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A jam submission

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A lil duck learns that there are some things in life you just can't control. (Visual Novel)
Submitted by NK13 — 22 minutes, 13 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Presentation#1324.2994.299
Overall#4333.6803.680
Originality#9633.5673.567
Fun#10383.2163.216

Ranked from 97 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?
When I thought of out of control I thought of how in life there are lots of things out of our control. How we end up fixating on the things we can't control rather than on what we can 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?

No

We used pre-existing audio

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Submitted(+1)

That was beautiful! I loved the presentation and the message was well delivered. That you managed to do this in 48 hours is seriously impressive. My goodness that's a lot of writing and art! Shame I missed the rating window by literal seconds. You have a bright jamming career ahead of you!

Developer(+1)

Your words mean a lot - thank you ;w;;

Submitted(+2)

Cute little story about anxiety and self doubt. Kind of weird that I relate to the story when I got to University in engineering rater than High School. Thanks for sharing the story !

Developer(+1)

It can happen to anyone at any time o:

Thank you so much!!

Submitted(+2)

As someone who went through quite a lot of the years spent in High School and College with sleep problems, depression, and anxiety to the point of having panic attacks, I really like what you did here with the game's narrative. I came in not knowing what to expect just reading the title and seeing the cover image, but hoo boy that hit harder than it probably should've. The art style is lovely, and the choices of music fit the mood of the scenes they were used in quite well. Well-written and a pleasure to play/read through. Great work!

Developer(+1)

I'm glad you were able to relate to it (though, I hope your situation has improved/is improving by the day)

This was based off of some of my highschool experience, so it makes me happy that people comment that they felt the same - makes things feel less lonely

Glad you enjoyed - thank you so much!!

Submitted(+1)

That's very kind of you to say, thank you! Likewise, I hope you're improving and navigating through recovery well! The loneliness can feel horrendous at times, so if you are still struggling (which I'm not hoping you are, obviously), remember all the replies to this game like mine... and also seek out the help that you need. Don't let yourself suffer in silence again, alright? Take care!

Developer(+1)

Thank you for your kind words and you take care as well~

Submitted(+2)

Really really cute :P

Developer

Thank you c:

Submitted(+2)

The watercolor art is wonderful, and the story is uplifting and charming. I'm extremely pleased with the narrative focus on the jam theme; where most games are about physical player controls, you've opted to make a narrative story specifically confronting the emotional and situational aspect of having things Out Of Control. [Also the quacking and honking in the script gets old, but who am I to judge when my game is filled entirely with grunts for voice lines?]

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much!

Yea I figured that'd be the case, but I wanted to be consistent for they are ducks afterall xP

Submitted

I found the quaking rather comedic, like a character will just be going on about something when suddenly -quack- It's like it's (wait for it) ..out of their control? xD Anyways, I liked the quacking. I'd recommend making it stand out within the dialog quack rather than removing it.

Submitted(+1)

This is really beautiful to look at, and very wholesome! As someone who is not an artist, I'm impressed how much art you made in such a small amount of time, and with a whole story too! Really good job!

Developer

Thank you so much that means a lot ^^ (my wrist still hurts haha)

(+1)

One word : CUTE

(+1)

One word : CUTE

Developer

Thank you so much >w<

Submitted(+1)

Awwww your game is so sweet. I honestly found it really relatable, and I love how you used the 5 points. Thank you for making this!

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for your kind words ;w;;

Submitted(+2)

The characters in this game were all very adorable. Normally I'm not the kind of person that goes after this style of game but i really enjoyed this one. Putting the theme of the jam into the story rather than the gameplay is a bold choice and it really worked out well. Good job!

Developer(+1)

Ahhh thank you so much :D !!

Submitted(+1)

Art is nice and the story is relatable and engaging. A very unique approach to have the theme as a story. Great job!

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much >w<

Submitted(+1)

Such a good story. U have a good knack for story telling, and the characters are so adorable. 

Overall it is a good game.

Developer

thank you so much ;w;

Submitted(+1)

This is beautiful :)

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much ;w;

Submitted(+1)

This is a nice break from all of the crazy games about wrangling out of control cars and space ships! The art and story are charming and engaging. Great job!

Developer

glad to hear that - thank you!!

Submitted(+1)

Yea, this was really adorable. Great job.

Developer

Thank you ^u^

Submitted(+1)

I'm not usually a fan of visual novels, but this was wonderful. The art was absolutely perfect for the story being told. Thanks for the great game!

Developer

Glad ya gave it a try - thanks for the kind words :D

Submitted(+1)

Really adorable, love taking on themes of things that happen in real life that are out of control and often uncomfortable to talk about.

Developer

Thank you so much ^w^

Submitted(+1)

This game is just awesome.

It was more than a game for me.

It was like a free therapy session.

I feel like a imposter as s developer (coz my art sucks). Many people feel like this.

Thanks for making this game.

Developer

Aww thank you so much ;w;

Submitted(+1)

i really love this art! 

Developer

Thank you c:

Submitted(+1)

Super cute art and love that you took the prompt in such a heartfelt direction.

Gameplay wise, I thought the pacing was a bit slow, and the dialogue could have come in quicker (lots of fades between sentences even in the same scene).

But overall, nice work!

Developer

Thank you ^^!!!

Okay that's pretty fair o: It's funny cuz I was worried the gameplay was too fast and sudden but a lot of people are saying the opposite, so I'll be sure to keep that in mind!

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