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A jam entry

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Find the right spot to get phone signal
Submitted by Fachewachewa with 4 hours, 39 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
xkcd-ness (how well it matches/interprets the comic)#84.5454.545
Innovation#442.7272.727
Visuals#462.9092.909
Fun#512.5452.545
Overall#522.8182.818
Audio#741.0001.000

Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Link to xkcd comic / 'what if' article the game is based on
https://xkcd.com/1457/

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
None

Team size

1

Team's social media links:
https://twitter.com/Poulatorus

Anything else you want players to know before they play?
Don't trust your friends

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Comments

Heh, definitely a familiar experience. Gotta love those randomly varying data signals.

Haha, this was funny.

I played the game without knowing it's actually random; the signal got to 5 close to the cat, without having anything in my hand. Confused, I came here and read Naomi's comment and your answer. I'm not sure on what to think about the game being fully random. On one side, is the ultimate trolling, and it's truly faithful to the comic. On the other side, it's kind of disappointing as you think that you may use your wits to triangulate the ideal position only to find that it doesn't actually exist.

Anyway, nice job :)

This is pretty nice!  The comic is a great one to choose for a game, and it's executed quite well. :) The different items scattered around the place are pretty neat, though I do wish there was more variety, and sound effects as you picked them up.

I got 5 bars somewhat . . . randomly, though?  From the comic, I decided to pick up the pineapple, and thought I had to stand on a chair--didn't work.  So I wandered around until I eventually found 5 bars in the middle of the room with the couch and the TV.  Was that the intended solution?  Or are there other ways to get 5 bars as well?

I do like that depending on where you are, you get fewer or more bars, and you can use that to find the elusive 5th bar of signal for your cell phone.  And the picture that you eventually get sent is pretty funny. X) Is it supposed to be the player, dancing around your house for a cell phone signal?  Also. love what you said for "Anything else you want players to know before they play?"

Nice job on this! :)

Developer

Thanks!


Actually, since the theme of the comic is kinda based on wrong interpretations of feedback, I didn't want to make one or more "solutions". So you always get the 5th bar at one point, but it is indeed random and you don't really have to do anything :D

About the picture it's hum.. an "unsolicited"photo of your friend, hence the "don't trust them". I found the idea funny because they're just stickmen

This seems like a great concept but its soo hard to visualize without an interactive ui or this game in 3d

Developer

I'm not sure what you mean by "hard to visualize".

Maybe what you can pick up ? Every object is interactive except the grey ones (which are too big anyways)

As in I can't really tell the difference if objects are stacked or not