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A jam submission

Save Ambar!View game page

A Paper Craft Game
Submitted by Vamperro (@vamperro) — 1 day, 2 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#114.2504.250
Overall#183.7003.700
Theme interpretation#493.5003.500
Gameplay#533.1503.150
Innovation#533.2503.250
Audio#802.7502.750

Ranked from 20 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

GitHub repository
https://github.com/vamperro/GameOff2018

Theme interpretation
Save Ambar, the little girl must reach the end!

When I saw the theme "hydrid" I automatically had an idea, mix the painted cardboard games we make with my daughter Ambar (4 years old). She constantly has crazy ideas for very complicated games with confusing rules and mechanics hehe. In this game I try to capture the spirit of those analog games and take them to a digital video game.

It is a way to show all the sacrifice that parents make to take care of our children and accompany them on their journey through life

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

That's really cool. 😎 I don't remember seeing a game like this. I also got confused by the portal thing, but playing a few levels got me going. Well done to both of you!

Developer(+1)

Thank you very much for your kind words and for playing my game, it is very encouraging to receive this kind of comments about my first game. Thank you!

Submitted(+1)

I wasn't sure what I thought of this game (besides loving the aesthetic!), but then I came to the comments, and saw that the portal was meant to be something you figured out. I went back to the game, and had a great time!

Good work!

Developer

Thanks for trying my game and giving it a second chance! My idea was that the player discovers the use of the portals through the gameplay but surely I will have to document it better in the next version =)
Thanks again for your words!

Submitted(+1)

I loved the visual style of the game and the freedom in the level selector. The collisions detection was a bit frustrating, and it was hard to understand the teleportation mechanic, I think it needs another visual feedback.  It is interesting to know you developed the game with your daughter.

Thanks for your comment in our game.

Developer

Thank you! I would have liked to do a cinematic showing the use of portals but I ran out of time

(+1)

It's very wholesome that you worked alongside your daughter. The gameplay is pretty basic and soundwise it felt short, but the visuals are REALLY creative and I love the cardboard drawn feel of the game. Pretty nice entry.

It'd be cool if you checked our entry too!

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

Developer(+1)

Thanks for your comment! I had already qualified your game, was one of the first to call my attention :) 

Thanks a lot! Any plans on making more games alongside your daughter? Haha

Submitted(+1)

This was so awesome! I'm terrible at these kind of games so I had to read through the comments to figure out how to finish the levels. But that is a testament to how much I wanted to play it! LOVE the graphics!

Developer

Thank you very much for your nice words about the game, I am very happy that you liked =)

Submitted(+1)

The papercraft / cardboard visuals are so awesome. The chiptune is a bit annoying. The gameplay is really cool, but I think the mapping should be changed to make it easier to play. 

Developer

Thank you! I definitely have to improve the sounds and controls for the next version

(+1)

Fun game to play! I actually liked the level progression and the objective was easy to understand once the portal mechanic is mastered. The aesthetics were adorable and fun, but I think the audio could have a bit more of work and I didn't really understand how the theme interpretation has been set up. It's a nice and pretty game overall!

Also It'd be great if you could check out our game!

https://itch.io/jam/game-off-2018/rate/338156?fbclid=IwAR3dORR86xovqIfzqqrgCJZup...

Developer

Unfortunately I did not have time to improve the audio, it is definitely in my TODO list. The idea on the theme was to mix the games we play with my daughter on paper and take them to the digital world. Thanks for the review!

Submitted(+1)

Well, this is absolutely adorable! Makes me want to try something like this with my niece and nephew. Fantastic art and a fun puzzle game!

Developer(+1)

Thank you very much, it is very nice to receive this type of comments. I thought your game was excellent, complex and challenging!

Submitted

Appreciate that!

Submitted(+1)

Very original concept! I also like the aesthetics! Your hard work is clearly visible here :) I only got a little bit confused when using the portal, I didn't understand how to use it until a few tries.

Check our game if you have time! :)

Developer(+1)

Thanks for the review! The idea behind the portal was that it is a mystery for the player to discover while playing. Thanks again! 

ps: I am downloading your game, it seems incredible!

Submitted(+1)

Wow, this is fantastic! The graphics look amazing!!  I love the "sticks" that the characters are on!

Developer

Thanks for the comment! It was very fun to incorporate the sticks :)

Submitted(+1)

This is super awesome! Auto-win for me. I can completely relate to this, so probably slightly biased - my 6 year old suggested most of the game over screen, sometimes I do worry about her ha ha :P

Took a bit figure out the portal logic, but said that, I like how it's part action part puzzle, but not too hard, and I love the art concept!

Developer

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it, these comments give me strength to continue creating games =)
Thank you very much for taking the time to try my game!

Submitted

Loved the artwork and game is enjoyable and few things which I wanted to mention were already mentioned by other 

 Do check our game too if you havent yet!!  and thanks for making it

Developer

Thanks for taking the time to play my game, I already rated your game, it's fantastic and super fun!

Submitted(+1)

LOVE the visual presentation. The platforming felt responsive too. And just as a concept I think you executed the theme well- fun to see that the characters were likenesses of you and your daughter.

I only have minor critiques: The mapping of L to shoot is kinda awkward, especially when the game also uses the mouse for another mapping, and the use of the portal was a little unreliable sometimes.

Overall I think you made a wonderful little game here with tons of room to expand.

Developer(+1)

Thank you for taking the time to play my game and thank you very much for the constructive criticism, I will keep them in mind for the next version!

Submitted(+1)

Artwork is amazing. Unfortunately I don't know how should I beat the level.

Developer

The girl is the one who has to get to the flag using the portals =)

Submitted(+1)

The graphics was really good and I enjoyed the music as well.

However when I reach the end of level flag, nothing really happens...

Developer

Save Ambar, Ambar is the little girl, she must reach the flag, tahnks for play my game!

Submitted(+1)

Very good work! I really love the cardboard graphics idea and realization, and the sound fits very well. Good job!

Submitted(+1)

Loved the cardboard graphics, the music and gameplay! Good job! :D

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Developer(+1)

Which one of them? Thank you


Developer(+1)

To play in browser:  www.vamperro.org/web

Submitted

I'll check later and will def play this in browser soon too!

Developer(+1)

Thank you, I really liked your game, I already rated it

Submitted

Awesome! Thank you!