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A jam entry

EXO_encounter 667View game page »

A first-contact story
Submitted by technomancy with 5 days, 22 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#14.3674.367
Presentation - How does it look/feel?#14.7004.700
Creativity - How original is the idea?#24.4004.400
Entertainment - How enjoyable/replayable is it?#24.0004.000

Ranked from 10 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

Great environment setting, eerie music adds nicely to the experience, the level kept getting bigger and bigger which was exciting, it was fun to explore and solve puzzles.

Sometimes I found myself wishing the drones had markers to indicate what number they were, but otherwise pretty fun!  Kudos!

Developer

Thanks! Rover markers are coming in version 2.

Submitted

Did you really make this in a week?!  :O   Nice job.  The art and music are high quality.  

Developer

Let's just say it was a week where I had a lot of free time! Business trip took me out of town so I had each night alone in a hotel room with nothing to do but jam. The music and art are both Creative Commons-licensed works I found on https://opengameart.org which is a wonderful resource!

(+1)

Very well polished!  Great atmosphere, kuddos for the soundtrack.

The graphics remind me of Tyrian 2000.  Memories... :D

Overall, quite a nice game, though it's missing a few basics, like being able to move forward/back with the smaller drones. The tone/flavor of the game works nicely.

If you decided to expand on this, I'd add some sound effects to help add feedback, but very solid entry

(+1)

The tone of the game does a great job of making you feel like you're on an isolated remote planet, where you're piecing together the sad history of an exploration gone awry for all the wrong reasons. Only critisicm is that I think it would benefit from a more obvious visual and/or audio queue when you unlock the doors. Overall this was a well done game!

Submitted(+1)

Nice atmospheric music and puzzles! Would be nice if rovers could be teleported back rather than gathering them manually after solving the puzzles. Otherwise, very nice experience, thank you!

P.S: It totally worked out of the box with appimage blob on Ubuntu 18.04

Submitted

Also, nice to has a cheatsheet of controls. It could be a nightmare if I didn't ask you how to use the laser properly :)

Submitted(+1)

White letters on pretty white background are a bad Idea. I can't read, what I should do…

Developer

Thanks for the feedback. I tried to give the text a translucent background to make it more readable but didn't make it in time for the jam, so I will add that in after the jam rating period is finished.

In the mean time, all the controls are described in white text on a black background on the pause screen, so you can see how things work by pressing escape.