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A jam submission

A Wrench in the WorksView game page

A silly game about throwing a wrench for a cup of tea.
Submitted by Paxton (@sethpaxton) — 2 hours, 38 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Adherence to the Theme#9053.6904.125
Design#12442.7953.125
Overall#12883.0563.417
Originality#16202.6833.000

Ranked from 8 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 a cool single boss battle. A little too easy though, I was able to simply throw the wrench through, run around grab it and then throw it again before the boss was able to do anything. Besides that, I really like the simple idea of only one weapon that you have to retrieve. The art and sound are great and who doesn't love a cup of tea? (I'm drinking one right now :D (but it's not too hot)). Nice work :)

Developer

Thanks! I wish I could have spent more time on iterating the actual difficulty of the battle, there will be a small update for post-jam polish.

Submitted
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Developer

Yeah the damaging part is actually the red squares, the animation is only there for effect and is a bit confusing, thank you for the feedback!

Submitted
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Submitted(+1)

A fun little take on a boss battle, I like that it was something different other than slinging a sword at a monster or something, the boiler actually made the whole thing with its' attacks make a lot of sense. I did try to walk up to the monster to whack it before realizing I'd activated some kind of throw thing by accident somewhere in the process, it took me a bit to figure it out but once I did it was a fun challenge. The movement is a little tricky, maybe it's just me and my tendency to spam click in an attempt to smoothly navigate somewhere in games like RTSes, but I kept having the poor mechanic die just on the edge of a steam tile. 

Good job overall, I really appreciate how polished the game is. The boss is adorable!

Submitted(+1)

I love the robot, that's for sure! I must say this reminds me a lot of Titan Soul though.

Submitted(+1)

Interesting idea that I enjoy playing. Didn't know I could throw the wrench however until accidentally clicking on the character. Seems to be a bug where you hit the teapot and it's stunned but if you touch it still you lose.

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! The controls definitely need to be taught better, perhaps we'll do an update.

Submitted(+1)

Fun boss fight and a good take on the 'one thrown weapon' type game. Nice job

Developer(+1)

Thanks! It was a trade off to try something less inventive to put more time into polish (: