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A jam submission

BureaumancyView game page

Time slows down when you're bored.
Submitted by Team Tellescope (@teamtellescope) — 49 minutes, 30 seconds before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#194.0004.000
Overall#1142.7692.769
Gameplay#1232.6152.615
Innovation#1382.4622.462
Theme interpretation#1602.4622.462
Audio#2571.0771.077

Ranked from 13 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

GitHub repository
https://github.com/JacobHutch/OfficeWizardUnreal

Theme interpretation
Bureaumancy is a hybrid physics simulation and action game. An office worker is tasked with preventing robots from destroying his workplace using recently acquired powers that give him the ability to manipulate time.

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Comments

Submitted

Nice concept and visuals! Died a couple of times before understanding what I needed to do hahaha. God job!

Check our game if you have time :)

Submitted (1 edit)

Game looks really nice and pretty! The time mechanic is quite good but i think it can be improved by having a limit on the "time freeze". Only found a few problems with the UI:

- Pausing does not actually pause the game

- Mouse disappears in the pause menu

- Sensitivity is a bit high

Keep up the good work! Can't wait for a story mode :D

Feel free to take a look on my game, it's also time based

(+1)

I like the humorous side of the game and has some neat visuals. Had some trouble with the slowing down the time as it looked like it didn't work with the mouse wheel for me.

We did a physics based game with slowing down time, check it out and good luck!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback!

(+1)

Visuals are great! the gameplay mechanic to throw elements to the robots is nice, but the freeze time makes the things so easy, I didn't find a clear objective in the game, so I ended throwing things around the office.

Developer(+1)

Glad you had fun with it! We intended this game to be more of a demo to see if people would like using the time freeze mechanic. Expect a full game (with more fleshed out objectives) in the future.

Submitted(+1)

The office looks pretty good, and having time incorporated in the gameplay is always a good idea :p, nice game overall

Developer

Thanks!

(+1)

Interesting concept, good to find another Unreal user! The office looks really good, my only suggestions as far as the look of the game would be to tone down the reflectivity of the floor and the motion blur because it distracts from the game scene. This is by and far the most interesting use of the time dilation feature I've seen in a game though! Good work!

Developer

Glad you liked it! And thanks for the feedback on the visuals, we'll keep that in mind when we develop the next version of our game.

Submitted(+1)

Loved the time dilution mechanic. It'd be great to have some sort of objective, such as escaping the workplace.

Developer(+1)

Thanks for the suggestion! We've thought about adding a clearer objective but due to time constraints, we shifted to a survival objective to some extent (lasting as long as possible without touching a robot). We plan on developing this into a full game, expected to launch globally late 2019.

Submitted(+1)

Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see the final game

Submitted(+1)

Wonderful environmental work. Gameplay is a fun concept. Great job!

Developer(+1)

Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted

No problem! Feel free to drop by and check our game out too! :D

Submitted(+1)

Graphics and presentation are amazing but I don't know what I'm supposed to do? What does the blue filter means when I hit right click?

Developer(+1)

Thanks for checking the game out! The blue filter is used to indicate that the player has gone into time-dilation mode. When the blue filter is active, you have the ability to move around freely at normal speed, while time for the rest of the world is slowed down. Picking up and throwing objects when this mode is activated greatly increases the force of your throws. It's similar to how the superhero Quicksilver was portrayed in the 2014 and 2016 X-Men films. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.