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A jam submission

Split-Second SamuraiView game page

Use your samurai skills to read the heart of battle and execute deft swordplay, or die trying.
Submitted by Grug, Axe (@Midnaut) — 1 hour, 43 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Originality#34.5834.583
Fun#44.4174.417
Overall#254.2924.292
Presentation#2284.1674.167

Ranked from 24 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?
Moves must be quickly planned ahead of time. An error early on can lead to being in unexpected and dangerous positions.

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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Comments

Submitted

Good concept, not too hard. But i had trouble understanding how to beat the orange ninja.

Developer

Thank you.  The orange ninja needs to be attacked twice per "round".  He will always dodge to the left.  If we do another version I will introduce an easier version of him first that moves backwards first and better shows that he's stunned after the first hit.

Submitted(+1)

This is an incredible game! Everything fits so well together, if this doesn't make it into Mark's video I'm going to be really upset!

If you wanted to continue building, more level variety in terms of tile set would be nice. As much as I like infinitely cleaning the floor with ninja some additional areas could be nice. Adding an overarching story and a reward for no errors would be nice too. I feel like this game has a lot of speed run potential too.

Overall fantastic game! I can't wait to see if you do anything more with it. Good luck on your future game dev journey!

Submitted

Was super easy to pick up and figure out and it made the gameplay fun to think through. The orange enemy was a little bit funky to me as I sometimes couldn't tell where it was going to move when I hit it. Still, overall it was a great game!

Developer

Thank you!  The orange ninja will always move to the left of the first attack.

Submitted

Awesome!! The game is very polished, it communicates well its mechanics and goals, the visuals are nice, it only lacks sound (but as a jam is totally understandable). You really feel like a samurai having to make really fast movements hahaha

Submitted

This was a wonderful little action-puzzler! You nailed the core gameplay loop, and I think you scaled the challenge rather well. I'd love to see more levels beyond the wide-open arena; I think you could make some really interesting challenges.

The biggest thing I missed from this game was sound -- perhaps you did implement audio, in which case my machine just didn't run it. But in any case, you could really underscore the rhythm of battle if you introduced some juicy audio cues for the charge, movement, and attacks.

Over all, though, you made a wonderful game! I'd love to play it again after you've had even more time to make it shine!

Developer(+1)

Thank you!  We didn't have time to get any sound in, but we're considering continuing development!

Submitted

Turn based samurai game? Yes please! I had some problem with figuring out where the timer for moves (my bad:P ). After that i had some problems with measuring the moves and getting used to it. After that it was pretty decent game:) Good job! Your design is really solid!

Submitted

This game was a serious amount of fun. It made me feel like a badass at every moment and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great take on the theme as well. Took me a moment to really understand things but after that, complete bliss

Submitted

Once you get the hang of it and start zipping around the level it makes you feel really cool! The idea of queuing up moves is really fun and there's a ton of potential there

Submitted

The art style and game setting fit really well with the mechanics! Nice progression of training dummies to fighting real ninjas. I ended up stuck on a level against someone with 2 kunais that didn't seem like they could be defeated since they just kept spawning ninjas. Someone on the GMTK discord told me I had to corner them and then hit it twice so I might go back and try again later.

This definitely needed some audio and I think it would really cool if you synced it so that the action planning window were synced to the beat. Then it would almost be like Crypt of the Necrodancer but you can do multiple moves at a time with enough planning.

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing!  The double ninjas will always dodge your first hit but you can predict how they move and hit them again!

Submitted

Really fun, the game got me engaged, I see so much potential in here

Submitted

Very unique game.

I like the two infinite ninja kids in a trenchcoat.

Submitted

Really good unique mechanics, just needs some sound

Submitted

Really cool game and awesome mechanics, all it need is some badass music. Congrats keep it up.

Submitted(+1)

This is so great, I felt so smart when I finally killed the orange ninja

Developer

thanks a bunch :) i dont think we are getting much traction but i appreciate the sentiment :) feel free to share if you like it enough

Submitted(+1)

This one is so good! I like the programming logic and that there are different kinds of enemies that need different kinds of attacks. Nice work!