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A jam entry

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Prepare for your eventual evisceration
Submitted by randomphantom with 13 hours, 59 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Visuals#34.5434.543
Polish#44.3434.343
Overall#44.2294.229
Overall#44.1054.105
Music and Sound#103.9433.943
Balance#123.6863.686
Fun Factor#123.8863.886

Ranked from 35 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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(1 edit)

wow.  this has a very Limbo vibe to me (which is a good thing, i LOVE that game).  really nicely executed on everything!  i especially like all of the juice you've got with the squash/stretch and subtle screen shake-- even on the menus!  super challenging game though, and i feel the same as Kwisart about the physics being a little weird especially when trying to land and jump off of the moving balls.  it seemed like i would go the opposite direction of the conveyor belt when pressing the same direction which seems counter-intuitive, but maybe that's just how physics work?  anyway, really good game and well-thought out levels!

Developer(+1)

The conveyor belts are possibly moving too fast giving the odd illusion of going in the opposite direction. Thanks for the feedback on the physics as well, still needs a bit of fine tuning!

Submitted(+1)

I found the game rather frustrating (despite the cheat).
- The hitbox feels weird, probably because it's round. So when you're on edges, sometimes you are still "hanging" but can't jump.
- Similarily, it makes jump feel pretty weird, notably when you jump on the other circles, it feels hard to tell how to properly land. Not to mention that strange air-stretch that looks nice but feels confusing when playing.
- Some passages are waaaay to tight in terms of timing. The fire at the end is what made me gave up, notably because it was tedious to constantly jump over and over for the fire to still catch up as you gotta back track a bit (like in the screenshot)

Aside that, great level of polish! It visually feels very satisfying and has a unique charm ! The progression is smooth there even is some kind of narration (with your fellow balls dying)

Developer

Thanks for the feedback and yes, the hitbox (circle) is a little weird so hopefully the wall jump prevents some accidental deaths. That fire stretch was intentional but i guess it could be a bit more forgiving. 

Submitted

Amazing game. Loosely reminded me of world of goo. Kinda felt bad at some points having to use my more docile friends as trap bait.

Developer

Cool that you felt sorry for the circles, totally intended ;) Thanks for playing!

Submitted

The post process are sick. The gameplay is sweet. Nice job here

Developer

Thanks! Post processing makes bland shapes look great!

Submitted

The monocromatic visuals really give the game an eerie atmosphere. Almost reminds of Limbo a bit if that makes. In any case, good going.

Also I remember you from gmtk jam 2017

Developer(+1)

Limbo was a direct inspiration :D I do recall playing your entry in GTMK Jam!

Submitted

Wow what a great atmosphere and level of polish! I'm terrible at the game, but really enjoyed myself regardless! Really pretty great what you can do with just some simple shapes, amazing work!

Developer

Thanks for the kind comments :D glad to have simple shapes as a modifier as that allowed me to focus on the polish and level design as my 2D art skills isn't great

Submitted

The music and level design were awesome.  I got far but did not beat the game (so this must really be a huge game.  I started off using the gamepad but later found the keyboard to be easy to control the jump.  Nice job on your game!!

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing, had lots of fun playing hot dog boi too :D There's a lot of jumping later in the game which I thought gamepad would be better for, but spacebar works fine too!

Submitted

Nice visuals and level design, the framerate really became an issue though. 

Developer

Thanks for checking it out, have added a Html5 version which hopefully resolves the framerate issues.

Submitted

It was like limbo with eggs, i.e. super awesome!!

Developer

Thanks for playing :D 

Submitted

At some point of the game, the screen was shaking a lot, and it didnt stop or got slow when I died. I liked the ambience and proposal of this game. Good work!

Developer

Updated the HTML5 to hopefully address framerate and excessive screenshake issues. Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted

I liked the jumping animation, control, background particle effects, and mechanics. Great work, feels like an abstract limbo 

Developer

Thanks for the kind comments, glad you liked it!

Submitted

Would push another blob to its death for my survival again. I really loved it. The atmosphere is amazing, reminds me of LIMBO there should be more like it.

Developer

Yes, LIMBO was my prime inspiration :D. Thanks for playing!

Submitted

Not only is this game creative but its cleverly unique, it only use a few colours and simple shapes yet this game still looks amazing, the only issue I have is for some reason the camera or screen shake amplified and it felt like a giant was dancing nearby otherwise good job.

Developer

I think there's a bug where the camera shake might go haywire sometimes (still haven't figured out why) but hopefully it was not too jarring!

Submitted (1 edit)

Wow.
This is the most impressed I've been with a jam game in some time. Great atmosphere and polish like some other people have stated. My graphics card was struggling a bit to keep up, but I still enjoyed it immensely. The fact that you mostly succeed by stepping on the other "creatures", or by sacrificing them by pushing them in front of you in this meat-factory-like place, contributed greatly to making this a truly impactful game. And I was expecting a simple platformer :)

Developer

Thanks for playing and its real cool that you appreciate the dark undertones :D Guess it needs some graphic options in a future update.

Submitted

Really scared me quite a few times! Love how much further you took it since I last played.

Developer

I had your idea of scaling a wall worked in as well, thanks for your suggestions :D

Submitted

Wow, I wasn't expecting that level of polish in a jam game!  Love the Limbo atmosphere.  Fantastic job!!

Developer(+1)

Thanks :D gotta say your game's polish was off the charts!

Submitted

Wow that was amazing. I love the dark atmosphere, reminds me of Limbo. Really great Job with the art, sound, and especially coding the game.

(+1)

Awesome work capturing that dark/lonely feeling just with simple shapes!

Developer

Perfect excuse for hiding my lack of 2D art skills