used to do the same thing back in the days I was student and it’s not working during game jams. Try to use a more “free” approach, only drawing a game loop, writing some intentions and main ideas. Write your story if it’s a narrative game, but don’t overthink too much the gameplay ^^

Anyay, good job! :D

Developer

Thank you so much fo playing and giving feedback! 
I was scared of the idea of voice acting something, I owe a lot to my friend who said he would to it for me. It was fun creating this project!

And thanks for your suggestion. It's exactly what happens to me every jam I take part, I spend so much time planning that I end up with a lot of unfinished projects. I'm trying to drop the habit XD

Submitted(+1)

I really like the game, very imersive and fun to play. One of the ones I've had the most fun so far.

Congrats :))

Developer

Thanks for playing and giving feedback! It means a lot to me! ^^

Submitted(+1)

Fun experience, even though I had to exit the game a couple of times, thereby resetting it and having to go through the unskipable beginning bit, the voice acting didn't line up with the words on screen, such as "the reason so many games are broke". But overall really cool!

Developer

Thanks for playing and giving feedback! ^^
What happened that made you reset the game? I'm sorry about this, I tested this game a lot of times, but some bugs didn't occur to me.
I'm glad you liked it!

Submitted

Well, first I left a comment on how I was stuck in an infinite death loop, then I edited that comment forgetting it would take me to a different page making me restart again. Also, at one point in the music section the music note just stopped moving indefinitely and I was able to win easily as it didn't send anything down. Also also somehow I was able to get attacked by bugs in the boss section of the first bit which made some overlapping dialogue happen.

Developer

Omg, what a mess! I didn't predict the possibility of overlapping dialogue! I'll take a look on these bugs after the jam is over. Thanks for telling me! =)

Submitted(+1)

Nice!  I was so much of a spammer in the last round there.   No way I was about to lose.  But I can't tell which ending it is lol.  Awesome job in voice acting and keeping an interesting progression.

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! It means a lot to me! ^^
If you got the chest by the end of the game, you got the good ending XD
I'm glad you liked it!

Submitted(+2)

This is a great game! I love the development of a meta-narrative in game form. Parts were a bit tough to play (sound level), but altogether a brilliant and creative entry!

Developer (1 edit)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! It means a lot to me! ^^
I'm glad you liked it!

Submitted(+2)

I really, really enjoyed this. The meta humor, the playfulness of the narrator, and the way you introduced several different 'gamejam games' into the fabric of this big overarching story is really impressive. A lot of it mirrors thoughts I had with my own game!

Great work, all around! Narrative games are awesome.

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for playing and for the nice feedback. It means a lot for me!
This was my first time trying to make a narrative game, I had no idea of the outcome of this experience. Having my players imersed in the story and relating themselves with some parts of this game makes me feel like I've accomplished my objective with this work! This really encourages me to make more of these games, it was so fun bring this idea to life! 
I'm really glad you liked it. ^^

Submitted(+2)

This short entry really was a nice experience. Some of the assets were a little bit unpolished, but I think that overall the creativity, variety, and overall journey (funny enough) culminated into a great experience. Please never stop making games!

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! It means a lot to me! ^^
I wanted to give this game more polishing, but I was out of time... But I'm glad you liked it!
And don't worry, I'll never top making games. It's my passion and my job!

Submitted(+2)

Please more of these games. It was amazing, the narration was great. I loved it. Phenomenal Story, great concept. Keep it up!

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! It means a lot to me! ^^
I'll definitively make more narrative games! This was my first time trying it, and it was really fun!
I'm glad you liked it!

Submitted(+2)

Interesting idea! Nice experience, keep up the good work :)

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback! It means a lot to me! ^^

Submitted(+2)

haha gave me a laugh when you were asked to pick a skill  xD I really tried to select with the mouse, wasd and arrow keys and nothing worked! And the narrative was getting more and more annoyed that I didn't select.
Haha well done! :)

Developer(+2)

If I had you trying to follow the narrator's instructions, my mission was accomplished XD
Thank you so much for playing! I'm glad you liked it!

Submitted(+2)

For sure one of the best submissions, I am sorry to say but I am not able to fault game this in any way. Really well done!

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for playing and for the feedback!!! It means a lot to us!
I'm really glad you liked it, and that you didn't run into any bugs XD

Submitted (1 edit) (+2)

I really love this! The arts is good, the story is awesome, and the voice actor's is great . This is one of the best games I played today :D

Developer(+2)

Thank you so much for playing and giving feedback!!! This means a lot to us! ^^

Submitted(+2)

Awesome final! Loved the message. Great!

(Good narration too!)

Developer(+2)

Thanks for playing! My friend if really happy with the feedback for the narration! ^^
And I'm glad you liked it! 

Submitted(+1)

No problem. Keep up the good work! :)

Submitted (2 edits) (+2)

I like this game, it's really fun. I just found one little bug, but nothing that could stop me playing. I read the devlog too ^^'

Congratulations on your entry for the gamejam ;)

Developer(+2)

Thanks for playing and giving feedback! It means a lot to me! And thanks for reading my suffering in the devlog XD
Would you mind telling me what the bug was?

Submitted(+1)

It's a little difficult to explain but I will try XD ..
When the box receive jumping abilities, if you're below a platform and jump to it, you can jump so high if you press Space again right after land on the platform. Actually I don't know if this is intentional or it's a bug XD .. But it's a nice game..

Developer(+2)

Yeah, that was a bug XD
I had some troubles programming the physics. This used to happen all the time, I thought that I fixed it, but I see I didn't. Fortunately it's not a major bug.
Thanks again! ^^

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