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A jam entry

PoltergoatsView game page »

Submitted by OverHook Games, Colby (@colbyhuze), Allison Vansickle (@AlliTheAnimal), Ruckus (@Roycetherogers) with 19 minutes, 35 seconds before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Polish#113.7783.778
Overall#183.4763.476
Weirdness#183.8893.889
Music & Sound#213.6303.630
Visuals#243.8523.852
Replayability#262.9632.963
Fun#363.3333.333
Balance#422.8892.889

Ranked from 27 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Gameplay Video or Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWtHJm-0oZo

Theme
Robomowing Ghost Goats!

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Comments

Could probably use better instructions, but once I figured out the mechanics was very fun puzzler. Nice work!

Played your game here, it was fun~

Fun game with a lot of polish.
Nice thought out puzzle mechanics which presented quite a challenge!
Good jam game!

This is a fun game and I enjoyed the challenge of multiple goats. The art style is great and the how to page is well done. Good job to your team!

Love the graphics style, Would be awesome on mobile

Fantastic use of theme! Really great mechanics - trying to control multiple goats at once was hard.

I think it's a great show of what you can do with minimal UI. Part puzzle, part strategy game. And the title alone sells it. Nice!

Fun game! I'm terrible at it, but it's addictive.

WOW! Excellent work on this one, very polished! I love the graphics, the music was So DrEaMy and the "How To" part was the best instructions I've ever seen in a game. I really liked how surprisingly difficult it is- took me a little bit to get past that first stage (and I enjoyed the decent learning curve) I got to a point where I was legitimately mad at that damn purple Poltergoats (which I always love that special feeling of personal hatred toward enemies characters that some games make you feel) I thought it was balanced well and understanding how your possessed robogoat will react (suicidally) was imperative to victory! When I did finally beat the first level and the second level started  and I saw TWO robo-mower-goats, I totally lost it ;) But then I found out you only have to keep one alive which I thought was a great way of keeping the game difficult but still fair (I sorta tried to focus on one and use the other as Poltergoat bait!) All-in-all GREAT JOB!

Developer

not sure what you mean by follow mouse? With the holy water perhaps? Just did 2 osx tests, worked okay for me, let me know any more info would help!

Doesn't seem to follow my mouse in web version; on OSX – am I missing something? Might be a bug 

Really cool game and interesting puzzle game. I loveeeeeee the music and art style, the only thing that was a little frustrating was that it moves really slowly and there isnt really any way to avoid the poltergoast (throw the holy water at it before it gets you).

Still really well designer and I found is pleasantly challenging

I enjoyed the reflex puzzle mechanic.
Sometimes it felt a little unfair when a ghost took over the goat right next to a thing, but I guess that means to play the game optimally you would have to move the goat away from the dangers as you see a ghost approaching.
Interesting concept!
I got up to level 3 or 4 I think. 
Congratulations on making a game :)

Haha really great title, indeed a very polished game, well made, fun and replayable. A little too slow and hard after the poltergoast enters you, but that's not a reason not to play it haha
It would be a fun game to play mobile!

"Poltergoats: Goats in the Machine" is a damn good title.
Had fun with this once I figured it out. Love the "how do" page.
Awesome jam game.