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A jam submission

Oscar the Short-Tempered GhostView game page

Something has awoken you...
Submitted by Callum John (@ItsSeaJay) — 6 hours, 2 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Polish#83.5713.571
Overall#123.4113.411
Creativity#143.5003.500
Fun#162.8572.857
Theme#173.7143.714

Ranked from 14 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Talking points of your game
WARNING: The jam version of the game contains a poor audio mix. You might want to turn your volume down, just in case.

Something's shown up on Oscar's doorstep. A doorstep. A super short comedy adventure game starring nobody's favourite ghost.

This game suffered a lot from me not having the entire weekend to work on it. Originally, I wanted to make something closer to Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, posessing random objects to scare people out of a gothic mansion, but that idea didn't last long. Hopefully, it'll still make you smile regardless.

What Assets did you use?
- Platformer Art Deluxe (Pixel Redux) by Kenney Vleugels (www.kenney.nl)
- gamera by kikito
- classic by rxi
- m5x7 by Daniel Linssen
- Kevin MacLeod - 'Exhilarate' (www.incompetech.com)
- soundbible.com (Mike Koenig) - 'Door Bell'

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Comments

Submitted

Incredibly well done! Oscar is a favorite of mine now!

Jam Host (1 edit)

What are the controls? edit figured it out, use mouse to click

Developer

If you look closely, the controls are actually written on a street sign buried underground. They're a little hard to read though, and by the time the opening cutscene ends, the sign is off-screen. I didn't know I was going to have a cutscene at first, and by the time I'd finished it, it was too late to change the background! Oh well. At least you figured it out eventually.

Submitted

The music scared the hell out of me. 5/5

Also I really like Ghost Trick so you should finish this for my own enjoyment

Submitted

Love the artwork and wouldn't mind seeing Oscar return in a more fleshed out game (I already like the little guy). I'm picturing it as some kind of reverse Chibi Robo. You make a mess of the house and instead of making people happy and helping them resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts, you just kinda make everything worse. It could get very dark very fast on an emotional level, which is... fun.

Submitted

That was legimately funny. Good job! The only complaint I have is that it is so short. I really wanted to play more.

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thanks! But to tell you the truth, I didn't really think about what might happen next... Maybe I'll come back to this one day.

Well, you know what they say. Always leave them wanting more.

Submitted

Really  cool artwork and a good idea. Nice work!

Developer

Thank you.