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A jam entry

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Submitted by jusjustin with 7 hours, 33 minutes before the deadline

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Ranked from 1 rating. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your submission match the theme?
Player movements also act as actions in the game.

Third-party resources
Game Maker Studio: 2

Eric Matyas: Automation Music

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Simple but nice game! I included it in my Game Maker Toolkit’s Game Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)

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GemDigger is simple but it works well, the mechanic, progression and challenge obvious the moment you start to play. I think it stuck to the theme well but it also worked against the game a little - my hands were getting pretty sore from spamming the move keys by the time I hit the final layer.

I think it could have benefited from some simple effects to liven the game play up a little - e.g. a dig particle effect, or some simple animations - but overall this doesn't detract from the game's intended style. The music was also pretty cool, a nice touch.

All in all, a good game and I enjoyed it. Well done! Rated.


I completely agree with you. Everything you'd mentioned here is something I'd improve in an update. If I get around to updating it again, then I'd love to hear your thoughts again. 

Thanks for playing!



Not a problem. Following you now, if you ever do that update I'll be sure to give it a go!
Once again, well done, a great entry. =)