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Ranked from 82 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?
It's a shoot em up where your ammo is out of control as it changes every time you kill an enemy
Did your team create the art for this game during the 48 hour time slot?
We created all art during the game jam
Did your team create the audio for this game during the 48 hour time slot?
We created all audio during the game jam
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this was a fun, challenging game and i liked the bosses espetily
I think my skill in this game has improved as I play, and would improve more if I continued. It's a challenging arcadey game. At the start, I didn't understand all of the mechanics, such as how the guards noticed you only when facing you, and how the scientists replenished your health (edit: the tutorial was ignored...).
Like JUSTCAMH said, I kept trying to use the arrow keys to move left and right. It would be fine if I built muscle memory, but it was just difficult as my first time playing.
The pace was definitely frantic, and I might have appreciated a couple more lives, as long as it doesn't make it too easy. I would be less paranoid about dying and more focused on the offensive.
Different difficulties might be interesting, changing the spawn rate, damage dealt, and life count.
Unfortunately, I haven't gotten to the boss, but I'll have to try later when I have more time :)
The audio and graphics both worked really well.
Thank you for your feedback :). I'll keep it mind for future builds
This is an awesome little game, I'm glad I slipped in for a last minute rate! The main thing that I had trouble with was the dash, I wanted to use the arrows to dash left and right since it made sense spatially. X also makes sense, but when I'm in the heat of the moment, I always seem to use the arrows to dash, and end up firing instead of moving. Another thing to probably fix; pressing escape in the tutorial somehow crashed my computer... Dunno why, possibly due to escape simultaneously being the command to exit fullscreen AND return to title?
Anyway, the game is really fun, and it'd be awesome to have extra variation like bosses. Random thought; it'd probably be fun to have some sort of procedural 'endless mode', where you can climb up a never ending tower rescuing people, and overcoming lots of procedural goodness. But I could also imagine bosses being a ton of fun! I love the art style in this one, the monochrome palette + red and yellow is so striking. Everything was super responsive, and all round it was a nicely polished game. Well done, I look forward to your future updates!
Thank you man :). It means a lot coming from you. I'll definitely think of more for this game. An endless mode seems like a nice idea actually. It would work with this style of gameplay. I'll do what I can. Wrt bosses I need to design some which actually force you to make use of your movement system. So that will take some thought.
Either way, thank you for trying out the game :)
Pretty fun game with a unique concept, lot of potential as an arcade style time killer, very polished. Really liked the different weapons too. Only issue was it was a bit too challenging for me personally, I found that sometimes too many civillians spawned for me to save and the enemy bullets might travel a bit too fast, but that's just personal preference, I'm sure some people prefer the high challenge :)
Thank you for playing man :). The civilians were only to regain health. You actually don't really need to save them otherwise other than to increase your combo. And yeah, a lot of people feel the game is a little too hard XD. I'm going to be releasing a post-jam version for pc and mobile after the jam though. It's going to be comparitively more easier and balanced. Thank you for playing and for your feedback :)
Ah, didn't realise they were just for health, in that case the spawn rate for them is probably good. That does remind me of some other feedback I forgot to add, the tutorial page you made was a bit too visually busy, I'd maybe seperate it onto multiple pages so it's not a visual overload :) It's a really fun game though, and I enjoyed playing, good job!
Nice idea and a fun game. Very original! It was a bit hard to play on my german keyboard because z and y are switched compared to english ones. None the less a nice experience.
Thank you for playing man :). I was not aware about that issue, but I will be making a post-jam version with re-bindable keys. Thank you for your feedback none the less :)
Thanks for playing man :)
The fact that the gun you use changes with every kill makes this game a really fun shooter, and some of the guns are really funny! I mean, a goose with TNT strapped to its back? You never know what you're gonna get with these Jam games.
Thanks for playing man :).
P.S that was a duck btw XD
Wow! what a great game! i love the scientists health mechanic, as most of the arcadey games in he jam doesnt have that
Thanks for playing man :)
I like that there was a tutorial so I could understand how to play.
Because I wasn't able to give you your 69th rating, I'm evil and ruined it >:)
All the different types of ammo are fun to use. I like the chicken ammo the most! It's difficult but enticing to keep on trying over and over! I hardly got any better though. Guess I suck. Let me try again :)
Thank you for playing man :). That was a duck btw XD
This was a really neat little arcade game. I liked the presentation a lot, and I really enjoyed the different ammo types! Painfully difficult, but I suppose that's what makes it frantic. Great job!
Thanks for your feedback :)
Of course! We'd love your feedback on our game as well, if you haven't already. SpaceBus
The constantly-changing gun is hilarious.
I'd add some i-frames after you get hit however, as it's very easy to get killed by a single enemy, for me at least (I fail).
Thank you for playing :). A lot of people have said the game is a bit too difficult so I will be adding an invincibility state after getting hit in a post-jam update. Thank you for playing and for the feedback :)
Really solid game and a lot of fun! The only comment I'd have is that it's a bit confusing at first just because the mechanics are a bit frantic, but that could also be considered gameplay, and keep in mind I'm not the best gamer out there. Wonderful endless feel. Good work!
Thank you for playing :)
Tight twitchy gameplay, was a little confused by the left/right keys though as sometimes it would move to the other side and other times would shoot. Enemy bullets are kind of unforgiving though. Game encourages camping at the top side (so you don't get them doing the jump on you). Enjoyed the varying weapons.
Thank you for playing man :). Actually the left and right arrow keys were not supposed to work. Z and X were the keys I actually assigned for shooting and moving through the building. I had forgotten to remove the left and right arrow keys. I'll be doing that in a post-jam update. Either way, thank you for playing and for feedback :)
longest combo 27, highest score 670, I am proud of myself. Great arcady feel, like it.
Thanks for playing man :)
Very smooth, feels like a really old retro game (think pacman), I understand it was for the jam, but I think the weapon rotation could have been better as pickable power-ups.
Thank you for your feedback man :). I suppose I'll re-think how weapons are chosen after the jam. Thank you for playing though :)
The game gives a retro arcade vibe.
This is nice, I've scored 680 points several time.
One thing I would change is the control scheme, it could be depending on the side of the building. (but maybe you've tried and it didn't work)
The wacky weapons are cool :)
Thanks for playing :)
Hey, this is a really well put together game. Really nice style and plays really smoothly. Duck is the best weapon. I wanted to get further but that difficulty curve is intense!
Thanks for playing man :). I'm going to be flattening that curve a little after the jam with a post-jam update
Fun, addictive and challenging! Really well done!
Thanks for playing man :)
Very good game, and interesting mechanic ! ^^
Once you get used to the controls (pretty quickly c:), it's very addictive xD
Thanks for playing dude :)