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A jam submission

Toucanchevsky's StarlingView game page

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Submitted by PogeSoft — 3 days, 8 hours before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Successful Art / Graphic?#34.7144.714
Successful Sound / Music?#53.4293.429
Successful Troll?#63.7143.714
Successful Gameplay?#83.4293.429

Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Judge feedback

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  • QUESTION: Whether this game is The Worst <3? Obj. 1. That this game cannot be The Worst <3, for it has delightful puzzle sections with silly tricks up its sleeve. I answer that, although many participants of this jam might be said to be The Worst <3, this one is truly The Worst <3. Not only is there a delightful action section with statted empties, there is also wonderful art, existential angst, and Indiana-Jones-style adventure. Reply to Obj. 1. While it is true that the puzzle sections are delightful, in one segment involving centipedes, this philosopher found himself accidentally doing the solution correctly--but miscounting particularly colored centipede heads--and self-trolling for a few minutes before finally checking the editor.
  • The graphics ARE excellent. There were some real surprises in there, too. I will gladly register, I am ready to print and send the order form!

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The beauty of the cutscenes and the painfulness of the challenges are both exceptional. 


This one was weird! Very good cats, but that torch maze was very jarring in a way that made it tough to want to get through. Granted, my own stubbornness when playing on stream didn't help.