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A jam submission

The Room of FoolsView game page

Try to Escape from these Rooms!
Submitted by blekkh — 1 hour, 3 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#1163.7863.786
Audio#1513.3393.339
Overall#1573.2413.241
Theme#1583.4293.429
Innovation#2732.8932.893
Game Design#2783.1253.125
Fun#3532.8752.875

Ranked from 56 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, cool kid here, so i played the game and now i'm gonna be commenting about it. Lets start of by saying the game splash screen looks weird, its all blurry and stuff. Now, lets get to the actual game. Like pretty much everyone's said already and im sure your tired of hearing this but, i couldn't get past the first level. There are multiple levels right? Anyway.. this game has got one of the best art i've seen so far, im impressed. But considering most people will quit after 10 seconds cuz the game is too damn hard, no more content will be revealed and all your extra hard work will be lost. The music feels nice, but the game itself doesn't fit the jam theme. From what i've gathered some guy who looks like you, i hope its not u lul, kidnapped a kid for some reason to force him to complete your challenge.. not that original or innovative. A tutorial or how to play menu would have been nice. I also recommend gradually increasing level difficulty, otherwise it's like forcing a baby to run a marathon. Besides that the game has an amazing, but in its current state its not good. Kudos, good job, hope you keep this in mind for next time.

Developer(+1)

thanks you so much for your honest review:

The game is very hard, and you have right about the point to make maiby an example level were the player get some instructions.

About the game theme. If you had past the first room you would have said something else. because the games about to escape from these rooms, but how you escape from them doesnt make sense. I dont want to spoiler you the game, but if you want to have a second look at it. Check out the left wall very well of the first room. 

About the story. I hadnt much time to create the reason why you in these rooms. I hadnt really a idea but I dont wanted that the player didnt know whats going on, so yeah. 

That with the splash screen, I dont really know what happend but I didnt implement one so, what the fisch.

After the jam I will update the game. And it will be not really esier but you will at least know how to play and what to do. Feel free to check it out then lol. 

Thanks again for you review :D

Submitted(+1)

The game could turn out to be a banger, good luck. And as for the theme thing i said.. if i got you right your telling me that the game is lying to me on how to escape the rooms? I didn't really see the game telling me anything except the guy in the dark. But ill rerate it. And your welcome! Keep up the good work! :)

Developer(+1)

close, the game dont tell you how to escape. The escape path IS a lie. again I really dont want you to spoil you the game but as example you can go trough a few walls. And Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

I get it! So what you see isnt what it actually is. Ok, ill rerate the game, lol. Sorry for my bad review. Keep up the good work! :)

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

No dude, its my fault XD I mean the developer shouldnt need to explain the game to a user soo. I will do it better next time :D

thanks for playing btw :D

Submitted(+1)

Your welcome! :)))

Submitted(+1)

Nice game, I would however advice you to give the player a little more instruction.

Developer

thanks, yeah i know.

Submitted

if u have the time please rate my game at https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/475929

Developer(+1)

i will for sure

(+1)

 I couldn't get past the room in the beginning although the overall feel of the game is really amazing.

Developer

yeah. very sorry about that. I needed to implement more hints :( thanks for playing though!

Submitted(+1)

I'm not sure i understood the treasure room riddle, i think i kinda did, though i found how to reach the end of the level, but for the next step i had to try like 4 times before the first door would actually let me through.

Anyway i reached the end of the story, which was cool ;)

The music loop is a bit short like some people said but it is sufficient i believe, it gives a good atmosphere to the game. The SFX could use some more work but they sure are of decent quality.

The graphics are really polished, good job !

If I were to give some advice i would say to work on the level design primarly, especially since the playable area is not what you see, i kinda played all the levels walking against everything i could.

Also the hitbox of the player against spikes is kinda huge, maybe consider reducing its size.

Overall you did a great job, congrats !

Developer(+1)

Wow, you really played the hole game till the end. I appreciate it a lot because I noticed that the treasor room might be too hard. But now I know thats possible ! thanks man.

thanks for your constructive feedback about the game design. I am currently updating the game so you need to interact with the mouse to get further in the story.

I dont really know the problem with that last (first)door. maiby I set the hitbox a little bit too high.

I will improve my music and sfx for sure!

Overall I startet the hitboxes wrong, normaly in a topdown game the player has just feedcollider and the rest of the map have normal collider, but in this game its reversed: the player has a fully body collider and all the objects have headcollider . example the spikes.

thanks about the graphics! 

really appreciate it your feedback, thanks a lot!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Cool game! Although I couldn't even get past the room in the beginning, The Music was very good and the footsteps sound real good with type type of game that it is presented with. The pixel art is super cool and it compliments the type of game it is and it's SFX . Overall good job! Also for the rating a gave you the benefit of the doubt for the theme since I din't go all the way through.

Developer

thanks! really appreciate it!

Submitted(+1)

Hey There!

First of All, I really loved the sound track..The graphics, especially the player animations are amazing.

However, I could not interact with anything(maybe a glitch on my side idk)..I just kept pushing buttons xD..

Other than that you should definitely keep working on this game.

Cheers!

Developer(+1)

thanks for the review! You just need to walk around and go trought stuff that doesnt make sense. srry about that. I should have add more help or something. 

Submitted(+1)

The presentation of the game is nice, but I don't know how I can discover with which objects I can interact. Which button do I press? Do I just try to interact with everything in the room?

Developer

im very sorry but I tried to hide the cursor because at the time I disnt now how to hide it. you cant you anything with the mouse. you just need to walk around and go trought things.

Submitted(+1)

Amazing graphics, very nice music and sounds, it fits the theme really well, the puzzles are challenging but not impossible, it's overall pretty fun and the story is pretty cool as well, great game!

Developer(+1)

thanks dude I very appreciate it!

Submitted(+1)

The art in this game is amazing! A lot of these puzzles got me and then I was like, "How did I not see this..."

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

i mean you couldnt see it XD because it was a big lie :D

thanks for the review thought !

Submitted(+1)

Loved the music! It was really similar to C418's songs, was that what you were going for?

Amazing pixel art and interesting story too.

The game felt really polished, well done!

Developer

yeah thanks dude! maiby I have should made the quests easier but whatever thanks fore the review

Submitted(+1)

Nice Game I love the aesthetic of it ! Nevertheless some of the puzzles are weird (that's not the problem ) so you die often and having to restart from the beginning is pretty annoying. It would be awesome if the game could get a checkpoint system ! 

Keep it up !

Developer

thanks dude, yeah my plan was to implement checkpoints, problem: I hadnt enough time AND not enough knowledge to do this. next update it would be implemented

Submitted(+1)

Nice Game! 

Developer

thanks dude :D

Submitted(+1)

Nice game

Developer

thanks dude

Submitted(+1)

If you get rid of those lines between the tiles, this would almost feel like a polished game.

Developer(+1)

I can explain you: at first I could fix this, but then I had a blue screen and the material I put on the tilemap just did id worst, but at first it fixt it. I didnt want to quit the jam just cause of this. srry for that :(

Submitted(+1)

No no, don't worry. I liked the game, those lines are one of the only drawbacks I could find :)

(+1)

love the puzzles

Developer

yeah? you did it till the end? :D thanks btw

Submitted(+1)

Really great game overall, the graphics and music are incredible and the puzzles were great, my only complaint would be the re-spawn, but i guess there wasn't enough time or something like that.

Developer

thanks dude, yeah that with the respawn...

Submitted(+1)

Really great game overall, the graphics and music are incredible and the puzzles were great, my only complaint would be the re-spawn, but i guess there wasn't enough time or something like that.

(+1)

ah the art is too cool! Rated

Developer

appreciate it!

Submitted(+1)

The music is good but extremely short so it gets annoying after some 30 loops (still, I see it is quite common among the jam entries, and I understand it is hard to find the time to compose a piece of music that is both long and good).

Restarting every time from the first room gets tiresome, I died a lot of times. Consider having the player respawn in the last room he reached.

Also, just moving a short distance away from where a dialogue is triggered and coming back will repeat it. You could add two lines of code to avoid repeating the dialogues too often, for example until the player dies, or until a certain time has passed.

The pixel art style works well. You doubtlessly beat me in graphics, and by far. I see you have made 9 different animations for the character and the result is very nice.

Good job.

Developer

thanks you so much for the honest feedback!

Submitted(+1)

Another awesome game! Game design and music really stood out for me.

Developer

thanks a lot! did you get till to the end? 0.o

Submitted

Not(yet), I have to study for this test I got tomorrow but I think I'll try to finish it!

Developer

would be very nice :D if you cant reach the end I will spoil you on discord :D

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