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A jam submission

CrabshootView game page

Bullet hell game with four enemies-- but only one is real.
Submitted by Lavaloid (@Lavaloid) — 7 hours, 4 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#10053.0633.063
Originality#12303.1253.125
Overall#12663.0833.083
Adherence to the Theme#14003.0633.063

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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Comments

Submitted(+1)

I'm not going to leave a rating because I'm too bad at bullet hell games to give this a fair try, but I was also very bewildered at the explanation of the rules. My interpretation is that one of the crabs would eventually run out of attacks because it can only use each one once, but I never survived long enough to test that theory :(

Submitted(+2)

The idea is interesting, but is unfortunately poorly communicated. I didn't understand exactly what patterns to look for, and all the bullets just kept distracting me.

It would be nice if the game started at an easier setting with fewer bullets so it's easier for the player to learn the core mechanic, and then at a later level introduce this bullet hell.

(+1)

An interesting idea, but unfortunately the execution didn't quite make it through. I found myself completely guessing whether it was the correct target, because the instructions were vague and the attacks were not varied enough to figure out the puzzle without trial and error.

The concept of a puzzle/bullet hell is an interesting one, but I'm not convinced it worked here. Maybe if the puzzle elements were more exaggerated and the instructions made clearer, then it might show a better example of what you're going for.

Developer

I agree that this idea could be executed in a much better way. I think my biggest blunder was spending too little time in designing the puzzle part. Thanks a lot for the feedback!

(+1)

Very unique concept. A lot of thought and work must have been put into this. Great work! :)

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted(+2)

I liked the intro, but wasn't really sure how to recognize the real crab from the shadows.

The art is cool.

Developer(+1)

Thank you! It definitely was a mistake on my end, as I didn't state the rules clearly.

Submitted(+1)

Funny (but challenging) game! Quite hard sometimes to dodge everything (these damned blue bullets...), but this is nicely done.

I ended beating the crab but I'm not sure I understood exactly how... Anyway I love the small intro!

(+1)

I like the art behind it

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

I was not quite sure how to figure out which was the real crab, but the game looks and feels lovely! I especially like the music glitch when switching enemies.

Developer

It was explained during the story bit at the beginning, but I probably should've made it clearer. Thank you for the feedback!

Submitted(+2)

Cool game, I liked the wide variety of attacks. The players hit box isn't 100% clear though as sometimes I could walk through the crabs projectiles but still good

Developer

Thanks a lot! I purposefully made the player's hit box smaller to make it easier.