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A simple yet engaging puzzle game! Here are my comments.

> I like the music for some reason. It's very calm and relaxing. I also like the title screen where there's some fancy animation on the logo that actually teaches you the mechanics. Nice touch on the details.

> The art is simplistic but clean. I think one way to improve it is to highlight the elements that are part of the game (the mushrooms, the flowers, seeds, etc.) and contrast it against the background.

> The gameplay is simple but satisfying, although it can sometimes boil down to trial and error since there's no easy way of predicting the trajectory of the seed just by looking at the different mushroom types. Personally, I think it would be more fun if the way the elements react to the objects are very obvious to the player, and then the levels could be designed about thinking how to combine those reactions to reach the goal, rather than blindly experimenting with the tools to see what it will do.

> Related to the above point, I think the game can be balanced further and the level design could be improved. I think there are too many possible solutions in many of the levels (most of them probably unintended) because of the great flexibility of the different sizes and angles of mushrooms you are provided with.

> Finally, the user interface could be improved. Instead of having to click X to remove a mushroom, it would be much simpler if you could just right click. This becomes important because, going back to the above point, the gameplay has a lot of trial and error so it should be easy for the player to do that.

Overall, I think this is a good game with a solid base concept, but could potentially be improved much more particularly on the balance of the gameplay mechanics. Good job and thanks for the game! :)

Neat concept and well-executed.

I like the graphics and the music a lot. I like the death / clear animations as well. Good job! The movement is very interesting and has a lot of depth. 

My only issue would be the learning curve. The first level really does a good job of introducing the main mechanic without any text so that really impressed me. But in my personal opinion the succeeding levels turned too difficult way too fast.

Overall, this is a very solid entry and one of the best games in this jam! :)

I like the overall atmosphere and tone of this game, even if there's no sound. It evokes a melancholic mood that really amplifies the experience. :)

As for the game play, the mechanics are interesting as a base, but the current implementation has some issues for me. First, the goal isn't communicated very clearly to the player. Second, the game play doesn't do a very good job at engaging the player because all you do is select text options without any feedback save for the very end. I ended up trying out different combinations but each time I failed, I felt disappointed instead of challenged because I couldn't really understand why I failed.

That being said, if these issues could be addressed I think this has the potential to be a very interesting full-fledged game. 

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

One of the most innovative entries I have seen in this jam!

As a puzzle game fan, I am impressed by the twist you put to the Tetris formula. The graphics are simple but effective, and the controls are responsive and easy to use. If you decide to continue with this game, I suggest adding more game feel and game juice to make clearing lines more satisfying.

A minor issue I have is that I think you should not allow the player to put blocks down the edge of the play field. It causes issues when you rotate the board and it blocks the spawning point of the blocks. Besides, it adds to the mechanic of the game if the player is forced to connect ever block to the center of the board.

Good job! I enjoyed your game.

P.S. I invite you to try and give feedback to our game as well! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Finished all the levels. Simple but nice concept!

The best thing I like about this game is that the controls feel smooth and natural. When you die it never feels cheap because it really was your fault. The concept is simple but well executed. I like how there is an option to select a music track and adjust the volume, pretty neat touch for a game jam submission.

Some points of improvement: the level design could use some more work. Although currently the levels are challenging, they somehow feel repetitive. More elements and variety could be added to make the experience more interesting.

All in all good job and I had a lot of fun with it!

P.S. I invite you to try and give feedback to our game as well! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Very innovative game. Here are my comments:

> The concept is very unique and has much potential. I did enjoy it a lot! Although, I must say that some balancing has to be done. I felt like the best way to win the game is to just place as many parts as you can on the board rather than really thinking about the positions of the different parts (there is also no time to think too much about the position). I feel that the game has to be balanced around strategy as it is the main mechanic of the game.

> The music and sounds are appropriate for the pirate-y theme of the game. The art is also good, but could still use some improvement if you do plan on working on this game beyond the jam.

> The game ended up being like a bullet hell and tower defense hybrid. I like it!

Overall one of the most unique ideas I've played in this jam. Nice job!

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well! We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

That's an interesting idea that not only solves the replay issue but also makes use of the mechanic in doing so! I like it.

Interesting game! Here are my comments:

The Good:

> I'd say you nailed the arcade feeling of the game. It's something you wanna keep on trying again and again to increase the score. I managed to score 3,482 in my best run.

> The mechanic is pretty unique (though its adherence to the theme is a bit of a stretch... but nevertheless clever! wouldn't have thought of that)

> Because of the simplicity of the mechanic (only one button), I think it could work very well as a mobile game!

> Graphics are pretty awesome. I especially liked the "GAME OVER" animation.

Possible points of improvement:

> I think some sense of progression would be nice. 

> The enemies that appear on the side should be telegraphed. Especially when there are gems that appear near the edge of the screen that are too risky to get because an enemy could suddenly spawn.

> Some sound would be nice as well, if you decide to continue working on it.

Overall good game! Thanks for this.

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well. We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Cool concept! I managed to score 7,200 points. That being said, I think there needs to be some sort of progression as it gets repetitive over time. Perhaps even as simple as changing the color of the floor and the blocks.

But aside from that, great game! It's quite challenging, took me some time to get accustomed to the gameplay but once I developed a strategy I was able to proceed without problems.

The graphics are also good. I like the minimalist aesthetic. Overall, good job!

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well, as we are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

It's my first time to see someone use PICO-8. Amazing! Here are my comments:

> The gameplay is pretty solid! Addictive and challenging but not in an unfair way.

> The art is also well-done! Very cute.

> Gives off an arcade-y feel. Nice.

I managed to complete all the levels of the game. Good job man!

P.S. Please consider giving feedback on our game as well, as we are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Cool concept. Makes for a good "microgame" style of game where you get quick blasts of action.  I like it! :)

The Good:

> The minimalistic art style is amazing. This might be just a personal opinion but the isometric view works for me. It subtly adds some challenge to the game without being too annoying.

> The game play is simple and straightforward to understand.

> The controls are just right.

Possible points of improvement:

> Maybe some music and sounds can be added in the future.

> Maybe give some time for the player to plan at the beginning of the level. I think this is important because currently, the player is expected to immediately perform the heist with a very strict time limit.

Overall good game! Nice job.

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well, as we are in need of more ratings! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Very good game! I enjoyed it a lot.

Would be nice if there is some variety in the difficulty of the questions. :) 

Nice cute platformer! The concept is unique and the art is amazing. However, the music is a bit repetitive, so maybe that one can be improved in the future.

I also think that it would be better if the levels can be designed more around the central mechanic.

Overall, nice work! :)

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Great concept, but way too difficult for me. 

I think it fits the theme well, and I like how it centers around a single mechanic. The levels are nicely designed to really take advantage of the mechanic and that's great. 

But at the same time, the levels are just way too unforgiving. Maybe some checkpoints should be added? Or more levels to ease the player in at the beginning?

Overall an interesting game, good job!

P.S. I'd like to invite you to give feedback to our game as well! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Very interesting concept. Good job. :)

The lore of the story is hilarious. And why is everyone in this alley trying to murder me in the first place!? :)) This background story alone got me hooked into trying the game so that's good.

On a more serious note, the idea of a runner where you actually try to get damaged is interesting. Furthermore, you not only have to get hurt, but you have to ensure that you don't die. I think this concept has a lot of potential.

However, in this game I think the gameplay was not very polished yet. It's very easy to avoid the people if needed so it's easy to get hurt with just the right amount of damage to win the game. You can also stop and think of your next step. Maybe it would be better if you couldn't stop running so you have to make decisions on the fly?

I think there's also a bug because I can't sprint continuously. But of course, given the timeframe of this game jam this is understandable. Just letting you know in case!

If you develop the gameplay around this concept further I think it can turn into something really good. Good job man!

P.S. Please consider also giving feedback to our game. We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

This is a cute and funny game. Its appropriateness to the theme is a bit of a stretch... but it's a cool idea nonetheless. :)

First of all I like the story and the theme because it's cute and hilarious, and never really takes itself very seriously.

As for the gameplay, the "yin yang" mechanic is very interesting and got me excited at first, but I was a bit disappointed that the levels didn't really make use of it that well (I never got to the point where I had problems with the yin yang). Also the levels are way too short. I wish there was more.

The art is very good, though. I like it a lot. :D

Good job guys! :)

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well. We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Pretty straightforward puzzle game. Here are my comments:

The Good:

> Concept is very easy to understand. :)

> The title screen music is very good. I liked it a lot.

> The "plants" theme fits the type of mechanic very well.

Possible points of improvement:

> It wasn't very clear to me at the start that I should aim for the water. Maybe the visuals can be improved to somehow communicate this idea.

> The level design so far is very straightforward. The only real puzzle was in Level 6 where you have to think of the order you remove the thorny plants. Maybe it needs more interesting level designs to be more compelling.

Overall, good job! 

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well. We would appreciate it! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Simple but funny game. :) I enjoyed it. I like the different sounds that play as you hit the notes (I mean, eat the bacons).

But it kinda gets repetitive over time, so I think if you will continue working with this there needs to be some more twists as you progress. :D

P.S. Please consider giving feedback to our game as well! We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Interesting concept! It's like an on rail shooter.

> The idea is interesting and gives a twist to the usual platformer.

> The art is also good, although maybe consider putting some animations if you continue to develop this game.

> I think one of the confusing aspects of the game is that it's not always so clear what you have to shoot and there's very little time to react. I think you can improve the idea by (1) rebalancing the speed of the game and (2) thinking of ways to better telegraph the objects that need to be shot to effectively communicate to the player what to do.

Overall good idea! Good job and thanks for the game man!

P.S. Please consider playing and giving feedback to our game as well! We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Wow, I think this is amazing and deserves to be seen more.

I like your idea on how to get rid of the score in Pong. At first I thought this was just gonna be the same game but without the actual score, but you added a twist that gave the game a different flavor.

Also, the vintage aesthetics of the screen suits the game very well. I like it very much! 

Although it is a very simple game, I think it fits the theme very well and it also well implemented. Amazing job!

P.S. I'd like to invite you to try our game as well! We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Cute little game. Wish there were more levels. :)

P.S. I invite you try and rate our game as well! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Amazing puzzle game!

The Good:

> As a puzzle fan, I enjoyed the puzzles in the game a lot.

> The graphics are simple yet cohesive and effective.

> I like that there is a fitting conclusion to the game even if it's short. The fact that you even managed to put a boss fight at the end that takes advantage of the mechanic is cool.

Points of improvement (if you plan to continue working on the game):

> There are some bugs. I can get stuck on a wall sometimes.

> The rotator animation could use some improvement. It looks a bit weird.

Good job and thanks for this!

P.S. I invite you to try and give feedback to our game as well! We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Interesting mechanic!
The good:

> The mechanic is interesting.

> The levels are not too long, so it's easy to get addicted.

> The challenge progresses in a nice pace.

Things that can be improved:

> I think the ball moves too quickly, making it difficult to make consecutive moves while in mid-air. This gets worse when a puzzle involves a very wide area when you cannot necessarily "plan ahead" your moves.

Overall good game and good job!

P.S. I'd like to invite you to try and rate our game as well! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

This is hilarious. You should make it longer and make up more "joke" scenarios. :))

P.S. I invite you to try and give feedback to our game as well! https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Cute little platformer. 

The Good:
> The graphics are cute. Even the background is so nice!
> The concept has much potential. Although, in this version it wasn't really explored very much.

> I understand that you had limited time to make this game but I think if you spend more time in it it could be something very interesting!

Possible points of improvement:

> It kinda moves a bit too slow. I get that the game requires the player to react quickly, but a speedup options may be nice. :)

> I didn't understand what the enemies (stick figures) did. They don't seem to hurt me... 

> In the future, adding music and sounds would be great!

Good job!

P.S. I invite you to try and give feedback to our game as well! We are in need of more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Beautiful looking game with a cool mechanic! Here are my comments:

The good:

> I liked the unique mechanic. :)

> I like the fact that you can have a "charged shot" when you turn longer. Right now it doesn't make much difference though, if you continue with this game it would be nice to see situations that really make use of this mechanic.

> Because of the simplicity of the controls, this could really work as a mobile game! :)

Possible points of improvement:

> I think the camera moves way too much. It can sometimes make me dizzy (but maybe that's just me). Also, when I play in my browser I don't see my health bar. I don't know if this is a problem of my browser, though ( I am using Opera).

> Maybe if you continue working on this game you can add more game juice! (screen shake, explosion) to make it more satisfying to blast enemies.

Overall, good game! Thanks for this.

P.S. I also invite you to try our game and give feedback! We are in need of more ratings :) 

https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Innovative concept. :) Here are my comments:

The Good:

> I like the idea. It puts a twist to the horror genre and it also touches on a scenario that people commonly experience in life (i.e., moving in the room in the dark)

> The art is so well-done. Good job on that! Not only the story at the beginning but also in game.

Possible points of improvement:

> Maybe adding sounds can help the experience. Not only for the scary effect but also to give player the feedback when he bumps into something.

>  The ghost sometimes can be a problem because he lurks around the exit, making it very difficult to walk past it (maybe I missed a mechanic that I'm supposed to do to avoid this?)

Overall, good game! With some tweaks this can be something really exciting!

P.S. I invite you to check out and give feedback to our game! We need more ratings. https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300343

Nice puzzle game coming from a puzzle game fan! Here are my comments.

The good:

> I like the concept because it's simple and yet has the potential for a lot of challenging puzzles. Reminds me of Sokoban where there's very few elements but the possibilities for really devious puzzles are there.

> I like that there's an undo button when you hit a spike. This might seem like a minor thing, but it shows that you really had the user experience nailed. As a puzzle gamer you don't want to have to repeat an entire level again just because you mispressed and got hit by a spike.

> The progression of the levels is good (and the level design itself). It lulls you into thinking that it is a simple game but progresses into something very complex.

Other comments:

> Sound / music would be awesome, but seeing as you did this without an engine and eveything, it's very understandable.

> The color hurts the eyes a bit if played for too long. Maybe better if you use lighter ones?

> Not sure how well it fits in the theme, because a puzzle game does not necessarily need to have movement in the first place... so it kinda turned out to be just a normal puzzle game. Great game nonetheless!

Very good game! :D The concept is unique, and the levels are well-designed. Really enjoyed it. 

Maybe a "par" system like in golf could be interesting for this.

Interesting game. The camera moves too much, and the movement is too slow I think. But I like the idea of how it shows "proof" at the end of the level if you get seen. That's kinda funny. Good job!

Simple concept but neat.  Sometimes the deaths feel cheap. I think this would be more interesting if the enemies have distinct attack patterns that you can learn. :)

Pretty neat level design :) It was challenging in a good way.  The concept is simple but well-executed. Good job!

P.S. Saw the secret at the end!

Please try our game too if you have the time!  https://azure2s.itch.io/space-command-1980

This is amazing. I love how unlike other programming games, it doesn't have a "start" and "stop" function. The program just runs continuously. Beautiful.

This is funny AF. If the mechanics can be tweaked further it could become something really compelling. Also my god the graphics are so nice. :)

Thank you very much for the praise and the feedback!! This means so much to us. :D

Cool game. :) Would be nice if it was turn-based because having to constantly move seems counter-intuitive to a puzzle game where you have to plan ahead and think. But other than that, the puzzles are nice. :)

Pretty cool concept and as a puzzle fan, I enjoyed the levels. I also like how the title screen is the first level. That's cute :)

First I think that the signpost character is hilarious. The controls are sometimes unresponsive, but the concept's pretty interesting. Good job man :)

Very good game! The parry timing could be more lenient, though. :) 

This core mechanic could be something big, tbh. Right now it's a bit repetitive because there's only one scenario but given more time this could evolve into a whole new meaning to the stealth genre!