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A jam entry

Red Spiders ComethView game page »

Submission for the XKCD Game Jam. Climb cubes, collect spider buddies, descend upon the city!
Submitted by Team Meeting Games (@team_meeting) with 4 hours, 49 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Visuals#293.3053.875
Innovation#313.1983.750
xkcd-ness (how well it matches/interprets the comic)#363.8384.500
Overall#482.8783.375
Fun#522.4522.875
Audio#571.5991.875

Ranked from 8 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/126/

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
Outline Effect https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/78608

The XKCD Font: https://github.com/ipython/xkcd-font

Team size

1

Team's social media links:
@team_meeting and @jcoliadis on Twitter (which I barely use...)

Anything else you want players to know before they play?
Sorry about there being no audio. I didn't have time to make anything of value so imagine the sounds of creepy spiders and the Space Invaders soundtrack.

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Comments

The spiders joined up to be something somewhat unsettling to watch. Very cool animations. Nice that you implemented the stencils to display spiders that are occluded. It's a bit hard to aim and control where  you end up with a jump to the next cube though. Perhaps allow players to control the camera? 

OH GOD. The movement was so unsettling. I got 10/10. Pretty distrubing yet surreal concept. 

Also I kept hearing this play in my head. Going to need to cleanse my mind of the red spiders. 

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Developer

Sorry about the upload fail. I uploaded the .EXE instead of the .ZIP last night. Fixed!

(+1)

"There should be a redspiders_data folder next to the executable

Developer

Fixed!

(+1)

you need to add the data file

Developer

Fixed! Sorry about that...

Sweeet playing in about 10 min!

I can't climb up the first pole... Looks neat though!

Developer

Use your grabby arms! (Hold on Spacebar when approaching it)

still didn't work for me

got it finally every time I stood right next to the pole not far away to climb! Anyway one thing I do want to mention is I'm doing a review of design on the games in this jam so here's a shameless plug to my channel if you want to be notified of the vid when released: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Vj46GGL9VMUvd4YTMtjXg