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A jam entry

GemDiggerView game page »

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

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

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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.

Developer

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!

-Jusjustin

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. =)