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A jam submission

Birth by MagicView game page

Birth by Magic is a brutal browser base magical girl hack and slash adventure inspired by Madoka Magica and Bloodborne.
Submitted by Shademare (@dboose4) — 10 hours, 45 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Art#24.5714.571
Overall#34.1904.190
Gameplay#44.0954.095
Magical Girl Use#54.3334.333
Creativity#113.7623.762

Ranked from 21 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Theme(s)
The secret theme...
P.S It's only a coincidence that my game is the secret theme. I only realized it on the last day of the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

I really love this, the music and theme fit so well. It felt like a fully realized game and I loved it!

Submitted(+1)

I love the enemy designs and combat in this game- I had a moment where I strong uppercut an enemy in to the air and then jumped up and juggled them to death. A+ movement.

I also really like the general aesthetic.

Submitted(+2)

I knew I was in for something when I saw "inspired by Madoka and Bloodborne", and boy was I right.

Though a bit rough (that's a given for a jam), the gameplay is quite smooth and I had no trouble doing what I was aiming for at any moment. Every move of the magical girl is satisfying to use

Also I find the game very pretty overall with a nice aesthetic, and I love the enemy design

I understand you plan to push this project further? So good luck with that ^^

Submitted(+1)

That was very, very well done. The gameplay is really solid, the art looks good, and the music fits well. I think in this case the whole really is more than the sum of its parts; everything works together really well.

I found it really difficult the first time around, but the second time I had less trouble. I think it helped that I was using a controller, and wasn't dealing with the performance issues (I turned effects off). Still, I wish there were more save points.

I thought the boss was too easy at first, and then it changed up its attacks which threw me off balance. I was still able to beat it on the first try, though.

I also wasn't able to execute some of the attacks. I'm not sure if this was a bug or if I was just doing it wrong. I was able to do fine with the ones I could pull off, though.

I'm not familiar with Madoka Magica or Bloodborne so I'll take your word for it.

HostSubmitted (1 edit) (+1)

Absolutely love the art. Very nice animation. Totally has the Madoka vibe I hope I would see at least once among the jam entries XD

I hope I'm not the only one that finds the difficulty to be extremely brutal tho :O

Developer

Madoka + bloodborne = (O_O) 

(+1)

Lots of fun! This is the type of game I would sink a lot of time into. I love the accordion and string combo in the music. It sounds like real instruments which makes me happy, of course. There is no mistaking the vibe. I had only one issue where I got stuck in the ceiling for a little bit, oops! Other than that, pretty smooth sailing and good challenge level.

Developer

Thanks. I may expand it, if enough people are interested. 

Submitted(+1)

Very nice work!!

Developer

Update on game.

Press E to turn off effects if experiencing slowdown.  

Submitted(+1)

Cool entry!! I think it was already mentioned and confirmed in the comments, but I see the Madoka connection. It's very successful in that regard! Definitely invokes the feeling of a witch's labyrinth. The art is really solid and interesting. If only it was a little longer. Hope to see more from you, whether it's a continuation or something new!

Submitted(+1)

I'm really liking the game at the moment, but my computer's kind of a potato, and it's tanking the game. Can you offer an option where I can turn off the game's background effects, maybe?

Developer

Yeah. I'll look into it

Developer(+1)

Hey. I put in a quick fix to it. Press E to turn off effects if experiencing slowdown. Hopefully this will help. 

Submitted(+1)

Awesome! Yes, it definitely improved the game's FPS. Thanks!

Cute game!

Submitted(+1)

Great game! Basically 5 stars all around. Great job!

HostSubmitted

Which secret theme? It's already revealed so it's okay to mention it in the open; or if you for some reasons still feel like hiding it, you can just mention the number (1-13)

Developer

13