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A jam submission

Lying PaysView game page

Lie to make money!
Submitted by Freaky (@FreakyGamesEnt) — 2 hours, 46 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Innovation#1333.2783.278
Theme#2183.2783.278
Overall#3212.9442.944
Audio#3502.7502.750
Game Design#3982.8612.861
Fun#4112.7502.750
Graphics#4662.7502.750

Ranked from 36 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

Hi! :D Nice job - I really like the pixel art and the characters are so funny :D! I'm impressed by the amount of  different characters you were able to create in time for the jam :)!

Developer

Thanks for playing! Means a lot!

Submitted

Rate

Developer

Thanks!

(+2)

I dig the thematic implications, the visuals easily could've better but a full-fledged game material right here!

Submitted(+1)

thanks man

Submitted(+1)

the game is pretty cool the idea of choosing between telling the truth and get trust level up or lie and get some coins

here are some things you should add if you are willing to update the game:

1.animation for the player

2.arrow navigation to find someone more easily

3.add a tutorial its very important that the players who play the game will understand what is the idea and what the goal in the game

although great job on the game

it would be great play and rate mine too!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! Im gonna be polishing the game after the jam. And thanks again, means a lot!

Submitted(+1)

No problem if you can try mine it would help a lot

Developer

I cant bitdefender is not letting me.. :(

Submitted(+1)

Rated - All the different sprites are cool and noticeably unique.  Good job submitting a game.  Hope you learned a lot from this jam!  Take peoples suggestions and improve the game, or your next jam game.  Please check out my game when you have time~ good day!

Submitted(+1)

The game is fun but it lacks information, you can hide some information from the player in games but if you dont tell anything to the player we wont know what to do, the map and the stats windows help a little bit but in order to open those windows you need to press a button that you dont even know you can. And also even with the stats window i couldn't understand exactly what was going on, what made the deadline timer go up down, why would i need trust and somethings like that. I really liked the concept of the game and all the different dialogues are cool, overral is a nice entry :D

Developer

Yah, i kinda screwed up there. The controls screen is actually that little red controller thing in the top left corner. I know the UI need major patchups. Thanks for playing!

Submitted(+1)

I liked the "distance left to closest target" thingie, made it easier to find them, though I didn't really understand who to lie to and who to tell the truth, even with all that dialogue text. Like Stefano said, you need to know what is happening and why, otherwise you randomly walk around, until the game is over (another reason unknown) The art and sound are decent, next time test the game with your friends, and don't tell them anything. That way you will know what's not clear enough. That's how I do it, and I'm always surprised to see they find something ambiguous which I thought was clear enough.

Developer

Mhm, i agree. Thanks for playing the game!

Submitted(+1)

Lol that was a trip. More like a politician simulator 😉 A whimsical and fun submission. 

Developer(+1)

Lol thanks for playing! It's greatly appreciated! :)

Submitted(+1)

Meh....

JK Really great game!

Developer

Lol. Thanks for playing!

Submitted(+1)

The concept is really great !!  Consider polishing it after this jam and it could be a great game ahead.

We would love if you rate and review our submission: Last Code !!

Submitted

Good game and nice concept. Please, consider playing and rate mine as well.

https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/477298

Submitted

Nice idea, it fits perfectly with the theme

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted (1 edit)

I love this game, if u can please rate mine

Developer

Thanks for playing!

Submitted(+1)

After reading the comment from Stefano I realised that what you're supposed to do in the game. Click the controller in the main menu, quickly click past the giant wall of text and read the controls. Now the minimap is pretty useless, because it's just a camera above your head; you need to add some sprite overlays to better show things on the map. The stats UI isn't great either; why not just show how much coin and trust the player still needs to get.

I've played through your game a couple times now and the endings are so abrupt. With the bad FBI ending he hadn't even finished his sentence, before the game over screen. I also didn't understand when I'm supposed to lie and when I should tell the truth. Like Stefano said: the concept is interesting, but the execution is lacking.

Developer

Thanks for playing, ill keep that in mind!

(+2)

I've done the first two runs before I knew that the controller icon on the top left was the instruction panel. A good old "How to play" menu item would have been better to me.

I think that the mini map panel and the info box on the right are always needed, how can anyone play this game without knowing the next objective? 

As I said I've done the first two runs without knowing what to do and I suddendly got the game over screen because I didn't have the two panels.

Also you said that the various characters had a difficulty factor but I havn't seen it anywhere so I randomly decided to lie or to tell the truth and it's never fun in a game if you don't know why are you doing something. And if they had a difficulty factor shown then how was I to know if I was able to pass the check or not?

The idea for the game is interesting, you have limited time to gain trust and money from your clients but I think it is underdeveloped. It doesn't fit the theme of the jam too much because the liar is the protagonist and not the game itself.

I don't want to be overly critical but this could have been a good game with a little more attention to its main features.

The pixel art graphics are cool and also the chiptune music but it needs to be expanded and refined a little.

Good luck for the jam!

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

I completely agree. I know the UI needs some major work but at the end i didnt have any time to do that, because i had already changed the UI once already. Im planning on updating it once the jam is over. Thanks for playing, means a lot! :)

Submitted(+1)

Cool idea! 

I've been playing several runs.

Developer

Thanks for playing, means a lot!

Submitted(+1)

The game idea is very interesting! I've played quite a while to become a rich guy.


The graphics are consistency which is very nice. And you have very detailed instructions on controls.

However, the mini map and stats box is so important. So, it should show at the very beginning! Also, adding player animations will be perfect.

Developer

Thanks for playing! I appreciate the tips!

Submitted (1 edit)

Really fun idea! Art and audio could be improved and maybe try adding some animations for the player.

You'll get a lot of innovation points though! :D

Developer

Thanks for playing! And yah i know the art isnt that good lol. Didnt have the skillset to do any animation, but im working on it. Thanks again! :)

rated! funny game!! such an original idea tho!

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

Developer

Thanks for playing!

Submitted

Rated, the idea was doubtlessly original.

Hope you check out my entry.

Developer(+1)

Sorry for getting back at you so late. Thanks for playing, means a lot and sure ill check your game out! :)

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