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A jam submission

Minor (Planet) MinerView game page

Submitted by RegularSalamander — 2 days, 13 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Innovation#74.0594.059
Overall#153.8823.882
The Experience#323.4713.471
Theme#364.0594.059
Sounds and Music#902.8822.882
Visuals#963.1183.118

Ranked from 17 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

Add a background and make things move around in the background. this would bring your game to live a bit more.nice game though, no idea how I did it, but I never left the first field, and 2 planets where completely empty the first time I played.

feel free to try-out and rate my game.

https://itch.io/jam/blackthornprodgamejam2/rate/379449

Kris

HostSubmitted

This is a very original little game :) !
Unfortunately I couldn't make much progress :(, I just found it impossible to get out the first planet (and I just red the description, which says it's a bug which makes sense).
But still, the music is really nice, and the visuals though simple are very cute. It would have been awesome  to have a little sound effect for when you destroy a block, things would have felt extra satisfying.
Anyway nice jame entry that fits the theme of the jame very well, just a shame there's that bug stopping me from making much progress, keep it up mate !

Developer

It seems like a lot of people are having issues because of that bug. I had a lot of things in the game, like different music and a background of moving stars, fade in as you progress. It's a shame I was only able to catch it after the jam ended, but I will have an updated version the moment the rating period ends.

Submitted(+1)

Really like this game. The concept is a really good idea. 5 stars for innovation, never played something similar before. Graphics are nice and clean, but the background is a little dull. Music is ok too.

The only thing which could see some improvement are the controls and game mechanics.

  • Bomb on S is a bad idea. I have hit that button way too many times trying to get out of one of my holes :D
  • The gravity change between planets seems a little weird to me. And it gets really funny when three planets are next to each other. Also the sudden rotation and movement change feels weird, but I can't think of a solution for this.
  • The bigger planets (7+) are just crazy, because they have a little too much stones in my opinion. I saw that you increased the stone size, but it is quite hard not to get stuck in the bigger planets, or you have to dig so many holes from the each side to get enough gems.

But, overall one of the best games I have played. Would love to see a post jam version ;)

I would appreciate it if you also play and rate my game.

Submitted

Interesting concept.  Difficult but fun.  I do like it :) Music is a little annoying though.

Submitted

I love the idea of this game, and I love the artstyle you chose for it, but I found it hard to jump from planet to planet. I loved the way you made gravity work, but then again, I found myself stuck on/in the planets for as long time

Submitted(+1)

It's a nice exploration game. Every planet gets harder as you get farther. I think gameplay is a bit rough but I enjoyed every second of this game, so good job!

Be sure to rate my game and leave some feedback too :)
https://itch.io/jam/blackthornprodgamejam2/rate/379272

Submitted(+2)

Fun game. Definetely one that could become very good with some more work and small improvements here and there. 

The first thing i'd like to mention is the music. It starts up honestly just bad. The sample starts up like a knife in my ear, but the wonderful thing is how it evolves into a wonderfull track with really good instrumentation.  Also there were no sfx, but i won't critizice you much for that as i also forgot sfx in my game.

Sometimes you get chaught by the eroding planets and get stuck in an unescaplable situation, though thats probalby part of the design though it is a very unclimactic end. Also you sometimes get stuck in these tricky situations where you have to find a way out of the planet. These are both really frustrating and brilliant. As they are again frustrating, but at that point it becomes a kind of puzzle game with a time limit. Which is also very trilling.

Overall a suprisingly good game, with both flaws and potential.

Well done man 

Submitted

Hey Regular Salamander, 
I like the concept of the game, especially the changing of the gravity.

For me it was really difficult to get from one Planet to the other, there is probably a trick to do this but i wasn't able to get it right, maybe you should explain this or make it a little bit easier :)