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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 (@aj_games_) — 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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Submitted

Really cool 3D RED and BLUE effects man, and the watercolors omg. I think it was a bit challenging at the door underground but really cool experience overall. I think the game didn't let me progress after I clicked the puzzle pieces in the wrong order in front of the door and after that It didn't reset and I couldn't progress. Try our game out too <3

Developer(+1)

Hi! Be sure to be near the door when clicking on the pieces. You'll see they change colour when you're close enough. Also, the pieces change colour again and make sounds when you click on them. Restarting is not needed, if you enter any wrong answer, the game makes a "wrong" sound and it resets automatically.

Submitted(+1)

I see, thanks man!

Submitted(+1)

The art style (both visuals and audio) is outstanding. I did have difficulty figuring out how the puzzle pieces  were supposed to work.

Thank you for the submission!

Developer

Thank you for playing! I'm glad you liked the art!

Submitted(+1)

Hi! :D I really enjoyed playing your game and it all felt really polished! The ending cutscene was extremely well done and creative! The text was a really innovative way of telling the story and I liked the audio that went with it. The music was also very beautiful! Great job! 

Developer(+1)

Thank you for playing! I'm happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for the great feedback!

Submitted

Graphics are coherent, for the most part, doors excepted. They look like they don't belong in the universe. The animations are a bit dodgy as they trigger at unexpected times. For instance, going down slopes causes the character to fall indefinitely until you stop.

Music doesn't look. Sounds are repetitive as very few samples are used.

The only relationship with theme is when I went backwards in the "So Close" area. I didn't see any other parts of the game, because after collecting the puzzle pieces and going to the area where I could used them, I tried the obvious option, then all of the combinatorics. I the retried all of them again, one by one, entering and leaving the trigger collider. Nothing happened. I then quit.

Developer

Thank you for the feedback! I'll change the door after the jam ends. In the door section, the player needs to be near the door for the pieces to be interactable. When you enter the trigger, the pieces change their color and when you press them, they make a sound (and their color changes again). Also, it's not needed to go away and reenter the trigger if you input any wrong answer, the pieces will reset automatically. About the relation with the theme, I'm afraid the big part of it is after that door.

I would appreciate if you tried again getting as close as you can to the door, so that you can see the whole story. I think your opinion will change.

Submitted(+1)

The soundtrack and art are amazing, I really enjoyed your game, good job

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing!

Submitted

Really nice game - I love the story, the music, the art, atmosphere and even the humour - well done :)

I would appreciate it if you would take a look at my game too :)

Developer

Thank you for playing!

Submitted(+1)

Game, Music and Story were all really good and i genuinely enjoyed my time playing through. The controls felt smooth and the environment and atmosphere were very well executed.

However i did find a bug to do with the door section. First time playing through i imputed the pieces in the wrong order, i then went away from the door and tried again this time in the right order and they went bright red. However the door did not open. It was only after a restart that it opened. 

Bug a side it was a great although short play through and i wish to see more of your work in the future. From PiFox :D 

Developer

Thank you for playing! I'll definitely check the door again. I haven't found any bug yet, it works fine for me. I suppose the problem is that the mechanic is a bit confusing because the player needs to be near the door for the pieces to be interactable. Anyways, I appreciate you took time for restarting and going through all again. I'm happy you could see the whole story. Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

Oh man... The feels in this one...
This was so beaultiful! The graphics, soundtrack, story... I wish this game could be longer, but I think it was enough to tell a good story. I was not expecting neither that ending, nor the relation between the meaning of this game's title. This game was incredible and very well executed!

Developer(+1)

I felt really happy reading your comment! I'm so happy you liked "Backwards" and enjoyed it as much as I did while creating it. Thank you so much!

Submitted

This game was really interesting not only to play, but to watch. I wish I could move faster , but after all, I loved the story line.  try playing my game we tried our best to make it: https://biebrass.itch.io/lying-ads

Developer

Thanks for playing! Slow speed was intended so that players can read the texts properly. I've already played and rated Lying Ads, good job!

Submitted(+1)

Loved the game, Rated^^

Do consider playing my game too..

https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/476600

Submitted(+1)

Best game I've played from this jam! Absolutely loved the story, the art and the music! This is just mindblowingly good!

Developer(+1)

I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you very much for playing!

Submitted(+1)

The Art Style is amazing! I love it!

Developer

Thank you very much!

Submitted(+1)

Very great art and idea! Really can feel a great effort here!

Minor note: Also stuck at the puzzle but after the game restart it worked. 

Developer

Thank you for playing! I've just checked the puzzle and worked fine for me (tried getting wrong and correct answer). Anyways, I'm glad it worked at the end and you could see the whole story. Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

Um.. I am stuck at the door .. where "who are you" puzzle pieces come... I cant open the door.. I clicked "who you are" by mistake but  I cant go beyond that... The music was cool btw.

Developer

Hi! The puzzle reset if you input any wrong answer, so you can try as many times as you want. Be sure to be near the door when you do it, you'll see the pieces get an intense red color. 

Submitted

OK ... will do again.

Submitted(+1)

Really love the dreamy feel.  The sprite art and graphics are great!  Really cool visuals and design, (like when you fall through the air).  Character animation and particle effects are top notch!  Great job, 5 stars~ I feel the effort put into this.


Please check out my entry if you have time~  Good day!

Developer

Thank you for playing! I'm glad to see you liked the art!

I think I like this one. But was it only two levels? I think I found a glitch and skipped to the ending... :P Love it none the less

Developer

Yes! It's a short story. It's around 5 - 10 minutes long. Thank you for playing!

Submitted(+1)

Wow this is so trippy, i love it!

Submitted(+1)

I absolutely loved it. One of the few games I liked right away. ^^

Developer(+1)

Thank you! I was afraid players wouldn't know how to continue to the full game but I'm happy everyone can enjoy it.

(+1)

wow the visual and the music are so nice! this is the best game i have played in this jam :)

Developer(+1)

Thank you! I'm very happy you liked it!

Submitted(+1)

Nice music, good art.

The sound where text come up scared me first time haha.

A really fun game to play.

Developer

Thank you for playing! Glad to see you liked the art and music. The "scary" sound was kind of intended, due to the dark secret of the game. Thanks!

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