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A jam submission

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Kill your targets. Keep control. (Made for the GMTK Game Jam 2020)
Submitted by LlamaDev Games (@IIsALlama) — 9 hours, 33 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Originality#15043.3303.330
Presentation#18083.1253.125
Overall#20552.9092.909
Fun#24832.6252.625

Ranked from 88 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 game is about the player's mental health going out of control

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(+1)

Dang that was dark. I really like how it changes as you lose sanity. 

Submitted(+1)

I liked the pixel art and the animation of killing a lot!

Submitted(+1)

The game has an interesting concept and the the video and audio feedback are good. However the core gameplay seems lacking and it was frustrating when I'd be chasing a target and they disappeared.

Submitted(+1)

Really original concept and a fun game! I really like the use of the theme and the music and visuals created a really tense effect. However, the only thing holding back the game is the lack of polish, the game really needs a background, even if it's a simple one and should probably be in some kind of setting. Also I think the walk animations could do with a lot of improvement, although I did like the sprite art, especially the art for the main character. Finally, I think there needs to be a big punishment for killing an innocent player to make the game have more of a  purpose. However, overall I enjoyed my time playing it and the game has a lot of potential, good job!

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

I like it, super dark. I feel it did a good job of illustrating the concept you were going for. Could use a bit of polish, the characters despawning right as I was getting in range was super frustrating. Maybe have just the ! despawn. Especially if there eventually is a punishment for killing innocents, could add a bit of tension to each kill. Overall well done!

Submitted(+1)

Well, here's my toughts:

  • The game is really dark. I'd suggest setting a warning
  • The menu isn't that visible, don't know it's a good thing to do...
  • Lokking around with the player seems to don't serve any purpose...
  • No motivation to kill people, or get money
  • No punishment for killing an innocent, the game seems it can't be losed
  • It's so frustrating when you are chasing a people and it despawn right on your face
  • No rewards for perfect playing (took me a while to test that)

Overall, i liked this game a lot, and i probably play it for more time than i should... Good Job!!! 👍

Developer

Thanks, that's a really good list of feedback

Submitted(+1)

oh god that wascreepy. good job

Developer(+2)

Is it just me or is yoshi lookin kinda... BEEEG

Submitted(+1)

Haven't found many mental state centric games during the jam, was pretty fun!

Developer

Thanks! Still need to play your game for the reviewers discord lol

Developer

Thanks! Still need to play your game for the reviewers discord lol

Submitted(+1)

I'm not sure how exactly the insanity thing works. Is it just a cap on the number of kills? Is there actually a way to lower it? That seems like something the game should make a tad clearer. The way people poped in and out of existence was distracting and, when following a target, annoying. I think this was really interesting, but I feel like I just didn't get it.

Developer

Killing people reduces the player's mental health, and killing non-targets reduces it more. The screen slowly gets more post-processing until it gets to game over. But thanks for the feedback!

Submitted(+1)

I really liked the idea. Using your mental health as the end point was nice. I think that with a little more difficulty (like people searching for you or something like that), this game would be much more fun to play. Other than that, It was pretty fun too play, it was cute and spooky at the same time, and the transitions between different mental states was really well executed. Pretty good game!

As a side note, I'm not sure if I'm the only one but, whenever the volume of the game was lowered betwen menu transitions, my browser's volume did the same. I was using YouTube... weird...

Submitted(+1)

this game is adorable, the stab animation moment is very dramatic and I love that part. 

Submitted(+1)

The game is pretty fun the creepy atmosphere is on point. If there is more time to work on the art it will be the perfect horror game.

Submitted(+1)

Fun upto a certain extent. It is pretty easy to hit an enemy and avoid hitting the civilians, should increase the difficulty by adding a new feature like time for next correct kill. 

Loved to play as John Wick to be honest

Submitted(+2)

The atmosphere was suitably creepy, but I did not really feel the sense of being out of control. The controls themselves work well enough, and the difficulty ramps up with each kill, but it feels incomplete, like it needs a game loop or a particular challenge to master and improve on.

Developer (1 edit)

The idea behind the game is the player's mental health going out of control. And yes it does feel incomplete, because it is XD

Submitted(+1)

Really cool atmosphere!

Submitted(+1)

Wow, what a dark game. It kind of reminds me of some moments of TV shows, where a character is tasked to murder, and the characters mental health gets more worse. Great approach! 5/5 for the originality!

Developer

Thx :3

Submitted(+1)

I think you can add a store to spend money, which could  provide players with incentives to carry on the murder. 

Grim thoughts, what if killing innocents in fact yield more, way more money?

having goose bumps just by thinking of that.

Developer(+1)

We were talking about adding a store, but we felt it didn't really fit. Also we wouldn't have had enough time. Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted(+1)

it looks good, but it is quite boring.

Developer(+1)

Yeah, the game is lacking in gameplay elements. Kinda ran out of time :/

Submitted(+1)

Cute art style! I like it when you earn money in a game

Submitted(+1)

I made 2000$ before I lost control! Very fun! I learnt that random murder is bad for your mental health which is a good lesson to learn! I like the little cutscene when you kill someone. Game is a bit minimalistic though, but thats okay!

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