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A jam submission

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Escape the ghosts of your past in this fast, action platformer!
Submitted by djmick254 — 1 hour, 44 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Gameplay / Fun#14.1544.154
How much do you like the game overall?#13.9233.923
Overall#183.3793.379
Graphics / Visuals#273.3853.385
Audio#322.8462.846
Is it spooky and does it follow the theme?#622.5902.590

Ranked from 39 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

10/10 best game at making me mad at myself.

Developer (1 edit)

Lol I definitely have to agree after testing this game so much.

Submitted(+1)

This is awesome! the controls feel really good and the mechanic provides a decent and interesting challenge.

Developer

Thank you so much!

Submitted(+1)

Really tight controls. very fun to play :)

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

really cool and unique concept, the song is cool but after a while can get really frutare to listen to it, but excellent work

Developer (1 edit)

Thank you so much! I agree, the song does get annoying but I didn't have any time to make it longer.

Submitted(+1)

Great idea! It's nice to see games made in godot engine. But when i immediately change direction after finishing the level, it suppose to turn red, but level restarts. Also movement is a little different.

Developer

Huh I wonder why that’s happening, I’ve never found that bug. I think the movement is pretty standard, but thanks for playing!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

it was fun! i wish it was downloadable because whenever i played it in the browser it kept on restarting the level every time i picked up the coin (by this i mean it wouldnt turn red/activate the shadow mode) i could only get past levels randomly :( but i love the concept!

Developer

Oh wow I'm sorry! I'll keep that in mind next time going forward. Even in my browser it seems to lag, but not glitch as hard as that!

Developer

I just added a windows version that you can download. I would really appreciate if you could tell me if it works or not.

Submitted

i'm getting an error that says ".pck is missing" :((

Developer

Okay I re-uploaded it with the pck. I really hope its working now, sorry for the trouble! I have a mac so I can't really test. :(

Submitted

i loved it!!! the shadow mechanic is really great. and the timer makes it even more puzzling!

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thank you so much for the review and for helping me export to windows! I loved your game as well!

Submitted(+1)

As someone else who entered a lowfi game, I enjoyed the simplistic design of the characters and levels. What I didn't like was how well my past self kept screwing over my current self!

I think the core idea behind this game has the potential to a real game if explored and I had a blast playing it!

Developer

Thank you!

Submitted(+1)

Great game, I had a blast playing it. Well done!

Developer

Thank you so much! I tried to play your game as well, but I couldn't get the file to run because I have a mac. :(

Submitted(+1)

Really good game :)

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

I like the game (some definite inspiration from Celeste), I found some of the levels nearly impossible to get to the end within the time limit and the wall jumping was quite buggy which made the gameplay a little inconsistent.

Developer

Thanks! I definitely got some inspiration from Celeste, but spun it in my own way. Which levels were nearly impossible? There is no time limit when you have to dodge your ghosts, and you can get to the end of every level with over two seconds to spare. Also what about the wall-jumping was buggy? I'm sorry for the questions, I appreciate your comment, but I just want to try to fix things after the jam.

Submitted(+1)

Hi, no problem. I think it was levels two and four. I found them extremely difficult to get to the end and had less that half a second to spare each time. I think I was doing it as fast as possible. With regards to the wall jumping, I think the power of the jump was different each time and also whether you were meant to wall jump to or from the wall.

Developer (1 edit)

Huh, me and my brother (who playtested) can reach the end of levels 2 and 4 with about 3-4 seconds to spare, I'm not sure what the problem is. As for wall-jumping, I made it so that just like the normal jump, if you tap the button you do a small jump, and if you hold the button you do a large jump, and yeah, and yes, you can actually jump straight up a wall while wall-jumping. Sorry if I sounded defensive, I just think this idea has some potential and would love to fix and expand it. Also, its awesome to see another Celeste fan, that is probably my favorite Indie game! (Btw your game was great too)

HostSubmitted(+1)

This is really good. The audio and graphics are simple but they work well, and the core mechanic is really smart!

Developer

Thank you very much!

Submitted(+1)

Cool and simple idea! I like the fact that you're sort of your own enemy; got to pay attention on your jumping, so that you won't crash onto your own shadow on the way back.

Developer (2 edits)

Thanks! I'd love to play your game, but sadly I have a mac and there is no browser or mac version. :(

Submitted(+1)

One of the best mechanic I've seen in this jam, a game really balanced in amusement and difficulty. I still think graphic and audio needs improvements tho.

Developer(+1)

Thanks! I definitely spent the majority of the game jam trying to code the mechanic and so I didn't have much time left for art and audio, but I tried to go for minimalism because I think it fits the game. 

Submitted(+1)

GG

Developer

Thanks! I'd love to play your game too, but I sadly have a mac and there is no browser or mac version. :(

Submitted(+1)

It was really fun. The challenge of thinking of your own moves is a really good puzzle idea. And the art, just perfect with the simple colors and shapes. Well done!

Developer

Thank you so much!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

The art for this game was simple and not much, yet it was so refined and smooth for a game idea like this. You took an idea/ concept and expanded it and added a bit of your own twists in it which I found really enjoyable! I had such a difficult and challenging time timing my moves against my OWN mirrored moves which I found it amazing you created this. Props to you for this game and it was a pleasure beating playing through it and beating it!

Developer

Thank you so much!

Submitted

No problem! Sorry if it sounded like I was insulting the game or something with my first statement. That was not my purpose for that!

Submitted(+1)

This is a really cool concept, you could expand on this.

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

I enjoyed it a lot overall! Super original concept!

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks! I would love to play your game too but sadly I have a mac and there is no mac or browser version. 

Submitted

Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I've since added a Browser Version to my page so you should be able to play it now. Thank you!

Submitted(+1)

Really cool idea, and fun to play! You could maybe tone down the sprite stretch a bit, but I really like the juicy feel it gives the main character

Developer

Thanks! I’ll definitely try to tone it down next time.

Submitted(+1)

Its a really cool game. I like the idea, that your shadows mirror your movements. Very creative. The Music is good, a little bit repetitive, but in my game too. Its normal.

The Graphics are nice too, Not really spooky, but I like it.

Great Game

Developer

Thank you!

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