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A jam submission

Skuncat's AdventureView game page

Join Skuncat on their platforming adventures. A very short game made for Vim Jam 2020.
Submitted by Marianne M. Michel (@mariannemmichel) — 8 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics/Animation#254.1844.184
Fun/Design#1953.1053.105
Technical Implementation#2002.8422.842
Theme/Limitation#2053.1323.132
Overall#2092.9162.916
Music/Sound#4061.3161.316

Ranked from 38 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your game utilize the limitation and theme?
Skuncat's is a platforming adventure to the top of a tower and back to help a friend, with collectable valuables and items that unlock paths.

What was your team size?

Solo

You worked alone

Affirm you have followed ALL jam rules. (Select all below or your entry will be disqualified.)

We have credited all assets used in the game including our own name(s) or team name(s)

All original game code and original assets were made during the jam period

The game does not include NSFW or hateful content

The game works on the web or as a Windows 10 download

We have answered all submission questions honestly and completely

If your game includes any of the optional challenges, select them below:

Hidden Secrets

Feature secret items rooms or features in the game

If you did any of the optional challenges, explain how they were used:
There are a few sections where you can find extra hearts and diamonds that are not on the obvious path.

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Comments

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Submitted

The art is super cute. The animations are great and everything about this game is super cute. There is a slight contrast with the cute graphics and the bad-ish language used in some parts. Apart from that I enjoyed the over-the-top random story bits.

The mouses in the respawn points keep killing me without me even moving. Not that frustrating but definitely a problem. Especially when I first arrived on the first level and it killed me out of nowhere and I didn't even know what happened at first. And there are multiple parts where this is the case. And its not the best to respawn and as soon as you do you have to move or you die again.

Also, the cacti are confusing. There are some that are in the background and you can go through and the others are instadeath and it wasn't at all obvious at first which is which.

The wall climbing is cute too even if a little weird.

The controls could use some tweaking.

Cute entry! I think if you had time for playtesting and improving the level design and controls it could go a long way.

Submitted(+1)

I love the cats :D Gameplay reminds me of mario a bit. A bit buggy but good job on graphics  and animations! A little more and this could be a really great game.

Developer

Thank you so much :) Maybe I'll find some time to upgrade it after the jam..

Submitted(+1)

Super cute cats! Near perfect animations. Gameplay is a bit lacking and there's a bunch of bugs where I got trapped and couldn't get out, but I think you definitely showed off your artistic talents.

Developer

Yay! How cool to watch someone actually playtesting it ;)) Thank you so much for playing and the feedback and the video! And yes, I made all the art myself, including the animations. Also, yes it's pretty buggy and the placement of everything is terrible ;D first jam, first 2d game, first just about everything. In the cave, you could have crouch jumped to get up higher, but alas, I threw together the level an hour before submitting and it's actually impossible to get out of that pit ;) Will try to bugfix some of it after the jam.

Submitted(+1)

love the cat animations!! art style is really awesome, could waves at 2nd phase, really nice game,  it will be great with music and sound fx. Great work!

Could you check my Jam entry? I'll appreciate it, Thanks!

Developer

Thank you! :)

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Found a secret fall area in the first tan area but I couldn't get out

In general this a very cute looking game and I love the pixel art

Developer(+1)

Thanks! And sorry about the inescapable pit ;) I put a cautionary note on the page, but I'll fix it after the jam.. 

Submitted(+1)

I wish there was sound! The atmosphere is so beautiful, some music and sfx would enhance it even more! Art was great, gameplay simple but fun. I loved the self sarcasm in credits xD

Developer

I wish there was sound too ;D Thanks for the feedback! :))

Submitted(+1)

What a cute fun game :D.The art style is beatiful I espacily liked the cat :].Also surfing level was my favorite part.My only issue is there is no sound effects or background music.Other than that i think you have a great game here:) Amazing work!

Developer

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, glad you liked the surf level! ;))

Submitted(+1)

A cute and fun little game! I really like how the game looks, and the crouch jumping and ledge hanging mechanics are super nice to have! One thing I noticed however was that sometimes enemies would get stuck inside walls. Other than that, super fun to play! If you have the time, I'd also appreciate it if you played my game!

Developer

Thank you for playing and for the nice feedback! :) I'm so glad you had fun playing!

Submitted(+1)

Thank you for reviewing my game, I am here to return the favor!

I see that this is your first game so welcome to itch, I hope you make more things. I really liked the aesthetic. It was nice to play as a quadruped. The dialogue has a nice charm too. The ledge grab mechanic has me smiling, very nice. Also that last level was  super fun.

I was confused as to what cacti was hurting me. Also the I thought the lighter platforms  were clouds at first, which could easily be resolved by putting an enemy or collectible on one.

Other than that I think it's a good effort. It's not a problem that it's unfinished, and I rated it for what's there. I hope you built upon it post jam.

Developer

Thanks so much, Neenaw! Yes, first game, first jam, first try at pixel art :) I agree, the cacti, the level design and other things are pretty terrible because I ran out of time. Thanks for the in depth feedback though and I'm really glad you had fun playing!

Submitted(+1)

loved the art! Really good idea

It'll be really cool if you check out our game too!🙂

Developer

Thank you! :)

Submitted(+1)

Beautiful art and design. Just needs some audio and it’d be perfect! Fantastic work.

Developer

Thanks so much! :) I'll prioritise audio next time, for sure.

Submitted(+1)

Love the art!!! and really entertaining to play, just needed some sound :) well done!

Would be great if you got the chance and could check out my game

Developer

That's very kind, thank you!  :)

Submitted(+1)

Great game, very cute sprites. Looking forward for a release with sound/music ^-^

Developer

Thanks :)

Submitted(+1)

Good game. Only thing id say is no sound and having cactus that can hurt you and some as background threw me off a bit. Id go one of the other to lessen the confusion

Developer

I completely agree about the sound and cacti, thanks for the feedback! :)

Submitted(+1)

This is a really cute game. Loved the animations and movement of the cat, actually felt like you were playing a cat. Also there is a lot of content in this game, well done.

As others have said, would have benefited with music and sound and also found that the cat spawned in wrong sections when transitioning between rooms.

Developer(+1)

Thank you! :)

Absolutely, I really wanted to make a nice tune for it, but alas. I'll be sure to start on the music earlier for my next jam. The spawning part I'd actually implemented, but somehow missed to enter the right values before building. Oh well, I'll try and fix all the bugs after the jam.

Submitted(+1)

Cool game! I know it was much to do in a week, but if it had some sounds you totally would have done awesome on this game! I like how the cat climb on the side of the walls!

Developer

Thank you! :) and I agree, it's a shame I didn't manage to add sound.

Submitted(+1)

As a cat lover - I had to play this game.  Very cute graphics and a great color palette.  I cracked up that the cat can hang onto the edge of the platform - nice touch!!  A really fun game and cute concept.  Awesome job - can't wait to see how you expand upon this game!

My only critic would be to maybe make the cacti more prominent visually.  Having them the same color as the platforms made it take me a minute to realize why I was dying.  And then after the fact I saw the warning on the menu screen, lol!  
Also, was there sound?  I didn't get any on my computer and wasn't sure if it was just me or if there wasn't any.

Developer

Thanks so much for the lovely feedback! I'm really glad you enjoyed the game :))

I absolutely agree on the cacti, I'l have to fix that after the jam! And no, there's no sound unfortunately. One of the many things I had planned but that I had to leave out in my very stressful journey to submission. :/

Submitted(+1)

I loved the graphics :) and the animations. 

the platforming seemed a little hard for me but just because I don't play on keyboard usually. 

please rate my game here ==> https://itch.io/jam/vimjam/rate/768154

Developer

Thanks! :)

Submitted(+1)

Cute game! The graphics are adorable and the movements felt very realistic, and the beginning dialogue is gold! Its a fun game trying to avoid all those enemies, though the cactuses really blend in with the background and it was hard to tell that it was gonna kill you. Overall still an amazing game, I enjoyed it!

Developer

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! That really means a lot. And yeah, I need to change the look of those cacti after the jam – they're a bit sneaky as is. Glad you enjoyed it though! :)

Submitted(+1)

I love the art 😁 and I found the extra heart at the beginning! The jump and the way the diamonds were placed reminds me of Aladdin (SNES) which is nice! 

The enemy designs are fun, the cactus kept killing me a bunch of times though until I realized its not a part of the background 😁

Great job! 😄

Developer(+1)

Yay! Congrats on finding the heart at the beginning! :)) So cool that it reminded you of Aladdin on SNES! I'm honoured ;D

Thank you so much! And sorry for the cacti, they do blend in too well ;)

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