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A jam submission

Ritus SacriView game page

Just you, your Latin homework, and the silence of the night.
Submitted by quackoquack (@quackoquack) — 1 hour, 53 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Spooky Greatness#73.8003.800

Ranked from 15 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Which category is your game in?

Le Grand Guignol (created in over 4 hrs)

Which theme does your game fall under?

Spooky

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Comments

(+1)

This was a really interesting mechanic to use to tell a story, and pretty impressive that it made homework seem fun...creepy ending notwithstanding.

Developer(+1)

Thank you for playing!

Submitted (1 edit)

If only all homework was this interesting :)  I might have even picked up a few new latin words. This works well as a short game and I liked that working on the translation had consequences beyond being able to read a spooky passage.

Developer

Thanks for playing!

Submitted

I really enjoyed this, it took me back to my school days (translating Latin that is, not ORVAT FRG HCBA OL TUBFGF  😅).

A few small parser issues:
* the MATCH verb could maybe also work with TO as well as WITH
* after "LOOK UP <adjective>", "MATCH IT WITH <noun>" didn't work

It felt a little odd that your character has to look up pretty much every noun, but automatically knew all the verbs.

Overall though it was quite fun and V QVQA'G FRR GUR GJVFG RAQVAT PBZVAT.

Developer(+1)

Thank you for playing! Yes, I agree the parser wasn't as flexible with MATCH and LOOK UP as I would have liked - my implementation was pretty rough and hacky, thanks to me writing pretty much all of this the day before the deadline whoops (that did help me get into the protagonist's mindset though!) I'd love to come back another day and make a longer and more robust game using the mechanic.

QVQ LBH SVAQ GUR FRPBAQ RAQVAT GBB?

Submitted(+1)

Yes, I did. :)