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A jam submission

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GameJam entry: You're a ghost tied to a heavy ball, navigate the dungeon to escape.
Submitted by Toonspex (@toonspex) โ€” 4 hours, 50 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics / Visuals#14.3504.350
Overall#53.8803.880
Is it spooky and does it follow the theme?#64.2004.200
How much do you like the game overall?#63.8003.800
Gameplay / Fun#83.7503.750
Audio#163.3003.300

Ranked from 20 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

HostSubmitted

This is really good! It's a smart idea and very well executed. The art style is great and the ghost is very cute with it's facial expressions. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. Great job!

Submitted

All 5 Stars.  Looks perfect, Movement feels slightly sluggish but that part of the game since there is a giant ball holding you back. The music and sound design is flawless. Just amazing game. One issue is that the controls appear at the end of the game, but that is the only one I found. Overall amazing game very polished phenomenal job.

Submitted

Stunning mechanic that blends a puzzle game and platform in something unique. Audio and graphic design are awesome also. But I have to say that I find it a bit too hard and I got stuck for too long before managing to properly solve rooms enigmas (probably because I fucking suck at puzzle games lol).

Submitted

This game is amazing af 

Submitted

This game looks amazing. Especialy the ghost.

And the idea with the trapped ghost is cool too.

I really like your game and enjoyed playing it

Submitted(+1)

the puzzle solving was really fun! i think there was a bug with the menu screen because i only got the controls after beating the game.

Developer(+1)

Thanks! The menu screen pulled double duty as pause screen (ESC) and end screen ๐Ÿ˜… for the purposes of this jam. Probably not the best idea to not show it at the start!

Submitted(+1)

Wow this game looks really cool, but there is no browser or mac version and I have a mac. You should consider adding one, because this game looks fantastic!

Developer

Thanks! Unfortunately the HTML export wouldn't work ๐Ÿ˜ฅ no idea why...
I'll see if I can upload a mac one though!

Developer

I uploaded a mac version, so please have a look and tell me if it works at all! ๐Ÿ˜„

Submitted
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Submitted

Okay, funnily enough, it seems your game was made in Godot, which is what I used to make my game, so the download opened the game and let me play it through a Godot test window! The game is great btw, the ghost's animation and the physics based puzzles are fantastic!

Submitted

I liked the mechanic, it's kind of a co-op game where you control both avatars!

Some elements weren't obvious or didn't stand out well over background, but I figured out after a while.

It seems like the mechanic, while good, is a bit limiting, so you had to add those jumpers, which I hated, because they are hard to use. But since the game is short, it was an enjoyable experience overall. :)

Developer

Yeah it's an tricky mechanic to make puzzles for... the jumpers (and many other aspects) definitely needs tweaking! Pretty hard to balance the difficulty, since the puzzles are not that hard when you're the designer ๐Ÿ˜„. But I get it, there's some subtle aiming you gotta figure out to solve the puzzles.

Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted (1 edit)

I love the idea with the puzzles, which is great, however most of the background tiles(the background) are glitching, is that intentional?
Also I can't seem to pass the 2nd puzzle and I'm not in full understanding of this games mechanics.

Also also, what should lift higher, the rock, or the soul? Because sometimes the soul is higher, sometimes, the rock is higher.

Developer

The gameplay video on the game page shows the intended look. The glitch may be due to a bug in Godot. ๐Ÿค” Is it very bad? There's an issue in the godot bug tracker, but they seem to be putting it off until v4.0 with the new Vulcan back end next year ๐Ÿ˜ญ

What do you mean "lift higher"? You control the ghost and pull on the ball with the chain. The ball can end up above the ghost but is usually what weights down the ghost.

Submitted(+1)

Awesome!!!!!!

Developer(+1)

Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜„

Submitted(+2)

Nice. Game looks polished. Visuals, gameplay... It's amazing.But i think you should improve the game page and add a browser playable version of it. Also i would appreciate it if you could play and rate my game.

Developer(+1)

Thank you! Glad you liked it!
I tried to make a HTML version but I mucked it up so I removed it. Not sure if I can add it now after the deadline; waiting for a reply from Theo. ^^
What do you think could be improved on the game page?
I'll go have a look at your game, cheers! ๐Ÿ˜„

Submitted(+2)

I don't think default itch.io page doesnt look good. Thats what i meant improve. But its good you have in game screenshots and a gameplay video.Most people(also me) don't upload a video.

Developer(+1)

Ah, noted! I'll give more consideration to the theming in the future ๐Ÿ˜Š

Submitted(+2)

I would love to try this game out if it was on a HTML browser! I only run Mac at the moment.

Developer(+1)

I guess I should've given it an extra minute to make it work in browser... ๐Ÿค”

Is it allowed to add it after the deadline?

Submitted(+1)

I am not sure actually. You may need to ask Theo. I'm sure he will allow it though.

Submitted(+2)

I knew when I saw this on twitter it was going to be one of the first games I checked out, and it definitely wasn't a let down!

I love the lighting effects and and general atmosphere of the game. I wish mr ghost and his ball all the best in this jam!

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Many thanks! Useful to know that hashtagging this on twitter bore fruit ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜„

Submitted(+2)

This game is so cute!! I had similar issues as other commenters with the physics-based puzzles. I think some kind of indication like a background effect for areas where the ball gravity behaves differently would be helpful. Otherwise, a great experience and spot on with the theme!

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot! I'll take that into account if I keep developing it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Submitted(+2)

Fantastic! The mechanic and concept is innovative and fits the theme really well! Music is nice, however the sound effects became a bit annoying after a while. Graphics are cut and feels totally spot on in terms of style!

Developer(+1)

Yeah sound design isn't my strong suit, for sure! ๐Ÿ˜… Glad you enjoyed it anyway!

Submitted(+2)

Great game! There's definitely a lot of potential with this mechanic. (also the ghost is adorable)

Developer(+1)

Thank you! Glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ‘ป

Submitted(+2)

Fun game! visuals look great! And a great concept for gameplay! A couple small problems are you can see the grey background outside of the wall background and the third puzzle was pretty hard due to the physics in the game. Otherwise a great game.

Developer(+2)

Thanks a ton for the feedback!

The biggest problem with physics based puzzles like this is that you need a whole lot of play testing ๐Ÿ˜„
Some found the second puzzle way harder, some got stuck on the third.

Submitted(+2)

mad good my man I would pay for that if you add 29 more levels

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot! You're not the only one suggesting it ๐Ÿค”, we will see...