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A jam submission

Santas Bowling Alley.exeView game page

Submitted by consoleArgonaut (@conArgonaut) — 1 day, 8 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
BEST THEME (Best Use of Theme)#152.1772.667
BEST GAME (General)#181.7692.167
SCARIEST GAME#191.3611.667

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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Submitted

This is the content I came for.

But this was a fun little game. I'm going to echo what SCREAM CATALOGUE says about the bowling speed. Just a little faster would have sufficed. But this was really fun and I enjoyed the small touches of the music and background becoming more horrifying as the game progressed. I was afraid I was missing out on some kind of secret ending as I played when I would inadvertently hit the elves, but I noticed by the end that it was basically impossible to do that. Thanks for that, it properly broadcast to me to just enjoy myself.

Developer

Thanks for the feedback!

I'll look into the speed problem.
As for the hitting elves part: I originally intended a secret ending if you don't kill anyone. But because of a lack of time I cut it off and made it impossible to not kill anyone. So I'm glad that communicating this through gameplay worked :)

HostSubmitted

For a two-day submission this is good fun. The idea to play as an elf who reluctantly is forced to bowl using the bodies of his elf friends as pins is a devilishly evil one! I guess Christmas isn't gonna be so merry after all...

Given the context the game was made in, constructive criticism seems a bit unnecessary, but the bowling would have been a little more interesting and uncertain with some basic physics/spin or a quicker bowling speed. Also, I did find the secret skeleton in the bottom left of the alley!

Developer(+1)

Glad you liked it!

I'm planing on completely reworking this game. With a nicer artstyle, some deeper bowling mechanics, story and endless mode and much more. So your feedback will definitely influence that.

And don't worry, I won't remove the skeleton ;)

HostSubmitted

Let me know when you update it! I definitely could do for some more bowling haha