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A jam submission

Space Cardet AlphaView game page

Control your ship with cards...
Submitted by N8Dawg
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Originality#2564.0124.012
Overall#2883.8023.802
Fun#4823.5803.580
Presentation#8693.6423.642

Ranked from 81 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?
Your steering options are limited to the cards your draw, and you can't stop moving forward...

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

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Submitted(+1)

Nice game. I liked the idea of using the planets to send to the direction I want even without the perfect cards.

The one think I would change is the card drag. Just by clicking or something using a keyboard I think would allow to have better reflexes, sometimes I lost the perfect timing of the action because I had to drag the card.

Developer

Yea, I've found that to be true as well. I'm adding both ways of control in the next patch. You'll be able to toggle "click to play" on and off, and you'll also be able to use the number keys (or maybe ASDF) to play them. Give me a follow if you're interested in seeing this game evolve. I'll be working on it for a while.

Submitted(+1)

game is very intuitive to play and awesome music

Developer

Thank you very much. My girlfriend picked out the music. They're all free songs, so check them out in the description. You can use them for your projects as well.

And hey, if you're interested in my project, give it a follow. I'm going to be working hard on this one after the jam. I was surprised by how well it played and I'm aiming to make a complete product out of the prototype.

Submitted(+1)

3.51 and loved it! Really like this!

Developer(+1)

Damn, nice time. I'm playing with some updated controls and got just under 3 minutes. Come back in about a day and I'll have it updated with slew of control options and a few new cards in the deck (... and Survival mode will be working).

Submitted(+1)

Honestly, really cool - I'd like to see this one expanded with additional commands (like drawing 3 cards for movement + another 2 for strafing/shooting etc). Congrats on the submission!

Developer

Wow, that's a killer idea. I have several experiments in adding "attacks" and combat to the game that I want to run once this jam is over. Perhaps having a section of the hand devoted to attack cards will solve the issue of not being able to attack whenever you want to. We'll see. Give me a follow if you want to see more. I'll be updating this game the second the Jam ends with some snappier controls and other quality of life updates.

Submitted(+1)

You can certainly turn this into a deckbuilder game if you wanted as well.

Cheers, followed!

Developer

That's the plan. Imma try to get there....

Submitted(+1)

Really cool idea! Enjoyed it even when I bonking into planets :D

Developer

Thanks man. Give me a follow if you wanna see more. I'll be updating it immediately after the jam ends.

Submitted(+1)

Hmm, the thing is, I don't think that the controls are bad if you have the mouse, but playing it on laptops is hard. Surely, I would prefer if those cards could've been chosen with keyboard input (1, 2,3), and if it makes the game easier, then maybe they will have a delay before implementing/or just make the spaceship faster. BUT, maybe it was intentional to not use the keyboard, and in this case, I'm fine with that. I was still able to get over many obstacles normally. 
Also, I found it strange that I could go to the left completely and keep going, although nothing was there. Probably, you know about that too and you were just restricted with time to block this zone somehow. But anyways, interesting game, and I liked the customization!

Developer(+1)

Yep, you nailed it. All those things are going to be resolved when the jam ends and I can upload my new build. Please check back then. There will be a lot more to do.

Submitted(+1)

Sure, I'm excited :)

Submitted(+1)

What an interesting game! The thing I loved about it, was that I didn't even read the tutorial for the game, and immediately got the hang of it! I also love the music, it fits the tone of the game. Sadly Survival Mode doesn't is buggy ;-; but I imagine what it would look like. With a bit more polish, this game would be phenomenal!

Developer

Lol, the only thing in the tutorial that was important was a note saying that I scuffed survival mode XD. If you're interested, give me a follow. This game came out so well that I plan to continue working on after this jam. Survival mode will be fixed once the lock is removed.

Submitted(+1)

Fits the theme well, interesting mechanic. it feels like I have less control but the ship never felt like it was completely out of my control. Very well done.

Developer(+1)

Thanks man. I appreciate it. Yea, I was very pleased with the outcome. If you wanna see more, comeback in a few days and there will be updates right after the jam.

Submitted(+1)

Awesome sci-fi music, fun mechanic!

Developer

Thanks dude. My girl spent forever looking for all the music. She appreciates the complement :)

Submitted(+1)

This is a really cool idea! Honestly wasn't sure how much I was going to enjoy it just because it sounded like things were going to be quite hectic but this is a really well balanced game. Even though I wasn't in control of the cards I still felt like I could strategise my moves. Really good submission!

Developer(+1)

Thanks brother. Give me a follow if you wanna see more. I was equally surprised by how fun the game was once I got all the pieces together. I'm gonna be updating it frequently after the jam, so definitely come back! <3

Submitted

yeah of course! I'd love to see the survival mode in it's full glory!

Submitted(+1)

This feels way better to control than I thought it would be reading the description. The color coding of the ship is a really nice touch. Nice work!

At first I didn't notice the blue arrow pop up so I had no idea how to start the timer. That's probably just me being blind though. You could possibly make it more noticeable by adding text that shows the distance to the goal.

As others have said, cards that do different things would be good, like a U-turn, speed boost, laser, teleport, etc.

Developer(+1)

I agree. I thought this would be a fluke project for a game jam. I never expected it to feel this good to play. Also, you literally listed every card that I didn't manage to get in there in the allotted time XD. We definitely think alike. And yea, I want to at least add some floating text that directs you to follow the blue arrow (another thing that got cut).

I'm super passionate about this project now, so come back in two days and a lot of improvements will have been made. Give me a follow if you wanna see more.

Submitted(+1)

Good game. Cards are thrown very juicy!

Developer

Thank you very much. If you're interested, come back in two days and there will be a lot more features (after it's unlocked for the jam).

Submitted(+1)

Nice job! It would be cool if sometimes you could get a laser blast card to shoot though the rocks.

Developer

Its coming the second this jam is over <3. Check back then if you're still interested.

(+1)

Love the idea. Great job. I would like the cards to show the new direction you'd be going when throwing it down but its not necessary. :)

Developer

Yea, I've had several people suggest that. I made it so the color of the arrow corresponds with the color of the side of the ship that arrow is turning towards, but it's still confusing often time :/.

I'll be adding an indicator after the jam is over, so come back in a week and let me know if it helped or not. Thanks.

Submitted(+1)

I really love the idea and the game feeling is quite nice! well done on your game great job

Developer(+1)

Thanks. Be sure to follow it if you wanna see more. I'm going to immediately start alpha testing more features after the jam is over.

Submitted

Yup i am going to follow 

Submitted(+1)

That's a nice game!

Developer

Thanks. Give it a follow if you wanna see more.

Submitted(+1)

Great game! Maybe a different goal could make the game more fun.

Developer(+1)

I'll definitely have more to do very soon. Just check back after the jam. Thank you for the review.

Submitted(+1)

That was fun and I like the polish that you added :) 

Developer

Thank you. I appreciate it.

(+1)

i love it, the art and music that being used is nice.

Developer

Thank you. Yea, my girl spent a whole day trolling free music sites for music that fit. She really nailed it.

Submitted

Very interesting game! I enjoyed it, I liked the customization option in the intro, nice touch! 

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