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A jam entry

On Thin IceView game page »

Travel through time and fight climate change!
Submitted by Karn Bianco (@Spydarlee) with 1 day, 8 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#13.5003.500
Educational value#13.7503.750
Scientific Accuracy#2n/an/a
Gameplay/Fun#23.2503.250

Ranked from 12 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Judge feedback

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  • Love the presentation and polish. It's also nice to see the science embedded in the game mechanics rather than tacked on between levels.

  • Fantastic concept. A really clever way to put together a gaming classic with the concept of albedo feedbacks in the climate system. I thought this was really well done. The one thing that would be nce to change would be the size of the ice patch on the 3d globe between each of the time periods to stitch together the idea that the ice caps are melting through time. Again a great idea and well pulled of. Great effort!

  • I LOVED this game! Such a simple but effective concept.  The mechanics of the game and the narrative sit so nicely together - it really was a joy to play and I agree....I see a full game in Nanuq's future! One thing I wondered was whether educational value could be improved by suggesting changes that we could make as individuals, rather than the big global changes (i.e,. stop using fossil fuels). This way it may help players feel like they have more control and can make small changes to make a difference.   Again - LOVED it and THANK YOU! 

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Comments

(+1)

Awesome game and art. 

But I could only play the 1850s level. When loading the 2018s one, it seems to bug and then I can only play with the earth and not do anything more. Same thing happens on Windows build and in a browser. 

Great work anyways ! 

did not work for me. 

Developer

Which platform did you try? Web or Windows/Mac/Linux? What about it didn't work?

Submitted(+2)

This was great! I loved the way you expressed how climate change works through gameplay, and I got a genuine feeling of dread as the year ticked up to 2050 :)

Developer

Thank you! Sorry about the sense of dread, though. ;) Tis a fine line to walk between understating the problems we face, and getting lost in hopelessness about the scale of the work to be done!