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A jam submission

The Forgotten ArtifactView game page

Dodge Slimes and Command Minions!
Submitted by MeltedBrainz, magsolid — 6 hours, 45 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Fun/Design#673.7223.722
Graphics/Animation#793.6673.667
Technical Implementation#1053.3893.389
Overall#1063.4223.422
Theme/Limitation#1573.3333.333
Music/Sound#1613.0003.000

Ranked from 18 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?
To win the game you need to reach the final floor to retrieve the artifact then leave the dungeon alive. In the game, you collect minions that will fight for you.

What was your team size?

Pair

You and one other jammer

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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Comments

Submitted

This was fun! Great idea and execution. I liked the idea of collecting minions and not having to do all the fighting for a change ;) great sound too, well done!

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thank you so much for playing ^ ^

I'm not that satisfied of how this jam version goes but that will change in the next update

We plan to update the game later in the jams that'll improve the whole game a lot. Newer update will include new minion, enemy, and other clever things.

If you're interested more about the game, feel free to follow us.

Submitted

Cool :) Looking forward to seeing your updates then!

Submitted

Very fun game! I ended up just staying in the corner with my minios on follow mode and just let them guard me, and it was nice to watch. Well done!

Developer

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for playing  :D

Submitted

Thanks for making it! Could you try my game

Submitted

Enjoyed it a lot :)Pretty simple premise but executed nicely.My only issue is that after some time passes you become unkillable becouse your minions surround you and enemies cant pass them :\

Other than that nice work well done :D

Developer

Thank you for playing! If you finish the game, the difficulty will increase so you might not come to that issue.

Submitted

Fun litle game! Great pixelart and funny gameplay.

Feels good having minions !

I find it really easy, but I guess it's because you didn't have time to make more hard levels.

I'd love to know how can I improve my game. Tell me your opinion when you can !

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks for playing our game. There is increased difficulty the more you finished the game. You can see the Diffculty with number on the top left in the menu screen. 

I'll love to tryout your game.

Submitted (1 edit)

Yeah, I actually completed the whole game and found it easy (not that it's a bad thing), but I would've liked to find some extra challenge.

Submitted

Clever interpretation of the focus and theme!  It's nice having minions to do the work for you :P  Loved the adorable art, the fun music, and the little soft chomp sounds on the slimes.

Suggestions:
- Maybe add a total number of waves to the UI overall so you know how many you have to go.
- I saw in Joshua's stream that you said you wanted to add a dash into the game - which would be super nice!

Overall really well done game!  Amazing job and good luck in the jam.

Developer(+1)

thank you for trying out our game! We will include your feedback after the jam :)

Submitted

Great pace to the game, perhaps some power ups would extend the game even further. The slime was cool. 

I you could spare a few minutes, any feedback on my game would also be appreciated.

Submitted

Love the way you did collectibles! very clever. The art is also super cute especially on the creatures. Really great work!

 It would mean a lot if you could check out my Jam submission if you get the chance. Thanks!

Submitted

Super fun and neat concept! I really like games where you have followers and companions to do the attacking for you! The only suggestion I have is to perhaps make it so that the player can walk through the monsters; There were a few times where I wasn't able to win because the monsters trapped me against the wall. Other than that, loved it! If you have the time, I'd appreciate it if you could also play my game!

Developer

thank you for your feedback! Glad that you enjoyed the game. I tried your game and I liked the space atmosphere, maybe a futuristic soundtrack could have been added :)

Submitted

That was a lot of fun. Cute art and I love the raising difficulty

Developer

Glad to hear that  :D thank you for playing our game

Submitted

Cute little game, really enjoyed the music and art.

Developer

thank you :D

Submitted

Good game. Nice mechanics centered around the theme. For some reason after completing floor 2 I went back to floor 3 :( The game looks real nice too!

Developer

Hmm, maybe that a bug, it's supposed to go floor 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 2 -> 1. Thank you for your feedback :D

Submitted(+1)

In that case it wasn't a bug, I also see I mistyped, I went from floor 3 to 2, like you said :D

Submitted

Really fun game! Felt satisfying and enjoyable :)

Developer

Glad you enjoyed it :D

Submitted

This was a really cool interpretation of the limitation! The minion sprites were cute and I liked their abilities a lot. However I did manage to cheese the game towards the end by standing between all my minions once I had collected enough. An new enemy type that could split up your minions / force you to move would be a fun solution! 
Overall it was a fun game that used the theme/limitation well! Great job :D 

Developer(+1)

thanks for trying out our game :) yes if you collect enough minions you'll become OP. The goal of the game is to survive the waves while collecting the minions. If you did so, then you basically won the game.

Submitted

Not playable with keyboard

Developer

if you enable the virtual joystick you can't use the keyboard :)

Submitted

Ah thanks! Its still a bit wonky with that enabled tho...

Developer

you mean the joystick? Joystick is meant to be used on mobile browser. If you want to play on desktop don't enable the virtual joystick, and you can use a keyboard or a gamepad!

Submitted

Oh!