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A jam submission

Samurai SamView game page

A roguelike hack and slasher for the TV Game Jam
Submitted by securas (@Securas2010) — 4 hours, 26 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#14.6004.600
Visuals#14.7804.780
Fun#24.3204.320
Audio#24.4404.440
Interpretation#24.6204.620
Gameplay Innovation#63.8603.860

Ranked from 50 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Spoiler Level

No Spoilers

TV Show Name/Season/Episode
Samurai Jack

IMDb link to episode
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278238/

Episode description
I used multiple episodes of the series to inspire the different areas of the game. Most evident are the cave combat and the mountain fights

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
I used one tree that I had made before

How many members in your team?

Team of 3

List your team's social media / website links!
Securas (@Securas2010) Code, Art and SFX
https://twitter.com/Securas2010

Mark Sparling (@Markymark665) Original Music
https://twitter.com/Markymark665

DBR (@player_dbr) Title Art
https://twitter.com/player_dbr

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
The plays a lot better with a gamepad.

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Comments

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Submitted

This game is amazing!! It looks great, is extremely polished, the music is great, really good job on this!!

Anything negative I have to say is really just nitpicks. The enemies got stuck on each others corpses occasionally. A map in the corner would be nice to have.

The cave part where it becomes a platformer suddenly is really cool! I am genuinely curious as to how you created the visual effects.

So yeah excellent work guys!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

so good! fun, engaging, creative and highly polished. great job!
my only note was maybe graying out the enemies (or some other color change) after death so it's easier to tell what's going on when there's a horde.

p.s.
if you ever want to try and colab on game in the future feel free to contact me on discord - shoze#3879. im a 2d artist and game designer and always looking to work with talented ppl :)

Developer(+1)

Thanks! I'll consider it for sure! I've been following your games for a while now and they are always gorgeous!!!

(+1)

Hey there! My friend and I had an absolute blast playing this! The art was beautiful and reminiscent of the source material, the score was great to listen and play to, and the gameplay was exactly like watching the show. The only bit we really struggled with was the platforming, because that's always tough in an isometric game. Overall, way to go!

Developer

Thank you so much for trying my little game! I just published a new version with hopefully much improved platforming. But still... Your video is awesome and I truly appreciated it and the feedback!

(+1)

I really loved this game, but had serious trouble with the enemies after the falling sequence. I killed them once, got killed by the next batch of enemies, and got reset to the checkpoint to less than half health, and after that, killing those enemies didn't seem possible. I feel like there should either be more health accessible, or, since you have no way of avoiding their attacks, give the player some way to fight them without being forced to take all of their hits. I couldn't outrun them to look for health, either, because they were faster than me.

Aside from the difficulty of that, it was great. The graphics were gorgeous, the music fit well, and the varied levels and enemies kept the game from feeling repetitive. The gameplay itself was fun, too, and controls felt great (I used a controller). Good job!

Developer(+1)

Thanks for giving the game a try. The difficulty is there indeed and we had a great deal of pondering to keep it on not. Ultimately, we though it should be there for the challenge. But we did leave some things to make it easier for those who persist. Hearts in the bushes and a back-hit when slashing and running... You might wanna try that :)

Submitted(+1)

Awesome game, really highly polished and very cool take on the show! Thanks for creating this you should all be proud!

Developer

We're much more happy to see folks like you giving our game a try! That's what it's all about.

Submitted(+1)

A lot of good things in this game : clean gameplay with diffrents interactions, great arts and lively environments.

Just one drawBack : the position of the chekpoints. When you die regulary and you came bake to life before the difficult bit you finally manage to pass, it's quite frustrating. 

Developer

Sorry about the checkpoints... I could indeed have made more but my code is soo messy that it became very difficult to do them. So I made only a few before I had to submit.

Submitted(+1)

Excellent game all round... great art, fluid animation, solid game gameplay, catchy music, varied and creative level designs! Well done indeed! :D  

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

That's a PRO game!! great great great!

Developer

Thanks! Appreciated!

Submitted(+1)

I'm so bad at fighting! I still wasn't able to defeat the enemies after the fallig sequence. But I'll keep on trying - and what I've seen so far: Lovely + brilliant!!!

Developer

Thanks for trying the game! All I can suggest is run and slash as much as you can and search bushes for hearts :)

Submitted(+1)

Truly an incredible experience, amazing job! Cutting the bushes to find hearts was a really nice touch of polish.

 Unfortunately for me the game just crashed after the side scrolling bit (which was really cool!) and I had to force quit the game. Not sure how much was after that, but I really enjoyed it up to that point!

Developer

Ah man... I'm sorry for that. That last level has some performance issues and can be a bit demanding on a computer. I did very little (or no) optimization and that might have just ruined the experience for you. I'm truly sorry for that.

Submitted(+1)

This is absolutely outstanding. Everything about the game feels incredibly polished. Amazing job!

Developer

Cheers! I think I actually spend too much time polishing and too little playtesting... Must reconsider my scheduling in the future :)

(+1)

This is great! Love the art and iso view, good music and fun mechanics. Really enjoyed playing through this - well done!

Developer

Glad you liked it! That's the whole purpose of this game thing :)

Submitted(+1)

Great work, and hard to imagine pulling off this much in a jam!

Developer(+1)

It was either this or black mirror. I thought Samurai Jack would be so much more fun though :)

Submitted(+3)

I wouldn't say that its a roguelike but this was really great stuff! 

A minor quip - when you are stationary the sword swings aren't as quick as if you're just running about. Died quite a few times to the ambush at the waterfall base until I realized this. Also, I realize that the platforming in an isometric space is a little challenging. Otherwise, great level design, cool sequences and awesome artwork. Fantastic!

Developer

Thanks for checking out my game! Yes... Slashing is different when running.  Also, jump slashing is different. It's all made to make the player move as quickly as possible and not stand still. The whole game is made for action rather than precision. But I guess it's not for everyone.

Submitted(+1)

This is a good game in pretty much every aspect, especially the art

Developer

Thanks!

(1 edit) (+2)

I liked it? No, better: I LOVED IT! Man, I litterally spent more than half a hour playing this game. I've always been a Samurai Jack fan and I kinda miss the flash-games that were available on Cartoon Network's Website. I wasn't really happy on how the platforming section felt, but I think that's on my keyboard, gotta play it with my controller.

Loved it, loved it, loved it! Thank you for developing this. 

They still have them.

but it's called Cartoon Network GAMES

They do? Cool, thanks Cento

Developer(+1)

Thanks for checking out our little game! Much appreciated!

Submitted(+2)

wow :-) this is *perfect* 

Developer

hardly... but thanks for the kind words!

Submitted(+2)

This game is awesome!

Developer

cheers

Submitted(+2)

Man, this was super good. Art and game feel were great, music was on point too. Loved all the variation in scenes and types of play - falling and underground shadow section were a nice touch. Minor comment - wasn't too sure what my overall objective as the character was since i've never seen the show, other than to slash everybody (which was fine with me because it was fun). Amazing work!

Developer(+1)

The fundamental part of this game is how fast you can mash the slash button... Not much, I realize, but can be considered fun :)

Submitted(+2)

Great work, the game looks and feels amazing! All the music and art is amazing! I love the falling sequence

Developer(+1)

Cheers! I was very close to not including the falling sequence but then decided to waste a day on it. I'm glad you liked it!

Submitted

We're all so lucky you wasted a day on it :)

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