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In terms of tips and guides... almost all of my (tiny) programming knowledge comes from searching Google or watching Youtube videos on certain things so that's one way to start. Chosing a rather simple engine like Unity helps as well as there are a ton of resources out there to start making games. Unity has some good tutorials on their own page, but there are also Youtubers like Brackeys who are more aimed at beginners (and helped me a lot).
But no matter what software you choose to make games, if you do not have any prior knowledge I'd definitely recommend doing some of the basic tutorials first to understand the core concepts (how do I navigate the software, how do I structure a project, some basic scripting) before starting a "real" project from your own ideas. From there, it's basically just asking questions and trying to find the answers (mostly through Google & reading the documention & try stuff). Hope this helps!
Thank you! To be honest I haven’t played many virtual novels so far, maybe I should start doing so as well. And yes, definitely try making one, it‘s fun!
I started making this game on December 27th and basically worked on it nonstop until release (with a few hours of sleep). Glad I was off from work for these days! 😊 The base ideas were in my mind for a long time now though.
Glad you liked it!
Hey thanks for playing and taking the time to write so much feedback! It really helps me to see where I can improve and how certain things work or don't work with different players. Some of your criticisms were also expressed by other players and I answered them here in the comments. Thanks for the thumbs up!
.. and whoa - 9 hours! Wow! That's long! Glad you sticked with it and finished :)
Hey there, thanks for playing! That's some great feedback, I agree with most of it, especially the horizontal handles. I wanted to design them differently for the reasons you mentioned, but time was running out, so I sticked with a non-ideal, but working solution.
Thanks for taking the time to write such detailed feedback! :)
Thanks for the kind words and the feedback! I see how the minimal story might not be rewarding for each player. I wanted to tell the story without words so people from all backgrounds can follow along. It might be too minimal, but I also received some positive feedback about this. I think even if, like you said, the puzzles overwhelm the story bits, the game still works as a puzzle game. But yeah, I'm sure it could be done in a better way. :)
hey thanks for playing and making a video! Sorry you got confused there for a bit. One takeaway from my games so far is that I should learn how to make better tutorials :)
I‘m will think about making the first levels easier, because I saw a few people now who played to the rocket level and then stopped, which is obviously not what I want as there are many levels coming after that.
hey thanks again! A small tutorial is now implemented as you were completely right on this! I hope you continue playing when you don‘t have to be so quiet anymore ;)
Btw: I just wanted to say that you are generally very good at giving critique and point out relevant things that would make a game better, keep it up!
I decided to hide it from my page. It‘s still online and you can find it when you search for it and probably through the Wizard Jam 5 submissions. I’m still proud of it and like a lot of bits and pieces from it and when I had the time I‘d definitely want to get back to it and expand or„remaster“ it, it just doesn‘t fit the other games I made, I think, so that‘s why it’s currently not visible :)