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A jam submission

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Clean up Alien Filth as an Intergalatic Janitor
Submitted by pfirsich — 25 minutes, 15 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#63.8814.000
Sound#103.2143.313
Overall#103.2893.391
Mood#113.4563.563
Gameplay#272.6072.688

Ranked from 16 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Challenging game! I included it in my Love Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Charming, voice acting is solid, sets a good mood with humorous overtones to a dirty job. Gameplay was confusing at first, though your tutorial helped clear it up.

Submitted(+1)

This story is so deep. Hilarious game, there isn't really anything to complain about except the ending. I wanted a conclusion to this masterpiece!

Developer(+2)

Thank you for the nice comment! :) I actually wanted to go deeper on Rüdiger's death, but didn't have the time. It give me a reason to make a sequel :D

Developer

I don't want to copy paste a reply to everyone like a weirdo, so I post a comment instead. I made a Tutorial for everyone who didn't get it:

Submitted

Oh god, I love and hate this game, all at once.

First the bad: holy shit, I have no idea how to "rub at a low frequency"

The good: Absolutely everything else. The progression, the voice overs, the interface, the book, the graphics, I love it. What a great job, absolutely addicting. I ended up taking 40 minutes to finish the game! Great job!

Developer(+1)

Thank you, Seppi <3

Submitted(+1)

The voice acting hit me like a sack of bricks, it was amazing. Really impressive given the timeframe. You really nailed the aesthetic you were going for, it felt like a weird mix between janitor and grungy cop.
I feel like the poop cleaning was a little too far on the side of frustrating and not quite satisfying enough. The steps that needed speed were fine, but hitting the right frequency when cleaning slowly was a little painful. Maybe a more robust feedback system would help with that, on top of the sparkles you've currently got

Great job.

Developer

Thank you so much! I agree. I totally knew it was going to be really hard to understand and I really squeezed in that little feedback I managed to get in, but I guess I should have concentrated on that more instead of all the other stuff around it, though that was more fun and it seems like other people appreciate it as well :D Thank you for the nice comment!

Submitted

Absolutely hilarious (well, as hilarious as poop can be) set up. Sadly, no matter how many substances I put up and how much I scrubbed with different things, the green sludge/poop was not coming off! So I didn't make it very far. Nothing seemed to happen. ;(               

Awesome voice acting and sound work though.

Developer

I am happy people found it funny :D I almost took all of that stuff out a couple of times. Watch the tutorial I just made if you like!

Submitted

i couldn't clean the poop :(