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A jam submission

Little Box EatsView game page

This is a Pac-man like game, but you cannot kill the Ghost. First game with Game Maker Studio 2.0
Submitted by Sakyawira — 6 hours, 57 minutes before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#8991.4142.000

Ranked from 4 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

Woah, I don't know if I missed a prompt or something to increase the window size but it was the size on my thumb on my 4k monitor. I see where you were going with the idea but unfortunately the "cannot kill the ghost" is already a rule in the game. Removing the power up that allows you to kill them isn't really a "no mechanics". 

I think what would've been better is that you played as the ghost preventing pacman from progressing the level by chasing him down and removing all of his lives. That would've been sweet! Congrats on getting an entry done/submitted. That's never easy :D

Submitted

Congratulations on finishing your first game with Game Maker Studio! Here's my feedback:

First: the positive. Overall, I think the mechanical idea you went for was implemented properly. The game runs smoothly and it's clear what you have to do to beat each level. 

Now, the negative: I can't give this game a great rating because I don't like the way you tackled the theme of the game jam. Pacman's ability to devour ghosts is part of what makes Pacman so fun to play. When you take that ability away, it doesn't make Pacman more fun or interesting to play. It only slightly increases the difficulty and makes the game more frustrating. Whenever I collected a cherry, I found myself frustrated that I wasn't able to eat the ghost.

Please, don't be discouraged by my criticism (or by my rating). It's clear that you have the development skills to produce a game, and I think you should be proud of the fact that you made a functional Pacman clone. However, I think your design choices could have been better, and I think that will get better as you gain more experience.

Rated 2/5