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A jam entry

Down the Wombat HoleView game page »

Life is a labyrinth. Life is a trip. Life is what you make it.
Submitted by Felicity Banks with 5 days, 28 minutes before the deadline

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Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely keep them in mind for the next (probably much longer) version of the tale.

A comprehensive package with lots of customisation and interesting choices. I particularly liked the banter between the protagonist and friend, and the novel touch-based magic, which led to an interesting fight where the combatants were trying to find bare skin to land an attack.

Perhaps if the wombat hole had a different mechanic for transitioning to the other world, it could give the piece more unexpectedness, when compared with the traditional 'down the rabbit hole' mechanic. Wombat's sound fascinating creatures - maybe something unique to the wombat could trigger the transition.

Additionally (and this is notoriously woolly advice, but useful if it can be harnessed), try showing action by describing what's happening, as observed by a character's senses, and rendering it in sufficient detail to trigger the player's imagination. This has the added bonus of pacing a narrative to a steady tempo. Don't show them everything - just enough to get their imagination started.


Ooh, I'm dying to know which two achievements you did get. They're weighted the same (I liked the idea of a possible 100 points) but some are a lot harder than others. The most you can get on any one play-through is three, I think.

*will definitely go play your entry*

A solid, interesting story with loads of choices to make that really have an effect on the story. It feels really polished and complete with all the stats, relationship and achievement menus. I played it 4 times and only got 2 of the achievements, so I may have to go back to get the rest sometime.

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