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A jam entry

THEY HAVE NO CHOICE !View game page »

A game made for the META GAME JAM...
Submitted by Blackthornprod Games (@NoaCalice) with 10 hours, 21 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Metaness Quality#24.4644.464
Aesthetics#74.2144.214
Overall#124.0714.071
Audio#183.5003.500
Uniqueness of Metaness#253.6793.679
Fun#453.1433.143
Gameplay Innovation#472.7862.786
Humour#503.0363.036

Ranked from 28 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
Game Mechanic Deconstruction
Other

How is your game meta (within each relevant category)?
The game character you control will often directly address you, the player.
He wants to rescue the princess, it's his dream... but can he ? (is he meant to ? Is he free to do so ? Was the game programmed that way ?)

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
None. Everything was made from scratch using the Unity game engine and Adobe Photoshop !

How many members in your team?

Team of 1

List your team's social media!
My games : https://blackthornprod.itch.io/
My Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Z1XWw1kmnvOOFsj6Bzy2g/videos
My Twitter ; https://twitter.com/i/notifications

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
MOVE and JUMP using the ARROW KEYS.
Hit SPACE to progress during DIALOG !

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Comments

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

(+1)

Nice art fitting the game and the story. This is a game with an interesting philosophy.

Your game is one of the mystery games in my last #metagamajam let's play video:

(+1)

I kind of loved this game. I really enjoyed the premise.  Honestly, I'd play more if there was more.  Fritzy, as I named him, was so nice and I felt horrible when I made him kill stuff.

Great work!

(+1)

This was a pretty fun little romp with a good meta theme. Nice work!

Here's the video from my stream: 

(+1)

Cool game! Not my favourite game of yours but great visuals and metaness.  :)

Love your videos!

(+1)

Nice visuals! And I enjoyed the story as well. :)

(+1)

such a good game, well, probably the best in this jam

(+1)

This was very cool! Love the idea. The art is really well done, and I love that it's a lot darker of a game than lets on at first. I actually went back and played it a second time, just to see.

Developer(+1)

Thanks ! It's so awesome to hear you actually played the game twice, it really means a great deal :) ! Cheers !

(+2)

Great game! A recommendation for next time - an option to skip the slow typing text. For example, I could hit space while the text is being typed to instatly type it all out. That'd be cool feature and really the only downside I could find for this game, that the dialouge is pretty slow. Oh and the most minor thing ever, a small volume bar would be handy so the user doesn't have to change the browser volume in volume settings.

Story was great though, and I'm assuming you can get 2 different endings, which is really nice! Well done on graphics, music and meta as well.

Developer

Hey Marucs :) ! Thanks for the feedback ! I definitely agree with an option for speeding up the dialog (good lesson for next time). And yep, their are 2 endings :) !

(+1)

Oh uau... that was dark and intense! I liked it very much!

Developer

Thanks Securas :) !

(Edited 1 time) (+3)

Great art style and pretty meta stuff! The audio work is also superb! 

Developer

Thanks :) ! That's so appreciated !

(+2)

I really love so much about this - great entry! However, I also wish you'd made the text left-aligned. It's hurting my eyes trying to read it when the whole line keeps moving!

Developer

Thanks :) ! I get what you mean, I'll keep that in mind the next time I make a game with dialog, thanks a ton for the feedback !