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A jam submission

Chameleon CareView game page

A 2-D low-res pet/breeding sim
Submitted by Webow (@webowgames) — 7 hours, 23 minutes before the deadline

Play cute game

Chameleon Care's itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Audio#253.7783.778
Overall#443.7363.736
Graphics#613.6113.611
Gameplay#693.1673.167
Authenticity (Use of resolution restriction)#704.3894.389

Ranked from 18 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)

this is pretty neat!  great art and sounds!
i was really confused at first, but i eventually found the menu and the color guide (after losing a few of my babies!) which did help quite a bit.  i probably should have looked at the tips on the game page as well before playing!
as someone with mild color blindness, it was a bit hard to tell what my chameleons needed.  if you use reds and greens try to make them different values/saturations from each other (same with blue and purple).  those are the most common colors for people with colorblindness to distinguish between, and making them as different as possible will help us a lot!
i would suggest cutting down a bit on the pixel noise/texture and using more areas of flat color.   i think that will help make the condition of the chameleons more readable. you might also consider using some icons above the chameleons to tell the player what they need.

Developer(+1)

Thank you very much for this detailed and constructive feedback. I did consider reducing noise and using icons but didn’t because I was already behind schedule. Your advice re: colour blindness considerations is also very useful as I go ahead and make post-jam adjustments and improvements in the near future. Thanks again, Dan

Submitted(+1)

Nice game! My little Biff died for my entertainment. 

Submitted(+1)

The jumping to fullscreen on desktop is quite annoying, but after switching to a mobile it certainly worked a lot better - which feels like it's target platform; taking your phone out to check on little Timmy while at the bus stop!

I wasn't particularly cut out for keeping the little ones alive either, sadly.. enjoyed it none the less!

Submitted(+1)

Poor James is dead... but I had fun trying to keep him alive! Very solid offering!

Developer

oh dear :( 

Thanks for playing and for the feedback. 

Submitted(+2)

Cute game. I like the idea of a Camelion tamagochi. :) It's also fun to see them grabbing the flies. I must say I was not sure when to feed them or give them water. Is there a particular goal in this game? Nevertheless, good job!

Developer

Thanks for playing and for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed it. The goal is to get them to breed and then to get the egg to hatch. You do this by keeping chameleons alive and within a sweet spot of conditions. The chameleons’ needs are conveyed through their colour. A colour guide can be found in-game (but is not obvious to find and this isn’t something I admit I need to change) for instance, red is hungry, blue is thirsty, green is happy (more likely to breed), light shades are warm temp and darker shade are cool temps etc. There is also a YouTube video of how to get to the guide on the game’s page. 


Thanks again for your feedback! 

Submitted(+1)

Oh never expected to play a chameleon virtual pet simulator on a jam :)
I like this entry, with the guide you wrote it makes sense. I don't think it'd be very viable to explain all that in-game. Would like to be able to play without fullscreen though.

Developer

Haha! I’ve never made a sim game and wanted to have a go, thank you for playing and your kind words. Noted about the full screen mode, I suppose I was thinking it’s easier on smart phones if it’s fullscreen to touch the icons, but it should be optional yes. 

Submitted(+1)

I like the sound effects and the fonts very much, there are well implemented.  Cute Chameleons!!
Well done, great entry!

Developer

Thank you for playing :) 

Submitted(+1)

The first time I played I didn't get it, but then I played a second time and it's actually pretty funny. I have one question. The animation of when they're changing color, is it done in real time or is it an animation done with by yourself? It's a nice entry btw. Well done.

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing. I know, I get the feeling that I need to have some kind of tutorial option in the main menu haha. Glad you gave it a second chance though. The chameleon colour change is a shader, saved me animating time! 

Submitted(+1)

This jam has such a low rez that end up forgetting that you use engines, and shaders ... which the opposite of me, I use rudimentary methods to create games XD

Submitted(+1)

Very hard to figure out what to do in this game to care for the pets.

Developer

Thank you for playing and for the feedback. I was concerned this may be an issue and will make this a priority when I update the game. 

For now: 

It’s a tap styled game, everything apart from naming to be played using mouse clicks or touch. 

The aim of the game is to care and breed for chameleons, using their colors as a guide to their needs. The chameleon and egg colour guide can be accessed in-game by touching the chameleon button icon (top left) to activate and then touching again to pause and open statistics. Touching the chameleon ? Icon will bring up the colour codes for you to learn to assess chameleon needs intuitively.