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A jam submission

Dodgy RumView game page

Defeat Pirates and Collect Booty ... without Attacking?
Submitted by bnpc, kylengelmann — 16 minutes, 34 seconds before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#2603.4623.462

Ranked from 13 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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(+1)

Kinda cool idea and great work on the Theming, but ultimately just a pure reaction test.

Developer

Thanks for playing and giving us feedback! We'll take that into account if we decide to revamp this idea into a fuller game. I can see how the gameplay can become stale relying on just reaction time. That's totally a design hurdle. Thank you!

Submitted(+1)

Reviewing the fixed version, as it's clearly the same game with only the game-breaking bug fixed.  I had a lot of fun with the concept, and the enemy pirates getting exhausted from lack of booze reserves was a cute and clever metaphor to solve the problem of defeating enemies without attacking in any way.  I had a few gripes with the balancing - at first the complexity of enemy patterns grows slowly and smoothly, but then you get a really tough and hard to predict one, which I assume is meant to be a mini boss, and then you're back to a few that only attack one direction and middling-difficulty ones. I also felt losing towards the end of the longer stages was a bit frustrating and all too likely due to the very limited health. Maybe strategically placed refill mugs could go a long way in making them more bearable. Anyway, cool game!

Developer

Thanks so much for putting in the time to play both the versions! I'm glad you had fun with the concept, and your input is invaluable. And yeah, after playing through it so many times, all sense of difficulty and balance had been lost >..<. Thanks again, we'll take your input into account when we polish this up a bit after the jam!

(+1)

I supremely love the idea of this game but unfortunately for me the controls were backwards from what I wanted to do (I'd like to move with the arrow keys and dodge with WASD) so I couldn't play it for very long without getting super frustrated. But the music, the sprites, the everything is super great!!!!!

Developer

Thanks so much for playing! We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed the idea ^_^

Developer

If you want to play the game without the bug, you can also go here for a .zip file. Please keep in mind that the bug was fixed a couple minutes *after* the deadline.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pWkRVDcZI2pXvkxdTlZcCZ-tKmvghW7A/view?usp=sharing

Thanks!

Developer

We now have a mac build!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bHJXVD2EYERONgoWVZ72TCkri1ZbP-tX

Developer(+1)

Unfortunately there was a bug that made it unplayable and the fix just barely missed the deadline. If you still wanna play the game, go to the game page and follow the github link to the most up to date version