Indie game storeFree gamesFun gamesHorror games
Game developmentAssetsComics
SalesBundles
Jobs
A jam submission

AFK on a UFOView game page

What's it like to control an alien spacecraft?
Submitted by randomphantom — 14 seconds before the deadline
Add to collection

Play game

AFK on a UFO's itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Originality#5193.7973.797
Fun#6903.4223.422
Presentation#9133.6093.609
Overall#9373.3753.375

Ranked from 64 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?
You need to press keys on the entire keyboard and you soon find yourself running out of control, while attempting to transport objects that are crashing into each other

Did your team create the art for this game during the 48 hour time slot?

No

We used pre-existing art

Did your team create the audio for this game during the 48 hour time slot?

No

We used pre-existing audio

Leave a comment

Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

Comments

Viewing comments 31 to 12 of 31 · Next page · Last page
Submitted

Had some issues with confusing colors (a great deal of the green objects like the parasols looked cyan or very close to yellow on my screen), but that was quick to sort out. Also, depending on the combination of keys held down, most keyboards do not react too well and become unable to detect certain key presses - not sure if that was intended but on mine if I held G+V then the up arrow key would no longer be detected.

Other than those small issues, it's a cool, fun one - wish it was a little longer!

Cheers and congrats on the submission!

Submitted

This game is super unique and a lot of fun! Awesome job! :D

Submitted

I watched this in a couple of streams and saw people who never tried to collect multiple things which bothered me, I was really glad to learn I could.    I really like this, you made it challenging but still not frustrating to complete.   Only issue I ran into at all was a yellow truck that could be picked up from halfway across the map, it would literally come flying from off screen to join my current collected items.     Only way I solved this was to run it to the edge of the map and let momentum drag it off into the void.

Developer

That was a bug that I discovered as well upon further playtesting (attracting the car tires would cause the main car to get magically attracted too :P) Great idea solving it and thanks for playing!

Submitted

Cute game, loved the writing! I feel like the levels were a tad long for a jam context - if there's one thing I've learned from watching all the streams this week, it's that for a jam game you want to show the player your best ideas within a couple of minutes.

I didn't really understand (until I read the comments and looked closer at the thumbnail lol) that I should've been grabbing multiple things at once - this idea could definitely be communicated and tied to the core mechanics better I think, especially because I have a feeling this is where the game really shines. The most obvious way to do that is a time limit but there's definitely other ideas you could explore - anything that creates those risk / reward decision points for the player.

Great entry with some nice polish, congrats on getting it done!

Developer

Thanks for your feedback, I didn't anticipate players to do it one by one, that must have felt more like tedium than fun! 

Planning to do the "gmtk thing" where I put two things close to each other such that players discover they can get sucked together. Was thinking of a time limit and a hard failstate to force that as well.  

Submitted(+1)

I saw this game in the gmtk live! Cool concept, i really like it, the game is pretty polished too! Rated! please check out my game too :D

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing, Mark really laid it rough! I already downloaded your game, checking it out now!

(1 edit)

great concept, the execution is well done. the game is fun but it seamed to me that the game couldn't detect when you press many keys at once

Developer(+1)

I think that's unity's fault (max 5 keys, didn't realize it until its too late :P) thanks for playing!

Submitted

Being colorblind, the second level was pretty tough to play.^^' And pretty long too! Fetching 40 objects quickly becomes repetitive.

However the concept is very surprising at first, and pretty fun to discover. You try to scan everything, explore different possibilities... It's pretty smart! :) But it might be more fun to look for various objects rather than collecting a large amount of some. Finding what kind of objects were "green"(~ish, for me at least :p) was interesting! Gathering all of them, less so.

It's still a solid concept, with a nice presentation. Good work!

Developer

Ah dang - sorry for suffering through the second level! Might need to rethink how to do this for accessibility, maybe some shader. Can I check if you were picking multiple objects at one go? The second level was admittedly on the long side though. 

Submitted

Quite fun game, even if I didn't understand how the game fit the theme

Developer

Ah the theme is running out of fingers to control the UFO, but you could certainly do it one at a time :D Also the mess gets out of control after a while. Stretching the theme a little though :)

Submitted (1 edit)

I got to kidnap trees. this is all I have ever wanted from a video game. 

For real though, it was a quirky and fun little game, with a fun perspective on UFO kidnapping. Probably the green level may have been a bit long, and it would be cool to see other places, but obviously time's always a factor. This game had a very chill and laidback feel to it. 

The only thing that I would say, I was hovering over a dumpster for ages, because in my particular dialect it might be called a bin or a skip or a tip etc. and I had to think what someone else might call it, and it took me a bit of thinking. I don't know how it could have been done any clearer though...

Edit: Also, I forgot, but the reading went by quite quickly. It might be a small gripe, but I didn't manage to read all of the text, especially in the earlier bit.

Developer(+1)

Ah, I think the spacebar to scan to get the names of objects wasn't too obvious. Hope you weren't guessing through most of the game :P Didn't realize we had a potential treekidnapper here, um police?? Thanks for playing!!

Submitted

Cool idea! Love the concept, it reminded me on some mobile games! It makes me go YES!

Developer

YES yes, was looking to some mobile games for inspiration, haha. Thanks for checking out the game :D

Submitted

Nice Idea I liked it !

Developer

Thanks for playing and glad you liked it :D

Submitted

Honestly a lot of fun, and the presentation is great. I love the idea of having to wrestle with the keyboard more and more to account for picking up different objects. Good job!

Developer

Thanks for playing and I hope it didn't end up destroying your keyboard!

Submitted

Using the beam to move objects around feels really good. Interesting Idea. frequently changing objectives could be a lot of fun.

Developer(+1)

Interesting idea for objectives, may consider putting that! Thanks for playing and love your disco puzzle game too!

Submitted

great game , the idea is sooo good

the controls could be better 

but overall this game is outstanding

Developer(+1)

Agree that the controls could be better finetuned, hopefully it felt out of control enough though! :D

Submitted

i just LOVE the idea so much, i had so much fun with it! Only things that would have been great would have been to show, that i dont have to wait for the stuff im carrying to follow me. i was kinda worried it would drop if i was too fast, and i had some trouble aiming all my stuff into the designated area and sometimes had to spend a lot of time making everything fit, maybe the stuff in there could just vanish, so its less hard to put new stuff in. Nevertheless i had SO much fun, i could have played 10 more levels of it! I really loved the twist in the second level, that you have to avoid something and i think this mechanic has a lot of potential for a whole game!

Developer(+1)

Really glad that you loved it :D I think it could benefit from a zoomed out camera when stuff is trawling around besides faster movement for those objects attracted. The stuff inside the box was intentional so if you dumped wrong stuff in you'd have a challenge separating it from the right stuff.

Submitted

Amazing idea and a really great challenge! It got a little difficult as I'm using a screen filter which made my screen more orange, so greens were hard to distinguish, but overall very fun!

Developer(+1)

I use f.lux too and didn't realize the color issue until test playing it too late at night :P Thanks for playing!

Submitted

Really great game and fun mechanic, could definitely be made into a full release! But doesn't seem to fit the theme very well...

Developer

Thanks for checking the game out! Probably a niche audience being just a PC game for keyboards though. Yes admittedly stretching the theme a bit :D

Submitted

The game might better fit the theme if you somehow forced the player to pick up all the objects they needed to clear the level at once, making the mess really go out of control. Otherwise I had fun playing!

Developer

That's a great idea! Was thinking of doing a time limit too to force quicker play. 

Submitted

The game might better fit the theme if you somehow forced the player to pick up all the objects they needed to clear the level at once, making the mess really go out of control. Otherwise I had fun playing!

Submitted

Very Katamari, I loved it. It didn't quite get how it fit the theme, but it was lots of fun, thanks!

Developer

Yes its a little loose with the theme in the end with the challenge being toned down - Katamari was an obvious inspiration :D

Viewing comments 31 to 12 of 31 · Next page · Last page