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A jam submission

CEEFAX: IN THE TIME OF PLAGUEView game page

BBC CEEFAX is your only source to figure out what food isn't plague-ridden
Submitted by HeyYeh — 2 days, 17 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Controls#13.9003.900
Originality#14.6504.650
Overall#23.9333.933
Theme#54.0004.000
Audio#63.7003.700
Graphics#94.0504.050
Fun#103.3003.300

Ranked from 20 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

The aesthetic of this game is pretty impressive, I loved the mood, and the gameplay itself is original, great job :) 

Developer

Thank you very much for the kind words! Glads you liked it :)

Submitted

This game surprised me and made me laught. As far as I can see, this is my absolute Jams Favorite so far. 

Here I played it:

Additionally, I corrected the audio-rating to five stars too. ;)

Developer

Haha very glad it surprised you! From what I understand you're not the first person to jump straight to feeding their kids the neighbour either ;)

I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and especially happy that it surprised you!

Developer

Also, very interesting to see your approach to the game. The best way to play is making a list of the food and eliminating each food item from clues throughout the game which is obviously a slow one. You saw a lot of clues and almost made the right choice but restarting the game meant resetting what was safe unfortunately haha. Great video though, very genuine voiceover!

Submitted

Oh no! It resets? So sometimes it is correct to eat the neighbour? :D
Your game creates an incredible atmosphere with text only! The weather precast, sport and new stories really make it deeply multilayered.

Developer

Haha it absolutely is sometimes correct to eat the neighbour - depends on if there's a story out there about someone else eating human and falling ill... ;) And that's incredibly kind of you to say, I'm blown away by the fact that people are actually enjoying it!

Submitted

I'd never heard of CEEFAX till now. The game has a pretty chill vibe, which is an interesting juxtaposition versus the underlying plague theme.  The channel selector felt pretty smooth and the graphics are all pretty consistent which contributes to a pretty authentic playing experience.  Definitely impressed with the dedication to fill out the channels. Great job :)

Developer(+1)

Awesome! Very glad you had a good time even without the nostalgia element. I am all too aware that the Ceefax style can be a liiiiiitle painful on the eyes if you're seeing it for the first time. Filling out the channels was always what excited me about the idea the most, I'm definitely a writer before a programmer ha! Thanks for the kinds words :)

Submitted

this jam is yours XD

Developer

Haha! I love the confidence but it's a strong jam!

Submitted

Really strong XD

Submitted

So.... much.... efffooorrtttt..... This game's really good.

Developer

Thanks man! I did what I could haha

Submitted

Great entry. Really novel theme, and I think the chill music compliments the idea of going through a plague and horrors outside really nicely. The song was very pleasant to hear. I totally missed out on Ceefax but it certainly conveys the experience of another time! Well done.

Developer

Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you had a good time even without the nostalgia factor :)

Submitted

Extremely cool and clever. Nice work

Developer

Thank you! Really appreciate the positive words, Justin :)

Submitted

Really original idea, done well too. Good job!

Developer

Thank you so much! Very glad you enjoyed it :)

Submitted

Really cool idea and executed really well!

Developer

Thanks! I am just thankful that you had a good time! :)

Super cool! Really well polished too

Developer

Thank you so much! I was keen to polish it as much as I could in the time I had - who needs sleep?

Submitted (1 edit)

Phew… this one is hard to vote for me. Well executed. The graphics are spot on but also pure eyecancer. :-D

Dont get me wrong, great job.

Developer

Haha I can't argue with the eyecancer element. As in your face as the visuals for Ceefax were, they have such a strangely calming feeling to them for me. Maybe it's nostalgia? Maybe it's my brain slowly shutting down because of the intense colours? We'll never know...


Glad you enjoyed it!

Submitted

This is amazing 😱. Super spot on with the 80s theme and the randomness. I love the little stories and nice details you've added. That is a lot of content!

If I had to mention anything, I'd say I missed some more SFX when navigating menus and events taking place in the game.

Wonderful job! 👏

Developer

Ahh thank you so much! I really appreciate the kind words, and that you enjoyed it. I knew I had to fill this bad boy to the brim with content to sell the concept as best I could so I did what I had to do

Very fair constructive criticism too, sound is still something I'm dipping my toes in with game design in general so I will take that on board for the next one