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A jam submission

The Vanishing HitchhikerView game page

On a lonely stretch of highway…
Submitted by wetcircuit — 1 hour, 3 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall feeling#123.5383.538
Originality#143.7693.769
Narration#153.2313.231

Ranked from 13 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

Pick a number between 1 and 10.
14.

Sassy.

Technically impressive. I wish you had more time to finish the narrative. It reminds me about a show I worked on in grad school, though it fell apart.

Submitted(+1)

She sounds like a thot indeed. Something about this presentation was really compelling, probably the mix of cinematic 3D and silence. Very cool!

Submitted(+1)

Those character models look great! I think this would have benefited from having background music , even stock music (I wish I added some sound to mine as well :P)

Submitted(+1)

I liked the story and atmosphere. I didn't manage to play everything, though, because I got motion sickness by the floating camera :/ To be fair, I'm very prone to motion sickness, but I still wanted to let you know that it can be an issue for people with a super sensitive stomach

Developer

Ahhh! I hadn't thought about that. :( very sorry.

Submitted(+1)

Well done. It'd be great to find out the ending as well someday! Great atmosphere and dialogue!

Submitted(+1)

This has a great, spooky fell.  Love the animation and watching the minute changes of expression on the characters' faces.  The story trope was effective as well - at certain points I was waiting for all sorts of dramatic things to happen.  Well done for getting this done for the jam.  You should develop it further.

(+1)

I don't know if there was an ending, but I really liked the ghost story.

The mention of the theme was forced, ellipsis-comma is odd, and I wish there was a single street light to pass by them every so often to improve the illusion of movement.

But mostly, I wish you'd used consumable choices instead of all sticky ones, I clicked the story twice by accident and it takes a while to get through again.

Awesome what you were able to accomplished during the jam. I really loved the cinematographic camera angles.

Developer(+2)

Thank you. My first gamejam ever, and all your comments are true. The ghost story was the only writing I actually finished in time after working out all the tag-parsing… I built my UI around 3-choice menu, but wasn't sure how it would handle consumable choices, so rather than risk errors as the deadline approached, I was stuck with some clunky passages just to "prove" the interface works…
Ran out of time to build to the thematic climax….