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A jam submission

Flail FallView game page

Tumble uncontrollably through the air in this unique platformer. Made in 48 hours for GMTK Game Jam 2020.
Submitted by Pixelulsar (@Pixelulsar) — 30 minutes, 41 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#4573.6603.660
Fun#4913.5743.574
Presentation#6513.7873.787
Originality#6653.7233.723

Ranked from 47 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 is a platformer where the player is "out of control" whenever they are in the air. Each jump and dash must be executed carefully because the player will flail and bounce until they come to rest on the ground again.

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

This is a great game. Pixel-art is amazing. My favourite animations were the frog, the dying ghost and the falling stars. Game was really hard at times, and even when the controles felt a bit floaty, the overall discontrol feeling of them was really well accomplished because it did not feel annoying. Great work! 

Submitted

Really fun game! The stun from jumping didn't feel out of place, but it did also get a little bit annoying if I jumped and landed on the same elevation. It feels like it would've been better if you feel to any platform lower than your starting elevation rather than on every jump. I also found myself getting stuck behind small ledges when I wanted to jump to a slightly elevated platform sometimes too (guessing because it was trying to bounce me off the wall but couldn't because I just immediately hit the floor again?) Also, the dead frog souls were a nice, subtle touch to highlight death (reminds me of how red goo splatters everywhere when you die in super meat boy, gives your death a feeling of permanence, like it actually matters more).

The level design was good and it was really satisfying to watch the frog get stunned and hurt himself with all the screenshake and whatnot. It really felt like he was hitting the walls and ground hard, which was strangely satisfying (does that make me a bad person? lol.) There were some areas where it felt like I needed to do really precise platforming. This isn't a bad thing, but I got stuck on the last jump of the final part right before the final free fall for probably 2-3 minutes. I got a bit impatient and was bordering on quitting when I finally got it by narrowly missing a wall spike. 

That being said, most of these things are just minor nitpicks. Overall, this was a genuinely fun game. I really enjoyed it a lot and if you continue development, I think you'd have a really good game on your hands. 

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This was super freaking fun! Congrats on that, the stun for the single height jump got the teensy-iest annoying but this was just a fun polished game. It's one of my favorite games that I've played during this jam.

I think you could have gone with different colors for your graphics, something that pops more. Perhaps a gray for the platforms with that background. Also adding some texture to the background, but not too much, would add some visual dynamism. Music for this would be so great, something to just add the right amount of anxiety and panic (lol). Sincerely though, this was really well done! If you could give ours a play, I would appreciate it!

Submitted

One of the cleaner submissions i have played so far! I would have loved something more once you bet the game, like a little end screen or something but other then that I have no real complaints. Real fun

Submitted

My 4 year old daughter played your game. Here is her feedback: "We should tell him his game is the best game ever, but we should tell him that it was running slow. Can I type on the keyboard? I really want to type on the keys." 

I also played it and thought it was very charming. Well done!

Submitted

Amazing! Really satisfying controls, and the jumps you pull off must have taken so long to get just right. Level design is great at leading you to the answer without beating you over the head. All together great little game and great use of the theme!

Submitted

Highly frustrating and addictive!

Simple but very effective graphics, chip tunes to match, and a great gameplay hook that fits the theme well.

Only wish the “dizzy” animation were a little quicker so I could get back into it sooner.

By far the best game I’ve played from the jam entries!

Great game, so addicting, the mechanics in the dash were well made, the only bad thing i could find was the fact i was not capable of move around with the WASD keys, beside that,  a perfect game, beautiful graphics too

Submitted

I hope you continue working on the game, you did a great job!

Submitted

masterpiece 

Submitted

the game is well balanced for the GMTK 2020 theme

Submitted

On of my favorites ! great job ! 

Submitted

Stunning pixelart and animations! playing the game was also very enjoyable especially large falls when your character bounces around wildly.
Only thing is the landing recovery were abit too annoying, maybe make them shorter or only happen after large falls.
Great submission overall!

Submitted

Awesome, very unique mechanic. Though sometimes it wasn't very clear what to do next and unintentionally bouncing past a checkpoint was quite annoying . The only thing that really bugged me out was the fact that frog gets stunned for a while even after the smallest of jumps ;)

All in all - fantastic concept, pleasing graphics, fast gameplay (with fast restarts).

Also, that careful placement of some platforms (so that frog could smoothly bounce from one to another) must've taken some time to arrange, but it was definitely worth it!

Submitted

Really love the retro-vibe of the game and the movement system is really nice!

Submitted

OMG, the chaos of pinball bouncing with more gravity and the design of the game it is very solid entry :) great job :)

Submitted

I like it! the level design is really solid.

Submitted

The idea it's pretty cool and funny! good work!

Submitted (1 edit)

Very very good. Great art and gameplay. Tough platforming but super fun! Finally beat it!

Submitted

I loved the concept! Very hard and cool, well done!

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