Congratulations, you don't get why these games are enjoyable.
Hey there! I really like the itch.io randomizer a ton, but there are two things that would make it far easier to get some mileage out of it:
1). A dedicated key to move to the next random game. This doesn't seem too significant, but the next game button moves up and down depending on the length of the game's title and tags, which means that if you want to just keep pushing through the games until something catches your eye, you have to keep readjusting. It feels tedious. Alternatively, the next game button could be locked in a static position to solve this issue.
2). The ability to sort by tags. It's cool that you can filter by a handful of different options (jam games, non-jam games, paid games, etc.), but in my experience the prime way I sort through games to find cool new stuff is mostly with tags.
This update was mostly made because I decided to patch up the Cold Wick page itself and make it more presentable. It's not much, but at least that stupid wick bug has been eliminated (admittedly, it was a stupid problem. I forgot to disable physics interactions between individual pickups).
Not much else to say. Here's some terrible concept art from when the game was just starting to be made.
Glad you enjoyed it!
The exploration element was unfortunately overlooked during development (was off to a late start due to personal issues, so I had to rush and pull a few all-nighters, sometimes a few in a row), though some discussion with one of my friends has sprung up and we may attempt to expand it into a proper game with a better focus on exploration.
Thanks for giving it a shot!
Another excellent game from the creator of 21: The World, so I wasn't remotely surprised to see the really neat world designs and esoteric characters.
I like the direction this game is going with its gameplay, especially with the use of both arms for a combined total of six abilities.
- The statue the teleporter projectile places down will still stay if you switch weapons before the projectile hits the ground. You then have to switch back to the teleporter ability and away to remove it.
- The time slowing ability seems a bit choppy on use, I'd recommend moving the line of code that moves the player (whether it's just a rigidbody or character controller) to FixedUpdate() instead. If it isn't already, multiplying the player's motion by Time.deltaTime would be good too.
- It would be neat if you could right-click again while the teleporter projectile is out to make it go straight down. If it could also have a spotlight point out below it to show where it'll hit, that would be cool too.
- Bosses don't really telegraph their attacks, noticed this being a particular issue against the floating boss with the rings around it. The purple spiked balls would come out from behind me when I least expected it and would rip through my health really quickly.
Really neat game! Looking forward to seeing where this goes!
Glad you enjoyed the game! I put gameplay first, so the horror may not have been where I wanted it. I mostly hoped the Snow Prowler (the four-legged thing that lunges at the player) would be one of the more terrifying parts of the game, but I understand if it didn't hit you too well.
Updating the game just to patch a single issue with the wave clock. Forgot to set the origin correctly on it, so when using other resolutions the clock may become obscured by the edge of the screen.
I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's funny you mention exploration, I had originally wanted to expand the game so exploration was more encouraged (you can find a cave with a mysterious shrine surrounded by blood splats and a screaming artifact, not to mention an outhouse with a troubled user further out in the corner of the map), but as I got more desperate to finish the game on time I forgot about that. I told a friend recently that if I were to update this a good deal of additions including a better focus on exploration would be implemented. We'll just have to see!
This was absolutely excellent. I'm honestly shocked this was made in the span of this jam, given how in-depth it feels. I'm also a huge sucker for games that emulate retro 3D (heavy use of billboarded sprites to represent characters, lower rendering resolution without anti-aliasing, simpler lighting tech), so this naturally appealed to me a lot.
Absolutely phenomenal. Lots of strong atmospheres in areas, has a ton of attention to detail here and there. There's a lot of strange and hidden tidbits behind doors that are slightly cracked open, and this game is probably at its best when you take the time to search thoroughly. If you haven't played it, you'd better!
This was really neat! I'm excited to see what else you'll be adding to this as time goes on. There's a lot of interesting spots to take a look at, and it has a level of oddity that you really don't see too often. Quality stuff!
I make goofy stuff but have always had an interest in trying to dive into horror some more. This is the first time in a while that I've actually joined a jam, so I'm looking forward to seeing where it'll take me.