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A jam submission

Life NineView game page

Help Kitty Kitty escape from evil doctor's laboratory by solving puzzles.
Submitted by m8si โ€” 6 hours, 55 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Fun#2563.5453.545
Game Design#4253.4093.409
Overall#5913.1673.167
Theme#5963.2733.273
Audio#6972.8642.864
Graphics#7363.0913.091
Innovation#8062.8182.818

Ranked from 22 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 the player dies. Game starts to rewind all the actions player made.

Did you write most of the code yourself and made all the assets from scratch?
Yes. I wrote whole code myself and most of the assets too. Two songs aren't mine, but they are royalty free music.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Loved the idea for the concept! Like the other comments, need to check the music to not restart. 

I liked very much the game design and cats are my weak point haha

Hope you continue to work in this~~

Developer(+1)

Awesome, thanks!

I have fixed most of the bugs & issues plus made some new content for the game. I'm planning on publishing it within a few days. Hopefully more bug free than my submission. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It'll still be a beta though.

Submitted(+1)

Nice game, I enjoyed it. The song restarts at every level which gets a bit annoying. Also the 'END' keybind isn't easily accessible on all keyboards. Had to press fn+home to stop the rewinding. Maybe choose another key or make it customizable

Developer

Thanks! Sure, I'll change it. I'm also composing more songs for the game ๐ŸŽถ

Submitted(+1)

A Great game. Loved it. 

Developer(+1)

Thank You 

Submitted(+1)

Well done ;)  It's been a fun game!

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

Its a good game, The premise is good and the levels are fine.

The controls were a bit confusign, try making them more intuitive (for instance, press enter to leave rewind instead of end)

overall,fun game. Well done :D 

Developer

Actually I tried to be intuitive by putting "end" rewind to "end" button.  I taught it as a joke, but it seems I have to change that since many have noted that it is not a good decision.  

Thanks for your review! ๐Ÿ‘

Submitted(+1)

Awesome game with a great concept and great puzzles! Will definitely play this again when you do any updates :D

Until I read the comments I did not understand that you meant the "End" button on the keyboard and was always searching for something in the UI ^^

And in the last level I got stuck in a wall without the possibilty to reset the level :( 
(as you cannot restart when you are dead, and the rewind did not rewind anymore)

Developer

Thanks! Glad you liked it.

Oh. That's actually true. You cannot restart the level when you are dead. I need to change that. Thanks for letting me know. :) Also the "END" button thing will change. I have got so many comments about that.

Submitted(+1)

Good game ! I noticed that if you press "Home" too much you will have -1 lives

Developer(+1)

Thanks for testing my game! ๐Ÿ‘Œ 

That is true. The game cheks only for 0 to launch the game over screen. You get infinite lives If you press "Home" when you have 1 life left.  ๐Ÿ˜

Submitted(+1)

This was amazing, the implementation with lives, the puzzle platforming and the theme meshes super well with it all. great job!

Developer

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™

Submitted(+1)

Hey, Cool game! Great job for your first one and congratulations on the jam! Rated.

Developer

Thanks! The same to you ๐Ÿ‘

Submitted

The game is cool, the idea is cool, but the rewinding was really boring. It was too slow, so I started to lose interest when I died near the end of the level and had to wait for a long time to start again.

Graphics and audio are great, gameplay was also great. 

Developer

Thanks!

You don't have to wait btw. One of the concepts in the game is that you can interrupt rewinding by pressing End and continue from there. :) Every time you die there is a textbox telling about that, but you are second reviewer mentioning the same thing, Maybe I should put more obvious hints to guide the player.

Submitted

Nice project, even more since it seems to be your first game.

I had some problems with it, but they are minor and easily fixable :
-The physics felt a bit wonky. Mostly when I try to walk on a floor that's a bit higher than me. And some cases of crates getting stuck in the wall (which gets pretty annoying for level 6).
-You should disable the collider of the cat when you rewind. It's weird that you can push crates while going back, though it never created a bad situation for me.
-The "end" key is really not good to use. unintuitive and weirdly placed.
-When in a dialogue (mostly for the food), you should lock the character in place, instead of locking it into its movement. This can kill the player sometimes, like if you get the food with a jump but there are spikes ahead.
-The main music has a strange start that gets annoying really fast. Even more since it loops back every room/death, instead of going on.

However, the level design was nice, the system is working, and you've got a good amount of levels.
So, overall, that's quite a good work.

Developer

Thanks! Yes it is my first public game. I have made some before but I have not finished/published them. 

Yea, I know there is a bug in colliders and level 6 is suffering from that. :/

My goal was to use the rewinding also somehow and the collider is enabled on purpose. But do you think I should turn it off? I playtested it a lot and it didn't cause any problems.

"End" is used only because it says "End" on the key. I put it there because I felt it was fun. =D I'm considering to change that because it is quite far apart from other buttons and it should be easy to stop rewinding on the spot player wants to.

I am planning to compose my own level music later on. I just did not have the time to make more than intro/game over and "boss" music.

Thanks for your comments! Constructive feedback is always welcome.

Submitted(+1)

Well, for the collider during rewinded, you should remove it if it serve no purpose.
However, if you do something more with the rewind, and it becomes useful, by all means keep it.

Right now it's not even a real "problem".
It just feels a bit weird when it moves some crates, but it isn't a big deal.

Submitted

Man... amazing game! I just finished. Really hard that last level!
Just a couple of things:
1) The "Enter" when you pick the cat food. Not bad, except the cat keeps sliding until you regain control of it. Problem is in some platforms, that lead to certain dead, when, if you freeze it's movement when the pop up... pops up, you have more chances to survive. I have to pic the food with my finger over the Enter to avoid that.
2) The platform edges are very slippery. I guess you use a capsule collider for the cat, so maybe adjusting the movement speed to give more precision when jumping.
3) The rewind function is cool, except when you use it in a short period of time, leading the cat in a position that always dies.
Example is when you die, you rewind, and stop in what you think would be the correct moment, but missed for a little, and the cat resumes and fall. If you rewind again, the first point of rewind is where you stop in the first rewind. Hope I explain it correctly to make the point.

This are really minor issues that could be easy to correct.
Apart from that, the game is really fun! Great work for a week! Congratulations.

Developer(+1)

Thanks! Valuable comments I have taught of some of your suggestions myself also. I'll be fixing them after the jam ends :)

Not bad, for a game made in 10 days! Keep it up

Developer(+2)

Thanks! It was 7 days actually.  ๐Ÿ˜‰ But you know 1900 people did the same for this jam. And I got to say there is some high quality games. People are very talented in making this stuff nowadays.

Submitted

Cool game! There was a glitch in one of the levels where a block could get stuck in the wall and not fall down unless you jumped on it but other than that this was a fun game.

Developer

Thanks! Sorry about the glitch. I'll be fixing it after the voting has ended.

Submitted

Nice concept I enjoyed it a lot ^^

I think the rewind takes a bit too long, wish there was a fast forward button or something :p

I'd appreciate if you try our game too! :) https://hadilepanda.itch.io/corewind

Developer(+1)

Thanks! You don't need to Rewind it to the beginning every time. Most of the time it is better to interrupt rewind in suitable spot. Press end on the keyboard to do so ๐Ÿ˜‰

Submitted

Ooh I didn't know that was a thing, that's interesting!

Developer(+1)

I guess I could have made a better tutorial for teaching players how the game works.

And you know... After submitting the game I heard some of the laptops don't even have 'end' & 'home' keys ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Submitted

Oh rip xD

Submitted

When rewinding the cat it spins and it cought me off guard :D Great game altough music istoo spooky for me.

Developer

Cool, ๐Ÿ˜„ thanks! I did not mean to make a horror game but it turns out the game became a bit too scary.

Submitted

I pressed the button and now I have nightmares, but this dialogue is fantastic, "Cats are at least nine times better suspects than rats and mice", I love it. I did get stuck on "Bridge of Bombs" though.

Developer

Hehe. Thanks and sorry! ๐Ÿ˜ I did not mean to scare you but  thanks for playing. ๐Ÿ‘ You are almost done with the game.  I won't spoil How many levels there is but there is 9 lives, 9 food ...