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A jam submission

GRIMCURSEView game page

Grimcurse, a fast paced gallery-shooter top-down rpg hybrid.
Submitted by Lonely Moon Games, Telepinu, Evil Tomato (@veryeviltomato) — 44 seconds before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#34.2144.214
Audio#34.0484.048
Gameplay#53.9053.905
Graphics#64.4294.429
Theme interpretation#154.0244.024
Innovation#173.7383.738

Ranked from 42 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

GitHub repository
https://github.com/VeryEvilTomato/grimcursegameoff

Theme interpretation
Action shooter hybrid between Duck Hunt + Pokemon + Time Crisis! :D

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Submitted

This is really great as so many people have said! A wonderful concept and implementation. Feels really polished and consistent.

The only real issue I had was that movement in the overworld felt clunky. I think it's a due to certain directional inputs having precedence over the others (whilst holding W; D and A work, but whilst holding D; W and S don't work). 

Submitted

Damn, this game is awesome! All aspects of it are extremely polished - the graphics & animations, music & sound effects, the intuitive controls that are reminiscent of the classic games this was based on. I'm super impressed by this game, and the level of detail that went into it.

Submitted(+1)

Excelent game. I think with a little of love this could be turned into a mmorpg where you could engage another player too. Amazing job. :) 

Please rate my game too: https://itch.io/jam/game-off-2018/rate/337556

Submitted(+1)

Very polished and full-featured entry, considering it's "only a game jam game".

It's a bit hard to get into at first and know what you should be doing, because the levels are quite big and detailed, so some direction for player would be nice, but not breaking feature and encourages exploration.

Love the little details like empty pistol sprite etc.

My top favourite of this jam.

BTW, what colour palette is that, or is it a custom one?

Developer (1 edit)

Custom one! Decided to aim for a grayish color palette that's (In my eyes) more fitting to the game's "grim" style :) thanks a lot! Definitely balancing the game and exploration was the hardest task during the end.

Very nice theme interpretation, graphics, musics ... well very nice everything ! One of the best game of this jam, love it.

Submitted

Out of all the games I have played this jam, this feels like the most finished game. 

I actually enjoyed the long intro setting up the mood and the delay on "presents" adds to the tension!

Developer(+1)

Hahah I'm glad you liked it! it was intended to go with sound so if you had speakers on that was the whole deal if you aren't rush, thanks for playing!

Submitted

I had a great experience playing this game. It held me until I found the boss and it killed me. I loved the reload mechanic (especially using the rifle) because it allows you to plan your actions and pick the right weapon, and the variety of guns contributes a lot to the gameplay. The movement feels weird due to the lack of diagonals and some collisions detection. I think more heal tanks are a need, and also a couple of illustrations in the intro.

Finally, I loved the visual style, sound effects, and music. Overall, the game feels juicy and well balanced. Great job!

Developer

Totally fair and nice feedback we'll be looking into for a more complete version. Thank you! 

Submitted

Very good game! I love graphics, especially in the shooting part. I would like to be able to use diagonals to move and the music to adjust a bit better. But without a doubt a great game with a lot of potential!

Developer(+1)

Thank you! We tried some grid movement like pokemo for this case hehehe, I'm glad even without that you liked it! 

Submitted(+1)

Wow! Great work done here! It's a very robust game, with lots of details involved :) The only thing I disliked was the long intro hahaha.

Check our game if you have time :)

Developer(+1)

Some people mentioned that too and jusssst in case, juuuusssst in case, you can press ESC to skip it hahaha we forgot to add that.

Thanks a lot man! Will do.

Submitted

Great game!  Audio, theme, graphics are all A+

Developer

Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it. 

Submitted

Pardon my french, but holy shit! You game is incredible!

Developer(+1)

Hahahahah thanks man! 

Submitted(+1)

Amazing art and music!

Developer

Thank you homie. :)))

Submitted(+1)

Very cool shooter game and WELL done !!

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

Developer

Thank you! will check out for sure. 

Submitted

Really nice graphics, sound and gameplay. I really enjoyed it. But like some said it's slow and boring to move around. The encounter rate is sometimes really high. You didn't even move, because you are still in the transition, but already got your next encounter. When you die and restart you have to click through the storyintro again and that's annoying.

I also had some strange bugs. I got softlocked in on encounter, because the enemies behind the rock never appeared and I couldn't kill them. I also had some textures missing in the area after the first door. That looked really odd. 

Overall one of the best and polished games I played in the jam.

Developer

Thank you for the feedback! I'm wondering tho, about these bugs. Where and how did  happen the softlock? I think that yeah we should improve player's  movement even if he's injured due to the lore and stuff hehe.

Also, dying sadly doesn't have a checkpoint until you pass to the next area, there it will be a checkpoint gladly.

Submitted

The softlock happened at one of the first bushes. It was my first encounter after I died and got reset to the beginning, but with my previous level. With the how I can't really help. There were the two rock guys and shoot at me and then went into cover, but never returned from cover. I could kill one of the guys, but his death animation was the animation of someone without cover.

Developer

I'll check that out mate. However, you mention it was your first encounter after you died and you got back to your previous level? which one? was it different from level 1?

Submitted

It's a bit ago now. So not 100% sure, if I was level 1 or 2.  But I know that the exp bar was like 70% filled.

Developer

I'll investigate, thanks! 

Submitted

No, problem. Good luck finding the issue.

Submitted

Really great, had a lot of fun with it. The combat is responsive, controls well and feels very satisfying, especially the shotgun. Presentation is super polished and has a great style. Only small gripe I can give you is that moving around in the overworld feels a bit slow... makes sense considering you're shot in the leg but a bit of a chore to have to walk so slowly through some early areas that have no action.

Developer

Thank you, Indeed, I think moving should be a bit buffed just for sake or not making things that slow. 

Submitted(+1)

Great atmosphere! Reminds me of being in a JRPG overworld and running into enemy encounters, but in this game I was actually looking forward to the encounters.

Since I see you're going to develop it further, I'd suggest you add more action to the "exploration" part of the game. Once you realize all the enemy encounters are in the grass, and everywhere else is safe, the tension diminishes somewhat. Just a suggestion, though, and great work altogether!

Developer(+1)

Thank you for the feedback! I'm glad you liked it, we're planning to make the maps much more interactuable indeed with objects and zone-dialogues and more.

Submitted

This is so well done! I really love the art style, color palette is so pleasing to the eye! And gameplay is nice too, especially "Duck Hunt" part :-D

Developer

Thanks a lot, really glad you had fun!

Submitted(+1)

Wow! This game is surprisingly well done! The music and the scenery make a tense atmosphere, goes perfectly with the plot.

Regarding the intro, it would be nice to show an icon "press Esc to skip" or something like that. The second time I played, I was not aware the intro was skippable, so I had to watch it again.

We are looking forward to see the future project mentioned in the game page. :D

Developer (1 edit)

Thank you, that's a nice feedback indeed. We're going to optimize the intro a lot! 

Submitted(+1)

This game is extremely cool. Beautiful visuals, neat progression, great audio and presentation. My only big complaint is that your intro is too long. Getting players into the action faster would be great.

Developer(+1)

Thank you! I should let note the player that you can actually skip intro with Esc button if you're on that rush but surely we should optimize a bit the intro. 

Submitted(+1)

Yeah, I think just speeding it up a bit (the title hung there for quite a while) would help, I don't want to skip it completely!

Thanks for making that, had a great time with it. If you have time, feel free to check our game out too! :D

Developer(+1)

Will do! there's lot of days to try everything wooho

Submitted (1 edit)

The interpretation of the theme for your game it's really cool !

Developer

Thank you so much!

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