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A jam submission

4AM FOREVERView game page

The original Night Skate demo, made for GBJam 2020
Submitted by Odd Animal (@oddanimalgames) — 12 minutes, 16 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Audio#54.2084.208
Fun#64.2084.208
Overall#74.2404.240
Graphics#174.3754.375
Gameboy-ness#534.1674.167

Ranked from 24 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)

What a fun game! Great sound, music and the art style and animations are so lovely! Awesome job!!!

Submitted(+1)

Wow, I'm really bad at this game. But awesome graphics and music. Great concept too, you could even port it to mobile. Great job!

Developer

hey thanks dim3! yeah, we're talking expanding this and wondering if mobile makes the most sense. we'll see!

Submitted(+1)

I had a lot of fun with this. I love how good the combos feel. I love the sound effects and screenshake as well. It all comes together for a really polished package

Developer

thanks, Bokonon!

Submitted

this is super fun!  really nice animations and juicy movement for the player.  i loooove the music and the sound effects as well!  took me a little bit to get a hang of the controls, but it's really cool how you've done this with just a single button input.  i'd love to see a few more move possibilities added in if you continue developing this!  good thing you still have another button and 4 directions to work with. 

Developer(+1)

thank you! yeah, there's definitely a tension moving forward of how simple to keep the input. we're sort of excited about trying to keep building it up without adding any more buttons, but who knows. maybe the draw toward THPS-style trick input will be too great :)

Submitted(+1)

Wow, this was great!  Definitely one of the most fun I've played.  There was just enough to jump off and kill you (tho sometimes -100 for the bird made me sad, haha).  Once I realized you could trick off the cones, my scores got WAY better ... imagine my surprise after 20 tries when I finally got that 5th combo!  I can't even remember what the character said now, but it was TOTALLY cool that the game recognized it, because I was stoked at that point too.  Really great job!  Oh, have to mention the music was spot on and the flipping board animations, both on the player sprites and the menus / scores were killer.  Excellent entry!

Developer

ahh, thanks so much for this comment! that's exactly the experience we were hoping people would have with that high-combo reward animation :) :)

Submitted

This looks and feels great! Combos are smooth and satisfying. At one point, my score was continuously going down while riding on flat ground, which was confusing, but otherwise everything worked perfectly.

Developer

hey thanks sheepiedog! yeah, we need to re-work the speed at which your score catches up with itself, i think it gets really confusing sometimes. 

Submitted

A one-button game with that amazing artwork? 

Please, gimme more!! A very nice entry! 

In love with this game. <3

Developer

thank you so much Ogaiht! there's definitely more coming :)

Submitted(+1)

Nice entry!

Super cool the art/animations, controls and sounds.

Developer(+1)

thank you!!

Submitted(+1)

Super cool and addictive game! I keep going back for "one more run".
Art, sounds and gameplay are all top notch here, great job!

Developer

Thanks Case! Really glad we could achieve the "uno mas" effect haha. Appreciate the kind words :)
-Clay

Submitted(+1)

Nice game ! It comes really addictive since you've made your first combos.

Developer

Thank you so much! Yeah those combos start to become super satisfying, right? Glad you enjoyed it!
-Clay

Submitted(+1)

Good sense of motion and movement! I got an insane number of negative scores, but it was a fun game. I sometimes had trouble identifying obstacles and pits. Maybe a slightly different palette would help identify holes a bit. Still, it was very fun and I enjoyed it a lot!

Developer (1 edit)

Hey, thanks for playing, Thejaspel! Yeah, the scoring balance is pretty wonky until you start making combos. And totally, those pits especially can be a bit hard to spot as they zip toward you. Thanks for the feedback!
-Luke

Submitted(+1)

this honestly might be my favourite one ive played so far !! love the look, love the feel, love the sounds !! so juicy and wonderful ! would love to see a post-jam update with some more content, but honestly the vibes are off the charts here <33

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

ahh, thanks so much for all your kind words, AJ! we're definitely hoping to expand on this :)  we had so much fun making it.
-Luke

(1 edit)

I'm so happy to hear you'll continue to expand this. 

I thought immediately of Canabalt- but you can do even MORE with just one button. It's so fluid and fun, and as you can see with how much I played it, it has a lot of depth! 

I hope it catches on like Canabalt once people see how simple, but deep the game is. 

My latest combo high score:


(+1)

HEY!!! It maxes out at 10K!!! The counter went down..


Developer (1 edit)

LOL you beat the game my guy, nice work! 

Nah for real though thanks for the heads up, definitely an oversight on our part! Will get this fixed for the next update :)
Thanks for playing!!

-Clay

It was a ton of fun! And I'm honored to be the first one to break it!! Maybe I should've gone all the way past negative haha

(+1)

Other amazing moments:

Landing on the streetlight

Learning combos.


This is an amazing game!! Here's my high score for today:


(+1)

Love the feel of this game! Each press is so satisfying because you toggle so quickly.

Submitted(+1)

Man, those point penalties are MEAN. Damn birds...

Really cool game though, easy to learn, hard to master. Great presentation, this feels like it could really exist as a Gameboy game. Congrats!!

Developer (1 edit)

"Git gud, scrub" - the birds while brutally bonking ur head

Haha thanks so much for the kind words, and thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed it ^_^
-Clay

Submitted(+1)

It's GREAT! I loved it. Terrible the first couple times, so satisfying once you get the hang of it. Nice music, nice animations (I keep looking at the game over skate spinning xD).
I was going to add that I hope the birds are ok, but... nah, little feathery bastards, they take too many points xD

Developer(+1)

Thanks so much! I am stupidly proud of that spinning game over board, glad I could mesmerize you with it :)
Oh, and the birds are fine but yeah honestly they deserve the trauma for taking  -100 points. Jerks.
Thanks for playing!
-Clay

Submitted(+1)

This was so much fun! Congrats!

Developer

Hey, thank you!