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https://danbolt.itch.io/spectres-of-the-cold

I really loved the tempo of this game, especially with the timing of striking. Good work!

I'd love to see this expanded out even more.

I really like the lowpoly look of this. Please keep doing things with three.js!

Hey, this is a nice idea! I think I got a handle on applying the moveset. I'm confused how to open doors though. I tried aiming and swinging the sword, alongside dashing in the direction of the door. Is there a different button I need to press?

This is a fun little game to run around in. I enjoyed the way little hallways had different visibility than the larger rooms. Also happy to see someone using Phaser as well. 

Part of the design of Nayr Odyssey was to let players allocate points into their ship. Feel free to discuss your favorite strategy here. I know a lot of the playtesters preferred ship speed to outrun the Yaralons or high attack damage to deplete battleship shields. Personally, my favourite is Shield Toggle Initiative as it lets you use shields really efficiently and never get hit. Fighting the autonomous machines is a good way to grind.

The points allocation screen.
Ship InitiativeIncreases the relative frequency at which you get opportunities to turn your ship. Good for making fast turns or escapes.
Shield PowerIncreases the amount of shields you have. Shields don't run out as quickly and will survive more attacks.
Shield Toggle InitiativeIncreases the relative frequency at which you get opportunities to enable or disable your shields. Good for beginners to stop enemy attacks on a dime.
Cannons StrengthIncreases the amount of damage your cannon attacks do. The best defence is a good offense!
Cannons RangeIncreases the range of your cannon attacks. 
Cannons InitiativeIncreases the relative frequency at which you get opportunities to fire your cannons. Effective for depleting enemy shields.
Engines InitiativeIncreases the relative frequency at which you get opportunities to set the engine speed. Works in tandem with ship initiative. 
Engines Max SpeedIncreases the maximum speed your ship can go. Useful for escapes or hurrying to planets for more supplies.

What are your favourites?

Hey! I wanted to thank you for taking the time to give such informative feedback. It's not uncommon to try a game on itch for a few minutes and move on, so I really appreciate your input. 😊

At the start of the jam I decided to myself that I wanted to have the style be a bit like a mid-90s game (eg: simple shading, lower resolution/polycount, etc.) I think think you're right about the Awake/Sleep icons being an accessibility issue and I should have prioritized that higher! Games like Metal Gear Solid did a better job with a lower PS1 resolution by sticking to white on black for smaller text:

I agree with you that a tutorial or some ramp-up would help a lot too. Sadly, I felt as though I was juggling a variety of factors (eg: programming, art, music, etc.) throughout the 7 days of the jam. Even a few dialogue boxes or popups explaining things would have helped a lot. Otherwise the player seems a bit aimless (but not in a good way like Star Control II!). The difficulty curve is a bit intentional though; the weaker enemies at the beginning are meant to help you get the basics of combat down. If I have time later, a "post-jam" update might be a good idea.

To help with the learning curve, I've updated the page description with an overview on how to play as well as a few tips. Please let me know if that makes a few things more clear, and thanks again!

This is a really astute way of describing things.

I love the atmosphere brought out by the pixel art and the music in this. It has a eerie feeling from something like H. R. Giger, but feels original in its own way. Great work! 

Oh, you! ♥️

This is really cool. I enjoyed managing the two activities!

This should be required playing before going to a game development-related event.

Fun! I enjoyed having an a-ha! moment when I got it right. 

Hey, I just wanted to say that this is super cool! I know Ink outputs JSON which works well for web games. Was Ink hard to use with Phaser?

This is a really lovely composition. I liked the feeling of putting a note on the pillars.


 👆🏼somber and a little fun 😜

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I really like the little tune that plays at the beginning, along with the little effects as you play the game. PICO-8 games usually have a pretty contemporary chiptune style, but this really felt like something that would have been on the 2600 or a similar system back in the day. Your effort towards the craft really paid off here!

I really like the little hopping animations of the characters, and they looks so cute! Awesome work! 👍🏽

Working on enemy animations at the moment.

Also the GIF is very long lol

Phaser and three.js. The player’s movement was a skeleton rig in Blender, but it’s populated by cubes rather than weighted joints.

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Haha, I just saw the trailer for Ape Out and surprisingly not! The grey walls and the top-down perspective match on point though.

I'm looking to hopefully have the sense of windup and timing for attacks that a twitchy action game might have.

We should really have some sort of SkiFree homage jam on itch here, lol.

This is a really cool idea. I love the non-orthogonal shape of the corridors and the bouncing from striking around.

I've got moving and dodging in, which is exciting. The values need to be tuned, but we're starting to see the core foundations of striking and being struck.

Still kind of figuring out the twitchiness.

Really looking forward to language-specific project page text! At the moment other languages are simply on the same page, and it’d be great to simplify this for visitors

Such a great style with the sprites, and I love the aesthetic of the art!

This is really cute. Does the growth use something like an L-system?

I loved the work put into making this seem like it's own product and not necessarily a default Unity game. Does the player direct a RigidBody2D? Were there particular things you found that worked well for tuning?

Awesome! I'm glad you were to make something so cool from this!

Hey famjam. Since the theme of this jam is computing the square root each frame, lets talk about some fun, computer-y, math-y, ways to get that square root happenin.

Real talk: we're going to assume we're taking the square root of a positive number.

Using the system library functions

The quick and quick and tried and true stuff.

Unity/C#:

Mathf.Sqrt(490.f);

JavaScript:

Math.sqrt(490);

C and C++

#include <math.h>
#include <cmath> // for C++ sqrt(490.0);

GameMaker Language

sqrt(490);

GLSL

sqrt(490.0);

Emojicode

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Outsourcing the computations to a third party

Quick! Check if the domain is available and apply to Y Combinator!

Other options!

Feel free to respond with your preferred square root-computing method! Make sure a computer will run it each frame! 

Having been 16-years-old in 2007 this was very relatable. Well-done! The Shins was basically pretentious me and I approve.

Love the acoustic guitar track, especially in LD entries. Awesome work! 

Very cute! I  love how tall the hitbox gets after a while.

This is super cool.✨✨

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

It can be fun to do, especially working within the NES palette, but it's not strictly required! Up to you. 😜

I really enjoyed the puzzles for this one. :) Especially the one where you had to arrange the colour trails.

I love the effect on the birds. How did you go about that? 

This game is a joy to play. :)