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Yep, I haven't exported the mac version yet, I will for the final version. Stay tuned!

suffer mortal

ok so this worked perfectly for my mum when she tried to play the game, exept for the last bit (the bit over the drawbridge). she mastered th simple ledge jumps up the big stairs but struggled with the jumps accross the void because according to her it wasn't "obvious when her feet were at the edge of the platform", so she kept over or underestimating when she was at the edge, leading her to either fall in or jump in. another problem once she finally managed was that she jumped accidentally onto the railings of the treadmill bridge skipping entirely the act of pressing (w), (space) and (shift) at the same time, and so she got stuck as she didnt start to fall back, which is supposed to allow you to open the door.

Other than that the game worked perectly to teach her how to move and look around in a 3d environment, and how to interact with objects.

So sorry for the late reply, I’ve received a ton of fantastic test results and responding to each email an itch.io post is taking some time. 

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Thank you for your time, your test results, and support,
Luke (Etra) Bender

So sorry for the late reply, I’ve received a ton of fantastic test results and responding to each email an itch.io post is taking some time. 

This  post has been noted.

Thank you for your time, your test results, and support,

So sorry for the late reply, I’ve received a ton of fantastic test results and responding to each email an itch.io post is taking some time. 

This  post has been noted.

Thank you for your time, your test results, and support,

So sorry for the late reply, I’ve received a ton of fantastic test results and responding to each email an itch.io post is taking some time. 

This  post has been noted.

Thank you for your time, your test results, and support,
Luke (Etra) Bender

So sorry for the late reply, I’ve received a ton of fantastic test results and responding to each email an itch.io post is taking some time. 

This  post has been noted.

Thank you for your time, your test results, and support,
Luke (Etra) Bender

Thank you for the feedback!

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Don't overwhelm your players with too much info. I actually did a video like this on Deltarune so I have a bit of a guide already. My biggest concern is that new players will not have enough patience to learn the information neccesary to play RPGs. It may be better to have an RPG be a player's second or third game.  If you continue with this project I'd love to hear updates. If not then I don't blame you lol.

What do you mean by crouch jumping?

I'm planning on adding that in the next version in about 6 months, for now live translation may work since there are only about 15 words in the current version. Thanks for the feedback!

Yeah, I saw that and left that in so players could feel clever about "breaking" the game. Sort of like  a micro-version of people "breaking" shrine puzzles in Breath of the Wild. Also how did the test go overall? Were there any other issues? And are you planning on trying Portal? Thanks for the feedback!

Yeah, I saw that and left that in so players could feel clever about "breaking" the game. Sort of like  a micro-version of people "breaking" shrine puzzles in Breath of the Wild. Also how did the test go overall? Were there any other issues? And are you planning on trying Portal? Thanks for the feedback!

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There is an OoB, but how does that make the game unplayable???You have to be purposely looking for these exploits. I am most likely going to create a version 2 in unity.

@Toolbox#7934 Hey I just played Voidlock and see quite a bit of potential. 

First things first please include a readme or in game tutorial that explains how the game works, because it took quite a bit of trial and error to figure out I had HP and a LOT of codes to get through. Even later I learned HP recovered and how much I lost when i was touching the red. None of these thing were clearly explained or visualized in the game  so that caused quite a bit of initial frustration. 

When I started playing I took things VERY slow because that was th dominant strategy. I wanted to keep my HP up cause I didn't know how difficult things would become. The music, which I thourougly enjoyed, kicked in, and like "Movement" I was expecting something to change mechanically as well... but nothing happened. I enjoyed the music, but overall it was a slow repetive experience, which didn't have to be slow. The only reason it was slow is that if I went quickly I would risk taking damage. Then I beat the game and it asked if I could go faster, which was dissapointing since there was no real reward at the end like teased in the description "What lies at the end?"

BUT then I played it quickly, and it made a world of difference. I imagined racing against an invisible timer that I'm suprised isn't in the game. This intense focus with the building music really put me into a state of FLOW, However every other code I always had to sit and wait for the red to dissapear, which made me lose the chance at the reward since all I got at the end was "go faster" yet again. You have a really solid concept here and just three things need to change to get every player into that state of FLOW instead of boredom.

1. Add an onscreen countdown

2. Make the red zones fade out almost instantly. The theme of speed doesn't work when you are spending half your time waiting. Instead drastically speed up the projectiles speed and fade time so the player has to rapidly dodge instead of sit and wait.

3. Whenever the music changes do something new with the projectiles. With "Movement" every new music change came with a mechanical change of unlocking a new area with a new layout. In this game the music does nothing but add visual effects. (The visual effects are pretty cool tho) Anyway if you change the bullet pattern, speed, or quantity you can make unlocking the vault more intense as the music and visual effects build. 

Really all I think you need are these three changes and you have a great little game on you hands. Feel free to message me if you make any edits. I'd love to try this again to see "what lies at the end" of the vault!

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I agree! However this is (currently) a supplement for an FPS which does not have shooting. (Bendy and the Ink Machine) I do plan to add this in within the next few weeks.  Also quite a few FPS's have this target practice/ tutorial just not a tutorial for actually moving in a 3D space. I'll explain this all in my next video. Thanks for trying it out though!

Hey umm you forgot the download link

I just played your game

aaaand holly crap I loved it

it is FAR from perfect but the music and effects were glorious!

like seriously

Ok detailed feewdback

First and Foremost I loved the effects and the buildup to the music it was an experience

the crazy flashing visuals were beautiful

but...

that doesn't help in a precise platformer....

and that seems to be the biggest issue I have with the game is the level design, which seems rushed together at the last second (just like my first game jam game)

the visuals were amazing except for the second one you get the flashing blue squares

it was obvious they were tethered to the player in some way and the random white flash is neat but it really messes with the platforming

What I would do if I were you is take your current engine and items re-design the level so it is cleaner and jumps are not as percise

instead maybe make the player faster every time they get an item to really emphasize the buildup in gameplay

with their speed they can make jumps they couldn't before to unlock new paths

If you do that you have a really really solid 5 minute experience I'd love to see at the top of Itch.io

I was great. It needs polish but if you work on the game for like one more day you could make it into something truly special. I have played over 300 game jam games and without a doubt this is the second best I have ever played.

Once I got the hang of it I really enjoyed it! You have a solid concept but you really need to communicate your instructions in your game page. The Time Travel aspect really gave this entry a unique vibe since you essentially played 2 RTS's  at once until they merged which saved me twice in my play through. The visuals and mechanics were impressive for a jam game and although difficult to get the hang of nothing felt unbalanced. Good job!

Masterpiece of our time! Stop the competition we have a winner! Stop creating games for nothing can dethrone the one true work of art!

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and how the game developed! (but knowing there is a second ending I haven't found is driving me nuts!! Developer hint maybe? ;)

Developer here with an extremely late reply! Thank you for playing and providing feedback. The air dash must have glitched and having more lines for the Narrator would have been great. We did not have time to optimize for other PC's but aside from that I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks!

Thanks! You have reminded me I have forgotten to respond to the comments on between the worlds ( I should go do that now ) XD

Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

Thanks!

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Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

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Sorry for late feedback but feedback is still feedback I guess?

I enjoyed the game I just think the journey to the end of the desert should have been shorter, because if you are giving a player super meat boy level difficulty they shouldn't have to repeat that much when dying.

Anyway one thing I do want to mention is I'm going to make a Game Jam Spotlight Video on my favorite games from this jam on my Game Design Analysis Channel Etra Games in a few days! So here's a shameless plug to my Youtube channel if you want to be notified of when the video releases! :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Vj46GGL9VMUvd4YTMtjXg

Sorry wrong link I updated the post with the correct link!

Hey I know this is a bit late but feedback is feedback I guess?

I enjoyed the game once I figured out what to do. The key reason I was confused was becuase of the controls 

"WASD to move the camera around. Left click to interact with buttons. Right click to use ECONOMAN POWERS."

Sure they told you what buttons to press, but not what they did nor was the goal of the game ever explained. Overall I still enjoyed it just try to be more clear on your next submission, because you obviously have the programming skills to make something great!

Anyway one thing I do want to mention is I'm going to make a Game Jam Spotlight Video on my favorite games from this jam on my Game Design Analysis Channel Etra Games in a few days! So here's a shameless plug to my Youtube channel if you want to be notified of when the video releases! :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/etragames

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(Sorry for late feedback but feedback is still feedback I guess?) The sniping was a bit off but I really enjoyed the indoor sections where you strategized using the gun, grenades, or stealth and your knife. It felt really nice and keeping variety in combat sections made the entry feel fresh at each moment! Other than the obvious graphical and polish upgrades I really enjoyed it!


Anyway one thing I do want to mention is I'm going to make a Game Jam Spotlight Video on my favorite games from this jam on my Game Design Analysis Channel Etra Games in a few days! So here's a shameless plug to my Youtube channel if you want to be notified of when the video releases! :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Vj46GGL9VMUvd4YTMtjXg

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(Sorry for late feedback but feedback is feedback I guess?) The game looked and sounded great but other than jumping pits there was no variety or change in scale two very important principals in game design. Here's a video about what I mean but your work in every other aspect of the game is great!

Video about Variety and Scale: 

Anyway one thing I do want to mention is I'm going to make a Game Jam Spotlight Video on my favorite games from this jam on my Game Design Analysis Channel Etra Games in a few days! So here's a shameless plug to my Youtube channel if you want to be notified of when the video releases! :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Vj46GGL9VMUvd4YTMtjXg

Heh heh loved this games variety of weapons and concept. Is the ending always supposed to be death cause I committed genocide and nothing happened.

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(Sorry for Late Feedback but Feedback is Feedback I guess?) The game is atmospheric but so confusing because of the fog. I played for 20 minutes and gave up cause I couldn't find the stairs. I think you could easily fix this by providing an optional minimap to players. Especially one that fits over the screen transparently to not take away from the amazing atmosphere you three created! 

Anyway one thing I do want to mention is I'm going to make a Game Jam Spotlight Video on my favorite games from this jam on my Game Design Analysis Channel Etra Games in a few days! So here's a shameless plug to my Youtube channel if you want to be notified of when the video releases! :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Vj46GGL9VMUvd4YTMtjXg