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A jam entry

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Start The Game the game
Submitted by Unr8ed (@unr8edgg) with 1 day, 20 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Gameplay Innovation#303.1573.600
Uniqueness of Metaness#463.3333.800
Metaness Quality#553.2453.700
Humour#642.7193.100
Fun#692.6313.000
Audio#752.2802.600
Aesthetics#812.5432.900
Overall#842.6313.000

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

Relevant Metaness Categories

Genre Deconstruction
Game Mechanic Deconstruction
Other

How is your game meta (within each relevant category)?
play the game to start the game

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
Font Tuffy by Thatcher Ulrich
A few sounds from freesound

How many members in your team?

Team of 1

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Comments

Host

The meta elements were great, and with better jump/movement controls you could definitely expand on this game a bit (e.g. more use of the right click as well). Aesthetically it looked great as well (except the ending text was a bit blurry).

An interesting idea. Never got a handle on the controls. Weird controls can be cool, but it's often helpful to give a bit of pointer in the right direction. Did manage to get past the H with rapid fire spam clicking, but I have no idea if that was the intended method. After that, I have no idea what I was supposed to do.

Enjoyed the beginning, but never got a grasp on the controls. Would have been interesting to poke fun at games that have awkward control schemes instead of having one. Not my cup of tea. :)

Developer(+1)

Thank you for trying and for your honest opinion.

This is really neat!  I like the idea of being able to start the game (which is a struggle for many people who tried to play our last game jam game =(     ).  I liked the frustrating controls but it wasn't so long that I gave up!  Good ending!

Thanks and Great job!

Developer

Thank you

Has a QWOP feel to it. In other words, frustrating controls (which is totally meta as well), but mad clicking seems to work and managed to get to the end screen. Nicely executed!

Developer

Thanks! Yes, controls are frustrating, but i still don't think they are illogical or inconsistent. They are just weird and unintuitive by design, require some patience to figure out, which not everyone has obviously... Or as you said, "mad clicking" also works :)

Is the big H for "Help! I can't do this!"?

I suck at this and can't get through it.

Maybe I'll try again tomorrow when I'm not feeling like smashing my face through my monitor anymore.

Really clever way to start the game. I'm intrigued, just obviously very bad at this. I want to keep playing despite my frustration though, so that says something. After a while, I felt like the music was laughing at me...

Developer

Sorry about that,  where do you get stuck?

Developer

Just updated it with hopefully a bit less frustrating controls... hopefully...

Pretty fun and surprising! I liked the weird controls.

Developer

Thank you :)

LOL ! Very original beginning ! I love the concept, and how to "start the game" ^_^
My mouse is still alive, but it was close ... ^^" Stuck on red messages.
Still the game or not ? With this GameJam, hard to say ^_^
But I've really enjoyed the experience.

Developer

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it! About "red messages", it's hard to say indeed, but it's all about starting, does it really matter when it ends?:)