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A jam entry

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SpaceMiner
Submitted by RnK (@kojiornk) with 3 days, 13 hours before the deadline

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Gameboy Feel#294.2224.222
Sound#313.7413.741
Overall#343.8063.806
Graphics#593.8893.889
Overall Gameplay#733.3703.370

Ranked from 27 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Comments

Good old arcade fun! Solid entry!
Hard to get started if you dont play right but once you get your combo going and the weapon begins firing crazy fast you understand how fun this game is!

The core asteroid blasting gameplay feel rather lacking. The shots are far spread out to the sides, making aiming tricky and forcing you to aim off centre at the smaller asteroids. There's no feedback from shooting asteroids and your starting weapon is pathetically weak. Your only reward is points each time you shoot one and the randomisation on their health is so wide that even at max power you can struggle to bring some of them down. Managing to blow them up doesn't even have a reward, which is understandable given that you are far from guaranteed to actually destroy them, especially at low power. Blasting them apart and hoovering up the ore inside the asteroids might be more satisfying.

I like the look of the game, the aesthetic is clean and readable; even at high speed; and the effects are solid without being distracting.

The ship feels good to control, satisfyingly banking from side to side with the jets trailing behind.

The game's pretty easy, but I won't fault the longevity of a game jam game.

RnK (View their submission) · 51 days ago

@Eendhoorn @Noxi thanks! the gamepad should be working fine now :)

cr0ss (View their submission) · 51 days ago

Fast, easy to control, fun. Nice music! Though on my first try I just ate by surprise a lot of really fast asteroids until I realised what was goign on xD

Jupiter_Hadley · 51 days ago

Really nice looking game! I included it in my compilation video series of all of the GBJam 5 games, if you'd like to take a look :)

The dead zone on the gamepad could use some tuning, but it's a fun game! the background works great at making it feel more intense haha

Noxi (View their submission) · 52 days ago

2723, i felt so powerful xD love the graphics and the game feel, too bad the ps4 gamepad stick seems to be too sensitive i had to play on keyboard, anyway nice work !

Chroma (View their submission) · 52 days ago

Ah, it's pretty much what happened in Game Boy then, they had memory addresses for colors. Thank you :D

Great game, love fast paces shooters like these!

Very nice! It's simple and easy to pick up and jump in.

Chroma (View their submission) · 53 days ago

Loved the Game Boy overlay XD

Speaking of, how did you make the color palette changing feature? I found it very neat.

Awesome sound work and love the color palettes, well done!

RnK (View their submission) · 53 days ago

Thanks! layering was a decision due to difficulty balancing, it was a slot based before but I didn't liked the feeling. Enemies were out of time for the jam unfortunately!

Awesome gamefeel of the spaceship, that artist is really good. Some minor details like layer of rock going in front of the others.

No enemies :( So not much gameplay unfortunately, with a vrey nice soundtrack

Voted :D

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