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HOLLOW WORD - mizjam entryView game page

Spin some cubes, find the words! An entry for the first mizjam.
Submitted by vimsos (@vvwvin) — 12 minutes, 25 seconds before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Creative use of art assets#1493.5003.500
Overall polish#1573.5003.500
Overall#1973.3723.372
Engagement#2803.1153.115

Ranked from 26 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

I really want to like this game. The mechanic is great! The play is challenging. Overall the concept is good... but i'm having a heck of a time finding anything! Perhaps maybe easy the player in or provide some hints? Regardless it deserves a good rating.

Submitted

I really want to like this game. The mechanic is great! The play is challenging. Overall the concept is good... but i'm having a heck of a time finding anything! Perhaps maybe easy the player in or provide some hints? Regardless it deserves a good rating.

Submitted

I played the first two tutorial parts, but got stuck on the third hello world. I said that I needed 4 words, I got "to" but not the other words.

Also I didn't realize that I could turn the blocks at first by clicking on the arrow, I expected it to be symbols for rotating for ex mobile controls.

Also it's a little confusing that there's 4 sides on the cube but two are obscured by the other cubes unless it's a corner piece. 

That said, great art and ambience feel to it!

Submitted

Very polished, great concept.  Only gripes I have: 

I wish you could turn the block a bit faster when dragging the mouse.  

I found nail a few times in the tools level, but it wouldn't register until I found the "proper" nail.  

Did the game mention anywhere that words could be backwards?  The level "Tools" took me a bit without realizing that, and animals had one of those too.


Overall, this is fantastic.  I can very easily see this being a marketable product with a little more polish.  

Submitted

I loved how polished this was.Very Cool puzzle mechanic.Love games which have unique mechanics.

Submitted

Nice polish and game concept. Sadly as a non english speaker it was to hard for me finding new words, but I guess it's easier for native english speaker.

Submitted

I really liked it, it is very innovative. I love puzzle games like this. I liked how you used one of the levels to explain the controls, very smart!

I got stuck in the level with the corner, I can't get the word in the bottom row, but I will keep tryng it later, I really like this kind of game. It really deserves more ratings.

Submitted (1 edit)

Btw sometimes the game doesn't recognize the word the first time, it happened to me with the word "Fish", it didn't detect it until I turned the letter F several times.

Submitted

It is a really really good game, with a simple concept that was well executed. I love it. My only grievance is that I clicked too soon at the title of a level, missed it, and ended up with no clue as to what the words I was supposed to find were x)

Maybe always display the title in a corner or add a button to show it again.

Submitted

good job . the game is super challenging i get stuck in hello world 3/4 

Developer

welcome to hollow word haha

Submitted

Okay, I'm giving up on finding the final tool. I've been playing for an hour already and drawing blanks. Somehow I have this feeling it's something stupid like the two part subway or diagonal or something. I'll leave the game open if you wanna give me a hint. So far I've got wrench, nail, axe and hoe.

Somehow I also feel like this is also almost a hammer...

But yeah, giving up for now at least. The seasoning one took me ages to finish too but the vehicle one was a breeze. Well subway was kinda tricky but got it kinda by accident. I was actually going for segway...


The idea was great. I really dig the mystery vibe and not telling even how to play really. No hand holding needed! But some kind of (optional) hint system would be great when stuck for a long time. The sounds and music gave a nice ambiance but volume was super low, Took me a while to even notice there was any audio.

The controls were a bit clunky. The rotating arrow positioning was awkward and meant that I needed to constantly move between them and the blocks. Click and drag would have probably worked to rotate the block and still have right mouse drag to rotate the whole thing. The rotation speed was also way too slow, pretty much had to use WASD. Could also keep the block click and arrow buttons but they could position near the activated block for more convenient placing.

Having nail on the wrong side didn't count btw. A bit unforgiving...

Anyways, good job guys!

Developer

you can spell drill backwards, just below hoe!

Submitted

Oh damn, my computer had decided to restart itself while it was asleep and I lost progress...

Drill and hammer were the words I was actively searching for too! And I do remember the spot with double L also. Is there lots more to go after that, should I start again?

Developer

there was only one more level, the animals level

Submitted

Really great concept for a puzzle game! I enjoyed moving the world around and looking at the puzzle from different angles. The 3D world adds so many new puzzle elements. Not gonna lie though some of the levels were pretty tough... maybe there could be hints as to what letters are in the world, like you could give the starting letter, or how many letters are in each word. Great work on this submission! Would appreciate if you could also check out our game, which is also a puzzle game. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Submitted

Oh wait I just saw in the comments and description that the level name is a clue to the worlds... lmao. That's pretty clever I'm gonna have to revisit some of the levels.

Submitted

I like the puzzle this provides. It feels like a 3D word search!

Submitted

Really unique concept, I have no idea how you drewthis from this art kit :p Felt really engaged throughout, great work!

Submitted

This is very very very clever but super challenging. Probably the most unique game in the jam if im being honest. Theres not much in the way of hints so I couldn't finish it on stream but the game was fun!

Submitted

I liked the idea behind the game but I found it very confusing. I didn't know if there were multiple words that would highlight and only 1 combination where you could get all words. There were also times were id make a longer word and be happy with myself only to find it wasn't actually a blue word. The game is well polished and the atmosphere is perfect I think you've both done an amazing job, well done :)

Submitted

Not sure if it was because I was playing on a macbook with a trackpad but I could never get any words to highlight for me :( 

I did like the atmosphere though and the mechanics although i didn't get to try much of it. 

Submitted

Interesting puzzle game, and Well polished!

Submitted

This is a cool puzzle game, though way too hard for me right now!

Submitted

Actually amazing puzzle game. Really awesome with great polish!

Submitted

The tutorial needs to be way more clear. But overall it sounds like a fun relaxing puzzle game. Good luck :)

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