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A jam submission

Chill BalloonView game page

Submitted by jason-indie (@spaceyjase) — 6 days, 11 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Judge's Choice#3n/an/a
People's Choice#34.1254.375

Ranked from 8 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Judge feedback

Judge feedback is anonymous and shown in a random order.

  • Very relaxing!
  • Divine. This is such a beautiful approach to the competition rules. Very low pressure. Immediate and clear response to pressing your toggle switch. No need for rapid presses. Speed options for players with faster reactions and pause (all from one-key / clickable area). Clear win / clear lose state. Assist mode with "Pull UP" and updraught at cliff area. Works with left-click almost anywhere and SPACE BAR, to work with the majority of assistive technology. Stunningly presented. One very small bug, with the PULL UP! not going off screen. Just brilliant. My personal winner.
  • This adhered to the one button (barring time control, which was optional), though it is possible to lose when stepping away since the game is always progressing and you miss out on the scenery. I really liked the beautiful scenery, and the soundtrack was a great addition to the peaceful ambiance. Gameplay-wise, it seems you can turn the flame on and then sit back until around the 10% mark where you then attempt to aim, so it would be nice to have some reason to toggle the flame during the earlier 90% like dodging obstacles. Also, right when you get to the end and are trying to aim for the target, there's a big tree that appears in the foreground and makes it difficult to aim.

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Comments

Jam Host(+1)

vid review

Submitted(+2)

Very nice game and atmosphere. It felt really relaxing watching the scenery pass by paired with the music you chose. My only complain is that it's hard to judge when to make the balloon stop descending in time to get it to land on the target. I misjudged the speed and distance at first and missed it because I couldn't tell how long it would take to make it there. Overall still a fun little game though!

Jam Host (2 edits) (+1)

Lovely idea and implementation. Two thoughts for improving further.

1.  Allow additionally for SPACE BAR and/or LEFT-CLICK (perhaps an enlarged area bottom left where it says FLAME ON / OFF), to control the flame. Those will work with the majority of assistive technology for switch users. it would also help eye-gaze users too.

2. The Windows download doesn't seem to have a full-screen option. It would be good to allow the user to toggle between windowed/full-screen via an on-screen option at the menu screen perhaps.

Developer(+1)

Thank you for the feedback! I've added SPACE and left click (anywhere, except time control). I've also changed the window settings to allow full screen.

I've toyed with the concept in my head for a while and enjoyed creating this vertical slice that I'd like to develop further. Thank you for hosting the Jam!

Jam Host(+1)

Brilliant. I really like the purity, and mellow nature of it.

You may find Jet Stream Trader of interest: https://oneswitch.org.uk/art.php?id=114