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A jam submission

Key To HappinessView game page

Game made for Community Game Jam
Submitted by HaiderNaqvii@FreelancePakistanGames — 1 minute, 19 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#454.1034.103
Theme#1833.3793.379
Game Design#2773.1383.138
Overall#2912.9942.994
Fun#3472.8972.897
Innovation#4022.6552.655
Audio#6701.7931.793

Ranked from 29 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

Congrats! You got a pretty good score (very close to mine) on graphics! Maybe that "someday you'll be as good as me" is closer than you give yourself credit for ;) Aaand they understood your take on the theme waay better than they did my vaguely presented one. You literally have NO audio whatsoever and still got 670th out of 1058 lol. So focus on the audio complementation too to evoke those feelings!

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot for your kind words Sir..Aaaand the Jam is Overrr..Finallyyyy🙊..Now I can upload the updated version.. I'll see you in the Next Community Game Jam..or maybe some other jam..Untill then; Goodluck and Goodbye :)

Submitted(+1)

Graphics are really nice :) 

Some suggestions:

- the camera following could be a bit smoother

- I really miss the audio, with some sounds / music it could be even better

Developer

I'm glad you played my small effort at making a game in a week..Reall appreciate it..I'm gonna play your game now ❤

(+1)

Good job on the game! The graphics are REALLY GOOD! Although, the game is really hard to beat, would like to see an updated version of it! 


Also please check and rate this game we made, thanks! https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/475808

Developer

Updated version would be available as soon as the voting period ends..Thanks for playing this one..I'll derinitely play ur game.

Very simple game but still have good details! Easy to understand. Fits to the theme. Rated!

Don't forget to check my game and rating it, please.

https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/476599

Developer

Thanks..wiĺl definitely check your game out

Thank you so much! Do not forget! haha

Developer

I  won't xD

Submitted

The art is nice, but there is no sound at all. In the "fear" level, the jump to the invisible platform is too big and it's not intuitive that you have to move the box backwards. And in the "is it worth it?" level, it is very difficult to jump over the gears. Once you then finally get past them, you get killed by spikes from the sky. After that I just quit the game. So to answer your question, no it isn't worth it.

Developer

Heheh..I admit..The game was hard.I couldn't playtest it properly due to lack of time...But, I've updated the game..U'r game looks interesting and I'll play it soon.

Cheers!

Submitted(+1)

I haven't said the F word that much in a long time. The game has great atmosphere but I personally find the game to be very difficult. Left me kinda frustrated because the plot is interesting and I really wanted to see the end. I got to the part where you run but the spike collision was brutal. Maybe spikes could be another color so they're easier to see? Outside of the difficulty I found the game to be super interesting and engaging. Thanks for sharing your submission. 

Developer

Thanks a lot for playing and rating my game..This was actually my first time participating in a Game Jam..So, I'm still learning...I've actually made the game better and will upload it as soon as the jam ends..I'm gonna  play your game  soon

Cheers!

(+2)

I like the visuals  of the game a lot and the parallel between negative emotions and your levels.

I think that for me this game is too hard. I quit at the anxiety level because even if I knew what to do for most part of the level I still died like 60 times half of them in the spikes part. I'm really not a fan of pixel perfect jumps and even less a fan of rage games.

The controls are good and the game is well made but I didn't have fun at all after short time, I was just angry.

I get the lie theme here because this is no key to happiness at all.

Good luck for the jam. 

If you got time here's our game https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/477069

Developer(+2)

There is an actual ending of the game..But I rushed most part of the development due to shortage of time (was a busy week)..And yep..the anxiety part was very hardd.Although I've made the game better and would love if you try out the final build.

Anyways thanks for Playing my game..Really means a lot..I'll definitely check out your game.

Cheers!

Submitted(+1)

my review:

I really like the ambience of the game. But it would be better with music and soundeffects!

The graphic is very nice!

The game fits good to the theme because of some illusions.

I had overall fun playing your game.

maiby you could implement background scrolling. this would improve the game I think.

But overall great job! keep up the great work!

maiby you want check out my game too! would be nice to get a review too.

https://itch.io/jam/cgj/rate/477017

Developer

Thanks for playing my game..I really appreciate it.. I'm a little busy today..I'll make sure to play your game soon :)

Submitted(+1)

Rated - Really like the color scheme.  After the jam add some sfx, some ambient forest sounds would really help the mood.  I like the particles when the player dies.  Good job!  Please check out my entry when you can.

Developer

Thanks for playing my game and Rating it..I've updated the game..made it better..just waiting for the jam to end..I'll definitely play your game :)

Submitted

Great job on the atmosphere, I really like the glowing eyes on the character.

-Jack

Developer

Glad you liked it :)

Submitted

This is a well made game. The artwork is just beautiful. The atmosphere matches the game. The game control is smooth. Overall a well made game.

Developer(+1)

Thanks brother..Really appreciate it..Happy to see another dev from Pakistan (if you are ofc)..I'd check your game soon :)

Submitted(+1)

Hehe thank you for trying out my game later brother. No brother I am from Bangladesh. :)

Developer(+1)

Oh..my bad..i guess I'm the only Pakistani here xD

Submitted(+1)

Hehe. It is all good brother :)

Developer(+1)

Atleast you are a Syed like me :)

Submitted(+1)

I liked the ambiance of your game, please check also mine :)

Developer

i will :)..Thanks for playing mine 

Submitted

First of all, I'm actually glad to see someone else interpreting the theme in a very very similar way (I'm sorry btw) and your game fits the theme very well, because there is no joy in this torture. You made it pretty hard with the timing, and I can tell you why:

1. The jumps are rrrreally pinpoint!! Look at your arch (red) compared to more buffer on either sides (green). I know it can seem easy to cross if you make the jumps easier, but players love that compared to this fail 29 times out of 30 jumps. Seriously. Study this image, because your arches are pinpoint...


2. The reason why control seems so hard is because the player moves fast and you have to be really aware (at all 30 frames inside 1 second) to see when exactly to jump, because during that 1 second you move a lot in that (red) jump/land buffer, and if you don't get close enough you can't make the jump, only if you move very close to the edge and with this move speed it's verrrry hard to time it just right :(

Otherwise the atmosphere is amazingly done, you have some visual talent, for sure!! AUDIO!!!! Even some cheap midi sounds would create more atmosphere than nothing at all... Never skip audio, only if your game is based around that.

I love how you (similarly to me in my game) picked apart the "pieces" which make up the character, but you chose the negative emotions (which the liar game says would turn to joy lol)

Please keep working on this game, and make it into a full one! It has potential!!

Developer

Thanks a lot for the feedback :)..I've been improving the game since the jam ended.. Thanks to you and many other community members I've come to know my faults and what I shouldn't to next time.As far as audio is concerned, I couldn't properly manage my time..I'm really happy to see someone taking time to explain what I did wrong..I really appreciate that :)..I'll make sure to play your game soon :)

Submitted(+2)

The art for this game is just great! It gives the game so much mood and atmosphere, its a shame the sound wasn't working for me for some reason cuz im sure that would have elevated it even more. One piece of feedback I have if you want to take this forward (which you definitely should) is to tweak your collisions a bit. I was bonking my character's head on the bottom of platforms a lot, and some of the jumps are so pin point it feels a little too punishing. Otherwise great job!

Developer(+1)

First of all, Thanks for Playing and rating my game..It really means a lot to me..The sound problem was entirely because of me as I couldn't manage the given time and failed to add sound..But now I know that audio matters a lot in any game. I've added checkpoints in the latest version and also tweaked many of the bugs, Thanks to the healthy criticism of the community..I'll make sure to link to the latest version soon..Cheers!  

Submitted(+1)

Amazing art! The controls feel very responsive as well! It's too hard for me as I cannot reach the portal in "Is It Worth It", but overall the presentation is awesome!

Developer(+1)

Did you take the shortcut?..If so then remember, "There are no shortcuts in life"...But if it was because of the obstacles being too hard then I have fixed it..Too bad itch.io won't let me update it(that sounds fair tho)..I'm really glad that you enjoyed my little game..Much appreciated :)

Submitted(+1)

I went for long way, but always missed the jump from the top platform XD 

Developer(+1)

That was a bit tricky xD..

Submitted

Pretty game, with some strong meaning and aesthetic.

It's also a frustrating game as you die often, but I thing it's a beautifull game overhall. Good job.

Developer

Thanks for the kind words..I've updated the game since and would love if you play the polished version..I'll make to add a link to the Gamejolt version..And I'll play your game soon :)

Submitted

Nice game, I love the art style and the moral of the game, but didn't manage to finish as I got stuck to the Anxiety level, too much walking back and forth and spikes were very hard to avoid. And not sure if it's normal but there wasn't any sound in the game on my side. Overall nicely done :)

Developer(+1)

Nope the sound problem is entirely because of me..I had little time to work on the game and it was my first game jam..So I failed at managing time..But Thanks for the kind words..I'm really surprised by the kind feedback I've received by the community :)

Submitted

Honestly it was nice, but my PC cant handle the graphics for some reason. If only it was playable on my computer ^.^ but that's my own fault so sorry i can't rate it.  BUT its GOOD.

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing..I'll try to optimize for low-end PCs as soon as I can :)

Submitted

Really! Thanks a lot. >.< I'll play it for real later.

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