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A jam submission

Beat SquaresView game page

The popular VR-game BEAT SABER in 2D with some changes!
Submitted by ElbiBeck (@elbibeck) — 6 hours, 7 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Sound#183.7223.722
Creative use of theme#314.0564.056
Art#493.5283.528

Ranked from 36 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

That was brilliant, hands down my favourite entry to date.

Spot on a clone of Beat Sabre. Controls felt right, music was amasing and visuals were amazing.

Hats off to you, you've done a fantastic job!

Developer(+1)

Thanks so much for the kind words! :)

Submitted

The concept was simple, but well executed. It really fits the theme, and is fun to play. Well done ^^

Developer

Thanks :D

Submitted

Very interesting interpretation of the theme!

Submitted

Nice job! It lacks the synergy with the sound though. The cube placement shouldn't be randomized, looks at Osu! gameplay, placement have an importance!

Developer

Yes, i realized when i was done with the game, that i kind of missed the concept with the cube placement.

Submitted

I wish there was a way to encourage the player to be more in sync with the music, however it's still a fun time killer :) good job!

Submitted (1 edit)

I have not played the adapted game, but this is executed well with great polish.

Submitted

I a fan of the original game, this adaptation is pretty cool

Submitted

The only way I could beat an 'insane' beat saber course. 

Nice idea! Adding the 'slice direction' capability will help A LOT with level design, difficulty level and overall fun.

Developer (1 edit)

Haha :) Yes, the directional slice mechanic would be cool, but requires alot more work.

Submitted

It's a nice attempt. I like the visual style of the menu. The difficulty curve feels really off though and the lack of a lose condition makes it hard. It feels like the animation for the cubes doesn't foreshadow the new line as well as other games of this nature (Osu).

Perhaps having a dynamic slicing animation, better foreshadowing of the cubes, a UI element for your current 'life' and different sound effects for slicing would make it better. Still it's nice and novel. The aesthetic is definitely on the right track and I think with some more polish this game can be a lot of fun. I can imagine just slicing rows of cubes back and forth, alternating my key press

Developer

Thanks for your comment, i will keep this in mind if i am going to expand or redo the game in the future.

Submitted

I never played Beat Saber before, but this is a fun and simple take on that game. I also dig the music you used for it. Kinda relaxing. 

Submitted

To me what makes these games great is that it feels like you're playing along with the music. The audio, the appearing nodes and the player's interactions all work together to create a beautiful experience. I feel this one missed the mark on that. The collision or "success" sound was distracting from the song rather then adding additional value and the nodes seemed to appear with little flow between them. I haven't played beat saber but after watching videos its right on point with all the other same genre games (guitar hero and rock band for ex). You definitely nailed the graphical theme from 3d Beat Saber to 2d Beat Squares but failed to emulate the experience of this genre :(

Please take this as constructive criticism rather then a bash 

Developer

I appreciate you feedback! I was making the nodes spawn somewhat random to make det game different every time you replay it. But i can see why this is a fault, because it kind of goes againts the idea of games like Guitar Hero and Beat Saber. Thanks again for the useful criticism!

Submitted

Exatly what Beat Saber would be in 2D, well made! Simple, yet effective and beautiful graphics! Fun to play:)

Developer

Nice, that was what i was going for ;)

Submitted

You did great job on this game. Your take on the on 2D Beat Saber was really interseting

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted

Beat Saber is one of my favorite games, I'm glad you did it in 2D! This was amazing, and I loved the music!

Developer

Thanks! I cant take credit for the music, because i didn't make it. But glad you liked it!

Submitted

This entry is amazing. Great idea and execution, congrats

Developer

Thank you!