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A jam entry

Maze RacersView game page »

Memorize the map for each maze then race through it before the time runs out. A #LOWREZJAM 2016 entry.
Submitted by itchabop (@itchabop) with 5 hours, 23 minutes before the deadline

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
64x64 Authenticity (was it truly lowrez?)#184.8704.870
Overall Enjoyment#243.8263.826
Aesthetic (sound and visual)#264.2614.261
Overall#354.0874.087
Game Feel (playability and control)#953.3913.391

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

Comments

Jupiter_Hadley · 214 days ago

Very nice game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Low Rez Jam games, if you would like to take a look :)

Oh man, this is a good one. Greate visual style and music and really smooth controls. There's a few negatives but nothing that some quick polish later won't fix.

Like others have mentioned, the steering is a bit too punishing when you begin scrapping the walls. It's very hard to get your momentum back which is important for the later levels (I got up to Maze 7 btw). Additionally, the maze image at the start is great but for the first 2 mazes I thought I was the green dot and the finish line was the empty space.

Overall, fantastic game. One of my favorite of this jam. Great job!

Fantastic entry! Loved it, great fun. :D

mapedorr · 231 days ago

Terrific game. Made me think in Biker Mice from Mars (SNES). Loved the mechanics because I enjoy memory tests. Turning feels good. It would be great to show to the player (at least during the first 2 levels) the start point in the map. I figure it out in maze 3, in the 1st and 2nd mazes I though the starting point was the green rectangle.

Lovely graphics as has been said, and I agree with the turning is a bit slow as I kept scraping the walls a bit, which is a bit crucial near the later levels where every second counts as you try and remember which small bit you go down!

Wolod (View their submission) · 232 days ago

Nice graphics and music. Controls are smooth. I run into two little bugs though. Every time you restart game music starts over, but previous audio file doesn't stop. Sometimes you can ride inside the wall. I made a screenshot.

http://imgur.com/UBzyocx

Really nice! Plays really well, graphics are gorgeous, sounds really good. The game really feels like it fits the resolution - gives just the right balance of not being able to see too far ahead but retains playability.

Really loved this one, the mix of skill (inertia feels good), memorization of the circuit and coin collecting, and especially the super-short levels with only seconds to find the exit. Good work!

jernej (View their submission) · 233 days ago

Nice mashup of a memory game and arcade style racing :) I really enjoyed it. Got lost in the 5th or 6th maze... even lost count :D

As pointed out by others already the steering could be faster. Maybe even just reducing the slowdown when hitting walls would help to keep the drifting and offset the steering issue?

Hi there, nice game. I got to about maze 3 before I got lost and game over'd. (I do not have good directional memory.)

Graphics are very nice, and controls are slightly clunky, as has been stated. I don't know if you're intending to continue work on this game, but if you are, some issues I noticed:

  1. The UI jitters a lot with motion. I don't know if it was intentional, but it was a little distracting
  2. When I pressed 'R' at the game over screen, the music started again, but the track never stopped, so there were two versions of the song playing out of sync with each other.
Overall, a fun little minigame. Nice work!

Thanks for the feedback! Fair points! I was aiming for some drifting to keep it challenging but you might be right, could be it just takes away from the experience instead.

Great premise! I had a blast playing through it. Really nice visuals too, super meaty.

One critique: the steering is maybe a little too punishingly slow, robbing some enjoyment from the game; it's already fun enough trying to remember the maze, I don't think you need the additional challenge.

The graphics look really nice but steering is too hard for me, I end up crashing against all the corners. D:

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