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A jam submission

The curse of DEREKView game page

Submitted by KLIMcold — 4 days, 11 hours before the deadline

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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Use of Theme#62.3892.389

Ranked from 18 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Game You Were Inspired By
The binding of ISAAC

Original Game Genre
Action RPG

New Game Genre
Action RPG

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I had a lot of fun with this one. The sounds and design was really neat. 

The intro was really long.

Had trouble figuring out how to get out of the upgrade menu. Yeah, I used tab to get in but I forgot about that.


Thanks for feedback! :)

"Yeah, I used tab to get in but I forgot about that." :D :D :D

Completely blew me away.  The Introduction story brought chills to my spine (remember I know nothing about The Binding of Isaac, so have no idea how much was borrowed from that game.  Judging by the steam page screenshots, the gameplay is quite similar) and the storyline of being a demon with human understanding was perfectly introduced:  I immediately knew why I was playing the game, and what my character's motivation was.

The gameplay -- regardless of borrowing -- is totally intuitive and exciting, and just playing with the keyboard I took to it immediately, and had a blast, playing to the 'To Be Continued' message.  I only got one of the powerups (crusher)

Bugs:  The Intro fades to black, and ended there on Edge.  I got past that to the gameplay on Chrome, but not sure how.  English text needs some cleaning up in the Intro, but not so much as to remove the strength of the phrasing.

Summary:  I loved it.  Great job, this wins the Shackjam hands-down for me!

Developer (1 edit)

Wow! Thank you for such an extensive feedback! :) It really motivates me to continue to engage in gamedev.

"English text needs some cleaning up in the Intro". Yes, I agree with this. My english is bad cause I'm from Russia and I try to learn English in my spare time. But most of the text I translate using machine translation :)

Couldn't get past the super duper long intro screen.  Does it work on something other than chrome?


I also tested it on Microsoft Edge. All ok. But I don't know how it works on Mozilla Firefox or something else. And i recommend using Google Chrome.


And you  can skip the "super duper long intro" :) Press "space" or "enter"

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Whoops, i missed that part.

Doesn't really seem to fit the theme, but it seems like a solid twin stick shooter - unfortunately I got stuck repeatedly in a room where an enemy stuck in a wall and was un-killable.

Developer (2 edits)

Thanks for feedback! :) Yes :c I get some bags in last version, but i have no time now for fix it :c


Congrats on making something fun enough to play for a couple of levels!

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks for feedback! :)


Interesting 2-level tribute to "The Binding of Isaac."

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks for feedback! :)