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A jam entry

A Visit from St. NicholasView game page »

A game named after a poem. Merry Christmas!
Submitted by siepiau with 4 days, 16 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Aestheetics#84.2734.273
Gameplay#113.7273.727
Overall#183.6363.636
Overall#243.4003.400
Innovation#263.0913.091
Theme#472.2732.273

Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Developer

Thanks for playing and rating my game guys! Happy 2018 and here's to making better games in the new year! 

https://siepiau.itch.io/riskreward-webgl-version

Little Games has already said most of what I have to say. I didn't finish the game, but the game is sure as heck beautiful. One thing i would like to say is It lacks UI. And it is quite short. But the models and the game itslef looks very peaceful and good. Like LittleGames said, it does not match with the theme.

And a suggestion, you could've added a menu to change the colors of the sleigh and other stuff. Of course it would ruin the christmas feel but at the ame time give more depth to the game. And also powerups could've been added. One thing i forgot to mention is that the camera movement is lovely.

I didn't submit a game, so I can't rate. But if I had to, I would give it 6.5/10.

Sorry for the harsh rating, but the game can be bland and boring. It possesses serious potential if you continue to work on it and make it an endless runner game. I would for sure love to play it.

Overall, the best part is how beautiful it is.

By,
Ishan3090 (On Discord)


 

Developer

Hi, thanks for your kind comments and fair ratings. I do agree with your assessment that there is not enough mechanics to provide much lasting playability. This is a learning process for me and your comments are very helpful.

I just started my first ever game jam two weeks ago with Ludum Dare 40, and this is my second jam game in as many weeks. The whole experience is still very new, and until recently I didn't even know what the theme was because it's not stated on the instructions page. I thought there wasn't any, so I chose Christmas LOL ^^;

Submitted

it was the first game i played for the jam i see the santa and i thought tha mine theme was wrong!!! then i saw the page nowhere the theme neather at the video so its not your fault.AS for the game the game is very beutiful with simple gameplay(i would want one more <gameplay aspect> to be better for my taste ) in theme i rated you the avarage from other categories to be fair

Developer

Thanks for your kind ratings! Have a Merry Christmas! Ho ho ho!

Submitted

Wow!  Great game.  I love the aurora borealis and the over all feeling of flying through the night sky.  I love the Santa Sleigh and reindeer models.   The controls are tight and the flying is smooth. 

My only criticism is the music.  I would like to play it with a more atmospheric Christmas song like Silent Night or Noel.  

Also how does it tie in with the Jam theme?  Are reindeer psychic?  I guess Santa's are.

Developer

Hi, thanks for playing and commenting!

Interesting note regarding the music. It might be possible to add a feature to allow the player to choose their own music. Also I should have added a mute music/SFX option somewhere ^^;

I totally could not find the theme anywhere, so I psychically decide it would be Christmas related ^^;;