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A jam submission

Nik Of TimeView game page

By Not A Bot & Nyarlathonic
Submitted by Not A Bot — 5 hours, 22 minutes before the deadline

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

Give a brief description of your game:
In this game you play as NIK, a time traveller who's aging process has been rapidly sped up due to prolonged exposure to time radiation.

Created by Not A Bot & Nyarlathonic

What controls do you need to use?
Use the left and right arrows or A & D to move side to side. Use space to jump. Press escape to pause.

How did you bring the theme of Time into your entry?
As you play the game, your player slowly starts to run out of TIME.

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Nice character model! I included it in my Games Plus Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out. :)


Thanks for playing! It might have been easier if you read the instructions and figured out that those blue things gave you more time though.


Hey, I like this! There are some obvious things missing, such as animations, but you've done a lot in just 72 hours. I really like that you've focused on all the small details like a pause menu and a way to quit the game, sound effects when jumping, multiple key options for jumping, a good start menu and a tutorial. These are all things that a lot of people forget to add, and they make the game look so much more polished. Good job!

I noticed the audio isn't persistent. Do you load a whole new scene when you go from start menu to the "how to play" menu? If you do, I'd recommend adding an AudioManager which persists through different scenes. This can be done by writing DontDestroyOnLoad(gameObject); in the Awake() function. That way the music doesn't restart every time you load a new scene. Here's a really useful tutorial on audio in Unity: 

Secondly, I noticed I can still move after the time runs out. I can even get to the next level if I get my character to the finish. This can be prevented by changing the time scale when the time runs out: Time.TimeScale = 0f;

Lastly, I think the game is a bit too difficult. Remember that the people who play your game only get 5 minutes to practice. You've had 72 hours to practice and you're obviously a lot better. A good quote I've heard somewhere is "try to make the game really simple, and call that hard mode".

Good luck next game jam! :) 


Thanks for the feedback and advice! This was my (Not a bot) first game jam and first finished game so I understand I could have improved in a lot of areas. I'll be sure to show Nyarlathonic what you've said.