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A jam submission

Gate RunnerView game page

Small arcade title challenging player's reaction and decision making
Submitted by PulsarSP — 3 hours, 13 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Game Design#194.0484.048
Audio#243.9523.952
Graphics#574.0954.095
Overall#783.6113.611
Fun#793.6193.619
Innovation#1193.3813.381
Theme#4472.5712.571

Ranked from 21 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your game fit the theme?
I'd say for 4-6/10. There's "doors" between rooms which prevent player from knowing what's in the next one on a first entering, and on a higher difficulties it forces player to react to the changing environment quickly.

Did you write all the code and made all the assets from scratch?
All code and visuals are mine, music is borrowed from wonderful creators with their permission and credited, all sfx and font are under a public licene.

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Submitted

Thanks for submitting your game to the stream! If you wanted to look at the vod again in the future here it is timestamped to your game

Submitted

Very polished and good looking game! The sounds were really nice and the controls great to use! 

The only thing that I would change would be the difficulty of the game, as I found it really easy to get more lives than I lost making it hard to lose, so there is need some need for a bit of balancing. 

All in all I reeeally liked it! Good Job!

Developer

Thx for your feedback!
Going to try and polish this one as well as add more content to it after Acerola jam ends, as for now all my free time is going too be taken by the project for that one)

Submitted

This game was really fun but I only vaguely saw the theme in it but in every other category this game was amazing.

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks for the rating!)

Submitted

The movement and animations look very smooth and polished. The logo and art style are awesome! Great job!

Submitted

The dash forward mechanic feels really good, the art is clear and polished, the music was a great fit for the vibe. I'd suggest not tieing the camera directly to player movement as it got a bit disorienting when moving a lot. Solid entry - great work!

Submitted

Good game, very stylish and comfortable. Thank you!

Submitted

The game is very soothing, but I see no real reference to the theme. I think the target scores were too big, it made the game become a chore, more than a fun experience for me. Still, very nicely put.

Submitted

This game is really cool, and amazingly well done for being a jam game. The polish is very noticeable. I love the art too, it is very clean. The camera was a little bit hard to get used to; I think it would have been better with the pivot closer to the ship's center, but that is a minor complaint. It could use some more balance too but being a game jam that is totally expected. Really great job, well done.

Developer

Thanks for a review so detailed!

Yeah, setting up a camera was always difficult to me for some reason, in the main project I now work on it took like 4 iterations or so, so that's a thing. I'll probably simply add a slider for camera position adjustment to the settings menu) Also balancing issues is of course a thing, as you said - due to the time lack, so I'll definitely adress it later.

Well done! I only have one suggestion, please make the ship explode when you move. Thank you!

Submitted

Pretty enjoyable! Wish it was more challenging or unlocking the hard mode would be faster, but enjoyed my time nevertheless, impressive level of polish for a jam game. Well done!

Developer

Thank you for playing!
At this moment I almost convinced to make some balance adjustments and way more rooms after the jam ends,  hope it'll then become playable for longer time)

Also it probably would be nice to add a global leaderboard...

Submitted

Great game! Felt pretty fun and clean to go through, but the higher difficulties felt a bit too out of reach. Sent this to a friend of mine, and he's been racking through it though haha!

Developer

Glad you both liked it!
I sent your to some of my friends too, though for now I'm the only one who passed it to the end, he-he))

Submitted

Dude! Loved how clean the product was! Smooth and polished UI, The feel of the mechanics was great and of course SFX and music great as well! 

Developer

Thank you for playing! I really glad you enjoyed it)

Submitted

Grate game ! really like it !

Developer(+1)

Thank you!
Please don't forget to rate)

Submitted

Outstanding amount of polish around all game mechanics, amazing!

Submitted

This game is very fun, i like it a lot.  great job

Submitted

Good concept and great execution. The game looks very nice and your music choice fits it really well. The score is dropping too fast though. (I guess it's based on how many rooms entered and some percentage of the current score?) It takes a lot of grinding to unlock the normal difficulty, which is a shame because it's really fun to play as things are a lot more intense there.

Developer

Thanks for your feedback!
Regarding the score drop: did you speed up to 100 at the beginning of the Easy difficulty? I definitely could've done this part of a tutorial more readable, and some players keep flying at 50, while the score is dropping based on ratio of your current and max speed. That's also a bit too harsh though, so plan to change it to be based on ratio between current speed and 100m/s.

Be sure to check music creators if you liked it)

Submitted

Oh I didn't know I can speed up... I just kept flying at 50... I was wondering what is the speed meter doing there. Gosh silly me...

Submitted

Nice, loved it, great work is very polished, hope to see more I had a lot of fun playing.

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted

I loved it! The amount of polish you where able to give it in one week was crazy! I also think that it fit the theme quite well on the contrary to your description, I was always wondering what would be behind the next door! Would love to see this or something similar as a mobile game!

Submitted

I definitely like the simple graphics and the music theme. This is a very nice job in one week! 

Submitted

I really like the art style and sound design. Fits really well together. All is very polished and stylish. A superb entry to the jam. You can be very proud.

Developer

Thanks!

Same can be said about your team's one)

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