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A jam submission

Dungeon Delver: One Way OutView game page

Submitted by joshua220 — 17 minutes, 32 seconds before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Mood#132.9092.909
Fun#142.8182.818
Audio#172.6362.636
Humor#171.7271.727
Overall#192.7272.727
Graphics#202.7272.727
Innovation#222.3642.364
Theme#321.5451.545

Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

A nice dungeon crawler!  It would be good to have a more elaborate fighting mechanic, so you can see the effect of level, attack, and defense. For example, show monster level and hit points, and have a fight take multiple turns. This could be a nicely fast-paced game if it wasn't for the slow scrolling.

Developer

The scrolling was as good as I could get in a limited time. I had it set to twice the speed it is in this version originally, but it was too fast and made it feel like the screen was "snapping" to the player. I use gamemaker which (as far as I know) doesn't offer a "smooth" follow camera natively meaning I would have had to code it myself.

Fights actually can take multiple turns if you are under-powered enough. If you don't collect the weapon in the level, every "boss" character should always take two or more hits. It might be hard to notice if you're playing fast though, since it's doing a check every frame. I'm sort of torn on making the enemies health visible. I sort of like requiring players to encounter an enemy before they know for sure what its attack power and hp is because it makes fights more risky. I can understand why someone might find it frustrating though. If you have any suggestions for a middle-ground I'd love to hear them!

Submitted(+1)

I like the turn based style of this game! The levels seem nice, the armor / weapons / health orbs are found when needed, and I have no idea what to do with my gold! I guess I can brag about it like score!
Good game overall!

Developer

Pretty much the gold is there as a high score mechanic. If I had more time I would have included a tracker of your max level reached/max gold. I'm glad that you found the game balanced, I tried to come up with enemy strength and armor values that would put the player in danger, but not be too much. So long as you are able to find one or two pieces of armor in a level, you should survive most encounters and the way the maze is built, the "boss" is guaranteed to be far away from the player at the beginning.

Submitted(+1)

This is fine little dungeon crawler, nothing super special, but I like what i here. Well done.

Developer(+1)

Thank you! This is only my third Jam. I'm just a hobbyist so making something enjoyable with solid gameplay is exactly what I'm aiming for.

Submitted

Really nice game, I love dungeon crawlers amd mazes. Unfortunatelly I don't really see much of the theme here, except the fact that the camera takes time to pan.

Developer

See my reply to YDenker

Submitted

I'm sorry i don't see the theme in this game. Where is the "limited view" or am i just blind(lol). But if the theme was cute-pixel-dungeon-crawler or sth. this would be a really awesome entry.

Developer(+1)

The view is limited in that you can only see 1/4 of the maze at a time, meaning you can't head straight for the exit. I had planned on implementing something that would restrict your view to just the corridors the character would be able to see down but ran out of time. Toward the end it became more important to bugfix.