It's a really old game, really glad to see people still stumbling upon it and enjoying it ^^
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Hey masterkeef! saw the video yesterday. it was really fun watching you go through it with more or less knowing how the game works already :p I think I could relate more to you this time around hahaha. Also made me realise a lot of things that I need to work on if I want to improve it, because there are a bunch of technical shortcomings in here ^^'
Thanks for the video and the review, and big thanks for suffering through it again :)
Thanks for the video, Mansion! Really enjoyed watching you go through the game.
Lack of playtesting has made it slightly more obscure and incomprehensible (and buggy) than we expected, but we're planning to polish it up after the jam ends and create a more playable version :p
(PS. It'll also have Spanish translations!)
Thanks man, really enjoyed the video. When he says innocent souls, it does not include the attackers ^^'
Sorry for the ton of reading, our team isn't one for much text either, but it was a story jam :p
That's the first time I've seen this bug, can you also tell me what events you went through when it happened? Thanks again!
The shooting for jumping is indeed a nice idea! I did go back and forth a bunch of times on the jump heights and stuff...then finally stuck to a shorter jump. In hindsight, I should have give it a bit more height or at least some increased hang-time. The death issue is compounded by the fact that there's a very dumb bug where enemies start updating themselves before they're supposed to. Fixing that in the post jam does help the game get a sense of memory based challenge. Otherwise it was just a stupid meat-grinder in the initial builds ^^'
Thanks for the suggestions though, I'll incorporate these into further jams and games :D
Here's the callstack :
nx/game/actor.lua:76: setPos was given no arguments
[C]: in function 'assert'
nx/game/actor.lua:76: in function 'setPos'
trijam/char-columns.lua:46: in function 'update'
nx/game/actor.lua:233: in function 'update'
nx/game/scene.lua:369: in function 'update'
main.lua:16: in function 'update'
[C]: in function 'xpcall'
Hey Charlie, thanks for checking the game out.
No you didn't miss anything, the jump indeed is pretty short.
I'm really sorry the controls gave you trouble. If you check the post jam version, you can also play with the WASD JK keys, but I'm afraid I suspect even they might be in a different order on your keyboard. Though you can play with a controller in the post jam version :)
Thanks for your comments! My friend here told me to let the arrows pass through, but due to lack of time, I forgot to implement that change. We're working on a post-jam build where we're aiming to address the very issues you just pointed out!