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A jam submission

Venona: A Cold War AffairView game page

From Russia with ḽ̵̓ȏ̴̢v̷̪̍e̴̼̚
Submitted by Jess Andz (@Jess_Andz), Rose Dallas Behar (@rosebehar), Markositta — 49 minutes, 54 seconds before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Historical Accuracy#63.8133.813
Thematic Relevancy#133.9383.938

Ranked from 16 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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I loved the music! It has a very Final Fantasy 9 feel to it (hopefully that's a compliment to the composer!) I like the art, specifically the backgrounds had a lot of character. My one negative would be the minigame felt maybe too long, and needed some audio-visual feedback when you failed/succeeded, as sometimes it was hard to know. Other than that, oustanding quality <3


I'm glad you liked our game! Thanks for your feedback


I am not a fan of reading a lot especially in a game, maybe there could be a better way to tell so much detailed story without losing the player attention and foucs 


Thanks for giving it a shot even though it's not your preferred genre of game!


I enjoyed it a bit even though great job


A dating sim is the last thing I expected in this jam.

Anyway, it's great. The music, art and story all come together to create a very narratively cohesive experience which is normally really hard to do, kudos to the talented team. I played the communist sympathizer route and I had to think a lot about my dialogue decisions because you wrote the characters that well.

One complaint is that the gameplay is a little repetitive and boring (it gets harder, but still remains boring) and for a rhythm game I would have liked to see more variations.


Wow, thank you so much for your kind comments! I definitely aimed to make sure that the player choices were impactful so it's lovely to hear you enjoyed making those decisions! The rhythm part of the game certainly could've been developed further, we agree. We may give it a polish once the jam is over.

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Wow, great game! The art and music were great, the gameplay had a great difficulty curve, and the narrative, though short, was quite interesting and well-written. I loved how my choices clearly effected the ending. Great work!


Thank you!! I'm glad you enjoyed the game <3


Beautiful artwork and UI!


Thank you!! <3


This game is one of the best ones I've played so far, love the art style (gotta ask: did you guys draw the art on traditional papers or digitally cause they look cool).

The music also fits great in the game.


Thank you!! (gotta respond: I did it digitally, I'm glad you liked it <3). 


Really well done game. I liked how there's a story line mixed in with the game play. Art was great too. You guys should be proud.


Yeah! I loved how Rose made the gameplay matter to the story, really cool!

I'm glad you enjoyed the game <3


Visuals were great, I could really see the effort put into them! Only thing I would add would be a volume slider option for the music. Good job!


Thank you!! <3 <3