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A jam submission

Universe MakerView game page

Create the universe with mini planets
Submitted by Kaish — 9 hours, 58 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Sounds and Music#403.3603.360
The Experience#593.2003.200
Overall#593.3603.360
Innovation#623.1603.160
Theme#903.6003.600
Visuals#1472.6002.600

Ranked from 25 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

(+1)

Really nice game :) I think the worst point of it is that is relies too much on luck. Theorically, it is possible to predict a path for the planets but on the last level I reached (10) there were too much things going on xD

Otherwise the graphics are simple but beautiful, it suits the atmosphere well, the sound design is neat, so I'd say that is well done !

Developer

Thanks for playing and comment.
The last levels are insane. I have set to depend less on luck and more on strategies.
I'm glad you liked it ^^

Submitted(+1)

I actually manged to finish all 10 levels :) (Don't know if I'm the first :D )Once I figured out that you could look at one orbiting planet and shoot when it reached a certain position because all the other planets had consistent positions relative to it (if that makes sense) the game became easy. I liked the music and sounds effects especially. 

I found a bug where a an orbit would go green but the planet would sometimes be destroyed or go off orbit slightly, this happened especially on the inner planets.  Also I know you were going for a minimalist design but I would've liked to see at least some simple patterns on the planets to make them look a bit more pretty.

The game play was simple and fun. Nice job!

Developer(+1)

Amazing. I believe you were the first.
The last levels are very difficult, I even slow the speed of the planets.
Using rhythm was a great strategy.
I will make the planets more beautiful =]

Thank you very much for the feedback!

Submitted(+1)

I enjoyed it. Keep up the good work:).

Developer

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it

Submitted

nice game. the fact you had to shoot next or replay button was a very nice touch.

feel free to try-out and rate my game.

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

Kris

Developer

Thanks for the feedback Kris =]

Submitted(+1)

Nice game i realy liked the idea ps. cane somebody in the chat rate my game plz https://milo-2008.itch.io/duck-orbit

Developer

Thanks for the feedback =]

Submitted(+1)

I like the graphics of this game and the music and sounds were very soothing. The levels were very cool, making you learn how to play. From level 8 it started being really hard. I like little win/lose screen after each level or death, cool idea and it suited the game.

Developer

Thank you very much for the feedback. I'm glad you liked it ^.^

Submitted(+1)

Nice submission. Some levels seem to rely more on luck (no way I can predict so many player movements if I can't even see them most of the time), but it's an interesting puzzle game nonetheless ^_^


Please rate my game, too. Struggling to get plays here (seems to be my usual case, not sure why) - https://itch.io/jam/blackthornprodgamejam2/rate/379147

Developer(+1)

Thanks for the feedback =D
I adjusted the level design of the last phases to depend less on the luck and more on strategies.

Submitted(+1)

Really solid game. Gameplay is simple but challenging. Maybe a little unfair. I'm looking at you level 10 :D That thing was just crazy. Often it was possible to really time your shots but getting the balls to the top right in level 10 was pure luck :D

Music is relaxing and fits this type of game very well. Visuals are ok, but there is improvement. So maybe you make the planets more interesting ;)

As mentioned below, you shoudl add another game mechanic (don't ask me what exactly) if you plan to make more levels to spice them up a little, because the 10 levels felt the same. 

I don't know if you want to, but you could add the possibility to decide in which direction to shoot. This will not make much of difference for portrait mode. So just an idea ;)

Developer(+1)

Thank you very much for the feedback. I'm glad you liked it.

Level 10 really went insane. There was no time for other people to test before the subimission, so the difficulty of the last levels became very difficult.

I loved the ideas. I thought of other mechanics to include but I cut because of time.
For example, moving sun, black hole, collision of planets in orbit ...

Cheers  =]

Submitted(+1)

High rate for your game. Great experience during gameplay. If you can add another elements not only the planets' speed, I guess that would be one great mobile game in market. Nice graphics and view in 3D. Clear UI design also makes this game high rate~

Developer

Thank you very much for the feedback.
I'm glad you liked it. Great suggestion, I'll put other obstacles and let the speed of the planets fairer.
Cheers

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Very interesting puzzle game! So simple yet so hard. Some levels are difficult only because of the planets speed, so I think it's better to have some other types of obstacles :)

Developer

Thanks for the feedback.
Great observation. I'm going to let the speed of the planets fairer and I'll include new elements in the game.
 Cheers

Submitted(+1)

This game have a lot of potential. Need bit more polishing. It would be nice if you restart the level when player dont have enough planets to finish the level.  
Keep up the great work.
Also check my submition: https://yahub.itch.io/last-three

Developer

Thank you very much for the feedback.
Great suggestion, I'll include this ;)
I'll play your game.
Cheers

Submitted(+1)

The game after some time is just pure randomness, that could be changed. Other than that, its really nice.

Developer

Thanks for the feedback.
I adjusted the level design of the last phases to depend less on the rhythm and more on strategies. I will include new elements too.

Submitted(+1)

I loved it! Nice small game that realy becames a little frustrating, but you want to keep going! Good music and sound, minial graphics. Well done. 

Developer

Thank you very much for the feedback.
I'm glad you liked it =]
Cheers

Submitted

Well at first it was a very relaxing game, that got quite difficult at the end. Got to admit the the 8th level was a bit frustrating for me :p

Overall a very nice and creative game :)

Developer

Thanks for the feedback!
I adjusted the difficulty of the levels, it will be more fun =]

Submitted(+1)

Very cute game. Nice and simple, with a firm difficulty curve. And I'm not sure if you made the music yourself, but it was refreshing to listen to some very nice and fitting music in this jam.

Not sure if I would've gone for that next/replay screen over and over between each and every level. The zoom in and zoom out, although not slow by any means.. felt a bit slow with how it takes you out of the action.

But other then the difficulty and that screen you've got yourself a solid. Cheers!

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks for the comments and great feedback.
I'm glad you had fun.
We did the music and sfx. The genre is the LoFi hiphop.
A curiosity is that the chord (when you hit the orbit) changes according to the moment of the song  =]

Submitted(+1)

Really like this but the hardness ramps up a little fast.  Good concept and pretty addictive.  Well done :)

Developer

I needed to balance the difficulty more. Thank you for playing and sharing your experience =]

(+1)

Nice game! Sort of similar to our submission, you can check us out here: https://hexabit.itch.io/bail-the-fai

Developer

Thanks for playing. I'll see your game too =]

Submitted(+1)

The game was very fun and i really like the concept. But i think some planets move too fast

Developer

Thanks for the feedback. I'll fix the speed later xD