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A jam entry

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Submitted by notcreativeenuf4_1 with 3 minutes, 34 seconds before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
xkcd-ness (how well it matches/interprets the comic)#413.7653.765
Visuals#512.7062.706
Innovation#582.1762.176
Audio#691.1181.118
Overall#742.0002.000
Fun#751.5881.588

Ranked from 17 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/1348/

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
Fonts
Construct 2 (game Engine)
silhouette of 2 characters

Team size

1

Team's social media links:
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Anything else you want players to know before they play?
None

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My XKCD game jam analysis is out!

Developer

I wasn't planning to vote, but after watching your video.

 i voted one game :3

thanks



At least have a worst game category, so i could be mention XD

dude your game wasn’t bad  it was just all text based, which although it works and you could have a discussion based off the dialogue my channel tries to focus specifically on gameplay (you are far from the wort game in the jam)

Game is definitely way too big to fit my screen. I know it's probably too late to fix that now, but something to keep in mind for the future.  I've yet to figure out a good method of dynamically scaling my games either, so I've just started building them at a size that's more likely to fit more screens.

Game play itself, couldn't really figure out what I was supposed to do. Jumped around a while. Slept in the chair. Game ended.

Developer

1080p monitor is very common now days O_O 

I set the screen size to 720p in the itch.io game page, seems to work fine now.


Yeah i didn't add much gameplay.

since there won't be many more people playing this game here is the game play explained.


you pres to E on when you stick figure overlaps the chair

you click on white bubble with a cover of a female and you reduce a boredom meter.

clicking the male cover increase boredom count.

to finish things off, you move the stick figure tot the bookshelves and click the female book cover again to have a boost of reducing boredom.


i know it sucks but

Thanks for the feedback.

(Edited 1 time)

Haven't read the comic this was based on before; it's an interesting one.  Let's see your spin on it.

The game is way too big to fit in my browser window, and it makes it difficult to play and I can't see half the screen.  Please scale it down.  I had to zoom out significantly in order to play the game properly.

"If Boredom Reaches 100; you know what happens."

No, I don't.  And there is no meter/counter that shows the boredom going up, so I have no idea exactly when it reaches 100; I just get a game over (so nothing really happens).

I shouldn't be able to jump in this game.  It only hinders my ability to interact with things using E.  Please disable the jump.

There are two things to do in this game: dream of books or read books.  Neither reduces the boredom meter for too long, and there's nothing else to do in this game.  It doesn't really approach the original comic's ideas, and playing this game is, well, boring.  If there was more things to do then it would be better, but as is I didn't have much fun with this.

Edit: While I was writing this, you updated the game to include a counter, so that's good.  I can still jump, though.

Developer (Edited 1 time)
  Let's see your spin on it.

I don't know the in depth meaning of the comic beyond the context, so i am mostly doing a literally interpretation.

The game is way too big to fit in my browser window, and it makes it difficult to play and I can't see half the screen.  Please scale it down.  I had to zoom out significantly in order to play the game properly.

Yeah, i haven't learn how to scale the game proportion to user screen size.

"If Boredom Reaches 100; you know what happens."
No, I don't.  

In games you either win or lose, but meh i won't change how i word my instructions.

And there is no meter/counter that shows the boredom going up, so I have no idea exactly when it reaches 100; I just get a game over (so nothing really happens).

i notice the number for that font doesn't seem to work on other users. Not sure why.

I shouldn't be able to jump in this game.  It only hinders my ability to interact with things using E.  Please disable the jump.

I thought the game is already as boring as it is, so i just allow the player to do whatever.

But i remember watching a video about valve testing there Game Portal, that they added unnecessary cubes or objects, the player was trying to use all the objects to solve the puzzle.

I think this is exactly what is happening right now as well, that the moment they could jump, they are trying to jump on places like the book shelves to see if there is any hidden items or stuff. ( i will take this into account when i make puzzle games)

There are two things to do in this game: dream of books or read books.  Neither reduces the boredom meter for too long, 

I was trying to do a literally interpretation of the comic, sitting on the chair being bored and fantasize stuff. 

If the boredom meter rises to slowly, it will be to easy i presumed.

 and there's nothing else to do in this game.  It doesn't really approach the original comic's ideas, and playing this game is, well, boring.  If there was more things to do then it would be better, but as is I didn't have much fun with this.

After reading this, i had achieved exactly what i was looking for.

Nothing to do, and is boring. 

If it was fun, it wouldn't had been a literately representation of the comic.

While I was writing this, you updated the game to include a counter, so that's good.  I can still jump, though.

I updated the game before i read this.


THANKS FOR PLAYING!

And thank you For the great feedback!

Developer (Edited 1 time)

Update 2017/11/23: 

- After watching someone play test this game, i removed the ability to jump on the chair to avoid complications

- Fixed the Number not showing up by changing the font.

- Changed the screen size to 720p