Ah, good to know. Well I'll be getting familiar with the game for the time being, and I'll be sure to get any interesting matches I get on video if I can. Thanks for responding.
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On the fence about making a video or 2 for this game, since there are none, and this looks fairly interesting. I just need to confirm: it doesn't seem the game lets you do hotseat with just 1 controller. Is that right?
Oh, and 1 criticism/question. Why no drafting for the Unit Playground?
This is a cool rhythm battle game. The use of different characters with different playstyles was a nice touch. I have 2 criticisms for right now:
1. It doesn't seem like the Marine can recollect the bullets he shoots. The game tells you to recollect them whenever you try to reload, so I thought you just had to reload while standing by one, but it doesn't work. This obviously makes the Marine weaker since this takes away his ability to attack or change up his attack loops and there's a period of time where his bullets are no longer a threat until they loop back.
2. AI Crusaders in Deathmatch become AI Marauders instead.
Out of curiosity... did you actually manage to beat that final boss? Because I made it to that point in the Campaign, and I don't think it can be done... not unless you get lucky and get Quad Damage twice in a row. His ship's self-healing ability is just too strong.
Just wanted to let you know that I've made my own custom ruleset for this game, and it looks like it's working out so far. Matches are longer, but that's fine with me because at least now players can't automatically win by having one incredible turn. I'll share the rule changes I've been using:
⦁ Before ending your turn, you must use up ALL of your moves.
⦁ You can't purchase spells from the shop until you have at least 10 gold. When you do have at least 10 gold, you must spend gold on spells in the shop until you can't spend any more before matching any more gems. (This means buying spells your apprentices can't use if there is no other way to spend your gold, but spells can still be used at this time.)
⦁ If your health is at 5 or lower, you can purchase spells from the shop at any time as long you have at least 5 gold. When you choose to spend your gold, you must still spend your gold until you can't spend any more before matching any more gems.
⦁ You can only use each spell in your spellpool once, and can only scroll down to the next 3 spells in your spellpool after using the previous 3 spells. (Any spells in your spellpool your apprentices can't use are considered used.)
Alright, here's my video for the game. It's surprisingly easy to just get that one turn that goes on forever. I'm beginning to wonder if the bonus moves you get for matching 4 or more is what's actually holding the game back... Those spell charges are definitely going to be needed if this game gets developed further.
Haha, I only regret not finding it sooner... I don't even remember what I was looking for when I stumbled across this. But yeah, this game is really interesting, I intended to make a video on it if you don't mind. Competitive match-3 is definitely not something I've ever heard of until now, so this'll make a good addition to my collection.
Pretty interesting idea here, turning match-3 into a competitive turn-based duelling game. I like how you've given each character a "playstyle" by forcing them into using specific resources as well. I'd be interested to see what this game grows into, if you're still working on it. I've got just 1 criticism:
Since there aren't a lot of spells for each class and each class is limited to using spells of certain types, the spellpool doesn't feel like it adds much to the gameplay. You'll need to either add a lot more spells for each class, or make it so that each spell a player gets disappears after a certain number of uses, so that they have to continue buying them. Considering "Strike" is in the spellpool (which currently makes no sense since that's the default spell players always have from the beginning), I recommend the latter, but adding some more spells would definitely be a plus too.
I've got some ideas for spells:
Injure/Intimidate (name depends on what class you give the spell to): Remove 1 of your opponent's apprentices until the end of your next turn.
Cloak (illusionist spell): Select 1... you call the resources you're trying to match "gems", I believe? Anyway, the "gem" you select can't be moved by your opponent during their next turn, and can't be matched until your next turn.
Goldcasting (merchant spell): During the turn you use this spell, whenever you cast any other spells afterward, you can use gold and merchants as substitutes for whatever resources and apprentices would normally be required to cast the spell.
This combination of visual novel and fighting game works surprisingly well, although the game's not short on bugs/issues:
- AP calculations are wonky. You can sometimes perform reversals and pins when you're 1 AP short of the action, and can't override in some cases when you have enough AP. It seems the costs don't always match what's shown in the option.
- Sana gets penalized at the beginning if she plays fair while Belle defends.
- When Sana gets poked in the eye or fails her attack at the beginning or Belle gets hit from behind, it looks like the other wrestler is the one getting hurt based on the images used.
- Tiebreakers don't always go in your favor even if you had initiated a clutch beforehand.
- Belle is sometimes called "Elesa".
Still, the idea is there. Not too shabby.
I'd recommend adding a shot clock for matches that use time limits, and 0% friction matches in particular would work better if both players had their own independent cursors. Interesting game, though.
Rooms you build on the floor you start with are supposed to be rent-free, right? Or did that change in an update? Because as far as I know, that's not actually the case. It's not a problem to me either way, it's just that you're told that the floor is rent-free when building rooms in it, like I did with this office here, when again, that isn't actually the case.
Windows 10 "conveniently" hides the AppData folder from being seen regularly; almost thought it wasn't real XD. Anyway, I replicated the error where the game becomes unresponsive at the character select screen. Unfortunately I can't send files through here, but the file was mainly repeating the following:
(Filename: Line: -1)
IndexOutOfRangeException: Array index is out of range.
at CharacterFrameUI.SetPreview (Int32 characterIndex) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Assets.Scripts.UI.SpiritFrame.OnSetActive () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at CharacterFrameUI.OnSetActive () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Assets.Scripts.UI.UIEntity.StateChanged (UI_STATE prevState, UI_STATE newState, Boolean forceCharge) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Assets.Scripts.UI.SpiritFrame.StateChanged (UI_STATE prevState, UI_STATE newState, Boolean forceCharge) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Assets.Scripts.UI.UIEntity.Update () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Assets.Scripts.UI.UISelectableC.Update () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Assets.Scripts.UI.SpiritFrame.Update () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at CharacterFrameUI.Update () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
Then ended with this.
(Filename: Line: -1)
Setting up 4 worker threads for Enlighten.
Thread -> id: 285c -> priority: 1 Thread -> id: 7e8 -> priority: 1 Thread -> id: 1040 -> priority: 1 Thread -> id: 3fe0 -> priority: 1
Crud, I meant to respond to this sooner, but I've been swamped with work. My apologies. The error log file you're talking about would be in the Steam version, right? I'll look into it, although if you haven't gotten word of the bugs I listed there, I'd assume it probably is just a problem the itch.io version has. Thanks for getting back to me.
Hey there. I’ve recently came across this game, and have been enjoying the heck out of it. After many struggles, I finally finished World 4 in the Campaign, but I can’t go through the portal, because every time I try, the following error message appears. Is this a problem with my computer, or with the game?
1. Tutorial doesn't play out in full. After the phrase: "This century, the Nightworld is ours", nothing else happens.
2. The Campaign Mode sometimes bugs out between stages and prevents me from continuing to the next stage. To be a little more specific, if I press the button to continue it will sometimes be unable to successfully transition to the next match and instead stay on the same page. This was an issue with the previous build of the game as well.
3. The game will sometimes becomes unresponsive when I try to add an AI player. It says NAME where it would show the AI character's name whenever this happens; not sure if this has anything to do with the bug.
Aside from that, really good game. Glad to see the DX version made it to PC.
So... seems Paint doesn't actually make transparent backgrounds, even though it claims to have the ability to do so. But Paint 3D does, and 2D images can still be made there, fortunately. Can't believe I never looked into that.
I've done it. I've finally done it! I've FINALLY finished the base designs for the first of my 2 factions for this game. Honestly I had my doubts that I could pull it off, since I have next to no artistic skills, but lo and behold, the Artificial Angels are now well on their way to descending upon the battlefield. I still have to do the animations though, so they're not complete yet... But for now, here's a preview of the units and structures.
(I don't want the comments section to be filled with just my videos, so you'll have to go to my YouTube channel for the rest of the Marathon.) This Micro Marathon may very well be more intense than the original! Also, I'm considering a change in persona. Divine may be too kind and too neutral for what I wish my channel to accomplish. Perhaps... it's time to stop holding back my true feelings on the state of the gaming world.
I wanted to give this amazing racing game it's own official Grand Prix, but I went about it the wrong way the first time around. Now I'm remaking the Micro Marathon so that it doesn't have 4-hour long videos. Hopefully I didn't discourage anyone out of taking an interest to this game... Anyway, now it's improved all around, with slightly more commentary, a new DRS system, and some epic news that you absolutely must hear about if this game interests you at all.
Wanted to get this out sooner... I always underestimate how long it takes to edit even mere subtitles and get the video exported. Anyway, here's part 3, part 4 will be actually be ready in a couple of hours, since it's currently being exported.
Really? I'm actually surprised by that. But yeah, it definitely was no walk in the park. ET Phone Home and Kidnapped left me puzzled for a while, until I found out their surprisingly simple solutions, and I really had to dig deep to beat Oh No UFO, Space Raiders, Against All Odds, Road Warriors, and the challenges involving tagging vehicles. It was quite the wild ride.
I'm glad I dug deep into itch.io's fighting games to find this. This game looks really good so far; I look forward to seeing it grow some more. I made a video of my own to hopefully raise a little more awareness.
Thanks Steven. I actually did beat all of the challenges; I didn't even know there was a cheat to get all of the minigames.
Geez, you know, I actually did know about that Hoverball shield, and it completely slipped my mind in that moment.
That's an interesting way to do a subscore by the way. I like it.
Hey there. I came across this game a couple of days ago. I really admire its unique playstyle; it works really well for a fighting game. I checked out the IndieDB link, so I know that development for this game has stopped and why it did. Nonetheless I made my own YouTube video on this game to try and raise awareness for it, as well as critique it a little to speculate where it could have been improved. Hopefully you don't mind.
Hey there, I came across your game and have played it for a bit; I think it's a pretty cool game. Would you mind if I made some YouTube videos on it? It seems you're the only one who has, and I feel this game deserves some attention.
Whoops, I probably should've checked the details on the Switch release before assuming it was already out :\
I understand if you're just trying to promote the Switch version of the game, so it's no big deal. I reckon someone who actually has a Switch would be better suited to show off all of the game's features, new and old. But I had prepared a Dungeon of Trials video beforehand, so I guess I'll upload that now.
Given that the game's been out on the Switch for a while now, I'll understand if it's not still being looked into. I recently found this game here on itch.io and have been enjoying it. I just have a couple of questions about it, mainly about what seems to be a limited amount of options one has in the game with AI opponents:
1. In Practice mode, are you able to select the AI's difficulty level? As far as I know you can't, which makes them only decent opponents when playing through the 10 stage single-player mode at "Hard" difficulty. At least, to me it feels like they're tougher at that point.
2. Would it be possible in the future to choose what characters the AI plays as and set up 2-on-2 matches with AI in the Practice mode?
3. Could there be an option to play the "Squash" mode with AI opponents? It sucks being limited to doing it every so often in the 10 stage single-player mode.
4. About the Dark Sphere, would it be possible to perhaps have an option to toggle on/off the highlight for where the real sphere is? I'd understand that some people may not like this (which is why I'm requesting it as an option), but the highlight just makes the sphere's gimmick useless I'm my opinion, as I can always keep track of where the real one is.
5. With your permission, I'd like to showcase this game and one you made a while back called Dungeon of Trials on my YouTube channel I've started working on. I've been looking for small indie titles to feature on my YouTube channel to raise awareness for them, and I enjoy playing both of these games.
Haha, I was wondering what it would be like to race you, and with a lap time like that, now I see myself being left in the dust. I've got my fingers crossed hoping for something to become of this. I did manage to net another subscriber doing this, so at least 1 other person seemed to really enjoy my amateur videos.
Oh, those things are tornados? All this time I thought they were some kind of extra cloud cover for some reason. Good to know.
It's tough putting my finger on how difficult the AI actually is for me, since I can be pretty hit and miss in races myself. I'll stick to dry conditions in the future to see if that changes anything. I didn't even realize I've been racing in the rain so much.
I still can't believe that pit lane incident found its way into my video. I consider myself lucky to have recorded that.