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A jam submission

FeduciaView game page

When we're together...
Submitted by s.b.Newsom (@sbnewsom) — 7 hours, 42 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#694.2224.222
Game Design#1793.7413.741
Innovation#3223.4443.444
Audio#3823.2593.259
Overall#4473.3583.358
Fun#7213.0373.037
Theme#12842.4442.444

Ranked from 27 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?
It ties in the strength you get with the one you love. Or at least, based on the demo it'll seem that way.

Did you write all the code yourself and made all the assets from scratch?
Aside from in-game props and a few sounds, the entirety was made by me.

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Comments

Submitted

Omg, i can not believe this thing could be done in a week, the graphic, sound and UI just super polish,  also the game have a great great atmosphere, color and game feel.

Great job! 

Submitted(+1)

I like the "Return of the Obra Dinn" aesthetic of the game :D

Developer(+1)

I've always looked up to Obra Dinn Lucas Pope before Obra Dinn when that game was in production. The look and feel was ripe with giving retro aesthetics a new life in a new medium. Definitely something I wanted to experiment with for the first time in my indie career. Glad you liked it! The new shader system comes closer to the aesthetic than the demo.

Will be showing off new screenshots in tomorrow's first post-gamejam announcement. Def stay in touch and stick around. :)

Submitted(+1)

dang that is very interesting indeed. looking forward to it :D

Submitted(+1)

I definitly want to see more :D

Submitted(+1)

Well done, this game is amazing and deserves to be number 1!

Submitted(+1)

Wow! This is so professional... I wouldn't have guessed that it's a game jam entry, just a demo. There are even animated menus and a variety of settings O.o

I love when games tackle psychological themes as I would say they are the best medium for that.

The visuals are great, so is sound design. I also like the little text animations.

Really amazing atmosphere overall, genuinely scary. I very much enjoyed it, great job!

Submitted(+1)

Loved the horrific pick-up on the theme. I think maybe adding some ominous music will surely improv the feel of the game. Overall loved the graphics and loved the gameplay.

Good luck to you. 

Submitted(+1)

I don't usually play these types of games, but I really liked this one. The graphics and the lack of music really sold the atmosphere!

Developer(+1)

I always go into a project thinking there is music then I realize...the environment and tone sells it more most of the time.  I knew the room tone ambience would help a lot here. Thanks for playing! <3

Submitted(+1)

finally, scary game! good job!

Developer

Really appreciated Fedusiv! Hope you enjoy the future full release. :)

Submitted(+1)

Genuinely scary. Will follow this games development.

Submitted(+1)

Hectic! I was genuinely scared - the heartbeat sound with the other sounds works really well. And I enjoyed the art style as well!

Developer

Glad the heartbeat system worked well. It'll be elaborated on a lot more in the full game. Glad you enjoyed! :)

Submitted(+1)

Nice game

Developer(+1)

Thanks Mahdi!

Submitted(+1)

The UI is amazing, there's even an options menu! That's super cool. One thing i didn't like is that the animations are too slow, sometimes i accidently clicked on a door and had to wait for solid 5 - 6 second for the animation to finish. That's the only complain i have, other than that it is an amazing game.

Developer

Thanks, i'll consider adding another function to detect a click during transition so it skips it altogether. :)

Submitted(+1)

This game is different from most of the games in this jam or any jam. I really love the graphic and the story, and obviously, there is a big story behind it, I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Some suggestions:

1. I think the sound is still worth improving. A piece of good background music and some sound effect would add more to the atmosphere.

2. Maybe add more animated items. I think it might be a time limit reason, but I really like the grass at the front door. maybe something randomly moves, a shadow, or a water drop, might add some flavor in the game.

All in all, I really like this game. Followed you and want to see a full version of it!

Developer

Thanks for the suggestions. I can definitely get behind all of that and I think I can push a bit more on how things can be more animated and interactive. I love interactivity so I think  I can make that work in the grand scheme of things. Definitely more audio, tho the reason why I didn't include any music was to prevent taking too much time on scoring it, but that will definitely be something to come at least when I start releasing alpha/beta builds leading up to the full release.

Glad to have you on board. :)

Submitted

I like the graphics and game design, just the fit into the theme seems a little bit confusing. Can't wait to see what happened with Chris.

Please feel free to rate and play my game

Submitted(+1)

Really liked the music, art and the ambience it would be great if you could get a bit more background for he husband since you barely know him and the dialogue choices don't really have much weight due to that, but i guess since it's a demo it will get more content added, I can see it's going in a good direction keep it up.

Developer(+1)

Agreed, and yes you are correct, a lot of the story revolves on your connection with the husband which is explored through each scenario. Looking forward to seeing what you think with the full game. :)

Submitted(+1)

I loved this, the interaction brought me back to a bunch obscure adventure games I played as a kid and the old print style of rendering works very well with it too. I loved that there were more rooms to walk around and really had the urge to explore the house. Great job.

Developer

Thank you. There's a special place for classic adventures in my heart. It'll evolve long after the Jam, but i'm glad key points in the game was a highlight for you. Stay in touch. :)

Submitted(+1)

really great game i could feel the tension building before that thing showed up! i would love to play it later in development, such an amazing art style and story telling style 

Developer

Thank you for your kind words. I hope to get one last update to the game before I start working on the full version. Looking forward to hearing what you think then. :)

Submitted(+1)

This is such an amazing game and I'm blown away with what you can achieve in such a short amount of time. The artistic style is so unique and the sound design, especially in the tenser segments of the game, is so brilliant at conveying the emotions of the character and the intensity of the situation. I can't wait to see the game be further developed and would definitely pay good money for a full release!

Developer

Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it as much as I loved working on it. There's so much to work with, but if I stick to the design doc for once and spare time considered,  I should be able to get a full release out in the next two months, or early access at the very least. Stay in touch! :)

Submitted(+1)

I must say the game looks and feels and plays incredible. It's amazing what you've achieved in just one week. I love the overall art style of the game making it look all grainy like seeing it through an old crt tv. Additionally the story is well written and I love that certain words have additional effects like the characters bouncing around very nice detail and I also really enjoy that the character seem to react (for example I already got the cake form the kitchen and got a corresponding reaction).

Overall amazing game and I really enjoy the amount of polish that has gone into this game.

Developer

Glad you caught the cake choice. That sort of thing I want to capture throughout the game.  Then again, I tend to always incorporate choices in my designs, no matter how small it is.

Glad you liked the text effects. Wrote the interpreter during the Jam, so it was fun experimenting with different functions I wouldn't have done in previous works. Definitely stay in touch. Hope you get a chance to play the full game in the future!