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Life is SnotView game page

Snots live for only one minute.
Submitted by Blackthornprod Games (@NoaCalice) — 3 hours, 38 minutes before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#3583.8143.814
Overall#5023.8073.807
Originality#5813.8043.804
Adherence to the Theme#7983.8043.804

Ranked from 306 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Nice graphics, fun game! I included it in my GMTK Game Jam 2019 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)

Submitted

Cute game, it was VERY difficult though. I'd love to see better level design but keep to the same mechanics and exploration!

Submitted(+1)

This is weird, interesting art but not much of a game?

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it is a ok game

Submitted

i love the idea it selves unique and interesting as usual noa 

Its sweet and at the same time melancholic aspect give it a very accurate originality.

Submitted

Love the art style, reminds me a lot of old flash games like fancy pants! The exploring gameplay isn't my thing but I can definitely see it expanding into something interesting.

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Love this little creature!!!
This game makes my eyes wet.
Love the music, it just fits the life process of this little creature.
And the concept that different life process with different abilities is genius!
Congrats!

Submitted

Beautiful game! I love how the "only one" is so important to the narrative. 

Submitted

Beautiful game! I love how the "only one" is so important to the narrative. 

Submitted

I just watched your devlog about this game.  It is so great!  I like the aging concept.  Could you please check out my entry~  It is made almost completely by learning Unity on your YouTube channel :D

Submitted

Such a sad story with such a lovely when you find love. lol :D It's neat idea, well implemented, with fun aesthetics, funny sound effects, and easy to follow objectives. The camera is a little fast for my taste but then again the whole game is supposed to have that rush feeling since I only live for 1 minute :D 

I loved everything about this game, however, I did notice a few issues.


1: The time speedup worked really awkwardly. It sped up Time.timeScale itself, not just the aging process. This led me to fly off the edge numerous times.

2: The game seemed laggier the more I played it, to the point of around 10 frames per second, but this may have been an issue on my end. After a refresh it worked fine.

3: The (spoiler) heaven snot seemed a bit random.


Other than these, this was a wonderful, cute and fun game! Well done :)

Submitted

That was so adorable adventure. WONDERFUL

Submitted

Great work Noah! Glad you made it in time with 3 hours left. Game is really interesting

btw you can also check out our project https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2019/rate/461032

Submitted(+2)

Nice work, team! Here's my detailed review:

Design [2/5]: The concept behind the game is nice. It's cool that each character only has one minute to live, and I like that you're put under such a high-pressure situation. However, there are some drawbacks in the details that hindered the overall experience of the game for me. Here are some examples:

  • The art is cute, but it can sometimes be difficult to tell what is and isn't safe to touch. For example, I actually thought the female snots were enemies for a bit. This example is particularly frustrating because there was some tutorial text at the beginning explaining that the goal of the game was to find female snots. I think this would have been a good opportunity to show us what the female snots look like.
  • The movement mechanics and controls are not adequately explained to the player as they are needed. Because the first level is so open, sometimes a player will reach a spot where they need to use a certain mechanic (like speeding up time, using a double jump, or flying). For example, there are several spots on the first level where using the "speed up time" mechanic might be needed. However, the only place you can learn about it is by going down and right from the start position. It's possible that players will explore the entire level without coming across that explanation sign until the very end, which is frustrating. The other movement mechanics have similar frustrations. I had no idea I could double jump initially, and I was extremely frustrated when I found out that aging actually removes your ability to double jump. It's really cool that the player's abilities change as the snot grows older, but I don't think this is explained to the player in a straightforward manner at all. I had to die many times before I even fully understood the basic mechanics of the game, and I don't think that's a positive player experience. To summarize this criticism into a single sentence: the level design does not adequately teach players everything they need to know to solve the first level efficiently.
  • I think the selling point of this game is that you have very little time to execute a plan. You have to look around you, analyze the level, and then plan out your path all within a minute. That's actually a really clever idea for a game. However, the level design makes it nearly impossible to make an accurate plan until you've already explored the level and died several times. Let's say I start the first level by exploring the left side of the map. I go over there, die, and have to restart the level. This time, I decide to explore the right half.  For argument's sake, let's just say I discover that it would be most efficient for me to explore the right half of the map first. However, I had to die to find that out. I don't think that type of trial and error makes for a fun gaming experience. I think it would have been much better if the levels were smaller and you could see more of the map at once (more zoomed out camera). That way, players could analyze the situation and form an accurate plan without a bunch of trial and error. I died a lot on the first area before I came anywhere close to finding all the female snots, but it isn't because the platforming is challenging or difficult to execute. Rather, it's because I had no idea what 99% of the level looked like on my first playthrough, and the short time limit did not form a good partnership with that fact.
    I don't think the short time limit was a poor decision at all. However, I think the game suffered from being exploration-based rather than being execution based. Showing all of the level at once isn't necessary, but I think more linear levels would have fit the mechanics better. If the levels were linear, I would have felt like my deaths were caused by my poor execution, which is a positive player experience because it would encourage me to get better at the game. When I died in the game as it is now, I felt like it was just because I hadn't seen everything yet, and that I just had to grind out a few more tries to see what the level actually looked like before I could start executing a plan. Overall, I think the decision to make this game exploration-based is probably the biggest flaw.

Adherence to the Theme [5/5]: Not much to say here. You only have a minute to live. Cool concept!

Originality [4/5]: I have seen platformers with extremely short time limits before. For example, most of the levels in New Super Luigi U have incredibly short time limits. However, those are straightforward platforming levels while this game is more about exploration, so that makes it a somewhat unique experience (ironically, I think this decision is also the game's biggest weakness).

I know I had a lot of harsh criticism for this game, but that's partially just because of how much potential there is here. The art style is cute, the music is nice, the game is generally well-put-together. I think that if the level design was more thought-out, the objective of the game was more focused to emphasize the strengths of the core concept, and the game did a better job of teaching the mechanics to the player through level design and tutorials, then this could be a really nice game. I know the developers put in some hard work here, and I appreciate all of that. Having said that, it wasn't a very enjoyable experience for me.

Submitted(+1)

man you 're awesome i need your feedback in the future since i am making big game and i need a lot of feedback 

Submitted

Vamos Messi, carajo!

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Smart use of the theme, that one minute soundtrack is very pleasant as well as it embodies the concept and the narrative. And I like the fact that you have to discover your evolving abilities. Again, quite smart.

Superb, but flying was never explained, nor did the changes in the elderly age look like wings... I tried several lives to find a sweetspot of jumping height for the icy uterus obstacle  :D

Submitted(+1)

Not intuitive level design and weird controls. nothing to say about art and music which are very nice, but it's not rated.

Paul and JF are huge fans of your Youtube channel so this was a treat for them to play on stream last night. The concept of aging providing different abilities and obstacles was a really unique take on what could have been a really banal idea. There's a lot of areas to explore and quite a bit of replayability that is surprising for game jam titles. The only criticism that was brought up was that a few of the aging abilities or traversal were a little unclear that led to starting over.

This is a great little game and we look forward to seeing if you develop this further!

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