I don't know why there are so few 3D platformers like this, just straightforward platforming and charming art. Really great stuff, enjoyed it thoroughly
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Wow this was really cool! Would absolutely love it if there was more too, I could see increasingly esoteric and complicated secrets in this world being really fun to find. Also I gotta know if there's a solution to the ciphers? Just a yes or no, I know nothing about code breaking but if it's possible to solve I want to learn
I think maybe including a guide text file with the game might be good? It's a game with only one puzzle, so I don't want to make it too obvious. I appreciate the feedback, thanks for playing!
Ok so I went through and played all your games in a row and this one is my favorite.
What I prefer about this game over Kill the KOTH is how much more second to second decisions I was making about climbing. By having you constantly look for slopes that you can climb and evaluating whether they're in the sun or not, it ends up feeling a lot more engaging. I think that sort of scouting out spots to climb mimics real life rock climbing a lot and it was really fun here. Looking at each slope is like looking for hand holds, and with how dense the level was you had to switch hand holds really frequently to make any progress, so your brain is always scouting. The sun is an added layer to consider and with the exception of one confusing section, it was a really good layer to add to the experience.
Making everything dependent on a stamina bar just takes away a lot of that evaluation, sure you still have to judge the height but that's harder to judge and once you've started climbing you kind of just have to wait until you either make it, or you don't. The controls are also less generous and there isn't as much switching from hand hold to hand hold, and when you are switching, you don't really have to evaluate the hand hold much, because you either make it, or you don't.
I don't want to sound like I didn't like Kill the KOTH, I really liked it actually, the atmosphere and experience were great, I just ended up preferring this iteration on the climbing idea. I also don't think you should just redo Kill the KOTH to be like this game or whatever, especially since so many people like Kill the KOTH, but I thought it was interesting how even small mechanical ideas and changes can make similar systems feel different.
Thanks for all the amazing games, can't wait for Lorn's Lure, I'm sure I'm going to love that one too
I think I got stuck at that same part, glad I stuck it through though because it doesn't have any issues with checkpoints after that. Once you figure out the intended route that part's not too hard but it was really not clear what that was
This is really good but boy it taps EXACTLY into the same part of my brain as frustrating surf maps. I wish there was a way to prevent accidentally falling off ledges, like in minecraft. You don't have to walk off ledges intentionally much, so a toggle on ctrl that lets you walk off or not walk off (while retaining your ability to jump or dash off) might be nice? It's unconventional but would've saved me a ton of headache. Overall very very good game I loved it
Damn this environment art is insanely good and once the gameplay get's going it's really fun. The only thing close to a complaint I have is the shotgun and the revolver are so much more fun than the dual pistols I wish you got them a little earlier on. I'm really excited to see how things progress and I would personally love to see your art process or maybe a tutorial on how you make textures...
Had a really good time with this one, every bit is amazing and I can only see it getting better by the time it's a full thing. Can't wait, thanks for making this! Loved that some of the NPC's are passive, it made me start questioning the rules of the world/game and I felt more immersed because of that doubt and confusion. Also loved the apartment style building towards the end, I'm excited to see how the lore plays out cuz that's super interesting. 10/10
Ho-ly shit this is easily gonna be my favorite out of all the games in this jam just absolutely phenomenal. Did you do all the sound design and music too?? I'm blown away. Thank you for this I've been wanting a game like this for so long now
After I beat the second level the text bugged out and had all the sense visible at once, so I couldn't tell what sense I was using unless it was sight. Even with that I was able to solve the next level, because it kinda just came down to switching sense until one works, it's not much of a puzzle. The game might get more interesting later on, but I think this is a tough concept to design challenging/interesting puzzles around
Moving while shooting causes the bullets to spread uncontrollably, it's a mechanic from Counterstrike to encourage careful movement and patience. It's not the most intuitive, but our game was a direct homage to CS so we copied some mechanics directly. I'm glad you enjoyed even though that part was frustrating!
sorry to hear you're having trouble playing, unfortunately that part wasnt on purpose lol. If you want to dm me your specs on twitter I can try and see what the problem is, we plan on releasing a small update after the jam to fix some issues and maybe add some more content. My twitter is @chef__seth
Nice job! My only complaint is that sometimes it's better to kill yourself if you took a wrong turn than it is to go back the way you came, not sure how to fix that. You also could have had an enemy that needed to be in shadow otherwise it would attack, balancing between the two could have been fun.
Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it. We thought about multiplayer for sure, as far as level design I personally think the open levels suit it pretty well. There's several ways to go through a level like this and with such a simple concept replayability adds quite a bit. I think smaller levels would reduce the game to it's gimmick, but having a more complex level gives it a layer of depth otherwise not there. We could do a better job of having enemies stand in front of walls so you don't throw your ammo off the cliff so easily though, the openness certainly doesn't help with that. Also the AI is really hacky, I commented somewhere explaining how it works and I think you might enjoy reading that if you can find it. Thanks for playing
This is a good idea with some phenomenal animation, but it needs to flesh out the concept more before it turns into a complete game. I'd love to see more work on this though, it could be great!
Very impressed you got it so polished so quickly! It feels the most like a finished game out of any I've played so far, excellent job. I'm not sure what the subversion is supposed to be, on rails shooter with no shooting?