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A jam entry

Witch HazelView game page »

A small metroidvania game with a unique story and approach
Submitted by Chase of Bass (@chase_bass), jasontomlee (@jasontomlee), Daniel Kim with 8 minutes, 11 seconds before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#34.2504.250
Audio#44.0004.000
Aesthetics#54.4384.438
Fun#104.0004.000
Gameplay Innovation#342.9382.938
Metaness Quality#363.6253.625
Uniqueness of Metaness#483.3133.313
Humour#632.7502.750

Ranked from 16 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Relevant Metaness Categories

Genre Deconstruction
Other

How is your game meta (within each relevant category)?
That would spoil it :D -c But games don't spoil... hmm.. -j

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
ZBG intermediate platform engine customized upon
Mfzz99 text effects

How many members in your team?

Team of 4

List your team's social media!
Chase of Bass: Creative Director, Art, Programming @chase_bass http://chaseofbass.com
Jason Tom Lee: Action Director, Art, Programming
@jasontomlee http://jasontomlee.com
Dan Kim: Sound Designer, Musical Score @DanKimAudio https://dankimaudio.com/
Fallon Brady: Chiptune Track for level of Secret of Liana @falloneus https://www.patreon.com/falloneus

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
Controls:
Up Arrow = Open Doors, Interact
Down Arrow = Crouch, Crawl, Interact, Charge
Left/ Right Arrows = Move Left and Right, Run
Z = Jump
X = Attack, Charge magic
Enter = Pause
F = toggle fullscreen/windowed

Have fun with it! (:

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Comments

(+1)

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

Developer(+1)

ha enjoyed watchin ya play it man -thanks again! :D

(+2)

Honestly, I can't wait for more of this, I love me some death mystery metroidvanias! Super well dont, loved the art, hit me up when you've got more!

Thanks for being here today!

Developer(+2)

Appreciate the play through on stream! Had many laughs and not enough strawberry jam haha 
Took note on the platforms and dialogue skippin as well- awesome feedback! 

Developer(+1)

Thanks man!  Really appreciate it! :D

(+3)

My computer seems pretty insistent that it doesn't want to download this file. I think because its an .exe file?  Think you could upload a zipped version ? I think that would solve it... I really wanted to play this game!

Developer(+2)

Sure, uploading in a zip -although I've heard some antivirus programs will give false positives on exe's compiled with game maker not sure if that's the issue or not.

(+2)

Ok. Had to turn off windows defender in the end as it still wouldn't open the file. Worth the effort though, Great stuff!

Developer(+1)

Sorry about that! and thank you so much! :D

(+2)

Played the game all day for my game design classes and they absolutely loved the  gameplay, gorgeous soundscape and pixel art.   Really inspired them!  I’ll be your first paying customer when you finish this!  One small favor tnough... a confirmation before ending after β€˜ESC’? 

Developer

Wow, that is awesome!  Thank you so much!  Also happy to add a confirmation prompt -will get that in on the next build!

(+2)

This game goes very, very deep! Amazing artwork and soundscapes really heighten the mood. Ending leaves a lot open to interpretation (and rethinking of earlier sections).

One thing though - the exclamation mark that appears isn't very prominent and its easy to miss it. Also would be great with some sound FX on the character actions itself. Notice that the latest version has the character facing the wrong direction when I attack, although technically it seems that you don't need to use it at all.  

Developer

I was hoping for that, I hid all sorts of small clues in the art :D  Thank you!    And good point on the exclamation mark -that was admittedly something I rushed the last minute -and good idea with the fx too!  thank you for the valuable feedback and bug note too -we're on it!  :D

Developer

Thanks for playing & the insightful feedback! Exclamation points are fixed and we'll be adding much more polish for a more official release :D 

(+2)

Hey ! i liked your game a lot! ill look forward to see future upgrades! 

i get stucked once, after entering the first machine, i get out of the last room after talking with the kid, i couldnt enter the 2nd arcade, so i had to reboot the game and play it over again.

Apart from that, i'm amazed of the overall of your game, you art is dope too!

Congrats!

Developer(+1)

Thanks man!  And woooah that's a bad bug -i can't believe I missed that one! -thank you for letting me know will get that fixed asap!  and can't wait to expand and polish this game like crazy -lotta potential we had to cut out of this version.  Thanks again! :D

(+3)

That was really cool, I'd love to see it more polished! The camera made me a little sick at times, but it was worth it!

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much!  We have big plans for this game that we had to scope down to make it in time for the jam and look forward to polishing and expanding on it significantly!   Also, very sorry about the cam: I know exactly what you are talking about, waaay too much movement for this type of game! -it was intended to zoom only in certain conditions -we have all that fixed now (hopefully) :D

Developer(+1)

Yo thanks for playing!! And sorry about that dizzying camera haha+_+"
The bugs shall be squashed, and expect polish updates as well~!