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A jam submission

Biketris (GitHub Game Off Jam 2018)View game page

A block stacking endless runner
Submitted by Pert (@toooldtoocold) — 23 hours, 52 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Theme interpretation#24.3484.348
Innovation#44.0874.087
Overall#113.9783.978
Gameplay#193.5003.500
Graphics#213.9573.957
Audio#383.2613.261

Ranked from 46 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

GitHub repository
https://github.com/vikerlane/Biketris

Theme interpretation
Biketris is hybrid of a block-stacking puzzle and endless runner.

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Submitted

Amazing theme interpretation! The music was simple but conveyed the perfect vibe while playing this game. Simple and intuitive controls. The only thing is that I was slightly disappointed at first that I could not place the tetris blocks underneath other blocks, but after a few rounds I felt that it makes more sense because of the pace that the game scrolls and this no longer remained an issue.  Overall, a great concept AND a great execution. Nice job!

Submitted(+1)

Amazing visuals! Really enjoyed the design of this game! 

It was a fun game to play and pretty enjoyable! Amazing interpretation of the theme! 

Developer

Cheers. As someone who does not consider art or design their strongest skill, comments like yours encourage me to keep going :)

Again, thank you for playing!

Submitted(+1)

Amazing work

Developer

Cheers, thank you for playing! :)

(+1)

I love this hybrid!! The art is beautiful, the audio is great! Can be really challenging!

Developer

While I can't take much credit for audio, which is mostly Google skills and some minor cutting work to select mini-loops, it's absolutely amasing to see artist compliment your art, especially if you don't consider it your strongest skill :)

Again, thanks for playing!

Submitted(+2)

I hope your game wins :)

I think it's the best match for the theme and has some solid gameplay.

Developer

Oh wow. There's some tough competition and some very good entries this year, so I don't think Biktris has a chance, but I'm glad someone believes it hit the spot and positive comments like this is very welcome and what keep me poking in indie gamedev field!

Thank you for playing, and I'm happy you enjoyed it! :)

(+1)

Awesome and really well executed concept. Loved the idea and it works so good. I get overwhelmed pretty fast but it's such a cool concept! Definitely one of my favorites.

It'd be awesome if you also tried our game:

https://itch.io/jam/game-off-2018/rate/338156

Developer(+1)

Ah, glad you liked it!

Yeah, other than art which I just find hard to do on acceptable level, it was second hardest part for this entry, to figure out how the difficulty level should work. As it's jam game, I wanted it to make it short and fast play sessions, so it doesn't get too boring, as there's no other game mechanics in there, like unlockables or boosters.

It makes me happy to hear that enjoyed it that much, I have to say I've kept my eye on yours as it looks cool as F, and it's even more awesome it's now playable in browser, I was putting off playing it until I got time to download bunch of games in one go, but will get on reviewing it now :)

Again, thanks for playing!

(+1)

As it has been said before, very intuitive and enjoyable game. Your concept is efficient and addictive, it kept me trying over and over to get as far as possible , so well done !

Developer

Thank you for playing, glad you enjoyed it :)

Submitted(+1)

Amazing concept! Very original and enjoyable! Keep the hard work :)

Check our game if you have time! :D

Submitted(+1)

Amazing game! Clever and well executed idea. And also - love the art style!

Developer(+1)

Glad you enjoyed it.

Art isn't my strongest skill, so kind words like that def keep me motivated to keep practising :)

Again thanks for playing.

Submitted(+1)

Excellent. Best theme interpretation I've seen so far. Game is a lot of fun, I've played many times.

Developer(+1)

Ace, glad you enjoyed it! :)

How far did you get, what's your best score?

Submitted

Don't remember the exact score but I wasn't very good, so not very far :( . I love a challenge tho, and will probably try it again, Check out my entry if you have some time !

(+1)

Great design. Very intuitive gameplay. I didn't have to read instruction at all. Great job!
Awesome audio. Little short but catchy tune.

Flow of game feels a bit slow. Maybe speeding up a background a bit would help to fell more like bike ride.

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing, glad you enjoyed it.

Yeah, the very slow bike thing kinda bugged me too, but I didn't want to make the whole game go faster as it would be too fast to place to blocks. Never thought about speeding up background just to get more urgent feel, bloody amasing idea!

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Glad i can help. :3

I will appreciate feedback on how it works.

Developer

Boom, I've fixed block rotation issue that bugged the hell out of me, but I've made background trees faster and bike animation loop quicker. I think it has made big difference to add urgency, does it feel any better now?

Oh Yeah! Now it feels like speedy ride :D

At first I felt so rushed that i failed miserably. XD

Submitted(+1)

Hey really a great idea !! I loved it so much and played a couple of times and never boring 

Do check our game too !! thanks for making it

Submitted(+1)

Had fun, especially with the audio fx and music. Good job!

Developer

Thanks! Can't take credit for any of that, but I guess finding correct samples and mixing the volumes are important too, right? :D

Submitted

You bet! As someone that did exactly that for most games made, I can truly say it's indeed important.

Submitted(+1)

Very well done! Intuitive, original and very on point

Developer

Cheers. It went through couple of minor iterations, but I'm relatively happy it's as "hybrid" as I could have made it :)

Submitted(+1)

Great game! Very fun!

Developer

Thank you for playing, glad you enjoyed it :)

Submitted(+1)

Excellent game! I'll echo previous comments that this is so far the best theme interpretation. Controls were good and functional, but it seemed like I couldn't slide new blocks underneath previous blocks to the left, only in front of to the right? Not a huge deal, but it did limit strategy a little bit.

Developer

Thank you for checking out Biketris.

You mean under the biker? Or more like tetris where you can drop few rows instead of all the way down, then go "under" previous blocks?

Submitted

Yep, the latter.

Submitted(+1)

One of the best theme interpretations of the game jam.

Developer

There were one or two times during development I didn't think it works out, few annoying "plot holes", so to speak, but I'm fairly happy with how it turned out in the end :)

Again, thank you for playing!

Submitted(+1)

Nice, good match to the theme!

Developer

It went through couple of minor iterations, but I'm fairly happy with how "hybrid" it is  :)

Thanks you for playing!

Submitted(+1)

Great use of the theme, fantastic visuals, and a very fun gameplay concept. Awesome work.

Developer(+1)

Glad you enjoyed it :)

Thank you for playing!

Submitted

Of course! And feel free to drop by and check out our game too if you have the extra time. :)

Submitted(+1)

Great concept, graphics and gameplay! I really enjoyed it! If I could make one change it would be to have rotate bound to spacebar as I would mix up and down keys when placing/rotating while playing.

Developer

Glad you enjoyed it.

Excellent idea! I've now added Space for rotation and WASD controls as alternatives for arrow keys.

Thanks again for playing and your feedback.

Submitted

Great! I appreciate the quick change. I 'll play some more now!

Developer

No worries, just adding some keys in if statements, not with even mentioning. My mate was asking about mobile controls, now that would be change and a two :D

Submitted

For touch controls you could swipe down to place and tap to rotate, or have two separate buttons on each side of the screen

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