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A jam submission

Comet CruiserView game page

A retro-aesthetic arcade game with chill vibes. Travel through space and dodge some obstacles!
Submitted by Brad Kraeling (@BradKraeling) — 6 hours, 43 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Technical#83.5383.538
Graphics#84.0774.077
Overall#123.3333.333
Audio#143.0773.077
Theme Use#143.8463.846
Gameplay#252.8462.846
Innovation#372.6152.615

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

How was your jamming experience? Were you able to produce more or less than you expected?
I'm really proud of what I was able to accomplish. I think the game looks very cool especially since I don't consider myself much of a game artist. I really like how the visuals, music and gameplay really compliment each other. This was my first game I've made that has had so much "aesthetic" and JUICE. haha. I had a great time working on this project , hit the scope of what I wanted and I learned a lot. :D TOTALLY RAD!!!!

How did you apply the theme to your entry?
It is a space game. Woo-hoo!!!! Also if you use keyboard and mouse the SPACEbar dash move is an important aspect of the gameplay.

Anything else to add? (share your twitter, twitch, youtube etc.)
Twitter: @BradKraeling YouTube: Bradafer Twitch: Bradafer

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Comments

Submitted

great retro feeling in this one, loved the graphics and UI! the gameplay is very simple (in a good way) and it could easily become a good mobile game :) good job!

Developer(+1)

Thank you, Doug! I'm happy to hear a comment about the UI- that's an aspect I planned a lot for. I might try out a mobile port sometime- I think it would control well/be easier but I'd have to see if it performed well enough. (Especially with the retro effects going on.) I'm working on an update for this game that will add a time-slow powerup so stay tuned!!!

Submitted

Really liked the old crt scan line effects. Game didn't like me getting past 30 kept putting opening at opposite ends. I like the shop idea although I will sadly never own the bubble gum ship. Not much else to say really solid game good job

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! Yes later on the Dash/teleport move is REALLY crucial. Also managing where you are at vertically to make sure you can get past the obstacles. I'm planning to add powerups which will help balance the game to make it more forgiving/more fun. :D

Submitted

I'll have to wait till you release a new version of the game and give it a try then as well.

Submitted

Wow really awesome!  The old CRT monitor flicker effect was super cool in the opening and during the game.  I liked the engine trail effect too~~ Really great job!  I'm bad at these twitchy dodgey games so my scores were low haha.  Really cool also the shop idea!  Adds replay value to mini game jam games, i wanna learn how to do that too!  Please check out 'Europa' if you have free time.  I like getting feedback so i can improve~ 

Developer

Thanks for the feedback I really appreciate it! And yes this game is hard as it currently stands. I'm planning on adding power-ups to help the player out a bit with getting higher scores. :D