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A jam entry

Jingnon's AscentView game page »

Challenging top-down action game
Submitted by abhimonk with 6 hours, 17 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
AUDIO | Did this game have great music or sound design?#53.8003.800
MOOD | Did this game have atmosphere, or did it make you feel something?#64.0004.000
FUN | Was this game satisfying to play or did it bring you joy?#94.2004.200
Overall#133.8003.800
IDEA | Was this game innovative, or did it use interesting mechanics?#303.4003.400
VISUALS | Did this game have nice graphics, art or design?#333.6003.600

Ranked from 5 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How long has this Project been going?
Roughly 1 year on and off

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Comments

Great game. Loved pretty much everything about it. The music, the artwork and the simplistic yet challenging combat were all great. Did you make all this by yourself?

Developer

Hi! Thanks so much for playing! I'm really happy you enjoyed it.

Yes, I made the game solo (including art and music). Glad you liked the art and the music in addition to the combat!

Just out of curiosity, how far did you get? The game gets pretty tough towards the end, so I'm always impressed if someone's able to conquer the final boss!

Submitted

Really good game! Is there any way to avoid being hit by the green wave attack from the crystal? I also couldn't find any way to quit the game...

Developer

Hi! You can dash through the green wave attack from the crystal. As for quitting, you gotta just alt + f4 haha my bad. The game saves every room though, so you won't lose any progress. 

Submitted

I was playing on a Mac ;-)

Submitted

This game is awesome! I spent a very long time on it.

Submitted

The boss battle was fantastic! I loved how he changes attacks after his health gets low. I've tried Hyper Light Drifter before and it gives that feel with the top-down and dash ability. Well done though, I can tell a lot of work went into this game. I'd recommend finding your own twist on the style though. There's a lot that can be expanded upon and even ways you could improve upon what's already been done. Best of luck to you! And congrats on finishing a year long project!!!

Developer

Thanks so much for playing, and thanks for the kind words. I agree that there's a lot that I could have done to find a more unique style. I feel that I may have borrowed too much from existing games like Hyper Light Drifter, but I still really appreciate you playing. Were you able to finish the game by the way (just out of curiosity)?

Submitted

I wish I could! But no, I did not finish the whole game. I definitely raged trying to get the key to the left. I got the one to the right though. I feel like the dashing controls weren't always consistent. Like sometimes if I did it too quick it wouldn't register and I'd fall into the abyss. 

Developer(+1)

Ahh I got you (no problem!). I definitely agree that dashing across platforms could be a little finicky.  I could have given the player a little more wiggle room when going from platform to platform (I'm pretty sure Hyper Light does this haha). Thanks so much for playing though!

Submitted

Good job, it's a nice game.