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A jam submission

Something Smells FishyView game page

UP ARROW - move forward SPACE BAR - jump TAB - change directions
Submitted by JekPasanBurner — 3 hours, 54 minutes before the deadline
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Something Smells Fishy's itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Cursed (theme)#572.8702.870
Concept (gameplay)#792.6962.696
Overall#862.6382.638
Presentation (visuals)#1192.3482.348

Ranked from 23 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Here’s my unfiltered thoughts as I play your game:

  • The audio is extremely loud, I had to lower my system volume to 2%. Some kind of volume control would have been great.
  • The text “press SHIFT to start” on the main menu is tiny and hard to see and read, it took me a few seconds to figure out how to start the game.
  • Same goes with the instructions in game
  • Interesting idea to press TAB to switch but pressing the UP-arrow to move left/right doesn’t feel very intuitive/instinctive. I’m not sure but just a suggestion to try out, perhaps use left/right arrows but pressing TAB toggles them on and off, only one work at a time.
  • As you probably know, the level goals need some kind of graphics. Even a white circle would have been better than the tiny text “end level here”.
  • Interesting with different challenges, like sliding, jumping high etc on each level

Overall a fun game that could have used a final touch, a bit of polish. Good job for 2 days.

Developer

thank you for your thoughts, in the post jam version i'll definitely fix up some of the major problems, like the lazy graphics, tiny text and weird controls, and also thank you for playing and rating the game

Developer

ok so, i lost the game files like a scrub when trying to reinstall windows so i'll go kill myself brb

Submitted(+1)

I played this yesterday, but forgot to leave a comment! So here's your comment! Fun gameplay, but challenging. I like the weird controls, it makes it unique, and really gives a lot of flavor to the game. Congrats on this, it's a lot of fun :)

Developer

thank you so much for your review, your entry was also interesting and unique, and over all one of the best games submitted to the jam in my opinion

Submitted(+1)

Interesting concept but why up button to move?? ^^'

Developer

cause the way i imagine the game is that the fish doesn't know how to use his legs, and as such the controls are all weird, adding an extra layer of challenge

Submitted(+1)

Nice concept, I think a few more levels with more variations would have made it really worth while. And also was moving forward with the up arrow a curse in itself? xD

Developer

how i imagined it is that the fish doesn't know how to use his legs, so you need to press the up arrow to move, but thank you for the feedback

Submitted(+1)

+ Interesting controls makes for a different mechanic!
+ Sounds and music

- While I liked the use of assets, some more variation would have been nice

Developer(+1)

thank you for the criticism, in the post-jam version (if i ever make one) i'll try adding more diversity to the tileset

Submitted(+1)

Good job JekPasanBurner I enjoyed it!

Developer (1 edit)

thanks

Submitted(+1)

Very cool idea, and a good amount of challenge. Took me a while to get the hang of it, and it was really fun doing so. Nice job!

Developer

thank you so much! your game was also a fun and interesting experience