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A jam submission

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Uncover the secret the game itself is hiding. #14 - Community Game Jam 2019
Submitted by AJ Norman (@aljnorman) — 20 hours, 59 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Audio#94.0854.085
Graphics#114.3734.373
Overall#143.7883.788
Game Design#453.7463.746
Innovation#463.5593.559
Theme#1103.5933.593
Fun#1273.3733.373

Ranked from 59 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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(+1)

Loved the art and athletics of this game!  The text popping up on the screen was dope!  Great Job!

(+1)

For some reason this game makes me think you'd be really good at making lyric videos! The visuals, text, everything flowing nicely from one scene to another. I seriously enjoyed this experience! Love the music, the character design, the red and blue 3D effect on some assets and areas of the camera, the transitions from one area to another, that dreamy quality it has and the sad story it all told. Really well done, high ratings all around! I would love to see a similar experience with way more puzzles in it someday! :)

If you have time, it would be cool to see how you'd rate our entry too!:
https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/476728

Developer(+1)

Thank you very much for playing! I'm currently working on a game with real and challenging puzzles and with an interesting story which makes a good use of the dreamy and cinematic concept.

Oh nice! Looking forward to that, then! :)

(+1)

Good atmosphere, visuals and sounds. 

Some texts are barely readable due to the speed at which they pass on the screen.

Great entry overall.

Submitted (1 edit)

Beautiful. Honestly the only thing I would have changed about the game is to make the main character more high res. I am also not sure how to continue after I found that I can walk backwards


It will be nice of you to check out my game too

https://viktorinkov.itch.io/the-life-of-a-milk-bottle

Developer

Thank you for the feedback! To continue after that, just enter one of the doors. The interesting part starts then.

Played and rated! I really liked your game!

Don't forget to rate my game please: https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/476599

Submitted

Hi,

 wanted to write a lot, but no point in doing it, first spot in every part for me. fecking great game this is.

Please feel free to try out my game and rate it here:  https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/474542

Many thanks,

Kris

Submitted(+1)

Wow! This is really impressive and polished for a game made in a week! I think it's really cool how you interpreted the theme and made a story around it. I wasn't quite sure why I was suddenly able to move backwards before the tunnel, so a little more dialogue there may have helped. But overall this is a really well-made game! Great job!

Developer(+1)

Thank you for playing! I'm happy you liked it!

Submitted(+1)

Nice work with the atmosphere, music and visuals, also the mechanics. Good idea to keep developing. 

Developer

Thank you so much for playing!

Submitted(+1)

Enjoyed this a lot. Really good music and art!

Developer

Thank you a lot for playing!

Submitted(+1)

This is a wonderful. The story is good. The music goes well with the atmosphere. The artwork and visuals are really nice. The game runs smoothly as well. Overall a well made game.

Developer

Thank you so much for playing! I'm really happy you liked it!

Pretty cool game, i like the atmosphere. I got stuck in front of a door, I figured I had to do something with the puzzle pieces but could find out what. Nice work, keep going :)

Developer(+1)

Hi, thanks for playing! When reaching the door, you have to click the pieces in the correct order to open it (make sure you're close enough to the door). I would appreciate if you tried again, since the story unveils just after going through it. It's the most important part. Anyways, thank you for the feedback!

And I did ! I think I found in my first run then, I cliqued on the puzzle pieces in the wrong anwser and after that the right order didn't worked either. I would have missed that plot twist what a shame !

Submitted(+1)

Wow! Great game. I liked everything, it plays nice, sounds nice and looks awesome, especially the visual effects. And the character - how he looks is a cool narrative clue.

I got stuck at the puzzle pieces - didn't notice them activating when it was time to use them. Reading your devlog post helped tho. :)

Developer

Thank you for playing! I'm glad you could continue playing it untill the end. Btw, I played and rated your game some days ago. The visuals and story were awesome!

Submitted

Yes, I saw it. Thanks :)

Submitted(+1)

I love the art style, music and audio effects. The atmosphere is great. I love the mechanic of not moving backwards of the beginning. It really makes you need to chose the right path :) 

Good job !!!

Developer

Thank you for playing! I'm happy you liked it!

Submitted

Very good game.

The atmosphere is very cool and the art style is great

Developer(+1)

Thank you for playing!

Submitted

Cool game!

 I like the aesthetic and how the game interacts with the player, also the audio is great :D

Developer(+1)

Thank you for playing!

Submitted(+1)

cool entry. a creative way to tell the story also the atmosphere was nice

Developer

Thank you for playing!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Wow, that was gorgeous! All in all a very creative and surprisingly meaningful game. Loved the ending. Fantastic music as well. 

Developer

Thank you for playing! I'm so happy you liked it!

(+1)

Nice game that i watched  hoshi play on stream! Initially skeptical but very clean finish! Great story!


Do check my game : https://itsnotsimon.itch.io/beyond-eden

Developer

Hi! Thanks for playing! I played and rated Beyond Eden yesterday, it was great!

thanks!

Submitted

I did find that jumping while static gave no up animation which felt stiff, and jumping while moving didn't always trigger the falling animation, sometimes it was juts stuck as running. I really liked the sound design and I thought the slide animation was great. 

I'm not sure if going back into the tunnel was the end of the game, but I couldn't leave through the doors and couldn't figure out anything else to do so I left the game. 

Developer

Thank you for playing! In that part, you have to collect three puzzle pieces. When you have all of them, go in front of the door and press them in the correct order (be sure to be close enough to the door). The story unveils after you go through that door so I would appreciate if you tried again to see the most important part of the game. Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

Nice art and great atmosphere and story!

Developer

Thank you for playing!

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