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A jam entry

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Platformer without Platforms: A Solo project for the GMTK 2018 Game Jam
Submitted by EllenElzai with 3 hours, 55 minutes before the deadline

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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#2053.6143.614

Ranked from 44 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

The concept is neat, but a bit tricky to control. The fact that the "boost" is limited make it quite hard on the late levels. But it's still enjoyable! Good job!

I really enjoy this game. It's fun, it's a good puzzle game. But I don't really feel like this meets the "platformer without platforms" definition. It's an orbiting puzzle game -- a common genre of its own -- and I kinda feel like that missed the game jam theme.
That said: I love it. I wanna play it more. I didn't even get to the end and I would love to have lots of levels.

Submitted

Good game, I liked the calm music. I would add a little gravity to the planets to help "catch" the player. And maybe reduce the amount the player can accelerate by pressing in the direction they are travelling, it can make it quite easy to fling off screen.

Submitted

I liked the game. The music and the visuals all fit together in what the game was. If you wanted to give it some improvements, you could make sure the player can't boost until they hit the first planet. A couple of times I accidentally used some boost right when I respawned.  You could also give the player some momentum from the star they were launching off of if it was moving. It could help with players not being able to launch off moving planets sometimes.  

Submitted

Pretty fun! But is it really a platformer? I mean, it's more of a puzzle in many ways ;)

Submitted

This was so fun! Super creative concept. The mechanic is introduced and then evolves in interesting ways. The controls took a little getting used to but once I got them it was really satisfying. I wish I was better at the game haha, I wasn't able to beat it but I really enjoyed it.

Submitted

Great concept!

I had to turn off sound for the game... Great idea though

Submitted

Great game and concept! It gets a bit repetitive and a tad too difficult later on, but it's fun and works for the jam. Good job!

Submitted

Very atmospheric! The main mechanic felt very satisfying, almost like your throwing a ball at something, and need to let go at just the right time. I liked that their were usually several ways of collecting all the stars, but the levels that had only one obvious sequence felt a little frustration, as the focus was more about the mechanics then the problem solving and on-the-fly course correction. Still fun though. Nice job!

Submitted

Nice platform/puzzle, I liked the orbit mechanic and the music./atmosphere But I got stuck after a lot of tries in the comet(s) level D:

Overall, good job!

Submitted

This mechanic feels simple yet elegant! The music and art really sets a great tone - very relaxing and ethereal. I'd personally love to see those aspects (music, sound effects, atmosphere) polished even more - I feel like it could be a real work of art! :)

Submitted

This is the first game that I have rated 4 stars. Good job and Good luck.

Submitted

Really cool! I found myself not being able to control myself sometimes and wasn't sure what the rules are. Altogether super fun though!

Submitted

Great job! I really liked your game. Very atmospheric. The mechanic was very lean and immediately engrossing! Nice job!

So simple but builds beautifully, well done

Submitted

I really like the mechanics. I feel the gravity wells for the spheres could be a bit stronger. But it's such a relaxing game to play.

This was really interesting. I love the idea, it's simple and easy to understand but it involves some different thinking to usual. The aesthetics are great, the music sets a lovely empty and relaxed atmosphere and the simple visuals are just perfect. Really glad someone tried out this concept

It's a really cool concept for a game and it was fun!