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A jam entry

A Fireplace GameView game page »

Find all the items you need to start a fire!
Submitted by Danmazing with 1 day, 11 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Movie Interpretation#633.2414.100
Fun#772.2142.800
Audio#861.9762.500
Visuals#882.2932.900
Overall#912.2932.900
Gameplay Innovation#971.8182.300

Ranked from 10 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

IMDb link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5275236/

Movie scene description (plus video link if possible!)
The game is inspired by the very beginning of the fireplace film where you see the fireplace already burning brightly.

Does your game or video link contain movie spoilers?

No (completely spoiler-free)

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
There were no pre-made art/music/other assets.

How many members in your team?

1

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
The game is focused around what might be happening before the scene is being filmed (collecting firewood, and starting the fire).

The game is best played in 640x480 resolution in either windowed or full screen mode.

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Comments

Funny game! I included it in my Movie Game Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out! :)

(+1)

This is the best movie adaptation I've seen in this jam. Some small points that could really solidify this game:

  • Switching between Space to start an interaction and Enter to continue one is a bit confusing (and hitting Space multiple times causes a bug) so I'd recommend just one action button for that.
  • Diagonal movement would be sweet.
  • Some basic audio assets, like a crackling fireplace, would go a long way.

Overall, this is a complete entry and I enjoyed it. Extremely wholesome, family-friendly entertainment.

Developer

Thanks for playing the game, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I just realized today how I could have fixed the space/enter thing so that it could work with only the space bar(and it would fix the bug when pressing space twice). I'll definitely be keeping it in mind for future games. 

I'm going to try to figure out diagonal movement for the next jam, I actually purposely made the character not be able to move diagonally because I ran into a bug with the animation flickering when I tried it. I do have an idea of how to fix this one so I'll be testing that out to see if it works. 

For the audio, I totally agree that there should have been some sound effects for the fireplace at the end, especially when the game is based on a movie about a crackling fireplace. I was going to try to make my own audio for the fireplace (I don't like using pre-made assets for game jams) but I just didn't know where to start with fireplace sounds. I have worked a tiny bit with other sound effects before but not fire, I'm going to be doing a bit of reading on how other people record/make their fire/fireplace sounds and other sound effects in general.

Thanks again for playing the game and for the great feedback!

Submitted

 I seemed to get the wood and matches and newspaper. I expected less and was very impressed. I could not seem to complete the game however. what was I missing?
 

Developer

Thanks for playing the game! You had everything except for one of the trees. When you go back to the fireplace the text box will tell you to cut down 3 trees, I probably should have made that a little more clear at the very beginning.

 Also pressing enter goes to the next line of text when the box is up (I had the interact thing at the top left change from space to enter but I probably should have had it change color or something to stand out more). 


Thanks again for playing! I'm glad you liked it and the animations!! :)

Submitted(+1)

LOL THIS MOVIE CHOICE IS AMAZING.

The game certainly could use a little polish with the collisions, but it's still very playable. Great work on the game!

Submitted(+1)

Well there you have it, a game based on a movie of a fireplace. Great concept and funny way to make a movie game. I liked that following the flowers seemed to lead to all the different trees you could chop down. It's nice and simple, like a movie about a fireplace. Job well done!