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A jam submission

Deep SleepView game page

Traverse through challenging levels with the help of your Dream Pillow
Submitted by ItsGeppy (@ItsGeppy) — 18 hours, 10 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#124.0784.078
Technical Implementation#124.0684.068
Graphics/Animation#174.3114.311
Fun/Design#214.1174.117
Theme/Limitation#274.1264.126
Music/Sound#403.7673.767

Ranked from 103 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?
You collect clocks to open the exit, which is also the same door you come in from. You collect stuff, you go back

What was your team size?

Solo

You worked alone

Which of the following content in your game is NOT 100% newly made for the jam?

Music/Sound

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

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Submitted(+1)

Very nice game, had a lot of fun! Everything that I have a problem with you seem to be aware of because you listed them in your after the jam plans. The biggest things were that the ghosts were hard to see at first but I got used to it. And that it felt very unfair when I almost completed a level just to be catched by a ghost that just spawned in the door. Your fixes: "Allow the player to goto the next level if they hit the exit even if they've been caught by a ghost" & "Add a timer in front of the door to show when the next ghost will spawn" would fix this perfectly. Even if not a timer just a little indicator that would fit in with the game a little better. Yeah and the pillows were sometimes hard to collect.

Apart from that, great game, great sounds, beautiful graphics and overall fantastic entry. I like the double-challange that its a different kind of game on the way back.

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much for playing! All of those are fixed/improved and are in the new build ready to be uploaded after the jam ends! Glad you liked it! :)

Submitted(+1)

Wow.  This is SO well done.  I rated you top marks on everything.  Stuck with the theme perfectly, sprites were all well done, tasteful (a kid and his pillow right?) I felt perfectly in control of him at all times, it's hard to get just right, but you nailed it.  The edge tiles and little wooden platforms were polished pixel work.  Great crossover transitions, and quick replay-ability of the levels.  The mild stress of the clock, and the difficulty was infuriatingly just right.  Took me 1029 to finish, lol.  GREAT GAME!  Even the credits screen was cool!

Developer(+1)

Oh my god i don't think i can recover from this... I had a huge smile on my face while reading through the entire thing. Thank you so much for your kind words, really means a lot to me and motivates me to try make more games!!

Submitted(+1)

Awesome !! I really like this game, you have a good mechanics. 

Keep going please ! :)

Developer

Thank you so much! Already have a new build ready for when the jam ends :)

Submitted(+1)

The art is top notch and the idea is super original. Definitely one of the best games I've played this jam! The levels are well designed and each level is challenging enough where completing them feels rewarding. I have two pieces of feedback, though they're fairly nitpicky. The first one would be to make the color of the background text more visible. As it is right now, the instructions kind of blend in with the background so I didn't notice them at first. The other one would be to add a visible outline to the shadows to make the hitboxes a little clearer. Overall, fantastic job!

Developer (1 edit)

Thank you so much for your feedback! The instructions are a little brighter in the new build, but can't update it yet since the jam's not officially over. I'll also look into making the shadows more clearer!

Thank you :) Glad you liked it!

Submitted

FWIW I thought the fuzzy edge to the shadows made for a spooky effect.  =)

Submitted(+1)

This game was a very enjoyable play! I was playing it live and every victory felt super satisfying! Honestly I really want to go back and speedrun it! The art was lovely too!

After playing, I learned the controls seemed much better on M&K, which made me want to try again with it. ;) The controller support needs a little bit more love. Other than that, I would honestly say it's a fantastic puzzle/platformer which can TOOOOTALLY reward the player for moving fast! 

If you were to make updates to the game, I would personally be interested in the speedrunning aspects.

Thanks for the great experience! 

Developer

Thank you so much for playing and for great feedback! I'm developing and making improvements as we speak based on what i saw in your stream today. I plan on adding leaderboards to the game at some point after the jam as well so that people can share their times easier. I've also already done some minor improvements to the controller, but i'll still need to do some play testing to make sure it feels good for everyone. It feels fine for me as someone who hasn't really played games with controllers, but that might not be the case for everyone. Again, thank you for taking the time to play the game, really meant a lot to me!

Submitted(+1)

such a nice idea. I've never played such version of there and back. It's a great great game. everything about it is good even the difficulty which is really really hard. and about the pillow there's a technique that you can throw the pillow under yourself in midair and bounce like a double jump. I don't know if it's on purpose or not but it's cool. I'm also a great sleeper and it's almost impossible to wake me up so  this game is actually my every morning reality. :))

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thank you so much for playing! :D That trick is actually what you're 'supposed' to use in the final level. I learned there are actually multiple ways you can beat it by watching people play it. You can also use it in other levels to get some really good times! Started as a bug, but honestly it felt so nice i left it in and now it's like one of the main features in the game. I don't teach it, i just kinda hope people learn about it like you did! :D And yes i'm also a very deep sleeper! 

Submitted(+1)

This is such a different spin on the theme, absolutely amazing! Loved the visuals, music and sounds. Credits make it seem like you were gonna give up on gamedev but don't haha, this is very fun to play and well polished (I played the downloadable version). One improvement could be to do with placing the pillow as sometimes it was annoying to get just right. Well done with this entry!

Developer

Thanks for your feedback! Throw force depends on how far the cursor is, so if you put the cursor right on the character, you'll just drop the pillow on your feet. Guess that's one way to place it down? Unless you were playing with a game pad, then that doesn't work in the current version. In the next update if you're not moving at all and you throw it (that is if you're not aiming with right stick), you'll just drop it. Either way, thank you so much for playing and im glad you liked it! :)

Submitted

Omg I must have missed that :P Well in that case I have no improvements for you haha, well done!

Submitted(+1)

This is extremely clever! And what a lovely color pallet! Make sure you firther develop this one, it has a lot of potential, congrats!

Developer

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Submitted(+1)

Really clever, and gets challenging very quickly with a good progression through the levels. Very polished and 'complete' for a jam game and something satisfying to play through.

Developer

Thank you for playing :) Hope you enjoyed it

Submitted(+1)

Nice idea, love the art, and the level progression, but from level 11 it was really hard for me. hehehe

Love your game!

could you check my entry? I´ll appreciate it, Thanks!

Developer

Thank you for playing! Will definitely check out your game! :)

Submitted(+1)

^_^ 

Submitted(+1)

Cool, I also made a platfromer with godot this jam.

Submitted(+1)

cool idea! and its really well polished! actually the best platformer controls of the jam! and i really like the graphics. levels are varied enough. its very impressive how you did so much in a week!!

one of the bests of the jam! nice job!

Developer

Thank you so much! Really happy you liked it :)

Submitted(+1)

Looks epic considering its your first game. Also I loved the pace and overall controls. I am new to gamedev too and using Godot, however I am having a hard time making Tilemaps look good. So overall, pretty great game.

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much! I recommend Tilesetter for making tilesets, really helpful little app! 

Submitted(+1)

Great game!!

Developer(+1)

Thank you for playing! :) Hope you enjoyed it

Submitted(+1)

Oh boy, well that was an experience aye. Fun little platform game, some nice mechanics with the pillow and the replay shadows.

The art was awesome, nice detail, some great depth with the faded backgrounds, and generally just felt like a really solid experience. Very nice work indeed, would recommend!

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much!  Glad you enjoyed it!

Submitted(+1)

That was pretty impressive I cant lie. The artwork was amazing and the concept of avoiding your shadows and the pillow bouncing mechanic made this game so complete and fun to play. I also like all the different songs you had. The only thing I can really say to improve is the pillow jump height physics were a bit difficult to get down sometimes. Other than that I had a lot of fun playing this one. Amazing job! 

Developer

Thank you for your feedback! You mean when you bounce off of the pillow or when the pillow bounces off the ground? Your jump height is based on your speed when you land onto the pillow and pillow only bounces once and it'll lose some momentum after the first bounce. Thanks for playing and i'm glad you enjoyed it!

Submitted(+1)

You fit the theme perfectly with this clever idea! The arts and sounds are very great. You might add more animations though. Having the ability to use a controller is really good. The ui is clean and overall the game feels really polished!

Thank you for your game, and well done!

Developer

Thanks for your feedback! By animations do you mean frames for the player or animations for some other area in the game? I'm not very good at pixel art so no promises! Was barely able to draw what's in the game right now hehe. Anyways, thanks for playing, i hope you enjoyed it :)

Submitted(+1)

I meant some effects, camera movement, etc.. By having a second look, it doesn’t need that much! You already add some particles and stuff.

Developer(+1)

Ooh, i did have the camera follow the player at one point, but i wanted to show the entire level since its easier to tell where all the ghosts are. Also some people asked for screen shake, but im not sure where exactly i'd use that.

Submitted(+1)

Yeah, it depends on how difficult you want it. Having the camera be a bit closer and follow the player might make the game a bit more difficult. Screen shake can be use when you die for example.

Submitted(+1)

Your game design skills really shine in this game. You slowly introduce new mechanics in clever ways with hints to help. The difficulty is very well balanced with incredible levels. Usually in games like this, I find myself getting frustrated. However, this one just felt like a challenge and really made me think.
I REALLY liked how you made it so you could not cheese the levels by standing still for a long time to make the shadows stand still later.

The game is super polished. The graphics are amazing. The way you credit the songs in the bottom left as they start playing is nice. The controls were perfect with no complaints at all.

I have no feedback for you. This is a perfect Jam Game in my eyes. Well done!

Developer

Thank you so much for your kind words! Motivates me to keep going :) Thank you for playing and i'm glad you enjoyed it!

Submitted(+1)

I really cant find anything to suggest, this game is so well polished!

Maybe make the ghosts a  little bit brighter to see, and also a countdown timer so the gohsts dont spawn out of no where to scare you.

But anyways, great game and well done!

Developer

Thank you for your feedback! The timer is and was planned, but I ran out of time so i couldn't implement it. Will definitely add it after the jam though! Thanks for playing, hope you enjoyed it! :)

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