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A jam submission

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Mash buttons to argue with people on the internet. #openjam2018
Submitted by Midna Squad — 11 minutes, 42 seconds before the deadline

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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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elementary OS

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Challenging game! I included it in my Open Jam 2018 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)

Thanks so much for including it! This made us smile. :)


This was surprisingly fun and challenging. The artwork could obviously get some help but it’s not the most important part of the game. I’d say the music could go at a slightly faster pace for this kind of game, too.

My suggestions:

  • make games last a bit longer!
  • start with 3-button combos, and make them bigger and bigger as the game progresses.
  • I second the request for keyboard support: I know some people use Dvorak but they’re the kind of people who know how to remap to QWERTY if necessary. Besides, Löve2d has scancode support which lets you make layout-independent bindings.

Tested with the standard Löve launcher on a Debian machine.


Sam, thank you for taking the time to review our game, and for giving thoughtful feedback! This was unexpected, and now I regret that we didn't choose WTFPL. :-)


I loved this, it is so much fun. Me and some classmates were playing it to test it and we all had a dandy candy time. Great work!

Wished it worked with keyboard and not just controller.


Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you liked it. :D

Keyboard support is something we wanted to have, but we gave controller support priority for a few reasons. Keyboards could have any number of layouts, QWERTY, AZERTY, Colemak, Dvorak, etc. We would have also had to let each player select their own device, then display either buttons or keys on the screen depending on the type of device. Our team is pretty novice, so this was an ambitious project for us - we were adding code up until the last 30 minutes of the jam. :-) It was great fun, though.

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Controls?  Can't get game to start (windows)


Hi whoadoodle. You need to plug in one or more xinput devices (eg Xbox 360 controller) before you can begin. The game relies very heavily on the positions of buttons on an xinput device.

Once a controller is plugged in, just press start.