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A jam submission

X-AUTOMATOMView game page

Micro-Tactical game without the ability to chose where your soldiers will move to. Made with #pico8
Submitted by Saulo Camarotti (@saulotti) — 6 hours, 12 minutes before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#4702.8752.875

Ranked from 16 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

I like the simplicity of it. The game jam version has an obvious winning strategy which mean the game is pretty shallow strategically speaking but despite that the game was enjoyable to play. I played several time in a row and enjoyed it each time. This is of course frustrating when one guy doesn't take any cover but overall I was surprised to be engaged with the gameplay.

Congrats for finishing up the game for the jam! I think next time I also want to try Pico-8.

Submitted

Nice cute graphics and really interesting concept! I found that you could spam shoot as the aliens are moving in at the start of a level to get pretty much guaranteed 100% hit rate, not sure if this is intentional or not? Nice work.

Submitted

I like the idea. Loved the moving aliens which added some timing challenge to the shooting. But there should be some logic to how the soldiers move so you can strategize more, or the soldiers need to be a bit smarter about how they move. Maybe throw in some health packs once in a while to help extend a good run ?

Developer(+1)

So, i've spent a couple of more hours into it, and added some skills to make more sense gameplaywise.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v9s5r8zkb2tudo7/x-automatom%20v0.2.zip?dl=0

Submitted(+1)

Yes ! Much more interesting ! Now there's some real choices to be made.

Submitted

the art style is good, and the idea is interesting, it gets to the point where you always die, it seems like your choice don't really matter at the end.

Developer(+1)

So, i've spent a couple of more hours into it, and added some skills to make more sense gameplaywise.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v9s5r8zkb2tudo7/x-automatom%20v0.2.zip?dl=0

Submitted

Intresting idea, and a dencent amount of polish. But the concept isn't explored much, and it gets a bit boring after about 3 min. It has some potentioal though.

Developer

So, i've spent a couple of more hours into it, and added some skills to make more sense gameplaywise.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v9s5r8zkb2tudo7/x-automatom%20v0.2.zip?dl=0

Submitted

Interesting idea, but you don't expand on it at all, it's just taking the best possible shot and hoping you win.

Developer

your’re right! But I had only 10 hours, while learning a new engine for the first time (pico8)

Thanks for playing!

Cheers