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A jam entry

MelonWalkerView game page »

Take melon-puppy for a walk
Submitted by Cian&James, ComputerJames, hitcherland (@hitcherland) with 14 hours, 35 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Innovation#174.5564.556
Theme#214.4444.444
Overall#474.1114.111
Aesthetics#834.2224.222
Feel#1563.3333.333

Ranked from 9 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your submission match the theme?
The floor of each room is a keyboard. Typing sends melon-puppy towards those keys. It also enters the code to unlock the door and lifts tiles. A combination of the 3 are required to finish each level.

Third-party resources
Made in Unity, fonts from dafont.com, sounds from freesound.org and music by our pal Mark Cantan (markcantan.bandcamp.com)

Contributors
Programming and design by Cian Booth (@hitcherland)
Art and design by James McDonnell (instagram.com/jimgravy)

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Comments

(+1)

Just adorable

(Edited 1 time)

I love:
- Using the keyboard as the field of play coupled with a character driven by your typing is original
- The global ambiance is nice, graphics and music fit well with the absurd humor of the game

I would have love if:
- The game detected the physical layout of the keyboard used and be localized for popular layout. I played on an AZERTY in QWERTY mode and it was a bit weird, and AZERTY is not that much different so I'm wondering what the experience is for speakers of not Western-European languages. (QWERTY / AZERTY)
- The escape key didn't quit the game instantly. A simple pause menu would be a great addition, I killed the game by pressing escape at the 3rd level when I was looking for a pause function.

I enjoyed the time I spent on your game, I hope to see more of it :-)

Developer

Thanks! We're quite happy with the way it looks and sounds! 


Keyboard detection is a bit more difficult; we'd have to hand edit each level for each keyboard layout, because there aren't maps for key positions. Maybe if I think of a smart way to scan keyboard images... 


On the other hand, the escape key thing is a good shout! it was a last minute addition so it's definitely on the list of things to change. 

This is really cool! Very fleshed out, fluid animations, cool look and it's just a lot of fun!

Developer

Thanks!