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A jam submission

ProtagoNestView game page

Who decides who gets to be a video game protagonist? You! A video game protagonist!
Submitted by Jordan Han (@ThatGuyYouDK) — 17 hours, 16 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Gameplay#13.2664.000
Theme#14.0825.000
Coherence#23.2664.000
Graphics#22.4493.000

Ranked from 1 rating. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

My blood pressure has increased by 80% due to playing this game. Very stressful, and the feeling of defeat is amplified by having only one shot of failure, but was very enjoyable.

Pros:

  • Simple to play, hard to master gameplay
  • Nice aesthetic
  • Humorous writing
  • Spent 5 minutes playing with the up/down buttons on the main menu 

Cons: 

  • Font can sometimes seem too pixelated, making reading harder, especially under a time limit
  • Not knowing what was incorrect is a little frustrating
  • Descriptions can rarely seem incorrect, but are correct, causing a failure
  • Button randomly changing can lead to a unfair failure

Overall, very fun to play with only a few minor problems

Developer (2 edits)

All that feedback is fair. If I were to recreate the game, I'd probably make the things that hold text a bit bigger from the outset so I could make the text larger (as it is, font choice and size were restricted by what I could fit into the boxes). I'd also probably offer different font types as another accessibility option.

I knew there'd probably be problems with descriptions, so I can look over those to make sure I've programmed them right and written them accurately (they should be okay, but I could be wrong). And the button changing can cause hell.

When testing, it took me 26 tries to win - 16 of those were because I was wrong, and 9 of them were from last-second button changes (the other was a misclick). I know the struggles, and would try to reduce this a little bit in a different version of the game.