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A jam entry

Slash ChordView game page »

Use the Space key to attack enemies that come from the side of the screen in tune with the music.
Submitted by Santum (@santumerino) with 1 day, 10 hours before the deadline

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Music#412.5002.500
Visuals#472.2782.278
Fun#502.0562.056
Overall#502.2782.278
Innovation#551.8331.833

Ranked from 18 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Please mention below any pre-made music or art assets you used.
Used music from freemusicarchive.com released under a Creative Commons BY-SA license.

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Comments

(+1)

Matching your combat to the beat sounds like a good starting point for a wider game. Would be interesting to see where you might take the concept with a bit more time. Otherwise I like the opening story for the game, its always fun to have a basis for what you're doing and why. Just wish there was a little bit more to do.

(+1)

Love the reference in the title :)

Also really like the story and feeling of progression, just with small details like the sky getting gradually brighter, as if the goal was to survive through the night. (Speaking of the sky: if your entire level is in pixel art it makes sense to keep your clouds at the same scale as well)

The slashing animation is a bit off sadly, but I got used to it. This kind of detail actually contributes a lot to the experience so it's worth putting in extra time to fine-tune them in the next jam :)

Some ideas to expand on this concept:

- Make the enemies come from both sides. You have to turn to hit the correct ones.

- Introduce friendly characters which the player should avoid hitting at all (may need to change your story then :P )

- Maybe something in relation to the music? Killing enemies in time gives back a bit of life?

All in all, for your first game it is very impressive. I'm curious as to what tech you used for this and I look forward to seeing the next one so keep me posted! Take care!

(+1)

Nice minimalist rhythm game! The sync is okay, except maybe in the last level which can be a bit confusing. But it's nice that ennemies are timed differently. The game never gets repetitive. It mostly needs more feedback when we hit an enemy. But overall, nice work!

(+1)

Simple but really nice game! I included it in my Music Game Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look :)

(+1)

Cool choppin to the music -sometimes didn't feel like it went to the music but good simple fun!  I liked the opening story too -nice job!

(Edited 1 time) (+1)

Nice music, I didn't really finish the game but I think you should add a variety of weapons, enemies and maybe even attacks to keep the game interesting.  
Good luck with your entry :)

(+1)

I loved the background music.