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A jam submission

The Dragon RacesView game page

Bet on your favorite dragon to win, place, or show!
Submitted by JoeStrout — 19 hours, 14 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Music/Sound/Writing#14.5004.500
Technical#24.0004.000
Fun#23.5003.500
Overall#23.7003.700
Theme/Limitation#43.5003.500
Graphics/Animation/Imagery#113.0003.000

Ranked from 2 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How many people worked on the game?
1

What elements of the game did you NOT create? (No need to mention engine, OS, etc.)
none

What do you think we can do to improve the next jam?
Nothing. This seems like a very well-run jam!

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Cool concept. Really enjoyed the backstory and all the random names.

Submitted(+1)

Great work on the VO and story! Like others I had some issues with the inputs. The first couple races I couldn't get it to read an amount. I used the trick someone shared about selecting a dragon then selecting another that seemed to work. I did run into another issue where I made a bet (I think for 100 or so) hit return and then hit it again which changed my bet to something like 1600. 

The visuals are very straight forward and I like representation of the track. Well done.

Submitted(+1)

I don't really love betting games, but this did have some nice elements. The voice-overs wore on me over time, but they were cute as well. The backstory was amusing too. I didn't encounter the bug with betting, though I have the previous comments to rely on here. Anyway, pretty cool; I wish there was more than betting though.

Developer(+2)

Hey all — I suspect the problems some people are having might be caused by not pressing Return after entering your bet amount.

So, please make sure to hit Return after typing a number.  Let's see if that solves it!

Submitted(+1)

This is a really cool concept! It seemed not quite put together, though: twice in a row I did a "place" bet, and my choice won 2nd, but I didn't win any funds.

But still, the voice commentary is really excellent! Though, I didn't see any in-game credits, which I thought was a requirement. 

Overall, really nice work!

Developer (1 edit)

Wow, I never saw a failure of the bet calculation in my testing!  Are you sure you hit Return after typing in your bet?  I suspect some people are pressing some digits and then hitting "Start Race", which probably doesn't work...   (And of course if that's the case, I should fix it!)

Submitted(+1)

Ohhhh yeah that might exactly be what happened! I'm pretty sure I didn't do anything but click "start race" after I entered an amount. However, the amount I entered *did* appear next to the dragon that I bet on.

Submitted(+1)

it was cute! you did a lot in a short time. easy to play too. maybe a fun dragon twist could be how far/fast they can breathe fire? either way, good job 

Developer

Breathing fire is a great idea!  The dragon in lane 4 does have a chance of catching the rabbit, but he has to actually catching him.  Roasting him from a few spaces away would certainly make it easier!

Submitted(+2)

Very cool idea, maybe i'm not getting the "dungeon" part of the theme but i really liked it! Loved the voice over

Developer

The only connection to dungeons is in the backstory; that's where the unlucky folks who get to serve as "rabbit" come from.  (The king decided this was a good way to solve his dungeon overcrowding problem!)

Developer

...thus the old expression, "out of the dungeon, into the dragon."

Submitted

uh ok, i missed it :P

Submitted

Same here Gianni , I did not feel the Dungeon feel or connection when playing! :)

Submitted(+1)

This was a really cool idea!