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A jam entry

Black SpotView game page »

a Treasure Island Game
Submitted by 6↓ (@SixDownStudios) with 18 minutes, 55 seconds before the deadline


CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Stayed true to the source material#34.0484.048
Innovative use of source material#203.3813.381

Ranked from 21 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Public domain

CC0United States


The graphics look awesome. Works well as an interactive experience and the atmosphere you create here is fantastic. If you have the time, add sounds and music! :)

Gritfish · 2 years ago

The art/sprite work in this is just fantastic. Great work.

6↓ (View their submission) · 2 years ago

@Shortee: Aye, perhaps I should've explained the timing mechanic explicitly: Each obstacle has a few "danger" frames which it's unsafe to pass through during.

In Act I, the fire flares up when the rum drop lands on it.  in Act II, the duelists are dangerous during the slashes. Walking by right after these events happen gets you safely past.

In Act III, the overhead icons are Eyes, indicating that an officer is close enough to see the first mate Arrow (and any Black Spot being handed him).  If a Watcher is Watching when you give the Spot, Arrow's thrown in the brig and Israel never makes it to the mutiny scene in Act III.  Furthermore, Arrow drinks from his secret bottle when out of sight of the officers.  You get a different outcome if he's drinking also, so "beating" this level requires patience as well as timing.

Hope that cleared it up!

I really liked the art and storytelling. Sound would've been nice (but the time, I know :) ).

One thing I really didn't get was the gameplay. I always cought fire in Act I but once and I don't know how I did it. In Act II I never got past the dueling rogues and Act III I didn't understand at all. I delivered but didn't know what the (time?) icons above the peoples heads meant. Nice game overall but felt a bit unclear to me.

6↓ (View their submission) · 2 years ago

Thanks all!  Appreciate the comments and glad you enjoyed it!

Muciojad · 2 years ago

I promised play it and I wasn't disappointed. Wonderful design is strong point of your entry, I'm amazed when I look for it ;) Storytelling is strong in you, come to the dark side... ;D Seriously - it is great job, you had to put a lot of effort in this. I felt only lack in audio, but I know how difficult is fasten everything to the last button before deadline ;))

Wonderful pixel art, and great section of the story to use in conjunction with the theme.

SnoutUp · 2 years ago

Such a well made little game. The art is just amazing!

Jupiter_Hadley · 2 years ago

Really nice game!! Nice atmosphere. I included it in part 5 of my Public Domain Jam compilation video series, if you'd like to take a look :) http://youtu.be/_BCTeiOyGDE

Nathaniel Nelson · 2 years ago

I really like the pixel art more than anything, especially the main menu which was particularly detailed. Good work, and good choice of material, too.

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