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A jam entry

Pool PartyView game page »

Shoot some pool and chill
Submitted by Vivid Legends

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Feel#1493.4003.400
Innovation#1803.4003.400
Overall#2013.4003.400
Overall#2053.3603.360
Aesthetics#2263.4003.400
Theme#2743.2003.200

Ranked from 5 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 Player utilize their ability to pole vault jump not just for combat but as an evasive maneuver.

Third-party resources
Made in Gamemaker, artwork drawn in Aesprite, and music used by thomas mogensen (Drax)

Contributors
This was a one man project with playtest from a family member.

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Comments

(+1)

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

(+1)

Cool game. I can't shake the feeling that we're the bad guy. That ball was just minding his own business until we smacked him off the edge.

Developer

The Sad thing about is that you're probably right.

(+1)

Hoh boy, what a fantastic lil' piece of game.

It's inventive, it fits the theme, and most of all, it's FUN.

You're definetly in my top 10, and congratulations for such a slick project. It lacks tight level design and sometimes it feels rather unrewarding and unfair, but fuck me if that isn't a great concept. Kudos to you! I suggest updating your title to at least a gif, because it'll look even better with a gif there!

Developer(+1)

Thank you very much for the kind words, I've spent an all nighter trying to get the leap attack just right.

If you have the time would provide more feedback on some of the unfair aspects ? I want to try and iron them out.

(+1)

The hitbox properties feel unjustified, so much so that I sometimes feel like I hit the back of a ball and it still cheesed me to its front, making me die. I also cannot gauge how much I'm going to be taken back by a ball and how much pressing I need to do to do the biggest hit - if at all. Furthermore, I have NO idea how the black balls work, sometimes I hit them and they die, sometimes they don't die, what?!

Also, it might be a neat little reference to Pool, but for laymen, we have no idea how many lives we have.

Those are all nitpicks, mind you, but I KNOW it will really help you to get more detailed feedback like this. sorry I didn't do this earlier!

Developer(+1)

*Late reply*

Ok, toke your feedback into consideration and made a few changes.