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A jam submission

Nova BlasterView game page

A little game inspired by Mega Man, for the GBJAM
Submitted by Chayed-Creates (@chayedcreates) — 20 hours, 35 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#214.3334.333
Audio#323.8673.867
Gameboy-ness#404.2674.267
Overall#453.8833.883
Fun#1053.0673.067

Ranked from 15 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Sound and graphics are perfect! Sometimes I had a hard time knowing whether my shots were connecting with enemies.. but other than that it felt pretty good. Nice!

Submitted(+1)

Looks like a great platformer. However it's really difficult.. Loved the art ! Congrats !

Developer

:) Thanks! I have changed the mechanics and stuff up a bit to make it easier in the next update.

Developer

:) Thanks! I have changed the mechanics and stuff up a bit to make it easier in the next update.

Submitted(+1)

Amazing! It is probably the most polished game I've played so far in this jam... The graphics has genuine gameboy feel, music and sound effects are also superb!

I've encountered that problem somewhere at the right-bottom end of the platform. I've dropped into the ocean but hasn't died and still was able to shoot form somewhere under the bottom of the screen :)

Developer

Thanks a lot! Making a gameboy style game was completely new to me, but I tried to do my best to make it feel like a slight upgrade to my experiences as a child. 

I've almost completed the first level, so hopefully you enjoy the rest of the game while I'm updating it :)

Submitted(+1)

Good starting point! Very solid mechanics, you feel the weight of the robot with each jump. Looking forward to see how this develops.

Developer

Thank you! :) I'm glad you made that connection of the robot's weight causing the clunky controls. Hopefully I dont have to nerf that too much, cause I liked that little touch, but it may not be for the best.

Submitted(+1)

I think this is a great start! I found the void mentioned by others and thought I had to shoot the enemies so many times but it seemed like they kept getting shot until I stopped and then they died. Overall I really liked the music and the enemy design, it’s awesome that you go this much done as fast as you did! Looking forward to seeing what you make in the future.

Developer

Thanks a lot :) I'll be making some bigger things in the future, but for now, I'm going to work on this for a little while longer.

Developer

also, I'll be sure to fix all of those issues in the next update! Thanks so much for the feedback!

Submitted(+1)

Nice game. I like graphics, sounds and general Mega Man feeling while playing. Controls are little stiff. Overall good job.

Developer

Thanks! :) 

Do you dislike the fast falling speed/little air control? If that's a common complaint, I'll change it to be less clunky, although it was actually intentional haha

Submitted(+1)

That's not a complaint. Just a observation. It fits the game.

Developer

Oh okay :) Thanks good to hear. I'll keep it as it is, then.

Submitted(+1)

Agree with some of the other comments. Near the right side, there was a void that I fell through and fell off the map entirely?

I liked the audio + visuals

Developer

Well, I'm glad you liked the audio and visuals, hopefully you'll like what I have in store for the next update. :)

Submitted(+1)

Music and SFX were noice and  j u i c y. It's a lil unforgiving bein a one-hit kill and all, and the movement is a lil stiff, wall jumpin was clunky. It's amazin that you made an entry even though you were short on time... But with a lil work this'll get even amazin-er

Developer

Thanks so much :) I've still been working on it, so hopefully you'll enjoy the next update.

Submitted(+1)

Good job on ducting the audio for sound fx, a good detail to add for a game. This was really fun to play!

Developer

Thanks! :) I'm glad you caught that! I was trying to make it feel a little more like a GB game because of the limited waves that can be played at once.

I'm glad you liked it! I'm gonna keep working on it for a little while, so I hope you continue enjoying it.

Submitted(+1)

Cool idea with very good art, but the game seems a bit unfinished and lacking polish. In my first attempt at playing it, just by running and jumping to the right i managed to fall off the world and had to refresh the page to fix it. Also would have been nice to have a key for jump (maybe z?) but otherwise the controls are solid enough. If expanded on I'm sure it would be very good, but in the current state it is not quite there yet

Developer(+1)

Thanks for the feedback! :) I'm gonna keep working on Nova Blaster for a little while, and all of the issues you've addressed will be fixed in the next update.