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A jam submission

EcholocationView game page

Navigate levels using only one of your senses - your hearing!
Submitted by Dwight Davis
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#184.5004.500
Originality#434.5384.538
Overall#454.3974.397
Adherence to the Theme#4564.1544.154

Ranked from 26 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

Really nice idea. The different elements added throughout the game do a good job at keeping the game fresh, and I also like the art. 

Submitted

Definitely one of the most unique takes I've seen on the echolocation idea. Could have been a bit clearer that the visuals weren't representative of my movement in the first level, but I  figured it out quickly enough regardless. Don’t think I've seen a game use sound in such an intrinsic way before - a very interesting approach.

If you have time, would love to hear what you think of my game; https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2019/rate/461074

Submitted

Hey there, I played through some of your game in this video at around 22:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCQbhr5GAmc&t

Developer

I watched the video and I really appreciated the spotlight! I'm sorry that the fullscreen controls messed with your recording a bit - I'm still very new to all this game dev stuff. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

Submitted(+1)

Points for originality, the navigate by sound thing is really well done and has not been done often,  the fact that you can draw your map to keep track of where you were really makes it i.m.o it kinda gives it a "minesweeper" vibe to it, especially when you have the marker for the trap that gets added.

Nicely done i don't know what i could say more :)

(+1)

Great jobs

Please rate our game too: https://chrono741.itch.io/book-slime

Submitted(+1)

Awesome job on this game, definitely stands out. Being able to construct the map on your own as you play was a great choice.

Submitted(+1)

Great game! It's really fun to rely on the sense of hearing and draw map.

Submitted(+1)

I love games that work on removing one of the players senses and this one did it in such an excellent way! Great job grinding away so many levels (even if I won't get to beat all of them because of that timer) and still making the game look and sound great.

Developer

For anyone concerned about the difficulty, I added some spoiler images you can access through the game page. I didn't have much time for play-testing and balancing, so I'm sorry that some of the levels are so hard :P

Submitted(+1)

Love this game, really engaging, and I'm fond of those graphics!

Submitted(+1)

This was definitely interesting, although I didn't like the timer mechanic at all because I think the rest already works very nicely! After losing in level 6 I didn't want to restart all over. I really liked the ability to draw my own my and I believe this can be expanded further, congratulations!

Developer

Yeah, definitely regretting adding in that timer, or at least making it send you all the way back to the beginning. Oh well, too late to fix it :P Glad you enjoyed it still!

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Fun and challenging! Bit punishing to be sent back all the way if you run out the timer even once  though :'(

4.9/5

Submitted

Wow that is really challening for me D: Now I feel like my hearing is bad, hahahaha. Nice job!

(+1)

omg, it's so fun and challenging! the timer made me try and guess randomly how to get to the goal though, it was too much pressure for me. but it's pure genius. 5/5

Submitted(+1)

I love the idea and execution. Good job!

Submitted(+2)

This is an amazing game for a game jam game. Really really well executed! Lovely crisp visuals! I'm super impressed. I liked having primary use of only one sense and drawing the map myself made me feel like a smart cartographer :P. Great work!

Submitted

Smart puzzle. It would be cool if you saw the puzzle if you finished.

Submitted

Really fun little game! The timed keys paired with killing blocks stressed me out though. :p

Submitted(+1)

A really fun puzzle game! I've seen games that visually display sound as you walk or make noise, but none that let you guess your position by yourself based on the sound (kinda reminds of minesweeper a bit). Really simple and yet difficult puzzle. The 30 second timer was a bit extreme for me tho :D
I think instead of restarting the entire game after 30 seconds, it would be much more interesting if only the level restarts and the blocks you put disappear. That way you will not only have to guess, but to remember. Anyways good luck!

(+1)

This is really cool! It was tough to figure out what was going on at the start but once you get it there is a really good sense of reward. It also has a good level of polish which is really enjoyable. I wish it didn't send me to the start when i lose but its a 48 hr Game Jam game after all. There are endless possibilities with this game as a full title. Nice stuff!

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