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A jam entry

West Of HeavenView game page »

A short atmospheric game about one man's journey home. Made for Mystic Western Game Jam 2016
Submitted by OldKnivesTale (@OldKnivesTale) with 8 hours, 17 minutes before the deadline

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Benevolence#14.3004.300
Overall#24.0214.021
Truth#34.2004.200
Strange Visions#54.2504.250
Endless Skies#74.1004.100
Vastness#83.7003.700
Introspection#93.7503.750
Wonder#113.8503.850

Ranked from 20 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Comments

Jupiter_Hadley · 132 days ago

Very interesting game, love the graphics. I included it in a compilation video series of all of the Mystic Western Game Jam games, if you'd like to take a look :)

Flypool · 156 days ago

Lovely entry!!!

Puruhuru · 158 days ago

I loved this game. it has good visuals which contrasted light and shadow perfectly. The story was intriguing and the developer was spot on creating endless skies.

mishmash · 159 days ago

Nice style, love the atmosphere..felt like a messed up Rango! :)

Liz217 · 159 days ago

I really enjoyed this game.

This game is definitely worth playing. Fascinating atmosphere, nice visual style!

iwanPlays · 161 days ago

West of Heaven has the most complete traditional game mechanics and best pacing of this jam as far as I can tell so far. Nice!

Fishstain · 162 days ago


I love this sort of game. Would love to see it as a full game.

Tykotimmy · 162 days ago

Great concept brilliantly executed. Loved the visuals too!

mbw · 163 days ago

This is like a cowboys dream or maybe he got high with the Indians....love it!

T4B · 163 days ago

This has to be played. given the development time, I'm suitably blown away.

parachutingpenguinpatrol · 163 days ago

West of heaven is a fun little atmospheric game that will bring joy to one's heart. It screams "hey look Red dead redemption and Monkey Island just made passionate love by the campfire and they made a baby". A must play because this John Wayne is a bit more Bruce and a bit more insane. If you are looking for a short new game to try and to quote the village people you should definitely go west (of heaven)!

I love the visuals on this, the way buildings appear in the dust is quite beautiful, the only point that bugs me is the repeated dirt texture, it detracts from the feeling of large dessert spaces and makes it look slightly blander, very minor compared to the highpoints of the visuals though. The gameplay is adequate, if not especially interesting in its current form, I saw it more as a way to keep movement to find new set-pieces as opposed to fun in and of itself. The camera could also use work (all minor points for a jam game, amazing work really), I found I wished I could get a better view of some set-pieces, and walking backwards felt awkward.

All in all, fantastic work, and don't take my critiques as negative, they're just things that could be improved with more time.

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