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A jam entry

Spooky Horror Game.EXEView game page »

Please be scared.
Submitted by 1ByteUniverse (@1byteuniverse) with 1 day, 7 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Audio#263.2673.267
Humour#293.4003.400
Metaness Quality#383.6003.600
Aesthetics#403.4673.467
Overall#463.2003.200
Uniqueness of Metaness#702.9332.933
Fun#732.6002.600
Gameplay Innovation#792.2672.267

Ranked from 15 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Relevant Metaness Categories

Breaks the Fourth Wall
Genre Deconstruction

How is your game meta (within each relevant category)?
As the narrator of this game speaks directly to the player throughout the entirety of the experience, the fourth wall is broken often.

The main point of this game is to make fun of bad creepypasta-esque horror games made by people who don't really care enough to write an original story, or make a good game. So I guess the genre it deconstructs is 'bad horror games'.

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
The thunder sound effects were taken from Iwan Sounds and DIY on YouTube, the rain sound effects were reused from another project, and the composition for the 'Lario 64' theme is very, very similar to that of the 'Mario 64 File Select' theme.

Also, the font is only slightly different to the one I've used on different projects, so, there's that.

How many members in your team?

Team of 1

List your team's social media!
My Twitter: https://twitter.com/1byteuniverse
My Itch.Io Page: https://1byteuniverse.itch.io
My Social Life: Nonexistent

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
If you've never read a bad video game-based creepypasta before, this game may confuse and bore you.

Maybe not though, I dunno.

Pro Tip: Hold 'C' to have text appear faster.

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Comments

Submitted (Edited 1 time)

OK, I finally uploaded a video of my original playthrough, it can be found here:

Host

I agree that the text should be faster (/controlled at our own pace) and also might want to change the font to some other pixel one (it was quite hard to read). Apart from that, a thoroughly entertaining interactive meta parody horror story!

Developer

Yeah, the small amount of control offered by holding 'C' to speed up the text isn't that extensive, and I probably should've had it be manually scrolled through. I could also definitely see how the text could be hard to read at times, and I probably should update the font sometime soon.

Anywho, thanks for the review, and I'm glad you seemed to have somewhat enjoyed it!

Submitted(+1)

Mushroom mechanics KILLED it for me.  I really want to get throught this.  Please upload a bugfix, if possible! I need it! I NEED IT! 

Great work so far!

Developer

Hey, yeah, I have no idea why that's happening to some people, and I think it would be a little ingenuine to update the game while votes are going on for the jam, so, I'll make sure to update it as soon as the voting period ends, and I'm sorry this huge bug ruined the game for you.

Thanks for the review, and I'll try to fix that bug as soon as possible.

Submitted(+2)

Actually bug fixes are encouraged! Honestly! I've done a couple myself, so don't worry about it too much.  Still a great experience, so far as I saw!  I'll watch for an update in the future!

Developer(+1)

Okay, I caved. The bug fix should be out now.

Submitted(+1)

Starts off really slow, but I guess that's the humor of it! 

Submitted(+1)

Funny game, I especially love how you acknowledge when the player breaks the game by running up the hill to the left! If I had any criticisms, I'd say it's too slow. Mainly the intro, I think that could have been significantly shorter. I didn't have any problems with the mushrooms though!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, the intro could've maybe been a few minutes shorter, but I'm glad you enjoyed it despite that! Also, yay for the game not completely breaking at the part with the mushrooms!

Submitted (Edited 1 time) (+1)

That was hilarious! So many creepypasta cliche .The haunted cartridge, the weird "bugs", the game slightly more red than in the protagonist memories... And even the doll! <3 I was laughing the whole time.

It might be a little bit slow though, especially given that most of the dialogs are not interactive. Also, the font is quite hard to read.

But my main issue was the mushrooms. I spent  lot of time just trying to get past them (I even restarted the game thinking there was a glitch) (or that my PC is haunted).

But it was still a really cool experience! Congratulation!

Developer (Edited 1 time)

Hey, thanks! Yeah, even while holding 'C' to skip through text faster, it's still a little slow, and I could see how it could be hard to read. The mushroom thing really confuses me, though, as I just tested it again and had no problems with them, but I've gotten a couple of complaints about them. I dunno what the issue is there, but I'm glad you managed to get passed them, despite their... Issues. :p.


Anywho, thanks for playing and leaving a review, and I'm glad you enjoyed the game, (despite its bugs).