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A jam submission

Thorny SweetsView game page

A Castlevania-like where two lovers face their fears.
Submitted by Yawning Fox (@theYawningFox) — 1 day, 5 hours before the deadline
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Hello! Your game is really great, one of the best ones in the jam, but there are some improvements I would suggest.

* There are some parts of the platforming that feels strange. For example, when I fall onto a staircase from a jump while moving, I can't move again until I stop moving and restart.
* The mage girl can move quite a ways off a platform while still walking. If this is intentional, it's very strange she can float while coming off a platform and not while jumping or on command.
* I didn't understand the shadow clone mechanic. There were a bunch of enemy shadow clones that I killed, but there were also clones that followed behind my character and mimicked her movements. I was confused because they didn't seem really harmful, and they also "died" (with blood spurt) totally at random for no reason.
* I ended up avoiding most enemies because there wasn't much of a reward for killing them and it was very easy to just move through them. They drop pickups occasionally, but I was always at full HP/MP anyway.
* The game crashed when I cast ice spike on one of the boss TVs.

I loved the art and music! Great job on the game!

Developer

Hey there, thanks for the reply!

Yikes, seems like I had way more bugs than I  expected. I suppose I might have broken some things at the end. I will definitely try and get these bugs sorted out. The shadows dying randomly is especially strange. I'll try and get these patched up as soon as possible! Also, again, thank you so much for the feedback. I am still quite a novice so any and all feedback is greatly welcomed.