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A jam submission

Chainball!View game page

Submitted by Windmill Games (@WindmillGames), ebernerd (@ebernerd) — 59 minutes, 5 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Fun#874.0434.043
Presentation#1014.3914.391
Overall#1114.0584.058
Originality#6563.7393.739

Ranked from 23 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?
Please read game page before playing! - Chainball! fits the theme of GMTK 2021 by putting the player in the role of a prisoner, joined together to a heavy metal ball while playing a prison sports game. The goal of the game is to master the relationship between ball and player, allowing for an interesting take on the traditional sport of football (soccer).

Did your team create the vast majority of the art during the 48 hours?

Yes

We created the vast majority of the art during the game jam

Did your team create the vast majority of the music during the 48 hours?

Yes

We created the vast majority of the music during the game jam

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Neat concept, but it's hard to judge a multiplayer game when that's where all the content comes from. I couldn't get a hang of the controls and the AI beat me easily. Perhaps a training level to teach the techniques in-game would be a good way for a player to learn. In a live game, it was hard to practice. I could go into a multiplayer match to practice but it still doesn't feel great. 

Very nice polish though. The controls feel alright but the ball collision has a super satisfying smack. Well done!

Submitted(+1)

Good execution of original concept

Submitted(+1)

This was awesome dude!! One of the best entries I've played so far

Submitted(+1)

Really cool game! Only won after 3 rounds but i did it! Amazing that you made an AI for the game, it doesnt seem to weak or too strong so its perfect.

But i found out that moving diagonally is much faster than moveing in one direction. If it isnt intentional i think you have to multiply the speed with 0.7 or smth like this when moving diagonal. and i thnk you can make the players be a bit faster, crossing the whole field takes quite some time

Submitted(+1)

Definitely the best multiplayer game I've played for this jam! The controls are surprisingly easy to pick up thanks to the great physics, and its very fun to swing the chainball around before hitting the football at just the right angle for it to enter your opponent's goal. The game can get a bit slow at times but making the game more fast paced might've made it too hard, so I think the pacing is great as it is. The presentation is top notch, there isn't a weak link in terms of 2d art, 3d art, particle effects, animation, sound, and music. Not to mention the AI, this game's AI is so good no other jam game even comes close! Its cheating is noticeable if you look closely and its a bit easy but its still very fun to play against! Undoubtedly one of the best games made for the 2021 GMTK game jam!

Submitted(+1)

Amazing submission. Games that are easy to learn but hard to master are beyond the best in my opinion. The amount of polish put into this game is really impressive, and I had a lot of fun. Kudos to your team!

Submitted(+2)

Nicely done. I really loved the look of the game, especially little touches like the rain particles or the reflections. It's kinda hard to control, but I'm guessing that's a given considering you're chained to an iron ball. Also, a blast to play with friends, and the music's a bop.

Submitted(+1)

Loved your game. from art to gameplay. Good Job on finishing it to such a extent. 

Submitted(+1)

Awesome voxel graphics & lots of potential for more that I'd love to see!

Would definitely like to see this expanded with power-ups and maybe a little story mode about release from prison only being granted to the winners of the chainball tournament :D

the AI was also really good, even if local VS is the recommended option!

Submitted(+1)

This game is sick, v good party game idea

(+2)

Very chaotic, very fun. Imagining a 2v2 sounds like a great party game

(+2)

A could see this as a full indie game release (with more content and polish of course)

Submitted(+2)

The game looks really polished and the AI works surprisingly well. It really feels like you are chained to a ball while still giving you quite some control. 

Submitted(+2)

I could imagine this being so much fun vs a local player, but playing against the AI was fun too! Awesome polish and super satisfying to score goals. Great work!

Submitted(+2)

I really enjoyed both the art style and the gameplay. It's such a lovely game made in such a short period of time. Good job!

Submitted(+2)

Amazing art style and polished gameplay. This was a fun one, even against the CPU.

Did you think about adding physics to the human bodies so that players can bother each other?

Submitted(+2)

This is awesome, definitely a 5 for fun from me. The layered 2D artstyle is also really interesting, neat!