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A jam submission

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Find the 7 keys to unlock the escape portal. Staying idle will help you!
Submitted by djokavex (@DjokaGames) — 5 hours, 19 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#143.9473.947
Audio#163.5263.526
Accessibility#232.9472.947
Overall#263.1653.165
Controls#383.0533.053
Fun#412.8952.895
Originality#592.8422.842
Theme#592.9472.947

Ranked from 19 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Godot Version
v3.2.3

Wildcards Used
Good things happens to those who wait / Dare yo fail

Game Description
Find the 7 keys to unlock the escape portal. Staying idle will help you!

Source
Unsure

Discord Username
Djokavex

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Comments

Submitted

That was crazy :D Very nice look and feel, the audio fit well. The controls are a bit weird and I didnt read the reload info at first, maybe a bigger font for such info next time :)

Submitted

I Played the game. It was nice but it took a while before I got used to the controls. I love the graphics and vfx nice game. Well done

Submitted

I love the visual aesthetic and the audio! The purple disco floor background and the fog of war around corners makes a great atmosphere. The level design was also simple, but well-done. It's just enough of a maze not to get too confusing but also not to feel too easy.

The enemies do seem to suddenly jump out way too close or just instantly shoot you. This works better when you can anticipate it by getting information about where enemies will be (something like the peeking mechanics in Invisible Inc. or Mark of the Ninja), when restarting is not that painful (like resetting the room on death in Hotline Miami), with more healing opportunities (as with Glory Kills in Doom), or even if they just don't instantly attack and shoot directly at you (enemies always miss the first time in Bioshock so you don't take a hit first in every single fight).

The waiting to reload mechanic absolutely massacres the pacing -- especially the right click shot, since the wait time is not cumulative. It can even soft-lock your ammo because the enemies appear so suddenly and move so quickly. If you don't fully reload after every encounter, you might accidentally accrue a following of more red squares than your ammo and health bar combined.

Submitted

Fun game, I liked the audio and concept.  After several attempts the best I got was 1 key.  Kinda wished the enemy movement was not as jarring, they sort of feel like they teleport into you just either because they are waiting around the corner or their deceleration is high. 

Submitted

Cool game, it's nice to see some great effects and juice. Music and sound also fits nicely. Only thing that made me stop to play is the reload mechanics. I get that it's using a wildcard but I feel that's it is slowing down the game a bit too much to my taste. In particular I got killed a few times because I ran away and tried to reload but the enemy caught up with me. Maybe make the enemy give up after some distance ?



Submitted (1 edit)

Wow, fun game! The graphics are nice, the gamefeel is great (love all the juicy effects), and the controls feel very nice!
My one complaint is that the "waiting to reload" mechanic feels at odds with the rest of the game. It's full of fun, fast-paced, action packed excitement, and then once I run out of bullets I just gotta sit around for like 10 seconds to full reload. The alternative is to just stop moving for one second every time I fire, which also doesn't feel great.
Overall, though, great work! I had a lot of fun playing!

Submitted

very smooth control , i like it the visuals are good

Submitted(+1)

very smooth control , i like it the visuals are good

Developer

Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted(+1)

One of the better games in this jam. Could use a bit more polish tought to going from good to very good. But it is highly recommended

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! Yeah there is still some bugs I didn't succeed to fix. I will try to make a better version later!

Submitted(+1)

I need a windows 32 version please 🙏🏽

Developer(+1)

We cant upload a new version during the vote phase, but I put a Win32 version on my google drive if you want ^^

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a3TKL6ewgCoeketGp6pkakJ19CYMlg5M/view?usp=shari...

Submitted

thanks

Submitted(+1)

The graphics are stunning, but I'm not gonna lie this game is way too hard, it could use some balancing, but aside this issue it's a great submission I had a good time playing it, congrats!!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! I know that waiting for reload is frustrating but the goal was to know if we want to greed for the best time but risk to have not enougth ammo, or wait to reload but lose some time.

I will do a new version as soon as we can re-upload with a easy mode where the weapon reload automatically and staying Idle regenerate health.

Submitted(+1)

I really liked the graphics and shader stuff, it's beauty. Congrats!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted(+1)

Wow the game is really tough! Had a lot of fun playing it and I love what you did with it, good job!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! Yeah maybe the game is too hard. It's not easy to balance it when you develop and play it all the time :D

Submitted(+1)

Liked the gravity effect with when hitting enemies. Played well and felt pretty fair, though I agree with the other comments about the odd feeling of standing still to reload.  Might have been good to regen health when standing still instead?

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! I know that waiting for reload is frustrating but the goal was to know if we want to greed for the best time but risk to have not enought ammo, or wait to reload but lose some time.

I will do a new version as soon as we can re-upload with a easy mode where the weapon reload automatically and staying Idle regenerate health.

Submitted(+1)

glad im not the only one dealing with the html5 audio issues with godot lmao. really fun game good work with all the post-processing effects on taking damage and the 2d shadows, it looks real clean. 

Developer

I still don't know how to export in HTML5 with correct sound :(

Submitted(+1)

It's a fun game, and looks really nice. I think the idea behind waiting to reload is interesting, especially with the wild card, but it really felt off and slowed down the game play.

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! I know that waiting for reload is frustrating but the goal was to know if we want to greed for the best time but risk to have not enought ammo, or wait to reload but lose some time.

I will do a new version as soon as we can re-upload with a easy mode where the weapon reload automatically and staying Idle regenerate health.

Submitted(+1)

Cool game, Waiting for reload was ultra frustrating in fast paced game, enemy ai, non - regenerating health, it just does not work together well. Art and music was cool.

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! I know that waiting for reload is frustrating but the goal was to know if we want to greed for the best time but risk to have not enought ammo, or wait to reload but lose some time.

I will do a new version as soon as we can re-upload with a easy mode where the weapon reload automatically and staying Idle regenerate health.