I think the game is quite fun, but the car controls felt a little sluggish. I would like it better with some tighter controls.
Damyan 'dastmo' Momchev
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The idea is very well executed and it presents an interesting dynamic where the less health you have, the better you are doing against the enemies. I would love this go further than a jam game. Well done.
Thanks. It may seem like the sheep are moving at random, but there are several rules they follow. I just couldn't quite get the right balance of the different rules' weights that produce the final vector they will choose. However, I have set up a config system on the back end, so I might play around with that after the jam ends. :)
It took me a while to understand what to do. After I did, I realized that it is quite difficult, because if you move a tad early or late, you make it far worse. This leaves no cognitive capacity to keep an eye on the right portion of the screen.
I would suggest a more "forgiving" control over the line, where pulling the line in the opposite direction a bit in front or behind a spike lowers the spike as well. Maybe a wider area around the cursor being affected by it?
As others before me said - some indication when the controls are about to change would be beneficial. Also maybe ignore inputs when a button is hold between the levels or add a transition between the levels. Otherwise, I get into the new level while still holding the right button from the previous one and I immediately get flagged for a mistake.
This is an amazing idea that I enjoyed a lot! It played quite smooth and I love that I could choose my own cues. Also, the subtle humor in the writing is spot on. I would pay money for a full version of this! Well done!
My biggest regret is not spending enough time on enemy spawning mechanics and enemies in general. I could have done a lot more there if I wasn't so fixated on the physics of the disc. I'm definitely going to address this in future post-jam updates, if I do any.
Game can be found here: https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2019/rate/461473
All three mouse buttons are taken by the different throws (left spin, right spin, no spin). However, it would be easy to set up a trigger and recall with the same buttons if the disc is thrown. Perhaps I overestimated the chance of misclicks. :)
Thanks again for your feedback. I am getting some great pointers on where to take this moving forward! I am even considering a multiplayer version right now.
Thanks for your feedback! Those are all points I have considered, but had no time for, due to spending way too long on tweaking the physics. If I update this in the future, they are all on the to-do list. :D
Using different buttons to shoot and recall the disc was a deliberate choice, in order to avoid accidental combo breakers.
I have a one-bullet top-down shooter. I had the idea of recalling the projectile while it is travelling, but since it's powered by physics, applying a force towards the player while it is travelling in an unknown direction proved to be quite unreliable. So, I decided to make the recall work only at low projectile velocities to lower the randomness of the trajectory.
Judging by the comments on my rating page, I should have actually fixed this, instead of sweeping it under the rug. :D
Game is here: https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2019/rate/461473
That's a very fun take on the theme and I love how it plays! The visuals also look great.
One thing I would add is some sound indications (and maybe icons) that show that you have picked up a weapon. I often found myself trying to pick up one when I already had something in my hands, because I didn't I see I picked it up while kiting the mobs.
Thanks for your feedback! I think I will need to tweak the bounciness and drag of the various physics materials if I continue working on this concept in the future. I think tuning those will make the disc a bit more predictive.
Thanks for your feedback! I have thought about some of the points you mentioned. For example, I thought about making all non-connected tiles flash the same way antennas do. Once the jam's judging period is over I might take that a bit further.
However, due to time constraints this weekend, I had to cut some functionalities and mechanics that were in the original design concept. :)