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A jam submission

Scarfy The PenguinView game page

Help Scarfy get back to the colony in this fun filled retro 'mario-avania' adventure!
Submitted by with the love studios — 1 hour, 36 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#14.0334.033
Overall#14.0004.000
Gameplay#14.6674.667
Music / Sound#14.3334.333
Graphics / Artwork#23.8333.833
Story / narrative#23.3333.333

Ranked from 6 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

(+1)

Some controls and some screen transitions are buggy, but the game is pretty fun. You can get kind of lost, but i think it is more a part of the game than a issue. I loved the idea of giving abilities by acquiring new scarfs and the enemies, besides don't being much of a nuisance or difficulty, they are very well positioned and give you some trouble when going through rooms. Fun game to play.

Developer

Thanks for the kind words!  Especially in regards to the enemy placement.  

> Some controls and some screen transitions are buggy...You can get kind of lost

Working on an 'After Jam' edition which will add many more screens but also fix the control and screen transition issues and add a map screen, so stay tuned!  :)  

I don't know if i was clear, but i did not want to mean that the screen transirions make me feels i am lost. Actually, the part of getting kind of lost was a related to other thing: I had to frequently revisit already visited rooms to make sure I did not lose a peguin or a green yarnball. The absence of a minimap makes me go round and round. But i think it is part of the metroid-vania-thing.

Developer (1 edit)

Oh sorry, yeah, I truncated those two comments together, but I did understand that you meant them to be two different issues 'buggy transitions' and separately 'get kind of lost'.

Anyway, just released the 'After Hours Jam Edition' which fixes the transitions and adds a mini-map so hopefully that helps a little on both counts.  :)

(+1)

Brilliant. Full of creative ideas. The controls are spot on and the levels are well designed. There is a good variety of items to collect and different enemy types which keeps you playing. Lots of fun, especially when you are fully skilled up!

Developer(+1)

Thanks!   Glad you enjoyed Scarfy!   It was actually partially inspired by your Polar Bear Platformer submission on OGA, so thank you for sharing that!  :)

Submitted(+1)

Very nice, Loved collecting the abilities and being able to use them effectively avoiding the bad guys or vanquishing them, and progressing to other areas. Busting from a glide into a kick butt slide, very good fun. Only managed to get 4 Penguins, there were some issues with room transitions, occasionally the game would lose the player and i would have to start again, then there was the bug your mentioned on the forum. These didn't ruin the experience for me though, i got what the whole project was and from what i played i enjoyed it. Good Job!. :)

Developer

Thanks!  Glad you could see through the bugs and hope the 'After Hours Jam Edition' fixes everything up for you!

(+2)

The game is beautiful and with an interesting development.
Maybe in future versions you can fix that inertia it has when you are falling after jumping.
The music is nice and friendly.
I would put the sky in a slightly darker tone.
Overall very good work. A game that invites you to not stop playing.

Developer(+1)

> Maybe in future versions you can fix that inertia it has when you are falling after jumping

Working on it!  :)

Thanks for the kind words!   I definitely have an 'After Jam' edition coming so stay tuned!  :)