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Shoot down all the enemies and rewind to the past to save yourself before you die!
Submitted by Saksham Shah — 14 hours, 42 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Fun#124.1794.179
Game Design#314.1544.154
Overall#314.0174.017
Theme#454.2564.256
Innovation#533.9873.987
Audio#1293.6923.692
Graphics#2613.8333.833

Ranked from 78 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?
When you die, the game rewinds 2 seconds and you have a chance to save yourself by killing the enemy that killed you.

Did you write most of the code yourself and made all the assets from scratch?
Yes, I wrote all the code (using p5.js for animation) and the music (with Bosca Ceoil). Got the sound effects from sfxr.

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Submitted

That is such a cool concept! Saving yourself. Me and my brother had a good time with this game. The best score i got was 1420 on hard difficulty. The game is polished and I only have one problem with it. Enemies can spawn at your position or close enough that you run into them. Other than that excellent  game. 

Developer

Thanks for playing! I'm glad you both enjoyed the game :D

Congrats on the high score! It's great that people are trying out different difficulties rather than sticking to easy or going straight to impossible haha.

Enemies spawning to close is a known problem and one that I will fix once the jam is over :)

Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted

This is such a cool game! The controls are super tight and the rewind mechanic works so well! I also really loved the complexity added by all the different enemy types and mechanics! My one criticism would be that I think the combo meter doesn't really matter unless you are playing on the harder difficulties. Maybe slow it down a little bit when you play on the easier modes. Overall though, I absolutely loved this entry and it's one I feel like I could end up playing over and over again!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback!

You're completely right about the combo meter, I will either increase the time it takes to disappear or maybe change the combo system to wait a second or two and then go down one at a time rather than completely resetting to zero.

Feel free to play it as many times as you want haha, it would be great to have people play this even after the jam :D

Submitted

I had a lot of fun playing your game. I like the simple art style of your game and the music and sounds fit very well. I think your idea is very unique to modify the past in which your real self gets killed. Good Job!

I´ve submitted a local multiplayer game: https://itch.io/jam/brackeys-4/rate/722755. I would be happy to get your feedback on it. :-D

Submitted

Very cool rewinding graphics, well done on the game!

Submitted (1 edit)

One of my top rates in this game jam. The game is FUN and i mean it. Just putting it to insane and shooting everywhere in hopes of survival gives such a nice and complicated feeling of success when you kill many enemies and the timer becomes green just to then hit a spike or a bullet and die giving you a SECOND CHANCE. 


I have 0 things bad to say about the game. it played and felt polished. Definitely keep me updated for any future updates that you plan on the game. Would love different types of enemies and hopefully keep the shapes as simple as this were they give better feeling than if they werent so simple. 


Also if you some free time check out my game and share your thoughts on it as i will be continuing the development for that project. 

Submitted

Great Game!

I enjoyed playing it.

Developer(+1)

Hi, can't help but notice you've posted the exact same comment on several games lately. I really hope you did actually play my game and aren't just posting short comments to get people to rate your game. Personally, I'm much more likely to rate a game if the creator wrote some really helpful feedback.

Submitted

I wrote what I felt.

Developer

Can you tell me what you liked about it? I'm considering updating the game after the jam so I'd love to get as much feedback as possible :D

Submitted

The game is decent, the idea is very basic but the execution is pretty clean. Fun for a few minutes.

Submitted

Audio is great, graphics are nice, gameplay is smooth and fun is guaranteed! Aiming is a little bit hard because enemies are too small and the projectiles too, but the chaos, the energy, the velocity are nice balanced and fun! The rewinding mechanic is well implemented and a lot helpful. One of the funniest games on the jam, congratulations!

Submitted

one of the most unique concept i have seen so far! Super polish! one improvement i can think of is making the sprites bigger. now it seem a bit hard to kill enemies :)

Submitted

I love this game! I had a lot of fun playing! The gameplay feels great and the rewind mechanic is really neatly used, awesome take on the theme! The only thing I would recommend is making the enemies able to spawn further away from the player or giving a warning before they spawn. Otherwise amazing game, nice job!

Developer

Thanks for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed it :D

Yeah, the spikes do sometimes spawn next to you so I think I will increase the minimum distance away from the player that they can spawn.

Submitted (1 edit)

The game is fun to play. The idea is ok for the theme. The controls are well made. The graphics are simple and good. Great game. Well done! :)

Submitted

this is so nice.

i like the ui and the take on the theme...

and thanks for rating mine

Submitted

This is a really polished game with some addicting and fun gameplay! The SFX is on point and the movement feels really smooth. I really like the ghost mechanic too - having a rewind system where you have to save yourself is a lot more strategic than just having a generic three lives system most shooters have. I think the only thing I'd change is moving the cooldown timer somewhere where it's easier to see, such as above the player, instead of having it on the side.

Submitted

Really great gamejam game and you implemented the theme well. Great job! Had fun playing and lasted a long longer than I would have expected :)

Submitted

Wow! This game is great! The rewind animation is fantastic and the concept of saving yourself is great! Haven't seen that mechanic anywhere else! The music fits well and and simple graphics are elevated beautifully.

Only improvement I could think of that when killing the enemy you would control the one that saved yourself instead of switching back to the past self that died. It can get a little confusing at first but I did get the hang of it afterwards. 

Very nice game and polished beautifully!

Submitted

I would say you did a good job!

The game is fun and challenging and I don´t have much. The rewinding is very creative!

Submitted

I love that you prevent yourself from dying instead of having lives. I was a big worried switching from past and back to present would be confusing, but I never had any issues. Very, very cool!

Submitted

Wow this was exactly what i was looking to play. Love how everything is visually very clear. Rewind mechanic seems to be in good use, fun challenging and keeps the player very engaged. Well done! Rated!

Submitted

That's a great game. I liked your take on the theme. I had fun playing. The art is simple, and it is for the best, simple shapes, each has its own color, nice. The sfx, the controls, the speed of the game, all this  helps me as the player enter the flow. As said before - would be great to implement powerups.

Excellent Job!

Submitted

I'm ADDICTED to your game !!! This is the most time i've spent on a game in the jam. 

Controls were more than perfect, the SFX were so on point. Everytime I shoot or an enemy dies I can feel the punch and that what make is so much satisfying. The way you implemented the rewind mechanics was great ! I would love to see some powerups like increased fire rate for a small time or a shield or anything that makes the game more dynamic.

The only problem I had was sometimes when I pressed space to replay, the character moved automatically. I think it was registering input that was not there somehow.  But I really loved your game !! Highly Rated !!

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much! If I update this game after the jam, the first thing I'll do is add powerups! The ideas you have suggested are great and you may see them in the game if I get the time to update it :D

That's an interesting bug you've mentioned, I'll have a look and see if I can figure out why that may have happened.

Submitted

Glad to help😊

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