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A jam entry

PROTOTYPE: Core DiverView game page »

Hack the computer before it hacks you
Submitted by John Watson (@yafd) with 3 days, 10 hours before the deadline


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Ranked from 21 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.


rafszul · 2 years ago

i haven't played the game so i won't have any feedback relevant to the gameplay or otherwise but ... i had the tab open for several hours listening to the music. it is absolutely awesome! what is it?

At first I tried using the arrow keys, but for me that scrolled the whole game page (using Chrome). Using ASD was fine though.
I too had trouble understanding to begin with. Once I got it, I found it interesting but very difficult. 
It looks great, all the visual effects suit the gameplay and the theme.  Nice choice of music too.

I took your suggestions and started adding some in-game help to let you know what to do next.

I agree about the tutorial stuff. Building a tutorial/hint/help system in tandem with the game is something I'm doing with all my future games. I already built one in to Zombie Tactics.

Really nice look and concept. I had a hard time understanding what I was supposed to be doing the first few plays but I think I got the hang of it. It did sometimes feel a little inconsistent how long you get locked in the files (viruses seemed to hold me forever, data seemed to slip by much quicker). As Local Minium said, I think you could benefit by simplifying the start and having it serve as a psuedo tutorial (i.e, send 1 piece of data solo until the player can hack it). Good work though. 

Really interesting fall fast to get more time with hack-mechanics. I managed to hack a few codes, but I think the start should be easier. Not speaking about avoiding viruses, that was quite easy, but getting into the habit and feeling for hacking. So more time typing.

Nathaniel Nelson · 3 years ago

This game is seriously awesome. I included it in my Cyberpunk Jam Favorites.

Jupiter_Hadley · 3 years ago

Nice entry! I included it in part 10 of my Cyberpunk Jam compilation video series, if you'd like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/Y-8YP7iQFW4

Nicely done!

I am not that fast in typing so I definitely such at this game :)

Also, I found that the bounce from the side walls is a little bit too much.

That's weird. What browser/os are you using? I've tested on Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

I only got background with CORE and theme music, no game.  :(

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