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A jam submission

Winding LightView game page

Upgrade weapons, kill zombies, survive
Submitted by zilard — 29 minutes, 26 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Innovation#3363.4353.435
Audio#3783.3043.304
Game Design#4403.3913.391
Overall#5383.2323.232
Theme#5813.3043.304
Fun#5863.1303.130
Graphics#9062.8262.826

Ranked from 23 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

In what way does your game fit the theme?
You have a jack-in-the-box that you must... rewind!

Did you write most of the code yourself and made all the assets from scratch?
Yes

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

I really liked the game! Although I was awful at the beginning, it was really fun once I got the hang of it. I also liked the fact that you got points and could upgrade your weapons. Great game, congrats!

Submitted(+1)

Really well polished for a game-jam-game. Always a choice of shooting a zombie vs rewinding the jack-in-the-box. Gets really hard after a while. The yellow zombies were a bit over-powered though, throwing rocks from outside of my view >.> really gives no time to shoot and rewind when there are 3/4 of them. Otherwise awesome job!

Submitted(+1)

Really good game! It feels really polished and has a lot of extra details that adds to the experience! The different guns progressively get better, and the laser gun felt really satisfying! I also like the added touch of making the lasers blue. The enemies felt fair and rewinding the box felt balanced (Although the yellow ones were annoying lol).

Really great job!

Submitted(+1)

The game took an intresting twist on the theme

Submitted(+1)

Very frantic and very hard - big fan will continue playing 

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks a lot!

Submitted(+1)

The sheer chaos of this game is wonderful. im quite bad at top down shooters but i found it super fun to have to manage the jack in the box and the zombies at the same time. and i love the way the theme was interpreted, i never would have thought of a jack in the box

Developer(+1)

To be fair, this is by nature a bit unfair, I'm sure you're better at shooters than you think! Took me the first 2 days of the jam to figure out the theme, so I'm glad people are enjoying it. Thanks for your thoughts! :)

Submitted(+1)

Ah, so many spinning plates at the same time, creates a very hectic atmosphere - well done! I liked the interactive tutorial and enemy variety. Getting to the upgrades took just a bit too long for my taste though (at least at my poor skills, haha!)

Developer

I'm sure your skills are fine, the gameplay is pretty frantic!  Good point on the upgrades. Thanks for your thoughts!

Submitted(+1)

Great game !!! you've manage to  put in like everything a game should have, tutorials, shop, multiple enemies, multiple games, 

a bit hard tho. I manage to complete it....

great work man.!!!!

Developer

Thanks for completing it! I'm glad you have noticed all of those things, I think they're all really cool things to include and hopefully they'll be appearing more often in my later games as well. Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

Nice game! Good tutorial and interesting gameplay, also liked the different stages

Submitted(+1)

i like your multitasking 2D shooter xD, it's reminded me of cs 2D. Nice game bro

Submitted(+1)

Really good idea! I wish there was a preview so that you could see the handle spinning when playing, and it was too difficult for me, but I enjoyed your game a lot! Rating done :)

Submitted(+1)

Actually a pretty solid game! I love top down shooters and this one ain't different. The first level is kind of hard(all kind of zombies come directly, I think you should do it first the normal ones, then comes a few one that are fast, and then the one that is etc etc... Get it?). I guess the only flaw here is the box, I mean, why are we spinning that? Does it give us more damage?More health? Maybe put a little more of context in there, know what I mean? Overall, is great, so nice job friend!

Hey, did you played my game?Check it out!

Developer

Really good points, and the last one is probably my biggest complaint with this game myself... luckily I have some ideas for a post-jam version so we will see :) Thanks for your thoughts!

Submitted(+1)

Great game! I feel like the other guns are probably too expensive to keep players engaged long enough to get them though. But I liked the atmosphere and action of the game.

Developer

Good point! I'm glad I didn't keep it at the original 3000 for laser gun then, haha. Thanks for your thoughts.

Submitted(+1)

The audio is really good! That along with the graphics really give off a creepy vibe

Submitted(+1)

Neat graphics, very interesting take on the theme! Decent amount of polish, good job overall

Submitted(+1)

Interesting game! Need to be very careful to prevent from being killed accidentally, haha!