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A jam submission

Running John: Escape from The Heat-waveView game page

Heatwave is coming! High temperature isn’t the only variable that can form killer heatwave.
Submitted by marlowololo — 12 hours, 46 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
THEME#63.5003.500
POLISH#172.5002.500
Overall#272.5502.550
FUN FACTOR#282.5002.500
VISUALS#422.2502.250
AUDIO#442.0002.000

Ranked from 12 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

WOW! Amazing gameplay. I love this concept with run :) I enjoyed it a lot. Great job

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

Submitted

Running by using your legs indeed was funny. Liked it! About visual design, i think it  would be clearer to make a heatwave (definitely dangerous and harmful for player) more aggressive-looking, by using red or orange colour, that are always strongly associated with danger. It wasn't obvious that ice-cubes will attack this wave, because they are both light-blue :D

Submitted

Very cool game! Follows the theme perfectly! I had a lotta fun playing this! Please consider trying out my entry, Juicy Jellies. 

Submitted

Awesome game. The running was a bit of a pain until I realised that you could just press k and l at the same time without punishment. Not sure if it was intended, but it sure made the run a whole heap more comfortable. I really enjoyed John's derpy run cycle, good stuff. 

Developer

Hi JUSTCAMH, thank you for playing and sharing your thoughts. Glad that you enjoyed John's run cycle !

There's no punishment when you press k and l at the same time, although it may slow down John's speed. Anyway, feel free to follow your playstyle, since it works ;)

Submitted

Good theme use, literally a 'wave' of 'heat' hehe.  I thought the music was good~ kinda western mixed with Spanish vibes.  Mashing the keys is tiring a bit, maybe just make it auto run the whole time so the player can focus on other mechanics :)  But still fun, good job!

Please check out my game 'Heatwavy' it's a platformer shooter~

Developer

Hi NeatGames, thank you for playing, sharing your thoughts and sorry if you feel the mechanic to run is quite tiring XD

We are trying to find a mechanic that can incorporate the feeling of discomfort due to heatwave, as well as the feeling to be chased intensely. Have you tried to collect the jet drink (the blue-colored can)? It will let John runs automatically for ~5 seconds, as indicated on the bar above John, so you can rest your fingers a while :)

Will check your game and let you know our thoughts ;)

Submitted

Hey ! It's D3nX from DreamVeloper Team ! So I just tried your game and what I can say is that I lost my two finger trying to run against this horrible heatwave x) More seriously, this game got a very nice gameplay, the tutorial is very comprehensive and and the graphics aren't bad at all ! Now the problems, I feel like the music is not very well suited for the game, and there is a little bug : sometime a rock pop from nowhere and it slow us down. Oh and by the way making the heat wave as a water wave but hot is a nice interpretation of the theme aha ! Good job !

Don't hesitate to check our game and review it ^^

Developer

Hey D3nX, thank you for playing, sharing your thoughts and sorry if you feel the mechanic to run is too much XD

We are trying to find a mechanic that can incorporate the feeling of discomfort due to heatwave, as well as the feeling to be chased intensely. Have you tried to collect the jet drink (the blue-colored can)? It will let John runs automatically for ~5 seconds, as indicated on the bar above John, so you can rest your fingers a while :)

Will check your game and let you know our thoughts ;)