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A jam submission

Singled Out (GMTK Jam 2019)View game page

Find your target in a crowd... ONLY ONE person matches the description.
Submitted by Matt Glanville (@crowbarska) β€” 1 hour, 49 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#304.4174.417
Overall#884.2874.287
Adherence to the Theme#2544.3614.361
Originality#3394.0834.083

Ranked from 72 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

This is by far the best one ive played so far, its not that great for the theme, but its such a fun and original concept that i dont even care

Developer

Thanks bigbird! ☺️ That's very kind of you to say so! 

(+1)

Really enjoyed this, matey. Fun, slick and perfect for the theme. Good luck.

Submitted(+1)

Really cool and orginal game, I hope you are in the top 100.

Developer

Ah thank you! I hope so too, that'd be great! 

(+1)

Beanz

(+1)

It's like the 'Guess Who' board game, but with blood spatter and a ticking clock time limit - I love it!

Developer(+1)

"Quick-fire Guess Who with a sniper rifle" is my elevator pitch. πŸ˜‚

Submitted

I really enjoyed playing that game. It's very polish and pleasant to play. I find the idea super interesting. There's a lot of diversity in the characters :o Good job !

I also made a little video compilation of games from the game jam and you're in it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mJWndlAIwk

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for including me in the video, much appreciated! :)

Submitted(+1)

Very similar to this one. Which is a good thing, as I really like the idea. :) Love the variety of faces, like the highscore mechanic that rewards you for being quick and found it especially clever, that you can also miss the target, if you're not aiming carefully. Fits the theme ("only one shot") and prevents you from only focusing on the features displayed in the sidebar and aiming with peripheral vision only.


My game: https://njamster.itch.io/wonkey (playable in browser, not mobile friendly)

Developer

Oh wow, it's remarkable how similar they are! I hadn't even seen that game until now.

Interesting that you liked that you could miss, because I'm really not keen on that myself. I feel like it's too punishing and puts too much focus on precision aiming, not identification. It does add an extra 'only one' element though as you say. I'd be inclined to make it lock your input for a few seconds as a compromise. :)

Thanks for the review! I'll check out your game now!

Submitted

Yeah, temporally locking the input ("reloading") sounds like a perfect compromise. Prevents you from being too careless, as it will cost you some points, but isn't overly punishing unless it already took you too long to decide what to shoot in the first place. :)

(+1)

Really fun. Great polish for a game jam! Love the "target" animation you implemented.

Developer

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! :)

Submitted(+1)

Humm this one is addictive in a weird way.. aaand it's still running on the second screen :D
However, the idea is funny and fits the theme very well, as well as the mechanics.

Alright back to the game :D

Developer

Thank you :D :D :D

Submitted

I gotta say.. after the 16th wave it get's "evil" .. not nice :D
However, if you may like you could check out our game, we would appreciate it :)
https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2019/rate/461977

Developer

I'm sorry to say I never got that far XD
I do have developer cheats though so I'm gonna check it out to see how it plays. I'll play your game too, for sure!

Submitted

Whaaat!? :O I'm shocked! :D :D
Aaand thanks :)

Developer(+1)

Yeah I didn't have time to test it much XD
I just rated your game by the way. It's really good!

Submitted

Yeah.. this is understandable, it would consume a lot of time with this game play.
Just saw it too, thank you I appreciate it :)

(+1)

I love this! The UI is especially really nice. 

I killed a lot of innocents. Maybe I'm the galactic super criminal?

Developer(+2)

Congratulations, you just revealed your true self.

(+1)

I done played myself, that's wot i did.

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

I love it. It's flawless. You get 5 stars. 

My highscore is 5440.

Developer(+1)

Aww thank you for the juicy delicious stars

Submitted(+1)

Wow! Awesome game you made for the jam! 

I actually had a similar idea where you try to find yourself and eliminate others among an arena of doppelgangers and the doppelgangers give themselves up by not responding your inputs as expected. It was too ambitious for us to finish in 48h though so we went for another idea.

It was really great to see someone make a similar idea work! I loved how you generate the artwork and how it is a part of the game! I really liked how you ramp up the difficulty.

This is one of the best games I have played on the game jam! Thank you for making it 

Developer

Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it! :)

I'm really happy with how the difficulty ramp turned out so it made me happy to see you mention that in particular.

Submitted(+1)

great implementation of the theme, and very high quality final product!  great job!

Developer

Thank you!! 

Submitted(+1)

Cool little game. It would make an awesome NES Light Gun style game! I love the cute pixel art. Very good presentation. Everything pops! I played a couple rounds and made it to level 8.  I wasn't compelled to play any more than that. 

I don't know how much of the game I'm missing after that... I'm guessing it just adds more "enemies". 

I know it's a jam game, but I wish there was something a little bit extra, or some kind of twist, or a simple story line to help draw the player into completing the game. Maybe on one stage you kill everyone EXCEPT the target. That way you can have some fun shooting things along the way. Maybe a boss fight where everyone looks the same except for one attribute. Definitely room to expand on this idea!

Overall 12/15. It's just missing something to pull me back in, it needs a hint of something more behind the curtain.

Developer(+1)

Thank you for the thoughtful feedback! I love these ideas. I'd really like to expand this into a bigger game and I'll be sure to incorporate them if I do. Maybe even a Wario-Ware type game where the objective constantly changes. 

Submitted(+1)

First level: oh this game is super easy
Eight level: damn it, matt

This is a true gem. So unique and fun! For sure one of the best I'll see around here.

Gotta love all this masterfully applied juice and smooth animations. You rocked, man!

Developer(+1)

Thank yooou! :D

Submitted(+1)

IDK What it is but man it's so satisfying to hit the right target! Good job Matt!

Developer(+1)

Woo! Thank you Oliver 😁😁😁 That must be the feel-good satisfaction of delivering galactic superjustice. 

Submitted(+1)

Harder than expected, but one of the greatest from the jam!

Developer

Aw thank you! 

(+1)

Played Matt's other game Switch N Shoot. He's a pro at taking simple concepts and making them fun and unique. So I had to check out his Game Jam submission and it's awesome. Singled Out is like a more violent version of Guess Who. Will make you go cross eyed though on later levels as your eyes dart across the screen to eliminate the right target.    

Developer

Thanks for the kind words! 😁❀️

(+2)

Found through Twitter! This is one of the best I've played so far, and certainly one of the most original! Hope you're featured in the top 100, or at least an honourable mention! Well done, so absolutely polished considering the time frame!

Developer(+1)

Ah wow, thank you so much!! 😁 

Submitted(+1)

SImple, but very addictive game. well done!

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