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A jam submission

Back Seat DriverView game page

A Racing game but you're not the driver.
Submitted by Sean Michael (@fly_SeanM), JaeGrace (@JayneMGale) — 8 hours, 10 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#3543.2073.429

Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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(+2)

What I liked: I loved the tension that comes with not being in control. I was always a little nervous that the driver would make the wrong turn. The rage meter was a great addition that gave you even less control and made the few choices you had even more important. 

What I would suggest: My main complaint was how you would typically go left, than right, than left, than right, and so on. I think more complex maps could remedy this. Or perhaps a key you need to pick up before reaching the exit. I really liked Dominik_Dec's suggestion of using random words rather than left/right.

Developer(+1)

Thanks for the feedback! Yes we'd wanted to implement blocked roads (for roadworks). We've made it so it can easily be set to different sized grids for more levels. I wanted to make it 3d, and go down hill, but we had to be realistic about scope. Curving, or more complex networks, of roads would be a lovely feature. 

Submitted(+2)

This got me thinking. What if you made a type-trainer out of this. So instead of only typing left or right you type random displayed words corresponding to left and right. Well good job! A cool idea you came up with.

Developer

Yes that's a great idea! Could even be in alien languages, to teach where different letters are on the keyboard. And make the game more interesting. 

(+2)

This was really fun once you got the hang of it. I really liked it. 

Submitted(+2)

This was more fun than I think it deserved to be lol.

It was interesting how things that would normally make a game annoying actually made this game a more engaging experience because of the scenario. 

(These sound a bit like back-handed compliments but I honestly did like the game!)

Developer

Thanks! My first published game, I'm so happy you liked it. Yes, removing control from the player, a big no no, but hilarious 😂 right?