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A jam submission

Key HitView game page

Hit your keyboard to smash the enemies!
Submitted by GoneLoot — 22 hours, 19 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Originality#1134.2034.203
Fun#3693.6673.667
Overall#4923.6383.638
Presentation#11243.4933.493

Ranked from 69 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your game fit the theme?
The enemies come out og the keyboard, and somo specifically, out of "Ctrl"

Did your team create the art for this game during the 48 hour time slot?

Yes

We created all art during the game jam

Did your team create the audio for this game during the 48 hour time slot?

Yes

We created all audio during the game jam

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Submitted

Solid entry, felt more like key mashing around the area then trying to hit the correct key. Perhaps a punishment for hitting the wrong key might be a good addition?

Developer(+1)

Thank you! Yeah, probably

Submitted

 The UI was very cool looking! and the ants is cute!  If you like  this idea, keep working on it!  Awesome job submitting a challenging game to this jam and i hope you improve your game making skills :)  If you have time, please check out my game :D

Developer

Aw, thank you! I hope to improve and hope you do too!

Submitted

really nice game! I did end up doing as what I see some other commenters did and just mashed the keyboard so maybe you could penalise the player for pressing a key that doesn't have an enemy on it. Still a very solid submission and I had a lot of fun with it!

Developer

Thank you!  Yeah, i've been thinking of ways to discourage that type of play, but thank you!

Submitted(+1)

Really like the concept, but I found myself just mashing my keyboard instead of trying to hit the right keys :3

Submitted

Really like this game's sound effects, first off - I found both the clicking sounds of the keyboard and destroying an enemy to be very satisfying to listen to. The colour-coding of the keyboard is also a nice touch that helps make what's going on be nice and readable. The day-night cycle gave me a chuckle when I noticed it and I liked the change in music that came with it, too! Gameplay is simple and fun, the idea is a neat and original one, just a great game. Nice work! :D

Developer(+1)

Thank you! I actually had to record them myself since all sound effects i found were of people typing rapidly and not just one key XD

Submitted

Very interesting! I love the art and the audio fits really to the game. The game also fits to the theme because it became really out of control. But I think you could just spam on the keyboard so kill all enemies so I wish there would be a system to prevent players from spaming. Great game tho! Good Job!

Developer

Yeah, i get that. Still, thank you for rating it and i'm glad you enjoyed it!

Submitted

This is an interesting concept. The music was very loud but was good and the visuals are good. The ants(?) were not really visible when crawling into position as they are black bugs on black keys, and a drop shadow for the spiders would help a lot too. The idea is there and at the beginning it's enjoyable to try and keep track of everything,  but ultimately once it because chaotic to a certain point I was just mashing my keyboard which was not super satisfying

Developer

I see. Thank you. I already lowered the music since i admit i might have accidentally had my earphones accidentally lower than usual XD. As for the ants, yeah,  i'm gonna replace them with red ants (they're cooler anyways). Do you think a "health bar" for keys that if you mash them too hard they stop working or a "combo" system where if you press only the correct keys you get rewarded would be a better incentive to press correctly?

Submitted(+1)

A combo reward could be really good to encourage that, but I just felt like so many keys needed pressed at once that it was functionally the same

Submitted

So it was a great game with a spectacular difficulty curve it flowed up so nicely that I as soon as I made a mistake I realized instantly how fast it had actually gotten.    good feedback and excellent little distractors from the main enemy flow.    I was partially going to say that it doesn't fit the theme, but seeing your answer it really couldn't more literally fit it :D

Developer

Haha, thanks! Glad you liked the difficulty spike. I tried to make it easy at first and then ramp it up! And yeah, everyone loves puns

Submitted(+1)

Fun little game! Felt like there wasn't much punishment for just mashing everything though. If you could "Encourage" the player to try and be more precise it would improve the game.

Developer

Yeah, i thought of a combo or that keys had a cooldown, but it's kinda too late to change it noow, haha, next time i'll try to remove exploit, thanks!

Submitted

nice game, i think its better disabel shift kery because if you press it 5 times your enable the special keys windows and stop the game, i love this game

Developer

Ah, i see. Then maybe i'll swapt it out with the space bar if i ever do something with this, thanks!

Submitted

 I broke the high score. I figured a strategy in this where I was just pressing the U,H,B keys constantly that would just kill all the bugs in all three rows and then I just had to focus on the flying insects. Rest all was covered by just spamming these three keys. I don't know if it was intended but I felt real smart :P

It is such a brilliant game and so well done. Would love to see a full game out of this concept at some point. :)

Developer(+1)

It was not, however, a strategy is a strategy!  Thank you, maybe i'll complete in the future with more in-depth mechanics, but who knows

Submitted

Nice work creating literally all the assets during the 48 hours! Real impressive. The game itself definitely felt out-of-control pretty quick. 

Developer

Nah, way more people did a better job tan me xP. Still, thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Submitted

I broke my keyboard, THANKS!

jk... Great game!

Developer

I'm not responsible of damages, blame the bugs! (?

Submitted

This is a wild one! I want more full-keyboard games now. What a great idea!

Developer(+1)

Thank you! Maybe some day a full-mouse game will be made

Submitted

I really liked your game!! The entire game is immersive and fun to play. 

I loved how you use the keyboard. I also use the keyboard as main mechanic. If you could check out will be cool XD https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2020/rate/697916

Developer(+1)

Thank you! Your game is also pretty neat

Submitted

Well, you really did hit the theme! Well done XD

One issue is, that you can litterly just spam all the keys at the same time XD

Maybe I would change it that if you like press the wrong key you get punished or some stuff. Just a thought.

but overall really nice game :D

also feel free to check out my game as well, would mean a lot to me :D

Developer

Thank you! Yeah, i gathered from the responses. I think the best idea would've been to add a "combo" system for hitting keys correctly.

I'll check out your game later :D

Submitted

it's very fun very chaotic, i love how the bugs come "out of ctrl"

Developer

Thank you, glad you and so many people liked it. Makes it all worth it!

Submitted

This is a great little game! I love that you have a variety of different bugs and buffs to keep things interesting! The visuals are clear and well made, as is the audio! Well done :D

PS: If you'd like, please try out my game too :)) I made it in Godot as well!

Developer(+1)

Thank you! I'm glad someone else like the sprites! Though even i admit the background is a bit hideous XD

Submitted

Love the game. Great minds think alike ;)

Developer(+1)

Thanks! Though yours is really the superior one haha! Glad you enjoyed it c:

Submitted

You've got a lot more mechanics though.  I love the bug carrying the letters!

Developer(+1)

Though yours looks and plays better. If we combined our powers, we could've hd the ultimate typing game! (?

Submitted

<3

Developer

(Actually, if you guys actually want to try and make that, I'd totally be down! Sounds like fun!)

Submitted

Amazing concept :)

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