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A jam submission

Escape the Skeleton!View game page

Halloween styled endless runner where you play as a rolling skeleton head (Spooky 2D Jam 2020)
Submitted by HalfBolt Games (@halfboltgames) — 2 hours, 15 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Is it spooky and does it follow the theme?#94.1114.111
Overall#173.4073.407
Graphics / Visuals#193.7043.704
How much do you like the game overall?#223.1483.148
Audio#253.0003.000
Gameplay / Fun#253.0743.074

Ranked from 27 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

takes a few tries to get used to the controls, but its fun once you get the hang of it! 

HostSubmitted(+1)

Nice game! There is definitely a few bugs but with a bit of polish it could be really great. Also I love the art style.

Submitted

Idea is great but game is a bit buggy. Background isn't tiled so it feels like game restarted for a sec. Visuals are good but level generation is a little odd. Also i would appreciate it if you could play and rate my game.

Submitted(+1)

this was pretty fun! The mechanics took me a minute, but once I got them I was moving pretty smoothly. I'm not sure how the shooting helped me, because it didn't seem to slow down the skeleton any, maybe change it so it freezes it for a moment instead? I also think the boxes could glow or something to show they are good to run into. Overall, well done!

I'd appreciate it if you could rate my game as well! :)

Submitted(+1)

Great start, but I think it certainly needs sound effects for jumping and shooting. The art style is nice for most parts.

Developer

Sound Effects would be great! I sadly ran out of time and couldn't find any good one's :(

Perhaps in the next update? :)

Submitted(+1)

it was really fun! there is a bit of a glitch if i press a key that isn't enter at the start!

Developer

Thanks Maya! Ohh I see what you mean, just tried it out - hmm, thanks for the heads up! Will fix in next version.

Submitted(+1)

I like the aesthetics of the game. The gameplay is really fun. I love everything about the game in general. Looks like hard work.

Developer

Hey Roy, I really appreciate that! :) It did take quite some time to make.

Submitted(+1)

Good game, I had fun playing it :) I have a few little ideas:

- You can move the start button from enter to space. It would be much more comfortable I you didnt have to change your fingers position

- You can make the game an auto runner, because it didnt seem you have to go in another direction, so you can concentrate more on jumping and shooting

- At the first moment, i tought the boxes were bad, so you can change the sprite, so it looks more like it will help you

Developer

Great suggestions, thank you Finn! I'll definitely consider those in the next update :)

Submitted(+1)

It was pretty good though the movement was a bit buggy and getting more speed didn't seem to actually make me faster, it also wasn't very clear what shooting the skeleton does. This has a lot of potential but needs some more work.

Developer

Yeah, it only seems to work sometimes, and shooting the skeleton slows him down allowing you to escape quicker. In the future I'm considering making a refined release for mobile ;) Darn bugs... 

Submitted(+1)

The game is slightly buggy, but the idea and graphics are fantastic. Also, thank you for  playing my game on your stream!

Developer

Aww thanks dj! And no problem, it was a pleasure ! :)

You should totally turn it into a full-game and release on Steam!!

Submitted(+1)

Thanks! The feedback has been really good, so I’ll probably continue it after the jam. I have some cool mechanic ideas for some more interesting levels, so I’m excited to see where it can go!

Developer

Heck yeah, that's amazing :) Let me know when you release any updates! Do you plan to port to mobile as well?

Submitted

I joined your discord so I’ll definitely keep you updated. I would love to release on mobile as well, and I think the simplicity of the game would translate pretty well.

Submitted(+1)

The idea is very unique and or feels really like a original and juts you know i just like it so that is totally why i really love the game

Submitted(+1)

I like the idea, I like the music, I like the graphics. I like how scary it is... The idea of moving to the LEFT in a videogame is terrifying! :)

A bit too buggy though, but I bet it could be really sweet with some adjustments that allow the player to retain momentum a bit easier

Developer

Absolutely terrifying, the suspense of going LEFT! xD

I'm planning to refine -  I appreciate the feedback, definitely need the ability of the player gaining momentum in some way ;)

Submitted(+1)

Great Game! I love the goofy asthetic and the originality of the Idea! there was some minor bugs however when sometimes the skepeton dissapeared. Great Game Overall!

Developer

Thanks! :) Yeaah.. Sadly a few bugs (time constraints of the Jam + Experimentation xD)