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A jam submission

JabberwockyView game page

A short game based on Lewis Carroll's poem.
Submitted by Granbury High School Computer Club — 59 minutes, 20 seconds before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Staying true to the source material#202.9403.143
Most innovative use of the source material#212.4052.571

Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Love the graphics! A bit clunky, but really well done! I included it in part 2 of my Public Domain Jam 2 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)


Nice work! Beautiful day/night cycle.


First off, congratulations on creating such a cute game and submitting it to a gamejam :) It's lovely to see High School students involved ^^ Plenty of places to explore and the tum tum tree is super cute. I didn't get to the Jabberwocky but I'll probably replay it and get to the end! The day/night cycle was very cool. I'd love to see the poem integrated a little more, perhaps a line or two in each section as it loads up? Also, it'd be nice if each area had a second door to avoid the need to backtrack to continue forward. Otherwise, great job guys!


Haven't finished the game yet, but your creation reminds me of the game Super Panda Adventures. This is a neat little game, but it's too sluggish for me to fully enjoy, and some bad level designing left me irked. Great work on this, computer club! I look forward to what you'll create next! :)

(btw, I'm also in this game jam, with HummingBird Haunting! Check it out? I'm always looking for feedback:


Also, who is Mr. Stick-Figure? Is is Alice? Is it Average Joe? I have no idea; the game never tells me either.

Kinda not a fan of the controls. I have a laptop, so its awkward to be doing WASD, then moving my hand from V to the left mouse. Doing arrow keys would have made it so much easier, but for now I have 4 fingers on WASD, my thumb on V, and my right hand on the mouse. Also, that map was confusing. I was pressing random buttons until I figured out how to move forward.

I really like your background art. Nice use of color and transitions as the day goes on. Neat! :)

Think I found another glitch; if I swing my sword once while staying still, Mr. Stick-Figure continues his "swinging" animation, even while the sword hovers in the air. He only stops when I start to move.


Just downloaded the game; thanks for fixing it. Here are my thoughts:

First off, this game moves extremely slow. Walking seems very slow. Swinging my sword seems very slow. Enemies move slowly. Everything just feels sluggish, which is bad b/c this is supposed to be an action-adventure game, right?

I also like the day/night effect- except that it makes it kinda hard to see.

After upgrading my health at the tree, I took a nearby heart- and my health instantly reduced back to its normal state. I assume this is a glitch.

Sadly, I found many instances of bad level design in this game. Platforms would lead to the left/right only for there to me nothing, hearts would be placed right before enemies- just poor design, which makes me sad.


@JohansenIndustries: You can see the controls on our game's page, but I'll recap them here:

  • WASD to move
  • SPACE to jump
  • V to shoot projectiles
  • Left-click to attack with primary weapon
  • ESC to return to main menu



Do you have instructions for what buttons do what? I've no idea what to do on the second level, and I think that might be from not knowing how to do certain things. Looks cool so far.


@Norbez: The download links work okay for me now. Have you tried them again?


@Norbez: Oh, crap! Yes, it's a real game. Let me try to fix the download links! Hold tight!


Solid platforming mechanics. The day/night cycle is a nice touch.


When I click to download your game (I tried Win64 and Win32), This is what Chrome says:

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.


<Message>The provided token has expired.</Message>

<Details>Request has expired: 1432525277</Details>


Have you taken the game down? Or is this entire game you trolling? Based on your comment on your game, I can't really tell.