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A platforming game where you cant control your horizontal movement!
Submitted by Docien (@DocienRoo) — 10 hours, 32 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#1303.8673.867

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)

Nice work on this! The minimal art really suits it, and feels nice and clean. I think some music, even if mild / ambient, would have enhanced the game a bit.

Submitted

Great concept, but way too difficult for me. 

I think it fits the theme well, and I like how it centers around a single mechanic. The levels are nicely designed to really take advantage of the mechanic and that's great. 

But at the same time, the levels are just way too unforgiving. Maybe some checkpoints should be added? Or more levels to ease the player in at the beginning?

Overall an interesting game, good job!

P.S. I'd like to invite you to give feedback to our game as well! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Submitted(+1)

Hey nice game here! I like how it becomes Momentum: The Game due to removed mechanic. Since the only control you have (jumping) is so simple, level design would have to be interesting, and I think you did great! The platforms add a lot of depth to it and like I said, it's all about momentum! The only level I didn't like much and skipped at first was level 7, felt really random to get to the third platform because sometimes if you jumped a certain way it would be litterally impossible to jump to it and you'd have to redo the first two platforms. But after beating all the other levels I came back to it and got it right away, felt much easier now that I knew what I was doing, I still feel like this level could be reworked a bit maybe. But yeah, other than that, I liked it, tough but fair :)

Developer

Haha, I totally understand. There are probably 5 or 6 levels that I’m not entirely happy with, because they ended up feeling cheap or trial and error, especially if you didn’t know the level beforehand. Im glad you liked it!!

Submitted(+1)

This game is so brutal! There were a bunch of levels I had to give up on. Maybe one of the most rewarding entries to play. Just getting past one more spike than last time felt like an achievement lol. Really great.

Submitted

Really impressive work! I love the idea on relaying on a single action to platform. Plus, for the most part, the physics felt right be it a few times confusing as to why my jump was short or the arc not so high. The only flaw I see in the design, perhaps its just a screen size issue, is that I could not get more of that "flow" in movement most platform offers and it felt it was a lot of waiting for the next move. Know what I mean? I could not really engage in fast high risk platforming because I would be taking more "faith jumps" that anything. 

Still, really fun and happy to have played it :D

Developer

Mhmm, totally agree! If theres anything I learned from this jam, its to be a lot more conscientious of how I design my levels from the player's perspective, and to make the camera a LOT bigger, haha.  I appreciate the feedback, and I'm glad you enjoyed it :)!

Submitted (1 edit)

Good, I really like the levels with the bouncing. The camera does not show enough. A lot of my resets were because I couldn't see a platform ahead of me in time for me to react. I suggest doing something like expanding the camera maybe expand it based on the player's speed or just let the player see the whole level.

Developer

I agree. I fell into the trap of looking at levels from the perspective of a developer instead of a player. After the jam ended I regretted a couple of the level design choices I made, unfortunately. Glad you could find some enjoyment in it though!

Submitted(+1)

ohh man this idea is awesome!!! great game!

Submitted(+1)

This entry is so good is misleading - it's not a game about only jumping, it's a game about momentum. Also so hard, I couldn't beat the first bunch  of levels. Gooood game.

Developer(+1)

thank you!! I think I did go overboard on how hard some of those levels can be, but I kinda like brutal platformers, so I didn’t think of it being an issue at the time haha. Glad you enjoyed it regardless!

Submitted(+1)

Looks great and is fun. Well done.

Submitted(+1)

Really cool idea.

It feels awsome when you manage to pull off a jump between platforms

Submitted

Oh, this looks like a cool game!

Unfortunatly I was unable to play since I receved an error.


Developer

oh geez! I think I missed something in the zip. I’ll fix that ASAP, thank you for letting me know.

Submitted

No problem!

Submitted

Oh wow! This game is fantastic! Great work!

Developer

Thank you so much! I really enjoyed your "control the environment instead" take on the platforming genre as well :)

Submitted(+1)

Oh, Thanks!