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A jam submission

The Next HeatwaveView game page

We had to move after the heatwave,a creature attacked, it's only weakness is heat, your, is hiding
Submitted by TheMadPigster (@theMadPigster) — 2 days, 11 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
AUDIO#342.3082.308
FUN FACTOR#362.3082.308
POLISH#412.0772.077
Overall#492.1382.138
VISUALS#492.1542.154
THEME#571.8461.846

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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Comments

(+1)

Scarry game xd. But I am not normal and dead effect makes me happy xddxx. Nice concept and mechanics. I couldn't win, but enjoyed it. Good game!

Please, don't forget to check my entry "Jolly Job" :3

Developer

Thanks, and, yeah, I will check out your entry!

Submitted(+1)

Dying, getting my legs chopped off,  having friends. Don't know what is more horrifying :P

All of the endings that I found were well thought out, the music track was spot on too. Well done!

Developer

THANKS A LOT MAN! This really helps! Have a nice day!

Submitted(+1)

I'm weak to scary movies, so I don't play these types of games often.  It's a great start!

Developer

Thanks man, LOVE your games btw

Submitted(+1)

I got strangely into that. The music was killer, and the strategy was neat, but I had so much time at the end, so there wasn't really much reason to be frugal. I survived, but then on a second attempt (looking for the ladder that I still haven't found), noticed a single lone star in the sky and decided to follow it... For a long time. Not a particularly fruitful trek, but whatevs. 

It would have been cool if there was more actions to complete, and a kinda tight timer. It also would have been cool if you could see the monster in game, and feel the nerves as you're not sure if it will make it in time. Also, you mentioned in the game desc that the monster's weakness is heat, but I didn't see anything bout that in game, maybe a missed opportunity that you've gotta learn about the monster and maybe light a heap of fires to protect yourself? Cool stuff, would love to see that expanded on

Developer

Thanks for checking out my game! I didn't have much time, only about 10-9 days, but this is what I could make in that time. I am going to add the monster physically in the game later, but I didn't have enough time for that, unfortunately. 

And also, that jumpscare screen in the end, I know, it's bullsh*t, but I'm working on it. I had to work remotely, since my computer was home, while I was not home.

Tip, first thing to do, look in the first box you see when entering the house, after something to attach the door again. 

You can also get in the hatch in the roof if you find a pole.

I will add more actions too, and some more polish to the game, since this was mostly a prototype.

REMEMBER! There are three endings to get.

Submitted(+1)

Tried the game a few times but I didn't survive from the beast! I tought inside the house hole would have been enough, but... nope! XD
A reset button in the gameover screen would have been usefull (I had to close/reopen the game in order to retry).
The game is good, there is the right amount of tension and the music sets the mood very well.
Maybe disable the house description when you are inside it, I clicked on it a few times by mistake. 
Good job, keep working on it!

Developer

Thanks man! Means very much to me! And also, that about the house description, yes, I'm gonna fix that, and Imma make a reset button on the gameover screen. Thanks for the feedback, it's really helpful! Have a nice day dude.