Nice work. That's a pretty fun gameplay loop.
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Yeah you wouldn't want to just walk straight through the trees. Maybe you could reduce the friction so the player would hit the tree but it would just slow them down a bit rather than making them full stop. Also forgot to say we like the music!
Nice, really like the concept and gameplay. I was definitely playing more like a horror game than and exploration game. Carefully creeping around trying to locate enemies before they noticed me and came in for the kill. It was pretty tense.
Really nice man. There was a few points early on where I thought about stopping, wondering if there was much left to see anyway. But, I'm really glad I stuck it out. Once you figure which direction leads to the first objective it all flows really nicely. I'm being vague cause I don't want to spoil anything. I initially felt like you die too easily but looking back it feels about right.
Rascal on the run (Trailer below)
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For GMTK's genre minus mechanic jam(our 2nd ever jam), we made a run and gun platformer with a shield instead of a gun. Utilize a weighty jump to avoid and the shield to deflect projectiles. Deflected projectiles can be launched back at enemies clearing the path to victory in 24 short levels.
How this jam helped us as developers on our full time project:
The main way that doing game jams has helped us is by forcing us to lessen the scope. It's so fun and easy to let your imagination run wild, especially the more skilled you become. Each lesson you learn opening up new possibilities.
This jam in particular let us experiment with some different ways of implementing the jump into a platformer. The jump being the defining factor in most platformers, we were able to further our understanding of how jumping works in terms of code and design.
We also spent a lot of time working on a new more dynamic camera controller which we sadly weren't able to use in the end as we decided to go with a single screen per level. However, we now have the knowledge and experience to implement a better camera into our main project. We also learned how to implement a simple screen shake effect using unity's animation window!
Thank you if you read all or some of this! Please try out our game and offer some feedback. We'd love to do the same for you. And if you want to become a better developer you should definitely do game jams.
Sooooo that's three votes for un-child that camera. We were working on some other options for the camera initially but didn't have time to implement them. Might as well now though.
The moon is the perfect place for cats to do their business! It's all sand and holes.