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Hex Before ChristmasView game page

A Holiday themed shmup game
Submitted by Dwayne Dev (@Animoodl) — 12 minutes, 40 seconds before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Fun Factor#852.5202.857
Music and Sound#971.3861.571

Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Developer (2 edits)

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Nice start for a bullet hell/shmup game! Fire rate seems bit fast on player character. Nice art and music.

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks for the feed back. 

Each playable character fires at a different rate. 

Are you referring to the character you start with at the beginning of the game?


The game update for Hex Before Cristmas is out now with new music, unlockable characters, art, Cutscenes, gameplay tweaks, new boss. took a little longer than I thought but it was a worth while learning experience.

Developer (1 edit)

I'm working on polishing the game, so far I added music for all levels and boss battles, another playable character, portraits for the character select screen, tweaked boss and enemy stats and bullet patterns, added CUTSCENES and dialogue (still writing those). 

I haven't updated the game yet with the new polish but I will soon today or tomorrow when I get the cutscenes in. 

Thank you to those who critiqued the game so far. please consider playing again after I update it. I'll make another post when I do update.


Nice game, but instead of shooting balls, it shot for me lines of balls (like every frame a new one). I could evade most things, because my range was longer than theirs. 

The idea is very cool, with some music and projectile art it would've been very polished game jam game.


thanks for the critique. I'm working on polishing the game. I have music for all the levels and bosses and extra art. I'm adding a lot of different polishes at once so the update's not ready yet. If you'd like to, maybe try the game again after I update it. I'll make a post when I do.


Nice! Good luck, yeah maybe I'll try it out when I see it pop by! :) 


Games finally updated. There's a sizable amount of new content especially with the added cutscenes for the story.

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Good start~ could use some polish if you wanna continue working on it!  What is the player? I can't tell what it is hehe.  The menu sketch is reall cool!


thanks, I sorta put all the effort into gameplay and overlooked the importance of player image. I think that was a mistake. I knew I wanted to make a holiday SHMUP but I didn't have a structured plan for the overall production of the game. I'm just now getting a feel for the work pipeline while working on this game in post. 

I kind of think games that have good visuals but mediocre gameplay get more attention than games with good gameplay but bad visuals.

 what are your thoughts on that?


Pretty fun little game, kept me around and I played a fair bit. At first I thought it was too easy but after a few seconds it actually felt pretty smooth introduction curve. Great job! Very impressed